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This page is updated frequently with new Fuel Cell-related patent applications.




Date/App# patent app List of recent Fuel Cell-related patents
08/18/16
20160240904 
 Fuel cell  controlling fuel cell system patent thumbnailFuel cell controlling fuel cell system
A fuel cell system includes a battery, auxiliary machines including an actuator and a heater that heats cooling water circulating in the fuel cell. The actuator is driven to cause gas to be supplied to a fuel cell configured to generate electric power using the gas.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.


08/18/16
20160240881 
 Fuel cell stacks with increased natural frequency patent thumbnailFuel cell stacks with increased natural frequency
In certain configurations and applications, fuel cell stacks can be subject to damage arising from resonance. For instance, the natural frequency of lengthy automotive fuel cell stacks can be low enough to be problematic.
Ford Motor Company


08/18/16
20160240879 
 Cationic support forming a hybrid anionic membrane patent thumbnailCationic support forming a hybrid anionic membrane
The present invention relates to a cationic support notably forming a hybrid anionic membrane. The present invention notably relates to a cationic support comprising a solid inorganic support comprising pores, said pores comprising at least at the surface, bound through a covalent bond to the inorganic support, a silica gel comprising cationic groups, designated here as “cationic silica gel” or “cationic silica sol”.
Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique (c.n.r.s.)


08/18/16
20160240878 
 Enhanced electrochemical oxidation of carbonaceous deposits in liquid-hydrocarbon fueled solid oxide fuel cells patent thumbnailEnhanced electrochemical oxidation of carbonaceous deposits in liquid-hydrocarbon fueled solid oxide fuel cells
Embodiments of a method of removing carbonaceous deposits in a liquid-hydrocarbon fueled solid oxide fuel cell and related system are provided. The method includes providing a solid oxide fuel cell system having an anode, a cathode, a solid oxide electrolyte oriented between the anode and cathode, an amplifier cathode disposed proximate the solid oxide electrolyte and the cathode, a fuel cell electric circuit electrically connecting the anode and the cathode, and an amplifier electric circuit electrically connecting the anode and the amplifier cathode.
Saudi Arabian Oil Company


08/18/16
20160240876 
 Pre-reformer for selective reformation of higher hydrocarbons patent thumbnailPre-reformer for selective reformation of higher hydrocarbons
Systems and methods are provided integrating an annular pre-reformer as part of an anode recuperator of a fuel cell system.. .
Bloom Energy Corporation


08/18/16
20160240875 
 Anode bleed control in a fuel cell stack patent thumbnailAnode bleed control in a fuel cell stack
An electrochemical fuel cell assembly comprises a fuel cell stack having a fuel delivery inlet and a fuel delivery outlet. The fuel cell stack further includes a number of fuel cells each having a membrane-electrode assembly and a fluid flow path coupled between the fuel delivery inlet and the fuel delivery outlet for delivery of fuel to the membrane-electrode assembly.
Intelligent Energy Limited


08/18/16
20160240874 
 Fuel cell generator and  operating fuel cell generator patent thumbnailFuel cell generator and operating fuel cell generator
A fuel cell generator 1 of the present invention includes a fuel cell module 10 formed by disposing multiple power generation elements, in which fuel electrode, a solid electrolyte, and an air electrode are sequentially stacked together, at predetermined intervals, the multiple power generation elements being connected to each other through an interconnector, a fuel supply unit 12 that supplies fuel gas to the fuel electrode; an air supply unit 11 that supplies oxidizing gas to the air electrode; and a repairing particle supply unit 14 that supplies repairing particles 14a to the damaged portion in at least one of the interconnector and the solid electrolyte.. .

08/18/16
20160240872 
 Fuel cell system patent thumbnailFuel cell system
There is provided a fuel cell system that generates an electric power by supplying an anode gas and a cathode gas to a fuel cell. The fuel cell system includes: auxiliary machines and a drive motor driven by the generated electric power of the fuel cell; a pressure control unit configured to control a pressure of the cathode gas to be supplied to the fuel cell at a normal target pressure, the normal target pressure being used for ensuring an oxygen partial pressure within the fuel cell in accordance with the generated electric power of the fuel cell; and a warming-up pressure control unit configured to control the pressure of the cathode gas to be supplied to the fuel cell to become a predetermined warm-up acceleration target pressure during warm-up of the fuel cell, the predetermined warm-up acceleration target pressure being higher than the normal target pressure.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.


