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Fuel cell system and its operating method

Toyota Jidosha

Fuel cell system and its operating method

Fuel cell and manufacturing method thereof having integrated membrane electrode assembly and gas diffusion layer

Hyundai Motor

Fuel cell and manufacturing method thereof having integrated membrane electrode assembly and gas diffusion layer

Fuel cell and manufacturing method thereof having integrated membrane electrode assembly and gas diffusion layer

National Tsing Hua University

Fuel cell for improving flow field uniformity and reducing gas pressure loss


Date/App# patent app List of recent Fuel Cell-related patents
07/23/15
20150207512 
 Power supply  controlling power supply system patent thumbnailnew patent Power supply controlling power supply system
A power control device 9 of the present invention includes: a power-supply target value obtaining unit 21 configured to obtain electric power being currently consumed by a load as a power-supply target value; a generated-power detection unit 22 configured to detect a generated-power value generated by a fuel cell 2 with respect to the power-supply target value; a power compensation amount calculation unit 23 configured to calculate a deviation of the generated-power value from the power-supply target value and determine an amount of power compensation to be supplied to the load from a storage cell 6; and an output power control unit 24 configured to determine current transient response characteristics of the storage cell 6, and perform control so that output power from the storage cell 6 becomes equal to the amount of power compensation based on the current transient response characteristics.. .
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.


07/23/15
20150207328 
 Management system, management method, control apparatus, and power generation apparatus patent thumbnailnew patent Management system, management method, control apparatus, and power generation apparatus
An energy management system having a fuel cell apparatus (150) as a power generator that generates power using fuel, and an ems (200) that communicates with the fuel cell apparatus (150). The ems (200) receives messages that indicate a type of the fuel cell apparatus (150), from the fuel cell apparatus (150)..
Kyocera Corporation


07/23/15
20150207166 
 Fuel cell for improving flow field uniformity and reducing gas pressure loss patent thumbnailnew patent Fuel cell for improving flow field uniformity and reducing gas pressure loss
A fuel cell for improving flow field uniformity and reducing gas pressure loss includes a fuel cell stack and a gas input unit. The gas input unit has a gas input passage, an input port, an input baffle plate and at least one perforated plate.
National Tsing Hua University


07/23/15
20150207164 
 Fuel cell patent thumbnailnew patent Fuel cell
A fuel cell includes a membrane electrode assembly, a separator, a reactant gas channel, a reactant gas manifold, and a buffer portion. The buffer portion includes a first buffer region and a second buffer region.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.


07/23/15
20150207163 
 Methods and apparatus of an anode/cathode (a/c) junction fuel cell with solid electrolyte patent thumbnailnew patent Methods and apparatus of an anode/cathode (a/c) junction fuel cell with solid electrolyte
The present invention relates to a fuel cell having an anode; a cathode opposing the anode; a first electrolyte membrane disposed between the anode and the cathode; a second electrolyte membrane disposed between the anode and the cathode; and an a/c junction electrode disposed between the first electrolyte membrane and the second electrolyte membrane, the a/c junction electrode comprising a first gas diffusion layer; a second gas diffusion layer; a current collector disposed between the first gas diffusion layer and the second gas diffusion layer; a first catalyst layer disposed between the first electrolyte membrane and the first gas diffusion layer; and a second catalyst layer disposed between the second electrolyte membrane and the second gas diffusion layer.. .
U.s. Army Research Laboratory Attn: Rdrl-loc-i


07/23/15
20150207162 
 Hydrogen generating apparatus, fuel cell system, and methods of operating them patent thumbnailnew patent Hydrogen generating apparatus, fuel cell system, and methods of operating them
A hydrogen generating apparatus includes a reformer generating hydrogen-containing gas through a reforming reaction, a raw material supplier supplying a raw material to the reformer, a reaction gas supplier supplying reaction gas other than the raw material to the reformer, a hydro-desulfurizer removing a sulfur compound in the raw material supplied to the reformer, a recycle flow passage through which part of the hydrogen-containing gas generated by the reformer is supplied to the hydro-desulfurizer, a closing device that closes the recycle flow passage, and a controller that, when stopping operation, closes the closing device and controls the raw material supplier and the reaction gas supplier such that the raw material and the reaction gas are supplied to the reformer, before a temperature of the reformer drops down to a temperature at which deposition of carbon from the raw material on a reformation catalyst disposed inside the reformer is suppressed.. .
Panasonic Corporation


07/23/15
20150207161 
 Hydrogen generator system with liquid interface patent thumbnailnew patent Hydrogen generator system with liquid interface
A hydrogen generator system and a fuel cell system including the hydrogen generator system are disclosed. The hydrogen generator system includes a replaceable cartridge that is removably contained within the system, and an external pump disposed outside the cartridge housing and configured to pump a fluid.
Intelligent Energy Inc.


