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US20100055514 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMPROVING THE PERFORMANCE OF A FUEL CELL ELECTRIC POWER SYSTEM  
Current pulsing improves the performance of fuel cells in a fuel cell stack based power system. Voltage clamping limits the voltage peaks that occur after a current pulse. In a hybrid power...
US20070269688 Liquid anode electrochemical cell  
An electrochemical cell is provided which has a liquid anode. Preferably the liquid anode comprises molten salt and a fuel, which preferably has a significant elemental carbon content. The supply...
US20050014059 Micro fuel cell architecture  
The present invention relates to fuel cells and components used within a fuel cell. Heat transfer appendages are described that improve fuel cell thermal management. Each heat transfer appendage...
US20060110636 Methods of operating fuel cells  
A fuel cell is disclosed which is formed on a semiconductor wafer by etching channel in the wafer and forming electronics on the substrate electronically coupled to the fuel cell that controls...
US20050026008 Method for processing stack gas emissions  
Apparatus and methods for augmenting the Mark 13a process of Van Zelzen et al., by providing for the addition of dispatchable energy storage and/or additional waste stream treatments....
US20070072023 Fuel cell unit, information processing apparatus, and power supply control method for information processing apparatus  
A fuel cell unit according to the present invention includes a connection section used for establishing connection with an external device; fuel cells for generating power to be supplied to the...
US20060078773 Method and system for controlling and recovering short duration bridge power to maximize backup power  
A system for providing back-up power to a load powered by a primary power source comprises: a fuel cell arrangement for generating back-up power for the load, a bridging power source for...
US20080254329 FUEL CELL OUTPUT CHARACTERISTIC ESTIMATION APPARATUS AND OUTPUT CHARACTERISTIC ESTIMATION METHOD, FUEL CELL SYSTEM AND VEHICLE HAVING THE SAME, AND FUEL CELL OUTPUT CONTROL METHOD AND DATA STORAGE MEDIUM  
An output characteristic of a fuel cell is estimated by detecting an output current of the fuel cell and a voltage between terminals of the fuel cell, and then estimating the output characteristic...
US20060093890 Fuel cell stack compression systems, and fuel cell stacks and fuel cell systems incorporating the same  
Fuel cell stack compression systems, and fuel cell stacks and fuel cell systems containing the same. The compression systems include banded, framed, and/or segmented compression systems. In some...
US20050095485 Fuel cell end plate assembly  
Fuel cell systems incorporate end plate assemblies used to compress the fuel cell stack and/or to collect current from the fuel cell stack. A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell stack having...
US20050089732 Fuel reforming system and fuel cell system having same  
A fuel reforming system, comprising a reformer (2, 3, 4) which produces reformate gas from rich raw fuel gas, and supplies the reformate gas to the fuel cell (28) during a reforming operation, a...
US20090269634 System for purging non-fuel material from fuel cell anodes  
A fuel cell gas purge system is provided that includes at least one fuel cell, such as a fuel cell stack or a fuel cell array, a fuel supply, and an adjustable fuel cell current load. The system...
US20060240291 Power supply apparatus using fuel cell and method of controlling the same  
A power supply apparatus having a fuel cell and a rechargeable battery and a method of controlling power supplied by the apparatus to a load. A DC-DC converter is selectively supplied with power...
US20050064259 Hydrogen diffusion electrode for protonic ceramic fuel cell  
A proton conducting fuel cell that includes an electrolyte having a proton conducting ceramic electrolyte and a two-phase diffusion membrane electrode contacting the electrolyte, where the...
US20060147770 Reduction of voltage loss caused by voltage cycling by use of a rechargeable electric storage device  
A fuel cell system that employs a fuel cell stack and a supplemental power source, such as a battery or an ultra-capacitor. The power source provides supplemental power in addition to the output...
US20050112428 Fuel cell power system having multiple fuel cell modules  
A fuel cell power system has a plurality of fuel cell power modules, each module including a fuel cell and associated peripheral devices. Each fuel cell power module is controlled by its own local...
