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Device and method for controlling fuel cell stack connection

Device and method for controlling fuel cell stack connection

Thermal management system for fuel cell vehicles

Thermal management system for fuel cell vehicles

Thermal management system for fuel cell vehicles

Fuel cell stack

Date/App# patent app List of recent Fuel Cell-related patents
07/02/15
20150188180
 Fuel cell stack patent thumbnailnew patent Fuel cell stack
A fuel cell stack is provided that includes a fuel cell stack module and an enclosure. The fuel cell stack module includes end plates and coupling bars coupled to the end plates.
07/02/15
20150188179
 Method for manufacturing end plate for fuel cell stack patent thumbnailnew patent Method for manufacturing end plate for fuel cell stack
A method of manufacturing an end plated for a fuel cell stack, using overmolding injection molding is provided. The method prevents damage to tapped portions in injection molding and re-tapping after the injection molding, by implementing a method of injection molding for an end plate that prevents an injection-molded part from flowing into taps by forming a male thread on a first side of each of fixing pins fitted in a metal insert in injection molding of an end plate and by fastening the fixing pins in advance in the taps of the metal insert.
07/02/15
20150188176
 Solid oxide fuel cell with reinforced electrolyte membrane patent thumbnailnew patent Solid oxide fuel cell with reinforced electrolyte membrane
A solid oxide fuel cell has a reinforced membrane-electrode assembly. The solid oxide fuel cell includes a first electrode layer, a second electrode layer, and an electrolyte membrane disposed between the first and second electrode layers.
07/02/15
20150188174
 Solid oxide fuel cell  controlling same patent thumbnailnew patent Solid oxide fuel cell controlling same
A solid oxide fuel cell system includes: a fuel cell stack having a fuel electrode and an oxidant electrode; and a combustion unit provided to start the system; a control unit configured to perform control in such a way as to fill a combustion gas discharged from the combustion unit into the fuel electrode of the fuel cell stack at a time of stopping the system, the combustion gas containing an inert gas as a component.. .
07/02/15
20150188173
 Solid-oxide fuel cell systems patent thumbnailnew patent Solid-oxide fuel cell systems
The present application provides combined cycle fuel cell systems that include a fuel cell, such as a solid-oxide fuel cell (sofc), comprising an anode that generates a tail gas and a cathode that generates cathode exhaust. The system or plant may include adding fuel, such as processed or refined tail gas, to the inlet air stream of a reformer to heat the reformer.
07/02/15
20150188172
 Fuel cell system using natural gas patent thumbnailnew patent Fuel cell system using natural gas
A fuel cell system using natural gas, which includes a fuel cell including a cathode and an anode and a cryogenic heat-exchanging apparatus configured to heat-exchange natural gas supplied from a natural gas station with introduced air or exhaust gas of the fuel cell. With the configuration, oxygen which is introduced into the fuel cell can be produced using cold energy of the natural gas, and energy consumed for the oxygen production can be reduced.
07/02/15
20150188171
 Microbiologically protected fuel cell patent thumbnailnew patent Microbiologically protected fuel cell
Disclosed is a fuel cell fluid purification system. The fuel cell fluid purification system can include a fuel cell system configured to receive a hydrogen input comprising hydrogen, receive an oxygen input comprising a first fluid having an initial concentration of oxygen, and convert the hydrogen input and the oxygen input so as to yield a number of outputs.
07/02/15
20150188170
 Fuel cell system patent thumbnailnew patent Fuel cell system
A fuel cell system for generating electric power by supplying an anode gas and a cathode gas to a fuel cell includes: an idle stop unit adapted to stop extraction of a current from the fuel cell in accordance with an operation state of the fuel cell system; and an idle stop recovery unit adapted to restart the extraction of the current from the fuel cell in accordance with the operation state of the fuel cell system. The idle stop recovery unit limits, on the basis of an output voltage of the fuel cell before recovery from idle stop, the current to be extracted from the fuel cell after the recovery from the idle stop..
07/02/15
20150188169
 Fuel cell system patent thumbnailnew patent Fuel cell system
A fuel cell system for generating power by supplying anode gas and cathode gas to a fuel cell includes a valve provided in the fuel cell system and to be driven by a stepping motor, a stop-time valve control unit for controlling a valve body of the valve to a predetermined initialization position by controlling the stepping motor when a request to stop the fuel cell system is made, and a valve initializing unit for rotating the stepping motor by a predetermined initialization step number smaller than a maximum step number of the stepping motor so that the valve body of the valve moves toward the initialization position when a request to start the fuel cell system is made.. .
07/02/15
20150188168
 Voltage synchronization method and system patent thumbnailnew patent Voltage synchronization method and system
A voltage synchronization method and system are provided. The system includes a main controller that is configured to determine whether voltage synchronization is possible.
07/02/15
20150188167
new patent

