Elon Musk, 'All Our Patents Belong to You', Tesla Motors, 12 June , caite.info Search for Tesla Motors Patents and Patent Applications Filed with USPTO. Tesla Motors - Patent Portfolio Analysis Table 1 (click link to open Tables PDF) gives a list of the various classification relating to various EV sub-technologies.
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Open source patents aren't something we hear about every day, lets celebrate by taking a look at all of the Tesla Motors patents! the website caite.info to download pdf files of each patent to archive for study and later. Does anyone know if there is a PDF of all the Tesla Patents in one easy to read doc?:). parts, Tesla electric motors have only one moving piece: the rotor. As a result, Model S acceleration is instantaneous, silent and smooth. Step on the accelerator.
Oil may also be provided through a radial gap adjacent a bearing shim plate outlet and chamber defined in the bearing shim plate. The tint layer is electrically controllable to allow a portion of light incident on the tint layer to pass through the tint layer. The windage tray and tube can be made from molded plastic, and can be made using the same mold. The solar roof tile can include a front cover, a back cover, one or more photovoltaic structures positioned between the front cover and the back cover, and a band-stop optical filter positioned between the front cover and the photovoltaic structures. The torque splitter receives a first input that includes at least a total torque request for the first and second electric motors and the first and second maximum torques and generates at least respective first and second torque requests for the first and second electric motors, wherein the torque splitter is configured to direct a torque request to the second motor only if the first maximum torque is less than a threshold. John Liu, Ollivier J. The solar module includes a front-side cover, a back-side cover, and a plurality of solar cells situated between the front- and back-side covers.
If we clear a path to the creation of compelling electric vehicles, but then lay intellectual property landmines behind us to inhibit others, we are acting in a manner contrary to that goal. Tesla will not initiate patent lawsuits against anyone who, in good faith, wants to use our technology.
The Patent Search Blog posted a few links to lead us directly to many of the patents, citing US patent applications, granted US patents and 8 US design patents.
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Embodiments of the present invention include a battery management system that provide a plurality of channels that allow communication between host and clients. This communication may operate in bi-directional modes such that commands from the host and responses from the clients are transmitted clockwise or counter-clockwise around a daisy-chain loop.
This architecture provides both a high level of redundancy across multiple channels as well as transmission directions around the loop. The use of multiple channels provides a separation in signal paths akin to the provision of completely separate physical wires, preventing malfunction of spurious operation of devices using one channel from interfering with the normal operation of devices using the other channel. In addition, the signaling architecture allows a host to dynamically transmit commands and receive responses between specific client s and host or broadcast communication across all clients.
June 28, Systems and methods for cooling power transmission systems are include providing oil through an aperture defined in a housing to a stator cooling ring, through the stator cooling ring and into stator cooling channels, through the stator cooling channels and into spaces defined between the housing and jet rings, and through holes in the jet rings and onto the end-windings.
The stator cooling ring, stator cooling channels and jet rings can encircle the stator and end-windings and, via the holes in the jet rings, spray pressurized jets of oil from various angles onto the end-windings, and in particular middle regions thereof.
Seals may be used between the jet rings and housing, and between the jet rings and stator ends. The seals may be compressed so as to form an interference fit between the jet rings and housing or stator ends as the case may be.
An electric pump system and method of operating the same involves pumping a fluid through a fluid passageway defined in a mechanical pump from a pump inlet to a hollow shaft of a motor, through the hollow shaft to an internal motor cavity defined by a housing of the motor, and through another fluid passageway defined in the motor housing and mechanical pump that leads to a pump outlet. The system and method further involve pumping the fluid through another fluid passageway defined in the mechanical pump from yet another pump inlet to the pump outlet.
The temperature of fluid exiting the hollow shaft can be assessed and used by an electronic control unit ECU of the electric pump system to control the same. The electric pump system can be part of a cooling and lubrication system for an electric vehicle transmission, gearbox, differential or transfer case, for example.
A drive unit is disclosed that includes case portions, a gasket interposed between the case portions, shafts, bearings having respective bearing races, and a bearing shim plate.
One shaft includes an input oil tube which provides a fluid pathway between the bearing shim plate and a rotor of the drive unit. Interposed between bearings, and the bearing shim plate, are shims.
An approach for sizing shims for use with a drive unit is also disclosed, the approach including determining the distance from a mating flange of a case portion, to different bearing races, selecting shims based on the determined distances, and attaching the bearing shim plate to the case portion with shims interposed therebetween. Systems and method for cooling and lubricating power transmission systems include providing oil to an oil tube and then to a rotor shaft via the oil tube. Oil may also be provided through at least one channel defined in an end of the oil tube inserted into an annular region of the rotor shaft, through at least one channel defined in an end of the gear shaft and between the end and a shoulder of the rotor shaft and through at least one channel defined in side surface of the rotor shaft in a region of rotor shaft inserted into the gear shaft.
