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Inventor:
Hsu; Michael S.
Address:
Lincoln, MA
No. of patents:
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
RE34213 Electrochemical converters and combined cycle systems April 6, 1993
A compact, electrochemical converter can be achieved using thin plates of electrolyte and interconnector. Impermeable, straight, thin plates of solid-oxide electrolyte are fabricated by high energy plasma spray methods under controlled temperature conditions. Thin sheets of nickel alloys
7910250 System and method for recharging a metal-air converter used for vehicle propulsion March 22, 2011
A power supply system for powering an electric motor (16) in an electric vehicle includes a metal-air converter (12) connected to the motor (16) for driving the motor (16) and a generator (10) connected to the metal-air converter (12) for recharging the metal-air converter (12). The
7311986 Multi-function energy system operable as a fuel cell, reformer, or thermal plant December 25, 2007
An energy system including a converter disposed within a collection vessel for collecting exhaust generated by the converter for delivery, if desired, to a bottoming device, such as a gas turbine assembly. The converter can be operated as a reformer. The chemical converter may also b
7140328 Miniature vaporizers for use with chemical converters and energy devices November 28, 2006
A miniature vaporizer for effectively vaporizing a process fluid (e.g., a liquid media) in small energy system applications, such as systems employing chemical reformers and fuel cells. The vaporizer of the present invention can employ a heating medium, such as a hot exhaust generated by
6649289 Fuel cell power supply system November 18, 2003
A power supply system for enhancing the economic viability of different modes of transportation that incorporate fuel cells to generate electricity. For example, the power supply system of the present invention provides for the off-board use of the electric power generated by an on-b
6458477 Fuel cell stacks for ultra-high efficiency power systems October 1, 2002
A system and method for producing electricity with a fuel cell power system. The power system includes an assembly of fuel cell stacks that operate at different temperatures, which vary between two or more of the fuel cell stacks. The fuel cell stack can have multiple temperature reg
6380637 Off-board station and an electricity exchanging system suitable for use with a mobile vehicle po April 30, 2002
A mobile vehicle power supply system and an electricity exchanging system enhance the economic viability of different modes of transportation that incorporate generators, such as electric motors and fuel cells, to generate electricity. The power supply system provides for the off-board
6183703 Thermally enhanced compact reformer February 6, 2001
A natural gas reformer comprising a stack of thermally conducting plates interspersed with catalyst plates and provided with internal or external manifolds for reactants. The catalyst plate is in intimate thermal contact with the conducting plates so that its temperature closely tracks t
6083636 Fuel cell stacks for ultra-high efficiency power systems July 4, 2000
A system and method for producing electricity with a fuel cell power system. The power system includes an assembly of fuel cell stacks that operate at different temperatures, which vary between two or more of the fuel cell stacks. The fuel cell stack can have multiple temperature reg
6054229 System for electric generation, heating, cooling, and ventilation April 25, 2000
An energy system that couples or integrates an electrochemical converter, such as a fuel cell for the production of electricity, with a Heating, Ventilation and Cooling (HVAC) system, is disclosed. Waste heat generated by the fuel cell is radiatively, convectively, or conductively direct
6024859 Pressurized integrated electrochemical converter energy system and method February 15, 2000
An electrochemical converter is disposed within a pressure vessel that collects hot exhaust gases generated by the converter for delivery to a cogeneration bottoming device, such as a gas turbine. The bottoming device extracts energy from the waste heat generated by the converter, such a
5976332 Ultra-high efficiency turbine and cell combination November 2, 1999
A turbine power system that includes a compressor for compressing a first medium, and an electrochemical converter in communication with the compressor and adapted to receive the first medium and a second medium. The converter is configured to allow an electrochemical reaction between
5948221 Pressurized, integrated electrochemical converter energy system September 7, 1999
An electrochemical converter is disposed within a pressure vessel that collects hot exhaust gases generated by the converter for delivery to a cogeneration bottoming device, such as a gas turbine. The bottoming device extracts energy from the waste heat generated by the converter, such a
5858568 Fuel cell power supply system January 12, 1999
A power supply system for enhancing the economic viability of different modes of transportation that incorporate fuel cells to generate electricity. For example, the power supply system of the present invention provides for the off-board use of the electric power generated by an on-b
5858314 Thermally enhanced compact reformer January 12, 1999
A natural gas reformer comprising a stack of thermally conducting plates interspersed with catalyst plates and provided with internal or external manifolds for reactants. The catalyst plate is in intimate thermal contact with the conducting plates so that its temperature closely tracks t
5833822 Electrochemical converter having optimal pressure distribution November 10, 1998
