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Composite, and electrode and fuel cell including the composite

Solid oxide fuel cell having hybrid sealing structure

Date/App# patent app List of recent Fuel Cell-related patents
07/17/14
20140199743
 High-nitrogen loading for ammonia processing via anaerobic digestion patent thumbnailHigh-nitrogen loading for ammonia processing via anaerobic digestion
A method and system to improve anaerobic digestion are disclosed. Simultaneous digestion of dairy manures with various food wastes improves anaerobic process stability and methane production.
07/17/14
20140199614
 Composite, and electrode and fuel cell including the composite patent thumbnailComposite, and electrode and fuel cell including the composite
Wherein m1 is silicon (si), germanium (ge), molybdenum (mo), or a combination thereof, and 0≦x≦0.3 and 0≦y≦3; and a yttria-stabilized zirconia including cerium (ce), titanium (ti), or a combination thereof.. .
07/17/14
20140199613
 Proton-conducting composite membrane for fuel cells patent thumbnailProton-conducting composite membrane for fuel cells
The present invention relates to a membrane that includes a porous polymer material made of a polyimide with interconnected macropores and impregnated with protic ionic liquid conductors (clip), as well as to the method for manufacturing same and to the uses thereof. The membranes of the invention fulfil the need for membranes including clips, which have good proton-conducting properties as well as good physical properties, in particular high thermal and mechanical stability, in addition to a wide range of electrochemical stability..
07/17/14
20140199612
 Solid oxide fuel cell having hybrid sealing structure patent thumbnailSolid oxide fuel cell having hybrid sealing structure
A solid oxide fuel cell (“sofc”) sealed with a multi-layered hybrid structure, the sofc including: a cathode layer; a cathode current collector in contact with the cathode layer; an anode layer corresponding to the cathode layer; an anode current collector in contact with the anode layer; an electrolyte layer disposed between the cathode layer and the anode layer; a reaction barrier layer disposed between the electrolyte layer and the cathode layer; and at least two different types of sealing materials.. .
07/17/14
20140199611
 Proton-conducting membrane, method for their production and their use in electrochemical cells patent thumbnailProton-conducting membrane, method for their production and their use in electrochemical cells
The present invention relates to a novel proton-conducting polymer membrane based on polyazole polymers which, owing to their outstanding chemical and thermal properties, can be used widely and are suitable in particular as polymer electrolyte membrane (pem) for producing membrane electrode assemblies or so-called pem fuel cells.. .
07/17/14
20140199610
 Proton-conducting membrane, method for their production and their use in electrochemical cells patent thumbnailProton-conducting membrane, method for their production and their use in electrochemical cells
The present invention relates to a novel proton-conducting polymer membrane based on polyazole polymers which, owing to their outstanding chemical and thermal properties, can be used widely and are suitable in particular as polymer electrolyte membrane (pem) for producing membrane electrode assemblies or so-called pem fuel cells.. .
07/17/14
20140199609
 Electrocatalyst for solid polymer fuel cell patent thumbnailElectrocatalyst for solid polymer fuel cell
Provided is an electrocatalyst for solid polymer fuel cells capable of increasing the active surface area for reactions in a catalyst component, increasing the utilization efficiency of the catalyst, and reducing the amount of expensive precious metal catalyst used. Also provided are a membrane electrode assembly that uses this electrocatalyst and a solid polymer fuel cell.
07/17/14
20140199608
 Fuel cell limiting the phenomenon of corrosion patent thumbnailFuel cell limiting the phenomenon of corrosion
A fuel cell includes three membrane-electrode assemblies. And first and second bipolar metal plates interposed between the membrane-electrode assemblies.
07/17/14
20140199606
 Method for cooling a fuel cell patent thumbnailMethod for cooling a fuel cell
A method for cooling a fuel cell (3) using a liquid cooling medium, wherein of the starting materials supplied to the fuel cell and the products discharged from the fuel cell, at least one is gaseous during at least one of the operating conditions. The cooling medium is conveyed through the fuel cell (3) by a coolant conveying device (11).
