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Date/App# patent app List of recent Fuel Cell-related patents
06/23/16
20160181649 
 Fuel cell module patent thumbnailnew patent Fuel cell module
A fuel cell module includes fuel cells, a gas supply system, a first accumulator, a second accumulator, and power connection. The fuel cells are arranged in a cell stack having a first axial end and a second axial end.

06/23/16
20160181647 
 High-efficiency molten carbonate fuel cell system and method patent thumbnailnew patent High-efficiency molten carbonate fuel cell system and method
A high efficiency fuel cell system comprising a topping fuel cell assembly comprising a topping cathode portion and a topping anode portion; and a bottoming fuel cell assembly comprising a bottoming cathode portion and a bottoming anode portion, wherein the bottoming anode portion receives anode exhaust output from the topping anode portion and the topping cathode portion receives cathode exhaust from the bottoming cathode portion, and wherein the topping fuel cell assembly has a greater number of fuel cells than the bottoming fuel cell assembly so that the topping fuel cell assembly utilizes more fuel than the bottoming fuel cell assembly.. .

06/23/16
20160181646 
 Composite electrolyte for a solid oxide fuel cell, exhaust gas probe or high-temperature gas sensor patent thumbnailnew patent Composite electrolyte for a solid oxide fuel cell, exhaust gas probe or high-temperature gas sensor
This relates to a sinterable composite electrolyte compound, a sintered composite electrolyte, a method for manufacturing a sintered composite electrolyte and the use of the sintered composite electrolyte in a fuel cell, preferably a solid oxide fuel cell, an exhaust gas probe or a high-temperature gas sensor, and a fuel cell, preferably a solid oxide fuel cell, exhaust gas probe or high-temperature gas sensor containing the sintered composite electrolyte.. .

06/23/16
20160181642 
 Polymer electrolyte and preparation method thereof patent thumbnailnew patent Polymer electrolyte and preparation method thereof
Provided are a polymer electrolyte membrane used in fuel cells, and a method for producing the same, the method including a step of filling a crosslinkable ion conductor in the pores of a porous nanoweb support; and a step of crosslinking the ion conductor filled in the pores of the porous nanoweb support. The method for producing a polymer electrolyte membrane uses a relatively smaller amount of an organic solvent, can ameliorate defects of the support caused by solvent evaporation, and can enhance the impregnability of the ion conductor to the support and the convenience of the process..

06/23/16
20160181641 
 Auxiliary power system for an airplane and an airplane with such an auxiliary power system patent thumbnailnew patent Auxiliary power system for an airplane and an airplane with such an auxiliary power system
An auxiliary power system for an airplane includes at least one fuel cell unit each with at least one fuel cell, a voltage output, a fuel intake and an outlet for reaction products, a fuel tank that is couplable with the fuel intake of the fuel cell unit, at least one compressor unit with an air intake and air outlet and an electric motor, which is couplable with a voltage output of the at least one fuel cell unit and, by way of a shaft, with the at least one compressor unit. At least the at least one fuel cell unit, the compressor unit and the electric motor are interconnected to yield a coherent unit, which continuously provides electrical power and pressurized air..

06/23/16
20160181639 
 Energy generation process patent thumbnailnew patent Energy generation process
An energy generation process comprising the oxidation of carbon monoxide to carbon dioxide in a fuel cell, the process comprising the step of producing the carbon monoxide from carbon dioxide and carbon and/or a hydrocarbon, and the step of producing the carbon dioxide from the calcination of a metal carbonate, together with an apparatus for use in energy generation comprising a calcination unit in fluid communication with the fuel cell and the use of the apparatus in energy generation.. .

06/23/16
20160181638 
 Fuel cell combustor and fuel cell module patent thumbnailnew patent Fuel cell combustor and fuel cell module
A raw fuel inlet pipe, an air inlet pipe, and a combustion gas exhaust pipe are provided for a casing of a start-up combustor. A raw fuel supply chamber connected to the raw fuel inlet pipe and an air supply chamber connected to the air inlet pipe form double layer structure.

