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Fuel cell vehicle and moving body

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Method and system for controlling power of fuel cell vehicle

Method and system for controlling power of fuel cell vehicle

Date/App# patent app List of recent Fuel Cell Vehicle-related patents
10/02/14
20140295307
 Fuel cell system patent thumbnailFuel cell system
A fuel cell system comprises: noise detection means for detecting the magnitude of noise in a driver's cabin of a fuel cell vehicle in which the fuel cell system is installed; and a control apparatus for controlling the operation of auxiliary machines. The control apparatus performs high-potential avoidance control to increase electric power consumed by the auxiliary machines so that a power-generation voltage of a fuel cell 1 becomes equal to or lower than a predetermined value, based on noise detected by the noise detection means..
10/02/14
20140295305
 Fuel cell vehicle and moving body patent thumbnailFuel cell vehicle and moving body
A data signal accurately reflecting the actual state of a storage vessel is sent to a station side. A fuel cell system (1) includes a hydrogen supply line (32) that connects a tank main body (311) and a fuel cell stack (2), and a main stop valve provided to the hydrogen supply line (32).
09/25/14
20140288737
 Method and system for controlling power of fuel cell vehicle patent thumbnailMethod and system for controlling power of fuel cell vehicle
A method of controlling power of the fuel cell vehicle includes dividing an expected driving path of the fuel cell vehicle into a plurality of sections and setting the plurality of sections according to a gradient, and comparing whether a predicted battery state of charge variation is within a battery charging/discharging allowance range for each of the plurality of divided sections the method further includes comparing predicted power with a predetermined maximum allowance power for each of the plurality of divided sections, and setting the plurality of divided sections as a battery charging/discharging prohibition section and a battery charging/discharging allowance section in advance according to a result of the comparison of the predicted battery state of charge variation and the predicted power.. .
09/18/14
20140277880
 Moving body patent thumbnailMoving body
A fuel cell vehicle is provided that can perform communicative filling only in a case in which it is possible to perform communicative filling appropriately. The vehicle includes: a pressure sensor and temperature sensor; a communication system that transmits data signals generated based on the outputs of these sensors; a battery; a lidded box that protects a hydrogen feed port; a lid switch; and a communicative filling ecu that activates the communication system after the lid has been opened.
09/11/14
20140255810
 Fuel cell power control by offset estimation patent thumbnailFuel cell power control by offset estimation
A system and method for managing power flow in a fuel cell vehicle. The method provides a difference between a power limit signal and an actual power signal to a pi controller to generate a power offset signal.
09/04/14
20140249959
 Vehicle evaluation device and vehicle evaluation method patent thumbnailVehicle evaluation device and vehicle evaluation method
Various forms of vehicle driving energy are provided for vehicles, such as gasoline vehicle, hybrid vehicle, ethanol vehicle, electric vehicle and fuel cell vehicle. In such circumstances, an index is desired by vehicle purchasers, which has a viewpoint on the benefit to be obtained by using an electricity storing section of a vehicle for other than running the vehicle, and with which the economic efficiencies of those vehicles can be more clearly compared/examined, in the correlation between the prices of the abovementioned vehicles using various vehicle drive energy modes, and the fuel consumption and the drive energy consumption costs thereof.
09/04/14
20140247053
 Method of utilizing power transistor of fuel cell stack diagnostic system patent thumbnailMethod of utilizing power transistor of fuel cell stack diagnostic system
A method and an apparatus using a power transistor in a fuel cell stack diagnostic system provides an apparatus using a power transistor in a fuel cell stack diagnostic system. The apparatus includes a regenerative braking detector that detects regenerative braking of a fuel cell vehicle equipped with a fuel cell stack diagnostic system; a voltage rise determiner that determines whether a voltage rise due to regenerative braking of a fuel cell vehicle is a predetermined value or more; and a power transistor controller that controls an ac signal generator so that the voltage due to the regenerative braking is discharged by the power transistor, when the voltage rise due to regenerative braking determined by the voltage rise determiner is a predetermined value or more..
08/14/14
20140224562
 Fuel cell vehicle patent thumbnailFuel cell vehicle
An object of the present invention is to efficiently mount a fuel cell system below a floor of a vehicle rear portion and to protect the fuel cell system when a forward impact force acts on a vehicle rear portion. To achieve this, a fuel cell vehicle in which a fuel cell system includes a gas tank is configured to store a fuel gas and a fuel cell unit formed by integrating a fuel cell stack, an intake duct, and an exhaust duct, the gas tank is disposed in a space below a rear floor connected to a front floor via a vertical wall portion and adjacent to the vertical wall portion, and the fuel cell unit is disposed behind the gas tank.
