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Deposition of metal dies for part fabrication

A method for synthesizing parts using a die comprising: providing a three-dimensional model; converting the three-dimensional model into G-code; executing the G-code to deposit a metal die; determining whether one or more dimensions of the metal die are within predetermined tolerance levels; based on the determination, milling the die if... Tesla Motors Inc

Drying procedure in manufacturing process for cathode material

A method of manufacturing a cathode material for a lithium ion cell comprises: generating a lithium nickel composite oxide material in a manufacturing process, wherein the manufacturing process results in residual lithium being present in the lithium nickel composite oxide material; washing the lithium nickel composite oxide material to remove... Tesla Motors Inc

Moveable panel system for non-parallel tracks

A moveable panel system for a vehicle comprises: non-parallel tracks on a body of the vehicle, the body having an opening; a panel sized to cover the opening; a transverse guide member on the panel; and compensation drive mechanisms that couple the panel to the respective non-parallel tracks, each of... Tesla Motors Inc

Angle-detecting door handle assembly

An angle-detecting door handle assembly comprises: a handle member; a four-bar link configured to move the handle member between at least retracted and presented positions relative to a door surface; a motor configured to actuate the four-bar link; a rotary sensor configured to detect an angle of the four-bar link... Tesla Motors Inc

Prying tool for high-voltage battery pack

A prying tool comprises: a pry bar comprising a load tip at a distal end and a handle at a proximate end, the pry bar having a pair of pins extending on opposing sides thereof; a body through which the pry bar extends, the body forming a pair of pivot... Tesla Motors Inc

Thermal system with high aspect ratio vent

A thermal system with high aspect ratio vents for a vehicle. The thermal system comprises: at least one HVAC unit; a first vent with a first high aspect ratio, the first vent coupled to the HVAC unit and configured to generate a first plane of air in a passenger compartment... Tesla Motors Inc

Control system for an all-wheel drive electric vehicle

Electric vehicles and, more particularly, a control system for an all-wheel drive electric vehicle.... Tesla Motors Inc

Arc-suppressing gas blast in pyrotechnic disconnect

A pyrotechnic disconnect comprises: a housing with at least a combustion chamber therein; a pyrotechnic charge in the combustion chamber; a busbar covering an opening of the combustion chamber, the busbar configured to be severed by activation of the pyrotechnic charge; and an exhaust port from the housing, the exhaust... Tesla Motors Inc

Pyrotechnic disconnect with arc splitter plates

A pyrotechnic disconnect comprises: a housing with at least a combustion chamber therein; a pyrotechnic charge in the combustion chamber; a busbar covering an opening of the combustion chamber, the busbar configured to be severed by activation of the pyrotechnic charge; and arc splitter plates arranged in the housing on... Tesla Motors Inc

Load limiter configuration using multidimensional model

A method includes: determining first and second row seat values using seat sensors; generating relative position data for the seats using the values; selecting a load limiter setting value using the relative position data and a multidimensional load limiter model including at least i) body impact values as a function... Tesla Motors Inc

Heat-recovering temperature-gradient based oven system

A heat-recovering oven system based on temperature gradient comprises: multiple chambers arranged in a sequence, the chambers configured for operating at various temperatures according to a temperature gradient arrangement that spans the sequence; a conveyor configured for transporting product through the multiple chambers in the sequence for heat treatment according... Tesla Motors Inc

Functional redundancy of communications and data transmission in energy storage system

An energy storage system includes: a host; energy storage modules; a plurality of nodes, each implemented at a corresponding one of the energy storage modules and configured to monitor and control that energy storage module; a communications and data transmission medium forming a loop from a first portion of the... Tesla Motors Inc

Multi-port valve with multiple operation modes

A multi-port, multi-mode valve includes: a valve housing; multiple ports on the valve housing, a spacing between first and second ports being smaller than a spacing between third and fourth ports; and a stemshell positioned at least partly inside the valve housing, the stemshell having at least two channels configured... Tesla Motors Inc

Integrated vehicle-end structure

A method for constructing an integrated end structure for a vehicle includes placing a center module for an integrated end structure for a vehicle in a fixture separate from the vehicle, attaching a side bracket to the center module in the fixture to form an assembly, the side bracket configured... Tesla Motors Inc

Dual-hinge closure with latching in horizontal direction

A closure system for a vehicle comprises: a dual-hinge closure comprising a first portion hinged to the vehicle by a first hinge, and a second portion hinged to the first portion by a second hinge; a frame that at least in part surrounds an opening in the vehicle; an adjustable... Tesla Motors Inc

Semiconductor device with stacked terminals

A semiconductor device includes: a housing; a substrate inside the housing; first and second semiconductor circuits on the substrate; and first and second planar terminals electrically connected to the first and second semiconductor circuits, respectively, the first and second planar terminals stacked on top of each other, wherein each of... Tesla Motors Inc

