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FILM-INTEGRATED GASKET

NºPublicación: WO2018225584A1 13/12/2018

Solicitante:
NOK CORP [JP]

Resumen de: WO2018225584A1

In a film-integrated gasket (11), a gasket body (31) is supported by a gasket support body (21) formed of a plastic film so as to reduce the percentage of thickness-directional compression during mounting and respond to a demand for low reaction force. The film thickness (t2) at the position where the gasket main body (31) is supported is less than the film thickness (t1) at a position adjacent thereto. As one example, a portion of the film-integrated gasket (11) compressed in the thickness direction is provided to the position where the gasket main body (31) is supported, and the difference in thickness is set according to this portion. As another example, a portion of the film-integrated gasket (11) where the plastic film overlaps multiple times is provided to a position adjacent to the position where the gasket main body (31) is supported, and the difference in thickness is set according to this portion.



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Ionenfiltermagazin

NºPublicación: DE102017209756A1 13/12/2018

Solicitante:
AUDI AG [DE]

Resumen de: DE102017209756A1

Die Erfindung betrifft ein Ionenfiltersystem für den Kühlmittelkreislauf eines Brennstoffzellenfahrzeuges, welches ein lonenfiltermagazin mit Einzelfiltern umfasst, sowie ein Verfahren zum Betrieb des lonenfiltersystems.



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Redox flow battery piping, method for manufacturing redox flow battery piping, piping unit, and redox flow battery

NºPublicación: AU2017271731A1 13/12/2018

Solicitante:
SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES LTD

Resumen de: AU2017271731A1

This redox flow battery piping, which is provided between a battery element and a tank for storing an electrolytic liquid and through which the electrolytic liquid circulates, includes a meandering part which has: a plurality of parallel sections that are arranged in parallel; and a plurality of bending sections that connect the parallel sections adjacent to each other, and in which the parallel sections and the bending sections are alternately and continuously formed so as to be integral, wherein when D represents the outer diameter and X represents the center-to-center distance of adjacent parallel sections, the ratio between the center-to-center distance X and the outer diameter D satisfies 1.2-2.5.



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Gas storage device with inner diaphragm holding the adsorbent

NºPublicación: AU2017269142A1 13/12/2018

Solicitante:
TWISTED SUN INNOVATIONS INC

Resumen de: AU2017269142A1

The present disclosure provides a gas storage device. In an embodiment, the gas storage device includes a cylinder (12) with opposing ends. An endcap (16, 17) is present at each end. The cylinder (12) and the endcaps (16, 17) form an enclosure. Each endcap (16, 17) includes a connector (18, 19). A diaphragm (28) is located in the enclosure. The diaphragm (28) includes an annular sidewall (30). The device includes an inner chamber defined by an inner surface of the sidewall, and a storage space between an interior surface of the cylinder and an outer surface of the sidewall. A metal hydride composition (37) is located in the storage space.



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FUEL CELL SYSTEM AND CONTROL METHOD FOR FUEL CELL SYSTEM

NºPublicación: US2018358640A1 13/12/2018

Solicitante:
NISSAN MOTOR [JP]
NISSAN MOTOR [JP]

Resumen de: US2018358640A1

A fuel cell system has an oxidant supplying device configured to supply oxidant gas to a fuel cell, a fuel supplying device configured to supply fuel gas to the fuel cell and a combustor configured to burn fuel off-gas and oxidant off-gas discharged from the fuel cell and discharge thereof. The a control method for the fuel cell system includes a power generation control step of supplying the fuel gas and the oxidant gas to the fuel cell and causing the fuel cell to generate power. The a control method further includes a stop control step of stopping the supply of the fuel gas to the fuel cell and supplying the oxidant gas to the combustor on the basis of an amount of unburned fuel gas of the fuel cell system in the case of stopping the fuel cell system,



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CELL FRAME, CELL STACK, AND REDOX FLOW BATTERY

NºPublicación: US2018358633A1 13/12/2018

Solicitante:
SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES [JP]

