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Flow field plates in fuel cells

A method of producing a flow field plate for a fuel cell comprises over-profiling relief features in a die set to more accurately reproduce the intended flow channel features in the pressed plate. The process includes determining a target relief profile of features extending across the plate along at least a first dimension of the plate, modulating the relief profile with an over-profiling parameter, as a function of the first dimension; forming a die with the modulated relief profile; and pressing a flow field plate using the die with modulated relief profile to thereby produce the unmodulated, target relief profile in the flow field plate.. ... Intelligent Energy Inc

Fuel cell system

The invention relates to a fuel cell system and associated method of manufacture. The fuel cell system has at least a first surface region and a second surface region, wherein the first surface region is more hydrophilic than the second surface region, wherein the first and second surface regions are arranged in accordance with a parameter distribution of the fuel cell system.. ... Intelligent Energy Inc

A circuit for a voltage power optimiser

A controller protection circuit for a voltage power optimiser. The circuit having: a first terminal for connecting to a first end of a winding in the voltage power optimiser; a second terminal for connecting to a second end of the winding in the voltage power optimiser; and a thyristor. ... Intelligent Energy Inc

Exhaust assembly

An exhaust assembly for a fuel cell system, comprising a plenum having an inlet configured to receive a gas flow from the fuel cell system and an outlet configured to vent said gas flow to atmosphere, the plenum including a louvre assembly for controlling the flow through the plenum between the inlet and outlet, wherein the plenum includes a purge gas inlet downstream of the louvre assembly configured to introduce a purge gas of the fuel cell system into the gas flow for dilution thereof, the louvre assembly configured to induce, in use, a lower pressure region proximal the purge gas inlet relative to a region distal the purge gas inlet within the plenum.. . ... Intelligent Energy Inc

Fuel cell assembly and associated method of operation

A method of operating a fuel cell assembly comprising a plurality of fuel cells connected together for collectively providing power to a load, each fuel cell including an anode and a cathode, the method comprising selectively providing an electrical connection between the anode and the cathode of at least one of the fuel cells of the assembly for lowering the voltage across the fuel cell independent of the load.. . ... Intelligent Energy Inc

Cooling system for fuel cells

A fuel cell stack assembly comprises a stack of fuel cells, each fuel cell having a cooling air conduit with an input/output ventilation aperture disposed on a ventilation face of the stack. The ventilation apertures form an array over said ventilation face of the stack. ... Intelligent Energy Inc

Control valve, fuel cell exhaust assembly and fuel cell

A control valve for controlling the exhausting of a purge gas from a fuel cell assembly, comprising a valve body having a valve member therein moveable between a first position and a second position, an inlet port for receiving a purge gas from the fuel cell assembly and an outlet port for providing an outlet for the purge gas, the valve member configured to, in the first position, prevent purge gas from flowing between the inlet port and the outlet port and, in the second position, allow the flow of purge gas between the inlet port and the outlet port, the valve body including a drain port adapted and arranged in the valve body to allow liquid to drain out of the valve body, the drain port configured to close when the valve member is in the second position.. . ... Intelligent Energy Inc

Fuel cell and coolant storage

A method of operating a fuel cell system comprising a fuel cell assembly configured to generate electrical power from a fuel flow and an oxidant flow, the method comprising a first phase and a subsequent second phase, the first phase comprising; operating the fuel cell assembly with a first stoichiometric ratio of oxidant flow to fuel flow to generate electrical power; providing said generated electrical power to a heater element for heating a coolant for supply to said fuel cell assembly; the second phase comprising; delivering coolant heated in the first phase to the fuel cell assembly; operating the fuel cell assembly with a second stoichiometric ratio of oxidant flow to fuel flow to generate electrical power, the second stoichiometric ratio lower than the first ratio.. . ... Intelligent Energy Inc

