Patents by Inventor Ram Gokal

Ram Gokal 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).

  • Patent number: 7073874
    Abstract: A rotatable assembly for a vehicle road wheel includes a vehicle suspension knuckle (16), a drive shaft (24), a first bearing (30) carried by the knuckle for rotatably supporting the drive shaft, a wheel hub (13) drivingly connected to the drive shaft, a brake disc support (26) rotatably carried by the first bearing and connected to the drive shaft to rotate therewith, the connection (28) between the brake disc support and the drive shaft being separated and spaced apart along the shaft from the connection (25) between the drive shaft and the wheel hub, a second bearing (32) between the wheel hub and the brake disc to support the wheel hub and to allow relative rotation between the brake disc support and the wheel hub and a torque sensor (50) between said connections to sense the torque or the change in torque being transmitted by the drive shaft (24) to the wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2006
    Assignee: GKN Technology Limited
    Inventor: Ram Gokal