Lilliputian Systems, Inc.
|Lilliputian Systems, Inc. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20140193736||Fuel Cell Systems and Related Methods - A fuel cell system having a fuel cell generator and a fuel cartridge that is removably attachable to the fuel cell generator is disclosed. The fuel cartridge includes a housing having a port, a normally closed valve disposed in the housing that gates fuel emerging from the port, the valve having a poppet that modulates opening of the valve, the poppet having a control surface. The fuel cell generator has a moveable pintle coupled to the poppet, and the moveable pintle is operative over a range of motion which causes the poppet to move between a closed state and at least one open state.||07-10-2014|
|20140193735||Low Vibration Linear Motor Systems - A portable fuel cell system includes a fuel cell having a fluid path, a pump having a pumping chamber disposed in the fluid path and a mechanical input, an electric motor having a power signal input and having an oscillatory mechanical output coupled to the mechanical input, the mechanical output having unwanted vibration primarily at a first drive frequency of a power signal, a spring and mass assembly coupled to the mechanical output so as to vibrate out of phase with, and to reduce the unwanted vibration of, the mechanical output at the drive frequency, a vibration transducer physically coupled to the mechanical output and having a vibration transducer signal output, and an electrical control system having an input coupled to receive the vibration transducer signal output and having a control output coupled to the power signal input.||07-10-2014|
|20140193734||Fuel Cell System Having a Pump and Related Method - A portable fuel cell system and related method are disclosed. The system includes a fuel cell having an anode port through which passes an anode gas, a cathode port through which passes a cathode gas, and an exhaust port through which passes an exhaust gas. The system further includes a pump having a pump inlet and a pump outlet, wherein the pump inlet is coupled to the exhaust port of the fuel cell. The pump is configured to draw the anode gas into the anode port, to draw the cathode gas into the cathode port, and to draw the exhaust gas out of the exhaust port.||07-10-2014|
|20140193728||Fuel Cell System Having an Air Quality Sensor Suite - A fuel cell system having an air quality sensor suite includes a fuel cell having an anode and a cathode, a fuel source providing a fuel flow, a fuel flow rate sensor having a fuel flow rate sensor output, a fuel flow control device, a fuel oxidizer flow conduit, a first mixing region coupled to the fuel source and the fuel oxidizer flow conduit, an anode chamber coupled to the anode, a combustion oxidizer flow conduit, a second mixing region coupled to the combustion oxidizer flow conduit, and at least one oxidizer flow rate sensor having an oxidizer flow rate sensor output. The system further includes at least one oxidizer pump, an air quality sensor having an air quality sensor output, and a control system coupled to the fuel flow rate sensor output, the oxidizer flow rate sensor output, and the air quality sensor output.||07-10-2014|
|20140193725||Fuel Cell System Having Water Vapor Condensation Protection - A fuel cell system having protection from water vapor condensation is disclosed. The system includes a fuel cell having an input port configured to receive an input gas and a liquid water transient accumulation chamber coupled to the input port. The chamber is configured to accumulate condensed water vapor from the input gas. The chamber includes a water-capture element configured to retain liquid water therein. The system further includes a first thermal pathway coupled to the chamber and also coupled to the fuel cell, so that the chamber is heated by heat from the fuel cell, when the fuel cell is operating in a steady state, in a manner that causes the liquid water accumulated in the chamber to be evaporated by the heat.||07-10-2014|
|20140193671||Portable Fuel Cell System Having a Fuel Cell System Controller - A portable fuel cell system includes a fuel cell having a plurality of flow inputs and a power output, a temperature sensor configured to measure operating temperature of the fuel cell, a power output sensor coupled to the fuel cell and configured to measure a power parameter related to fuel cell power output, a controllable power converter, coupled to the power output of the fuel cell, that transfers power from the fuel cell to the fuel cell system, and a flow control device coupled to a first flow input and configured to control a first one of the flow inputs into the fuel cell. The system further includes a fuel cell system controller, coupled to the fuel cell, the power output, the temperature sensor, the power output sensor, the controllable power converter, and the flow control device.||07-10-2014|
|20140193643||High Temperature Substrate Attachment Glass - A method of bonding a first substrate to a second substrate includes providing a glass, applying the glass in a layer between the first and second substrates to form an assembly, and heating the assembly to a bonding temperature above a glass transition temperature of the devitrifying glass, selected to cause the glass to bond the first substrate to the second substrate. The devitrifying glass has constituents that include various amounts of group A in a molar concentration of 70-95%, group B in a molar concentration of 5-20%, group C in a molar concentration of 1-20%, group D in a molar concentration of 0-6%; and group E in a molar concentration of 0-10%. The group A, B, C, D and E groups are disclosed herein.||07-10-2014|
|20140191733||Fuel Cell System Having a Safety Mode - A fuel cell system for providing power to a load, and having a safety mode, is disclosed. The system includes a fuel cell configured to convert fuel to electrical power and coupled so as to provide electrical power at a fuel cell power output, a system power port having a power connection and a data connection, configured to be reversibly coupled to the load, a power connection controller, coupled to the fuel cell power output and to the system power port, and configured to enable and disable the power connection, and a fuel cell system controller coupled to the fuel cell, the data connection and the power connection controller. The fuel cell system controller has a normal mode and a safety mode. A user selection determines whether the fuel cell system controller is in the normal mode or the safety mode. If the load has a smart power port, the data connection is configured to communicate over the smart power port. In the normal mode, the fuel cell system controller is configured to enable the power connection independent of the data connection. In the safety mode, the fuel cell system controller is configured to enable the power connection only when an approved communication is received over the data connection from the load. A related method for operating the fuel cell system is also disclosed.||07-10-2014|
|20140190210||Method for Bonding Substrates - The method for bonding a first substrate to a second substrate includes dispensing a paste directly onto a first substrate, the paste including a glass powder, a thermoplastic, and a first solvent, evaporating the first solvent to form a thickened paste, placing a second substrate on the thickened paste to form a stack, applying to the stack a force sufficient to cause deformation of the thickened paste, and heating the stack to a bonding temperature above a glass transition temperature of the glass powder so as to cause removal of the thermoplastic from the thickened paste and to form a glass joint between the first and second substrates.||07-10-2014|
|20090035633||Chemically sintered composite electrodes and manufacturing processes - An iterative process of depositing on a solid electrolyte a coating of unconnected particles composed of an ionically conductive material. A liquid solution is also applied. The liquid solution includes an inorganic component. The deposited liquid is heated to a temperature sufficient to evaporate or otherwise remove some or all of the volatile components of the liquid solution. Typically the temperature is below 1000° and often at about 850° C. The effect of heating the solution is to cause ion conducting material in the solution to adhere to the surface of the existing ion conducting particles and form connections between these particles. This is understood to create an ion conducting skeletal support structure. Within the intrestices of this skeletal support structure, the step of heating is also understood to result in the deposition of the inorganic component that will begin to form a electron conducting structure. The process of applying the liquid solution and heating may be repeated until a sufficiently thick layer of material is laid over the solid electrolyte to provide the composite electrode structure desired.||02-05-2009|
Patent applications by Lilliputian Systems, Inc.