07/03/14
20140185243
 Heat sink-integrated double-sided cooled power module patent thumbnailHeat sink-integrated double-sided cooled power module
A power module for an inverter that is used in an eco-friendly vehicle, such as a hybrid vehicle, an electrical vehicle, or a fuel cell vehicle, i.e., a heat sink-integrated double-sided cooled power module in which cooling efficiency is maximized by adopting a double-sided direct cooling method that uses a heat sink manufactured by an extrusion method. In particular, the heat sink is disposed in upper and lower portions of the power module, and direct bonding materials (dbms) are deposited between the upper and lower heat sinks where a chip is interposed between the dbms.
07/03/14
20140184121
 Motor torque control apparatus and method patent thumbnailMotor torque control apparatus and method
A motor torque control apparatus and method are provided for reducing jolting and noise caused by an acceleration or tip-in operation in an electric or fuel cell vehicle and for improving response to acceleration by the acceleration or tip-in operation. The motor torque control apparatus includes a limiter operative to limit a slew rate of a final torque signal applied to a motor of the vehicle based on a maximum slew rate selected from one of two previously-input slew rate variable maps.
07/03/14
20140183940
Emergency start device of fuel cell vehicle
An emergency start device of a fuel cell vehicle having a motor as a driving source is provided and includes a fuel cell that supplies power to a motor and an air blower that supplies air to the fuel cell. A high voltage battery supplies power to the air blower and a direct current (dc) converter increases an output of the high voltage battery to transfer the output to the air blower.
06/26/14
20140176081
Boost control method and system for boost converter
A boost control method and system for a boost converter by which a stability of parts is secured when a fuel cell vehicle is started up, and the number of parts is reduced by eliminating an additional hardware construction such as a pre-charge relay. The boost control method includes analyzing a battery state before a boost, and determining a normal state and when the battery state is normal, a processor executes a first boost mode via the boost converter to primarily boost up a voltage of a bus terminal.
06/19/14
20140172210
Apparatus and method of compensating for motor velocity of fuel cell vehicle
A method and apparatus that compensates for a velocity of a motor of fuel cell vehicle when a resolver is determined to have failed is provided. In particular, a wheel velocity sensor is configured to detect a wheel velocity of a driving wheel, and an abs controller is configured to calculate an average wheel velocity and transmit the calculated average to a fuel cell controller (fcu).
06/19/14
20140170530
Fuel cell vehicle
A fuel cell vehicle includes a fuel cell, a storage device, a receptacle, a housing, and a vehicle side communication device. The housing has a bottom wall recessed from a surface of a body of the fuel cell vehicle by a predetermined depth.
06/19/14
20140167712
Method and apparatus for controlling converter in full cell vehicle
A method and apparatus for controlling a converter of a fuel cell vehicle that uses a power control value generated based on an inverter dc terminal voltage as a reference value, and generates a current reference signal based on the reference value is provided. More specifically, the method and apparatus output a final reference signal that generates a pulse width modulation (pwm) signal by compensating for the current reference signal based on output terminal current of the converter.
06/19/14
20140167658
Method of controlling air blower of fuel cell vehicle
A system and a method of controlling a blower of a vehicle. The method includes detecting, by a controller, a turning of a key to an off position of the vehicle.
06/12/14
20140157819
Apparatus for supplying air of fuel cell vehicle
An apparatus that efficiently supplies air to a fuel cell within a vehicle. In particular, a compressor compresses air and supplies a first portion of the compressed air to an evaporator and a second portion to a heat exchanger.
05/01/14
20140120438
Systems and methods for enhancing fuel cell vehicle startup
Methods and systems for enhancing the performance of fuel cells in fuel cell vehicles. Some embodiments comprise a current control module for controlling the application of a load to the fuel cell and a voltage monitoring module for monitoring one or more voltages within the fuel cell.
05/01/14
20140117104
Air conditioner for vehicle
An air conditioner for a vehicle includes: a heater core which heats air for air-conditioning by using cooling water of a cooling circuit which cools a fuel cell of a fuel cell vehicle or an engine of a hybrid car as a heat source; a heat exchanger arranged upstream of the heater core in a flow of the air for air-conditioning to heat the air for air-conditioning by using refrigerant which flows through a heat pump cycle as a heat source; and a control part which controls operation of the heat pump cycle in a manner that a target temperature of the air for air-conditioning heated by the heat exchanger is changed in accordance with a temperature of the cooling water.. .
