US Patent Application No: 2012/0085,597

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CALIPER ASSEMBLY FOR DISC BRAKE SYSTEM

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 8485323

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Abstract

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A caliper assembly comprising: a brake pad comprising a carrier plate having two opposing faces and a top edge a bottom edge and two opposing side edges, wherein on one face is friction material and on the opposing face is a projection adapted to seat in a matched hole or recess in a caliper body, the two opposing side edges each having an ear which is adapted to seat in pad locator indentations in a support structure; a support structure comprising a recess for housing at least one brake pad and at least two pad locator indentations adapted for receiving the ears located on the two opposing sides of the brake pad and at least two caliper body locator indentations for seating two ears defined by the caliper body; and a caliper body having a hole or recess adapted for seating the projection on the opposing face of the brake pad and having two ears on each opposing side which are adapted to seat in the caliper body locator indentations of the support structure; wherein the ears of the brake pad are seated in the pad locator indentations of the support structure, the projection on the opposing face of the brake pad is seated in the hole or recess located in the caliper body, and a clip which engages the opposing face of the brake pad and the caliper body and holds the brake pad in position with respect to the caliper body and the ears of the caliper body are seated in the caliper body locator indentations in the support structure.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
AKEBONO BRAKE CORPORATIONFARMINGTON HILLS, MI16

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Narayanan, V Lakshmi Farmington Hills, MI 7 7

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
ADVICS CO., LTD. (1)
* 5,060,766 Disc brake assembly 8 1990
 
AKEBONO BRAKE INDUSTRY CO., LTD. (1)
* 5,890,566 Friction pad for disc brake 12 1997
 
MERITOR HEAVY VEHICLE BRAKING SYSTEMS (UK) LIMITED (1)
* 7,631,733 Brake assembly 3 2005
 
NISSIN KOGYO CO., LTD. (1)
* 6,340,076 Vehicular disk brake 7 1999
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
* 2005/0241,893 Support and guiding structure for friction element in disc brakes 2 2005
* Cited By Examiner

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
BENDIX SPICER FOUNDATION BRAKE LLC (2)
8,544,614 Disc brake pad mounting and retention system and method 0 2012
8,540,061 Disc brake pad mounting and retention system and method 1 2012
 
AKEBONO CORPORATION (NORTH AMERICA) (1)
* 2012/0043,168 BRAKE SYSTEMS, CALIPER ASSEMBLIES AND PADS INCORPORATING DIFFERENTIAL ABUTMENTS 3 2010
* Cited By Examiner