06/23/16
20160181637 
 Fuel cell system patent thumbnailnew patent Fuel cell system
A fuel cell system includes a stacked assembly, a resonance determining unit, and a controller. The stacked assembly includes a plurality of unit cells stacked together.

06/23/16
20160181636 
 Open-loop  fuel cell stack start-up with low-voltage source patent thumbnailnew patent Open-loop fuel cell stack start-up with low-voltage source
A fuel cell system is provided that includes a fuel cell stack and an air compressor in communication with a cathode inlet, a hydrogen source in communication with an anode inlet, and a start-up battery adapted to power the air compressor. The start-up battery is at least one of a low-voltage battery and a high-voltage battery.

06/23/16
20160181634 
 Anode chambers with variable volumes patent thumbnailnew patent Anode chambers with variable volumes
Described herein are articles, systems, and methods relating to fuel cell systems that include anode chambers with variable volumes. The volume of the anode chamber may be relatively small or essentially zero upon start up to prevent influx of contaminants that would have to be purged from the system.

06/23/16
20160181633 
new patent

Complex fuel cell stack with hydrogen storage unit


A complex fuel cell stack with hydrogen storage unit is introduced. Through the new configuration of the pem fuel cell stack, no cooling system and cooling fluid is needed for the fuel cell stack, since hydrogen storage vessel can act as a heat sink to protect the expensive catalyst layer of the mea of the fuel cell away from over-heated and damaged.

06/23/16
20160181632 
new patent

Fuel cell module and operating a fuel cell module


A fuel cell module includes fuel cells and an air supply system. The fuel cells are arranged in a cell stack.

06/23/16
20160181631 
new patent

Fuel cell with porous material-gasket integrated structure


Disclosed is a fuel cell with a porous material-gasket integrated structure, which can facilitate the flow of gas and water by stacking a porous material-gasket integrated structure, in which a porous material and a gasket are integrally molded, on a separator. In particular, the present invention provides a fuel cell with a porous material-gasket integrated structure, in which a porous material and a gasket are integrally molded and stacked on a separator such that the porous material is located between a manifold, through which gas is supplied, and a reaction surface, where an electrochemical reaction takes place, so as to serve as a diffuser for gas fed through the manifold..

06/23/16
20160181629 
new patent

Interface seal for a fuel cartridge


A resilient sealing member (27) has a first face (40) and a second face (41) and an aperture (42) extending between the first face and the second face. At least two, preferably three or more, circumferential ridges (43, 44, 45) surround the aperture on the first face.

06/23/16
20160181628 
new patent

Fuel cell stack


Disclosed herein is a fuel cell stack with improved manufacturing performance. The fuel cell stack includes: a separator that comprises a diffusion part, as being provided with a diffusion channel, configured to distribute reaction gas and cooling water and a reaction part, as being continuously formed from the diffusion part and provided with a reaction channel that has a height greater than that of the diffusion channel, configured to move reaction gas distributed from the diffusion part and generate electrons by a chemical reaction; and a gas diffusion layer configured to contact the separator at the diffusion part and the reaction part..

06/23/16
20160181627 
new patent

Sofc interconnect barriers and methods of making same


A novel method to produce thin films spatially disposed on desired areas of workpieces is disclosed. Examples of include the formation of a yttria stabilized zirconia (ysz) film formed on a desired portion of a stainless steel interconnect for solid oxide fuel cells by atomic layer deposition (ald).

06/23/16
20160181625 
new patent

Porous channel structure for fuel cell


A porous channel structure for a fuel cell includes a channel plate including a plurality of land parts contacting a gas diffusion layer (gdl) to form a waveform cross-section along a flow direction of gas and a plurality of channel parts contacting a flat plate to maintain water tightness, and having a channel hole through which reaction gas passes. The channel hole is punched to include a portion of at least one of a land part of the plurality of land parts and a channel part of the plurality of channel parts..

06/23/16
20160181623 
new patent

Fuel cell stack


A fuel cell stack includes a stacked body, a first insulator, and a first shim. The stacked body includes electrolyte-electrode assemblies and separators.

06/23/16
20160181622 
new patent

Template directed formation of metal nanoparticles and uses thereof


Disclosed herein is a composition of matter comprising metal nanoparticles dispersed in a protein matrix comprising an elastic protein or homolog or fragment thereof. The metal may be an electrocatalyst metal.

