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Fuel Cell Stack-related patent applications - as published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).


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NEW End cell heater for fuel cell
Hanon Systems
January 18, 2018 - N°20180020506

Provided is an end cell heater for a fuel cell capable of preventing water existing in reaction cells of a fuel cell stack from being frozen to improve initial start ability and initial driving performance of the fuel cell at the time of cold-starting the fuel cell during winter by disposing heaters on end cells disposed at both ends of ...
NEW Method and apparatus for thermal control in a fuel cell
Lg Fuel Cell Systems Inc.
January 18, 2018 - N°20180019487

There is disclosed a method and apparatus for controlling an internal temperature of a fuel cell system. The method and system includes measuring a burner temperature of the high temperature fuel cell system comprising a fuel cell stack and a burner, the fuel cell stack comprising at least one fuel cell. The method further includes comparing the measured burner temperature ...
NEW Control of fuel cell cooling system in a vehicle
Ford Global Technologies, Llc
January 18, 2018 - N°20180019485

A fuel cell system in a vehicle includes a fuel cell stack and a cooling system for cooling the fuel cell stack. The cooling system has a radiator and at least one pump configured to supply coolant to the fuel cell stack. A controller operates the cooling system to actively cool the fuel cell stack while the vehicle is shut ...
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Method for producing a catalytically coated membrane and membrane electrode assembly and fuel cell stack ...
Volkswagen Ag
January 11, 2018 - N°20180013165

The invention relates to a method for producing a catalyst coated membrane (19) for a fuel cell (10), wherein the catalyst coated membrane (19) has a membrane (11) and a catalyst layer (12, 13) of a catalytic material arranged on at least one of its flat sides, as well as a nonrectangular active area (20), which is restricted in one direction by two outer sides (30) opposite one ...
Electrode catalyst, composition for forming gas diffusion electrode, gas diffusion electrode, membrane-electrode assembly, fuel cell ...
N.e. Chemcat Corporation
January 11, 2018 - N°20180013158

To provide electrode catalyst (core-shell catalyst) having an excellent catalyst activity which contributes to lower the cost of the pefc. The electrode catalyst has catalyst particles supported an a support. The catalyst particle has a core part containing simple pd and a shell part containing simple pt. A percentage rc (atom %) of the carbon of the support and a percentage ...
Valve device and system for controlling air flow of fuel cell stack
Kia Motors Corporation
January 11, 2018 - N°20180013157

A valve device for controlling an air flow of a fuel cell stack includes: a housing connected to the fuel cell stack and including a plurality of manifolds formed therein; a disk rotatably provided in the housing to control the air flow of the fuel cell stack; and a central shaft provided at the center of the housing to rotate ...
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Fuel cell system and method for operating the same
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
January 04, 2018 - N°20180006317

A fuel cell system includes a fuel feeder that supplies fuel, a fuel cell stack that generates power through an electrochemical reaction using air and a hydrogen-containing gas generated from the fuel, a temperature sensor that senses the temperature of the fuel cell stack, and a controller. The fuel cell stack has a membrane electrode assembly including an electrolyte membrane ...
Electrode catalyst, gas diffusion electrode-forming composition, gas diffusion electrode, membrane electrode assembly, and fuel cell ...
N.e. Chemcat Corporation
January 04, 2018 - N°20180001305

Provided is an electrode catalyst in which the contents of chlorine (cl) species and bromine (br) species are reduced to a predetermined level or lower, capable of exhibiting sufficient catalyst performance. The electrode catalyst has a core-shell structure including a support, a core part formed on the support and a shell part formed to cover at least a part of ...
Hydrogen fuel cell stack and method for upgrading a hydrogen fuel cell stack
The Boeing Company
December 28, 2017 - N°20170373332

This disclosure relates to a hydrogen fuel cell stack with one or more hydrogen fuel cell (102) having in turn a proton exchange membrane (104), a hydrogen reaction layer (112) and an oxygen reaction layer (116) within a pair of bipolar plates (106). At least a bipolar plate (106) comprises a channel (108) inside for hydrogen inflow. Additionally, this disclosure relates to a method of upgrading a ...
Electric power supply system, mobile object, and electric power supply method
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
December 14, 2017 - N°20170358809

