Patents by Inventor Miles Page

Miles Page has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 11309568
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of operating an Alkaline Membrane Fuel Cell (AMFC) with direct ammonia feeding. The method may include providing AMFC comprising an anode inlet for receiving ammonia and a cathode inlet for receiving oxygen containing gas; operating the AMFC at an operation temperature of above 80° C.; providing the oxygen containing gas; to a cathode of the AMFC at a pressure above the equilibrium vapor pressure of water at the operation temperature; maintaining the pressure during the operation of the AMFC as to maintain water in substantially liquid phase near the cathode; and providing the ammonia to an anode of the AMFC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: HYDROLITE LTD
    Inventors: Ben Achrai, Gal Tamir, Miles Page, Shimshon Gottesfeld, Ervin Tal-Gutelmacher
  • Patent number: 11228050
    Abstract: Some aspects of the invention may be directed to a catalyst layer for anodes of Alkaline Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells (AEMFC). Such catalyst layer may include catalyst nanoparticles and an ionomer. Each catalyst nanoparticle may include one or more nanoparticles of catalytically active metal supported on at least one nanoparticle of crystalline RuO2. The diameter of the at least one nanoparticle of the crystalline RuO2 may be about order of magnitude larger than the diameter of the one or more nanoparticles of catalytically active metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: HYDROLITE LTD
    Inventors: Yair Paska, Miles Page, Charly David Azra, Ben Achrai, Anna Kitayev
  • Publication number: 20210305613
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of operating an Alkaline Membrane Fuel Cell (AMFC) with direct ammonia feeding. The method may include providing AMFC comprising an anode inlet for receiving ammonia and a cathode inlet for receiving oxygen containing gas; operating the AMFC at an operation temperature of above 80° C.; providing the oxygen containing gas; to a cathode of the AMFC at a pressure above the equilibrium vapor pressure of water at the operation temperature; maintaining the pressure during the operation of the AMFC as to maintain water in substantially liquid phase near the cathode; and providing the ammonia to an anode of the AMFC.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2019
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Applicant: HYOROLITE LID
    Inventors: Ben ACHRAI, Gal TAMIR, Miles PAGE, Shinnshoo GOTTESFELD, Ervin TAL-GUTELMACHER
  • Patent number: 10916789
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system and method of operating alkaline exchange membrane fuel cells in a bipolar configuration. The system (400) may include a first fuel cell (300A) and a second fuel cell (300B) adjacent to the first fuel cell. Each of the first and second fuel cells may include: a cathode configured to generate hydroxide ions from water, oxygen and electrons, an anode configured to generate water and electrons from the hydroxide ions and hydrogen received from a hydrogen source, and an alkaline exchange membrane configured to transfer the hydroxide ions from the cathode to the anode, and to transfer water from a vicinity of the anode to a vicinity of the cathode. The first fuel cell (300A) and a second fuel cell (300B) are connected by a porous bipolar plate (430A) positioned inbetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: HYDROLITE LTD
    Inventors: Yair Paska, Miles Page, Yair Benjamine, Shimshon Gottesfeld
  • Publication number: 20200313215
    Abstract: A membrane for fuel cells, such as PEM and/or AEM fuel cells and/or electrolyzers is disclosed. Such a membrane (e.g., an anion conducting membrane) may include: crosslinked ionomer comprising two types of functional groups: a first type of functional groups forming crosslinking bonds between two ionomer chains; and a second type of functional groups comprising ion conducting functional groups. In some embodiments, the crosslinking bonds may not include the ion conducting functional groups. A catalyst coated membrane (CCM) is also disclosed. In such case the membrane may further include at least one catalyst layer attached to at least one side of the membrane to form the catalyst coated membrane (CCM). The at least one catalyst layer may include catalyst nanoparticles and crosslinked ionomer of the catalyst layer comprising two types of functional groups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: POCELL TECH LTD.
    Inventors: Miles PAGE, Yair PASKA, Alina AMEL
  • Publication number: 20200161686
    Abstract: Some aspects of the invention may be directed to a catalyst layer for anodes of Alkaline Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells (AEMFC). Such catalyst layer may include catalyst nanoparticles and an ionomer. Each catalyst nanoparticle may include one or more nanoparticles of catalytically active metal supported on at least one nanoparticle of crystalline RuO2. The diameter of the at least one nanoparticle of the crystalline RuO2 may be about order of magnitude larger than the diameter of the one or more nanoparticles of catalytically active metal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: POCELL TECH LTD.
    Inventors: Yair PASKA, Miles PAGE, Charly David AZRA, Ben ACHRAI, Anna KITAYEV
  • Publication number: 20190088965
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system and method of operating alkaline exchange membrane fuel cells in a bipolar configuration. The system (400) may include a first fuel cell (300A) and a second fuel cell (300B) adjacent to the first fuel cell. Each of the first and second fuel cells may include: a cathode configured to generate hydroxide ions from water, oxygen and electrons, an anode configured to generate water and electrons from the hydroxide ions and hydrogen received from a hydrogen source, and an alkaline exchange membrane configured to transfer the hydroxide ions from the cathode to the anode, and to transfer water from a vicinity of the anode to a vicinity of the cathode. The first fuel cell (300A) and a second fuel cell (300B) are connected by a porous bipolar plate (430A) positioned inbetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: POCELL TECH LTD.
    Inventors: Yair PASKA, Miles PAGE, Yair BENJAMINE, Shimshon GOTTESFELD
  • Publication number: 20180254502
    Abstract: A catalyst coated membrane (CCM) for an alkaline exchange membrane fuel cell may include: a membrane including at least one of: a polymer or a copolymer having a first functional chemical group; an anode catalyst layer coated on one side of the membrane including: anode catalyst nano-particles and a polymer or a copolymer having a second functional chemical group; and a cathode catalyst layer coated on a side of the membrane opposite the anode catalyst layer, including: cathode catalyst nano-particles and a polymer or a copolymer having a third functional chemical group, wherein the first functional chemical group, the second functional chemical group and the third functional chemical group are all crosslinked with the same crosslinking chemical group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Applicant: POCELL TECH LTD.
    Inventors: Shimshon GOTTESFELD, Miles PAGE
  • Patent number: 9236624
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide an ammonia operated fuel cell system including an alkaline membrane fuel cell (AMFC) having an anode, and an ammonia thermal cracker including a combustion chamber, the cracker being in gas communication with an ammonia source, and configured to provide a supply of H2 directly to the AMFC anode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: Elbit Systems Land and C4I Ltd.
    Inventors: Miles Page, Dario Dekel, Ziv Gottesfeld, Shimshon Gottesfeld
  • Publication number: 20140186728
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide an ammonia operated fuel cell system including an alkaline membrane fuel cell (AMFC) having an anode, and an ammonia thermal cracker including a combustion chamber, the cracker being in gas communication with an ammonia source, and configured to provide a supply of H2 directly to the AMFC anode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: CELLERA, INC.
    Inventors: Miles Page, Dario Dekel, Ziv Gottesfeld, Shimshon Gottesfeld
  • Publication number: 20130130136
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide an ammonia operated fuel cell system including an alkaline membrane fuel cell (AMFC) having an anode, and an ammonia thermal cracker including a combustion chamber, the cracker being in gas communication with an ammonia source, and configured to provide a supply of H2 directly to the AMFC anode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Inventors: Miles Page, Dario Dekel, Ziv Gottesfeld, Shimshon Gottesfeld