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


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Microbial fuel cell
Panasonic Corporation
June 22, 2017 - N°20170179515

There is provided a microbial fuel cell that can inhibit oxygen from dissolving in a liquid through the surface to increase electrical energy recovery efficiency. The microbial fuel cell according to the present invention comprises a liquid comprising organic matter; an anode placed in the liquid comprising the organic matter; an air cathode having an air intake portion for taking ...
Method for the predictive operation of a fuel cell or a high-voltage accumulator
Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
June 22, 2017 - N°20170179512

A method for the predictive operation of a fuel cell or a high-voltage accumulator, involving the steps of: detecting at least one external parameter, the at least one external parameter representing driving behavior data, navigation data and/or environmental data; and adjusting the at least one current desired fuel cell operating parameter on the basis of the at least one ...
Method of controlling purge of fuel cell system for vehicle
Hyundai Motor Company
June 22, 2017 - N°20170179511

A method of controlling purge of a fuel cell system for a vehicle is provided. The method determines whether a purge function is normally performed in controlling purge of discharging nitrogen, hydrogen, and vapor within an anode of a fuel cell system. Particularly, the method confirms whether purge is performed by measuring a duty or a current applied to a ...
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Valve for fuel cell
Hyundai Motor Company
June 22, 2017 - N°20170179509

A valve for a fuel cell serves to discharge a fluid in a fuel cell system to the outside or other locations of the fuel cell system. The valve is mounted with a pressure transmission unit which is connected between a valve flow path unit having an inner flow path for moving a fluid and a solenoid unit for generating ...
Fuel cell apparatus
Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.
June 22, 2017 - N°20170179508

A solid oxide fuel cell apparatus includes: a startup temperature raiser configured to mix the fuel and the air, burn a mixture of the fuel and the air using a burner to obtain combustion gas, and introduce the combustion gas to the air electrode to increase a temperature of the fuel cell stack in startup of the apparatus. The startup ...
Method for shutting down a system containing a fuel cell stack and system comprising a ...
Michelin Recherche Et Technique S.a.
June 22, 2017 - N°20170179507

The invention relates to a method for stopping a polymer electrolyte membrane fuel-cell stack and to a system containing a fuel-cell stack implementing such a method. The system comprises a gas circuit and a stack of electrochemical cells forming a fuel-cell stack comprising a polymer ion exchange membrane, said circuit comprising: a fuel-gas supply circuit (11) connecting a fuel-gas tank to ...
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Fuel cell system
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
June 22, 2017 - N°20170179504

A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell, an oxidant gas supply piping, an oxidant gas discharge piping, an air compressor, a turbine, a pressure regulating valve, and a check valve. The fuel cell generates electric power through an electrochemical reaction between a fuel gas and an oxidant gas. The oxidant gas supply piping is connected to the fuel cell. ...
Fuel cell system, operating method thereof and fuel cell power plant
General Electric Company
June 22, 2017 - N°20170179503

A fuel cell system is disclosed, which includes an anode recirculation loop having a fuel cell stack for generating power, a flowmeter, a current sensor and a processor. The flowmeter is configured for measuring a fuel flow rate provided into the anode recirculation loop. The current sensor is configured for measuring a current drawn from the fuel cell stack. The ...
Heat recovery apparatus based on fuel cell and operating method thereof
Posco Energy Co., Ltd.
June 22, 2017 - N°20170179502

Provided are a heat recovery apparatus based on a fuel cell and an operating method thereof. In the fuel cell-based heat recovery apparatus and the operating method thereof, hot water and steam may be generated by using heat generated while a molten carbonate fuel cell (mcfc) operates to supply the generated hot water or steam to buildings, thereby reducing a ...
Fuel cell with optimized operation
Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives
June 22, 2017 - N°20170179501

A fuel cell, including: first and second electrochemical cells; a two-pole plate arranged between the first and second electrochemical cells, including a conductor support delimiting a first flow channel facing the first electrochemical cell and extending between an air inlet and a water outlet, and including a first conductive coating attached to the conductor support at the air inlet of ...
Lewis acid electrocatalysed fuel cell & battery
Uea Enterprises Limited
June 22, 2017 - N°20170179499