08/18/16
20160240869 
 Motor vehicle,  controlling a fill level of a water tank in a motor vehicle that comprises a fuel cell system, and use of signals and/or data of a motor vehicle state and/or of a motor vehicle environment patent thumbnailMotor vehicle, controlling a fill level of a water tank in a motor vehicle that comprises a fuel cell system, and use of signals and/or data of a motor vehicle state and/or of a motor vehicle environment
A motor vehicle including a fuel cell system having multiple fuel cells that are stacked into a fuel cell stack and a first water cooling circuit for cooling the fuel cell stack. The first water cooling circuit has a water tank system with a first water tank, a first water delivery device that is arranged between the first water tank and the fuel cell stack and a water separator that is arranged between the fuel cell stack and the first water tank.
Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft


08/18/16
20160240867 
 Bipolar plate patent thumbnailBipolar plate
A bipolar plate for a fuel cell comprises a fiber reinforcement structure containing thermoplastically bonded carbon fibers, the fiber reinforcement structure being multilayered and comprising a plurality of fiber reinforcement structure layers, at least two of which contain thermoplastically bonded carbon fibers.. .
Röchling Automotive Se & Co. Kg


08/18/16
20160240866 

Stainless steel foil for separators of polymer electrolyte fuel cells


The surface of a substrate made of stainless steel foil is coated with a sn alloy layer, with a strike layer in between. The coating weight of the strike layer is 0.001 g/m2 to 1 g/m2..
Jfe Steel Corporation


08/18/16
20160240865 

Corrosion resistant metal bipolar plate for a pemfc including a radical scavenger


The present disclosure includes fuel cell bipolar plates and methods of forming a radical scavenging coating on a bipolar plate. The bipolar plates may include a steel substrate, a middle layer contacting the steel substrate and including a bulk material and a radical scavenging material, and a conductive layer contacting the middle layer.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc


08/18/16
20160240861 

A process for the preparation of nitrogen doped carbon nanohorns for oxygen reduction electrocatalysis


Nitrogen doped carbon nanohorns function as efficient metal-free oxygen reduction electrocatalysts for anion exchange membrane fuel cells. The disclosure relates to a process for the preparation of nitrogen doped carbon nanohorns with enhanced conductivity and improved surface area..
Council Of Scientific & Industrial Research


08/18/16
20160240860 

Noble metal-free catalyst system for a fuel cell


A noble metal-free catalyst system with a carbon-based support material and a polyaniline-metal catalyst bound to the support material is provided. Moreover, fuel cell containing the catalyst system is provided.
Volkswagen Ag


08/18/16
20160238664 

Method for estimating power of fuel cell


Disclosed herein is a method for estimating a power of a fuel cell. The method includes estimating a predictive current at a predetermined voltage in a controller, based on a present current-voltage characteristic of the fuel cell while the temperature of the fuel cell is being raised, estimating a first power, based on the estimated predictive current and the predetermined voltage, after the step of estimating the predictive current, estimating a second power based on a cell voltage rate while estimating the first power, and calculating an available power of the fuel cell, based on the first power and the second power, after the step of estimating the first power and the step of estimating the second power are performed..
Hyundai Motor Company


08/18/16
20160236536 

Fuel cell vehicle and control method thereof


In a vehicle, a first gas sensor detects a hydrogen gas concentration of a vehicle interior front zone. Air-conditioning corresponding to an operation of a suction air switching button or the like is performed until the hydrogen gas concentration of the vehicle interior front zone reaches a predetermined second reference concentration, and any one of interior air mode switching control of an interior/exterior air switching mechanism and stop control of a blower is performed regardless of the operation of the suction air switching button or the like when the hydrogen gas concentration reaches the second predetermined reference concentration..
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


08/11/16
20160233542 

Electrolytic separator, manufacturing method and system


Also, the invention provides a battery, a fuel cell, a manufacturing method and system.. .

