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


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Air metal fuel cell
Jin Jin Pacifique Compagnie
December 07, 2017 - N°20170352936

This invention is related to a type of air metal fuel cell. The air metal fuel cell in this invention is made of a positive air electrode, metal negative electrode, membrane/membrane bag, siphon material, electrolyte, mandrel, shockproof buffer layer, cathode electrolyte, positive electrolyte, battery shell and supporting fixing device. There is a hydrophobic structure layer between the positive and ...
End plate
Toyota Boshoku Kabushiki Kaisha
December 07, 2017 - N°20170352906

An end plate includes a plate body, fastening portions, and ribs. The plate body is rectangular and includes two long sides and two short sides. The plate body is arranged on an end of a cell stack of a fuel cell. The fastening portions are fastened to a case containing the cell stack. The fastening portions extend along edges of ...
Fuel cell assembly and associated method of operation
Intelligent Energy Limited
December 07, 2017 - N°20170352904

A method of operating a fuel cell assembly comprising a plurality of fuel cells connected together for collectively providing power to a load, each fuel cell including an anode and a cathode, the method comprising selectively providing an electrical connection between the anode and the cathode of at least one of the fuel cells of the assembly for lowering the ...
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Fuel cell system
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
December 07, 2017 - N°20170352902

A fuel cell system includes a battery, a fuel cell, an air pump, and a processor. The battery stores electric power. The fuel cell supplies electric power to the battery. The air pump is driven with the electric power supplied from the battery to supply air to the fuel cell. The processor, when starting the fuel cell system, is configured ...
Method for starting a fuel cell system and a fuel cell system
Volkswagen Ag
December 07, 2017 - N°20170352901

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

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

A fuel cell stack assembly comprises a stack of fuel cells, each fuel cell having a cooling air conduit with an input/output ventilation aperture disposed on a ventilation face of the stack. The ventilation apertures form an array over said ventilation face of the stack. A first fan is configured to direct air flow through a first portion of ...
Fuel cell system
Michelin Recherche Et Technique S.a.
December 07, 2017 - N°20170352896

A fuel-cell stack system includes a stack of electrochemical cells, a fuel gas supply circuit and an oxidant gas supply circuit, a cooling circuit, a micropump, a temperature measurement device, and a controller. The cells are separated by bipolar plates, with each bipolar plate including an anode, a cathode, and an ion-exchange membrane. The cooling circuit, which is structured to ...
System for measuring the hygrometry of an ion exchange membrane in a fuel cell
Michelin Recherche Et Technique S.a.
December 07, 2017 - N°20170352895

A system for measuring a moisture content of an ion-exchange membrane in a fuel-cell stack is provided. The fuel-cell stack includes n electrochemical cells separated by bipolar plates, with n being a natural integer. The system includes a current generator, a voltage measurement device, and an impedance measurement device. The current generator enables a current to be applied to the ...
Fuel cell gas diffusion layer made up of a carbon substrate grafted with an aromatic ...
Michelin Recherche Et Technique S.a.
December 07, 2017 - N°20170352893

Wherein: the asterisk * designates a carbon atom with no hydrogen and no ri group, with i=1 to 5, and covalently bonded to the carbon substrate; at least two of the r1, r2, r3, r4, and r5 groups are different from a hydrogen atom; at least two of the r1, r2, r3, r4, and r5 groups are hydrophobic groups or hydrophilic groups ...
Electrolyteless fuel cell system
Michelin Recherche Et Technique S.a.
December 07, 2017 - N°20170352892

An electrolyteless fuel cell system includes an anode; a cathode; an electrical grid between the anode and cathode; an anode side grid bias electrode; a cathode side grid bias electrode; and an electrical grid power supply, wherein the electrical grid is biased negative with respect to the anode through the anode side grid bias electrode and the electrical grid power ...
Catalyst carrier and method for producing the same
Showa Denko K.k.
December 07, 2017 - N°20170352889

A catalyst carrier, an electrode catalyst, an electrode including the catalyst, a membrane electrode assembly including the electrode, and a fuel cell including the membrane electrode assembly. The catalyst carrier includes a carbon material having a chain structure including a chain of carbon particles and an alumina-carbon composite particle in which a carbon particle encloses an alumina particle, the alumina-carbon ...
Redox tolerant anode compositions for fuel cells
Lg Fuel Cell Systems Inc.
December 07, 2017 - N°20170352888

In accordance with some embodiments of the present disclosure, a method of changing the porosity of the anode is presented. The anode is formed from a composition comprising nickel oxide, a doped ceria, and a stabilized zirconia wherein the weight percentage of the nickel oxide is greater than twenty-five percent. The anode may comprise a single or multiple layers, and ...
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Air-cooled fuel cell vehicle
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
December 07, 2017 - N°20170349040

When it is determined that the vehicle is stopped, a control unit blocks communication between a first opening and a fuel cell by a first valve. When a fan is being driven and communication between the first opening and the fuel cell is blocked by the first valve, a second valve opens a third opening.
Nanocomposite blend membrane
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
December 07, 2017 - N°20170348648

A nanocomposite blend membrane and fabrication methods for making the nanocomposite membrane are disclosed. The nanocomposite blend membrane can be utilized in fuel cells. The nanocomposite blend membrane may include a blend polymer with a first sulfonated polymer and a second sulfonated polymer, as well as sulfonated tungsten trioxide (wo3) nanoparticles.
Bus bar used for fuel cell system
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
November 30, 2017 - N°20170346262

There is provided a bus bar used for a fuel cell system that comprises a fuel cell; an fc boost-up converter configured by a dc-dc converter to boost up a voltage output from the fuel cell; and an inverter connected with the fc boost-up converter. The bus bar comprises a first bus bar connected with a negative terminal of the ...
Manufacturing method of fuel cell stack
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
November 30, 2017 - N°20170346126

A manufacturing method includes providing a cell stack including fuel cells and has a first end and a second end. A first end plate is provided at the first end of the cell stack. The first end plate has a first end plate through hole. A second end plate is provided at the second end of the cell stack. A ...
Novel compound and polymer electrolyte membrane using same
Lg Chem, Ltd.
November 30, 2017 - N°20170346121

The present specification relates to a novel compound, a polymer electrolyte membrane including the same, a membrane-electrode assembly including the polymer electrolyte membrane, a fuel cell including the membrane-electrode assembly, and a redox flow battery including the polymer electrolyte membrane.
Cathode catalyst layer for fuel cells, method of manufacturing the same and membrane-electrode assembly for ...
Kolon Industries, Inc.
November 30, 2017 - N°20170346120

Disclosed is a cathode catalyst layer for fuel cells including heat-treated ordered mesoporous carbon, wherein the heat-treated ordered mesoporous carbon is present in an amount of 1% by weight to 15% by weight, with respect to the total weight of the cathode catalyst layer for fuel cells, and a method of manufacturing the same.
Fuel cell system and operating method thereof
General Electric Company
November 30, 2017 - N°20170346118

A fuel cell system is disclosed, which includes an anode recirculation loop comprising a fuel cell stack for generating power, a flowmeter for measuring a fuel flow rate of a fuel provided into the anode recirculation loop, a current measuring device for measuring a current drawn from the fuel cell stack, a recycle ratio measuring device for measuring a recycle ...
Fuel cell system and method of shutting down the same
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
November 30, 2017 - N°20170346117

A method of shutting down a fuel cell system includes a fuel cell includes generating power via an electrochemical reaction between a fuel gas and an oxidant gas. A shutdown command is output to the fuel cell to stop generating power. The fuel cell is controlled to continue generating power during an oxygen consumption process to consume oxygen in the ...
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