Patents by Assignee Ford Motor Company
  • Patent number: 9634345
    Abstract: The reactant distribution in a gas diffusion layer adjacent the landings of a solid polymer electrolyte fuel cell can be improved by using a flow field plate in which suitable sequential protrusions have been incorporated in the channels. The reactant flow field in the plate comprises a plurality of parallel channels in which protrusions are arranged in a sequence along each channel's length and the sequential protrusions in any given channel are offset with respect to the sequential protrusions in the channels immediately adjacent thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignees: Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Alireza Roshanzamir, Robert Henry Artibise
  • Patent number: 9608282
    Abstract: A fuel cell system includes a bipolar plate having a flow field formed therein. The flow field is partially defined by at least two adjacent channel portions separated by a wall portion. The wall portion includes a surface at least partially defining a passageway between the channel portions. The passageway may be sized so as to create a pressure difference between the channel portions. The pressure difference may draw at least a portion of a liquid droplet obstructing one of the channel portions toward and into the passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Alireza Pezhman Shirvanian, Shinichi Hirano
  • Patent number: 9564642
    Abstract: The degradation associated with repeated startup and shutdown of solid polymer electrolyte fuel cells comprising PtCo alloy cathode catalysts can be particularly poor. However, a marked and unexpected improvement in durability is observed as a result of incorporating a selectively conducting component in electrical series with the anode components in the fuel cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignees: Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Herwig Haas, Joy Roberts, Francine Berretta, Amy Shun-Wen Yang
  • Patent number: D775551
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Gordon Platto, Sean Tant, William K. Moore, Richard Howard
  • Patent number: D775561
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Gordon Platto, Sean Tant, William K. Moore, Jonathan Fontaine
  • Patent number: D777613
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Ernesto Rupar, Claudio Messale
  • Patent number: D777617
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Gordon Platto, Sean Tant, Richard Howard
  • Patent number: D778213
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Gordon Platto, Sean Tant, Richard Howard
  • Patent number: D779398
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Gordon Platto, Sean Tant, Richard Howard
  • Patent number: D779716
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Kemal Curic, Darrell Behmer, Christopher Svensson, Moray Callum, Joel Piaskowski
  • Patent number: D780963
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Darrell Behmer, Henry Bernardo, Damon Depeyster, Hyunsoo Kim
  • Patent number: D781202
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: David Mahoney, Jesse Diephuis
  • Patent number: D783488
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Gordon Platto, Sean Tant, Anthony Meyer
  • Patent number: D783498
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Gordon Platto, Sean Tant, Jonathan Fontaine
  • Patent number: D783499
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Gordon Platto, Sean Tant, Dong Park
  • Patent number: D784015
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: David Woodhouse, Bonghoon L Chung, Moray S Callum, Soo Y Kang-Morales
  • Patent number: D784236
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Gordon Platto, Sean Tant, Anthony Meyer
  • Patent number: D784237
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Gordon Platto, Sean Tant, Dong Park
  • Patent number: D784240
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Gordon Platto, Sean Tant, Dong Park
  • Patent number: D784895
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Gordon Platto, Sean Tant, Jonathan Fontaine