04/24/14
20140113161
Fuel cell vehicle
A fuel cell vehicle (1) includes: a fuel cell (11); a storage battery (17); a power control unit (10), electrically connected to the fuel cell (11) and the storage battery (17), for controlling electric power in the vehicle (1); a power distribution unit (16), provided on an electrical path between the storage battery (17) and the power control unit, for distributing the electric power from the storage battery; and power-generation auxiliary machines (15) which are electrically connected to the power distribution unit (16) and to which the electric power, distributed by the power distribution unit (16), is supplied for performing operation for electric power generation by the fuel cell (11). The power distribution unit (16) and the power control unit (10) are connected directly without use of a harness..
04/03/14
20140093805
Solid oxide fuel cell stack with uniform flow distribution structure and metal sealing member
9. A fuel cell vehicle comprising the fuel cell system of claim 8..
03/27/14
20140089064
Systems and methods for transferring electrical energy between vehicles
Motor vehicles may need to exchange electrical energy. The vehicles may negotiate a quantity to be transferred, a price for the transferred energy, transfer parameters for the exchange, and/or the like.
03/27/14
20140088804
Systems and methods for transferring electrical energy between vehicles
Motor vehicles may need to exchange electrical energy. At least one vehicle may determine a target charge state.
03/20/14
20140080024
Electric power supply system
There are provided: a power supply provided with a fuel cell; a fuel cell vehicle; an inverter device capable of supplying electric power that is supplied from the fuel cell to an external load; a radiator; a radiator fan; a dryness detection device that detects a dry condition of the fuel cell; and an ecu that control supply of electric power to the external load. The ecu drives the radiator fan when the dryness detection device detects dryness of the fuel cell while electric power is being supplied from the fuel cell to the external load..
03/20/14
20140080022
Apparatus and method for managing fuel cell vehicle system
Provided are an apparatus and a method for managing a fuel cell vehicle system, and more particularly, an apparatus and a method for managing a fuel cell vehicle system capable of optimally maintaining a driving method based on environmental information and product information.. .
02/27/14
20140057189
Fuel cell startup apparatus and method
Disclosed is a fuel cell startup apparatus and method, particularly, a fuel cell startup method, by which in an emergency situation such as when a high-voltage battery mounted on a fuel cell vehicle is completely discharged, fuel cell startup can be achieved without assistance of a high-voltage power source. To this end, an air supply port, which is connected to an emergency air supplier, is formed on an air supply line configured to supply air to a cathode of a fuel cell stack, and the emergency air supplier supplies the air to the fuel cell stack when complete discharge of a high-voltage battery and is removably engaged to the air supply port..
02/27/14
20140055123
Motor power simulating apparatus for fuel cell power module evaluation
Disclosed is a motor power simulating apparatus for fuel cell power module evaluation that accurately reflects real world characteristics of a fuel cell vehicle. More particularly, the power simulating apparatus disclosed herein includes a fuel cell power module, a ripple current generator, and an electronic load device, the ripple current generator connected to the fuel cell power module and the electronic load device to accurately simulate power output from a fuel cell of a fuel cell vehicle under real world conditions..
02/27/14
20140054296
Rear integration of a suspension system and fuel tanks in fuel cell vehicles
A fuel cell powered vehicle fuel storage system is disclosed having a suspension system, a fuel tank, and a support system, wherein the suspension system, fuel tank, and support system cooperate to carry vehicle structural loads and the reaction loads of the suspension system and to maximize a volume of the fuel tank.. .
02/13/14
20140045090
Fuel cell vehicle
An object is to supply a sufficient amount of air to a fuel cell stack in a fuel cell vehicle when the fuel cell stack is mounted below a floor, the fuel cell stack configured to draw in air through an intake duct and discharge air to the exterior through an exhaust duct. An air introduction surface (26) faces upward or downward in a vehicle upper and lower direction, an intake passage portion (30) of the intake duct (28) extends along the air introduction surface (26) and vertical walls (31, 32) of left and right end portions of the fuel cell stack (11) while a pair of air introduction ports (33, 34) opens in left and right end portions of the intake passage portion (30), and an exhaust passage portion (39) of the exhaust duct (29) extends along an air discharge surface (27) and vertical walls (40, 41) of front and rear end portions of the fuel cell stack (11) while a pair of air discharge ports (42, 43) opens in front and rear end portions of the exhaust passage portion (39)..