Such systems and method can also include providing oil a fluid passageway in a bearing shim plate via an inlet tube. Oil may also be provided through a radial gap adjacent a bearing shim plate outlet and chamber defined in the bearing shim plate. Self-healing polymer compositions. This invention pertains to a composition that can be used to heal cracks in plastics and other substrates.
In the present invention, a composition comprising nanotubes, healing agent s , and end caps for the nanotubes may be used to heal crack s as they begin to occur. With the composition, the healing agent s are contained within the nanotubes, and a reaction releases the healing agent s after the end caps can be removed from the nanotubes.
This invention also includes a method of preparing a composition for healing cracks in plastics and other substrates. For this method, the healing agent s are filled inside of the nanotubes, and then end caps are bound onto the ends of the nanotubes.
After a reaction occurs to remove the end caps and release the healing agent s , the cracks within the substrate may then be healed. January 1, Tesla NanoCoatings, Inc. Jorma Antero Virtanen. Attachment bracket with adjustment mechanisms and pivot. An adjustable bracket includes a body of quadrilateral shape that defines an attachment plane for a device, which includes a first adjustment mechanism located adjacent a first corner of the quadrilateral shape, a second adjustment mechanism located adjacent a second corner of the quadrilateral shape, and a pivot.
The first adjustment mechanism includes a first passage transverse to the attachment plane, a second passage parallel to the attachment plane and leading to the first passage, and a first moveable member extending in the first passage. The second adjustment mechanism includes a third passage transverse to the attachment plane and a fourth passage parallel to the attachment plane, and a second moveable member extending into the third passage.
The pivot locates adjacent a fourth corner of the quadrilateral shape such that the first and second adjustment mechanisms are configured for adjusting the adjustable bracket relative to the pivot.
February 17, High speed blow forming processes. A method of forming a part includes: September 25, Module fabrication of solar cells with low resistivity electrodes. One embodiment of the present invention provides a solar module. The solar module includes a front-side cover, a back-side cover, and a plurality of solar cells situated between the front- and back-side covers.
A respective solar cell includes a multi-layer semiconductor structure, a front-side electrode situated above the multi-layer semiconductor structure, and a back-side electrode situated below the multi-layer semiconductor structure. Each of the front-side and the back-side electrodes comprises a metal grid. A respective metal grid comprises a plurality of finger lines and a single busbar coupled to the finger lines.
The single busbar is configured to collect current from the finger lines. November 8, December 25, Electromagnetic switch with stable moveable contact. An electromagnetic switch includes: December 2, December 11, A colored photovoltaic PV module or roof tile including a layer of highly stable nanoparticles provides uniform, angle-independent viewer color. The nanoparticles can comprise a metal oxide such as zinc oxide, titanium dioxide, or iron oxide.
The disclosed embodiments can provide better color uniformity and better efficiency, and be more cost-effective, than existing approaches for manufacturing colored PV modules. During the manufacturing process, a coating system, which may include one or more nozzles, can spray an inside surface of a glass cover with nanoparticles, which can be suspended in a solvent such as water or isopropyl alcohol.
The nanoparticle layer can then be encapsulated directly inside an encapsulant layer. November 22, November 29, Yangsen Kang, Nathan D. Rock, Jiunn Benjamin Heng. Photovoltaic power conditioning units. We describe a photovoltaic PV panel system comprising a PV panel with multiple sub-strings of connected solar cells in combination with a power conditioning unit microinverter.
The power conditioning unit comprises a set of input power converters, one connected to each sub-string, and a common output power conversion stage, to provide power to an ac mains power supply output. Integration of the micro-inverter into the solar PV module in this way provides many advantages, including greater efficiency and reliability. Additionally, embodiments of the invention avoid the need for bypass diodes, a component with a high failure rate in PV panels, providing lower power loss and higher reliability.
December 12, November 27, Paul Garrity, Asim Mumtaz. Micro-structures and directional and multi-directional coatings for uniformly colored and directionally colored photovoltaic modules and roof tiles are described.
The photovoltaic roof tiles include a glass cover with texture of a micro scale on a first side, and one or more layers of a transparent material adjoining the first side of the textured glass configured to reflect light of a color.
A glass cover can have texture on a first side and a layer of sphere shaped metal nanoparticles adjoining the first side of the textured glass cover.
Directionally colored solar modules can include a textured glass cover with texture on a first side and a coating layer covering one or more facets of the texture on the first side of the glass cover.
The coating layer may be deposited by coating the textured glass cover in one or more directions. May 17, John Liu, Ollivier J. An energy absorbing and distributing side impact system for a vehicle includes first and second side sills, each of the first and second sills comprising multiple longitudinal channels, at least an upper longitudinal channel positioned above a vehicle floor panel and at least a lower longitudinal channel positioned below the vehicle floor panel, a battery enclosure mounted between front and rear suspensions of the vehicle, the battery enclosure having a first side member attached to the first side sill, and a second side member attached to the second side sill; cross-members integrated into the battery enclosure; and at least one mechanical connection securing the cross-members to the vehicle floor panel.