Fuel cell system

A fuel cell system comprises a fuel cell having an anode flow path extending through the fuel cell between an anode inlet and an anode outlet, and a cathode flow path extending through the fuel cell between a cathode inlet and a cathode outlet. An anode purge valve is coupled to the anode outlet and has an outlet coupled to the cathode inlet. ... Intelligent Energy Inc

Coolant injection controller

A coolant injection controller for a fuel cell system, the coolant injection controller configured to actively control the flow of a coolant to a fuel cell assembly for cooling and/or hydrating the fuel cell assembly in response to a measure of fuel cell assembly performance, wherein the coolant injection controller is configured to provide for a first mode of operation if the measure of fuel cell assembly performance is below a predetermined threshold and a second mode of operation if the measure of fuel cell assembly performance is above the predetermined threshold, the first and second modes having different coolant injection profiles and wherein, in the first mode of operation, the coolant injection profile provides for control of the flow of coolant by alternating between at least two different injection flow rates.. . ... Intelligent Energy Inc

Connector device including planar member with slits to receive electrical tabs of fuel cell stack

An electrical connection system for cell voltage monitoring in a fuel cell stack. A fuel cell stack assembly comprises a plurality of fuel cells disposed in a stacked configuration, each cell substantially parallel to an x-y plane and including an electrical tab extending laterally from an edge of a plate in the cell in the x-direction to form an array of tabs extending along a side face of the fuel cell stack in a z-direction orthogonal to the x-y plane. ... Intelligent Energy Inc

Fuel cell powered portable electronic devices

A wrist-mountable portable electronic device comprises an electronic device which is incorporated into a housing and a strap, coupled to the housing and configured to retain the wrist-mountable portable electronic device on the wrist of a user. The strap incorporates at least one fuel cell coupled to provide power to the portable electronic device. ... Intelligent Energy Inc

Fuel source for electrochemical fuel cell power supply

A protective cover (10) for a portable computing device (1) provides a fuel source (14) disposed within a compartment in the protective cover. The fuel source may be a hydrogen fuel source suitable for delivering hydrogen to a fuel cell (15) within the protective cover or within the portable computing device, for generating electrical power for use by the portable computing device. ... Intelligent Energy Inc

A gas connector

A gas connector comprising a gas outlet port; and a re-configurable mating interface. The mating interface is configured to provide a first mating profile and a second mating profile. ... Intelligent Energy Inc

08/10/17 / #20170229901

An inductive charger

An inductive charger comprising an inductive charging coil for providing energy to a inductive receiving coil; and a fuel cell configured to provide electricity to the inductive charging coil.. . ... Intelligent Energy Inc

08/10/17 / #20170229729

Fuel cell and battery

A fuel cell assembly in combination with an electrochemical battery, having an electrical connection therebetween, the electrical connection including a current blocking element to prevent current stored in the battery from flowing into the fuel cell assembly and wherein the electrical connection is absent of a current control component for current generated by the fuel cell assembly flowing to the battery.. . ... Intelligent Energy Inc

08/03/17 / #20170222291

Fuel cell assembly

A fuel cell assembly comprising at least two fuel cells, each fuel cell in the fuel cell assembly having an anode and a cathode to provide for electrical interconnections with other fuel cells of the assembly or assembly output terminals wherein the electrical interconnections between a plurality of the fuel cells of the fuel cell assembly are configurable such that said plurality of fuel cells or a subset thereof are connectable without changing the spatial relationship between the fuel cells in at least two of; i) in series with one another; ii) in parallel with one another; or iii) disconnected from the assembly.. . ... Intelligent Energy Inc

08/03/17 / #20170220071

Fuel cells in laptop computer devices

A portable computing device such as a laptop computer has a base unit (2) and a display screen unit (3) coupled together by a hinge assembly (7) configured to allow rotation of the base unit and the screen unit relative to one another. The display screen unit has a display panel on a first face of the display screen unit and a fuel cell array (12a, 12b) disposed adjacent to a second face of the display screen unit. ... Intelligent Energy Inc