07/23/15
20150207160 
 Fuel cell apparatus, composition and hydrogen generator patent thumbnailnew patent Fuel cell apparatus, composition and hydrogen generator
A fuel cell apparatus comprises fuel cells, hydrogen generators and a control unit. A fuel cell array comprises a plurality of membrane electrode assemblies (meas) each having a major planar surface; the meas are arranged such that a first surface of a first mea which is not a major planar surface of the first mea faces a second surface of a second mea which is not a major planar surface of the second mea.
Prometheus Wirless Limited


07/23/15
20150207159 
 Fuel cell system and control method thereof patent thumbnailnew patent Fuel cell system and control method thereof
A fuel cell system includes: a fuel cell; an oxidant gas supply unit configured to supply an oxidant gas to a cathode electrode of the fuel cell; and a gas pressure control unit configured to detect as a gas pressure sensitivity a ratio of variation in an output of the fuel cell to variation in the pressure of the oxidant gas, specify a correspondence relationship between the pressure of the oxidant gas and the output of the fuel cell on the basis of the detected gas pressure sensitivity, and control the pressure of the oxidant gas on the basis of the specified correspondence relationship.. .
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


07/23/15
20150207158 
 Fuel cell system and its operating method patent thumbnailnew patent Fuel cell system and its operating method
An object is to suppress the dryness at an anode inlet of a fuel cell stack in a case of power generation at a current density of not lower than 1.4 a/cm2 in the fuel cell stack in which a mass of a platinum catalyst per 1 cm2 included in a cathode electrode is not higher than 0.2 mg. This object is achievable by performing at least one of controls of controlling temperature of the fuel cell stack to be not lower than 30° c.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


07/23/15
20150207157 
new patent

Hybrid system


[solution] a hybrid system of the invention includes: a fuel cell device; and a thermoacoustic cooler. The thermoacoustic cooler 14 includes: a thermoacoustic energy generating section 20 in which thermoacoustic energy is generated by a temperature gradient between a high-temperature side and a low-temperature side; and a cooling section 21 in which a function of cooling is performed in the low-temperature side using the temperature gradient between the high-temperature side and the low-temperature side which is produced when the thermoacoustic energy transmitted from the thermoacoustic energy generating section 20 is converted into energy.

07/23/15
20150207156 
new patent

Pem fuel cell seal design and manufacture


A method for forming variable section thicknesses from a uniformly thick resinous sheet in a pem fuel cell. A method for forming a seal in a fuel cell includes a step of providing a sheet including a layer of resinous material.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc


07/23/15
20150207155 
new patent

Fuel cell and manufacturing method thereof having integrated membrane electrode assembly and gas diffusion layer


A fuel cell having a membrane electrode assembly (mea) comprising an electrolyte membrane, an anode and a cathode; and a gas diffusion layer (gdl) combined with both surfaces of the mea is provided. In particular, the gdl includes a first layer having a first surface that comes in contact with a reaction region of the mea, a second layer formed on a second surface of the first layer, and a third layer formed along a peripheral portion between a first region in which both the first layer and the second layer are formed and a second region in which only the second layer is formed.
Hyundai Motor Company


07/23/15
20150207154 
new patent

Fuel cell interconnector and making a fuel cell interconnector


An interconnector for a solid oxide fuel cell is manufactured by single-press compacting a powder blend to form a green interconnector with a desired shape of a final interconnector. The powder blend includes chromium and iron, and may include an organic lubricant.
Stackpole International Powder Metal, Ulc


07/23/15
20150207152 
new patent

Electrode catalyst for fuel cell, preparing the same, electrode for fuel cell including the electrolyte catalyst, and fuel cell including the electrode


In an aspect herein is provided an electrode catalyst for a fuel cell including a carbonaceous carrier and a metal catalyst supported in the carbonaceous carrier, wherein an amino c6-c30 polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon compound is non-covalently bonded to the surface of the carbonaceous carrier, an electrode comprising said catalyst and a fuel cell including the electrode catalyst and electrode.. .
Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.


07/23/15
20150207151 
new patent

Gas diffusion electrode medium for fuel cell


A fuel cell gas diffusion electrode medium has exceptional anti-flooding characteristic and anti-dry-out characteristic, the capability to achieve high cell performance across a wide temperature range from low to high temperatures, and exceptional mechanical properties, electrical conductivity, and thermal conductivity, a microporous layer being arranged on one surface of an electrode base material; wherein the fuel cell gas diffusion electrode medium is characterized in that linear carbon having an aspect ratio of 30-5000 is included in the microporous layer, and the areal weight of the gas diffusion electrode medium is 30-60 g/m2.. .
Toray Industries, Inc.