08/11/16
20160233538 

Baffle for use in a fuel cell manifold


According to an embodiment, an assembly for use in a fuel cell includes a manifold having at least one inlet and at least one surface configured to facilitate fluid flow from the inlet along a direction in the manifold. A baffle is situated generally parallel to the direction of flow.
Audi Ag


08/11/16
20160233535 

Electrolyte forming process


Wherein the slurry in step b. Comprises doped-ceria powder with a physical property selected from bimodal particle size distribution, a bet surface area in the range 15-40 m2/g, a spherical morphology, or combinations thereof together with an electrolyte obtained by the process, a fuel cell and fuel cell stack, comprising the electrolyte, and the use of the fuel in the generation of electrical energy..

08/11/16
20160233534 

Electrolyte forming process


Together with an electrolyte obtained by the process, a fuel cell and fuel cell stack, comprising the electrolyte, and the use of the fuel in the generation of electrical energy.. .

08/11/16
20160233530 

Fuel cell assembly with cooling system


A fuel cell assembly includes a fuel cell arrangement having first and second plates sandwiching a membrane electrode assembly. The arrangement defines first and second header regions that each include supply and return headers.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc


08/11/16
20160233529 

Sofc hot box components


Various hot box fuel cell system components are provided, such as heat exchangers, steam generator and other components.. .
Bloom Energy Corporation


08/11/16
20160233528 

Fuel cell


A fuel cell includes a power generating body that includes an electrolyte membrane; a separator provided along the power generating body; a flow path through which a fluid to be supplied to the fuel cell flows; a first seal portion that surrounds the flow path in a surface of the separator, and inhibits the fluid from flowing out of the fuel cell; and an electrolytic corrosion inhibiting portion provided between the flow path and the first seal portion.. .
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


08/11/16
20160233527 

Fuel cell sub-assembly and making it


A sub-assembly for an electrochemical stack, such as a pem fuel cell stack, has a bipolar plate with sealing material extending from its upper face, around the edge of the bipolar plate, and onto its lower face. The bipolar plate is preferably a combination of an anode plate and a cathode plate defining an internal coolant flow field and bonded together by sealing material which also provides a seal around the coolant flow field.
Hydrogenics Corporation


08/11/16
20160233526 

Fuel cell


A fuel cell and a method for manufacturing a fuel cell from a hollow fiber membrane module. The fuel cell has a housing in which a bundle of hollow fiber membranes is arranged.
Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland Gmbh


08/11/16
20160233525 

Multilayer coating for corrosion resistant metal bipolar plate for a pemfc


The present disclosure includes a fuel cell bipolar plate including a coating and methods for forming the coating. The bipolar plate may include a steel substrate and a coating contacting the steel substrate.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc


08/11/16
20160233524 

Interconnect


An interconnect for a low temperature solid oxide fuel cell, the interconnect comprising: a stainless steel substrate comprising a first surface and a second surface; a layer comprising chromium oxide on the first surface of the substrate, wherein the chromium oxide layer has a thickness in the range of 350-600 nm; and a metal oxide coating on the chromium oxide layer. A process for making an interconnect for a low temperature solid oxide fuel cell, the process comprising: coating a first surface of a stainless steel substrate with a metal oxide to form a coated substrate; and heating the coated substrate to a temperature in the range of 800-900° c.
Ceres Intellectual Property Company Limited


08/11/16
20160233523 

Fuel cell separator, fuel cell, and manufacturing fuel cell separator


A fuel cell separator includes an electrically-conductive base substrate and a carbon film formed on the base substrate. The carbon film includes a first layer formed closest to the base substrate, and a second layer formed farthest from the base substrate.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


08/11/16
20160233522 

Fuel cell separator and fuel cell


An anode-side separator 120 includes first grooves 202 and second grooves 204 that are located alternately in a separator central region 121 opposed to a power generation region 112 of a mega 110 by formation of a plurality of pit-and-bump stripes provided by press molding. The first grooves 202 extend in the separator central region 121 on the gas surface side of the anode-side separator 120, while the second grooves 204 extend in the separator central region 121 on the cooling surface side opposite to the as surface side.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


08/11/16
20160233520 

Carbon powder for catalyst, catalyst, electrode catalyst layer, membrane electrode assembly, and fuel cell using the carbon powder


The present invention is to provide a carbon powder that can provide a catalyst having excellent durability and a catalyst. A carbon powder for catalyst of the present invention is a carbon powder containing as a main component carbon, which has a bet specific surface area per unit weight of 900 m2/g or greater, and a ratio r′ (d′/g intensity ratio) of peak intensity for a d′-band (d′ intensity) measured in the vicinity of 1620 cm−1 to peak intensity for a g-band (g intensity) measured in the vicinity of 1580 cm−1 by raman spectroscopy of 0.6 or less..
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.


