Patents by Inventor Alberto Gracci

Alberto Gracci has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20190144066
    Abstract: A motorcycle (1) including: —a supporting structure; —at least two wheels (2,3) constrained to the supporting structure; —a traction engine (4) constrained to the supporting structure and a transmission system (5) adapted to transmit the motion from the traction engine (4) to at least one (3) of the two wheels (2, 3); —a storage container (10) fixed to the supporting structure having an internal compartment (11) and a closing device (12) movable with respect to the supporting structure between a closing position and an opening position in order to prevent the access to the internal compartment (11) in the closing position and to allow the access to the internal compartment (11) in the opening position. The storage container (10) includes at least one presence detector (30) adapted to output an electrical signal representative of the presence and/or absence of at least one object (9) in the internal compartment (11) of the storage container (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Giovanni BOLOGNESE, Alberto GRACCI
  • Patent number: 9745011
    Abstract: An assembly composed of a saddle (10) and of a saddle compartment (12) for a motorcycle is described. The saddle (10) comprises an upper padded portion which constitutes the seat for the rider and/or passenger of the motorcycle, and a substantially rigid bottom portion (14) operatively connected to the relative saddle compartment (12) by hinge means (16). The saddle compartment (12) is made integral with a fixed portion of the motorcycle. The hinge means (16) enable the saddle (10) to pass from a closed position, in which said saddle (10) is positioned substantially horizontally above the saddle compartment (12) and permits the rider and any passenger of the motorcycle to sit on it, and an open position, in which said saddle (10) is positioned in a substantially vertical position and permits access to the saddle compartment (12). The assembly comprises at least one gas spring (18) attached to a fixed portion of the motorcycle and operatively connected, at its upper end, to the saddle (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: PIAGGIO & C. S.P.A.
    Inventors: Antonio Di Candia, Alberto Gracci
  • Publication number: 20150115672
    Abstract: An assembly composed of a saddle (10) and of a saddle compartment (12) for a motorcycle is described. The saddle (10) comprises an upper padded portion which constitutes the seat for the rider and/or passenger of the motorcycle, and a substantially rigid bottom portion (14) operatively connected to the relative saddle compartment (12) by hinge means (16). The saddle compartment (12) is made integral with a fixed portion of the motorcycle. The hinge means (16) enable the saddle (10) to pass from a closed position, in which said saddle (10) is positioned substantially horizontally above the saddle compartment (12) and permits the rider and any passenger of the motorcycle to sit on it, and an open position, in which said saddle (10) is positioned in a substantially vertical position and permits access to the saddle compartment (12). The assembly comprises at least one gas spring (18) attached to a fixed portion of the motorcycle and operatively connected, at its upper end, to the saddle (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: C/O PIAGGIO & C.P.A.
    Inventors: Antonio Di Candia, Alberto Gracci
  • Patent number: 8469624
    Abstract: A device (10) for fixing accessories in a motorcycle, in particular for a windshield (14), having at least one shaft (12) insertable in a sleeve element (18) constrainable to a fixed component (16) of the motorcycle. A portion of the shaft (12) has at least one elastic spacer element (20) insertable into the sleeve element (18) and actuable by a reversible junction element (30) between an expanded position, in engagement within the sleeve element (18), and a rest position, extractable from the sleeve element (18). At least one axial locking element (34) is integrally applied on shaft (12) which engages with a corresponding axial locking element (38) constrained to the sleeve element (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Piaggio & C. SpA
    Inventors: Stefano Carrabs, Alberto Gracci
  • Publication number: 20110058895
    Abstract: There is described a device (10) for fixing accessories in a motorcycle, in particular for a windshield (14), comprising at least one shaft (12) insertable in a sleeve element (18) constrainable to a fixed component (16) of the motorcycle. A portion of shaft (12) comprises at least one elastic spacer element (20) insertable into the sleeve element (18) and actuable by reversible junction means (30) between an expanded position, in engagement within the sleeve element (18), and a rest position, extractable from the sleeve element (18).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2010
    Publication date: March 10, 2011
    Applicant: PIAGGIO & C. S.p.A.
    Inventors: Stefano Carrabs, Alberto Gracci