02/06/14
20140038072
Device and method for detecting coolant level in thermal management system for fuel cell vehicle
Disclosed are a device and method for detecting the coolant level in a thermal management system for a fuel cell vehicle, which can accurately and rapidly detect the lack of coolant using a detection value of a pressure sensor. That is, the present invention provides a device and method for detecting the coolant level in a thermal management system for a fuel cell vehicle, which can accurately and rapidly monitor the lack of coolant by calculating in real time the lack of coolant based on a change in slope value and a change in amplitude of a detection value of a pressure sensor according to the flow of coolant while the pressure sensor is mounted in a coolant line connected to an inlet of a fuel cell stack and a reservoir is connected to a pressure cap of a radiator..
01/23/14
20140020968
Fuel cell vehicle
An object of the present invention is to efficiently heat a vehicle cabin of a fuel cell vehicle by utilizing heat of air discharged from a fuel cell stack. In a fuel cell vehicle in which an exhaust duct configured to discharge air from a fuel cell stack is arranged below a floor, the exhaust duct includes: a lower surface wall facing at least a lower surface of the floor with a predetermined gap therebetween; and a pair of side walls extending from right and left side portions of the lower surface wall toward the lower surface of the floor, and the floor is configured to be heated by the air flowing in the exhaust duct..
12/26/13
20130344410
System and method for operating fuel cell system
Disclosed is a system and method for operating a fuel cell system, which improves durability of a fuel cell stack by purging oxygen diffusing into an air electrode of the fuel cell stack while the fuel cell vehicle is parking. That is, the present invention provides a system and method for operating a fuel cell system, which prevents an interface between oxygen and hydrogen from forming at an anode by periodically supplying hydrogen to a cathode to purge oxygen when the oxygen concentration is greater than a predetermined level to prevent oxygen in the air from diffusing into the cathode while parking the fuel cell vehicle, thus preventing durability of a membrane electrode assembly of a fuel cell stack from deteriorating..
12/26/13
20130341114
Fuel cell vehicle
In a fuel cell vehicle, the power generation amount of a fuel cell into which air is introduced from a front side of a vehicle and from which air is discharged to a rear side of the vehicle is increased while the fuel cell is protected when an impact force acts on the vehicle. A fuel cell case (24) is arranged in a cage-shaped sub frame (32) surrounding a front, rear, left, and right side portions of the fuel cell case (24), a drive unit (7) formed by coupling a drive motor (5) and a gear box (6) to each other is joined to a rear side portion of the sub frame (32), and left and right end portions of the sub frame (32) and the drive unit (7) are supported on a vehicle body (15) respectively by mounting devices (33, 34, 35)..
12/05/13
20130323540
Fuel cell system and vehicle equipped with the same
The invention aims to reduce degradation of the power generation performance of a fuel cell during a prolonged high load operation with high effectiveness. A fuel cell vehicle correlates the dryness of an electrolyte membrane to the cell temperature, while performing power generation control of a fuel cell based on a power demand for a driving motor.
11/21/13
20130306387
Fuel cell vehicle
This fuel cell vehicle comprises a dc-dc converter constituted of a power input portion, reactors, and switching circuit sections. Connecting portions of the power input portion to the reactors and connecting portions of the reactors to the switching circuit sections in the dc-dc converter are all arranged side by side along a forward-backward direction of the vehicle, and arranged in this state on the side of one side surface of the dc-dc converter on one of the right side and left side of the vehicle..
11/14/13
20130303070
Intake device for fuel cell vehicle
In an intake device for a fuel cell vehicle in which an intake duct supplies air to a fuel cell housed in a fuel cell case as a reaction gas, the intake duct includes a pair of top and bottom walls and a pair of left and right side walls, the top wall curves downward while extending from a front face of the fuel cell case toward the front side of vehicle, and an air introduction port opening toward a lower side of the vehicle is formed between a lower end portion of the top wall and a front end portion of the bottom wall.. .
