Patents by Inventor Yoo Taek Jeon

Yoo Taek Jeon 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: 10186717
    Abstract: Disclosed are a metal separation plate for a fuel cell stack, which includes protrusion patterns each having an air path opened in a short-side direction or protrusion patterns each having an air path of which one side is opened and the other side is closed, and can not only improve cooling performance and stack performance without a separate cooling plate mounted therein, and but also improve humidification performance of a membrane electrode assembly (MEA) by blocking moisture leaking from the inside of the closed air paths, and a fuel cell stack having the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Hyundai Steel Company
    Inventors: Ji-Young Park, Ki-Jung Kim, Yoo-Taek Jeon
  • Publication number: 20160372761
    Abstract: Disclosed are a metal separation plate for a fuel cell stack, which includes protrusion patterns each having an air path opened in a short-side direction or protrusion patterns each having an air path of which one side is opened and the other side is closed, and can not only improve cooling performance and stack performance without a separate cooling plate mounted therein, and but also improve humidification performance of a membrane electrode assembly (MEA) by blocking moisture leaking from the inside of the closed air paths, and a fuel cell stack having the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: Ji-Young Park, Ki-Jung Kim, Yoo-Taek Jeon
  • Patent number: 9425450
    Abstract: A stainless steel separator for fuel cells and a method of manufacturing the same are disclosed. The method includes preparing a stainless steel sheet as a matrix, performing surface modification on a surface of the stainless steel sheet to form a Cr-rich passive film having a comparatively increased amount of Cr in a superficial layer of the stainless steel sheet by decreasing an amount of Fe in the superficial layer of the stainless steel sheet, and forming a coating layer on the surface of the surface-modified stainless steel sheet. The coating layer is one selected from a metal nitride layer (MNx), a metal/metal nitride layer (M/MNx), a metal carbide layer (MCy), and a metal boride layer (MBz) (where 0.5?x?1, 0.42?y?1, 0.5?z?2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: HYUNDAI STEEL COMPANY
    Inventors: Yoo Taek Jeon, Kyeong Woo Chung
  • Patent number: 9337496
    Abstract: A stainless steel separator for fuel cells and a method of manufacturing the same are disclosed. The method includes preparing a stainless steel sheet as a matrix, performing surface modification on a surface of the stainless steel sheet to form a Cr-rich passive film having a comparatively increased amount of Cr in a superficial layer of the stainless steel sheet by decreasing an amount of Fe in the superficial layer of the stainless steel sheet, and forming a coating layer on the surface of the surface-modified stainless steel sheet. The coating layer is one selected from a metal nitride layer (MNx), a metal/metal nitride layer (M/MNx), a metal carbide layer (MCy), and a metal boride layer (MB) (where 0.5?x?1, 0.42?y?1, 0.5?z?2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: HYUNDAI STEEL COMPANY
    Inventors: Yoo Taek Jeon, Kyeong Woo Chung
  • Patent number: 9337495
    Abstract: A stainless steel separator for fuel cells and a method of manufacturing the same are disclosed. The method includes preparing a stainless steel sheet as a matrix, performing surface modification on a surface of the stainless steel sheet to form a Cr-rich passive film having a comparatively increased amount of Cr in a superficial layer of the stainless steel sheet by decreasing an amount of Fe in the superficial layer of the stainless steel sheet, and forming a coating layer on the surface of the surface-modified stainless steel sheet. The coating layer is one selected from a metal nitride layer (MNx), a metal/metal nitride layer (M/MNx), a metal carbide layer (MCy), and a metal boride layer (MBz) (where 0.5?x?1, 0.42?y?1, 0.5?z?2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: HYUNDAI STEEL COMPANY
    Inventors: Yoo Taek Jeon, Kyeong Woo Chung
  • Patent number: 9331343
    Abstract: A stainless steel separator for fuel cells and a method of manufacturing the same are disclosed. The method includes preparing a stainless steel sheet as a matrix, performing surface modification on a surface of the stainless steel sheet to form a Cr-rich passive film having a comparatively increased amount of Cr in a superficial layer of the stainless steel sheet by decreasing an amount of Fe in the superficial layer of the stainless steel sheet, and forming a coating layer on the surface of the surface-modified stainless steel sheet. The coating layer is one selected from a metal nitride layer (MNx), a metal/metal nitride layer (M/MNx), a metal carbide layer (MCy), and a metal boride layer (MBz) (where 0.5?x?1, 0.42?y?1, 0.5?z?2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: HYUNDAI STEEL COMPANY
    Inventors: Yoo Taek Jeon, Kyeong Woo Chung
  • Publication number: 20150236356
    Abstract: A stainless steel separator for fuel cells and a method of manufacturing the same are disclosed. The method includes preparing a stainless steel sheet as a matrix, performing surface modification on a surface of the stainless steel sheet to form a Cr-rich passive film having a comparatively increased amount of Cr in a superficial layer of the stainless steel sheet by decreasing an amount of Fe in the superficial layer of the stainless steel sheet, and forming a coating layer on the surface of the surface-modified stainless steel sheet. The coating layer is one selected from a metal nitride layer (MNx), a metal/metal nitride layer (M/MNx), a metal carbide layer (MCy), and a metal boride layer (MBz) (where 0.5?x?1, 0.42?y?1, 0.5?z?2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Inventors: Yoo Taek JEON, Kyeong Woo CHUNG