07/17/14
20140199605
 Transient inlet relative humidity estimation via adaptive cathode humidification unit model and high frequency resistance patent thumbnailTransient inlet relative humidity estimation via adaptive cathode humidification unit model and high frequency resistance
An apparatus and method to determine the relative humidity of a fuel cell system. A controller is cooperative with a first device and a second device to receive a valve signal and a high frequency resistance value.
07/17/14
20140199604
Stable ion exchange fluorinated polymers and membranes obtained therefrom
A composition comprising at least one fluorinated polymer comprising —so2x functional groups, wherein x is selected from x′ or from om and wherein x′ is selected from the group consisting of f, ci, br, i and m is selected from the group consisting of h, alkaline metals, nh4, and at least one fluorinated aromatic compound. Ion conducting membranes comprising the composition have improved resistance towards radical degradation in fuel cell applications..
07/17/14
20140199603
Biological fuel cell and methods
A fuel cell has an anode and a cathode with anode enzyme disposed on the anode and cathode enzyme is disposed on the cathode. The anode is configured and arranged to electrooxidize an anode reductant in the presence of the anode enzyme.
07/17/14
20140199585
Low symmetry molecules and phosphonium salts, methods of making and devices formed there from
Synthesis of molecules and salts is disclosed having low average symmetry and their use in many applications, including but not limited to: as electrolytes in electronic devices such as memory devices including static, permanent and dynamic random access memory, as electrolytes in energy storage devices such as batteries, electrochemical double layer capacitors (edlcs) or supercapacitors or ultracapacitors, electrolytic capacitors, as electrolytes in dye-sensitized solar cells (dsscs), as electrolytes in fuel cells, as a heat transfer medium, high temperature reaction and/or extraction media, among other applications. In particular, synthesis methods and processes to form molecules and salts having low average symmetry using mixed grignard reagents are disclosed..
07/10/14
20140195031
Serialization of fuel cell components
Systems and methods for fuel cell stack part serialization and tracking. In an embodiment, a barcode may be applied to a fuel cell stack part which may identify the fuel cell stack part.
07/10/14
20140194539
Carbon dioxide conversion to hydrocarbon fuel via syngas production cell harnessed from solar radiation
A process for converting carbon dioxide to hydrocarbon fuels using solar energy harnessed with a solar thermal power system to create thermal energy and electricity, using the thermal energy to heat a fuel feed stream, the heated fuel feed stream comprising carbon dioxide and water, the carbon dioxide captured from a flue gas stream, converting the carbon dioxide and water in a syngas production cell, the syngas production cell comprising a solid oxide electrolyte, to create carbon monoxide and hydrogen, and converting the carbon monoxide and hydrogen to hydrocarbon fuels in a catalytic reactor. In at least one embodiment, the syngas production cell is a solid oxide fuel cell.
07/10/14
20140193746
Cost-effective core-shell catalyst with high electrochemical stability
The core-shell composite material may in particular find application in fuel cells.. .
07/10/14
20140193744
Heat-curable resin composition, production method of cured article and molded article of the same, cured article, molded article, and separator for a fuel cell
Provided are a heat-curable resin composition that yields a molded article having excellent dimensional accuracy and mechanical property even when high-temperature molding is carried out, a production method of article and a molded article thereof, a cured article, a molded article, and a separator for a fuel cell. A heat-curable resin composition in an embodiment of the present invention comprises: (a) a binder in an amount of 100 parts by mass comprising 50 mass % or more of a polymer comprising 60 mol % or more monomer units having a carbon-carbon double bond in a side chain; (b) a carbon material in an amount of 150 to 1,000 parts by mass; (c) a curing initiator in an amount of 1 to 10 parts by mass; and (d) a curing retarder in an amount of 0.1 to 2 parts by mass..
07/10/14
20140193742
Block copolymer, manufacturing method therefor, and polymer electrolyte material, molded polymer electrolyte, and solid-polymer fuel cell using said block copolymer
The block copolymer of the present invention includes each one or more of: a segment (a1) containing an ionic group; a segment (a2) not containing an ionic group; and a linker moiety connecting the segments. The segment (a1) containing an ionic group comprises a constituent unit represented by a specific structure.
