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Fuel Cell-related patent applications - as published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).


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Method for tailoring and integrating a fuel cell unit into a vehicle
Airbus Operations Gmbh
June 14, 2018 - N°20180166734

A method for integrating a fuel cell unit into a vehicle structural component, includes determining an available receiving space in an interior structural component of the vehicle, providing two casing parts assembleable to a closed casing, providing a fuel cell having an anode, a cathode and an electrolyte, assembling the casing parts and the fuel cell to form the fuel ...
Fuel cell system
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
June 14, 2018 - N°20180166733

A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell stack including a hydrogen supply port into which hydrogen flows and a hydrogen discharge port from which hydrogen off-gas is discharged; a hydrogen circulation flow path connected to the hydrogen supply port and the hydrogen discharge port; and a circulation system auxiliary mechanism that is provided in the hydrogen circulation flow path ...
Inspection apparatus and inspection method
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
June 14, 2018 - N°20180166732

Provided is an inspection apparatus that has a plurality of electrically conductive intermediate plates and is used to inspect the power generation performance of unit cells of a fuel cell each disposed between the intermediate plates. The inspection apparatus has an oxidation gas supply manifold formed as through-holes provided in the unit cells and through-holes provided in the intermediate plates ...
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Unit cell for a fuel cell and a method for manufacturing a unit cell for ...
Kia Motors Corporation
June 14, 2018 - N°20180166730

A unit cell for a fuel cell includes a separator having a reaction area located to correspond to an anode or a cathode of a membrane electrode assembly, an inlet manifold, which is provided outside the reaction area and into which a reaction gas is introduced that is to be supplied to the reaction area, and an outlet manifold which ...
Solid oxide fuel cell
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
June 14, 2018 - N°20180166729

A solid oxide fuel cell includes a plate-shaped cell with a structure in which a fuel electrode, a solid electrolyte, and an air electrode are stacked on a metal support, and current collectors which are stacked to sandwich both sides of the cell. The current collectors are in contact with both sides of the cell.
Fuel cell stack
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
June 14, 2018 - N°20180166728

A power generation cell of a fuel cell stack has a plurality of first introduction flow paths arranged along a direction of gravity to introduce the reaction gas to a power generation region. The dummy cell has a plurality of second introduction flow paths arranged along the direction of gravity to introduce the reaction gas to a central region.
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Membrane electrode assembly for fuel cells and manufacturing method thereof
Kia Motors Corporation
June 14, 2018 - N°20180166721

A membrane electrode assembly includes: an electrolyte membrane; a cathode and an anode, each being stacked on the electrolyte membrane; and subgaskets bonded to a peripheral region of the electrolyte membrane, which is outside an active area, in which each of the cathode and the anode are stacked on the electrolyte membrane. The electrolyte membrane is disposed in at least ...
Fuel cell system and secondary battery diagnosis method
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
June 14, 2018 - N°20180166720

A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell, auxiliary devices, an auxiliary device controller, a secondary battery, a current sensor, a voltage sensor, and a diagnosis controller. In an output stop state where the fuel cell does not output electric power, the auxiliary device controller performs a residual water scavenging process of scavenging water remaining in the fuel cell to ...
System and method for controlling fuel cell vehicle
Kia Motors Corporation
June 14, 2018 - N°20180166719

A method for controlling a fuel cell vehicle includes acquiring a state data, deriving a mathematical voltage model by substituting the acquired state data into a voltage calculation formula, measuring a voltage of a fuel cell, approximating a mathematical voltage model to a measurement voltage and deriving the reaction area data when the mathematical voltage model approximates the measurement voltage, ...
Fuel cell apparatus, fuel cell system, and control method
Kyocera Corporation
June 14, 2018 - N°20180166718

Each fuel cell apparatus among a plurality of fuel cell apparatuses is caused to transmit, as distinguishing information, at least one of a cumulative operating time and a rated power of the respective fuel cell apparatus to other fuel cell apparatuses. Each fuel cell apparatus is caused to receive distinguishing information transmitted by other fuel cell apparatuses.
Method and apparatus for estimating hydrogen crossover loss of fuel cell system
Kia Motors Corporation
June 14, 2018 - N°20180166717