US20070128491 Advanced solid acid electrolyte composites  
Solid acid/surface-hydrogen-containing secondary component electrolyte composites, methods of synthesizing such materials, electrochemical device incorporating such materials, and uses of such...
US20090092888 Electrode catalyst for fuel cell and production process of the same  
To enhance the activation of a catalyst comprising an alloy of platinum and cobalt, thereby providing an electrode catalyst for fuel cell whose battery output and fuel efficiency are high, and...
US20050142406 Fuel cell system and method of operating the same  
The present invention provides a fuel cell system capable of supplying a stable power. In a fuel cell system, a plurality of fuel cell groups which supply a power to an external load are mutually...
US20050008904 Regenerative fuel cell technology  
For a mobile fuel cell system a narrow-gap modular approach allows reforming to be performed in the same architecture as the fuel cell. A regenerative fuel cell operates much like a battery using...
US20060246329 Systems and methods for adaptive energy management in a fuel cell system  
An electrochemical cell system has a fuel cell power module and an electric energy storage module. The system further has an adaptive energy management controller connected to the fuel cell power...
US20060177711 Fuell cell control and data reporting  
A fuel cell pack having a fuel tank, a smart controller, and a fuel cell provides electrical power and operational data pertaining to the fuel cell pack to a host processor. The fuel cell pack and...
US20050218135 Climate control device for stationary climate control of a motor vehicle  
A climate control device for stationary control of the climate in a motor vehicle has a heat pump circuit with a first heat exchanger for taking up ambient heat and a second heat exchanger for...
US20050136311 Power generation control system, power generation control method, program, and medium  
It has been difficult to reduce a waste of energy in a fuel cell power generating process when, for example, a temporary rise or drop of a power load occurs. A fuel cell power generation system...
US20080213638 ENGINE BLOCK FOR USE IN A FUEL CELL SYSTEM  
In one embodiment, an engine block may comprise an interconnect having: a first manifold section, a second manifold section perpendicular to the first manifold section, the first manifold section...
US20050069740 Fuel cell modulation and temperature control  
An exemplary system includes a first fuel cell capable of providing an electrical output, a second fuel cell capable of providing an electrical output, and a switch circuit that includes one or...
US20130260269 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OPERATING A SOLID-OXIDE FUEL CELL STACK WITH A MIXED IONIC/ELECTRONIC CONDUCTING ELECTROLYTE  
A method and apparatus for operating an intermediate-temperature solid-oxide fuel cell stack (10) with a mixed ionic/electronic conducting electrolyte in order to increase its efficiency. The...
US20070105000 Flow field plate geometries  
The present invention provides a flow field plate (separator) for a fuel cell or electrolyser, comprising one or more branched primary fluid delivery/removal channels feeding narrower secondary...
US20130084510 FUEL CELL SYSTEM, CONTROL METHOD FOR FUEL CELL SYSTEM, AND DEGRADATION DETERMINING METHOD FOR FUEL CELL STACK  
A fuel cell system includes: a fuel cell stack that is formed of a plurality of serially connected fuel-cell cells that use fuel gas and oxidant gas to generate electric power; a detecting unit...
US20140120440 COOLANT FLOW PULSING IN A FUEL CELL SYSTEM  
Systems and methods to control the delivery of coolant to a coolant loop within a vehicular fuel cell system. During periods of low power output from one or more fuel cell stacks, operation of a...
US20110070512 Device and method for determining the operating parameters of individual fuel cells or short stacks of fuel cells  
The invention relates to a device and a method for determining the operating parameters of individual cells or short stacks of fuel cells, preferably of medium-temperature or high-temperature fuel...
US20070275281 Fuel cell thermal management system  
The invention provides fuel cell systems and methods of operation where a fuel cell system is used as a backup power supply in a cold environment where the system must be maintained at a suitable...
US20060083966 Fuel cell unit and method for controlling liquid volume  
A fuel cell unit including: a fuel cell which generates water vapor; a mixing tank which mixes fuel and water so as to produce an aqueous fuel solution, the water in the mixing tank includes water...