08/11/16
20160233519 

Electrode catalyst, composition for forming gas diffusion electrode, gas diffusion electrode, membrane-electrode assembly, and fuel cell stack


Provided is an electrode catalyst that can exhibit sufficient performance, is suitable for mass production, and is suitable for reducing production costs, even when containing a relatively high concentration of chlorine. The electrode catalyst has a core-shell structure including a support; a core part that is formed on the support; and a shell part that is formed so as to cover at least one portion of the surface of the core part.
N.e. Chemcat Corporation


08/11/16
20160233518 

Method of manufacturing a dry-laid fuel cell precursor substrate and a substrate


The method includes dispensing carbon fibers having a length of between about 3 and 12 millimeters from a first hopper into a raizing chamber of a double-hopper, bladed-roiler scattering machine and simultaneously depositing a thermoset resin powder from a second hooper of the scattering machine into the mixing chamber where in the fibers and powder are mixed to homogenous predetermined proportions of between about 40% and 60% each. Then, the mixture is directed to flew onto a moving support belt of a double belt press apparatus and the mixture is compressed between the moving support belt and a moving compression belt of the double belt press apparatus and the mixture passes between the belts for an adequate residence time duration to first melt and then cure the thermoset resin to form the fuel cell precursor substrate.
Audi Ag


08/11/16
20160233517 

Electrode catalyst, composition for forming gas diffusion electrode, gas diffusion electrode, membrane-electrode assembly, and fuel cell stack


Provided is an electrode catalyst that can exhibit sufficient performance, is suitable for mass production, and is suitable for reducing production costs, even when containing a relatively high concentration of chlorine. The electrode catalyst has a core-shell structure including a support; a core part that is formed on the support; and a shell part that is formed so as to cover at least one portion of the surface of the core part.
N.e. Chemcat Corporation


08/11/16
20160233516 

Production electrode catalyst, electrode catalyst, composition for forming gas diffusion electrode, gas diffusion electrode, membrane-elecrode assembly (mea), and fuel cell stack


Provided is a production method of an electrode catalyst that can reduce the content of chlorine species reliably and sufficiently through a simple operation, even when using an electrode catalyst precursor containing a high concentration of chlorine (cl) species as a raw material of the electrode catalyst. The production method of the electrode catalyst has a core-shell structure including a core part formed on a support and a shell part formed to cover at least a part of a surface of the core part.
N.e. Chemcat Corporation


08/11/16
20160233509 

Electroactive polymers, manufacturing process thereof, electrode and use thereof


Disclosed is an oligomeric or polymeric compound comprising at least two structural units of formula (i) wherein ar is a carbocyclic aromatic radical or a heterocyclic aromatic radical with the two carbonyl carbon atoms being attached to two ring carbon atoms of the ar group forming together with the imide-nitrogen atom a five-membered or a six-membered ring x is a divalent group selected from —cr1r2—, —co—, —sir3r4—, —p(o)r5—, —p(o)(or6)—, —pr7—, —p(or8)—, —s(o)— or —s(o)2—. R1 to r8 independently of one another are hydrogen, alkyl, cycloalkyl, aryl or heteroaryl groups, r9 is a divalent hydrocarbon group or a covalent bond, and r10, r11 and r12 independently of one another are hydrogen or c1-c6 alkyl or r10 and r11 or r10 and r12 together with the carbon atoms to which they are attached form a cycloaliphatic ring or a bicyclic aliphatic system the oligomeric or polymeric compound comprising units of formula (i) of the invention can be used as redox-active material in storage means for electric energy, for example in batteries, redox-flow cells, fuel cells or capacitors..
Evonik Degussa Gmbh


