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Hydrogen-Producing Device and Operation Method of Hydrogen-Producing Device

NºPublicación: US2019252700A1 15/08/2019

Solicitante:

SAWAFUJI ELECTRIC CO LTD [JP]

DE_112017005827_T5

Resumen de: US2019252700A1

A hydrogen-producing device is provided which can start up without receiving an energy supply from the outside. This hydrogen-producing device 1 is provided with an input unit 11 which is connected to a hydrogen source 41, a reformer 12 which produces a hydrogen-containing gas, a hydrogen storage container 13, a fuel battery 15 which generates power using the hydrogen-containing gas, and a control unit 18. The hydrogen storage container 13 is connected to a fuel hydrogen supply path 16 for supplying hydrogen to the fuel battery 15, and to an external supply path 17 which supplies hydrogen to an external load 42. The control unit 18 stores a threshold value of the hydrogen-containing gas necessary for start-up of the fuel battery 15, and controls the amount stored in the hydrogen storage container 13 to be greater than or equal to the amount necessary for start-up of the fuel battery 15. Further, when starting up the hydrogen-producing device, the fuel battery 15 generates power by receiving a supply of the hydrogen-containing gas stored in the hydrogen storage container 13 and supplies power to the reformer 12 from a power supply path 30. The reformer 12 starts up and hydrogen is produced.

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Fast Starting Fuel Cell

NºPublicación: US2019252699A1 15/08/2019

Solicitante:

HYDROGENICS CORP [CA]

Resumen de: US2019252699A1

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. The system preferably also has a current sensor and a controller adapted to close a contactor in a by-pass circuit around the diode after sensing a current flowing from the fuel cell through the diode. The system may also have a resistor and a contactor in another by-pass circuit around the diode. In a start-up method, a first contactor is closed to connect the fuel cell in parallel with the battery through the diode and one or more reactant pumps for the fuel cell are turned on. A current sensor is monitored for a signal indicating current flow through the diode. After a current is indicated, a by-pass circuit is provided around the diode.

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Method Of Manufacturing An Integrated Water Vapor Transfer Device And Fuel Cell-II

NºPublicación: US2019252705A1 15/08/2019

Solicitante:

GM GLOBAL TECH OPERATIONS LLC [US]

Resumen de: US2019252705A1

The present disclosure provides a method for manufacturing an integrated MEA, the method includes the following steps: (1) providing a substrate having an AA region and a WVT region; (2) simultaneously coating a microporous layer, a catalyst layer, and a first membrane ionomer layer onto the substrate; (3) applying an optional membrane support layer to the first membrane ionomer layer in the AA region and the WVT region; (4) applying an optional second membrane ionomer layer; (5) heating treating a coated substrate; and (6) assembling the coated substrate to a companion coated substrate.

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AN ELECTRICAL POWER SUPPLY DEVICE IN AN AIRCRAFT, AND A METHOD OF COOLING THE DEVICE

NºPublicación: US2019252696A1 15/08/2019

Solicitante:

SAFRAN POWER UNITS [FR]

WO_2018051004_A1

Resumen de: US2019252696A1

An electrical power supply device in an aircraft, the device including an enclosure, the enclosure containing at least: a fuel cell; a dihydrogen generator; a gas feed circuit connecting the dihydrogen generator to the anode of the fuel cell; an oxygen feed device feeding the cathode of the fuel cell; and a cooling circuit of the fuel cell associated with at least one heat exchanger; wherein the enclosure is mounted on an actuator system, the actuator system being configured to move the enclosure from a first position in which the enclosure is housed inside an outer wall of the aircraft, to a second position in which the enclosure projects from the outer wall.

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ELECTROCHEMICAL SYSTEMS FOR DIRECT GENERATION OF ELECTRICITY AND HEAT PUMPING

NºPublicación: US2019252697A1 15/08/2019

Solicitante:

DIMITROV KRASSEN [TW]
MIRANDA ANGEL GIANCARLO [TW]
CHIANG PEI HSUAN [TW]
KD INNOVATION LTD [TW]

JP_2019502249_A

Resumen de: US2019252697A1

An electrochemical system that can serve as a heat engine or heat pump is disclosed. The electrochemical system comprises a first electrode assembly, a second electrode assembly, a first electrolyte and a second electrolyte. The first electrode assembly, configured to operate at a first temperature, includes a first electrode set and a second electrode set. The second electrode assembly, configured to operate at a second temperature different from the first temperature, includes a first electrode set and a second electrode set. The first electrolyte is configured to circulate between the first electrode set of the first electrode assembly and the first electrode set of the second electrode assembly. The second electrolyte is configured to circulate between the second electrode set of the first electrode assembly and the second electrode set of the second electrode assembly.