Apparatus for controlling fuel cell heating value


Disclosed herein is an apparatus for controlling a fuel cell heating value. The apparatus includes stack condition sensors which senses conditions of respective fuel cell stacks, and a control unit.
07/02/15
20150188166
new patent

Fuel supplying apparatus and system for direct carbon fuel cell


Disclosed is a fuel supplying apparatus, for a direct carbon fuel cell, which has improved output density by ensuring the flow properties of an anode medium. The fuel supplying apparatus for a direct carbon fuel cell comprises: a flow pipe which forms it cylindrical flow path in the vertical direction around a tube-shaped cell contained in an anode medium in which a carbon fuel is mixed; and a bubbling means which provides a gas from below the flow pipe to the inside of the anode medium and thus enables the anode medium to flow by the vertical flow of the gas.
07/02/15
20150188164
new patent

Hydrogen supply apparatus of fuel cell stack


A hydrogen supply apparatus of fuel cell stack is provided. In particular, a plurality of unit cells includes a membrane electrode assembly, a separating plate disposed on two sides of the membrane electrode assembly, a coolant path, an air path, a fuel path, and an air inlet manifold communicated with the air path.
07/02/15
20150188163
new patent

Condensed water removing method and apparatus of gas diffiusion layer and catalyst layer of fuel cell and apparatus


Disclosed are a method and an apparatus for removing condensed water in a gas diffusion layer and a catalyst layer of a fuel cell. The method comprises steps of: a step of determining whether the condensed water is generated in the gas diffusion layer and the catalyst layer of the fuel cell; a step of reducing and supplying an amount of air supplied to a cathode of the fuel cell at a predetermined level, when it is determined that the condensed water is generated in the gas diffusion layer and the catalyst layer in the step of determining; a step of measuring a temperature of a stack of the fuel cell; and a step of increasing the amount of air supplied to the cathode of the fuel cell to an amount of air prior to being reduced at the predetermined operation level, when the measured temperature of the stack of the fuel cell is elevated to a predetermined temperature..
07/02/15
20150188161
new patent

Air supply fuel cell


An air supply apparatus and method for a fuel cell, which supplies high-pressure air while avoiding a surge phenomenon of a turbo type compressor in a fuel cell system to which the turbo type compressor is applied is provided. In particular, a portion of air from an outlet of a compressor to an inlet of the compressor is recirculated to the supply of air supplied from the compressor to a stack.
07/02/15
20150188160
new patent

Device and controlling fuel cell stack connection


Device and method for controlling fuel cell stack connection. The device includes fuel cell stacks and a power conditioning unit connected to the stacks, and further includes: a memory storing a first critical value by which the connection control device starts an operation, second critical values ranging from zero to the first critical value, and a boundary value for placing the second critical values in at least two subsidiary ranges; stack voltage sensing units for sensing voltages of the stacks; and a control unit for determining whether sensed voltages have been reduced to the first critical value or greater, and starting to control the operation of a switching unit when any one of the sensed voltages has been reduced to the first critical value or greater, thereby placing one or more stacks having voltages associated with each one of the at least two subsidiary ranges in one of individual groups..
07/02/15
20150188159
new patent