07/23/15
20150204809 
new patent

Screening solid state ionic conductors for high ionic conductivity


Non-normal statistics applied to diffusivity calculations accelerate screening of ionic conductors for electrochemical devices such as electric storage batteries, fuel cells, and sensors. Displacements of atomic species within a crystalline structure for a candidate ionic conductor material are analyzed using a skellam distribution optionally combined with gaussian noise to calculate values for the standard deviation, upper error bound, and lower error bound for predicted values of diffusivity (d).
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology


07/23/15
20150204486 
new patent

Operating gas system for an underwater vehicle, operating such an operating gas system and an underwater vehicle having such an operating gas system


An operating gas system for an underwater vehicle, particularly for a submarine or an unmanned underwater vehicle, includes a fuel cell system and an operating gas vessel connected in terms of flow to the fuel cell system. In order to achieve simple and efficient storage of boil-off gasses, a gas-receiving device is also provided and is connected to the operating gas vessel.
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft


07/23/15
20150204172 
new patent

Heater and operating


A plurality of heaters is provided to be disposed end to end within a bore hole of a formation where the bore hole extends from an upper end to a lower end such that a lower heater of the plurality of heaters is proximal to the lower end of the bore hole while every other of the plurality of heaters is distal from the lower end of the bore hole. Each of the plurality of heaters includes a fuel cell stack assembly having 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.


07/23/15
20150203353 
new patent

Fuel unit, gas generator and system


Disclosed is a fuel unit for a gas generator such as a hydrogen gas generator that can supply gas to a gas consuming system such as a fuel cell system. The fuel unit includes a housing containing a solid fuel composition and a heat producing material.
Intelligent Energy Inc.


07/23/15
20150202987 
new patent

Motor vehicle drive unit including a fuel cell and an energy storage system


An automotive vehicle drive unit, comprising a fuel cell whose control input is a setpoint of the electrical power to be delivered by the fuel cell. There is a reversible electrical energy storage system and an electric motor to propel the wheels of a vehicle.
Institut Français Des Sciences Et Technologies Des Transports Réseaux


07/23/15
20150202621 
new patent

Fuel cell and analysis device that comprise it


A fuel cell comprising: at least one microfluidic channel that allows the capillary flow and, preferably, also diffusion of at least one suitable fluid for generating electricity, at least one receiving absorbent region coupled to each microfluidic channel, at least one collecting absorbent region coupled to each microfluidic channel, a cathodic zone coupled to each microfluidic channel, and an anodic zone coupled to each microfluidic channel, where each receiving absorbent region and each collecting absorbent region are coupled to one of the microfluidic channels such that when a fluid suitable for generating electricity is deposited in the receiving absorbent region, it flows by capillary action through the microfluidic channel to reach the collecting absorbent region where it is absorbed. As well as an analysis device comprising one or more of these fuel cells..
Consejo Superior De Investigaciones Cientificas (cisc)


07/16/15
20150200432 

Control apparatus, fuel cell system, and control method


An ems controls: a fuel cell unit which comprises a cell stack which generates power by chemical reaction, and auxiliaries; and a storage cell unit which comprises a storage cell. The ems comprises: a control unit which instructs the fuel cell unit to enter one operation mode among a power generation mode and a temperature maintenance mode, said power generation mode being a mode wherein power generation is aggressively performed by the cell stack, and said temperature preservation mode being a mode wherein control is performed so that power consumption by the auxiliaries is covered by power supplied from an external source to keep the temperature of a power generation unit within a predetermined range.
Kyocera Corporation


07/16/15
20150200414 

Fuel cell stack


A fuel cell stack includes fuel cells, a reactant gas channel, a reactant gas inlet manifold, a reactant gas outlet manifold, an inlet buffer portion, and an outlet buffer portion. A reactant gas flows through the reactant gas channel along a surface of a separator.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.


07/16/15
20150200413 

Method for producing polymer electrolyte molded article, polymer electrolyte material, polymer electrolyte membrane, and polymer electrolyte fuel cell


The present invention relates to a method for producing a polymer electrolyte molded article, which comprises forming a polymer electrolyte precursor having a protective group and an ionic group, and deprotecting at least a portion of protective groups contained in the resulting molded article to obtain a polymer electrolyte molded article. According to the present invention, it is possible to obtain a polymer electrolyte material and a polymer electrolyte molded article, which are excellent in proton conductivity and are also excellent in fuel barrier properties, mechanical strength, physical durability, resistance to hot water, resistance to hot methanol, processability and chemical stability.
Toray Industries, Inc.