06/23/16
20160181621 
new patent

Non-pgm cathode catalysts for fuel cell application derived from heat treated heteroatomic amines precursors


A method of preparing m-n—c catalysts utilizing a sacrificial support approach and inexpensive and readily available polymer precursors as the source of nitrogen and carbon is disclosed. Exemplary polymer precursors include non-porphyrin precursors with no initial catalytic activity.

06/23/16
20160180612 
new patent

System and calculating fuel economy


A fuel economy calculator system for a vehicle including a fuel cell, a diagnostic port, and an ecu, the fuel economy calculator system includes a dongle configured to connect with the diagnostic port to enable the dongle to establish a wired communication link with the ecu, and a wireless device including a display unit, a memory storing program instructions and capacity data of the fuel cell, and a processor. The processor is configured to execute the program instructions to establish a link between the ecu and the wireless device, to receive a data set from the ecu via the connected dongle each time the ecu generates engine change state data, the data set including at least mileage data and remaining fuel data, to calculate fuel economy data of the vehicle based on the capacity data, a most recent data set, and a next most recent data..

06/23/16
20160179991 
new patent

Microgrid troubleshooting method


A microgrid troubleshooting method entails, connecting a first trouble simulating unit between a utility electricity and an ac load, wherein an ac end of a second trouble simulating unit connects with the ac load, and a dc end of the second trouble simulating unit connects with a solar power generating unit, an energy-storing unit, a fuel cell unit, and a dc load; switching the second trouble simulating unit to a short-circuit state, measuring a microgrid earth potential rise, short-circuit current of the solar power generating unit, and short-circuit current of the energy-storing unit, and checking whether the microgrid is damaged; and switching the first trouble simulating unit to a short-circuit state, measuring a microgrid earth potential rise, and checking whether the microgrid is damaged. The method is effective in simulating troubles with the microgrid, measuring the microgrid's short-circuit current, and testing whether the microgrid's protection mechanism is functioning well..

06/23/16
20160176526 
new patent

Self sufficient galley system, operating electrical galley devices, and aircraft having such a galley system


A galley system comprising at least one electrically operated galley device, a galley frame having at least one compartment for housing the at least one galley device, at least one fuel cell unit, and a power control and monitoring unit coupled with the at least one galley device and the at least one fuel cell unit. The power control and monitoring unit is adapted for receiving a power request signal from the at least one galley device, for determining, whether the at least one fuel cell unit is able to provide the requested power and for sending an acknowledgment signal to the respective galley device, when the at least one fuel cell unit is able to provide the requested power, and wherein the galley system is independent from an external power supply..

06/16/16
20160172703 

Fuel cell stack assembly


A fuel cell stack assembly (101) comprising a fuel cell stack (102) comprising one or more fuel cells and a retaining member (100) comprising a first engaging region (104) that engages a first end face (110) of the fuel cell stack (102), a second engaging region (106) that engages a second opposing end face (112) of the fuel cell stack (102, and a joining region (108) configured to bias the first engaging region (104) towards the second engaging region (106). The retaining member (106) defines a fluid chamber (118) for communicating a fluid to or from the fuel cell stack (102)..
Intelligent Energy Limited


06/16/16
20160172702 

Electrolyte supported cell designed for longer life and higher power


A solid oxide fuel cell (sofc) that includes an anode electrode, a cathode electrode and a solid oxide electrolyte having a fuel inlet riser opening and a fuel outlet riser opening. The electrolyte is located between the anode electrode and the cathode electrode.
Bloom Energy Corporation


06/16/16
20160172700 

High temperature membrane electrode assembly with high power density and corresponding making


A membrane electrode assembly (mea) with enhanced current density or power density is fabricated using high temperature (ht) proton exchange membrane (pem). The mea can be utilized in high temperature pem fuel cell applications.
Trenergi Corp.


06/16/16
20160172698 

Fuel cell module


A fuel cell module includes a fuel cell stack and fc peripheral equipment. The fc peripheral equipment includes an evaporator.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.