08/11/16
20160231391 

Cell monitor connector (as amended)


A cell monitor connector is provided that can prevent detachment of the cell monitor connector from a fuel cell device with a simple configuration. A connector 4 for measuring voltage has a housing 41 with a plurality of slits 45 formed therein and an end of a separator 21 of a plurality of fuel cells 2 can be inserted into the slits 45.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


08/11/16
20160229694 

Hydrogen peroxide catalyst


A catalyst for decomposing high-concentration hydrogen peroxide comprises an active layer on a carrier comprising gamma-phase alumina. The carrier can also comprise aluminium, with the gamma-phase alumina forming a passivating layer on the surface of the aluminium.
Airbus Defence And Space Limited


08/11/16
20160229310 

Charger of low voltage battery and method thereof


A low voltage battery charger is provided that includes a fuel cell stack that generates electrical energy by a reaction of hydrogen and oxygen and an air blower that supplies air to the fuel cell stack. A high voltage dc converter converts an output voltage generated at the fuel cell stack to a high voltage.
Hyundai Motor Company


08/04/16
20160226093 

Fuel cell stack assembly and operating the same


A fuel cell stack assembly and method of operating the same are provided. The assembly includes a fuel cell stack column and side baffles disposed on opposing sides of the column.
Bloom Energy Corporation


08/04/16
20160226092 

Fuel cell stack


A fuel cell stack includes unit cells, a resin load receiver, and a connecting member. The resin load receiver is provided in each of a first and second separators.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.


08/04/16
20160226089 

Redox membrane-based flow fuel cell and method


A redox membrane based flow fuel cell includes a reducing agent solution compartment with an inlet and outlet to supply reducing agent solution and an oxidation agent solution compartment with an inlet and outlet to supply oxidation agent solution. A barrier separating the compartments consists of a water-insoluble synthetic metal polymer membrane lacking any separate electrode on surfaces of the membrane and being exposed directly to the solutions.

08/04/16
20160226087 

Shaped fuel source and fuel cell


An example fuel cell assembly may include a shaped fuel source that is formed into a desired shape. The shaped fuel source may have an outer surface, and a fuel cell may be mounted directly on the outer surface of the shaped fuel source.
Honeywell International Inc.


08/04/16
20160226085 

Fuel cell and fuel cell stack


A fuel battery and a fuel cell stack, the fuel battery including: a fuel cell that generates electric power through a power generating reaction of reactant gases and includes a solid electrolyte layer having a first main surface and a second main surface, a first electrode disposed on the first main surface and serving as one of a cathode and an anode, and a second electrode disposed on the second main surface and serving as the other one of the cathode and the anode; an interconnector disposed so as to face the first electrode; and a current collecting member that electrically connects the first electrode to the interconnector. The first electrode includes: an inner portion connected to the current collecting member; and an outer portion disposed outward of the current collecting member and having a height larger than the height of the inner portion..
Ngk Spark Plug Co., Ltd.


08/04/16
20160226084 

Fuel cell case and ventilation cover


A fuel cell case containing a fuel cell stack includes a side face that has an opening for ventilation; a frame body that is located outside of the case along the periphery of the opening; and a louver that is fixed to inside of the frame body. The louver has a plurality of blades arranged to be separated from one another.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


08/04/16
20160226083 

Method for connecting an electrically conductive contact element to at least one electrically conductive fuel cell component which is associated with a fuel cell


A method is provided for connecting an electrically conductive contact element to at least one electrically conductive fuel cell component associated with a fuel cell. A contact element that is soluable in a solvent, and an electrically conductive fuel cell component are provided.
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft


08/04/16
20160226082 

Separator and fuel cell


A separator has a recess-projection shape formed by press working. The separator has one surface as a gas circulation surface and an opposite surface as a cooling surface, the gas circulation surface having a reactive gas flow path including a plurality of reactive gas flow path grooves resulting from the recess-projection shape, the cooling surface having a cooling water flow path including a plurality of cooling water flow path grooves resulting from the recess-projection shape.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


08/04/16
20160226078 

Production electrode catalyst, electrode catalyst, composition for forming gas diffusion electrode, gas diffusion electrode, membrane-electrode assembly (mea), and fuel cell stack