An electrochemical converter assembly having one or more converter elements having a peripheral edge. The converter element includes a series of electrolyte plates having an oxidizer electrode material on one side and a fuel electrode material on the opposing side, and a series of in
5747185 High temperature electrochemical converter for hydrocarbon fuels May 5, 1998
A sulfur-tolerant electrochemical converter having low internal resistance that is capable of directly processing hydrocarbon fuel having a sulfur component of up to about 50 ppm, and in excess of this amount, without suffering permanent structural damage or suffering a significant and/o
5693201 Ultra-high efficiency turbine and fuel cell combination December 2, 1997
A turbine power system that includes a compressor for compressing a first medium, and an electrochemical converter in communication with the compressor and adapted to receive the first medium and a second medium. The converter is configured to allow an electrochemical reaction between
5501781 Electrochemical converter having internal thermal integration March 26, 1996
An electrochemical converter assembly that significantly reduces the size of the dedicated thermal processing heat exchangers associated with the converter. This reduction is achieved by heating the input reactants of the electrochemical converter assembly inside the axial manifolds. Thi
5500306 High efficiency energy conversion and treatment of organic waste March 19, 1996
A system and method for converting organic material to electricity includes the steps of collecting a quantity of organic material, generating biogas from the material, and passing the biogas through an energy converter. Biogas is generated from the organic material by an anaerobic filte
5462817 Radiant thermal integration with regenerative heating in a high temperature electrochemical conv October 31, 1995
A high temperature electrochemical converter provides regenerative heating of electrochemical converter reactants to an operating temperature using an exhaust flow. Additionally, a radiant thermal integration configuration transfers heat from an electrochemical converter assembly to powe
5338622 Thermal control apparatus August 16, 1994
A heat exchanging apparatus including a working fluid and a structure for exchanging heat between the working fluid and an external environment. The structure includes at least one wall element having an external surface exposed to the external environment and an internal surface exposed
5332630 On-board recharging system for battery powered electric vehicles July 26, 1994
A power supply system for powering an electric motor in an electric vehicle includes a rechargeable battery connected to the motor for driving the motor and a fuel cell assembly connected to the battery for recharging the battery. The system further includes structure for providing a sup
5230849 Electrochemical converter assembly and overlay methods of forming component structures July 27, 1993
Disclosed is a method of forming a high performance, electrochemical components. The plate is manufactured by forming a first electrode material on a substrate. Next, a thin electrolyte or interconnector coating is deposited on the electrode material. In the final step, a second elec
4853100 High performance electrochemical energy conversion systems August 1, 1989
Thermal control in electrochemical energy conversion systems is achieved by the bulk integration of columnar electrochemical converter elements and heat transport elements. The heat transport elements are disposed between the columnar converter elements to form an inter-columnar array. R
4721556 Electrochemical converters and combined cycle systems January 26, 1988
A compact, electrochemical converter can be achieved using thin plates of electrolyte and interconnector. Impermeable, straight, thin plates of solid-oxide electrolyte are fabricated by high energy plasma spray methods under controlled temperature conditions. Thin sheets of nickel alloys
4644751 Integrated fuel-cell/steam plant for electrical generation February 24, 1987
An electrical generating plant of high efficiency utilizes a conventional steam plant powered by a fossil fuel such as coal, gas or oil, in internal integration with a high temperature solid-oxide fuel-cell. In one embodiment, the spent fuel and the wast heat from the fuel-cell of el
4629537 Compact, light-weight, solid-oxide electrochemical converter December 16, 1986
A compact, light-weight solid-oxide electrochemical converter can be achieved using thin plates of electrolyte and interconnector. Impermeable, straight, thin plates of solid-oxide electrolyte are fabricated by high energy plasma spray methods under controlled temperature conditions. Thi
4614628 Solid electrolyte structure and method for forming September 30, 1986
Solid oxide electrolyte structures, e.g., flat plates, suitable for use in an electrochemical energy converter are prepared by a plasma deposition technique. This process is comprised of forming a suspension of the oxide powders, passing the suspension through an arc discharge to melt th
4511216 High power laser dump April 16, 1985
A high power laser dump having defined laser beam introduction angles to the internal surface of a cylinder to maximize energy dispersion and absorption and having two zones formed of distinctive reflective and absorbing materials.
4490445 Solid oxide electrochemical energy converter December 25, 1984
Solid oxide electrochemical energy converters are capable of generating electricity from gaseous chemical fuels as well as producing fuels while consuming electricity. The converters consist of electrochemical cell stacks and heat exchanger stacks. An electrochemical cell stack comprises










 
 
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