  • Publication number: 20150236319
    Abstract: A stainless steel separator for fuel cells and a method of manufacturing the same are disclosed. The method includes preparing a stainless steel sheet as a matrix, performing surface modification on a surface of the stainless steel sheet to form a Cr-rich passive film having a comparatively increased amount of Cr in a superficial layer of the stainless steel sheet by decreasing an amount of Fe in the superficial layer of the stainless steel sheet, and forming a coating layer on the surface of the surface-modified stainless steel sheet. The coating layer is one selected from a metal nitride layer (MNx), a metal/metal nitride layer (M/MNx), a metal carbide layer (MCy), and a metal boride layer (MBz) (where 0.5?x?1, 0.42?y?1, 0.5?z?2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Inventors: Yoo Taek JEON, Kyeong Woo CHUNG
  • Publication number: 20150236357
    Abstract: A stainless steel separator for fuel cells and a method of manufacturing the same are disclosed. The method includes preparing a stainless steel sheet as a matrix, performing surface modification on a surface of the stainless steel sheet to form a Cr-rich passive film having a comparatively increased amount of Cr in a superficial layer of the stainless steel sheet by decreasing an amount of Fe in the superficial layer of the stainless steel sheet, and forming a coating layer on the surface of the surface-modified stainless steel sheet. The coating layer is one selected from a metal nitride layer (MNx), a metal/metal nitride layer (M/MNx), a metal carbide layer (MCy), and a metal boride layer (MB) (where 0.5?x?1, 0.42?y?1, 0.5?z?2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Inventors: Yoo Taek JEON, Kyeong Woo CHUNG
  • Patent number: 9070907
    Abstract: A stainless steel separator for fuel cells and a method of manufacturing the same are disclosed. The method includes preparing a stainless steel sheet as a matrix, performing surface modification on a surface of the stainless steel sheet to form a Cr-rich passive film having a comparatively increased amount of Cr in a superficial layer of the stainless steel sheet by decreasing an amount of Fe in the superficial layer of the stainless steel sheet, and forming a coating layer on the surface of the surface-modified stainless steel sheet. The coating layer is one selected from a metal nitride layer (MNx), a metal/metal nitride layer (M/MNx), a metal carbide layer (MCy), and a metal boride layer (MBz) (where 0.5?x?1, 0.42?y?1, 0.5?z?2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: HYUNDAI HYSCO
    Inventors: Yoo Taek Jeon, Kyeong Woo Chung
  • Publication number: 20150125620
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a separator plate for a fuel cell and to a method for producing the same, and relates to an invention wherein a surface-modification layer is formed through the use of low temperature plasma processing such that it is possible to prevent the hydrophobic characteristics which occur during gasket forming and to have outstanding hydrophilic characteristics, and such that it is possible to obtain the advantageous effect of highly outstanding corrosion resistance and electrical conductivity not only initially but also even after long-term use in a fuel-cell operating environment, and also such that it is possible to maintain outstanding durability even when using a normal low-price stainless-steel sheet base material, and it is possible to reduce the unit cost of production of the separator plate for the fuel cell since surface processing can be carried out at low cost.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Yoo-Taek JEON, Eun-Young KIM, Man-Bean MOON
  • Publication number: 20140370415
    Abstract: A stainless steel separator for fuel cells and a method of manufacturing the same are disclosed. The method includes preparing a stainless steel sheet as a matrix, performing surface modification on a surface of the stainless steel sheet to form a Cr-rich passive film having a comparatively increased amount of Cr in a superficial layer of the stainless steel sheet by decreasing an amount of Fe in the superficial layer of the stainless steel sheet, and forming a coating layer on the surface of the surface-modified stainless steel sheet. The coating layer is one selected from a metal nitride layer (MNx), a metal/metal nitride layer (M/MNx), a metal carbide layer (MCy), and a metal boride layer (MBz) (where 0.5?x?1, 0.42?y?1, 0.5?z?2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Yoo Taek JEON, Kyeong Woo CHUNG
  • Patent number: 8852827
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method of manufacturing a metallic bipolar plate for fuel cells, which can maintain good corrosion resistance and contact resistance without any side effect not only initially but also after a predetermined period of time even in an environment of severe vibration as in vehicles while allowing a continuous process to provide high productivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Hyundai Hysco
    Inventors: Yeon Soo Jeong, Yoo Taek Jeon, Jun Ho Lee, Jong Chan Park
  • Patent number: 8828258