The method is to produce an electrode catalyst having a core-shell structure including a support, a core part formed on the support and a shell part formed to cover at least a part of a surface of the core part. The method includes a first step (1) of retaining a liquid containing ultrapure water, a reductant such as a hydrogen-containing gas and an electrode catalyst precursor under at least one stage of a predetermined temperature for a predetermined retention time, such electrode catalyst precursor being produced using a material containing chlorine (cl) species, and exhibiting a chlorine (cl) species concentration not lower than a predetermined first chlorine (cl) species concentration when measured by x-ray fluorescence (xrf) spectroscopy..

08/04/16
20160226077 

Non-carbon catalyst support particles for use in fuel cell electrodes


Non-carbon support particles for use in electrocatalyst include a first metal oxide having a high surface area doped with an electrically conductive transition metal. An example of non-carbon support particle for use in electrocatalyst comprises titanium oxide particles doped with ruthenium..
Nissan North America, Inc.


08/04/16
20160226076 

Catalyst support particle structures


Electrocatalysts for use in fuel cell membrane electrode assemblies include a support substrate comprising a metal oxide nanotube having an internal support surface and conductive metal oxide particles impregnated on the internal support surface. Fuel cell electrodes are produced using the electrocatalyst coated on a gas diffusion layer..
Nissan North America, Inc.


08/04/16
20160226075 

Catalyst for fuel cell, preparing same, and membrane-electrode assembly for fuel cell including same


In chemical formula 1, a, b and x are the same as defined in the detailed description.. .

08/04/16
20160226074 

Fuel cell electrode having non-ionomer proton-conducting material


An active material layers for a fuel cell membrane electrode assembly includes metal oxide particles, a non-ionomer proton conductor and active catalyst particles supported on the metal oxide particles.. .
Nissan North America, Inc.


08/04/16
20160226046 

Separator


A separator for use in a battery or a fuel cell, wherein the separator has an increased surface energy relative to an untreated separator, the increased surface energy resulting from plasma treatment at atmospheric pressure and under an inert atmosphere that further comprises a reactant dopant gas, wherein the oxygen levels in the atmosphere are less than 50 ppm. Also disclosed is a battery or a fuel cell comprising the separator and a method of treating a separator..
Iinnovia Films Limited


08/04/16
20160222531 

Fuel cell based power system


A control system for optimizing simultaneous operation of multiple electrolysis cells is provided. The control system includes a plurality of capacitors connected to at least one of the electrolysis cells and configured to continuously discharge to provide power to the electrolysis cells.

08/04/16
20160221433 

Piping member for fuel cell and fuel cell vehicle equipped therewith


There is provided a piping member that is used for a moving body equipped with a fuel cell and that is configured to suppress potential troubles caused by drainage water of the fuel cell. A fuel cell vehicle 1 includes an exhaust pipe 100 that is a piping member configured to discharge drainage water and exhaust gas of a fuel cell 10.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


08/04/16
20160220975 

Multi-channel upright reformer for fuel cell merged with heater


A multi-channel upright reformer for a fuel cell is provided, which has a simple structure by breaking from an existing complicated channel structure to allow fluids such as fuel and vapor to be stably flow, thereby improving durability and achieving an efficient reforming reaction and an efficient operation of the fuel cell. A method for manufacturing compactly a reformer by minimizing an area where heat exchange is performed and expand of a fuel cell due to the resulting decrease in manufacturing cost.
Hanjungncs. Co., Ltd


07/28/16
20160218656 

Method for providing a supply voltage and electrical drive system


The invention relates to an electrical drive system having: an energy storage device for generating a supply voltage and having at least one energy supply line, with one or more energy storage modules connected in series in the energy supply line, each module comprising an energy storage cell module with at least one energy storage cell and a coupling device with a plurality of coupling elements which is designed to selectively connect the energy storage cell module into the respective energy supply line or to bypass the same in the respective energy supply line; a fuel cell system which is coupled to the output terminals of the energy storage device and connected in parallel to the energy storage device; and a control device which is coupled to the energy storage device and is designed to control the coupling devices of the energy storage modules in order to adjust a supply voltage at the output terminals of the energy storage device which corresponds to an output voltage of the fuel cell system.. .
Robert Bosch Gmbh