11/14/13
20130302720
Exhaust device of fuel cell vehicle
To achieve smooth drawing of air into a fuel cell, the air-flow resistance of an exhaust passage is reduced and intrusion of water into an exhaust duct is prevented. In the present invention, in an exhaust device of a fuel cell vehicle, an exhaust chamber is attached to a lower surface of the front hood, the exhaust duct extends upward in a vertical direction from a rear portion of a fuel cell case, an exhaust port at an upper end of the exhaust duct opens to an interior of the exhaust chamber, a penetrating hole through which the inside of the exhaust chamber communicates with the outside space, is formed in the front hood in a portion in front of the exhaust port in a vehicle front and rear direction, the penetrating hole is covered with a cover, and an opening portion opening toward a rear side of the vehicle and being positioned above and away from an upper surface of the front hood, is formed in the cover..
11/07/13
20130295478
Device and method for detecting coolant level in thermal management system for fuel cell vehicle
Disclosed are a device and method for detecting the coolant level in a thermal management system for a fuel cell vehicle, which can accurately and rapidly detect the lack of coolant using a detection value of a pressure sensor. That is, the present invention provides a device and method for detecting the coolant level in a thermal management system for a fuel cell vehicle, which can accurately and rapidly monitor the lack of coolant by calculating in real time the lack of coolant based on a change in slope value and a change in amplitude of a detection value of a pressure sensor according to the flow of coolant while the pressure sensor is mounted in a coolant line connected to an inlet of a fuel cell stack and a reservoir is connected to a pressure cap of a radiator..
10/17/13
20130270484
Compact pressure swing reformer
Embodiments of a compact pressure swing reformer are disclosed. Certain embodiments have a construction comprising multiple rotating reformer beds, high temperature rotary valves at the bed ends, and e-seals to seal the beds to the valves.
09/26/13
20130252525
Control method for ress fan operation in a vehicle
A method of controlling the ventilation system for an energy source in a fuel cell vehicle is disclosed, which includes an hvac system, a fluid reserve, and a rechargeable energy storage system (ress), capable of controlling a temperature of the ress to militate against damage to or a shortened life of the battery, while maximizing vehicle durability, efficiency, performance, and passenger comfort.. .
09/26/13
20130252116
Model based approach for in-situ wvtd degradation detection in fuel cell vehicles
A method of estimating water vapor transfer unit degradation without having to remove the unit from a fuel cell system to which it cooperates, and a device performing the same. The method includes using a combination of a backward-looking model and a forward-looking model.
09/19/13
20130245871
Outward power supply control apparatus for fuel cell vehicle
An ecu of a control apparatus further alleviates a fluctuation in a power generation amount of a fuel cell stack with respect to the power required by an inverter apparatus, when a power supply circuit configured by each of contactors and a power supply inlet 11a supplies the power to the inverter apparatus compared with when a vehicle is driving. The ecu, when the power supply circuit supplies power to the inverter apparatus, stops the power generation of the fuel cell stack in a case where a remaining capacity in a battery is greater than or equal to a predetermined remaining capacity, and inhibits the fuel cell stack from stopping the power generation in a case where the power supplied to the inverter apparatus by the power supply circuit is greater than or equal to a predetermined power supply amount..
09/19/13
20130244828
Control apparatus for electric vehicle
An ecu selects a power supply mode which controls a power supply to an inverter apparatus, in a case where a fuel cell vehicle is instructed to start-up by an ignition switch and it is detected that a power supply inlet and a power supply connector are fitted together based on voltage of connect signal, and selects a driving mode which controls the driving of the fuel cell vehicle, in a case where the fuel cell vehicle is instructed to start-up by the ignition switch and it is detected that the power supply inlet and the power supply connector are not fitted together based on voltage of connect signal.. .
09/19/13
20130244124
Moving body
A fuel cell vehicle is provided that allows for filling as much fuel gas as possible. The vehicle includes a high-pressure tank, a communication system, a communicative filling ecu that selectively executes communicative filling that transmits a data signal from the communication system to the dispenser and allows hydrogen to be filled by way of the dispenser into the tank at a flowrate dependent on the pressure and the temperature; and non-communicative filling that does not transmit a data signal from the communication system and allows hydrogen to be filled at a predetermined flowrate.
08/15/13
20130211798
Analytic method of fuel consumption optimized hybrid concept for fuel cell systems
A method a system and method for optimizing the power distribution between a fuel cell stack and a high voltage battery in a fuel cell vehicle. The method includes defining a virtual battery hydrogen power for the battery that is based on a relationship between a battery power request from the battery and an efficiency of the battery and defining a virtual stack hydrogen power for the fuel cell stack that is based on a relationship between a stack power request from the fuel cell stack and an efficiency of the fuel cell stack.