Fuel cell stack


A fuel cell stack includes a membrane electrode assembly including an polymer electrolyte membrane, an anode, and a cathode. A separating plate is disposed at two sides of the membrane electrode assembly and includes a coolant path, an air path, and a fuel path.
07/02/15
20150188158
new patent

Fuel cell system


A method of starting operation of a fuel cell system which includes at least a fuel cell stack the method includes opening an anode inlet valve to allow fuel to enter an anode volume of the fuel cell stack; then operating an air compressor in fluid communication with a cathode air inlet of the fuel cell stack to allow air to enter a cathode volume of the fuel cell stack monitoring the temperature of the cathode inlet and/or outlet operating a water injection system to inject water into the cathode volume once the temperature of fluid passing through the cathode inlet and/or outlet exceeds a preset level, wherein a current drawn from the fuel cell stack is limited to prevent a voltage measured across one or more cells in the fuel cell stack from falling below a first voltage threshold.. .
07/02/15
20150188157
new patent

3-way valve for fuel cell vehicle


A 3-way valve for a fuel cell vehicle includes a valve housing having stack, bypass port, and radiator ports. A flow control valve is disposed in the valve housing and selectively opens/closes the stack, bypass, or radiator ports by means of a motor.
07/02/15
20150188156
new patent

Thermal management fuel cell vehicle


A thermal management system and method for a fuel cell vehicle is provided. C in particular, a radiator, a 3-way valve, a pump, a heater, and a stack are all connected in that order.
07/02/15
20150188155
new patent

Membrane-electrode assembly (mea) for fuel cells


A membrane-electrode assembly (mea) for fuel cells includes an electricity-generating array including an anode, a cathode, and an electrolyte membrane. A subgasket array includes an anode subgasket surrounding a periphery of the anode and a cathode subgasket surrounding a periphery of the cathode.
07/02/15
20150188154
new patent

Gasket for fuel cells


A gasket for fuel cells is provided. In particular the gasket may include 1˜5 phr (parts per hundred rubber) of a peroxide crosslinking agent; 0.1˜1 phr of a co-crosslinking agent; 0.1˜1 phr of an antioxidant; and 1˜10 phr of carbon black, in comparison with 100 phr of ethylene-propylene diene monomer (epdm) rubber, respectively.
07/02/15
20150188153
new patent

Blended rubber gasket for fuel cells


The present invention provides a blended rubber gasket for fuel cells that includes a base having about 80 to 99 phr of epdm rubber and about 1 to 20 phr of fkm rubber, and about 0.1 to 10 phr of a peroxide crosslinking agent, based on 100 phr of the base.. .
07/02/15
20150188149
new patent

Metal separator for fuel cell stack


A metal separator for a fuel cell stack includes an anode separator, a cathode separator, and a gasket for maintaining airtightness for a reactive gas. The anode separator and the cathode separator are integrated in one set by a bonding portion formed at a contact portion between the anode separator and the cathode separator.
07/02/15
20150188148
new patent

Fuel cell component


A fuel cell component, preferably an endplate, comprising a polymer composition (c) comprising: at least one polyamide polymer [polyamide (a)] comprising recurring units derived from the polycondensation of at least one phthalic acid and hexamethylenediamine and less than 10% moles of recurring units derived from the polycondensation of adipic acid and hexamethylene diamine, at least one reinforcing filler [filler (f)] and at least one impact modifier [impact modifier (im)]. The fuel cell component may be manufactured by conventional molding techniques..
07/02/15
20150188128
new patent

Binder-free and carbon-free nanoparticle containing component, methods and applications


A method for forming an adherent metal based nanoparticle material layer upon a substrate includes an electrophoretic deposition method for depositing a metal nanoparticle material layer upon the substrate. The metal nanoparticle material layer may then be treated to form the adherent metal based nanoparticle material layer comprising a material selected from the group consisting of a metal oxide material, a metal nitride material, a metal oxynitride material and a metal chalcogenide material.
07/02/15
20150184759
new patent