Resumen de: US2018358633A1

A cell frame includes a bipolar plate in contact with an electrode constituting a battery cell; and a frame body surrounding a periphery of the bipolar plate, wherein the frame body includes a liquid supply manifold through which an electrolyte is supplied into the battery cell, the bipolar plate includes, in a surface facing the electrode, a plurality of main groove portions that are arranged adjacent to one another and through which the electrolyte flows, at least one of the frame body and the bipolar plate includes a supply flow directing portion configured to distribute, in a direction in which the main groove portions are arranged adjacent to one another, the electrolyte supplied through the liquid supply manifold, to supply the electrolyte to each of the main groove portions, and each of widths Wi of electrolyte inlets of the main groove portions, and a width Wr of the supply flow directing portion in a direction orthogonal to the direction in which the main groove portions are arranged adjacent to one another, satisfy a width ratio Wr/Wi of 1.5 or more and 10 or less.



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FUEL CELL ELECTRODE AND FUEL CELL USING THE SAME

NºPublicación: US2018358629A1 13/12/2018

Solicitante:
UNIV TSINGHUA [CN]
HON HAI PREC IND CO LTD [TW]

Resumen de: US2018358629A1

A fuel cell electrode, comprising: a porous metal structure; and a carbon nanotube structure comprising a plurality of carbon nanotubes, the carbon nanotube structure is fixed on a surface of the porous metal structure, wherein the porous metal structure and the carbon nanotube structure are shrunk together to form a plurality of wrinkled parts.



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BIPOLAR PLATE FOR FUEL CELL HAVING CONTROLLED STRUCTURE OF CARBON MATERIALS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

NºPublicación: US2018358630A1 13/12/2018

Solicitante:
MORGAN CO LTD [KR]

Resumen de: US2018358630A1

This invention relates to a bipolar plate for a fuel cell having a controlled structure of carbon materials and a method of manufacturing the same, the method including obtaining a masterbatch by mixing a first carbon material powder having a size ranging from 0.1 to 200 μm with a polymer resin, forming a masterbatch powder by crushing the masterbatch, preparing a conductive composition by mixing the masterbatch powder with a second carbon material powder having a size ranging from 300 μm to 1 mm, and manufacturing a bipolar plate by subjecting the conductive composition to compression molding. Thereby, carbon materials in a powder phase having different sizes can be uniformly dispersed via a masterbatch to thus shorten a conductive path, thereby decreasing electrical resistivity, and furthermore, dispersion in the polymer resin can be improved, thereby increasing flexural strength.



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FUEL CELL VEHICLE

NºPublicación: US2018358637A1 13/12/2018

Solicitante:
TOYOTA MOTOR CO LTD [JP]

Resumen de: US2018358637A1

A fuel cell vehicle has a front compartment accommodating a hydrogen pump provided to a pipe through which fuel gas is supplied, and a gas-liquid separator that is fastened to the hydrogen pump and removes water from the fuel gas flowing through the pipe, the gas-liquid separator having an end portion on a backward side in a travelling direction arranged more on the backward side than an end portion of the hydrogen pump on the backward side in the travelling direction. A fastening portion, at which the hydrogen pump and the gas-liquid separator are fastened to each other, has a center of gravity CGLS shifted from a center of gravity CHP of the hydrogen pump in a width direction of the fuel cell vehicle, in the fuel cell vehicle as viewed in a vertical direction.



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FUEL CELL SYSTEM AND CONTROL METHOD FOR FUEL CELL SYSTEM

NºPublicación: US2018358639A1 13/12/2018

Solicitante:
NISSAN MOTOR [JP]
NISSAN MOTOR CO LTD IP DEPT [JP]

Resumen de: US2018358639A1

A fuel cell system includes a solid oxide fuel cell configured to receive a supply of an anode gas and a cathode gas to generate electric power. The fuel cell system includes an anode discharge passage through which an anode off-gas discharged from the fuel cell flows, a cathode discharge passage through which a cathode off-gas discharged from the fuel cell flows, a joining portion where the anode discharge passage and the cathode discharge passage join. The fuel cell system further includes a gas supply unit configured to supply a fuel gas using a fuel stored in a fuel tank into the anode discharge passage during a system stop.