July 13, Peter D. Sumpf, JR. Control system for an all-wheel drive electric vehicle. An electric vehicle drive system includes first and second electric motors, first and second torque limiters and a torque splitter. The first and second torque limiters correspond to the first and second electric motors, respectively, and generate respective first and second maximum torques. The torque splitter receives a first input that includes at least a total torque request for the first and second electric motors and the first and second maximum torques and generates at least respective first and second torque requests for the first and second electric motors, wherein the torque splitter is configured to direct a torque request to the second motor only if the first maximum torque is less than a threshold.
The torque splitter may generate a zero second torque request if a motor speed of the first electric motor exceeds a threshold. December 20, Yifan Tang. A waste water treatment system including an electrolysis treatment system and three membrane concentration systems. The electrolysis treatment system includes a first chamber that receives waste water and produces treated waste water, a second chamber that receives first recycled water and produces dilute acid discharge, and a third chamber that receives second recycled water and produces dilute caustic discharge.
An anion exchange membrane separates the first chamber from the second chamber. A cation exchange membrane separates the first chamber from the third chamber. The membrane concentration system receives the treated waste water and produces a concentrated aqueous sodium sulfate product and a pure water product.
A first thermal concentration system receives the dilute acid discharge and produces first recycled water and a concentrated acid product. May 10, November 15, Ryan Mitchell Melsert. An exhaust stream treatment system includes a wet scrubber having an inlet for accepting waste exhaust containing dichloromethane, a water inlet for accepting water to be used to scrub the waste exhaust containing dichloromethane, a chamber in which the water is used to scrub the waste exhaust containing dichloromethane, an outlet for expelling dichloromethane-free exhaust, and a water outlet for expelling water and dichloromethane.
The exhaust stream treatment system further includes a density separation vessel having an inlet for accepting the water and dichloromethane output by the wet scrubber, an outlet for expelling dichloromethane, and a water outlet for expelling waste water.
The system may further include a waste water return loop from the waste water outlet of the density separation vessel to the water inlet of the wet scrubber.
The system may further include a condenser that condenses the dichloromethane-free exhaust and a condensed water return loop. Turner Boris Caldwell. An electric motor includes a case, a stator that includes a stator laminaiton and end-windings, a rotor coupled to the case via at least one rotor bearing. The rotor includes a hollow cylindrical body, a first shaft portion, and a second shaft portion.
The hollow cylindrical body includes an inner wall, an outer wall, a first distal end, and a second distal end. The first shaft portions couples to the first distal end and the second shaft portion couples to the second distal end. The second shaft portion includes a fluid feed tube formed therewith having a fluid receive end and a fluid feed end, the fluid feed end extending to a central inner portion of the hollow cylindrical body.
A plurality of fluid exit ports adjacent the first distal end and the second distal end of the hollow cylindrical body spray fluid onto components of the stator. November 30, November 13, Olsen, Alexander Hain.
One or more techniques are disclosed for a method for functionalized a graphitic material comprising the steps of: Also disclosed is a tunable material composition comprising the functionalized carbon nanotubes or functionalized graphene prepared by the methods described herein.
July 6, Tesla Nanocoatings, Inc. Jorma A. HVAC system with positive temperature coefficient varying along length of heat rod. In a first aspect, a vehicle HVAC system includes: December 14, November 6, Vincent G.
Johnston, Curt R. A vehicular interface system for providing application-based access to a plurality of vehicular subsystems is disclosed. The vehicular interface system includes a display for displaying a graphical user interface GUI.
A taskbar is displayed in a first portion of the GUI, the taskbar including a plurality of icons, each of icons representing a corresponding application. A plurality of windows is displayed in a second portion of the GUI.
When determining that a user-selected icon is being dragged from an initial location on the taskbar, a semi-transparent overlay, corresponding to the application to be launched, is displayed on a window of the GUI as the selected icon is being dragged within the window.
When determining that the selected icon is released within a selected window, the corresponding application is launched in the selected window.
In general, the application provides control options or monitoring information relating to a subsystem of a vehicle.
July 9, November 1, A clamping assembly for securing together a pair of adjacently located panels. The clamping assembly has a retainer member having a groove therein, the groove extending linearly in a first plane disposed angularly with respect to a second plane intersecting the nose portion and defining a pair of open ends located in the first plane.
The clamping assembly also has a tab member, the tab member adapted to be received within the groove of the retainer member via one of the pair of open ends of the groove, wherein the tab member is adjustable in position within the groove along the first plane.
April 27, Dylan Thomas Cox. Side console. September 26, Vehicle door handle. March 30, December 4, Electrical charging station. June 2, January 22, Window latch. April 2, Rear panel for a truck cab.