||WO||WO/2014/137340 - HYDROGEN GENERATOR WITH REPLACEABLE FUEL UNIT AND A METHOD OF PRODUCING HYDROGEN GAS||12.09.2014||
||PCT/US2013/029486||INTELLIGENT ENERGY, INC.||BARTON, Russell H.|
Disclosed are a hydrogen generator and a method of producing hydrogen gas therefrom. A fuel unit containing a fuel that releases hydrogen gas when heated is removably disposed in a cavity within a housing having a door. A heater assembly for heating the fuel unit is disposed in the hydrogen generator. A mechanism retracts the heater assembly from the fuel unit when the door is opened and extends the heater assembly to contact the fuel unit when the door is closed. When the heater assembly is retracted, more space is available into which the fuel unit can be inserted to prevent damage to the heater assembly and the fuel unit, and when the heater assembly is extended, good contact is provided between the heater assembly and the fuel unit for efficient heating. A cam bar can move the heater assembly normal to the lateral motion of the cam bar.
||WO||WO/2014/136098 - AIRCRAFT FUEL CELL SYSTEM WITH CATALYTIC BURNER SYSTEM||12.09.2014||
||PCT/IB2014/059540||ZODIAC AEROTECHNICS||MASSET, Franck|
Disclosed are fuel cell systems used as power sources aboard aircraft and utilizing catalytic systems. Fuel cell systems can include a fuel cell assembly and a catalyst system. The fuel cell assembly can receive a hydrogen input, receive an oxygen input comprising a fluid having an initial oxygen content, and convert the hydrogen input and the oxygen input so as to yield products, such as water, thermal energy, an oxygen-depleted product comprising the fluid having a second oxygen content lower than the initial oxygen content, and electrical power. The fuel cell assembly can supply any combination of such products to aircraft operational systems. The catalyst system can receive and combust hydrogen from the fuel cell assembly and/or a hydrogen storage
vessel, such as to treat exhaust from the fuel cell assembly and/or provide heat for warming water and/or for regulating operating temperatures of fuel cell system components.
||WO||WO/2014/138242 - ELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS COMPRISING FIBRIL MATERIALS, SUCH AS FIBRIL CELLULOSE MATERIALS||12.09.2014||
||PCT/US2014/020764||SION POWER CORPORATION||MIKHAYLIK, Yuriy, V.|
The use of fibril materials, such as fibril cellulose materials and other similar materials, in electrochemical cells and components thereof is generally described.
||WO||WO/2014/134186 - REVERSIBLE METAL HYDRIDE THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND PROCESS FOR HIGH TEMPERATURE APPLICATIONS||04.09.2014||
||PCT/US2014/018723||BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE||RONNEBRO, Ewa Carin Ellinor|
High-temperature thermal energy storage and retrieval systems, devices, and processes are described that reversibly store high temperature heat in metal hydride beds composed of titanium containing metals or transition metal alloy that reversibly form metal hydrides at high temperatures above about 600°C and at low temperatures at or below 100°C. The present invention provides exergetic efficiency up to 96% or better.
||WO||WO/2014/134448 - METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR MAKING METAL HYDRIDE SLURRIES||04.09.2014||
||PCT/US2014/019418||SAFE HYDROGEN, LLC||BROWN, Kenneth S., Jr.|
A method for making a metal-hydride slurry includes adding metal to a liquid carrier to create a metal slurry and hydriding the metal in the metal slurry to create a metal-hydride slurry. In some embodiments, a metal hydride is added to the liquid carrier of the metal slurry prior to hydriding the metal. The metal can be magnesium and the metal hydride can be magnesium hydride.
||WO||WO/2014/127460 - SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A POWER GENERATION SYSTEM INCLUDING A PLURALITY OF POWER GENERATORS||28.08.2014||
||PCT/CA2014/000128||BOCK, Sam||BOCK, Sam|
A power generation system (1) comprising : a fuel input port for receiving a fuel; a plurality of power generators (4) in fluid communication with the fuel input port, each of the power generators (4) being switchable between an inactive state and an active state, wherein, in the inactive state, the power generators (4) produce substantially no power, and, in the active state, the power generators (4) produce each a respective predetermined substantially fixed power; a controller (2) operatively coupled to the power generators (4) for setting a set of the power generators (4) to the active state and setting all of the power generators (4) not part of the set of the power generators to the inactive state, the controller (2) being configured for selecting which of the power generators (4) are part of the set of the power generators (4) such that the system power is substantially equal to a power requirement.