Valve for controlling coolant fuel cell stack coolant of fuel cell vehicle


A valve for controlling the temperature of a coolant to flow into a fuel cell stack to provide the optimum level of coolant at the appropriate temperature in order to keep the operation of the fuel cell stack stable is provided. In particular, new type of seal that can achieve maximum sealability with minimized friction force on a plunger shaft by changing the shape and structure of a seal for sealing the plunger shaft.
07/02/15
20150184310
new patent

Pipe surface treating fuel cell system


A method of electro-polishing an inner surface and an outer surface of a multi-bending pipe by letting a current flow to a positive electrode and a negative electrode in an electrolyte is provided. A mesh net having a shape corresponding to an inner shape of the multi-bending pipe and formed of an insulating material and an internal electrode disposed within the mesh net are placed within the multi-bending pipe.
07/02/15
20150183338
new patent

Thermal management system for fuel cell vehicles


A thermal management system is provided which may be miniaturized and may have a reduced weight by integrating thermal management parts in a fuel cell vehicle. In particular, a new type of thermal management system integrated housing in which a housing of a pump housing part, a housing of a 3-way valve fluid part, and a bypass channel among parts of the thermal management system for a fuel cell vehicle are integrated into a single structure to reduce the size of the overall system..
07/02/15
20150183337
new patent

Temperature management system of fuel cell vehicle and method thereof


A temperature management system of a fuel cell vehicle includes a radiator, a water pump, an ion filter, a flow control valve, a state detector and a controller. The radiator is configured to emit heat generated from a fuel cell stack via cooling water, and the water pump is configured to circulate the cooling water through the system.
07/02/15
20150183336
new patent

Startup limitation fuel cell vehicle


A startup limitation method for a fuel cell vehicle. In particular, a sensor is used to determine whether or not a hydrogen inlet door of the fuel cell vehicle is opened.
07/02/15
20150183028
new patent

One pot process for the preparation of ultra-small size transition metal nonoparticles


Disclosed is a one pot process for the synthesis of ultra-small uniform-sized (1-3 nm) transition metal nanoparticles with shape tunability. These nanoparticles have uses in various fields, including catalysis and fuel cells..
07/02/15
20150182938
new patent

Hydrogen gas generator


A hydrogen generator, a fuel cell for use in the hydrogen generator and a fuel cell system are disclosed. The hydrogen generator includes a housing and a plurality of fuel pellets disposed in the housing.
06/25/15
20150180365

Method for generating injection current for fuel cell stack and performing the same


An apparatus for generating injection current for a fuel cell stack includes a first converter configured to convert direct current of a voltage corresponding to a high voltage battery, into direct current of a predetermined voltage; a second converter configured to convert the converted direct current into alternating current; a filter configured to filter a signal of a predetermined frequency band from the converted alternating current; and a control unit configured to perform a feedback control to allow the filtered alternating current to be injected without being distorted when injecting the filtered alternating current into the fuel cell stack.. .
Hyundai Autron Co., Ltd.
06/25/15
20150180348

Method for generating injection current for fuel cell stack and performing the same


An apparatus for generating injection current for a fuel cell stack includes a switch configured to retain any one state of an on state and an off state; an inductor configured to output accumulated energy according to a state of the switch; and a converter configured to provide an output of the inductor to a load or convert the output into a predetermined voltage and provide the predetermined voltage to a load.. .
Hyundai Autron Co., Ltd.
06/25/15
20150180079

Fuel cell components, stacks and modular fuel cell systems


A fuel cell power module includes a cylindrical housing encasing a fuel cell stack and an air supply. The housing has a major interior surface.
Powerdisc Development Corporation Ltd.
06/25/15
20150180075