The present invention relates to the use of an electrocatalytic frustrated lewis pair system in either an energy generation device such as a fuel cell or an energy storage device such as a battery or capacitor.
Fuel cell gas diffusion layer, fuel cell, and method for manufacturing fuel cell gas diffusion ...
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
June 22, 2017 - N°20170179498

A fuel cell gas diffusion layer includes: a porous layer containing conductive particles and binder resin as primary components; a groove-shaped fluid flow path provided on one of main surfaces of the porous layer; and a conductive wire portion extending along the one of the main surfaces and a surface of the fluid flow path, the conductive wire portion being ...
Structures and preparation methods for catalyst coated membranes for fuel cells
Ford Motor Company
June 22, 2017 - N°20170179497

Simplified methods for preparing a catalyst coated membrane (ccm) for solid polymer electrolyte fuel cells. The ccm has two reinforcing, expanded polymer sheets and the methods involve forming the electrolyte membrane from ionomer solution during assembly of the ccm. Thus, the conventional requirement to obtain, handle, and decal transfer solid polymer sheets in ccm preparation can be omitted. Further, ccm ...
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Sealing structure of pressure regulator for hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle
Motonic Corporation
June 22, 2017 - N°20170175899

Provided is a sealing structure used in a high-pressure regulator for decompressing fuel supply pressure of the vehicle into low pressure, which includes: a body for providing the low pressure at a lower end of a spool through a balance groove communicating with an outlet port; and a sealing member accommodated on the body to maintain the low pressure of ...
Partially quaternized styrene-based copolymer, ionic-conductivity imparter, catalytic electrode layer, membrane/electrode assembly and process for ...
Tokuyama Corporation
June 22, 2017 - N°20170174800

A partially quaternized styrene-based polymer contains given amounts of a constituent unit having a quaternary salt type anion-exchange group and a constituent unit having a haloalkyl group. Due to the polymer, the ionic conductivity and the gas diffusion properties are kept high and the swelling of the electrode catalyst layer in a post-crosslinking step can be minimized to form a ...
Vehicular fuel cell system and method of controlling the same
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
June 22, 2017 - N°20170174083

A vehicular fuel cell system includes a collision detector configured to detect collision on the front and rear sides of a vehicle, a high voltage unit arranged on one side of the front and rear sides of the vehicle, a high voltage controller arranged on the one side and configured to control the high voltage unit, a hydrogen supply unit ...
Unit cell injection mold for fuel cell
Hyundai Motor Company
June 22, 2017 - N°20170173833

A unit cell injection mold for fabricating a unit cell of a fuel cell, in which an integrated frame of the unit cell formed by injecting a polymer resin onto an insert, in which a membrane electrode assembly and a gas diffusion layer are integrated, is formed, the unit cell injection mold includes an upper mold, a lower mold engaged ...
Fuel cell system
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
June 15, 2017 - N°20170170507

A fuel cell system includes a stack case containing a fuel cell stack therein. The stack case includes first and second end plates, first and second side plates, top and bottom cover plates. A top sealing member has a substantially rectangular frame shape and disposed between the top cover plate and each of the first end plate, the second end ...
Hydrogen generator and fuel cell system
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
June 15, 2017 - N°20170170504

A hydrogen generator includes a reformer that generates a hydrogen-containing gas from a source gas and reforming water, a condensed water channel through which condensed water flows, a circulating water channel through which circulating water flows, an ion exchange resin filter provided to the circulating water channel and deionizing the circulating water, a reservoir tank including a first reservoir provided ...
An electricity and syngas co-generation system using porous solid oxide fuel cells
Syracuse University
June 15, 2017 - N°20170170503

A porous solid oxide fuel cell (psofc) system for electricity and syngas co-generation. The system has a porous layer, a porous electrolyte layer with catalyst, a porous anode layer, and a porous catalyst layer. A fuel air/o2 mixture is introduced from through the porous cathode layer so that it next passes through the porous electrolyte layer with catalyst, then ...
Method and system for diagnosing state of fuel cell
Hyundai Motor Company
June 15, 2017 - N°20170170502

A method and system for diagnosing a state of fuel cell are provided. The system includes a signal measurement unit that has a high pass filter with a predetermined cut-off frequency and a voltage measurement circuit, and that measures a first ac voltage to measure the fuel cell state diagnosis signal and a noise measurement unit including a band pass ...
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