Patents Assigned to Intelligent Energy Limited
  • Patent number: 10418840
    Abstract: 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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Intelligent Energy Limited
    Inventor: Zachary Elliott
  • Patent number: 10403909
    Abstract: The invention relates to bipolar plates for electrochemical fuel cell assemblies, and in particular to configurations of bipolar plates allowing for multiple fluid flow channels for the passage of anode, cathode and coolant fluids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Intelligent Energy Limited
    Inventors: Peter David Hood, Paul Leonard Adcock
  • Publication number: 20190245222
    Abstract: 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. A coolant storage tank comprising a first coolant storage compartment (50) in fluid communication with a second coolant storage compartment (51), the first coolant storage compartment including at least a first heater element (54) and wherein the second coolant storage compartment is unheated is also disclosed. A method of melting frozen coolant in a coolant storage tank is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: Intelligent Energy Limited
    Inventors: Daniel Ninan, Nathaniel Palmer, Sophie Charlotte Harris, Phillip Wardle, Jonathan Cole, Iain Fraser, Peter David Hood, Paul Leonard Adcock
  • Patent number: 10374436
    Abstract: A charging device is configured to deliver power to a portable, power-consuming device, having a profile sensor which can detect information relating to the identity of power-consuming device to which the charging device is connected and may also have a communication channel configured to transmit said information to a remote server. In use, data can be collected or aggregated relating to power-consuming devices by connecting the charging device to the portable power-consuming device; sensing, by a profile sensor in the charging device, information relating to the identity of the power-consuming device; and transmitting the information to a remote server over a communication channel. Collected data may, for example, be used to identify when fuel for a charging device may need replenishment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Intelligent Energy Limited
    Inventors: Henri Winand, John Joseph Murray, III, Christopher William Bishop, Graham Kirsopp, Marco Mathar, Andrew Kelly, Zachary Elliot, Christopher James Kirk
  • Publication number: 20190237784
    Abstract: An electrochemical fuel cell assembly comprises a fuel cell stack having a fuel delivery inlet and a fuel delivery outlet. The fuel cell stack further includes a number of fuel cells each having a membrane-electrode assembly and a fluid flow path coupled between the fuel delivery inlet and the fuel delivery outlet for delivery of fuel to the membrane electrode assembly. A fuel delivery conduit is coupled to the fuel delivery inlet for 10 delivery of fluid fuel to the stack. A bleed conduit is coupled to the fuel delivery outlet for venting fluid out of the stack. A variable orifice flow control device coupled to the bleed conduit configured to dynamically vary an amount of fluid from the fuel delivery outlet passing into the bleed conduit as a function of one or more of the control parameters: (i) measured fuel concentration; (ii) measured humidity; (iii) cell voltages of fuel cells in the 15 stack; (iv) impedance of fuel cells in the stack; (v) resistance of fuel cells in the stack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: INTELLIGENT ENERGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Pratap Rama, Paul Leonard Adcock, Jignesh Karsan Devshi Patel
  • Patent number: 10353419
    Abstract: Apparatus comprising an energy source (102) configured to provide energy to an energy-consuming device (106). The energy source (102) can be embedded within an item of furniture. The apparatus also includes a communication resource (104) configured to be in communication with a remote sever (108) in order to authorize delivery of a predetermined amount of energy by the energy source (102) to the energy-consuming device (106).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: INTELLIGENT ENERGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Julian Anthony Hughes, David Edgar, Daniel Ninan
  • Patent number: 10355295
    Abstract: 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. Some example fuel cell cartridges may include a reactor module for storing a reactant, a water module for storing water, and an interface coupling the reactor module and the water module. The interface may permit the water to flow from the water module to the reactor module such that the water mixes with the reactant in the reactor module to form a gas (e.g., hydrogen gas) that may exit through a gas outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Intelligent Energy Limited
    Inventors: Andrew Wallace, John Melack, Paul Getchel
  • Publication number: 20190207232
    Abstract: A fuel cell system comprises an electrochemical fuel cell stack for generating electrical power. A load circuit is switchably coupled to the fuel cell stack for periodically receiving a discharge current from the fuel cell stack during an energy dissipation phase, such as an air stall operation for conditioning the fuel cell stack. A protection circuit is coupled to the load circuit, configured to monitor a cumulative energy dissipation level during an energy dissipation phase and to abort an energy dissipation phase if the cumulative energy level reaches a predetermined threshold. In this way, lower specification resistor components can be used for stack conditioning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: Intelligent Energy Limited
    Inventors: Moutazbellah Khater, Jason Roberts
  • Publication number: 20190198892
    Abstract: A fluid flow plate having first and second fluid flow channels on a fluid flow plate with an active area of fluid flow fields having one or more arrays of fluid transfer points (301, 302, 303) disposed along an edge of the flow field for communicating fluid into or out of flow channels. A first and second distribution gallery (15, 16, 21)with peripheral edge portions bounded by the arrays including at least one pair of inlets in external edges of the fluid flow plate and wherein the first fluid distribution gallery is shaped such that the combined lengths of the first-gallery second peripheral edge portions are longer than the first-gallery first peripheral edge portion, and wherein the internal edges of the flow plate comprise edges of a hole, aperture, or port passing through the flow plate, and the external edges of the flow plate comprise an outer peripheral edge of the plate. The edges each may comprise a castellated structure (31, 32, 34).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: Intelligent Energy Limited
    Inventors: Peter David HOOD, Paul Leonard ADCOCK
  • Patent number: 10329148