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GAS SUPPLY AND DISCHARGE SYSTEM

NºPublicación: US2018358635A1 13/12/2018

Solicitante:
REINZ DICHTUNG GMBH [DE]

Resumen de: US2018358635A1

A gas supply and discharge system may have a fuel cell arrangement having at least one electrode, a gas-gas heat exchanger for exchanging heat between a first gas to be supplied to the electrode and a second gas discharged or dischargeable from the second electrode, and a humidifier for transferring humidity between the first gas and the second gas. The first gas to be supplied to the electrode can be introduced into the gas-gas heat exchanger before the supply of the first gas to the electrode, and such that the second gas can be introduced into the gas-gas heat exchanger from the electrode in order to transfer heat between the first gas and the second gas in the gas-gas heat exchanger. The first gas and the second gas can be introduced into the humidifier from the gas-gas heat exchanger in order to transfer humidity between the first gas and the second gas in the humidifier. The first gas can be introduced into the fuel cell arrangement from the humidifier and can be supplied to the electrode.



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Method for Flushing a Fuel Cell System

NºPublicación: US2018358638A1 13/12/2018

Solicitante:
DAIMLER AG [DE]

Resumen de: US2018358638A1

A method for flushing a fuel cell system during a power-down cycle includes conveying air by an air conveying device through a cathode space of a fuel cell and releasing the conveyed air through an exhaust air line. An outlet valve is cyclically closed and opened during the power-down cycle, where an opening duration depends on an amount of air that is conveyed and the outlet valve connects an anode discharge line to the exhaust air line. The conveyed air is guided from a delivery side of the air conveying device directly to the exhaust air line at least in part through a system bypass.



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ELECTRODE MEMBRANE ASSEMBLY HAVING AN OXYGEN EVOLUTION CATALYST ELECTRODES, AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING THE SAME

NºPublicación: US2018358641A1 13/12/2018

Solicitante:
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES CO [US]

Resumen de: US2018358641A1

Electrode membrane assembly having an oxygen evolution reaction electrodes, the electrode membrane assembly comprising nanostructured whiskers with at least one of metallic Ir or Ir oxide thereon. These oxygen evolution reaction electrodes when paired with suitable hydrogen evolution electrodes are useful, for example, in generating H2 and O2 from water.



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ORGANIC FLOW CELL BATTERIES AND MATERIALS FOR USE IN SAME

NºPublicación: US2018358621A1 13/12/2018

Solicitante:
CAMBRIDGE DISPLAY TECH LIMITED [GB]

Resumen de: US2018358621A1

The present invention relates to an organic flow cell battery having a material comprising an organic molecule that can be used as the electroactive redox material for both electrodes of the battery. By enabling two-electron processes both of the oxidation and reduction to occur in a single molecule, a total of 4-electron transitions is achieved, which allows the organic molecule to be used on both sides of the separator, reducing material costs and allowing the battery to be charge in either direction with equal ease.



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FRAME BODY, CELL FRAME, CELL STACK, AND REDOX FLOW BATTERY

NºPublicación: US2018358632A1 13/12/2018

Solicitante:
SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES [JP]

Resumen de: US2018358632A1

A frame body, which is provided around a bipolar plate disposed between a positive electrode and a negative electrode of a redox flow battery, includes a positive electrode liquid supply slit and a positive electrode liquid discharge slit for supplying and discharging a positive electrode electrolyte to and from the positive electrode, the slits being provided on the one surface side of the frame body; and a negative electrode liquid supply slit and a negative electrode liquid discharge slit for supplying and discharging a negative electrode electrolyte to and from the negative electrode, the slits being provided on the other surface side of the frame body. At least one pair among a pair of inlets of the positive electrode liquid supply slit and the negative electrode liquid supply slit and a pair of outlets of the positive electrode liquid discharge slit and the negative electrode liquid discharge slit are provided so as to partly overlap each other in the thickness direction of the frame body.