Stacked structure fur fuel cell


Provided is a stacked structure for a fuel cell in which the plurality of fuel cells are stacked. Each of the fuel cells includes an electrolyte layer, and a cathode layer and an anode layer disposed on both surfaces of the electrolyte layer.
Mico Co., Ltd.
06/25/15
20150180072

Manufacture membrane electrode assembly for fuel cell


A manufacturing system and method of an membrane electrode assembly (mea) for a fuel cell is provided which increases performance and durability of an mea and ensures productivity of the mea therein. In particular, electrodes and an electrolyte membrane are bonded together and the membrane electrode assembly manufactured in the bonding process is pressed at a predetermined temperature..
Hyundai Motor Company
06/25/15
20150180071

Fuel cells for use at elevated temperatures and pressures


This invention provides a redox fuel cell comprising an anode and a cathode separated by an ion selective polymer electrolyte membrane; means for supplying a fuel to the anode region of the cell; means for supplying an oxidant to the cathode region of the cell; means for providing an electrical circuit between the anode and the cathode; a non-volatile catholyte solution flowing in fluid communication with the cathode, the catholyte solution comprising a polyoxometallate redox couple being at least partially reduced at the cathode in operation of the cell, and at least partially re-generated by reaction with the oxidant after such reduction at the cathode, the catholyte solution further comprising vanadium species that result from the speciation of the polyoxometallate at an elevated temperature and/or pressure.. .
Acal Energy Ltd.
06/25/15
20150180070

Fuel cell system


A fuel cell system according to the present invention comprises: a fuel cell including a membrane-electrode assembly in which electrodes, each having a catalyst layer, are arranged on both surfaces of a polymer electrolyte membrane; and a control apparatus which controls an output voltage of the fuel cell. If a target voltage of the fuel cell is set so as to be equal to or higher than a catalyst dissolution voltage at which a catalyst in the catalyst layer is dissolved and the amount of an oxide film formed on the catalyst layer is estimated to be less than a first predetermined amount, the control apparatus controls the output voltage of the fuel cell so as to be equal to an oxide film formation voltage, being lower than the catalyst dissolution voltage, until the amount of the oxide film is estimated to be equal to or greater than the first predetermined amount and then controls the output voltage so as to be equal to the target voltage..
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
06/25/15
20150180069

Apparatus and controlling hydrogen purging


An apparatus and method for controlling hydrogen purging are provided. The apparatus includes a purging valve that is provided for an outlet disposed adjacent to an anode of a fuel cell stack and is configured to adjust an outflow of water from the fuel cell stack.
Kia Motors Corporation
06/25/15
20150180067

Method for controlling startup of fuel cell system


A method for controlling a startup of a fuel cell system is provided. The method includes comparing a voltage generated in a fuel cell stack when hydrogen is supplied to a fuel electrode of the fuel cell stack for a set period of time with a first reference voltage.
Kia Motors Corporation
06/25/15
20150180066

Fuel cell system and controlling the fuel cell system


A control device includes a combustion apparatus temperature comparison unit for comparing a temperature of a combustion apparatus and a combustion apparatus temperature range, a combustion apparatus flame-out determination unit for determining whether flame-out occurs in the combustion apparatus based on a comparison result by the combustion apparatus temperature comparison unit, and a combustion apparatus control unit for starting or stopping operation of a start-up combustor based on a determination result by the combustion apparatus frame-out determination unit.. .
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
06/25/15
20150180065

Hydrogen purge unit for fuel cell system


A fuel cell system having a hydrogen purge unit may include a purge pipe that connects an air discharge pipe connecting a fuel cell stack and a humidifying device and a hydrogen discharge pipe that discharges hydrogen from the fuel cell stack, and a purge valve provided at the purge pipe. In particular, a plurality of purge branch apertures are structured to discharge a purge gas from the fuel cell stack into the air discharge pipe by providing the purge branch apertures at intervals along the bottom surface of the purge pipe in a downstream section of the purge pipe that extends from the purge valve in a downstream direction..
Hyundai Motor Company
06/25/15
20150180064