    Abstract: A hydrogen producing reactor having a pellet core within a containment vessel. The vessel having an exit nozzle surrounding the pellet. Optionally, one or more elastomeric winding may be placed around the elastomeric or compressing material of the containment vessel; and, a water line to deliver fluid to the pellet. Whereby the containment compresses around the fuel pellet as it is used. Hydrogen and other products produced by the reactor within a cartridge is filtered with a clog-less filter and substantially pure hydrogen is output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Intelligent Energy Limited
    Inventors: Jason Stimits, Gaelle Garozzo, Hua Huang, Douglas Knight
  • Publication number: 20190181484
    Abstract: 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.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: Intelligent Energy Limited
    Inventors: Andrew Wallace, Glenn Rambach, Linna Peng, Rodney Sparks, John Melack
  • Publication number: 20190165388
    Abstract: A fuel cell system comprising a fuel cell stack is disclosed. An ozone generator is configured to introduce ozone into a coolant in the fuel cell system. A deionisation apparatus is coupled to the fuel cell stack. A bypass conduit is arranged in parallel with the deionisation apparatus. A controller is configured to control flow of the coolant to the fuel cell stack through either the deionisation apparatus or the bypass conduit based on the operating state of the ozone generator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: INTELLIGENT ENERGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Pratap Rama, Mathias Crespy
  • Patent number: 10298039
    Abstract: 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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Intelligent Energy Limited
    Inventors: David Edgar, Graham Kirsopp
  • Patent number: 10290879
    Abstract: A microvalve assembly (30) is integrated into a printed circuit board (PCB) substrate (31). An aperture (32) in the PCB substrate includes a closure member (33) extending into the aperture. A flexible fluid pipe (38) is disposed between the closure member and a closure edge (37) of the aperture. A displacement member (34) is coupled to the PCB and is configured for thermal actuation to displace the closure member so as to vary the cross-sectional profile of the flexible fluid pipe. The closure member may be a cantilever section of the PCB substrate. Displacement of the closure member to vary the cross-sectional profile of the flexible fluid pipe can occur entirely within the plane of the PCB substrate and movement of the displacement member to displace the closure member can also occur entirely within the plane of the PCB substrate, providing a very low profile of microvalve particularly suited for integration into a fuel cell stack (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Intelligent Energy Limited
    Inventors: Hossein Ostadi, Paul Leonard Adcock, Christopher James Kirk, Zachary Elliott
  • Patent number: 10283790
    Abstract: A fuel source (100), a fluid gauge adapter (300), a fuel cell system (200) and an associated method. The fuel source (100) has a gauge (104) comprising an electronic multi-stable display (106). The fuel cell system (200) and method relate to receiving fuel from the fuel source (100), determining (212) a fuel consumption of the fuel cell system (200), calculating (214) a substance level of the fuel source in accordance with the fuel consumption and updating (216) an electronic multi-stable display of the fluid gauge of the fuel source in accordance with the substance level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Intelligent Energy Limited
    Inventor: David Edgar
  • Patent number: 10270108
    Abstract: 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. A coolant storage tank comprising a first coolant storage compartment (50) in fluid communication with a second coolant storage compartment (51), the first coolant storage compartment including at least a first heater element (54) and wherein the second coolant storage compartment is unheated is also disclosed. A method of melting frozen coolant in a coolant storage tank is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Intelligent Energy Limited
    Inventors: Daniel Ninan, Nathaniel Palmer, Sophie Charlotte Harris, Phillip Wardle, Jonathan Cole, Iain Fraser, Peter David Hood, Paul Leonard Adcock
  • Patent number: 10243219
    Abstract: A fluid flow plate for an electrochemical assembly has a plurality of first fluid flow channels extending across an active area of the flow plate to define a first fluid flow field of the fluid flow plate and a plurality of second fluid flow channels extending across the active area of the flow plate to define a second fluid flow field of the fluid flow plate. An array of first fluid transfer points is disposed along an edge of the first fluid flow field for communicating fluid into or out of the first fluid flow channels. An array of second fluid transfer points is disposed along an edge of the second fluid flow field for communicating fluid into or out of the second fluid flow channels. A first fluid gallery a first peripheral edge portion bounded by the array of first fluid transfer points and has a second peripheral edge portion forming a first fluid communication edge of the fluid flow plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Intelligent Energy Limited
    Inventors: Peter David Hood, Paul Leonard Adcock
  • Publication number: 20190088957
    Abstract: A fluid flow plate for an electrochemical fuel cell assembly comprises a first plurality of fluid flow channels extending across an area of the flow plate to define a flow field of the fluid flow plate. An array of first fluid transfer points is disposed along an edge of the flow field for communicating fluid into or out of the fluid flow channels. A gallery has a first peripheral edge portion bounded by the array of first fluid transfer points and at least two second peripheral edge portions each bounded by an array of second fluid transfer points disposed along fluid access edges of the fluid flow plate. The at least two second peripheral edge portions are disposed at oblique angles to the first peripheral edge portion such that the total length of the any of second fluid transfer points is at least as long as, and preferably longer than, the length of the array of first fluid transfer points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: INTELLIGENT ENERGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Peter David HOOD, Paul Leonard ADCOCK
  • Publication number: 20190077521
    Abstract: The application relates to a fueling station for a fuel generator having a fuel generator reservoir, the fueling station comprising: a station reservoir (11) for storing at least one reactant for fuel generation; a fueling interface (14) configured to engage with the fuel generator reservoir and dispense the at least one reactant to the fuel generator reservoir; and a controller (18) configured to: receive a parameter indicative of an intended use of the fuel generator; and control the fueling interface to dispense the at least one reactant in accordance with the parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicant: Intelligent Energy Limited
    Inventors: Andrew Paul KELLY, Zachary ELLIOTT, Paul Leonard ADCOCK
  • Patent number: D844555
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Intelligent Energy Limited
    Inventors: Gerard Francis McLean, Jean-Louis Iaconis