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


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Power distribution system using ac/dc ring configuration
Eaton Corporation
October 12, 2017 - N°20170294782

A power distribution system includes at least two dc buses and at least two ac buses and a plurality of converter units interconnecting the dc buses and the ac buses in a ring. The system may further include one or more ac power sources (e. G., utility feeds, engine-generator sets, etc) connected to selected ones of the ac buses and/...
Solid oxide fuel cell stack
Ngk Spark Plug Co., Ltd.
October 12, 2017 - N°20170294673

A fuel cell stack having a structure in which a plurality of single fuel cells c(1) and a plurality of interconnectors (5) are disposed alternately between a pair of end members and such that a junction member j composed of an elastic member (20) and an electrically conductive member (21) is disposed in a space (3a) formed between a first end member (3) and ...
Electrolyte film for fuel cell
Ngk Spark Plug Co., Ltd.
October 12, 2017 - N°20170294670

(solution) an electrolyte film for fuel cells, the electrolyte film comprising a polymeric electrolyte and a polytetrafluoroethylene (ptfe) porous film, characterized in that a material having an elastic modulus higher than that of the material constituting the ptfe porous film is composited on the inside surfaces of pores of the ptfe porous film, and the composited ptfe porous film has ...
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Power generator having reference pressure chamber
Honeywell International Inc.
October 12, 2017 - N°20170294668

A device includes a case having a surface with a perforation and a first cavity containing a gas generating fuel. A first membrane is supported by the case inside the first cavity. The first membrane has an impermeable valve plate positioned proximate the perforation. The first membrane is water vapor permeable and gas impermeable and flexes responsive to a difference ...
Method of determining hydrogen deficiency and device for determining hydrogen deficiency
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
October 12, 2017 - N°20170294667

A method of determining hydrogen deficiency of a fuel cell having a plurality of cell groups includes a reference value storage step of storing, as a reference value, a value of impedance in a state where hydrogen-off gas is discharged from the fuel cell and hydrogen gas and oxidant gas are supplied, a measured value calculation step of calculating a ...
Method for controlling startup of fuel cell vehicle
Kia Motors Corporation
October 12, 2017 - N°20170294666

A method for controlling startup of a fuel cell vehicle is provided. The method includes starting to adjust supply of hydrogen and air to a fuel cell and setting a control voltage of a side of a main bus end of a converter disposed between the main bus end and a high-voltage battery to a predetermined lowest control voltage. An ...
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Power supply apparatus, power supply system, and power supply method
Kyocera Corporation
October 12, 2017 - N°20170294663

A power supply apparatus configured to control output power from a fuel cell module that generates power using combustion gas includes a controller that, during operation in parallel with other power supply apparatuses that supply output power from other fuel cell modules to a load, controls the output power from one fuel cell module among the fuel cell module and ...
Apparatus operation plan creation device, apparatus operation plan creation method, and apparatus operation plan creation ...
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
October 12, 2017 - N°20170293869

An apparatus operation plan creation device according to an embodiment includes a power generation quantity predictor, a power demand predictor, a hot water demand predictor, an estimator, a decider, a calculator, and a plan creator. The power generation quantity predictor predicts a quantity of power generation. The power demand predictor predicts a quantity of power demand. The hot water demand ...
Flex-fuel hydrogen reformer for ic engines and gas turbines
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
October 12, 2017 - N°20170292446

To improve thermal efficiency of a mobile vehicle or a distributed power generator, portion of the reformate from the storage vessels is used to mix with the primary fuels and air as part of a lean burn fuel mixture for the engine/gas turbine. Also, this on-board flex-fuel h2 reforming apparatus can provide h2 to regenerate the nox and diesel ...
Aircraft galley and lavatory disinfection
Mag Aerospace Industries, Llc
October 12, 2017 - N°20170290935

Embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for disinfection of aircraft galleys and lavatories and other surfaces. The embodiments may use uv light sources and/or a disinfection unit powered by a fuel cell or other external power source.
Connector device including planar member with slits to receive electrical tabs of fuel cell stack
Intelligent Energy Limited
October 05, 2017 - N°20170288351