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FUEL CELL STACK

NºPublicación: US2019252711A1 15/08/2019

Solicitante:

TOYOTA MOTOR CO LTD [JP]

EP_3525277_A1

Resumen de: US2019252711A1

A fuel cell stack includes: a stacked body including unit cells stacked; end plates sandwiching the stacked body in a stacking direction in which the unit cells are stacked; a tension plate fastening the end plates; and fixing mechanisms fixing the tension plate to the end plates.

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FUEL CELL SYSTEM

NºPublicación: US2019252714A1 15/08/2019

Solicitante:

HONDA MOTOR CO LTD [JP]

Resumen de: US2019252714A1

A fuel cell system includes a stack case containing a fuel cell stack and an auxiliary device case containing fuel cell auxiliary devices. An internal space of the stack case and an internal space of the auxiliary device case are divided by a wall. Ventilation passages are formed in an upper part of the wall in a vertical direction. The ventilation passages connect the internal space of the stack case and the internal space of the auxiliary device case together. Ventilation ducts are connected to an upper part of the stack case in the vertical direction and an upper part the auxiliary device case in the vertical direction.

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APPARATUS FOR RAPIDLY STACKING FUEL CELL STACK USING AUTOMATIC STACKING AND PRESSURIZATION OF FUEL CELL COMPONENTS

NºPublicación: US2019252712A1 15/08/2019

Solicitante:

HYUNDAI MOTOR CO LTD [KR]
KIA MOTORS CORP [KR]

US_2018219243_A1

Resumen de: US2019252712A1

An apparatus is provided to stack a fuel cell stack by pressurizing a separating plate component including a membrane-electrode assembly (MEA) sheet component, in which gas diffusion layers are bonded to both surfaces of an MEA, respectively. The apparatus include a component aligning unit connected to a completion end of a component transfer route of a conveyor to align the separating plate component and the MEA sheet component transferred by the conveyor to predetermined positions. A component stacking unit is installed at the component aligning unit side, and is configured to grip the separating plate component and the MEA sheet component and stack the components on a stack guide. A component pressurizing unit is installed at an upper side of a transfer route, through which the stack guide is transferred, and is configured to pressurize the separating plate component and the MEA sheet component stacked on the stack guide.

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REDOX FLOW BATTERY INCLUDING A SYSTEM FOR DECREASING BY-PASS CURRENTS

NºPublicación: US2019252709A1 15/08/2019

Solicitante:

IFP ENERGIES NOW [FR]

CN_109845012_A

Resumen de: US2019252709A1

The invention is a redox flow battery (1000) comprising n electrochemical cells 300 that are electrically connected in series (300) with each cell including a cathode (310) and an anode (320) that are separated by a membrane (330) and that are respectively passed through by a catholyte and an anolyte originating from a catholyte tank (110) and an anolyte tank (120). The cells are fluidically connected in parallel. The invention is also a system for decreasing bi-pass currents including means (700) for injecting a gas into the inlet ducts (401) and outlet ducts (501) of the cathode and anode of (n−1) cells to form gas bubbles; and a device (800) for removing the gas bubbles, placed, on the inlet ducts of the cathode and anode of the (n−1) cells, downstream of the means for injecting the gas and upstream of the cathode and anode of the cells.

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FUEL CELL-BASED LIFE JACKET

NºPublicación: US2019248457A1 15/08/2019

Solicitante:

DAEGU GYEONGBUK INST SCIENCE & TECH [KR]

KR_20180007369_A

Resumen de: US2019248457A1

The present invention relates to a life jacket based on a fuel cell that can store hydrogen fuel in it. Particularly, the present invention provides a fuel cell based life jacket that can utilize electricity, heat and water generated during the operation of a fuel cell as a power source of a life extension tool and a personal location beacon. The fuel cell based life jacket of the present invention comprises a fuel cell unit for supplying electricity, a hydrogen fuel supply unit for storing and supplying the hydrogen fuel required for the fuel cell unit to generate electricity, a signal output unit for transmitting a signal using the electricity generated by the fuel cell unit, and a heat generating unit for recovering and transferring the heat generated in the fuel cell unit, wherein the hydrogen fuel supply unit generates hydrogen by using a hydrogen generation composition. According to the present invention, the life jacket of the present invention can supply heat for maintaining the body temperature for a long time, supply water, and transmit various distress signals.

