US Patent No: 7,532,987

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Fuel-cell power generation system and control method therefor

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A fuel-cell power generation system includes a fuel-cell power generator, a power measurement section for measuring an actual power-consumption value in a household appliance, and a power-consumption estimation section for estimating a future power-consumption value over a given time-period after a given time point, in accordance with the actual power-consumption value measured by the power measurement section. Moreover, the system includes a power-generation instruction section for determining the need of startup/stop of the fuel-cell power generator in accordance with the estimated power-consumption value from the power-consumption estimation section.

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PANASONIC CORPORATIONOSAKA, JP13316

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Funakura, Masami Osaka, JP 32 90
Imagawa, Tsuneko Hirakata, JP 7 34
Matsubayashi, Shigeaki Ikoma, JP 18 96
Ozeki, Masataka Izumi, JP 104 276
Tanaka, Yoshikazu Tokyo, JP 399 1783

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PLUG POWER INC. (3)
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* 6,581,015 Technique and apparatus to control the transient response of a fuel cell system 8 2000
* 2004/0253,489 Technique and apparatus to control a fuel cell system 9 2003
 
MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD. (1)
* 2005/0142,405 Setting device of distributed energy supply system 3 2004
 
MICROSOFT CORPORATION (1)
* 2004/0219,398 Fuel cell control and data reporting 24 2003
 
Orion Engineering Corp. (1)
* 6,925,361 Distributed energy neural network integration system 24 2000
 
TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
* 2003/0143,447 Fuel cells power generation system 7 2003
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
* 2003/0167,105 System of and method for power management 22 2001
* 2004/0005,488 Appliance with refuelable and rechargeable metal-air fuel cell battery power supply unit integrated therein 23 2003
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