Hino Motors has been granted a patent for a freight vehicle design that includes a fuel cell as an electric power source, a storage portion, a tank for storing fuel gas, and a radiator for heat exchange. The innovative design places the radiator rearward of the tank, optimizing space and efficiency. GlobalData’s report on Hino Motors gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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According to GlobalData’s company profile on Hino Motors, was a key innovation area identified from patents. Hino Motors's grant share as of February 2024 was 34%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Freight vehicle with fuel cell power source and radiator

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Hino Motors Ltd

The granted patent (Publication Number: US11923573B2) discloses a freight vehicle design that includes a fuel cell functioning as an electric power source, a storage portion between the vehicle cabin and loading space, a tank for storing fuel gas supplied to the fuel cell, and a radiator for heat exchange between air and coolant for the fuel cell. The unique feature of this design is the placement of the radiator behind the tank, optimizing space utilization and efficiency in the vehicle.

Additionally, the patent claims include features like a leakage detection unit to detect fuel gas leaks, a fan in the radiator for controlling air circulation inside the storage portion, and a temperature sensor to monitor the tank's surface temperature. The fan's operation is based on the detection of fuel gas leaks or the tank's temperature, ensuring optimal airflow for safety and efficiency. This innovative freight vehicle design aims to enhance performance, safety, and energy efficiency in freight transportation, showcasing advancements in fuel cell technology integration in vehicles.

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