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FUEL CELL STACK UNIT AND FUEL CELL STACK INCLUDING SAME

NºPublicación: US2019252692A1 15/08/2019

Solicitante:

IUCF HYU [KR]

CN_109923720_A

Resumen de: US2019252692A1

There may be provided a fuel cell stack unit comprising: a first gas separating plate; a first sealing gasket; a metal support, an end cell, and an air inlet being formed in the outer peripheral side of the center portion; a second sealing gasket; and a second gas separating plate stacked on the lower side of the second sealing gasket, wherein air introduced from the air inlet of the first gas separating plate successively passes through the air inlets formed in the first sealing gasket, the metal support, and the second sealing gasket, respectively, and flows from one side of the end cell to the other side thereof along a stacking boundary between the lower side of the end cell and the upper side of the second gas separating plate; and the second sealing gasket is recessed inward from an edge of the second sealing gasket.

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FUEL CELL MICROSEAL AND A METHOD OF MANUFACTURE THEREOF

NºPublicación: US2019252693A1 15/08/2019

Solicitante:

GM GLOBAL TECH OPERATIONS LLC [US]

CN_108346810_A

Resumen de: US2019252693A1

A microseal for a metal bead seal joint includes a substantially horizontal surface, first and second substantially vertical surfaces disposed on opposite ends of the substantially horizontal surface, and a contoured surface operatively configured to adhere to a portion of a metal bead. The contoured surface may be disposed opposite the substantially horizontal surface and may be integral to the first and second substantially vertical surfaces. The substantially horizontal surface may be operatively configured to substantially maintain its horizontal surface orientation in both a compression state and a non-compression state.

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Unit Cell for Fuel Cell

NºPublicación: US2019252695A1 15/08/2019

Solicitante:

HYUNDAI MOTOR CO LTD [KR]
KIA MOTORS CORP [KR]

Resumen de: US2019252695A1

A unit cell for a fuel cell includes a membrane-electrode-assembly (MEA), a gas diffusion layer disposed on one surface of the MEA, a separator plate disposed to be spaced from the gas diffusion layer, and at least one coil spring interposed between the gas diffusion layer and the separator plate to elastically support the gas diffusion layer and the separator plate while electrically connecting the gas diffusion layer with the separator plate and providing a reactant gas passage to transfer reactant gas.

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FUEL CELL SYSTEM

NºPublicación: US2019252704A1 15/08/2019

Solicitante:

TOYOTA MOTOR CO LTD [JP]

Resumen de: US2019252704A1

A fuel cell system includes: a fuel cell including a fuel gas passage through which a fuel gas flows and an oxidant gas passage through which an oxidant gas flows, an inlet of the fuel gas passage being located closer to an outlet of the oxidant gas passage than to an inlet of the oxidant gas passage, an outlet of the fuel gas passage being located closer to the inlet of the oxidant gas passage than to the outlet of the oxidant gas passage; an oxidant gas supply unit supplying the oxidant gas to the fuel cell; and a supply amount controller configured to control the oxidant gas supply unit, the supply amount controller is configured to control the oxidant gas supply unit so that a stoichiometric ratio of the oxidant gas in a high-temperature high output power state is greater than that in a high-temperature low output power state.

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CERAMIC ION-SELECTIVE MEMBRANE ASSEMBLY

NºPublicación: US2019252706A1 15/08/2019

Solicitante:

UNIV I OSLO [NO]

WO_2017160160_PA

Resumen de: US2019252706A1

A self-healing ceramic ion-selective membrane assembly including a ceramic ion-selective membrane, and at least one additive layer. The at least one additive layer includes an ionic ceramic material which is porous or ion-selective. The at least one additive layer having a metal cation diffusivity higher than the metal cation diffusivity of the ceramic ion-selective membrane. When a defect occurs through the ceramic ion-selective membrane, metal cation transport will be enhanced by orders of magnitude towards and into the defect, driven by the chemical or electrical potential difference between the two sides of the membrane.

