Suppose I'm filing a patent about a new web based utility.
Can various aspects of it, such as presentation, database setup, processing method, etc. be grouped together as individual claims in the same patent? Assuming that the claims are individually valid, and bearing in mind that each of the above can also be their own independent patent application. I see many patents by larger companies focusing on just a single element, and not a broad grouping together of different things, hence the question.
The product in practice does not necessarily utilize each of the claims. And each claim can be used as part of a different setup too.
(The clarifying example below was added after the first answer): To clarify, For example, I'm patenting a new kind of car that I invented, and the claims include a new kind of wheels, and a new kind of steering system. Both these (wheels and steering system) might well be usable independently in other kinds of cars; but they were both invented by me as part of the process of inventing my new kind of car. And they are both used (although they don't have to be) in building my new kind of car.
This question on an invention with two components almost answers my question but in my case the components can possibly be used by themselves in a different setup.