US20050031916 Electronic apparatus, fuel tank unit, and method of controlling a power supply for the electronic apparatus  
The body of an electronic apparatus houses a DMFC unit which produces energy by causing methanol supplied as fuel to react with oxygen. The body further houses a cartridge fuel tank which holds...
US20080171239 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROTECTING A FUEL CELL  
The invention relates to hybrid fuel cell systems that protect a fuel cell with a second electrical energy source. The second electrical energy source powers a load to prevent the fuel cell from...
US20070031709 ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND FUEL CELL CONTROL METHOD FOR ELECTRONIC APPARATUS  
An electronic apparatus is provided which includes a fuel cell device configured to supply electrical power to the electronic apparatus; a temperature sensor configured to measure, other than at...
US20060102398 Fuel cell equipped vehicle  
In a fuel cell equipped vehicle (10), hydrogen cylinders (18) storing hydrogen gas to be supplied to a fuel cell battery (30), a fuel cell (30), fuel cell accessories (31), a storage battery (40),...
US20050064252 Method for operating polymer electrolyte fuel cell  
A method for easily, quickly and accurately detecting a cross leak or a micro short-circuit in a unit cell or group of cells of a fuel cell stack is provided by determining an electric output of...
US20090317705 FUEL CELL INTERCONNECT STRUCTURES, AND RELATED DEVICES AND PROCESSES  
A method for the formation of a diffusion barrier layer on a surface of at least one fuel cell interconnect structure is described. The interconnect structure is usually formed from ferritic...
US20060240297 Fuel cell unit and power generating system using the fuel cell unit  
A fuel cell unit of the present invention has, in a casing, a fuel cell stack in which plural fuel cells are stacked, monitoring means that detects and monitors voltage, temperature, and the like...
US20080003478 High Temperature Solid Electrolyte Fuel Cell and Fuel Cell Installation Built with Said Fuel Cell  
Solid ceramic fuel cells operating at high temperatures are already known. This type of fuel cell is particularly the so-called solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC). In principle, the SOFC can be built in...
US20060134478 Fuel cell system  
A hydrogen circulation device 4 circulates unused hydrogen gas, expelled from an outlet of a hydrogen electrode 1a of a fuel cell 1, to an inlet of the hydrogen electrode 1a through a hydrogen gas...
US20130224614 FIELD-ENHANCED THERMAL DECOMPOSITION OF FUEL STORAGE COMPOSITIONS  
A method of controlled fuel release from a fuel storage composition including applying an electric field to a section of the fuel storage composition, supplying a reagent to the section of the...
US20070122668 Fuel cell system and method of starting it  
A fuel cell system including: a fuel gas supply start command unit (101) for commanding start of a fuel gas supply to a fuel cell (1); a voltage detector (21) for detecting a fuel cell voltage; a...
US20050048330 Electronic system and power supply method  
An electronic system includes an electronic device having a connector to connect an external device and a cell unit having a fuel cell capable of generating power by a chemical reaction. The cell...
US20070178345 Fuel cell module  
A fuel cell module of the present invention includes a fuel cell stack and a power converter incorporated respectively in the casing. The power converter has a printed circuit board and a...
US20050084723 Fuel cell system  
A fuel cell system which includes: a fuel cell having an electrolyte membrane; a tank for storing water for humidifying the electrolyte membrane; a pump for circulating the water through the tank...
US20050048335 Apparatus and method for regulating hybrid fuel cell power system output  
An apparatus and accompanying method for controlling a fuel cell power system having a fuel cell stack with a connected energy storage medium. A voltage monitoring circuit is connected to the...
US20090136801 REFORMING APPARATUS  
A reformer including a reforming section generating reformed gas from reforming fuel supplied thereto, a combustion section burning combustion fuel supplied thereto with combustion oxidizer gas...
US20060269805 Liquid-type fuel cell system and control circuit of the same  
A system includes a liquid-type fuel electromotive unit which outputs a first power, a fuel supply unit which supplies liquid fuel to this liquid-type fuel electromotive unit, an auxiliary power...

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