Caliper assembly for disc brake system

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8485323
APP PUB NO 20120085597A1
SERIAL NO

12900590

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A caliper assembly comprising: a brake pad comprising a carrier plate having two opposing faces and two opposing side edges each having an ear which is adapted to seat in pad locator indentations in a support structure, wherein on one face is friction material and on the opposing face is a projection adapted to seat in a matched recess in a caliper body; a support structure having at least two pad locator indentations for receiving the ears located on 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 recess for seating the projection on the opposing face of the brake pad and having two ears adapted to seat in the caliper body locator indentations of the support structure; and a clip which holds the brake pad in position.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
Akebono Brake CorporationFARMINGTON HILLS, MI18

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Narayanan, V Lakshmi Farmington, US 5 25

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
ITT INDUSTRIES, INC. (1)
4316530 Floating caliper disc brake 6 1981
 
AKEBONO BRAKE INDUSTRY CO., LTD. (2)
4723635 Disk brake having a metal backing plate with extra long arcuate extensions at each end 2 1986
* 5890566 Friction pad for disc brake 15 1997
 
CONTINENTAL TEVES AG & CO. OHG (3)
6427810 Spot-type disc brake for an automotive vehicle 14 2000
6920965 Spot-type disc brake with a spring assembly for a brake pad 10 2001
2009/0236,187 Disk Brake 9 2007
 
MERITOR HEAVY VEHICLE BRAKING SYSTEMS (UK) LIMITED (1)
* 7631733 Brake assembly 4 2005
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
* 2005/0241,893 Support and guiding structure for friction element in disc brakes 2 2005
 
FRENI BREMBO S.P.A. (1)
2007/0240,946 Brake Pad and Caliper for a Disc Brake 6 2003
 
KELSEY-HAYES COMPANY (1)
2007/0215,419 Defined brake pad abutment 1 2006
 
Alfred Teves GmbH (5)
4977987 Hydraulically actuatable braking apparatus, in particular for spot-type disc brakes 6 1987
5111914 Spot-type disc brake 18 1989
5238090 Disc brake housing with continuous outside circumferential edge and cooling ribs 8 1991
5330035 Holding down spring for spot-type disc brakes and associated housing and brake shoes 7 1991
5284228 Floating-caliper spot-type disc brake with actively restored brake shoes 10 1992
 
ADVICS CO., LTD. (1)
* 5060766 Disc brake assembly 10 1990
 
LUCAS AUTOMOTIVE GMBH (4)
7377368 Disc brake with brake linings guided on bolts 4 2005
7431132 Disc brake 5 2005
7201258 Disc brake 6 2005
2007/0056,812 Disc brake 3 2006
 
FEDERAL-MOGUL WORLD WIDE, INC. (1)
5396972 Friction materials 11 1994
 
ITT MANUFACTURING ENTERPRISES, INC. (1)
5957245 Disc brake, disc brake caliper and disc brake shoe 11 1997
 
NISSIN KOGYO CO., LTD. (1)
* 6340076 Vehicular disk brake 9 1999
 
PBR Australia Pty Ltd. (1)
2005/0056,496 Disc brake caliper 3 2004
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