Hazard mitigation through gas flow communication between battery packs

A system and method for mitigating the effects of a thermal event within a non-metal-air battery pack is provided in which the hot gas and material generated during the event is directed into the metal-air cells of a metal-air battery pack. The metal-air cells provide a large thermal mass for... Tesla Motors Inc

Charging station providing thermal conditioning of electric vehicle during charging session

A vehicle includes an energy storage configured to store electric energy for at least propulsion of the vehicle, an energy storage thermal system configured to provide thermal conditioning of the energy storage, and a coupling configured to receive thermal conditioning of the energy storage from a thermal system external to... Tesla Motors Inc

Closed-loop thermal servicing of solvent-refining columns

A method of thermally servicing a solvent-refining column comprises: running a closed-loop water-steam system past a top and bottom of a first column, the first column containing at least a solvent and impurities; boiling pressurized water in the closed-loop water-steam system to steam using first heat from the top of... Tesla Motors Inc

High speed blow forming processes

A method of forming a part includes: inserting a blank into a die, the die comprising a mold mounted above a sealing counterpart; clamping the blank between the mold and the sealing counterpart; applying first pressure on the blank from the sealing counterpart so the blank is pressed upward to... Tesla Motors Inc

Scalable and flexible cell-based energy storage system

An energy storage system includes: a grid tie unit comprising at least one DC/AC converter; and multiple pods connected to the grid tie unit, each pod including: a number of cells; and a power electronics unit, wherein the cells are floating relative to the system and are galvanically isolated therefrom.... Tesla Motors Inc

Energy storage system with dual-active-bridge converter

An energy storage device includes: a number of cells; and a dual-active-bridge converter connected to the cells, wherein the cells are floating relative to the system and are galvanically isolated therefrom. The energy storage device can be included in an energy storage system that includes: a grid tie unit comprising... Tesla Motors Inc

Structural beam member with dual side reinforcement ribbing

A structural beam component for a vehicle comprises: a beam body that has an I-section for at least part of its length, the beam body having first and second sides opposite each other, wherein the I-section extends at least partially along the first and second sides; a crash rail attachment... Tesla Motors Inc

Methodology for charging batteries safely

An apparatus and method for identifying a presence of a short circuit in a battery pack. A fault-detection apparatus for a charging system that rapidly charges a collection of interconnected lithium ion battery cells, the safety system includes a data-acquisition system for receiving a set of data parameters from the... Tesla Motors Inc

Vehicle air system with high efficiency filter

An air filtration system for a passenger compartment of a vehicle comprises: a HEPA filter for filtering air from an air inlet into filtered air, the HEPA filter comprising a fine particulate filter and a gas filter; and air passageways formed in the vehicle and configured to convey the air... Tesla Motors Inc

Movable vehicle seat with monopost

A freestanding vehicle seat assembly includes: a seat having a seat portion connected to a back portion; a monopost attached at a bottom of the seat portion such that the seat rests only on the monopost; and a track assembly attached at a bottom of the monopost, the track assembly... Tesla Motors Inc

Monopost for free-standing vehicle seat

A monopost for a free-standing seat of a vehicle comprises: an inner subassembly of first clamshell components attached to each other; an outer subassembly of second clamshell components attached to each other around the inner subassembly, the outer subassembly forming a wing portion at one end; and a wing clamshell... Tesla Motors Inc

B-pillar deformation mode

A vehicle comprises: a vehicle structure without a continuous roof rail; a B-pillar attached to the vehicle structure, the B-pillar having a first initiator; and a header attached to the B-pillar and extending at least partly across the vehicle, the header having a second initiator, wherein the first and second... Tesla Motors Inc

Vehicle front door power opening system

A system for a vehicle includes: a door; an electric actuating motor that opens and closes the door, the electric actuating motor configured for actuating at a hinge of the door; a push-open actuator mounted at a rear of the door, the push-open actuator configured for pushing against a body... Tesla Motors Inc

Hidden ultrasonic sensor assembly

An ultrasonic sensor assembly is placed against an inside surface of a panel for sensing objects on an opposite side of the panel and includes an ultrasonic sensor, a preload structure, a coupling element, and a damping material. The preload structure applies a preload on the ultrasonic sensor toward the... Tesla Motors Inc

Gasket and diaphragm for electrochemical cell

An electrochemical cell includes a can configured to serve as one electric contact of the electrochemical cell, the can containing active materials, a diaphragm configured to serve as an opposite electric contact of the electrochemical cell, and a gasket that is initially of generally cylindrical shape, the diaphragm positioned inside... Tesla Motors Inc

Trip planning with energy constraint

A method includes: receiving information corresponding at least to (i) a state of charge of an energy storage of a vehicle, (ii) route information corresponding to a planned driving route for the vehicle, and (iii) a predicted driver characteristic; determining using the received information, and presenting to a driver of... Tesla Motors Inc

Visor for continuously extended windshield

A vehicle includes: a front windshield that continuously extends along an A-pillar so as to form a partial roof of the vehicle above a driver area; a visor having a proximate end hinged to the A-pillar so as to assume a stowed position along the A-pillar; and on the front... Tesla Motors Inc

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