08/08/13
20130199660
Communication device activated by fuel door
A communication device or auxiliary ecu is activated when a fuel door of a fuel cell vehicle is open. Upon closing the fuel door, the communication device/ecu is shut off.
07/04/13
20130168167
Air-cooled fuel cell vehicle
An object of the present invention is to increase the vehicle compartment space of a fuel cell vehicle, to reduce the air-flow resistance by extending an exhaust duct straight, and to improve the cooling performance on an air-cooled fuel cell stack by increasing the amount of air introduced into the air-cooled fuel cell stack. For this purpose, an air-cooled fuel cell vehicle includes, at a rear portion of the fuel cell vehicle: a motor configured to drive a rear wheel: an air-cooled fuel cell stack including an air intake section configured to take in air used as a reacting gas and also as a cooling medium, and an air exhaust section configured to discharge an excess reacting gas containing air and hydrogen; an intake duct mounted on the air intake section; and an exhaust duct mounted on the air exhaust section and extending to a rear end portion of the fuel cell vehicle.
07/04/13
20130167525
Apparatus and method to extract more energy efficiently in a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle
An apparatus and a method to extract more energy from liquid hydrogen than the currently used method in hydrogen fuel cells, to harness the energy efficiently, to cool down hot parts of a vehicle while using that heat to power the vehicle and to extract energy from the ambient air to power the vehicle. The apparatus uses simple thermodynamic rules to take advantage of the waste heat generated in the vehicle.
06/13/13
20130146169
Integrated shaped plastic exhaust system for fuel cell vehicles
A shaped plastic exhaust system for a fuel cell vehicle. In one embodiment, the exhaust system employs integrally molded bundle clips that support vehicle brake lines and/or a fuel supply line.
06/06/13
20130143138
Transition metal nitride, separator for fuel cells, fuel cell stack, fuel cell vehicle, method of manufacturing transition metal nitride, and method of manufacturing separator for fuel cells
A transition metal nitride is obtained by a nitriding treatment of a surface of a base material including a transition metal or an alloy of the transition metal, and the transition metal nitride has a crystal structure of an m4n type and a crystal structure of an ε-m2˜3n type, and is formed over a whole area of the surface of the base material and continuously in a depth direction from the surface.. .
06/06/13
20130139997
Air-cooled fuel cell vehicle
The cooling performance on an air-cooled fuel cell and a radiator for cooling electrical equipment is improved in an air-cooled fuel cell vehicle. The air-cooled fuel cell includes: air inlets respectively at both side portions in a vehicle width direction; and air outlets and an exhaust duct at a central portion in the vehicle width direction, the exhaust duct configured to discharge air flowing out of the air outlets to a rear side of the vehicle.
05/16/13
20130120893
Antistatic coating of fuel cell exhaust systems made of plastic
An exhaust system for a fuel cell vehicle that is made of plastic. An inner surface of flow pipes that are part of the exhaust system are coated with a conductive material.
04/18/13
20130094842
Exhaust apparatus of air-cooled fuel cell vehicle
An exhaust apparatus includes a lower side exhaust duct and an upper side exhaust duct which are branched vertically, and in that the lower side exhaust duct is extended toward the lower side of the vehicle from an exhaust outlet portion of the air-cooled fuel cell stack, and the downstream end portion of the lower side exhaust duct is opened at a lower portion of the front compartment, while the upper side exhaust duct is extended toward the upper side of the vehicle from an upper portion of an outer wall of the lower side exhaust duct, the outer wall extending toward the lower side of the vehicle, and the downstream end portion of the upper side exhaust duct is opened between the rear end portion of the front hood and the front end portion of the front window.. .
04/11/13
20130087305
Heating apparatus of fuel cell vehicle
A heating apparatus for a fuel cell vehicle is provided. The apparatus includes a fuel cell for generating electricity by a chemical reaction of oxygen and hydrogen, a cathode exhaust passage through which outside air introduced and supplied to the cathode electrode of the fuel cell so as to be used for the power generation reaction is discharged from the fuel cell, and an anode exhaust passage through which the hydrogen is discharged from the fuel cell.