07/16/15
20150200412 

Electrolyte membrane for polymer electrolyte fuel cell, process for its production and membrane-electrode assembly for polymer electrolyte fuel cell


An electrolyte membrane which comprises a cation exchange membrane made of a polymer having cation exchange groups and contains cerium ions is used as an electrolyte membrane for a polymer electrolyte fuel cell. In a case where the cation exchange membrane has sulfonic acid groups, the sulfonic acid groups are ion-exchanged, for example, with cerium ions so that cerium ions are contained preferably in an amount of from 0.3 to 20% of —so3− groups contained in the cation exchange membrane.
Asahi Glass Company, Limited


07/16/15
20150200409 

Management system, management method, control apparatus, and power generation apparatus


An energy management system having a fuel cell apparatus (150) as a power generator that generates power using fuel, and an ems (200) that communicates with the fuel cell apparatus (150). The ems (200) receives messages that indicate the status of the fuel cell apparatus (150) when normal operation, from the fuel cell apparatus (150)..
Kyocera Corporation


07/16/15
20150200408 

Method of forming a fuel cell stack


A method of forming a fuel cell stack, wherein the stack includes an anode electrode layer, an adhesive and anode gas diffusion layer coupled to the anode electrode layer, an ion exchange membrane coupled on a first side to the gas diffusion layer opposite the anode electrode layer, an adhesive and cathode gas diffusion layer coupled to a second side of the ion exchange membrane, and a cathode electrode layer coupled to the adhesive and cathode gas diffusion layer opposite the ion exchange membrane. The fuel cell stack may be flexible..
Honeywell International Inc.


07/16/15
20150200406 

Holding fuel cell gasket


A holding apparatus for a fuel cell gasket has a support having a flat surface part which attracts the gasket and serves to stack a frame-shaped gasket on an outer circumference of an electrolyte membrane or a gas diffusion layer constituting a membrane electrode assembly on which a catalyst layer is disposed. The flat surface part has a frame-shaped recess corresponding to a shape of the gasket, and the recess is connected to an air-sucking section, with the gasket attracted by sucking air in the recess..
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.


07/16/15
20150200404 

Fuel cell, and fuel cell stack


A fuel cell (3) includes interconnectors (hereinafter, ic) (12, 13), a cell body (20) disposed between the ics and including an air electrode (14) and a fuel electrode (15) on both surfaces of an electrolyte (2), and current collecting members (18, 19) disposed between at least one of the electrodes (14, 15) and the ics. The current collecting members (19) include connector contact portions (19a) in contact with the ic (13), cell body contact portions (19b) in contact with the cell body, and connecting portions (19c) that are bent approximately 180 degrees and connect both the contact portions, the connector contact portions, the cell body contact portions, and the connecting portions being formed in line.
Ngk Spark Plug Co., Ltd.


07/16/15
20150200402 

Sheet, electrode and fuel cell


The present invention aims to provide a sheet having high conductivity in the thickness direction and excellent breathability, water repellency, corrosion resistance, and flexibility so as to be suitably used for an electrode of fuel cells and the like. The present invention also aims to provide an electrode and a fuel cell.
Daikin Industries, Ltd.


07/16/15
20150198147 

Fuel cell incorporating wind power generating device


A fuel cell incorporating a wind power generating device includes a fuel cell stack, a gas input unit and a wind power generating device. The gas input unit, configured to provide an input gas, includes a gas diffusion path and an inlet.
National Tsing Hua University


07/16/15
20150197165 

Fuel cell vehicle


A protection bar is arranged between a fuel cell casing and a dc-dc converter in the left-right direction of a fuel cell vehicle. Two fastening surfaces, each being a part of the fuel cell casing, and an fdc flange, which is a part of the dc-dc converter, are fastened and fixed to each other, with one being vertically superimposed on the other, in a space above or below the protection bar..
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


07/16/15
20150197151 

Programmable fuel cell and grommet warm-up circuitry and methods for use in sobriety testing systems


A subsystem for warming-up a substance sensor within a sobriety testing system includes a memory storing a schedule of times at which tests are expected to be taken by a user. Processing circuitry responsive to the stored schedule activates a heater associated with the substance sensor sufficiently in advance of an upcoming time on the schedule such that the substance sensor is at operating temperature when the corresponding test is requested by at the user..
1a Smart Start, Inc.


