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Pier Guido Castelli, Giorgio Lupo, Diego Burla: Epicyclic transmission. Centro Ricerche Fiat S p A, Sughrue Mion Zinn Macpeak & Seas, September 4, 1984: US04468984 (91 worldwide citation)

An epicyclic transmission with steplessly-variable speed control includes a set of three planet wheels (46) which are in the form of tapered rollers of dual conicity and are supported for rotation by a planet carrier (34) driven by a drive shaft (28). The tapered planet wheels have a larger frusto-c ...


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Lorenzo Morello, Pier G Castelli: Hydraulic system for transmitting power from an internal combustion engine to the wheels of a motor vehicle. Centro Ricerche Fiat S p A, Sughrue Rothwell Mion Zinn and Macpeak, August 5, 1980: US04215545 (57 worldwide citation)

A motor vehicle engine is arranged to drive the vehicle wheels through a mechanical transmission, an hydraulic system including a variable-output, reversible, hydraulic pump, a variable-output hydraulic motor usable reversibly as a pump and a two-speed gear box. The outlet and inlet of the pump are ...


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Giacomo Ruspa, Luigi Franco: Sound-attenuating ventilation. Centro Ricerche Fiat S p A, Sughrue Mion Zinn Macpeak and Seas, May 18, 1982: US04330047 (31 worldwide citation)

A sound-attenuating ventilation louver is provided for location in an aperture of a wall which separates a chamber containing a source of noise from the external environment, the purpose of the louver being to allow gaseous flows to pass into and out of the chamber while minimizing the noise passing ...


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Emilio Milana: Apparatus for testing surface roughness. Centro Ricerche Fiat S p A, Sughrue Mion Zinn Macpeak & Seas, September 22, 1981: US04290698 (30 worldwide citation)

Surface roughness is tested by an optical probing method which involves scanning a beam of light from a laser over a specimen workpiece via a semi-reflecting mirror and a cylindrical lens and detecting the specular component of the light reflected back through the lens and the semi-reflecting mirror ...


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Giorgio Venturello, Osvaldo Salvatore: Transducer with six degrees of freedom. Centro Ricerche Fiat S p A, Sughrue Mion Zinn Macpeak & Seas, January 25, 1983: US04369663 (26 worldwide citation)

A transducer having six degrees of freedom is provided for converting forces and moments applied to a movable member, particularly to the movable arm of a robot, into electrical signals. The transducer includes a cylindrical body which is intended to be connected to the movable member and whose late ...


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Mario Palazzetti, Angioletta Boero, Francesca Demichelis, Enrica Minetti Mezetti, Giancarlo Ferrari: Thermophotovoltaic converter. Centro Ricerche Fiat S p A, Politecnico di Torino, Frost & Jacobs, May 25, 1982: US04331829 (25 worldwide citation)

A thermophotovoltaic converter of the type comprising a concentrating optical system and a transducer for solar radiation provided with at least one lens and with at least one photovoltaic cell is described.


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Giuliano Iemmi, Diego Macerata: Graphite-resin composite electrode structure, and a process for its manufacture. Centro Ricerche Fiat S p A, Sughrue Mion Zinn Macpeak and Seas, October 13, 1981: US04294893 (24 worldwide citation)

A composite graphite-resin porous electrode structure is made by intimately mixing powdered graphite with the resin monomers and partially polymerizing and grinding the mixture before forming a moulding composition by adding a pore-forming agent removable by decomposition or leaching to form uniform ...


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Mario Palazzetti, Cesare Ponti, Pier L Tenci: Solar energy conversion unit. Centro Ricerche Fiat S p A, Sughrue Rothwell Mion Zinn and Macpeak, July 28, 1981: US04280853 (21 worldwide citation)

A solar energy converter is provided in the form of a unit for assembly together with other similar units to build up a solar-energy conversion installation. Each unit includes a fixed support structure, a mounting element articulated on the support structure, and an optical concentrator carried by ...


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Raffaele Leonardis: Support structure for a motor bus. Centro Ricerche Fiat S p A, Sughrue Rothwell Mion Zinn & Macpeak, March 10, 1981: US04254987 (20 worldwide citation)

A support structure of a motor bus comprises a plurality of modular cells each comprising two rectangular end frames made up of two channel section uprights and upper and lower channel section crosspieces, the channels facing axially away from the other frame and having flanges for welding to corres ...


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Ermanno Ansaldi, Stefano Re Fiorentin: Ultrasonic device for the measurement of the delivery of a fluid in a _conduit. Centro Ricerche Fiat S p A, Michael N Meller, October 9, 1984: US04475406 (18 worldwide citation)

An ultrasonic device for measuring the delivery of fluid through a conduit. A pair of electroacoustic transducers are arranged in the wall of the pipe forming the conduit in a mutually confronting relationship along an axis inclined relative to the conduit axis. Each transducer is able to convert an ...