Patents by Assignee Ford Motor Company
  • Publication number: 20160240881
    Abstract: In certain configurations and applications, fuel cell stacks can be subject to damage arising from resonance. For instance, the natural frequency of lengthy automotive fuel cell stacks can be low enough to be problematic. Incorporating appropriate support bars between the compression straps holding such stacks together and the fuel cells in the stack can suitably increase the natural frequency in a relatively compact manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Applicants: Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Jochen Sang, Rae Hartwell
  • Patent number: 9397362
    Abstract: A modular fuel cell power system includes a coolant source, a reactant source and a plurality of fuel cell modules. Each of the fuel cell modules includes a fuel cell stack and a fluid distribution plant in fluid communication with the reactant source, coolant source and fuel cell stack. The fluid distribution plant controls the flow of reactant between the reactant source and fuel cell stack. The fuel cell stacks are configured to be selectively electrically connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: FORD MOTOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Kurt David Osborne, Donald Paul Alessi
  • Patent number: 9397357
    Abstract: A membrane electrode assembly for a fuel cell is disclosed, which comprises at least one porous ionomer containing layer disposed at the interface between the cathode electrocatalyst material and the ion exchange membrane of the fuel cell. The porous ionomer containing layer comprises a catalyst migration impeding compound. The membrane electrode assembly exhibits improved stability against Pt dissolution and Pt-band formation within the ion exchange membrane, hence having improved durability and lifetime performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignees: Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Dmitri Bessarabov, Sumit Kundu, Stephen Lee, Scott McDermid
  • Patent number: 9391337
    Abstract: Additives can be used to prepare polymer electrolyte for membrane electrode assemblies in polymer electrolyte fuel cells in order to improve both durability and performance. The additives are chemical complexes comprising certain metal and organic ligand components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignees: Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Keping Wang, Yunsong Yang, Jing Li
  • Patent number: D761706
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Claudio Messale, Roberto Giachin, Thomas Morel, Domenico Tonello
  • Patent number: D761707
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: David Woodhouse, Shawn Wehrly, Moray S Callum, Max Wolff, Kemal Curic
  • Patent number: D761980
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Berk Keskin, Wolfgang Otschke
  • Patent number: D761997
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Claudio Messale, Roberto Giachin, Thomas Morel, Domenico Tonello
  • Patent number: D762147
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Claudio Messale, Roberto Giachin, Thomas Morel, Domenico Tonello
  • Patent number: D762148
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Gordon M Platto, Bradley A Richards, Dong H Park, Anthony Meyer
  • Patent number: D762180
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: FORD MOTOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Christopher Young, Soo Young Kang-Morales
  • Patent number: D762325
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Ernesto Rupar, Claudio Messale
  • Patent number: D762527
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Todd Willing, Moray S Callum, Christopher Svensson, Ehab N Kaoud, Eric Stoddard
  • Patent number: D762531
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Gordon M Platto, Bradley A Richards, Dong H Park, William K Moore
  • Patent number: D762538
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Gordon Platto, Sean Tant, William K. Moore, Richard Howard
  • Patent number: D762916
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Claudio Messale, Roberto Giachin, Thomas Morel, Domenico Tonello
  • Patent number: D763144
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Gordon M Platto, Bradley A Richards, Dong H Park, William K Moore
  • Patent number: D763738
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: David Dewitt, Craig S Metros, Christopher Svensson
  • Patent number: D763744
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Darrell Behmer, Henry Bernardo, Damon Depeyster
  • Patent number: D764372
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Darrell Behmer, Henry Bernardo, Damon Depeyster