20150203353 FUEL UNIT, GAS GENERATOR AND SYSTEM||US||23.07.2015|
||14676393||Intelligent Energy Inc.||Allison M. Fisher|
Disclosed is a fuel unit for a gas generator such as a hydrogen gas generator that can supply gas to a gas consuming system such as a fuel cell system. The fuel unit includes a housing containing a solid fuel composition and a heat producing material. The fuel composition contains gas releasing solid material that reacts to release gas when heated. The heat producing material reacts exothermically to produce heat. A plurality of quantities of the heat producing material are in thermal communication with corresponding portions of an unsegregated quantity the fuel composition such that, following initiation of a reaction of each quantity of the heat producing material, the quantity of heat producing material will heat the corresponding portion of the unsegregated quantity of the fuel composition, and the corresponding portion of the unsegregated quantity of the fuel composition will react to release a quantity of the gas.
20150196867 FRAMES FOR IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICES AND METHODS||US||16.07.2015|
||14593588||MEDTRONIC, INC.||Andrew J. Ries|
Frame structures, assemblies and methods for use in implantable medical devices. The frames may include one or more first polymeric portions and one or more second polymeric portions coupled to the one or more first polymeric portions. The one or more first polymeric portions may have a higher durometer than the one or more second polymeric portions. The one or more second polymeric portions may provide an interference fit between the one or more second polymeric portions and the housing and/or between the one or more second polymeric portions and one or more components disposed in the housing.
20150200408 METHOD OF FORMING A FUEL CELL STACK||US||16.07.2015|
||14671215||Honeywell International Inc.||Steven J. Eickhoff|
A method of forming a fuel cell stack, wherein the stack includes an anode electrode layer, an adhesive and anode gas diffusion layer coupled to the anode electrode layer, an ion exchange membrane coupled on a first side to the gas diffusion layer opposite the anode electrode layer, an adhesive and cathode gas diffusion layer coupled to a second side of the ion exchange membrane, and a cathode electrode layer coupled to the adhesive and cathode gas diffusion layer opposite the ion exchange membrane. The fuel cell stack may be flexible.
20150200401 BIPOLAR ELECTRODE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME||US||16.07.2015|
||14408583||SOLVAY SA||Hugo Jan Baptist Vandenborre|
Bipolar electrode (100) for use in an electrolysis unit, said bipolar electrode (100) comprising a planar main body having a first side and a second side, each of said first side and said second side being provided with a corresponding pattern of protrusions (125), wherein each of said protrusions has a geometrical base within the plane of said planar main body and a substantially planar top side (129), the orthogonal projection of said top side onto said main body being contained in said geometrical base, and wherein the top sides (129) of the respective protrusions (129) of said first side and said second side lie in two planes parallel to said planar main body, the electrode being further characterized by specific shape and orientation requirements. Method for producing the bipolar electrode as above described, which includes an embossing step.
20150190785 NANOSTRUCTURES HAVING CRYSTALLINE AND AMORPHOUS PHASES||US||09.07.2015|
||14664341||Samuel S. Mao||Samuel S. Mao|
The present invention includes a nanostructure, a method of making thereof, and a method of photocatalysis. In one embodiment, the nanostructure includes a crystalline phase and an amorphous phase in contact with the crystalline phase. Each of the crystalline and amorphous phases has at least one dimension on a nanometer scale. In another embodiment, the nanostructure includes a nanoparticle comprising a crystalline phase and an amorphous phase. The amorphous phase is in a selected amount. In another embodiment, the nanostructure includes crystalline titanium dioxide and amorphous titanium dioxide in contact with the crystalline titanium dioxide. Each of the crystalline and amorphous titanium dioxide has at least one dimension on a nanometer scale.
20150191352 FUEL REFORMING SYSTEM AND PROCESS||US||09.07.2015|
||14148971||ADVANCED COOLING TECHNOLOGIES, INC.||Chien-Hua CHEN|
Fuel reforming processes and systems are disclosed. The fuel reforming process includes providing a fuel reformer, the fuel reformer comprising a reaction zone configured for exothermic partial oxidation to generate reformates and a heat exchanger extending from the reaction zone, the heat exchanger configured to expel the reformates through a reformate path and receive fuel-rich reactants through a fuel path, generating the reformates by the exothermic partial oxidation of the fuel-rich reactants within the reaction zone, heating the fuel-rich reactants in reaction zone with the heat exchanger by heat from the reformates in the reformate path. The process is energetically self-sustained and operates without a catalyst. The fuel reforming system includes the fuel reformer with a spiral heat exchanger and a component capable of operation with the reformates and incompatible with combustion products, such as a fuel cell.