07/10/14
20140193741
Polymer electrolyte membrane for fuel cell, membrane electrode assembly and fuel cell including the same
Disclosed are a polymer electrolyte membrane for fuel cells and a membrane electrode assembly and fuel cell including the same. The polymer electrolyte membrane includes a fluorine-based cation exchange resin having proton conductivity and fibrous nanoparticles having a hydrophilic group.
07/10/14
20140193740
Fuel cell comprising a proton-exchange membrane, having an increased service life
A fuel cell includes a proton-exchange membrane, and a cathode and anode fixed on its opposite sides. The anode delimits a flow conduit between a molecular-oxygen inlet area and a water outlet area.
07/10/14
20140193739
Oxygen reduction catalyst, method for producing the same, and polymer electrolyte fuel cell
It is an object of the present invention to provide an oxygen reducing catalyst having high catalytic activity and high durability using a transition metal (such as titanium); and a method for producing a fuel cell electrode catalyst using the oxygen reducing catalyst. The present invention provides the oxygen reduction catalyst including titanium, carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen as constituent elements at a specific ratio, wherein in xrd measurement using a cu—kα ray, peaks are each present in at least regions a and b among regions a to d which occupy 2θ ranges of 42° to 43°, b: 36.5° to 37°, 25° to 26°, and 27° to 28°, respectively; and each of maximum peak intensities ia, ib, ic, and id in the regions a to d satisfies both relationships of ia>ib and 0.3≦(ia/(ia+ic+id))≦1..
07/10/14
20140193737
Membrane-electrode assembly, fuel cell stack, fuel cell system and operation method thereof
A membrane-electrode assembly includes: a polymer electrolyte membrane; catalyst layers disposed on the polymer electrolyte membrane; and gas diffusion layers respectively disposed on the catalyst layers. Each of the gas diffusion layers is constituted by a porous member containing electrically-conductive particles and polymer resin as major components, and a ratio (y/x) of a tensile strength y (n/cm) of the gas diffusion layer to a dry-wet size change rate x (%) of the polymer electrolyte membrane is 0.10 or higher..
07/10/14
20140193736
Fuel cell systems and related methods
A fuel cell system having a fuel cell generator and a fuel cartridge that is removably attachable to the fuel cell generator is disclosed. The fuel cartridge includes a housing having a port, a normally closed valve disposed in the housing that gates fuel emerging from the port, the valve having a poppet that modulates opening of the valve, the poppet having a control surface.
07/10/14
20140193735
Low vibration linear motor systems
A portable fuel cell system includes a fuel cell having a fluid path, a pump having a pumping chamber disposed in the fluid path and a mechanical input, an electric motor having a power signal input and having an oscillatory mechanical output coupled to the mechanical input, the mechanical output having unwanted vibration primarily at a first drive frequency of a power signal, a spring and mass assembly coupled to the mechanical output so as to vibrate out of phase with, and to reduce the unwanted vibration of, the mechanical output at the drive frequency, a vibration transducer physically coupled to the mechanical output and having a vibration transducer signal output, and an electrical control system having an input coupled to receive the vibration transducer signal output and having a control output coupled to the power signal input.. .
07/10/14
20140193734
Fuel cell system having a pump and related method
A portable fuel cell system and related method are disclosed. The system includes a fuel cell having an anode port through which passes an anode gas, a cathode port through which passes a cathode gas, and an exhaust port through which passes an exhaust gas.
07/10/14
20140193733
Solid oxide fuel cell power plant having a fixed contact oxidation catalyzed section of a multi-section cathode air heat exchanger
The multi-section cathode air heat exchanger (102) includes at least a first heat exchanger section (104), and a fixed contact oxidation catalyzed section (126) secured adjacent each other in a stack association. Cool cathode inlet air flows through cool air channels (110) of the at least first (104) and oxidation catalyzed sections (126).