07/27/17 / #20170214065

Coolant storage tank

A coolant storage tank (1) for storing coolant in a fuel cell system (2), the coolant storage tank comprising a plurality of individually controllable heater elements (7, 8a, 8b). A coolant storage tank comprising a first heater element (7) located at a base of the coolant storage tank and a second heater element (8a) is also disclosed. ... Intelligent Energy Inc

07/20/17 / #20170203964

Performance balancing elastomeric hydrogen reactor

A hydrogen producing reactor having a pellet core within a containment vessel. The vessel having an exit nozzle surrounding the pellet. ... Intelligent Energy Inc

04/20/17 / #20170110740

Cooling plates for fuel cells

A separator plate in an air-cooled fuel cell comprises a series of airflow channels, each channel extending longitudinally between first and second opposing edges of the separator plate. Each channel has a cross-sectional profile defining an airflow cross-section at points along the length of the channel, and at least selected ones of the channels each have a thermally conductive structure extending into the channel cross-section at selected intermediate longitudinal positions of the channel. ... Intelligent Energy Inc

04/06/17 / #20170098840

Apparatus for determining reactant purity

An apparatus (10) configured to determine reactant purity comprising: a first fuel cell (11) configured to generate electrical current from the electrochemical reaction between two reactants, having a first reactant inlet (13) configured to receive a test reactant comprising one of the two reactants from a first reactant source (7, 5, 16); a second fuel cell (12) configured to generate electrical current from the electrochemical reaction between the two reactants, having a second reactant inlet (14) configured to receive the test reactant from a second reactant source (5); a controller (20) configured to apply an electrical load to each fuel cell and determine an electrical output difference, odt, between an electrical output of the first fuel cell (11) and an electrical output of the second fuel cell (12), and determine a difference between a predicted output difference and the determined electrical output difference, odt, the predicted output difference determined based on a historical output of difference and a historical rate of change in said output difference determined at an earlier time, said controller (20) configured to provide a purity output indicative of the test reactant purity at least based on the difference between the predicted and determined output difference.. . ... Intelligent Energy Inc

02/23/17 / #20170054175

Flexible fuel cell power system

A flexible fuel cell power system comprising one or more fuel cell cartridges (which contain fuel cell modules) connected to a fuel cell system is provided. The components of the flexible fuel cell power system may be placed on a shared backbone with flexible joints, and may be made of flexible materials so that the entire system can be worn by a human being.. ... Intelligent Energy Inc

02/09/17 / #20170040622

Connector system for a fuel cell stack assembly

A fuel cell stack assembly comprises fuel cells disposed in a stacked configuration, each cell substantially parallel to an x-y plane and including a tab extending laterally from an edge of a plate in the cell in the x-direction to form an array of tabs extending along a side face of the fuel cell stack in a z-direction orthogonal to the x-y plane. A connector engages with the tabs of the fuel cell stack. ... Intelligent Energy Inc

02/02/17 / #20170028372

Elastomeric hydrogen reactor with clog-less filter

A hydrogen producing reactor having a pellet core within a containment vessel. The vessel having an exit nozzle surrounding the pellet. ... Intelligent Energy Inc

01/26/17 / #20170025875

Power supply apparatus

A power supply apparatus for providing electrical power, the power supply apparatus configured to be coupled to an electronic device to supply power thereto to charge a battery of the electronic device, the apparatus comprising a fuel cell configured to receive a supply of a fuel for generating said electrical power, the apparatus further including a controller configured to determine the power flow to the electronic device to interrupt the supply of power to the electronic device prior to the battery of the electronic device reaching a fully charged state.. . ... Intelligent Energy Inc

01/05/17 / #20170005349

Fuel cell cartridge

This disclosure is drawn to systems, devices, apparatuses, and/or methods, related to fuel cell cartridges. Specifically, the disclosed systems, devices, apparatuses, and/or methods relate to compact fuel cell cartridges for producing hydrogen gas for use by fuel cells. ... Intelligent Energy Inc








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