A method of estimating hydrogen crossover loss of a fuel cell system including a stack for producing power through a reaction of hydrogen serving as fuel and air serving as an oxidizer includes driving the fuel cell system; estimating a hydrogen crossover rate right after a channel of an anode is purged; determining whether a cell voltage of a fuel ...
Fuel cell system and control method of fuel cell system
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
June 14, 2018 - N°20180166716

A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell, an oxidizing gas supplier, an oxidizing gas supply pipe, an oxidizing gas discharge pipe, a fuel gas supply pipe, a fuel gas return pipe, a fuel gas discharge valve, and a controller. The controller executes valve closing control to close the fuel gas discharge valve; and determines the flow rate of a ...
Fuel cell system and startup and shutdown method therefor
Asia Pacific Fuel Cell Technologies, Ltd.
June 14, 2018 - N°20180166715

The present invention provides a fuel cell system and a startup and shutdown method therefor for avoiding carbon corrosion. The fuel cell system includes at least one fuel cell reaction module with at least one anode chamber to contain an anode reaction fluid.
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Air shut-off valve apparatus for fuel cell system and method of controlling same
Kia Motors Corporation
June 14, 2018 - N°20180166712

An air shut-off valve apparatus for a fuel cell system and a method of controlling the same are provided. In particular, hydrogen injected into a fuel cell stack is discharged by being diluted with external air when starting the fuel cell system.
Fuel cell cooling system
Kia Motors Corporation
June 14, 2018 - N°20180166711

Provided is a fuel cell cooling system including: a heat exchange unit including a radiator dissipating heat contained in a coolant and an evaporator disposed to exchange heat with the radiator and evaporating water using the heat from the radiator to humidify outside air; and an air compressor compressing the outside air passing through the evaporator and supplying the compressed ...
Heat exchange apparatus for cooling water of fuel cell and fuel cell system including the ...
Kia Motors Corporation
June 14, 2018 - N°20180166710

A heat exchange apparatus for cooling water of a fuel cell includes a body, through which a cooling water pipe having cooling water flowing therethrough to be supplied to a fuel cell stack, passes; and a heat accumulator provided in an interior of the body and filled with a pcm heat accumulation material that exchanges heat with the cooling water. ...
Fuel cell stack
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
June 14, 2018 - N°20180166708

A fuel cell stack fs includes: a plurality of cell modules m each including an integrally stacked plurality of single cells c; a sealing plate p intervened between each of the plurality of cell modules m; a manifold m3 that penetrates the plurality of cell modules m and the sealing plate(s) p in a stacking direction to distribute reaction ...
Fuel cell stack
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
June 14, 2018 - N°20180166706

A fuel cell stack includes a plurality of cells laminated. Each of the cells includes: a membrane electrode gas diffusion layer assembly; an insulating member; a first separator including a first gas passage and a first refrigerant passage; first, second, and third manifolds penetrating through the insulating member and the first separator such that a first gas, a second gas, ...
Separator for fuel cell and fuel cell stack including the same
Kia Motors Corporation
June 14, 2018 - N°20180166705

A separator for a fuel cell includes a channel having a passage that is a flow path of a reaction gas, a manifold part formed at a peripheral of the channel and communicating with the passage such that the reaction gas is introduced into and discharged from the channel, and a connector connecting the channel and the manifold part such ...
Bipolar plate, fuel cell, and fuel cell stack
Industrial Technology Research Institute
June 14, 2018 - N°20180166704

A bipolar plate, a fuel cell, and a fuel cell stack are provided. The bipolar plate includes a first flow-field plate and a second flow-field plate.
Fuel cell interconnect with reduced voltage degradation over time
Bloom Energy Corporation
June 14, 2018 - N°20180166703

A method of making an interconnect for a solid oxide fuel cell stack includes providing a chromium alloy interconnect and providing a nickel mesh in contact with a fuel side of the interconnect. Formation of a chromium oxide layer is reduced or avoided in locations between the nickel mesh and the fuel side of the interconnect.
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