04/11/13
20130087244
Electrical architecture for passive controller wake-up during refuel
A system and method for waking up a vehicle controller during a hydrogen gas refueling process for a high pressure hydrogen storage tank on a fuel cell vehicle. The system includes a first temperature switch mounted to the high pressure tank and enclosed within an insulation housing for monitoring the temperature within the tank and a second temperature switch for monitoring the temperature of the hydrogen gas at the refuel receptacle, where the second temperature switch is also enclosed within an insulation housing.
03/14/13
20130065148
Cooling system for fuel cell vehicle
Disclosed is a cooling system for a fuel cell vehicle which employs a single integrated radiator disposed on a front side of the vehicle and configured to cool cooling fluid by exchanging heat using exterior air to integrally manage a fuel cell stack and an electrical power apparatus. More specifically, the integrated radiator is divided into a first high temperature region and a second low temperature region according to a flow requirements so that the fuel cell stack is cooled with cooling fluid flowing through the high temperature region and the electrical power apparatus is cooled with cooling fluid flowing through the low temperature region..
03/14/13
20130065090
Fuel cell vehicle
A fuel cell vehicle is provided. The voltage of a fuel cell is fixed, by a dc/dc converter, to a voltage outside an oxidation reduction progress voltage range of the fuel cell.
03/14/13
20130065089
Fuel cell vehicle
A fuel cell vehicle is provided. At the time of regeneration of electric power by a motor, an ecu places a dc/dc converter in a direct connection state under control, and stores electric power in a battery while decreasing oxygen concentration or hydrogen concentration by a gas supply unit to decrease electric power generated by a fuel cell..
03/14/13
20130061952
Rear integration of a suspension system and fuel tanks in fuel cell vehicles
A fuel cell powered vehicle fuel storage system is disclosed having a suspension system, a fuel tank, and a support system, wherein the suspension system, fuel tank, and support system cooperate to carry vehicle structural loads and the reaction loads of the suspension system and to maximize a volume of the fuel tank.. .
03/07/13
20130056291
Fuel cell system for vehicle and fuel cell vehicle
A fuel cell system for a vehicle is provided which can be efficiently arranged under the vehicle floor. The fuel cell system for a vehicle according to the invention comprises, under the vehicle floor: a fuel cell which is supplied with an oxidant gas and a fuel gas and which generates electric power through an electrochemical reaction; an auxiliary device related to the operation of the fuel cell; and a converter that converts electric power generated by the fuel cell, wherein the fuel cell, the auxiliary device and the converter are arranged serially in a front-back direction of the vehicle and the auxiliary device is arranged so as to be adjacent to the fuel cell..
02/28/13
20130048408
Underbody integrated exhaust path for fuel cell vehicles
A fuel cell vehicle is provided with a temperature tolerant exhaust system that eliminates the need for exhaust pipes, pipe routing, support systems, and ground clearance issues. The exhaust system includes a fuel cell exhaust pipe in fluid communication with a fuel cell stack and an exhaust tube.
02/21/13
20130045398
Fuel cell vehicle
A fuel cell vehicle includes under a floor of the vehicle: a fuel cell generating electric power through an electrochemical reaction between reaction gases; a fluid supply/discharge unit for the fuel cell; and a converter converting electric power from the fuel cell, the converter being contained in a center tunnel provided, at a center in a vehicle width direction, so as to be curved toward a cabin along a vehicle axis in a front-back direction, the fuel cell and the unit being arranged on a rear side of the vehicle relative to the converter and arranged in the vehicle width direction, wherein the converter is provided to be offset toward the fuel cell with respect to a centerline of the center tunnel along the vehicle axis and to be offset toward the unit with respect to a centerline of the fuel cell along the vehicle axis.. .
02/07/13
20130034465
Hydrogen sensing device
A hydrogen sensor 150 detects the hydrogen in an exhaust pipe and is installed in a divergent pipe dp. Flowing through the exhaust pipe is off-gas discharged from the fuel cell of a fuel cell vehicle.
01/03/13
20130004883
High-nitrogen stainless steel pipe with high strength, high ductility, and excellent corrosion and heat resistance and process for producing same
Provided is a novel high-nitrogen stainless-steel pipe which is not obtained with any conventional technique, the stainless-steel pipe having high strength, high ductility, and excellent corrosion and heat resistance and being obtained through size reduction of crystal grains and strengthening by slight plastic working besides formation of a gradient structure in which the concentration of solid-solution nitrogen continuously decreases gradually from the surface. Also provided are hollow materials of various shapes and sizes which are formed from the steel pipe and processes for producing the steel pipe and the hollow materials.


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