06/16/16
20160172697 

Fuel cell module


A fuel cell module includes a fuel cell stack and fc peripheral equipment. In the fuel cell module, a stress relaxing portion for relaxing heat stress is provided at least along a boundary between a central area and one of outer annular areas or between the outer annular areas.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.


06/16/16
20160172696 

Methods for determining anode integrity during fuel cell vehicle operation


A system and methods are provided for testing anode integrity during vehicle operation. In one example described, the system and methods allow for anode leak tests during vehicle operation based on a flow of hydrogen into a fuel cell, the flow of hydrogen into the fuel cell maintaining the vehicle power while the leak test is performed.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc


06/16/16
20160172695 

System and controlling power of fuel cell


A system and method for controlling power of a fuel cell for a vehicle are provided. The method includes measuring a temperature of the fuel cell and when the measured temperature of the fuel cell is within a high temperature range in which a power threshold value of the fuel cell is reduced based on an increase in temperature of the fuel cell and when the measured temperature of the fuel cell is increased and then is equal to or greater than a predetermined temperature a power threshold value is reduced from a power value at the predetermined temperature.
Kia Motors Corporation


06/16/16
20160172694 

Inspection fuel cell


A mea is set in a state where a hydrogen gas is continuously supplied to both an anode-side electrode and a cathode-side electrode. In this state, a current is applied from an external power supply unit to the anode-side electrode and the cathode-side electrode so that the cathode-side electrode has a higher potential and that the current value gradually increases.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


06/16/16
20160172693 

Perceiving method and system of stack state for fuel cell system


A perceiving method and system of a stack state for a fuel cell system is provided. The method includes determining whether a vehicle provided with the fuel cell system is started and calculating a time until first condensate water is discharged through a condensate water discharging valve provided in the fuel cell system after the vehicle starts.
Hyundai Motor Company


06/16/16
20160172692 

Diffusion medium for use in fuel cell, fuel cell and making the diffusion medium


A diffusion medium (10) for use in a fuel cell, a fuel cell (80) and a method (60) of making the diffusion medium (10) are provided. The diffusion medium (10) includes a porous substrate (12) having a first surface (14) and a second surface (16), a microporous layer (18) formed on the first surface (14) of the porous substrate (12), and a plurality of water-retaining portions (20) formed on the microporous layer (18).
Temasek Polytechnic


06/16/16
20160172691 

Ion filter roof structure of fuel cell for vehicle


An ion filter roof structure of a fuel cell for a vehicle is provided and includes a controller that is connected to a heater, a pump, a 4-way valve, and a radiator disposed within a fuel cell for a vehicle. In addition, a thermal management system of the ion filter roof structure includes an ion filter and a fuel cell stack connected to the controller to form an ion filter roof.
Kia Motors Corporation


06/16/16
20160172690 

Ion filter life perception device for fuel cell vehicle


An ion filter life perception device for a fuel cell vehicle is provided to detect a replacement life of a fuel cell ion filter cartridge. The device includes a body part that is installed within an ion filter and has an ion resin filled therein.
Hyundai Motor Company


06/16/16
20160172687 

Oxide-coated metal catalyst for composite electrode and preparing composite electrode using the same


Disclosed are an oxide-coated metal catalyst for a composite electrode and a method for preparing a composite electrode using the same. The metal catalyst includes oxide particles applied thereto, wherein the oxide particles are applied so as not to overlap one another or are applied as an independent separate layer, and the oxide particles are nanograins having a diameter of 1-500 nm.
Global Frontier Center For Multiscale Energy Systems


06/16/16
20160172684 

Solid oxide fuel cell manufacturing solid oxide fuel cell


The invention provides a solid oxide fuel cell having a cathode which uses a material that exhibits minimal variation in the linear expansion coefficient and has superior conductivity and catalytic activity, and also provides a manufacturing method for the solid oxide fuel cell. The solid oxide fuel cell has single fuel cells comprising an anode, a solid electrolyte membrane and a cathode, wherein at least a portion of the cathode comprises a perovskite oxide represented by lay(ni1-xfex)o3 (wherein 0.1≦x≦0.5 and 0.95≦y<1) as the main component..
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd.


