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Fuel cell system

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07/24/14
20140205933
 Fuel cell and a method of manufacturing a fuel cell patent thumbnailnew patent Fuel cell and a method of manufacturing a fuel cell
A solid oxide fuel cell comprises a porous anode electrode, a dense non-porous electrolyte and a porous cathode electrode. The anode electrode comprises a first member and a plurality of parallel plate members extending from the first member.
07/24/14
20140205932
 Manufacturing method of catalyst ink, manufacturing method of fuel cell, and fuel cell patent thumbnailnew patent Manufacturing method of catalyst ink, manufacturing method of fuel cell, and fuel cell
A catalyst ink for improving the performance of catalyst electrodes in a fuel cell is produced by the following procedure. A catalyst dispersion is prepared by dispersing catalyst-supported particles as conductive particles with a catalyst supported thereon in a solvent.
07/24/14
20140205931
 Cathode electrode material patent thumbnailnew patent Cathode electrode material
There is provided a fuel cell cathode electrode, comprising a porous skeletal medium, the surface of which medium is modified or otherwise arranged or constructed to induce enhanced activated behaviour, wherein the enhanced activated behaviour is induced by means of increasing the surface area for a given volume of the electrode and/or by increasing the number and/or availability of reactive sites on the electrode. A fuel cell having such a cathode electrode, a method of manufacturing such a cathode electrode, and use of such a cathode electrode in a fuel cell is also disclosed..
07/24/14
20140205930
 Catalyst production method, electrode catalyst for fuel cell produced by this method, and catalyst production apparatus patent thumbnailnew patent Catalyst production method, electrode catalyst for fuel cell produced by this method, and catalyst production apparatus
A method for producing a catalyst supporting a metal or an alloy on a support, including: independently controlling a temperature of a first supercritical fluid to be first temperature, the first supercritical fluid containing a precursor of the metal or precursor of the alloy that is dissolved in a supercritical fluid; independently controlling a temperature of the support to be a second temperature higher than the temperature of the first supercritical fluid; and supplying the first supercritical fluid controlled to the first temperature to the support, to cause the metal or the alloy to be supported on the support.. .
07/24/14
20140205929
 Electrode catalyst layer for fuel cells, electrode for fuel cells, membrane electrode assembly for fuel cells, and fuel cell patent thumbnailnew patent Electrode catalyst layer for fuel cells, electrode for fuel cells, membrane electrode assembly for fuel cells, and fuel cell
This electrode catalyst layer for fuel cells is provided with: an electrode catalyst that comprises a conductive carrier and platinum-containing metal particles supported on the surface of the conductive carrier; and an ionomer that covers the electrode catalyst. This electrode catalyst layer for fuel cells is characterized in that the average thickness of the ionomer is 2.4 nm or less.
07/24/14
20140205928
 Ternary platinum alloy catalyst patent thumbnailnew patent Ternary platinum alloy catalyst
A platinum alloy catalyst ptxy, wherein x is nickel, cobalt, chromium, copper, titanium or manganese and y is tantalum or niobium, characterised in that in the alloy the atomic percentage of platinum is 46-75 at %, of x is 1-49 at % and of y is 1-35 at %; provided that the alloy is not 66 at % pt 20 at % cr14 at % ta or 50 at % pt, 25 at % co, 25 at % ta is disclosed. The catalyst has particular use as an oxygen reduction catalyst in fuel cells, and in particular in phosphoric acid fuel cells..
07/24/14
20140205927
 Fuel cell and proces for manufacturing a fuel cell patent thumbnailnew patent Fuel cell and proces for manufacturing a fuel cell
The present invention pertains to a fuel cell with a storage unit (4) for storing hydrogen (hx), with a proton conductive layer, which covers a surface of the storage unit (4), and with a cathode (7) on a side of the proton conductive layer, which side is located opposite, wherein the storage unit (4) is directly coupled with an anode and/or the storage unit (4) is incorporated in a substrate (1) of a semiconductor. The storage unit (4) is preferably connected to the substrate (1) at least via a stress compensation layer (3)..
07/24/14
20140205926
 Fuel cell system and starting method thereof patent thumbnailnew patent Fuel cell system and starting method thereof
The problem is that a large force is required to open a flow-dividing shut valve provided in an air supply path for supplying the air to a fuel cell stack at a start of a fuel cell system. This problem is solved by reducing a pressure difference between upstream and downstream of the flow-dividing shut valve, before the flow-dividing shut valve is opened, at a start of the fuel cell system..
07/24/14
20140205925
 Fuel cell system patent thumbnailnew patent Fuel cell system
A fuel cell system includes at least one fuel cell, water-conducting parts and components in the region of the supply and discharge of starting materials and products to and from the fuel cell, and at least one cooling circuit containing liquid cooling medium for cooling the fuel cell. The water-conducting parts and components are in thermal contact with the cooling medium, at least during individual operating phases of the fuel cell..
07/24/14
20140205924
 Selectively reacting to the minimum cell voltage drop rate in a fuel cell system patent thumbnailnew patent Selectively reacting to the minimum cell voltage drop rate in a fuel cell system
A system and method that monitor the rate of a voltage drop of fuel cells in a fuel cell stack to determine whether the voltage drop is a result of cathode reactant starvation or anode reactant starvation. The method looks at a falling voltage of a fuel cell to determine whether the rate of the fall in voltage indicates that hydrogen starvation of the anode of the fuel cell is occurring.