07/28/16
20160218384 

Method for manufacturing solid oxide fuel cell and solid oxide fuel cell


A method is provided for manufacturing a solid oxide fuel cell having excellent power generation performance and thermal cycle resistance and a solid oxide fuel cell. A method for manufacturing a solid oxide fuel cell includes a first step st11 of sequentially forming a fuel electrode and a solid oxide electrolyte layer on a substrate; a second step st12 of forming an air electrode intermediate layer on the solid oxide electrolyte layer; and a third step st13 of forming, on the air electrode intermediate layer, an air electrode conductive layer using a mixture obtained by mixing first particles in a first average particle size range in which the average particle size (d50) is in a range of 27.0 μm to 31.0 μm and second particles in a second average particle size range having an average particle size (d50) smaller than the first average particle size range..
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd.


07/28/16
20160218383 

Method for controlling pressure


A method for controlling the pressure on the cathode side of a fuel cell system is disclosed. The fuel cell system has at least one fuel cell, an air conveying device which is arranged on a common shaft with an expander, and a system bypass which connects the pressure-side outlet of the air delivery device to the pressure-side inlet of the expander via a system bypass line and a system bypass valve.
Daimler Ag


07/28/16
20160218382 

Non-invasive measurement controlling the functioning of a membrane fuel cell


Measurement of one or more electrical voltages between said conductive means electrically connected to an electrical-voltage measurement device.. .

07/28/16
20160218381 

Fast starting fuel cell


An electrical power supply system has a fuel cell module and a battery. The fuel cell can be selectively connected to the battery system through a diode.
Hydrogenics Corporation


07/28/16
20160218379 

Fuel cell module


A fuel cell module includes a fuel cell unit and a casing. The casing has hollow surface members including a front surface member, a rear surface member, a right surface member, a left surface member, and a lower surface member.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.


07/28/16
20160218378 

Seal for a fuel cell, and fuel cell


A seal (34) for a fuel cell (10), which includes multiple bipolar plates (13) and at least one membrane electrode assembly (12), the seal (34) having a seal body (40) surrounding a free inner chamber (42) is provided. It is provided that at least two flow barriers (46) pointing into the inner chamber (42) are formed as a single piece with the seal body (40), the flow barriers (46) being situated at a distance from the seal body (40) by at least one connecting element (48)..
Volkswagen Ag


07/28/16
20160218377 

Fuel cell cabinet


An example fuel cell cabinet, comprises: a fuel cell case provided with an opening and accommodating a fuel cell; a lid part covering the opening; a first fixing part fixing a first end of the lid part to the fuel cell case by a predetermined force; and a second fixing part fixing a second end different from the first end of the lid part to the fuel cell case by a force weaker than the predetermined force.. .
Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha


07/28/16
20160218376 

Bipolar plate and fuel cell module using the same


A bipolar plate and a fuel cell module using the same are provided. The bipolar plate includes a plate body and a temperature management component.
Industrial Technology Research Institute


07/28/16
20160218374 

Separator and fuel cell


A separator to be used in a fuel cell includes a gas flow path including a plurality of gas flow path grooves that allow reactive gas to flow; a gas discharge hole used for discharging the reactive gas from the gas flow path; and an outlet flow path part positioned between the gas discharge hole and the gas flow path and used for flowing the reactive gas discharged from the gas flow path into the gas discharge hole. The plurality of gas flow path grooves includes a coupling flow path part coupled to the outlet flow path part.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


07/28/16
20160218372 

Core-shell catalysts and producing the same


The present invention is to provide core-shell catalysts which are configured to be able to increase the performance of a unit cell of a fuel cell, and a method for producing the core-shell catalysts. Disclosed are core-shell catalysts and method for producing the same, the core-shell catalysts comprising a core containing palladium and a shell containing platinum and covering the core, wherein, in a number-based particle size frequency distribution, an average particle size is 4.70 nm or less; a standard deviation is 2.00 nm or less; and a frequency of a particle size of 5.00 nm or less is 55% or more..
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


07/28/16
20160218371 

Fuel cell electrode catalyst layer having electron conducting polymers


A catalyst layer for a fuel cell electrode includes catalyst particles consisting essentially of metal oxide support particles with active catalyst particles supported on the metal oxide support particles. The catalyst particles are intermixed with an electron-conducting polymer.
Nissan North America, Inc.


