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EP2624352B1
Publication/Patent Number: EP2624352B1
Publication date: 2019-01-02
Application number: 13152989.3
Filing date: 2013-01-29
Abstract: A fuel cell apparatus includes a reformer (200), a fuel cell stack (250) arranged below the reformer (200), a combustion portion (300) heating the reformer (200), an exhaust gas flow passage (400), a cathode gas flow passage member (600) extending in an upward and downward direction, a first Intermediate exhaust gas flow passage (303) formed between the reformer (200) and the cathode gas flow passage member (600) to bring the combustion portion (300) and the exhaust gas flow passage (400) into communication with each other, the first intermediate exhaust gas flow passage (303) through which a combustion exhaust gas is discharged to the exhaust gas flow passage (400), a housing (800), and a restriction protrusion (900) restricting a relative position between the cathode gas flow passage member (600) and the reformer (200) in a direction (M) perpendicular to a vertical direction (H) of the housing (800) in a cross section taken along the vertical direction (H), and restricting a variation of a first flow passage width (L1) of the first intermediate exhaust gas flow passage (303). A fuel cell apparatus includes a reformer (200), a fuel cell stack (250) arranged below the reformer (200), a combustion portion (300) heating the reformer (200), an exhaust gas flow passage (400), a cathode gas flow passage member (600) extending in an upward and downward ...more ...less
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US2019198855A1
Publication/Patent Number: US2019198855A1
Publication date: 2019-06-27
Application number: 16/229,561
Filing date: 2018-12-21
Abstract: A method for manufacturing a nickel-metal hydride battery includes: a first step of preparing a first nickel-metal hydride battery having a positive electrode including nickel hydroxide (Ni(OH)2); and a second step of manufacturing the second nickel-metal hydride battery by performing 600% overcharging to the prepared first nickel-metal hydride battery. The 600% overcharging is a process for supplying the first nickel-metal hydride battery with an amount of electric power of 600% of the rated capacity of the first nickel-metal hydride battery. A method for manufacturing a nickel-metal hydride battery includes: a first step of preparing a first nickel-metal hydride battery having a positive electrode including nickel hydroxide (Ni(OH)2); and a second step of manufacturing the second nickel-metal hydride battery by ...more ...less
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EP2731172B1
Publication/Patent Number: EP2731172B1
Publication date: 2019-10-02
Application number: 12821477.2
Filing date: 2012-08-01
Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
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US10207923B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10207923B2
Publication date: 2019-02-19
Application number: 14/934,583
Filing date: 2015-11-06
Abstract: A multi-channel upright reformer for a fuel cell is provided, which has a simple structure by breaking from an existing complicated channel structure to allow fluids such as fuel and vapor to be stably flow, thereby improving durability and achieving an efficient reforming reaction and an efficient operation of the fuel cell. A method for manufacturing compactly a reformer by minimizing an area where heat exchange is performed and expand of a fuel cell due to the resulting decrease in manufacturing cost. Also a reformer for semipermanently using by frequently exchanging a catalyst used in a reforming reaction and supply the reformer at a low price by significantly decreasing cost consumed for the catalyst is provided. A multi-channel upright reformer for a fuel cell is provided, which has a simple structure by breaking from an existing complicated channel structure to allow fluids such as fuel and vapor to be stably flow, thereby improving durability and achieving an efficient reforming ...more ...less
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EP3043416B1
Publication/Patent Number: EP3043416B1
Publication date: 2019-06-05
Application number: 15193661.4
Filing date: 2015-11-09
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EP3490042A1
Publication/Patent Number: EP3490042A1
Publication date: 2019-05-29
Application number: 17831142.9
Filing date: 2017-07-21
Abstract: A porous base material and a porous electrode having both gas permeability suitable for a gas diffusion layer for a fuel cell vehicle and mechanical strength capable of withstanding continuous processing in a roll-to-roll manner, and a porous electrode which is suitable for an electrode for a redox flow cell and has excellent diffusibility of an electrolyte are required. Provided is a porous base material containing a carbon fiber (A) having an average fiber diameter of 10 to 20 µm, an average fiber length of 2 to 30 mm, a tensile modulus of elasticity of 200 to 600 GPa, and a tensile strength of 3,000 to 7,000 MPa and a carbon binder (D), in which the carbon fiber (A) is bound with the carbon binder (D). A porous base material and a porous electrode having both gas permeability suitable for a gas diffusion layer for a fuel cell vehicle and mechanical strength capable of withstanding continuous processing in a roll-to-roll manner, and a porous electrode which is suitable for an ...more ...less
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US2019148739A1
Publication/Patent Number: US2019148739A1
Publication date: 2019-05-16
Application number: 16/244,242
Filing date: 2019-01-10
