Patents by Inventor Timothée DRUGEOT

Timothée DRUGEOT 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).

  • Publication number: 20240162460
    Abstract: A method may activate a fuel cell including a plurality of electrochemical cells in a stack, the fuel cell being intended to operate, during at least one nominal operating phase, as an electric generator. Such a method may include, during an activation phase by electrolysis, prior to the at least one nominal operating phase: electrically supplying the fuel cell by an external electric generator, the electric supply being configured to apply an activation voltage greater than the voltage of the cell in an open circuit (OCV); fluid supplying a humid gas fluid at a first electrode and/or a second electrodes. The humid gas may have a relative humidity (RH) such that 40%?RH<100%. The fuel cell may operate in electrolysis during the activation phase called by electrolysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2023
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Applicants: COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES, INSTITUT POLYTECHNIQUE DE GRENOBLE, UNIVERSITE SAVOIE MONT BLANC, CNRS, UNIVERSITE GRENOBLE ALPES
    Inventors: Eric PINTON, Yann BULTEL, Timothée DRUGEOT, Fabrice MICOUD