20160149211 ELECTRODE COMPOSITIONS AND RELATED ENERGY STORAGE DEVICES||US||26.05.2016|
||14550408||General Electric Company||Richard Louis Hart|
A positive electrode composition is presented. The composition includes granules that comprise an electroactive metal, an alkali metal halide, and a metal sulfide composition that is substantially-free of oxygen. A molar ratio of the electroactive metal to an amount of sulfur in the metal sulfide composition is between about 1.5:1 and about 50:1. The positive electrode composition is substantially free of iron oxide, iron sulfate, cobalt oxide and cobalt sulfate. An energy storage device and a related energy storage system are also described.
20160149219 ELECTROLYTE MEMBRANE FOR LIQUID ANODE CELL BATTERY||US||26.05.2016|
||14889002||NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY||Rachid Yazami|
The invention relates to an electrolyte membrane for a liquid anode cell battery. In particular, the electrolyte membrane is coated with a coating protective against decomposition of the electrolyte membrane in contact with a liquid anode.
20160149225 OXYGEN REDUCTION CATALYST AND USE THEREOF||US||26.05.2016|
||14903311||SHOW DENKO K.K.||Yuji ITO|
An oxygen reduction catalyst which includes composite particles including a portion including an inorganic metal compound and a portion containing carbon. The composite particles include a metal element M1, carbon, and oxygen as constituent elements; the amount of carbon atoms is 1 to 10 mol, and the amount of oxygen atoms is 1 to 3 mol, assuming that the total amount of atoms in the metal element M1 is 1 mol; a G-band and a D-band are present in a Raman spectrum, and a V/G ratio defined in an expression described below is 0.10 to 0.35: V/G ratio=(minimum value of spectral intensity in region V which is a region between G-band and D-band)/(peak intensity in G-band).
20160149226 METHOD OF MANUFACTURING FUEL CELL||US||26.05.2016|
||14947663||TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA||Sho Usami|
A method of manufacturing a fuel cell which enables organic matter of both an anode thereof and a cathode thereof to be removed efficiently is provided. A method of manufacturing a fuel cell, comprising a preparation step of preparing a fuel cell comprising a stack of a plurality of unit cells, each including polymer electrolyte and a catalyst layer, and a removal step of removing organic matter from the fuel cell, is provided. This removal step comprises: a first step of maintaining a voltage of the fuel cell at 0 V so as to desorb organic matter from the catalyst layer; a second step of raising a temperature inside the fuel cell so as to evaporate the desorbed organic matter; and a third step of exhausting the evaporated organic matter from the fuel cell.
20160149227 METAL GAS DIFFUSION LAYER FOR FUEL CELLS, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME||US||26.05.2016|
||14899618||Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.||Koichiro AOTANI|
A method for manufacturing a metal gas diffusion layer made of a metal porous body, the method includes forming a conductive layer of carbon film layer on the metal porous body, and forming a water-repellent layer on the metal porous body formed with the conductive layer. The forming a water-repellent layer includes coating a solution containing a fluorine resin which constitutes the water-repellent layer and a volatile component which does not constitute the water-repellent layer on the metal porous body, and heat-treating the metal porous body coated with the solution at or above a temperature at which a component which contains the volatile component and which does not constitute the water-repellent layer contained in the solution and less than a temperature at which an electrical resistance of the conductive layer is increased and electron conductivity is deteriorated to thereby form the water-repellent layer composed of the fluorine resin.
20160149228 Electrode Catalyst and Fuel cell Using The Same||US||26.05.2016|
||14945999||ARBL CO., LTD.||Tzu-Chieh CHAO|
The present invention discloses an electrode catalyst used in a fuel cell, comprising a support and a catalyst. The catalyst is supported on the support and has major compositions selected from the group consisting of the following: pheophytin and its derivatives, pheophorbide and its derivatives, pyropheophytin and its derivatives, and pyropheophorbide and its derivatives. The present invention also discloses a membrane electrode assembly for a fuel cell and the related fuel cell.
20160149229 Novel Non-Platinum Metal Catalyst Material||US||26.05.2016|
||14899392||TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF DENMARK||Qingfeng LI|
The present invention relates to a novel non-platinum metal catalyst material for use in low temperature fuel cells and electrolysers and to fuel cells and electrolysers comprising the novel non-platinum metal catalyst material. The present invention also relates to a novel method for synthesizing the novel non-platinum metal catalyst material.
20160149230 MULTILAYERED NANOSTRUCTURED FILMS||US||26.05.2016|
||15003128||3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY||Mark K. Debe|
Processes for forming films comprising multiple layers of nanostructured support elements are described. A first layer of nanostructured support elements is formed by depositing a base material on a substrate and annealing. Further growth of the first layer of nanostructures is then inhibited. Additional layers of nanostructured support elements may be grown on the first layer of nanostructures through additional deposition and annealing steps. The multilayer films provide increased surface area and are particularly useful in devices where catalyst activity is related to the surface area available to support catalyst particles.
20160149232 RESIN-FRAMED MEMBRANE-ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY FOR FUEL CELL||US||26.05.2016|
||14944212||HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.||Yukihito TANAKA|
A resin-framed membrane-electrode assembly for a fuel cell includes a stepped membrane-electrode assembly and a resin frame member. The stepped membrane-electrode assembly includes a polymer electrolyte membrane, a first electrode, and a second electrode. The resin frame member surrounds an outer perimeter of the polymer electrolyte membrane and includes an inner perimeter base end and an inner protruding portion. The inner protruding portion includes a flat surface portion which extends to face an outer perimeter surface portion of a second surface of the polymer electrolyte membrane and on which an adhesive layer is provided so that the adhesive layer lies at least between the flat surface portion and the outer perimeter surface portion. The adhesive layer has a tapered shape in which a thickness of the adhesive layer increases from a tip of the inner protruding portion toward the inner perimeter base end.
20160149233 FUEL CELL SYSTEM WITH WASTE HEAT RECOVERY FOR PRODUCTION OF HIGH PRESSURE STEAM||US||26.05.2016|
||14550320||FUELCELL ENERGY, INC.||Fred C. JAHNKE|
A fuel cell system for generating electrical power and high level heat comprising at least one high temperature fuel cell stack having an anode side and a cathode side and adapted to generate electrical power, and a gas oxidizer/high level heat recovery assembly comprising an oxidizer adapted to oxidize one or more of exhaust output from the at least one high temperature fuel cell stack and a gas derived from the exhaust, and to generate high level heat, and a high level heat recovery system adapted to recover the high level heat generated in the oxidizer.