Fuel cell management method


A fuel cell management method includes removing droplets remaining in a fuel cell stack using air supplied to a cathode and hydrogen supplied to an anode. Hydrogen and oxygen remaining are removed in the fuel cell stack by stopping the supply of the hydrogen and the air, and the hydrogen and the oxygen in the fuel cell stack are chemically reacted to remove residual hydrogen and oxygen.
Hyundai Motor Company
06/25/15
20150180063

Fuel supplying apparatus and system for direct carbon fuel cell


Disclosed is a fuel supplying apparatus, for a direct carbon fuel cell, which has improved output density by ensuring the flow properties of an anode medium. The fuel supplying apparatus for a direct carbon fuel cell comprises: a flow pipe which forms a flow path around a tube-shaped cell contained in an anode medium in which a carbon fuel is mixed; and a bubbling means which provides a gas from below the flow pipe to the inside of the anode medium and thus enables the anode medium to flow by the upward movement of the gas.
Korea Institute Of Industrial Technology
06/25/15
20150180061

Gas distribution element for a fuel cell


The gas distribution element for a fuel cell or an electrolyzing device including a first layer and a second layer, the first and second layers are disposed with a gas distribution structure forming a pattern for a fluid flow of a first reactant fluid. The second layer is a homogenizing element, which has first apertures, wherein at least some of the first apertures have a length and a width, with the length being greater than the width and the length extending in a transverse direction to the main direction of fluid flow..
Htceramix S.a.
06/25/15
20150180060

Humidification device for humidifying process gases and fuel cell arrangement comprising same


A humidification device for humidifying process gases, in particular for fuel cells, having a stack of repeating components, including a steam-permeable membrane, a first layer arrangement arranged on a first side of the membrane having a first flow layer for conducting a process gas to be humidified, a multiplicity of flow channels running parallel to the membrane, a second layer arrangement arranged on a second side of the membrane having a second flow layer for conducting a humidified gas including a multiplicity of flow channels running parallel to the membrane, and two protective films which adjoin the second flow layer on both sides and have a multiplicity of through-openings.. .
Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft
06/25/15
20150180059

Humidifier for fuel cell systems


A humidifier for transferring water vapour from a first gas stream to a second gas stream in a fuel cell system comprises a stack of thin plates having planar sealing surfaces at their edges, along which they are sealed together. A water permeable membranes is provided between each pair of plates in the stack.
Dana Canada Corporation
06/25/15
20150180058

Fuel cell system


A fuel cell system capable of adjusting the amount of humidification of reaction gas includes a fuel cell stack in which fuel cells are stacked, an air supplier supplying air to the fuel cell stack, a humidifier humidifying air supplied through the air supplier with air discharged from the fuel cell stack, and a hydrogen supplier supplying hydrogen to the fuel cell stack. A condensate water processor is configured to store and discharge condensate water discharged from the fuel cell stack through a hydrogen exhaust line.
Hyundai Motor Company
06/25/15
20150180057

Method for generating injection current for fuel cell stack and performing the same


An apparatus for generating injection current for a fuel cell stack includes a first converter configured to convert direct current of a voltage corresponding to a battery for a vehicle, into direct current of predetermined voltage; a second converter configured to convert the converted direct current into alternating current; a filter configured to filter a signal of a predetermined frequency band from the converted alternating current; and a control unit configured to perform a feedback control to allow the filtered alternating current to be injected without being distorted when injecting the filtered alternating current into the fuel cell stack.. .
Hyundai Autron Co., Ltd.
06/25/15
20150180056

Current collector component for a fuel cell


A current collector component (206) for a fuel cell. The current collector component (206) comprises a first electrically conductive plate (210) configured to form a wall of a fluid confinement volume of a fuel cell; and a second electrically conductive plate (212) in electrical contact with the first electrically conductive plate (210).
Intelligent Energy Limited
06/25/15
20150180055