07/10/14
20140193732
Method of controlling and maximizing the electric efficiency and the power output of a fuel cell
According to another aspect, the present invention concerns a fuel cell suitable for obtaining an electric power output, which comprises, among the other things, control means of the electric efficiency of the fuel cell including means suitable for checking and/or adjusting the current density produced in the fuel cell per unit of active surface area.. .
07/10/14
20140193729
Fuel cell system and method of operating the same
A fuel cell system includes: a reformer configured to generate a hydrogen-containing gas through a reforming reaction by using a raw material and steam; a raw material supply device configured to supply the raw material to the reformer; a steam supply device configured to supply the steam to the reformer; a temperature detector configured to detect a temperature of the reformer; a fuel cell configured to generate electric power by using the hydrogen-containing gas; a combustor configured to combust the hydrogen-containing gas discharged from the fuel cell to heat the reformer; and a controller configured to, while controlling the raw material supply device such that the temperature detected by the temperature detector becomes a target temperature, control the steam supply device such that a change rate of a steam supply amount to the reformer becomes less than a change rate of a raw material supply amount to the reformer.. .
07/10/14
20140193728
Fuel cell system having an air quality sensor suite
A fuel cell system having an air quality sensor suite includes a fuel cell having an anode and a cathode, a fuel source providing a fuel flow, a fuel flow rate sensor having a fuel flow rate sensor output, a fuel flow control device, a fuel oxidizer flow conduit, a first mixing region coupled to the fuel source and the fuel oxidizer flow conduit, an anode chamber coupled to the anode, a combustion oxidizer flow conduit, a second mixing region coupled to the combustion oxidizer flow conduit, and at least one oxidizer flow rate sensor having an oxidizer flow rate sensor output. The system further includes at least one oxidizer pump, an air quality sensor having an air quality sensor output, and a control system coupled to the fuel flow rate sensor output, the oxidizer flow rate sensor output, and the air quality sensor output..
07/10/14
20140193727
Fuel cell system
A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell module for generating electrical energy by electrochemical reactions of a fuel gas and an oxygen-containing gas, and a condenser for condensing water vapor in an exhaust gas discharged from the fuel cell module by heat exchange between the exhaust gas and a coolant to collect the condensed water and supplying the collected condensed water to the fuel cell module. The condenser includes an air cooling condensing mechanism using the oxygen-containing gas as the coolant, and a water cooling condensing mechanism using the hot water stored in the hot water storage unit as the coolant.
07/10/14
20140193726
Full cell system and method of humidifying and cooling the same
A method of humidifying and cooling a fuel cell system is provided. The method of humidifying and cooling a fuel cell system includes: exhausting, by a fuel supply unit, a hydrogen gas to a reservoir in which condensed water of an anode is stored.
07/10/14
20140193725
Fuel cell system having water vapor condensation protection
A fuel cell system having protection from water vapor condensation is disclosed. The system includes a fuel cell having an input port configured to receive an input gas and a liquid water transient accumulation chamber coupled to the input port.
07/10/14
20140193671
Portable fuel cell system having a fuel cell system controller
A portable fuel cell system includes a fuel cell having a plurality of flow inputs and a power output, a temperature sensor configured to measure operating temperature of the fuel cell, a power output sensor coupled to the fuel cell and configured to measure a power parameter related to fuel cell power output, a controllable power converter, coupled to the power output of the fuel cell, that transfers power from the fuel cell to the fuel cell system, and a flow control device coupled to a first flow input and configured to control a first one of the flow inputs into the fuel cell. The system further includes a fuel cell system controller, coupled to the fuel cell, the power output, the temperature sensor, the power output sensor, the controllable power converter, and the flow control device..
07/10/14
20140193668
Stainless steel for fuel cell separator
Stainless steel for fuel cell separators are provided which exhibit stable contact resistance characteristics and excellent practical utility. The stainless steel contains not less than 16 mass % of cr.
07/10/14
20140193287
Method of producing a shaped part
A shaped part that is particularly suited as an interconnector or an end plate for a fuel cell stack, is produced by pressing and sintering a pulverulent starting material. The shaped part has a basic body with a multiplicity of knob-like and/or ridge-like elevations with a height h.