Abstract: A porous base material and a porous electrode having both gas permeability suitable for a gas diffusion layer for a fuel cell vehicle and mechanical strength capable of withstanding continuous processing in a roll-to-roll manner, and a porous electrode which is suitable for an electrode for a redox flow cell and has excellent diffusibility of an electrolyte are required. Provided is a porous base material containing a carbon fiber (A) having an average fiber diameter of 10 to 20 μm, an average fiber length of 2 to 30 mm, a tensile modulus of elasticity of 200 to 600 GPa, and a tensile strength of 3,000 to 7,000 MPa and a carbon binder (D), in which the carbon fiber (A) is bound with the carbon binder (D). A porous base material and a porous electrode having both gas permeability suitable for a gas diffusion layer for a fuel cell vehicle and mechanical strength capable of withstanding continuous processing in a roll-to-roll manner, and a porous electrode which is suitable for an ...more ...less
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EP2565960B1
Publication/Patent Number: EP2565960B1
Publication date: 2019-05-22
Application number: 12150349.4
Filing date: 2012-01-06
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EP2889941B1
Publication/Patent Number: EP2889941B1
Publication date: 2019-07-03
Application number: 14169485.1
Filing date: 2014-05-22
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EP3240135B1
Publication/Patent Number: EP3240135B1
Publication date: 2019-09-18
Application number: 15872752.9
Filing date: 2015-12-11
Inventor: Tanii, Keiichi  
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US10396363B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10396363B2
Publication date: 2019-08-27
Application number: 14/402,501
Filing date: 2013-05-21
Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a copper foil inexpensive and sufficient in tensile strength even after heat treatment. The copper foil includes zinc in a content range of 0.02% by mass to 2.7% by mass in the total mass of the entire copper foil, and if the regions in thicknesses direction from both surfaces of the copper foil where occupies 5% by mass in the total mass of the entire copper foil are referred to as the respective external layers and a region between one external layer and the other external layer is referred to as an internal layer, the internal layer includes copper as a main element and includes 100 ppm or more of one or mixture of small amount-elements selected from carbon, sulfur, chlorine and nitrogen, and includes zinc at 10% or more in the total mass of zinc included in the entire copper foil. An object of the present invention is to provide a copper foil inexpensive and sufficient in tensile strength even after heat treatment. The copper foil includes zinc in a content range of 0.02% by mass to 2.7% by mass in the total mass of the entire copper foil, and if the ...more ...less
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US10270140B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10270140B2
Publication date: 2019-04-23
Application number: 14/636,383
Filing date: 2015-03-03
Inventor: Koller, Torsten  
Abstract: Connection apparatus (500; 5001, 5002) for controlling the temperature of a battery cell (1001, 1002), characterized by: a fastening device for fastening the connection apparatus (500; 5001, 5002) to a temperature-control element (400; 4001, 4002) which comprises a channel for accommodating a temperature-control medium, and a connection device (510; 5101, 5102), which comprises a channel for accommodating the temperature-control medium, for connection of a connecting line (60011, 60012, 60021, 60022) to an opening in the channel of the connection device (510; 5101, 5102), wherein: the connection apparatus (500; 5001, 5002) can be fastened to the temperature-control element (400; 4001, 4002) in such a way that a further opening in the channel of the connection device (510; 5101, 5102) is aligned with an opening in the channel of the temperature-control element (400; 4001, 4002). Connection apparatus (500; 5001, 5002) for controlling the temperature of a battery cell (1001, 1002), characterized by: a fastening device for fastening the connection apparatus (500; 5001, 5002) to a temperature-control element (400; 4001, 4002) which comprises a channel for ...more ...less
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US10283792B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10283792B2
Publication date: 2019-05-07
Application number: 15/640,333
Filing date: 2017-06-30
Abstract: 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 required power output of the solid-oxide fuel cell stack (10) is determined and one or more operating conditions of the solid fuel cell stack (10) are controlled dependent upon the determined required power output. The operating conditions that are controlled may be at least one or the temperature of the fuel cell stack and the dilution of fuel delivered to the fuel cell stack. 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 required power output of the solid-oxide fuel cell stack (10) is determined and one or ...more ...less
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US10340507B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10340507B2
Publication date: 2019-07-02
Application number: 15/262,407
Filing date: 2016-09-12
Abstract: Disclosed is method of preparing a selenium carbon composite material and a use of the selenium carbon composite material in a cathode of a lithium selenium secondary battery. A battery formed with a cathode of the disclosed selenium carbon composite material has high energy density and stable electrochemical performance. The disclosed selenium carbon composite material can effectively shorten the migration distance of lithium ions during charging and discharging of the battery and improve conductivity and utilization of selenium after compounding carbon and selenium. Multiple batteries formed with cathodes of the disclosed selenium carbon composite material can be assembled into a lithium selenium pouch-cell battery having stable electrochemical performance and high energy density. Disclosed is method of preparing a selenium carbon composite material and a use of the selenium carbon composite material in a cathode of a lithium selenium secondary battery. A battery formed with a cathode of the disclosed selenium carbon composite material has high energy ...more ...less