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MANUFACTURING METHOD OF FUEL CELL STACK

NºPublicación: US2019252710A1 15/08/2019

Solicitante:

TOYOTA MOTOR CO LTD [JP]

Resumen de: US2019252710A1

A manufacturing method of a fuel cell stack includes: stacking fuel cells on a first end plate; superposing a pressure plate, on which protruding portions are provided along an outer periphery thereof, on a stacked body of the fuel cells so that the protruding portions protrude outward from side faces of the stacked body; pressing the protruding portions so that the stacked body is pressed between the first end and the pressure plates; measuring a length of the stacked body in a stacking direction while pressing the protruding portions; superposing on the pressure plate an adjustment plate having a thickness in accordance with the measured length while pressing the protruding portions; and fixing a second end plate to the first end plate so as to sandwich the stacked body, the pressure plate and the adjustment plate between the first and the second end plates while pressing the protruding portions.

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METHOD FOR PRODUCING FUEL CELL MODULE

NºPublicación: US2019252694A1 15/08/2019

Solicitante:

PANASONIC IP MAN CO LTD [JP]

JP_2017147235_A

Resumen de: US2019252694A1

A method for producing a fuel cell module including the steps of: forming, in an annular shape, a plurality of resin sheets in a solid state which at least partially contains fibers and overlapping the plurality of resin sheets with respective both surfaces of an electrode membrane assembly; and integrally joining the electrode membrane assembly, with which the plurality of resin sheets are overlapped, and a pair of separators to each other by adhesion by heating the electrode membrane assembly in a state where the electrode membrane assembly is sandwiched by the pair of separators.

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FUEL CELL GENERATOR SYSTEM

NºPublicación: US2019252698A1 15/08/2019

Solicitante:

KOREA INST ENERGY RES [KR]

Resumen de: US2019252698A1

Disclosed is a fuel cell filter including a body including therein an internal space in which a fluid flows, an inlet port provided in the body and configured to receive a fluid discharged from a fuel cell stack, a gas-water separating membrane disposed in the internal space and configured to block a liquid fluid included in a fluid absorbed in the inlet port from flowing upwards, a discharge port provided in the body and configured to externally discharge the liquid fluid blocked in the gas-water separating membrane, a water absorbent disposed in the internal space and configured to absorb water included in a gaseous fluid passing through the gas-water separating membrane, and a gas outlet port provided in the body and configured to externally discharge gas separated in the gas-water separating membrane.

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FUEL CELL

NºPublicación: US2019252691A1 15/08/2019

Solicitante:

NISSAN MOTOR [JP]

JP_WO2018020684_A1

Resumen de: US2019252691A1

A fuel cell includes a metal supporting plate, a cell structure, a separator, a glass sealing member and a coating layer. The cell structure includes an electrolyte layer disposed on the metal supporting plate. The separator is disposed on the cell structure. The glass sealing member is disposed between the metal supporting plate and the separator at an outer side of the cell structure. The coating layer is disposed between the metal supporting plate and the glass sealing member and is contact with the metal supporting plate and the glass sealing member. The cell structure and the coating layer are provided with a gap predetermined between the cell structure and the coating layer.

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FUEL CELL SYSTEM

NºPublicación: US2019252713A1 15/08/2019

Solicitante:

NISSAN MOTOR [JP]

JP_WO2018051468_A1

Resumen de: US2019252713A1

A fuel cell system of the present invention includes: a fuel cell that is supplied with a fuel gas and an oxidant gas to generate electric power; a fuel tank that stores therein liquid fuel acting as the fuel gas; an oxidant gas supply source configured to supply the oxidant gas; and a supply/discharge mechanism that is connected to the fuel tank and the oxidant gas supply source, the supply/discharge mechanism being configured to supply and discharge the fuel gas and the oxidant gas to and from the fuel cell. The fuel cell system further includes: a collector configured to collect vaporized fuel that is vaporized in the fuel tank; an introduction path that is connected to the fuel tank and the collector, the introduction path being configured to guide the vaporized fuel to the collector; a discharge path configured to discharge the vaporized fuel collected by the collector to the supply/discharge mechanism; and a supply path and a purge gas supply unit that are connected to the collector, the supply path and the purge gas supply unit being configured to supply, to the collector, purge gas for pushing out the vaporized fuel collected by the collector into the discharge path.