07/10/14
20140193064
Optical measurement method and apparatus for fuel cell components
Methods and systems for measuring a property of a component of a fuel cell system include performing a three-dimensional optical scan of at least a portion of a surface of the component to produce a three-dimensional representation of the topography of the at least a portion of the surface and measuring at least one property of the component based on the three-dimensional representation. Further embodiments include systems and methods for measuring dimensions of a fuel cell component using a line scan imaging device and/or a matrix camera..
07/10/14
20140191733
Fuel cell system having a safety mode
A fuel cell system for providing power to a load, and having a safety mode, is disclosed. The system includes a fuel cell configured to convert fuel to electrical power and coupled so as to provide electrical power at a fuel cell power output, a system power port having a power connection and a data connection, configured to be reversibly coupled to the load, a power connection controller, coupled to the fuel cell power output and to the system power port, and configured to enable and disable the power connection, and a fuel cell system controller coupled to the fuel cell, the data connection and the power connection controller.
07/10/14
20140191692
Synchronous energy source switching controller and method of operation thereof
The present invention relates to a motor assembly, a method of operation thereof and a transport vehicle provided with the motor assembly. The motor assembly is provided with an energy source switching controller that is in synchronization with motor operation and provides an improved utilization of energy storage sources in an electric, hybrid electric, or fuel cell based motor vehicle drive train application..
07/10/14
20140190144
Power generating system and method for operating the same
A power generating system includes a fuel cell, an exhausted oxidized gas line to which exhausted oxidized gas is discharged from the fuel cell, a gas turbine having a combustor configured to burn an exhausted oxidized gas passing through the exhausted oxidized gas line together with a fuel gas, a temperature detection unit configured to detect a temperature of the exhausted oxidized gas discharged from the fuel cell or a temperature of the exhausted oxidized gas passing through the exhausted oxidized gas line, a fluid supply unit configured to supply a fluid to the exhausted oxidized gas line, and a control unit configured to control an amount of the fluid to be supplied from the fluid supply unit to the exhausted oxidized gas line based on a detection result in the temperature detection unit.. .
07/03/14
20140188414
Method and system for measuring impedance for diagnosis of fuel cell stack
A method and system for measuring impedance of a fuel cell stack that can rapidly measure impedance of a plurality of frequencies of the fuel cell stack using a sine wave signal in which a different plurality of frequencies are synthesized as an impedance measurement input signal, for diagnosis of the state of a fuel cell stack includes: synthesizing a plurality of sine wave signals having different frequencies; applying the synthesized signal as an input signal for measuring to the fuel cell stack; measuring a current and a voltage of the fuel cell stack; transforming the measured current and voltage of the fuel cell stack with a predetermined method; and calculating impedance of the fuel cell stack of the different frequencies based on the current and voltage of the fuel cell stack that is transformed with the predetermined method.. .
07/03/14
20140186749
Plated photopolymer based fuel cell
A fuel cell component includes a first fluid distribution layer, a second fluid distribution layer, a cap layer, a third fluid distribution layer, and a pair of fluid diffusion medium layers. The individual layers are polymeric, mechanically integrated, and formed from a radiation-sensitive material.
07/03/14
20140186748
Method for producing alloy catalyst for fuel cells using silica coating
Disclosed is a method for producing an alloy catalyst supported on carbon, including the steps of: dispersing alloy particles into a mixed solution of water with alcohol, introducing a silica precursor thereto, and carrying out sol-gel reaction in the presence of a basic catalyst to obtain silica-coated alloy particles; supporting the silica-coated alloy particles onto a carbon carrier to obtain silica-coated alloy particles supported on carbon; heat treating the silica-coated alloy particles supported on carbon to increase an alloying degree; and removing silica coating by using inorganic base solution and a surfactant. The method for producing an alloy catalyst provides a high-quality and high-durability alloy catalyst by increasing the alloying degree of a catalyst through a heat treatment step, while forming a silica coating layer effectively on small alloy particles having a size of several nanometers to inhibit growth of the size of alloy particles.