Fuel cell system


A fuel cell system includes a hydrodesulfurizer configured to remove a sulfur compound in a raw material; a fuel cell configured to generate power by electrochemical reaction using a fuel gas and an oxidizing gas, the fuel gas being obtained by reforming the raw material desulfurized with the hydrodesulfurizer; a heater configured to heat the hydrodesulfurizer by utilizing the heat of an exhaust gas circulated in the fuel cell system including the fuel cell; an introduction passage disposed to guide the exhaust gas to the heater; and a gas supply unit configured to supply a cooling gas to the exhaust gas, the cooling gas being not utilized in the power generation in the fuel cell system, wherein a mixture gas of the exhaust gas and the cooling gas supplied from the gas supply unit is passed through the inside of the heater.. .
Panasonic Corporation
06/25/15
20150180054

Fuel cell


A fuel cell that includes a membrane electrode assembly having an electrolyte, an anode catalyst, and a cathode catalyst; and a plurality of frame-gaskets is provided. Each of the frame-gaskets may be disposed between an anode-side separator and the membrane electrode assembly or between a cathode-side separator and the membrane electrode assembly.
Hyundai Motor Company
06/25/15
20150180053

Separator assembly for fuel cell and manufacturing the same


A separator assembly for a fuel cell having an anode separator, a cathode separator, a cooling surface frame, and a gasket. In particular, the cooling surface frame is integrally bonded between peripheral portions of the anode separator and the cathode separator.
Kia Motors Corporation
06/25/15
20150180052

Fuel cell flow channels and flow fields


A fuel cell anode flow field includes at least one flow channel with a cross-sectional area that varies along at least a portion of its length. In some embodiments, the channel width decreases along at least a portion of the channel length according to a natural exponential function.
Powerdisc Development Corporation Ltd.
06/25/15
20150180051

Fuel cell module for a vehicle


A fuel cell module includes at least one fuel cell stack with a housing. The at least one fuel cell stack is arranged, with a plurality of system components for conducting and/or conditioning the fluids for the supply of the at least one fuel cell stack, with a mechanical interface for fastening the fuel cell module to the vehicle.
Daimler Ag
06/25/15
20150180047

Electrode for fuel cell and production electrode for fuel cell, membrane electrode assembly and fuel cell


This electrode for fuel cell comprises: carbon nanotubes; a catalyst for fuel cell supported on the carbon nanotubes; and an ionomer provided to coat the carbon nanotubes and the catalyst for fuel cell, wherein when a length of the carbon nanotubes is represented by la [μm] and an inter-core pitch of the carbon nanotubes is represented by pa [nm], the length la and the inter-core pitch pa satisfy two expressions given below: 30≦la≦240; and 0.351×la+75≦pa≦250.. .
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
06/25/15
20150180045

Non-platinum group metal electrocatalysts using metal organic framework materials and preparation


A method of preparing a nitrogen containing electrode catalyst by converting a high surface area metal-organic framework (mof) material free of platinum group metals that includes a transition metal, an organic ligand, and an organic solvent via a high temperature thermal treatment to form catalytic active sites in the mof. At least a portion of the contained organic solvent may be replaced with a nitrogen containing organic solvent or an organometallic compound or a transition metal salt to enhance catalytic performance.
Uchicago Argonne, Llc
06/25/15
20150180043

Method of manufacturing fuel cell anode


Disclosed is a method of manufacturing an anode for a fuel cell. The method includes: synthesizing a fuel cell catalyst used to oxidize a fuel for the anode in an electrochemical manner; forming an electrode for the anode by use of the synthesized fuel cell catalyst; and synthesizing an electrolysis catalyst, which is used to electrolyze water, on the electrode as the electrolysis catalyst is loaded into the anode.
Kia Motors Corporation
06/25/15
20150180041

Formulation of an active layer having improved performances


An active layer for a proton-exchange membrane fuel cell (pemfc) including at least two perfluorosulfonate ionomers.. .
Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives


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