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ELECTROLYTE, ELECTROLYTE FOR ELECTROLYZER, AND ELECTROLYZER SYSTEM

NºPublicación: US2019249316A1 15/08/2019

Solicitante:

SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES [JP]

KR_20190032354_A

Resumen de: US2019249316A1

Provided is an electrolyte in which a total concentration of ions of elements of groups 1 to 8 and ions of elements of groups 13 to 16 in the fifth period of the periodic table, and ions of elements of groups 1, 2, and 4 to 8 and ions of elements of groups 13 to 15 in the sixth period of the periodic table, the ions being additive element ions involved in gas generation, is more than 610 mg/L.

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CRYSTALLINE HIGH DEGREE OF CONDENSATION TITANIUM-BASED INORGANIC-ORGANIC HYBRID SOLID MOF MATERIAL, METHOD FOR PREPARING SAME AND USES THEREOF

NºPublicación: US2019248814A1 15/08/2019

Solicitante:

CENTRE NAT RECH SCIENT [FR]
UNIV DE VERSAILLES SAINT QUENTIN EN YVELINES [FR]

WO_2017211923_A1

Resumen de: US2019248814A1

The present invention relates to a water-stable Titanium-based metal-organic framework (MOF) material having a high degree of condensation, i.e. an oxo to Ti ratio (or oxo to metal ratio, in the case of doped Ti-based MOFs) >1.0; a process of preparing same and uses thereof, particularly for heterogeneously catalyzed chemical reactions, for gas storage/separation/purification, for information storage, laser printing or as an oxygen indicator, or as proton conductive material (fuel cells), optoelectronic material (photovoltaic cells including Grätzel cells), as a matrix for encapsulating active principles (medicaments, cosmetics), or else as sensing material.

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SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANAGING GREY WATER ONBOARD AN AIRCRAFT

NºPublicación: US2019248496A1 15/08/2019

Solicitante:

MAG AEROSPACE IND LLC [US]

WO_2018063373_PA

Resumen de: US2019248496A1

Disclosed are systems and methods of managing grey water or other recycled water onboard an aircraft based on demand within the aircraft. In some cases, the grey water is obtained from a lavatory or galley sink of the aircraft and is treated to purify and/or filter the grey water. The treated grey water can be routed within the aircraft according to a control scheme that accounts for demand within the aircraft. For example, some or all of the treated water may undergo electrolysis to produce oxygen gas (O2) and hydrogen gas (H2), some or all of which may be fed into the fuel cell system and used in a chemical reaction to produce electrical energy and other fuel cell by-products that can be directed to various aircraft systems and/or the aircraft cabin/lavatories.

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CELL FOR WATER ELECTROLYSIS/FUEL CELL POWER GENERATION AND CELL STACK BODY HAVING A PLURALITY OF SAME CELLS STACKED

NºPublicación: US2019252708A1 15/08/2019

Solicitante:

JAPAN AEROSPACE EXPLORATION [JP]
UNIV KYUSHU NAT UNIV CORP [JP]
KYOCERA CORP [JP]

JP_2018078098_A

Resumen de: US2019252708A1

A cell for water electrolysis/fuel cell power generation which includes a flow path configured to supply or discharge water in a first direction substantially perpendicular to a stacking direction of the cell; an oxygen-containing gas flow path configured to discharge or supply an oxygen-containing gas in a second direction substantially perpendicular to the stacking direction of the cell; and a hydrogen-containing gas flow path configured to discharge or supply the hydrogen-containing gas in a third direction substantially perpendicular to the stacking direction of the cell. Each of the oxygen-side electrode layer and the hydrogen-side electrode layer is an electrode layer having water repellency.

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APPARATUS, METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR MULTI-STAGE SCRUBBING OF GAS MIXTURES

Nº publicación: US2019247782A1 15/08/2019

Solicitante:

ENVERID SYSTEMS INC [US]

WO_2017219043_A1

Resumen de: US2019247782A1

In some embodiments, a multistage scrubber that includes a plurality of stages, each stage comprising one or more scrubbing modules having adsorbents configured to adsorb and remove molecules from a flowing mixture of gas traversing the multi-stage scrubber is disclosed. The sorbents may be used in repeatable adsorption-regeneration swing cycles including concentration swing adsorption (CSA) cycle, temperature swing adsorption (TSA) cycle and pressure swing adsorption (PSA) cycle.

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