07/03/14
20140186746
Apparatus for insulating exposed charging part of fuel cell stack
An apparatus for insulating a plurality of exposed live parts of a fuel cell stack, includes a plurality of protectors. Each of the plurality of protectors is made of an insulating material and configured to insulate a corresponding one of the plurality of exposed live parts to which a corresponding one of current collector terminals disposed in an end plate of the fuel cell stack and a corresponding one of connections of a busbar are connected..
07/03/14
20140186745
Air feed device for a fuel cell
An air feed device (1) for a fuel cell, having a shaft (2); a compressor wheel (4) fastened to one of the ends (5, 20) of the shaft (2), a bearing arrangement (6, 7, 8) arranged in a bearing housing (9) for mounting the shaft (2), and an electric motor (10) for driving the shaft (2), which electric motor is arranged in the bearing housing (9). The shaft (2) has two shaft bearing portions (11, 12) and a magnet portion (13) arranged between the shaft bearing portions (11, 12), forming the rotor of the electric motor (10).
07/03/14
20140186743
Fuel cell catalyst layer and uses thereof
Provided is a fuel cell catalyst layer which has a catalytic performance equivalent to or higher than fuel cell catalyst layers containing platinum alone and which is inexpensive. The fuel cell catalyst layer of the present invention includes a metal oxycarbonitride-containing layer (i) and a platinum-containing layer (ii).
07/03/14
20140186742
Catalyst for fuel cell, and electrode for fuel cell, membrane-electrode assembly for fuel cell, and fuel cell system including same
A catalyst for an electrode of a membrane-electrode assembly of a fuel cell system is provided herein. More specifically, the catalyst includes a first catalyst including platinum supported on carbon, and a second catalyst including an ir—ru alloy..
07/03/14
20140186741
Series-connected fuel cell assembly
A series-connected fuel cell assembly includes a plurality of electrode plates and a plurality of exchange membranes. Each of the exchange membranes is held between two of the electrode plates.
07/03/14
20140186740
Fuel cell stack
A fuel cell stack which can achieve a high output voltage even with a reduced number of staked cells using a separator in which two or more reaction areas are connected in an insulated manner. In detail, a fuel cell stack, which employs a separator with a structure in which two or more reaction areas are connected in an insulated manner by means of an insulating material to increase the voltage generated in the fuel cell stack and maintain the current at a low level, in which a gas diffusion layer, a membrane electrode assembly, etc.
07/03/14
20140186739
Micro-tubular solid oxide fuel cell arrangement
A micro-tubular solid oxide fuel cell arrangement includes two micro-tubular elements having a tubular inner electrode, covered on its outer surface with an electrolyte, the electrolyte being covered on its outer surface with a tubular outer electrode; and a connection element arranged between the micro-tubular elements for connecting one end of one micro-tubular element to one end of the other micro-tubular element, where the micro-tubular element has a first end portion with an inner cone arranged in the tubular inner electrode and a second end portion with an outer cone arranged in the tubular outer electrode, where the connection element comprises a metallic interconnector plate having a first side and an opposite second side, where the plate is provided with at least one hole); a first metallic connector on the first side and arranged around the hole and a second metallic connector on the second side and arranged around the hole.”. .
07/03/14
20140186738
Fuel cell stack for preventing deterioration of end cell
A fuel cell stack preventing deterioration of an end cell, which has a structure for preventing cooling of a neighbor cell adjacent to a closed end plate, is provided. To this end, an open end plate and a closed end plate, which are provided on a first side and a second side, respectively, of the fuel cell stack, fasten a plurality of working cells together.
07/03/14
20140186737
Fuel cell connector and method of using the same
The present invention involves an electrically-conductive fuel cell electrode connector, the connector including an opening and a slot, the slot connecting an interrupted external edge of the connector to the opening to delimit a first flap and a second flap of the connector. A method of using the connector comprising a step of deforming the connector to be able to insert a module of unit cells into the connector opening..