06/16/16
20160171797 

Control hydrogen leak determining system of fuel cell vehicle


A system control method is provided for measuring a distance between a smart key and a vehicle. When the distance between the smart key and the vehicle is changed based on a predetermined distance whether a hydrogen leak occurs is detected by a hydrogen sensor detection controller.
Kia Motors Corporation


06/16/16
20160169979 

Apparatus and measuring impedance for fuel cell diagnosis


An apparatus for measuring impedance for fuel cell diagnosis may include: a current measurement unit configured to measure a current flowing to a load from a fuel cell stack; a voltage measurement unit configured to measure a voltage of the fuel cell stack; and a calculation unit configured to monitor a variation of the current measured through the current measurement unit, perform a frequency analysis operation at each sampling while sampling the current and voltage of the fuel cell stack, and calculate impedance based on the analyzed voltage and current of the fuel cell stack.. .
Hyundai Autron Co., Ltd.


06/16/16
20160168734 

Low temperature electrolytes for solid oxide cells having high ionic conductivity


Methods for forming a metal oxide electrolyte improve ionic conductivity. Some of those methods involve applying a first metal compound to a substrate, converting that metal compound to a metal oxide, applying a different metal compound to the metal oxide, and converting the different metal compound to form a second metal oxide.
Ut-battelle, Llc


06/16/16
20160168732 

Electro-synthetic or electro-energy cell with gas diffusion electrode(s)


There is provided a new type of electro-synthetic (electrochemical) or electro-energy cell, such as a fuel cell. The cell includes a liquid electrolyte and at least one gas diffusion electrode (gde).
Aquahydrex Pty Ltd.


06/16/16
20160167546 

Hydrogen exhaust fuel cell vehicle


An apparatus is provided for safely discharging hydrogen permeated and leaking from a fuel tank of a fuel cell vehicle. The hydrogen exhaust apparatus for a fuel cell vehicle collects and safely processes hydrogen permeating a tank, and quantitatively detects the hydrogen transmissive amount.
Hyundai Motor Company


06/16/16
20160167545 

Control fuel cell system, fuel cell automobile, and fuel cell system


A control method of a fuel cell system includes generating electricity in a fuel cell through reaction of an oxidant gas and a fuel gas so as to output a fuel cell voltage. An electric storage device voltage is outputted from an electric storage device.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.


06/16/16
20160167135 

Porous metal substrate structure for a solid oxide fuel cell


The disclosure provides a porous metal substrate structure with high gas permeability and redox stability for a sofc and the fabrication process thereof, the porous metal substrate structure comprising: a porous metal plate composed of first metal particles; and a porous metal film composed of second metal particles and formed on the porous metal plate; wherein the porous metal plate has a thickness more than the porous metal film, and the first metal particle has a size more than the second metal particle. Further, a porous shell containing fe is formed on the surface of each metal particle by impregnating a solution containing fe in a high temperature sintering process of reducing or vacuum atmosphere, and the oxidation and reduction processes.
Institute Of Nuclear Energy Research Atomic Energy Council, Executive Yuan


06/09/16
20160164152 

Rechargeable electrochemical energy storage device


A rechargeable energy storage device is disclosed. In at least one embodiment the energy storage device includes an air electrode providing an electrochemical process comprising reduction and evolution of oxygen and a capacitive electrode enables an electrode process consisting of non-faradic reactions based on ion absorption/desorption and/or faradic reactions.
Imra America, Inc.


06/09/16
20160164132 

Method for activating fuel cell stack without using electric load


A method for activating a fuel cell stack without using an electric load includes chemically adsorbing hydrogen into a catalyst of a cathode. Oxygen remaining in the stack is removed to seal and store the fuel cell stack while maintaining a negative pressure in the fuel cell stack.
Hyundai Motor Company


06/09/16
20160164131 

Activation apparatus of fuel cell stack for performing automatic activation and performance evaluation


An activation apparatus of a fuel cell stack includes an output cable connecting unit mounted on the frame and connecting a positive output cable of an electric load system to a positive output terminal at one side of the fuel cell stack. A fluid supply pipe connecting unit is mounted on the frame to reciprocate forward and backward with respect to another side of the fuel cell stack.
Hyundai Motor Company