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FUEL CELL STACK SEAL STRUCTURE AND PRODUCTION METHOD THEREFOR

NºPublicación: US2018358634A1 13/12/2018

Solicitante:
NISSAN MOTOR [JP]

Resumen de: US2018358634A1

A fuel cell stack seal structure of a fuel cell stack, the fuel cell stack including a plurality of fuel cell single cells that are stacked, each of the fuel cell single cells including a membrane electrode assembly and a pair of separators holding the membrane electrode assembly between the pair of separators, includes inner peripheral sealing members and an outer peripheral sealing member at peripheral edges of a pair of separators, in which the inner peripheral sealing members close a gap between inner peripheral ribs that protrude at least towards a mutually facing sides of the pair of separators, and the outer peripheral sealing member that closes a gap between outer peripheral ribs that protrude at least towards the mutually facing sides of the pair of separators. The inner peripheral sealing members and the outer peripheral sealing member form a first closed space between the inner peripheral sealing members and the outer peripheral sealing member. The outer peripheral sealing member has a notch that communicates the first closed space with the outside.



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GAS DIFFUSION ELECTRODE FOR MICROBIAL FUEL CELLS AND MICROBIAL FUEL CELL IN WHICH SAME IS USED

NºPublicación: US2018358627A1 13/12/2018

Solicitante:
PANASONIC CORP [JP]

Resumen de: US2018358627A1

A gas diffusion electrode (10) includes: a water-repellent layer (1) that is formed of a woven fabric or a nonwoven fabric and has water repellency; and an adhesive layer (2) laminated on one surface of the water-repellent layer. Moreover, the gas diffusion electrode includes a gas diffusion layer (3) laminated on a surface of the adhesive layer, the surface being opposite of the surface facing the water-repellent layer. Then, the adhesive layer is non-biodegradable, and is alkali-resistant. A microbial fuel cell (100) includes: a negative electrode (20) that supports microorganisms; an ion-permeable membrane (30) that allows permeation of hydrogen ions; and a positive electrode (40) including the gas diffusion electrode, the positive electrode being separated from the negative electrode via the ion-permeable membrane.



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CONTROL METHOD FOR FUEL CELL SYSTEM AND FUEL CELL SYSTEM

NºPublicación: US2018358636A1 13/12/2018

Solicitante:
NISSAN MOTOR [JP]

Resumen de: US2018358636A1

A control method for fuel cell system capable of executing an idle stop operation is provided, in which operation power generation of a fuel cell is selectively stopped according to a required output of a load and cathode gas is intermittently supplied to the fuel cell during an operation stop. An upper limit value and a lower limit value of an output voltage of the fuel cell during the idle stop operation is set, the cathode gas is intermittently supplied with the output voltage of the fuel cell set at a value between the upper limit value and the lower limit value, a wet/dry state of the fuel cell is detected, a wet/dry appropriate range in which the wet/dry state of the fuel cell during the idle stop operation is appropriate is set, and it is determined whether or not the detected wet/dry state of the fuel cell is within the set wet/dry appropriate range. If the wet/dry state of the fuel cell is determined to be outside the set wet/dry appropriate range, the output voltage of the fuel cell is reset, and the cathode gas is intermittently supplied with the output voltage of the fuel cell set at a value between the upper limit value and lower limit value of the reset output voltage.



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Device for Producing Energy by Salinity Gradient Through Titanium Oxide Nanofluid Membranes

NºPublicación: US2018353906A1 13/12/2018

Solicitante:
SWEETCH ENERGY [FR]
CENTRE NAT RECH SCIENT [FR]

Resumen de: US2018353906A1

The present invention relates to a device for producing electrical energy, including two vessels A and B intended for each receiving a concentrated electrolyte solution CA and CB in the same solute and each including an electrode arranged so as to come into contact with the electrolyte solution, a membrane separating the two vessels, said membrane including at least one nanochannel arranged to allow the diffusion of the electrolytes from one vessel to the other through said one or more nanochannels, and a device making it possible to supply the electrical energy spontaneously generated by the differential in potential that exists between the two electrodes, characterised in that at least one portion of the inner surface of the one or more nanochannels is essentially made up of at least one titanium oxide. The present invention likewise relates to a method for producing electrical energy using said device.



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OPERATION CONTROL DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FUEL CELL VEHICLE

NºPublicación: US2018354388A1 13/12/2018

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

Resumen de: US2018354388A1

An operation control device for a fuel cell vehicle includes: a stack current determination unit monitoring a stack current of the fuel cell stack and determining whether an operation state of a fuel cell stack is in an upper-limit voltage limiting section; a battery state determination unit monitoring a state of charge (SOC) of a high voltage battery and determining whether the SOC of the high voltage battery is in a set reference SOC range; and an air flow rate control unit determining a compensation for an air flow rate of an air supply system according to the SOC of the high voltage battery, and outputting a control signal to an air compressor and an air pressure control valve according to the compensated air flow rate, when the operation state of the fuel cell stack is in the upper-limit voltage limiting section.