07/03/14
20140186736
Fuel cell module
Provided is a solid oxide fuel cell module that is small in size and is capable of stably generating power. A plurality of power generation units and are located such that a first fuel cell and an oxidant gas preheater connected to a second fuel cell adjacent to the first fuel cell are adjacent to each other.
07/03/14
20140186735
Method of operating fuel cell system
A method of operating a fuel cell system includes calculating voltages that are generated in each cell of a stack. It is determined whether the voltages satisfy a voltage stability condition.
07/03/14
20140186734
Diagnostic and heat management system for fuel cell stack
A diagnostic and heat management system for a fuel cell stack is provided herein that includes a diagnostic control analyzer that diagnoses and analyzes a state of the fuel cell stack by measuring a voltage and a current of the fuel cell stack. Also, an ac signal generator generates a diagnostic ac signal, and an ac component driving element that is included in an ac component in a current of the fuel cell stack.
07/03/14
20140186733
Fuel cell system with anode recycling
A fuel cell system including: a fuel cell assembly; a fuel feed conduit; a gas feed conduit; an anode exhaust. The anode exhaust conduit is in fluid communication with the fuel feed conduit and at least a portion of a fluid in the anode exhaust conduit is recycled to the fuel feed conduit.
07/03/14
20140186732
Fuel cell cooling system for vehicle and fuel cell-powered vehicle
The grill shutter is disposed between the front grill and the air intake duct. The grill shutter is capable of opening or closing shutter members and regulating positions of the shutter members when being opened.
07/03/14
20140186730
Heating apparatus and method for fuel cell
A heating apparatus for a fuel cell that includes heating units that extend in the stacking direction of a plurality of separators, in contact with upper ends and lower ends of air intake sides of the stacked separators.. .
07/03/14
20140186729
High temperature fuel cell system with integrated heat exchanger network
A fuel cell system includes a plurality of fuel cells arranged into a stack. A combustor receives a cathode exhaust flow from the fuel cell cathodes and a flow of fuel.
07/03/14
20140186728
Use of ammonia as source of hydrogen fuel and as a getter for air-co2 in alkaline membrane fuel cells
Embodiments of the invention provide an ammonia operated fuel cell system including an alkaline membrane fuel cell (amfc) having an anode, and an ammonia thermal cracker including a combustion chamber, the cracker being in gas communication with an ammonia source, and configured to provide a supply of h2 directly to the amfc anode.. .
07/03/14
20140186727
Humidification apparatus for fuel cell system
A humidification apparatus for a fuel cell system is provided herein. A membrane humidifier includes humid air inlets, through which humid air discharged from a cathode of a fuel cell stack is introduced, and air outlets, through which air humidifying dry air in hollow fiber membranes is discharged, an air line connected from a cathode outlet of the fuel cell stack to the humid air inlets of the membrane humidifier to supply humid air.
07/03/14
20140186726
Method to diagnose fuel cell humidification problems
A system and method for determining if an rh sensor that measures the relative humidity of cathode inlet air provided to a fuel cell stack or an hfr circuit that measures stack water content is operating properly. The method provides the cathode inlet air through a wvt unit that increases the water content of the cathode inlet air.
07/03/14
20140186725
Fuel cell system and method of purging the same
A fuel cell system and a method of purging the same are provided. The fuel cell system includes: a fuel cell stack that includes a fuel electrode and an air electrode as well as an air supply unit that supplies air of a blower to the air electrode via a humidifier through an air supply line.
07/03/14
20140186647
Broad particle size distribution powders for forming solid oxide fuel cell components
A raw material powder for forming a layer of a solid oxide fuel cell (sofc) article includes a broad particle size distribution (bpsd) defined by plotted curve of frequency versus diameter of the raw material powder may be characterized as having a first standard deviation including at least about 78% to at least about 99% of a total content of particles of the raw material powder. The plotted curve of the bpsd may also be characterized as having a first maximum value and a first minimum value, wherein the difference between the first maximum value and first minimum value is not greater than about 8%..


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