07/16/15
20150196897 

Ptau nanoparticle catalyst heat-treated in the presence of co and manufacturing the same


The present disclosure relates to a ptau nanoparticle catalyst heat-treated in the presence of carbon monoxide (co) and a method for preparing same. Since the ptxauy nanoparticle catalyst heat-treated under co atmosphere has high pt surface area and superior oxygen reduction reaction (orr) activity, a high-efficiency, high-quality fuel cell can be achieved by applying the catalyst to a fuel cell..
Korea Institute Of Science And Technology


07/16/15
20150196777 

X-ray targeted bond or compound destruction


This document provides methods, systems, and devices for inducing a decomposition reaction by directing x-rays towards a location including a particular compound. The x-rays can have an irradiation energy that corresponds to a bond distance of a bond in the particular compound in order to break that bond and induce a decomposition of that particular compound.
The Board Of Regents Of The Nevada System Of Higher Education On Behalf Of The University Of Ne


07/09/15
20150195861 

Pairing of a battery monitor to a communication device


A monitoring system comprises a storage device monitor and a communication device. The storage device monitor is powered by an energy storage device (e.g., battery or fuel cell) to which the storage device monitor is attached.
Crown Equipment Corporation


07/09/15
20150194696 

Fuel cell stack enclosure


A fuel cell stack enclosure is provided that includes side covers configured to be joined with each of end of a stack module respectively. A lower cover is also configured to be provided under the stack module and formed to partially cover a lower portion and a first side portion of an outer surface of the side cove.
Kia Motors Corporation


07/09/15
20150194695 

Voltage lead jumper connected fuel cell columns


A fuel cell system includes a plurality of fuel cell stacks, and one or more devices which in operation of the system provide an azimuthal direction to one or more anode or cathode feed or exhaust fluid flows in the system.. .
Bloom Energy Corporation


07/09/15
20150194692 

Fuel cell


A fuel cell includes an anode, a solid electrolyte layer, a barrier layer, and a cathode. The anode includes a transition metal and an oxygen ion conductive material.
Ngk Insulators, Ltd.


07/09/15
20150194689 

Solid oxide fuel cell device and system


The invention provides tubular solid oxide fuel cell devices and a fuel cell system incorporating a plurality of the fuel devices, each device including an elongate tube having a reaction zone for heating to an operating reaction temperature, and at least one cold zone that remains at a low temperature below the operating reaction temperature when the reaction zone is heated. An electrolyte is disposed between anodes and cathodes in the reaction zone, and the anode and cathode each have an electrical pathway extending to an exterior surface in a cold zone for electrical connection at low temperature.

07/09/15
20150194687 

Fuel cell system


The present invention relates to a fuel cell system, and comprises: a hot box for accommodating a fuel cell and a fuel reformer; a start burner for heating the temperature of the hot box to a reaction temperature during an initial drive; a first heat exchange portion for heating outside air which is aspirated by using heat from the start burner or heat from the exhaust gas, and supplying the air to the fuel cell; and a second heat exchange portion for supplying steam which is generated by using the heat from the exhaust gas, and maintaining the reaction temperature by cooling the fuel cell with the exhaust gas of which the temperature has been lowered. The present invention can effectively maintain the temperature of the hot box at the reaction temperature thereby preventing loss of generation efficiency by providing a means for heating the outside air during the initial drive, continuously heating and supplying the outside air that is heated by using the exhaust gas and is aspirated, so as to prevent change in temperature inside the hot box outside air is introduced..
Kyungdong Navien Co., Ltd.


07/09/15
20150194686 

Catalytic hydrogen combustor


A catalytic hydrogen combustor is disclosed that is adapted to combust substantially all the hydrogen in the fuel cell exhaust gas during both steady state operation and for short duration higher hydrogen concentration pulses. Hydrogen combustion is catalyzed in two zones, a first zone in which a lower level of catalyst activity is used to catalyze combustion of a higher concentration hydrogen pulse as it moves through the zone and a second zone in which a higher level of catalyst activity is used to catalyze combustion of a lower concentration of hydrogen that is characteristic of steady state fuel cell operation..
International Engine Intellectual Property Company Llc


07/09/15
20150194685 

Structure and indicating undesirable constituents in a fuel cell system


An optical detection system for detecting undesirable constituents in a fuel cell system includes a sensing material configured to change color in the presence of the undesirable constituents and at least one sensor configured to register the change in color of the sensing material. The sensor is coupled to a corresponding light source.
Bloom Energy Corporation


07/09/15
20150194684 

Cooling system for fuel cells


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.
Intelligent Energy Limited


07/09/15
20150194683 

Centrifugal blower system and fuel cell incorporating same


A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell assembly medium and at least one centrifugal blower system for providing a flow of gaseous medium to the fuel cell assembly.. .
Watt Fuel Cell Corp.