WO/2015/101717 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SYNTHETIC FUEL||WO||09.07.2015|
||PCT/FI2014/051068||TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY||HANNULA, Ilkka|
A system (1) for producing synthetic fuel (2) comprises a synthesis gas supply system (4) configured to supply initial synthesis gas (5);a water-gas shift reactor (6) configured to receive a portion of the initial synthesis gas and to increase the hydrogen-to- carbon monoxide ratio thereof, thereby producing shifted synthesis gas (9);a bypass arrangement(8) configured to lead a portion of the initial synthesis gas past the water-gas shift reactor and to combine it with the shifted synthesis gas to form final synthesis gas (11); and a synthesis island (12) configured to receive the final synthesis gas, and to convert it to a synthetic fuel (2). According to the invention, the system further comprises an external hydrogen supply system (10) configured to supply external hydrogen to increase the hydrogen-to-carbon monoxide ratio of the final synthesis gas (11); and a bypass control arrangement (13, 14) configured to control, during the operation of the system (1), the portion of the by- passed initial synthesis gas (7) on the basis of the amount of the external hydrogen supplied.
20150188172 FUEL CELL SYSTEM USING NATURAL GAS||US||02.07.2015|
||14576652||DOOSAN HEAVY INDUSTRIES & CONSTRUCTION CO., LTD.||Choa Mun YUN|
A fuel cell system using natural gas, which includes a fuel cell including a cathode and an anode and a cryogenic heat-exchanging apparatus configured to heat-exchange natural gas supplied from a natural gas station with introduced air or exhaust gas of the fuel cell. With the configuration, oxygen which is introduced into the fuel cell can be produced using cold energy of the natural gas, and energy consumed for the oxygen production can be reduced. Also, a discharge of seawater of low temperature can be minimized, thereby reducing negative effects caused by the discharge.
WO/2015/099332 LOW-COST AB5-BASED HYDROGEN STORAGE ALLOY AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREFOR||WO||02.07.2015|
||PCT/KR2014/012205||KOREA INSTITUTE OF GEOSCIENCE AND MINERAL RESOURCES||KWON, Han-Jung|
The present invention relates to an AB5-based hydrogen storage alloy
and a manufacturing method therefor and, more specifically, to an AB5-based hydrogen storage alloy
comprising: a metal group (A) including lanthanum (La), cerium (Ce), neodymium (Nd) and praseodymium (Pr); and a metal group (B) including nickel (Ni), cobalt (Co), manganese (Mn) and aluminum (Al), wherein the content of Nd and Co is 0.01 wt.% or less.
WO/2015/098158 COLD HYDROGEN SUPPLY STATION AND HYDROGEN-COOLING DEVICE||WO||02.07.2015|
||PCT/JP2014/068475||SHINWA CONTROLS CO., LTD||SEKI Atsushi|
This cold hydrogen supply station is provided with: a first refrigerant channel through which a first refrigerant is circulated; a water-cooled refrigerator unit, which is provided in a portion of the first refrigerant channel and makes cooling of the first refrigerant possible; a second refrigerant channel through which a second refrigerant flows; a first heat exchanger, which makes cooling of the second refrigerant possible by means of the first refrigerant between another portion of the first refrigerant channel and a portion of the second refrigerant channel; a hydrogen storage
unit in which hydrogen is stored; a hydrogen flow channel through which hydrogen stored in the hydrogen storage
unit is transported; and a second heat exchanger, which makes cooling of hydrogen by the second refrigerant possible between another portion of the second refrigerant channel and a portion of the hydrogen flow channel. The cold hydrogen supply station and hydrogen-cooling device are configured so that the hydrogen is cooled by the second heat exchanger to a temperature range of -43°C to -20°C and the hydrogen-cooling capacity is 13.5 kW to 16.5 kW when hydrogen is cooled to -40°C.