06/09/16
20160164130 

Activation apparatus of fuel cell stack


An activation apparatus of fuel cell stacks, which automatically performs activation and performance evaluation processes on the fuel cell stacks when the fuel cell stacks have entered a frame, includes i) a connector connection assembly configured to connect a plurality of connector probes to cell terminals of the fuel cell stack, ii) an output cable connection assembly configured to connect positive (+) output cables to the first side of the fuel cell stack, and iii) a fluid supply pipe connection assembly configured to connect negative (−) output cables to the second side of the fuel cell stack and to connect a fluid supply pipe to the manifold of the fuel cell stack.. .
Hyundai Motor Company


06/09/16
20160164129 

Electrode for fuel cells


And wherein, in a graph showing a relationship between a scattering vector magnitude and a scattering intensity, both of which are obtained by measuring the electrode in an air atmosphere by a smaller-angle neutron scattering method, the electrode has such a hydrophilic domain dispersibility that the maximum value of ratios of scattering intensities to baseline intensities for all ion peaks is in a range of more than 1.00 to 1.42.. .

06/09/16
20160164128 

Hybrid device and hybrid system


A hybrid device includes an electrolysis cell stack device, a fuel cell stack device comprising and a vaporizer. The electrolysis cell stack device includes an electrolysis cell stack including a plurality of electrolysis cells that generate a hydrogen-containing gas from a water vapor-containing gas.
Kyocera Corporation


06/09/16
20160164127 

Control method and system of fuel cell system


A control method and system of a fuel cell system is provided. The control method includes detecting, by a controller, a voltage of a fuel cell stack when power generation of a fuel cell is stopped while a fuel cell vehicle is being driven.
Hyundai Motor Company


06/09/16
20160164126 

Device and monitoring dryness of fuel cell stack


A device and a method for monitoring dryness of a fuel cell stack can accurately determine whether the fuel cell stack is dry or not, to ensure smooth operation and performance of the fuel cell stack during operation of a fuel cell vehicle. The device includes a voltage sensing unit that monitors voltage of the fuel cell stack in real time; a current sensing unit that monitors current of the fuel cell stack in real time; a counting unit that compares the monitored voltage with a standard current-voltage performance curve; and a stack dryness determining unit that determines that the fuel cell stack is dry when a count determined by the counting unit is a standard level or more..
Hyundai Motor Company


06/09/16
20160164124 

Apparatus and controlling hydrogen purging


An apparatus and method for controlling hydrogen purging are provided. The hydrogen purging control apparatus includes a purge valve that is disposed at an outlet on an anode side of a fuel cell stack and is configured to adjust an amount of emission of hydrogen containing impurities.
Hyundai Motor Company


06/09/16
20160164122 

Separation plate and fuel cell including the same


A fuel cell that includes a membrane-electrode assembly and separation plates disposed on both sides of the membrane-electrode assembly is provided. The fuel cell includes barrier ribs formed in reaction surfaces of the separation plates corresponding to the membrane-electrode assembly and configured to partition the reaction surfaces into a plurality of reaction regions.
Kia Motors Corporation


06/09/16
20160164121 

Fuel cell system


Disclosed herein is a fuel cell system. The fuel cell system includes: a turbocharger configured to receive and pressurize air discharged from an outlet of a fuel cell and supply the pressurized air to an inlet of the fuel cell; a plurality of valves configured to be provided at an inlet and an outlet of the turbocharger to control an amount of air supplied to the turbocharger in the air discharged from the outlet of the fuel cell and control a pressure of air supplied from the turbocharger to the inlet of the fuel cell; and a controller configured to calculate an air pressure required for the fuel cell and control an opening of the valves based on the calculated air pressure required for the fuel cell..
Hyundai Motor Company


06/09/16
20160164119 

Activation apparatus of fuel cell stack


An activation apparatus of a fuel cell stack is provided. The activation apparatus of a fuel cell stack which is provided to perform activation and evaluate performance of the fuel cell stack while the fuel cell stack enters a frame.
Hyundai Motor Company