07/24/14
20140205923
new patent Power generation characteristic estimation device for fuel cell
A power generation characteristic estimation device for fuel cell includes a reference characteristic setting unit for setting a reference power generation characteristic of a fuel cell, a current detection unit for detecting an actual current of the fuel cell, a voltage detection unit for detecting an actual voltage of the fuel cell, and a characteristic estimation unit for estimating an actual power generation characteristic of the fuel cell based on a voltage difference between a voltage on the reference power generation characteristic and an actual voltage at the actual current. The characteristic estimation unit estimates the power generation characteristic during a warm-up operation of the fuel cell when a pressure of a gas supplied to the fuel cell is not lower than a predetermined value..
07/24/14
20140205922
new patent Catalyst for fuel cell, electrode for fuel cell, membrane-electrode assembly for fuel cell and fuel cell system using the same
A catalyst for a fuel cell includes an active metal catalyst and a composite supporter supporting the active metal catalyst. The composite supporter includes a spherical-shaped supporter and a fibrous supporter, wherein the fibrous supporter is included in an amount of about 5 wt % to about 40 wt % based on the total amount of the composite supporter.
07/24/14
20140205921
new patent Catalyst for fuel cell, electrode for fuel cell, membrane-electrode assembly for fuel cell and fuel cell system using the same
A catalyst for a fuel cell includes an active metal catalyst and a composite supporter supporting the active metal catalyst. The composite supporter includes a spherical-shaped supporter and a fibrous supporter, wherein the fibrous supporter is included in an amount of about 5 wt % to about 40 wt % based on the total amount of the composite supporter.
07/24/14
20140205920
new patent Fuel cell system for vehicles and method for controlling the same
The present invention relates to a fuel cell system for vehicles and a method for controlling the same which stably maintains an output of a fuel cell by precisely estimating a recirculated hydrogen amount to a stack. A fuel cell system according to the present invention may include: a stack comprising a plurality of unit cells for generating electrical energy by electrochemical reaction of a fuel and an oxidizing agent; a blower for recirculating a gas exhausted from the stack so as to supply the gas back to the stack; an ejector for recirculating the gas exhausted from the stack, receiving hydrogen so as to mix the hydrogen to the recirculated gas, and supplying the mixture to the stack; a sensor module for detecting a driving condition of the vehicle; and a control portion for controlling operations of the blower and the ejector by using the driving condition of the vehicle and performance maps of the blower and the ejector..
07/24/14
20140205866
new patent Fuel cell module
A fuel cell module includes a fuel cell stack, a reformer for reforming a mixed gas of a raw fuel and water vapor, an evaporator for supplying water vapor to the reformer, and a heat exchanger for raising the temperature of the oxygen-containing gas by heat exchange with a combustion gas, and an exhaust gas combustor and a start-up combustor for producing the combustion gas. The fuel cell module includes a first thermoelectric converter and a second thermoelectric converter for performing thermoelectric conversion based on a temperature difference between the combustion gas and the oxygen-containing gas..
07/24/14
20140204383
new patent On-line, continuous monitoring in solar cell and fuel cell manufacturing using spectral reflectance imaging
A monitoring system 100 comprising a material transport system 104 providing for the transportation of a substantially planar material 102, 107 through the monitoring zone 103 of the monitoring system 100. The system 100 also includes a line camera 106 positioned to obtain multiple line images across a width of the material 102, 107 as it is transported through the monitoring zone 103.
07/24/14
20140203783
new patent Monitoring/managing electrochemical energy device using detected intercalation stage changes
A system includes utilizes optical sensors arranged within or on portions of an electrochemical energy device (e.g., a rechargeable li-ion battery, supercapacitor or fuel cell) to measure operating parameters (e.g., mechanical strain and/or temperature) of the electrochemical energy device during charge/recharge cycling. The measured parameter data is transmitted by way of light signals along optical fibers to a controller, which converts the light signals to electrical data signal using a light source/analyzer.
07/24/14
20140203636
new patent Operating method for an electric energy system of a motor vehicle comprising a fuel cell system, an accumulator and an electric motor
A method of operating an electric system of a motor vehicle, consisting of a fuel cell system, an accumulator and an electric driving motor is provided. Without implementing an electric voltage conversion and therefore without an electric voltage converter, as a function of the level of the electric voltage made available by the fuel cell system and by the accumulator and the electric power demanded by the electric motor, a first switching element in the connection between the fuel cell system and a node point electrically connected with the accumulator and the electric motor, as well as a second switching element in the connection between the accumulator and this node point are opened or closed as needed.
07/24/14
20140202167
new patent Power generation system
The power generation system includes a fuel cell that generates electric power using a fuel gas, a gas turbine including an air compressor, a combustor, and a turbine, an exhaust fuel line that introduces an exhaust fuel gas discharged from the fuel cell into the combustor, a branch exhaust fuel line branching off midway from the exhaust fuel line, a switching unit that sends the exhaust fuel gas to one of the branch exhaust fuel line and the combustor, and a heating portion that heats the exhaust fuel line at a downstream side of the switching unit.. .
07/24/14
20140202154
new patent Renewable energy system
An integrated renewable energy system is provided for a tall multi-story building including solar, wind, and hydrogen subsystems. The solar subsystem includes a plurality of photovoltaic panels to produce a first source of electrical energy and a concentrated solar thermal system for producing a second source of electrical energy.
07/17/14
20140199743
High-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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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..


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