07/09/15
20150194682 

Duplex coating for sofc interconnect


A coated interconnect for a solid oxide fuel cell including an interconnect substrate comprising iron and chromium and a first metal oxide coating formed over an air side of the interconnect substrate. The first metal oxide coating is formed from powder particles, wherein substantially all the powder particles have a particle size less than 22 microns..
Bloom Energy Corporation


07/09/15
20150194681 

Electrocatalysts using porous polymers and preparation


A method of producing an electrocatalyst article using porous polymers. The method creates a porous polymer designed to receive transition metal groups disposed at ligation sites and activating the transition metals to form an electrocatalyst which can be used in a fuel cell.
Uchicago Argonne, Llc


07/09/15
20150192138 

Centrifugal blower system and fuel cell incorporating same


A centrifugal blower system includes a series of blower units, each blower unit in the series comprising a casing having an axial inlet and a radial outlet, an impeller disposed within the casing for drawing a gaseous medium at a first pressure into the inlet and expelling gaseous medium at a second higher pressure through the outlet and a motor for driving the impeller, and, a duct connecting the outlet of at least one blower unit in the series with the inlet of at least one other blower unit in the series.. .
Watt Fuel Cell Corp.


07/09/15
20150192134 

Cetrifugal blower system and fuel cell incorporating same


A centrifugal blower system includes a series of blower units, each blower unit in the series comprising a casing having an axial inlet and a radial outlet, an impeller disposed within the casing for drawing a gaseous medium at a first pressure into the inlet and expelling gaseous medium at a second higher pressure through the outlet and a motor for driving the impeller; and, a duct connecting the outlet of at least one blower unit in the series with the inlet of at least one other blower unit in the series.. .
Watt Fuel Cell Corp.


07/09/15
20150191352 

Fuel reforming system and process


Fuel reforming processes and systems are disclosed. The fuel reforming process includes providing a fuel reformer, the fuel reformer comprising a reaction zone configured for exothermic partial oxidation to generate reformates and a heat exchanger extending from the reaction zone, the heat exchanger configured to expel the reformates through a reformate path and receive fuel-rich reactants through a fuel path, generating the reformates by the exothermic partial oxidation of the fuel-rich reactants within the reaction zone, heating the fuel-rich reactants in reaction zone with the heat exchanger by heat from the reformates in the reformate path.
Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc.


07/02/15
20150188180 

Fuel cell stack


A fuel cell stack is provided that includes a fuel cell stack module and an enclosure. The fuel cell stack module includes end plates and coupling bars coupled to the end plates.
Hyundai Motor Company


07/02/15
20150188179 

Method for manufacturing end plate for fuel cell stack


A method of manufacturing an end plated for a fuel cell stack, using overmolding injection molding is provided. The method prevents damage to tapped portions in injection molding and re-tapping after the injection molding, by implementing a method of injection molding for an end plate that prevents an injection-molded part from flowing into taps by forming a male thread on a first side of each of fixing pins fitted in a metal insert in injection molding of an end plate and by fastening the fixing pins in advance in the taps of the metal insert.
Daewon Kang Up Co., Ltd.


07/02/15
20150188176 

Solid oxide fuel cell with reinforced electrolyte membrane


A solid oxide fuel cell has a reinforced membrane-electrode assembly. The solid oxide fuel cell includes a first electrode layer, a second electrode layer, and an electrolyte membrane disposed between the first and second electrode layers.
President And Fellows Of Harvard College


07/02/15
20150188174 

Solid oxide fuel cell controlling same


A solid oxide fuel cell system includes: a fuel cell stack having a fuel electrode and an oxidant electrode; and a combustion unit provided to start the system; a control unit configured to perform control in such a way as to fill a combustion gas discharged from the combustion unit into the fuel electrode of the fuel cell stack at a time of stopping the system, the combustion gas containing an inert gas as a component.. .
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.


07/02/15
20150188173 

Solid-oxide fuel cell systems


The present application provides combined cycle fuel cell systems that include a fuel cell, such as a solid-oxide fuel cell (sofc), comprising an anode that generates a tail gas and a cathode that generates cathode exhaust. The system or plant may include adding fuel, such as processed or refined tail gas, to the inlet air stream of a reformer to heat the reformer.
General Electric Company


07/02/15
20150188172 

Fuel cell system using natural gas


A fuel cell system using natural gas, which includes a fuel cell including a cathode and an anode and a cryogenic heat-exchanging apparatus configured to heat-exchange natural gas supplied from a natural gas station with introduced air or exhaust gas of the fuel cell. With the configuration, oxygen which is introduced into the fuel cell can be produced using cold energy of the natural gas, and energy consumed for the oxygen production can be reduced.
Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co., Ltd.