An electrical connection system for cell voltage monitoring in a fuel cell stack. A fuel cell stack assembly comprises a plurality of fuel cells disposed in a stacked configuration, each cell substantially parallel to an x-y plane and including an electrical tab extending laterally from an edge of a plate in the cell in the x-direction to form an array ...
Fuel cell stack with tension device
Ford Global Technologies, Llc
October 05, 2017 - N°20170288254

The invention relates to a fuel cell stack having a cell stack of mutually adjacently arranged individual cells and a tension device for compressing the cell stack. Each individual cell has two electrode layers and an electrolyte layer arranged between the electrode layers. The tension device contains at least one tension element, which extends from one end of the cell ...
Generation of electricity and other value-added products from culled tomatoes in microbially catalyzed electrochemical systems
South Dakota Board Of Regents
October 05, 2017 - N°20170288252

The united states faces significant environmental burden to treat and transport ˜0. 61 billion kg of defective tomatoes (culled tomatoes) every year. The present disclosure provides for the treatment and processing of culled tomatoes in microbial-electrochemical systems, using the microbial fuel cell as a model reactor. The fundamental differences between the long-term oxidative behavior of unprocessed culled tomatoes compared to ...
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Electrolyte material, liquid composition and membrane/electrode assembly for polymer electrolyte fuel cell
Panasonic Corporation
October 05, 2017 - N°20170288249

To use an electrolyte material which is formed of a polymer (h) obtained by converting precursor groups in a polymer (f) having structural units (a) based on a perfluoromonomer having a precursor group represented by the formula (g1), structural units (b) represented by the formula (u2), and structural units (c) based on tetrafluoroethylene, wherein the proportion of the structural units (...
Membrane electrode assembly and solid oxide fuel cell
Panasonic Corporation
October 05, 2017 - N°20170288248

A membrane electrode assembly includes an electrode consisting of lanthanum strontium cobalt complex oxide or consisting of a composite of lanthanum strontium cobalt complex oxide and an electrolyte material, and a first solid electrolyte membrane represented by a composition formula of bazr1-xybxo3-δ (0<x<1). The electrode is in contact with the first solid ...
Fuel cell system
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
October 05, 2017 - N°20170288246

An object of the present invention is to provide a fuel cell system for preventing carbon deposition in a fuel cell stack to be supplied with reformed gas. A fuel cell system 10a of the present invention includes a partial oxidation reformer 22 for partially oxidizing raw fuel to produce carbon monoxide and hydrogen, a shift reactor 23 for shift reacting the ...
Fuel cell purging control method
Hyundai Motor Company
October 05, 2017 - N°20170288245

A fuel cell purging control method for controlling hydrogen purge of a fuel cell including a stack having an anode and a cathode, an air supply device having an air supply line supplying air to the cathode of the stack, a back pressure adjusting valve adjusting back pressure of the air supply device, and a hydrogen supply device supplying hydrogen ...
Proton exchange membrane fuel cell
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
October 05, 2017 - N°20170288244

The disclosure relates to a proton exchange membrane fuel cell. The fuel cell includes: a container, wherein the container includes a reacting room, a fuel room connected to the reacting room through a fuel inputting hole, a fuel inputting door located on the fuel inputting hole, a waste collecting room connected to the reacting room through a waste outputting hole, ...
Proton exchange membrane fuel cell
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
October 05, 2017 - N°20170288242

The disclosure relates to a proton exchange membrane fuel cell. The fuel cell includes: a container, wherein the container includes a reacting room, a fuel room connected to the reacting room through a fuel inputting hole, a fuel inputting door located on the fuel inputting hole, a waste collecting room connected to the reacting room through a waste outputting hole, ...
Centrifugal compressor
Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Jidoshokki
October 05, 2017 - N°20170288241

A centrifugal compressor includes a housing that accommodates an impeller. The housing includes a motor housing, a speed-increasing gear housing, and a compressor housing. The compressor housing has a suction port through which air is drawn in. The compressor housing includes a cylindrical main body, a cylindrical boss, and a fitting portion having a shape of a truncated cone. The ...
Fuel cell power generation module
Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Jidoshokki
October 05, 2017 - N°20170288240

A fuel cell power generation module includes a fuel cell stack body combined with a reformer, a burner, and a plate-type evaporator that are sequentially top-down stacked and assembled into a detachable power generation module, a gas-water separator to recycle mixed fuel that is not completely reacted with the fuel cell stack body, and a part of the recycled fuel ...
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