20160030781 Supply System And Method For Providing Electric Energy, Oxygen Depleted Air And Water As Well And Aircraft Having Such A Supply System||US||04.02.2016|
||14808273||Airbus Operations GmbH||Claus Hoffjann|
A supply system for providing at least oxygen depleted air and water in a vehicle includes a catalytic converter, at least one hydrogen supply means, at least one air supply means, at least one outlet for oxygen depleted air, and a control unit coupled with the catalytic converter. The catalytic converter is couplable with the hydrogen supply means and is adapted for producing water under consumption of hydrogen from the at least one hydrogen supply means and oxygen. The catalytic converter is further couplable with the at least one air supply means for additionally producing oxygen depleted air. Further, the control unit is adapted for selectively operating the catalytic converter based on a demand of water and oxygen depleted air.
20160031782 CROSS-LINKED POLYMER ELECTROLYTE MEMBRANES AND CROSSLINKING MONOMER||US||04.02.2016|
||14446429||Nissan North America, Inc.||RAMESHWAR YADAV|
Bifunctional styrenated crosslinkable monomers are produced by functionalizing a linear chain diol with styrene, the linear chain diol being a diol with linear chain fluorinated segments or a linear chain hydrocarbon diol. Crosslinked polymers are produced by polymerizing the styrene-based comonomer with the bifunctional styrenated crosslinkable monomers. Polymer electrolyte membranes are produced from the crosslinked polymers. Crosslinking a bifunctional fluorinated monomer with a sulfonic acid bearing comonomer produces crosslinked polymers and membranes there from with very high acid content and strong polymer structure.
20160036082 CROSS-LINKED POLYMER ELECTROLYTE MEMBRANES||US||04.02.2016|
||14446453||Nissan North America, Inc.||RAMESHWAR YADAV|
Crosslinked polymers are produced by polymerizing a styrene-based comonomer with a bifunctional styrenated crosslinkable monomer comprising the following straight chain formula: CH2═CH—C6H4—CH2—(OCH2CH2)n-O—CH2—C6H4—CH═CH2. The styrenated crosslinkable monomer can be produced from a two arm polyethylene glycol having a molecular weight between 200 g/mol and 35,000 g/mol. The styrenated crosslinkable monomer can also be produced from a two arm polyethylene oxide having a molecular weight between 100 kg/mol and 800 kg/mol. The styrenated crosslinkable monomer can also be produced from a four arm polyethylene glycol. Polymer electrolyte membranes are produced from the crosslinked polymers.
20160036072 AIR SUPPLY DEVICE USING COOLING WATER HEATER OF FUEL CELL VEHICLE||US||04.02.2016|
||14564753||Hyundai Motor Company||Su Dong Han|
An air supply device using a cooling water heater of a fuel cell vehicle can effectively reduce cold starting time of the fuel cell vehicle and effectively remove moisture in a stack in cold shut down (CSD) of the fuel cell vehicle. In the air supply device, a bypass flow path is formed to be branched from a first air supply line connected between an air blower for supplying air to a fuel cell stack and a humidifier for humidifying the air supplied to the stack. The bypass flow path allows air exhausted from the air blower to pass through a cooling water heater by bypassing the humidifier and then to be supplied to the stack.
20160036081 Graphene-Based Proton Exchange Membrane for Direct Methanol Fuel Cells||US||04.02.2016|
||14766935||UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC.||Saeed Moghaddam|
A proton exchange membrane (PEM) for use in a direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC) is a laminate of graphene oxide (GO) or sulfonated graphene oxide (SGO) platelets. The mean size of the platelets is at least 10 μm in diameter and the platelets are combined as a laminate. By use of sufficiently large platelets, the stability of the PEM and the resistance to methanol permeation is improved dramatically with little penalty to the proton conductivity of the GO or SGO PEM. The methanol resistant PEM permits the use of higher methanol concentrations at the anode of a DMFC, for high cell performance.
20160036080 SYSTEM FOR FUEL CELL VEHICLE||US||04.02.2016|
||14542617||Hyundai Motor Company||Sang Eun Jang|
A system for a fuel cell vehicle is provided. The system includes an electrolytic cell installed to react residual hydrogen or oxygen within a stack when a fuel cell starts up and is shut down instead of an auxiliary resistor mounted on an exterior of a stack, thereby increasing stack durability. Particularly, the system for the fuel cell vehicle includes a stack unit of a fuel cell and an electrolytic cell unit configured to store energy in the form of hydrogen or oxygen.
20160036079 STEAM BOILER FOR A STEAM REFORMER||US||04.02.2016|
||14883663||DOOSAN FUEL CELL AMERICA, INC.||Brian SONNICHSEN|
Embodiments are disclosed that relate to a compact steam boiler which may provide steam to a steam reformer in a fuel cell system. For example, one disclosed embodiment provides a steam boiler including an outer shell and a first inner tube and a second inner tube within the outer shell, the first and second inner tubes spaced away from one another. The steam boiler further includes a twisted ribbon positioned inside each of the first and second inner tubes.
20160036077 Apparatus and Method for Managing Fuel Cell Vehicle System||US||04.02.2016|
||14883226||Korea Institute of Energy Research||Min Jin Kim|
Provided are an apparatus and a method for managing a fuel cell vehicle system, and more particularly, an apparatus and a method for managing a fuel cell vehicle system capable of optimally maintaining a driving method based on environmental information and product information.
20160036065 CORE-SHELL STRUCTURED ELECTROCATALYSTS FOR FUEL CELLS AND PRODUCTION METHOD THEREOF||US||04.02.2016|
||14812289||KOREA INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY||Seung Jun HWANG|
Disclosed is a method for producing a core-shell structured electrocatalyst for a fuel cell. The method includes uniformly supporting nano-sized core particles on a support to obtain a core support, and selectively forming a shell layer only on the surface of the core particles of the core support. According to the method, the core and the shell layer can be formed without the need for a post-treatment process, such as chemical treatment and heat treatment. Further disclosed is a core-shell structured electrocatalyst for a fuel cell produced by the method. The core-shell structured electrocatalyst has a large amount of supported catalyst and exhibits superior catalytic activity and excellent electrochemical properties. Further disclosed is a fuel cell including the core-shell structured electrocatalyst.
20160036068 PRINTED MULTI-FUNCTION SEALS FOR FUEL CELLS||US||04.02.2016|
||14446834||GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC||STEVEN G. GOEBEL|
A method for forming seals in a fuel cell stack includes a step of screen printing a first sealing layer on a first flow field plate. The first sealing layer defines a first pattern and has a first predetermined sealing layer thickness. A multilayer seal is formed by screen printing a second sealing layer over the first sealing layer. The second sealing layer defines a second pattern and has a second predetermined sealing layer thickness. A third sealing layer is screen printed over a first side of a second flow field plate and has a third predetermined sealing layer thickness. A fourth sealing layer is screen printed over a second side of the second flow field plate having a fourth predetermined sealing layer thickness. The first flow field plate and the second flow field plate are combined to form flow channels for guiding reactants a fuel cell catalyst layers.