Hit And Miss Patents (Class 74/4)
  • Patent number: 7240764
    Abstract: A steering unit of an electric vehicle is equipped with an electric motor having a tubular output shaft assembled so as to rotate around its own longitudinal axis, and a steering rod assembled through the output shaft and connected to the same output shaft by means of a screw-nut screw coupling so as to control the steering of a pair of wheels of the vehicle; the steering rod being equipped with a sleeve extending around the output shaft and having an internal thread connected to an external thread of the same output shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Assignee: Umbra Cuscinetti S.p.A.
    Inventors: Federico Perni, Luciano Pizzoni, Lucio Lopparelli
  • Patent number: 6427198
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system, method, and program for determining the configuration of a computer system having a planar board, a planar bus, and attached planar devices. A read operation is performed on planar configuration memory indicating addresses for each planar device capable of being attached to the planar board. A read command is then sent to the address of each planar device indicated in the planar configuration memory to determine if each planar device is available. A configuration memory for each available planar device is read to determine configuration information and if there are addresses of attached devices accessible through the planar device. A read command is then sent to the address of each attached device indicated in the configuration memory of the planar device to determine configuration information for each attached device and if there are further attached devices accessible through the attached device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2002
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Neil Clair Berglund, Diane L. Knipfer, David Otto Lewis