07/02/15
20150188171 

Microbiologically protected fuel cell


Disclosed is a fuel cell fluid purification system. The fuel cell fluid purification system can include a fuel cell system configured to receive a hydrogen input comprising hydrogen, receive an oxygen input comprising a first fluid having an initial concentration of oxygen, and convert the hydrogen input and the oxygen input so as to yield a number of outputs.
Mag Aerospace Industries, Llc


07/02/15
20150188170 

Fuel cell system


A fuel cell system for generating electric power by supplying an anode gas and a cathode gas to a fuel cell includes: an idle stop unit adapted to stop extraction of a current from the fuel cell in accordance with an operation state of the fuel cell system; and an idle stop recovery unit adapted to restart the extraction of the current from the fuel cell in accordance with the operation state of the fuel cell system. The idle stop recovery unit limits, on the basis of an output voltage of the fuel cell before recovery from idle stop, the current to be extracted from the fuel cell after the recovery from the idle stop..
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.


07/02/15
20150188169 

Fuel cell system


A fuel cell system for generating power by supplying anode gas and cathode gas to a fuel cell includes a valve provided in the fuel cell system and to be driven by a stepping motor, a stop-time valve control unit for controlling a valve body of the valve to a predetermined initialization position by controlling the stepping motor when a request to stop the fuel cell system is made, and a valve initializing unit for rotating the stepping motor by a predetermined initialization step number smaller than a maximum step number of the stepping motor so that the valve body of the valve moves toward the initialization position when a request to start the fuel cell system is made.. .
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.


07/02/15
20150188168 

Voltage synchronization method and system


A voltage synchronization method and system are provided. The system includes a main controller that is configured to determine whether voltage synchronization is possible.
Kia Motors Corporation


07/02/15
20150188167 

Apparatus for controlling fuel cell heating value


Disclosed herein is an apparatus for controlling a fuel cell heating value. The apparatus includes stack condition sensors which senses conditions of respective fuel cell stacks, and a control unit.
Sk Innovation Co., Ltd.


07/02/15
20150188166 

Fuel supplying apparatus and system for direct carbon fuel cell


Disclosed is a fuel supplying apparatus, for a direct carbon fuel cell, which has improved output density by ensuring the flow properties of an anode medium. The fuel supplying apparatus for a direct carbon fuel cell comprises: a flow pipe which forms it cylindrical flow path in the vertical direction around a tube-shaped cell contained in an anode medium in which a carbon fuel is mixed; and a bubbling means which provides a gas from below the flow pipe to the inside of the anode medium and thus enables the anode medium to flow by the vertical flow of the gas.
Korea Institute Of Industrial Technology


07/02/15
20150188164 

Hydrogen supply apparatus of fuel cell stack


A hydrogen supply apparatus of fuel cell stack is provided. In particular, a plurality of unit cells includes a membrane electrode assembly, a separating plate disposed on two sides of the membrane electrode assembly, a coolant path, an air path, a fuel path, and an air inlet manifold communicated with the air path.
Hyundai Motor Company


07/02/15
20150188163 

Condensed water removing method and apparatus of gas diffiusion layer and catalyst layer of fuel cell and apparatus


Disclosed are a method and an apparatus for removing condensed water in a gas diffusion layer and a catalyst layer of a fuel cell. The method comprises steps of: a step of determining whether the condensed water is generated in the gas diffusion layer and the catalyst layer of the fuel cell; a step of reducing and supplying an amount of air supplied to a cathode of the fuel cell at a predetermined level, when it is determined that the condensed water is generated in the gas diffusion layer and the catalyst layer in the step of determining; a step of measuring a temperature of a stack of the fuel cell; and a step of increasing the amount of air supplied to the cathode of the fuel cell to an amount of air prior to being reduced at the predetermined operation level, when the measured temperature of the stack of the fuel cell is elevated to a predetermined temperature..
Hyundai Motor Company


07/02/15
20150188161 

Air supply fuel cell


An air supply apparatus and method for a fuel cell, which supplies high-pressure air while avoiding a surge phenomenon of a turbo type compressor in a fuel cell system to which the turbo type compressor is applied is provided. In particular, a portion of air from an outlet of a compressor to an inlet of the compressor is recirculated to the supply of air supplied from the compressor to a stack.
Hyundai Motor Company


07/02/15
20150188160 

Device and controlling fuel cell stack connection


Device and method for controlling fuel cell stack connection. The device includes fuel cell stacks and a power conditioning unit connected to the stacks, and further includes: a memory storing a first critical value by which the connection control device starts an operation, second critical values ranging from zero to the first critical value, and a boundary value for placing the second critical values in at least two subsidiary ranges; stack voltage sensing units for sensing voltages of the stacks; and a control unit for determining whether sensed voltages have been reduced to the first critical value or greater, and starting to control the operation of a switching unit when any one of the sensed voltages has been reduced to the first critical value or greater, thereby placing one or more stacks having voltages associated with each one of the at least two subsidiary ranges in one of individual groups..
Sk Innovation Co., Ltd.