07/21/16
20160211543 

Dummy cell and fuel cell stack


A dummy cell laminated on a fuel cell stack and configured not to perform power generation includes: a common appearance portion having an appearance common with an appearance of a power generation cell used in the fuel cell stack and configured to perform power generation; and a non-common appearance portion having an appearance different from the appearance of the power generation cell.. .
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


07/21/16
20160211541 

Method for manufacturing anode support of solid oxide fuel cell, and anode support of solid oxide fuel cell


The present application relates to a method of manufacturing an anode support of a solid oxide fuel cell and an anode support of a solid oxide fuel cell, and may improve performance and durability of the fuel cell by improving an interfacial property between the anode support and an electrolyte.. .
Lg Chem, Ltd.


07/21/16
20160211540 

Membrane electrode assemblies including mixed carbon particles


Gas permeable layers in fuel cell membrane electrode assemblies are provided which comprises a mixture of first and second types of carbon particles, which may provide relatively hydrophilic and relatively hydrophobic pathways. In some embodiments, the first type of carbon particle oxidizes at a lower rate than said second type of carbon particle.
3m Innovative Properties Company


07/21/16
20160211538 

A fuel cell unit


This invention relates to fuel cell unit for use in aggregating fuel cells, particularly useful for use when fuel cells are connected in parallel. Improving the management of fuel cell outputs across a plurality of aggregated fuel cells improves efficiency of the fuel cells.
Lg Fuel Cell Systems Inc.


07/21/16
20160211536 

System and controlling fuel cell of vehicle


A system and method for controlling a fuel cell of a vehicle are provided. The method includes sensing a time point when pressure control is necessary by sensing whether an output of the fuel cell is additionally necessary or whether the fuel cell can be in a dry-out state.
Kia Motors Corporation


07/21/16
20160211535 

Self-heating fuel cell systems


fuel cell systems, e.g. Systems including proton exchange membrane (pem) fuel cells, are engineered to have more than one internal electrical resistance that can change according to temperature.
Ec Power, Llc


07/21/16
20160211534 

Cooling and heating device


This cooling and heating device includes: a fuel cell device including a fuel cell; a heating unit which utilizes the heat of exhaust gas discharged from the fuel cell; a thermoacoustic cooler (14) including a cooling unit which performs a cooling function with use of the heat of the exhaust gas discharged from the fuel cell; and an exhaust gas switching unit (25) which allows the exhaust gas discharged from the fuel cell to be supplied to at least one of the thermoacoustic cooler (14) and the heating unit, whereby there can be provided a cooling and heating device which effectively utilizes the exhaust gas of a fuel cell.. .

07/21/16
20160211533 

Fuel cell stack


A fuel cell stack includes a first power generation unit and a second power generation unit. Wave-like first fuel gas flow passages of the first power generation unit and wave-like first fuel gas flow passages of the second power generation unit are set to mutually different phases.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160211530 

Caged nanoparticle electrocatalyst with high stability and gas transport property


A method for forming a caged electrocatalyst particles for fuel cell applications include a step of forming modified particles having a porous sio2 shell on a surface of platinum-containing particles. The modified particles are subjected to acid treatment or electrochemical oxidation to remove a portion of the platinum-containing particle thereby creating caged electrocatalyst particles having a gap between the platinum-containing particles and their sio2 shell..
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc


07/21/16
20160211528 

Modular electrochemical cells


A gas diffusion electrode for an electro-synthetic or electro-energy cell, for example a fuel cell, including one or more gas permeable layers, a first conductive layer provided on a first side of the gas diffusion electrode, and a second layer, which may be a second conductive layer, provided on a second side of the gas diffusion electrode. The one or more gas permeable layers are positioned between the first conductive layer and the second layer, which may be a second conductive layer, and the one or more gas permeable layers provide a gas channel.
Aquahydrex Pty Ltd






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