An electric power supply system includes first and second fuel cell stacks, a plurality of fuel tanks, a determination unit configured to determine the state of the first fuel cell stack during operation stop of the first and second fuel cell stacks, and a purging execution unit configured to execute purging by activating the first and second fuel cell stacks ...
Method for starting a fuel cell system and a fuel cell system
Volkswagen Ag
December 07, 2017 - N°20170352901

The invention relates to a starting method for a fuel cell system (100), particularly for an air/air start of the fuel cell system (100). The method enables the reduction of damaging half-cell voltages in the fuel cell stack (10) through voltage limitation by means of a dc voltage converter. The homogeneous flushing of the fuel cell stack (10) required for this takes place ...
End cell heater assembly and fuel cell stack having the same
Kia Motors Corporation
December 07, 2017 - N°20170352900

An end cell heater assembly includes: a case which has a first surface joined to an end plate of a fuel cell stack; a planar heating element installed in an accommodating groove formed in a second surface of the case; a terminal plate which is stacked and interposed between the planar heating element and an end cell of the fuel ...
Cooling system for fuel cells
Intelligent Energy Limited
December 07, 2017 - N°20170352897

A fuel cell stack assembly comprises a stack of fuel cells, each fuel cell having a cooling air conduit with an input/output ventilation aperture disposed on a ventilation face of the stack. The ventilation apertures form an array over said ventilation face of the stack. A first fan is configured to direct air flow through a first portion of ...
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Fuel cell system and operating method thereof
General Electric Company
November 30, 2017 - N°20170346118

A fuel cell system is disclosed, which includes an anode recirculation loop comprising a fuel cell stack for generating power, a flowmeter for measuring a fuel flow rate of a fuel provided into the anode recirculation loop, a current measuring device for measuring a current drawn from the fuel cell stack, a recycle ratio measuring device for measuring a recycle ...
Gas and condensed water discharge system for fuel cell system and control method thereof
Kia Motors Corporation
November 30, 2017 - N°20170346112

Disclosed are a system and a method for discharging a gas and condensed water for a fuel cell system. The gas and condensed water discharge system comprises: a fuel cell stack that includes cathodes and anodes and produces an electric current by an electrochemical reaction of oxygen and hydrogen; a water trap that temporarily stores gases and water discharged from ...
Air control system and method for fuel cell stack system
Ford Global Technologies, Llc
November 23, 2017 - N°20170338500

An airflow control method of an air control system for a fuel cell stack (fcs) includes opening a recirculation valve by a controller to recirculate air through a compressor to increase a temperature of the air prior to entering the fcs to offset a fcs temperature below a predetermined threshold in response to identification to a cold-start event. The recirculation ...
Method of running-in operation of fuel cell
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
November 23, 2017 - N°20170338499

First, a reaction gas is supplied to a fuel cell stack including a laminate of solid polymer electrolyte fuel cells and power generation is performed so that a temperature of the fuel cell stack reaches 65° c. Or higher (heating power generation step). Next, the reaction gas is supplied to the fuel cell stack and the power generation is performed ...
Fuel cell system
Delphi Technologies, Inc.
November 16, 2017 - N°20170331139

A fuel cell system is provided with a fuel cell stack assembly which includes a plurality of fuel cells which convert chemical energy from a fuel into electricity through a chemical reaction with an oxidizing agent, the plurality of fuel cells being stacked together in electrical series; a base member upon which the plurality of fuel cells are stacked such ...
Electrode catalyst, gas diffusion electrode-forming composition, gas diffusion electrode, membrane electrode assembly, and fuel cell ...
N.e. Chemcat Corporation
November 16, 2017 - N°20170331135

Provided is an electrode catalyst in which the contents of chlorine (cl) species and bromine (br) species are reduced to a predetermined level or lower, capable of exhibiting sufficient catalyst performance. The electrode catalyst has a core-shell structure including a support, a core part formed on the support and a shell part formed to cover at least a part of ...
Sofc system and method of operating a sofc system
Htceramix S.a.
November 16, 2017 - N°20170331132

A sofc system having a fuel reformer for reforming a gaseous hydrocarbon stream and steam into a hydrogen rich gas, a solid oxide fuel cell stack including an anode and a cathode for electrochemically reacting the hydrogen rich gas and a cathode air stream to produce electricity, an anode exhaust stream and a cathode depleted air stream. The anode exhaust ...
Method for switching off a fuel cell stack, and fuel cell system
Htceramix S.a.
November 16, 2017 - N°20170331128

(c) separation of the cathode chambers (12) from the environment.
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