06/09/16
20160164118 

Fuel cell ion exchanger and fuel cell system


An ion exchanger includes a lower casing, an upper casing, and a cartridge. The lower casing includes an upper opening and a circumferential wall, which includes an intake port and a discharge port.
Toyota Boshoku Kabushiki Kaisha


06/09/16
20160164117 

Coolant bypass structure


A coolant bypass structure includes a main loop forming a channel in which coolant circulates; a bypass loop connected to the main loop and forming a selective bypass channel; and a stack bypass valve provided between the main loop and the bypass loop to open and close the bypass loop according to a predetermined temperature, and provided with an outlet temperature sensor. The coolant bypass structure may improve marketability by decreasing the starting time of the fuel cell vehicle in a frozen state and improve power efficiency..
Kia Motors Corporation


06/09/16
20160164116 

Method for producing a fuel cell and a fuel cell system


A method is provided for producing a fuel cell, which method includes the arrangement of in each case one gas diffusion layer with in each case one bipolar plate on a respective side of a membrane electrode arrangement which comprises an anode, a cathode and an electrolyte membrane arranged between the anode and the cathode. The gas diffusion layers are set back in relation to the bipolar plates and the membrane electrode arrangement.
Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft


06/09/16
20160164115 

Protective edge seal having alkali metal ions for membrane ion exchange


A unitized electrode assembly (10; 110; 210; 310; 410) for a fuel cell includes, in addition to an anode catalyst layer (54; 254) and a cathode catalyst layer (56; 256), a polymer electrolyte membrane (52) having an acid functional group normally including h+ions and an edge seal (66; 166; 266, 366, 466) containing alkali metal ions in a form, concentration, and/or location for delivery and dispersion into the membrane. The edge seal of the unitized electrode assembly is proximate, and typically contacts, the peripheral edge region (68) of the membrane in ion-transfer relation therewith, and alkali metal ions leach into the membrane during fuel cell operation to provide a desired ion exchange in the membrane.
Audi Ag


06/09/16
20160164114 

Solid oxide fuel cell and manufacturing same


The present specification relates to a solid oxide fuel cell and a method for manufacturing the same.. .
Lg Chem, Ltd.


06/09/16
20160164113 

Resin-framed membrane-electrode assembly for fuel cell and manufacturing the same


A resin-framed membrane-electrode assembly for a fuel cell includes a stepped membrane-electrode assembly, a resin frame, and a water-impermeable layer. The stepped membrane-electrode assembly includes a solid polymer electrolyte membrane having a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface, a first electrode provided on the first surface, and a second electrode provided on the second surface.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.


06/09/16
20160164111 

Fuel cell assembly


A fuel cell assembly (10) is provided. The fuel cell assembly (10) includes a first endplate (12), a second endplate (14), a plurality of separator plates (16) provided between the first and second endplates (12) and (14), and a plurality of fuel cells (18) forming a fuel cell stack (20).
Temasek Polytechnic


06/09/16
20160164110 

Deformation absorbing member and fuel cell


A deformation absorbing member is stacked between an anode side separator and a cathode side separator assembled in pairs to absorb the deformations of the stacked members. The stacked members include a separator unit with the anode side separator and the cathode side separator and a membrane electrode assembly.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.


06/09/16
20160164109 

Solid electrolyte fuel cell


A solid electrolyte fuel cell that includes a fuel electrode contact layer in contact with a fuel electrode layer and an air electrode contact layer in contact with an air electrode layer. The fuel electrode layer includes a first single metal or a first alloy, the fuel electrode contact layer includes a first conductive oxide, the air electrode layer includes a second conductive oxide, and the air electrode contact layer includes a second single metal or a second alloy..
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.


06/09/16
20160164108 

Solid oxide fuel cell, production method therefor, fuel-cell stack, and solid oxide fuel battery


A solid oxide fuel cell, a method of producing the same, a fuel cell stack, and a solid oxide fuel battery. The fuel cell including a solid electrolyte layer, a cathode layer formed on one surface thereof and which contains at least sr, an anode layer which is formed on the other surface of the solid electrolyte layer, and an intermediate layer formed between the solid electrolyte layer and the cathode layer.
Ngk Spark Plug Co., Ltd.






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