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FUEL CELL VEHICLE

NºPublicación: US2018354558A1 13/12/2018

Solicitante:
TOYOTA MOTOR CO LTD [JP]

Resumen de: US2018354558A1

A fuel cell vehicle comprises a fuel cell module, a discharge port through which exhaust gas including water produced in the fuel cell module is discharged, the discharge port being disposed on an under floor and between a front wheel axle and a rear wheel axle of the fuel cell vehicle, and a guiding section capable of guiding the exhaust gas to flow toward a rearward side beyond the rear wheel axle while the fuel cell vehicle is in a non-running state.



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Fuel Cell For Wastewater Treatment

NºPublicación: US2018354819A1 13/12/2018

Solicitante:
IMPERIAL INNOVATIONS LTD [GB]

Resumen de: US2018354819A1

The invention provides a method of treating waste comprising the steps of: providing an electrochemical cell comprising a cathode, and an anode; supplying a waste stream comprising an organic compound which is a liquid or dissolved in a solvent and contacting the anode and cathode with the waste stream; electrochemically oxidising the organic compound at the anode; supplying oxygen to the cathode; electrochemically reducing the oxygen at the cathode; wherein the cathode comprises a poison resistant oxygen reduction catalyst.



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Flow-Based Anode for the Electrocatalytic Oxidation of a Fuel or Other Reductant

NºPublicación: US2018358642A1 13/12/2018

Solicitante:
WISCONSIN ALUMNI RES FOUND [US]

Resumen de: US2018358642A1

In operation, the fuel or other reductant is oxidized and the redox mediator is reduced at the heterogeneous catalyst. The reduced form of the redox mediator can then migrate to the electrode, where it is converted back to its oxidized form, which can then migrate back to the heterogeneous catalyst, where the cycle is repeated. The disclosed anode half-cells can be used in electrochemical cells, such as in fuel cells that produce electricity, or in electrosynthetic cells that produce one or more desired chemical products.



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Flow batteries having an electrode with a density gradient and methods for production and use thereof

NºPublicación: AU2016408416A1 13/12/2018

Solicitante:
LOCKHEED MARTIN ENERGY LLC

Resumen de: AU2016408416A1

Electrochemical cells, such as those present within flow batteries, can have at least one electrode with a density gradient in which the density increases outwardly from a separator. Such electrodes can decrease contact resistance and lessen the incidence of parasitic reactions in the electrochemical cell. Flow batteries containing the electrochemical cells can include: a first half-cell containing a first electrode, a second half-cell containing a second electrode, and a separator disposed between the first half-cell and the second half-cell. At least one of the first electrode and the second electrode has a density gradient such that a density of at least one of the first electrode and the second electrode increases outwardly from the separator.



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METAL-ADHESIVE, HYDROPHOBIC AND ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE COATING, OF USE IN PARTICULAR AS PAINT FOR FUEL CELL BIPOLAR PLATE

Nº publicación: US2018355207A1 13/12/2018

Solicitante:
MICHELIN & CIE [FR]

Resumen de: US2018355207A1

A solid composition, of use in particular on any type of metallic substrate as a hydrophobic, electrically conductive, metal-adhesive coating, comprises at least (% by weight of composition): as conductive filler, from 75% to 95% of electrically conductive microparticles, the weight-average size of which is between 1 μm and 100 μm; and as hydrophobic, metal-adhesive polymer matrix, from 5% to 25% of a polymer matrix denoted “P”, comprising at least 2 different polymers P1, a thermoplastic fluoropolymer, the weight-average molecular weight of which, denoted “Mw”, is between 100 000 and 1 000 000 g/mol; and P2, a thermoset resin, the glass transition temperature of which is between 30° C. and 150° C. A steel bipolar plate, especially made of stainless steel, for a fuel cell, may be coated with such a composition.


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