||EP||2769958 - HYDROGEN GENERATION APPARATUS, METHOD FOR OPERATING HYDROGEN GENERATION APPARATUS, AND FUEL CELL SYSTEM||27.08.2014||
||12842310||PANASONIC CORP||TAMURA YOSHIO|
A hydrogen generator associated with the invention comprises a hydro-desulfurizer (1) configured to remove sulfur compounds from a raw material; a reformer (2) configured to generate hydrogen-containing gas with use of the raw material that has passed through the hydro-desulfurizer (1); a raw material supply device (3) configured to supply the raw material to the reformer (2); a recycle flow passage (4) configured to supply a portion of the hydrogen-containing gas, discharged from the reformer (2), to the raw material before the raw material flows into the hydro-desulfurizer (1); an on-off valve (5) provided in the recycle flow passage (4); a pressure detector (6) located at a position upstream of the on-off valve (5) in the recycle flow passage (4); and an abnormality detector (7) configured to detect an abnormal clogging in the recycle flow passage (4) based on a pressure detected by the pressure detector (6), in a state in which the raw material supply device (3) is supplying the raw material to the reformer, (2) with the on-off valve (5) closed.
||US||20140234737 - ENERGY SOURCE FOR OPERATING WATERCRAFT||21.08.2014||
||14347564||Friedrich-Alexander-Universitaet Erlangen-Nuernberg||Arlt Wolfgang|
An arrangement for charging a substrate reservoir for boats or underwater boats when traveling at the surface, comprising an energy source which is either a propulsion system driven with fossil fuels or a nuclear-powered propulsion system, and a DC current generator operated therewith; a reservoir tank for distilled or deionized water; an electrolyzer for conversion of the water from the reservoir tank with the DC current from the energy source to hydrogen and oxygen; a chemical reactor for production of a high-energy form of the substrate having an extensive π-conjugated system by chemical reaction by means of hydrogen; and a storage means for the high-energy form of the substrate produced in the reactor.
||WO||WO/2014/126546 - HYDROGEN GENERATOR WITH FUEL GAUGE||21.08.2014||
||PCT/US2013/025657||INTELLIGENT ENERGY, INC.||STIMITS, Jason, L.|
The invention is a hydrogen generator with a fuel gauge and a method of fuel gauging. The hydrogen generator includes a replaceable fuel unit, containing a hydrogen-containing material (fuel) that can release hydrogen gas when heated and whose thermal conductivity is related to a quantity of releasable hydrogen contained therein, and a fuel gauge including a heat source and a temperature sensor adjacent to the fuel unit and a controller for determining a fuel level value based on a measured temperature. The temperature is measured at a pre-established time after activating the heat source, and the measured temperature is compared to a predetermined relationship between the measured temperature and a releasable hydrogen content in the fuel at the pre-established time. An output signal is provided (e.g., to a visible display, an audible signal or a controller).
||WO||WO/2014/126567 - HYDROGEN GENERATOR WITH LOCKING DOOR||21.08.2014||
||PCT/US2013/026100||INTELLIGENT ENERGY, INC.||BARTON, Russell, H.|
Disclosed is a hydrogen generator with a door that can be opened to replace a fuel unit and closed to seal the door. A lock responds directly to pressure within the chamber to prevent opening when the pressure exceeds a threshold value. The lock includes a locking member with a lug that engages a retainer to seal the door when the door is locked and is disengaged from the retainer when the door is unlocked. An opening mechanism moves the locking member to lock and unlock the door. A movable key is engaged with the opening mechanism and the locking member when the pressure in the chamber is at or below the threshold value and disengaged from one of the opening mechanism and the locking member by an actuator (e.g., a flexible diaphragm) so the door cannot be unlocked and opened when the pressure is above the threshold value.