    Abstract: A method for surface treatment of a stainless steel separator for a fuel cell comprises preparing a stainless steel sheet containing nickel, chrome and iron, and having a passive film on a surface of the stainless steel sheet, and dipping the stainless steel sheet into a mixed etching solution of nitric acid (HNO3) and sulfuric acid (H2SO4) at a temperature of 50-70° C. for 30 seconds to 30 minutes to selectively lower an amount of Fe in the passive film formed on the surface of the stainless steel sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Hyundai Hysco
    Inventors: Yoo Taek Jeon, Yeon Soo Jeong
  • Patent number: 8778566
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method for manufacturing a metal steel separator for fuel cells that has corrosion resistance and contact resistance not only at an initial stage but also after being exposed to high temperature/high humidity conditions in the fuel cell for a long period of time. The method includes preparing a stainless steel sheet as a matrix of the metal separator, forming a discontinuous coating film on the surface of the stainless steel sheet, the coating film being composed of at least one selected from gold (Au), platinum (Pt), ruthenium (Ru), iridium (Ir), ruthenium oxide (RuO2), and iridium oxide (IrO2), and heat treating the stainless steel sheet having the discontinuous coating film to form an oxide film on a portion of the stainless steel sheet on which the coating film is not formed. A metal separator for fuel cells manufactured by the method is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Hyundai Hysco
    Inventors: Yoo-Taek Jeon, Ki-Jung Kim
  • Patent number: 8592098
    Abstract: Disclosed are a metal separator for fuel cells, which exhibits excellent properties in terms of corrosion resistance, electrical conductivity and durability, and a method of manufacturing the same. The metal separator for fuel cells includes a separator-shaped metal matrix and a coating layer formed on the metal matrix. The coating layer has a concentration gradient of a carbon element C and a metal element Me according to a thickness thereof such that the carbon element C becomes gradually concentrated in the coating layer with increasing distance from the metal matrix, and the metal element Me becomes gradually concentrated in the coating layer with decreasing distance from the metal matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Hyundai Hysco
    Inventors: Yoo-Taek Jeon, Eun-Young Kim, Yeon-Soo Jeong, Ki-Jung Kim, Man-Been Moon
  • Patent number: 8524050
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method of manufacturing a stainless steel separator for a fuel cell. The stainless steel separator includes a stainless steel sheet, a first coating layer comprising metal/metal nitride films (M/MNx) (0.5?x?1) on a surface of the stainless steel sheet, and a second coating layer comprising a metal oxynitride film (MOyNz) (0.05?y?2, 0.25?z?1.0).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Hyundai Hysco
    Inventors: Yoo Taek Jeon, Kyeong Woo Chung, Hyun Sik Myung, Yong Sik Yun, Jong In Park, Eun Young Kim
  • Patent number: 8440368
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a stainless steel separator for a fuel cell and method of manufacture. The stainless steel separator includes a stainless steel sheet, a first coating layer comprising metal/metal nitride films (M/MNx) (0.5?x?1) on a surface of the stainless steel sheet, and a second coating layer comprising a metal oxynitride film (MOyNz) (0.05?y?2, 0.25?z?1.0).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Hyundai Hysco
    Inventors: Yoo Taek Jeon, Kyeong Woo Chung, Hyun Sik Myung, Yong Sik Yun, Jong In Park, Eun Young Kim
  • Publication number: 20130095413
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a separator plate for a fuel cell and to a method for producing the same, and relates to an invention wherein a surface-modification layer is formed through the use of low temperature plasma processing such that it is possible to prevent the hydrophobic characteristics which occur during gasket forming and to have outstanding hydrophilic characteristics, and such that it is possible to obtain the advantageous effect of highly outstanding corrosion resistance and electrical conductivity not only initially but also even after long-term use in a fuel-cell operating environment, and also such that it is possible to maintain outstanding durability even when using a normal low-price stainless-steel sheet base material, and it is possible to reduce the unit cost of production of the separator plate for the fuel cell since surface processing can be carried out at low cost.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: HYUNDAI HYSCO
    Inventors: Yoo-Taek Jeon, Eun-Young Kim, Man-Bean Moon
  • Patent number: 8211584
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a metal separator for a fuel cell including a reaction gas channel formed to protrude from a first face of the metal separator to a second face thereof, a coolant channel formed between the reaction gas channels protruding from the second face of the metal separator, a reaction gas manifold opened to introduce a reaction gas into the metal separator, a coolant manifold opened to introduce a coolant into the metal separator, and a stepped portion positioned at any one of the space between the reaction gas channel and the reaction gas manifold, and the reaction gas channel. This configuration serves to widen the reaction gas flowing portion and the coolant flowing portion on the metal separator, and prevent deformation of the reaction gas flowing portion and the coolant flowing portion, thereby improving efficiency of the fuel cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Hyundai Hysco
    Inventors: Yoo Taek Jeon, Ki Jung Kim, Jong-Chan Lee, Yeon Soo Jeong