07/02/15
20150188159 

Fuel cell stack


A fuel cell stack includes a membrane electrode assembly including an polymer electrolyte membrane, an anode, and a cathode. A separating plate is disposed at two sides of the membrane electrode assembly and includes a coolant path, an air path, and a fuel path.
Hyundai Motor Company


07/02/15
20150188158 

Fuel cell system


A method of starting operation of a fuel cell system which includes at least a fuel cell stack the method includes opening an anode inlet valve to allow fuel to enter an anode volume of the fuel cell stack; then operating an air compressor in fluid communication with a cathode air inlet of the fuel cell stack to allow air to enter a cathode volume of the fuel cell stack monitoring the temperature of the cathode inlet and/or outlet operating a water injection system to inject water into the cathode volume once the temperature of fluid passing through the cathode inlet and/or outlet exceeds a preset level, wherein a current drawn from the fuel cell stack is limited to prevent a voltage measured across one or more cells in the fuel cell stack from falling below a first voltage threshold.. .
Intelligent Energy Limited


07/02/15
20150188157 

3-way valve for fuel cell vehicle


A 3-way valve for a fuel cell vehicle includes a valve housing having stack, bypass port, and radiator ports. A flow control valve is disposed in the valve housing and selectively opens/closes the stack, bypass, or radiator ports by means of a motor.
Kia Motors Corporation


07/02/15
20150188156 

Thermal management fuel cell vehicle


A thermal management system and method for a fuel cell vehicle is provided. C in particular, a radiator, a 3-way valve, a pump, a heater, and a stack are all connected in that order.
Kia Motors Corporation


07/02/15
20150188155 

Membrane-electrode assembly (mea) for fuel cells


A membrane-electrode assembly (mea) for fuel cells includes an electricity-generating array including an anode, a cathode, and an electrolyte membrane. A subgasket array includes an anode subgasket surrounding a periphery of the anode and a cathode subgasket surrounding a periphery of the cathode.
Hyundai Motor Company


07/02/15
20150188154 

Gasket for fuel cells


A gasket for fuel cells is provided. In particular the gasket may include 1˜5 phr (parts per hundred rubber) of a peroxide crosslinking agent; 0.1˜1 phr of a co-crosslinking agent; 0.1˜1 phr of an antioxidant; and 1˜10 phr of carbon black, in comparison with 100 phr of ethylene-propylene diene monomer (epdm) rubber, respectively.
Industry-academic Cooperation Foundation, Chonbuk National University


07/02/15
20150188153 

Blended rubber gasket for fuel cells


The present invention provides a blended rubber gasket for fuel cells that includes a base having about 80 to 99 phr of epdm rubber and about 1 to 20 phr of fkm rubber, and about 0.1 to 10 phr of a peroxide crosslinking agent, based on 100 phr of the base.. .
Industrial Cooperation Foundation Chonbuk National University


07/02/15
20150188149 

Metal separator for fuel cell stack


A metal separator for a fuel cell stack includes an anode separator, a cathode separator, and a gasket for maintaining airtightness for a reactive gas. The anode separator and the cathode separator are integrated in one set by a bonding portion formed at a contact portion between the anode separator and the cathode separator.
Kia Motors Corporation


07/02/15
20150188148 

Fuel cell component


A fuel cell component, preferably an endplate, comprising a polymer composition (c) comprising: at least one polyamide polymer [polyamide (a)] comprising recurring units derived from the polycondensation of at least one phthalic acid and hexamethylenediamine and less than 10% moles of recurring units derived from the polycondensation of adipic acid and hexamethylene diamine, at least one reinforcing filler [filler (f)] and at least one impact modifier [impact modifier (im)]. The fuel cell component may be manufactured by conventional molding techniques..
Solvay Specialty Polymers Usa, Llc.


07/02/15
20150188128 

Binder-free and carbon-free nanoparticle containing component, methods and applications


A method for forming an adherent metal based nanoparticle material layer upon a substrate includes an electrophoretic deposition method for depositing a metal nanoparticle material layer upon the substrate. The metal nanoparticle material layer may then be treated to form the adherent metal based nanoparticle material layer comprising a material selected from the group consisting of a metal oxide material, a metal nitride material, a metal oxynitride material and a metal chalcogenide material.
Cornell University




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