Apparatus and method for automatically compensating for lateral runout

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7007575
APP PUB NO 20030066397A1
SERIAL NO

10253888

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An on-car disc brake lathe system for resurfacing a brake disc of a vehicle brake assembly includes a lathe body with a driving motor, a cutting head operably attached to the lathe body, and a drive shaft. The system also includes an alignment system having an electronic controller, input and output adaptors configured to rotate with the drive shaft, one or more adjustment discs, and an adjustment mechanism. The adjustment disc is positioned between the input adaptor and the output adaptor, and an axial alignment of the input adaptor relative to the output adaptor may be varied based on a rotational orientation of the adjustment disc. The adjustment mechanism is configured to change the rotational orientation of the adjustment disc in response to commands from the electronic controller.

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BONITA IP LLCBONITA SPRINGS, FL23

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Newell, Harold S. Newbury, NH 13 78
Wiggins, John Sunapee, NH 15 145

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Accu Industries, Inc. (1)
5615589 Apparatus for runout compensation 23 1994
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (7)
4336730 Fixture for resurfacing vehicle brake discs 25 1980
4388846 Fixture for resurfacing vehicle brake discs 23 1981
4493231 Method and device for machining brake disks 29 1982
4703977 Coupling member for wheel bolts of wheel supports 15 1986
5653153 On-vehicle brake lathe and alignment device therefor 32 1996
5896672 Precision shaft alignment system 17 1997
* 6044310 System for automatic alignment of a workpiece 9 1997
 
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (1)
4538455 Method and apparatus for axially aligning the coupled shafts of a steam turbine 12 1984
 
Canvik A/S (1)
5499563 On-car disc brake lathe 21 1994
 
AE PLC (1)
4621546 Machining workpieces 3 1985
 
KWIK-WAY INDUSTRIES, INC., A CORP. OF IOWA (1)
4452111 Adjustable disk and drum lathe mechanism with automatic drive 22 1982
 
SPENCER WRIGHT INDUSTRIES, INC. (1)
4523499 Disc brake lathe 28 1984
 
HAHN & TESSKY, A CORP. OF GERMANY (1)
4640158 Multiple-spindle automatic lathe 30 1985
 
KRAFFT, ED (1)
5099728 Swing arm brake lathe 25 1990
 
SNAP-ON TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
5602733 Automotive service equipment expert system 40 1995
 
Ammco Tools, Inc. (1)
4854199 Portable brake disc resurfacing tool 22 1988
 
AMMCO TOOLS TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION (1)
5279192 Portable external drive assembly 27 1992
 
SNAP-ON INCORPORATED (2)
5054918 Light scanning system for measurement of orientation and physical features of a workpiece 79 1990
5347895 Brake lathe with electronic feed control 10 1994
 
BASF AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (1)
5201586 Arrangement for the dynamic compensation of eccentricities of solids of rotation 31 1991
 
SMW Schneider & Weisshaupt GmbH (1)
5174179 Holding device 11 1990
 
KOPECKO, WILLIAM L., (1)
4478116 Belt drive for machine for resurfacing vehicle brake discs 27 1982
 
SIEMENS CORPORATION (1)
4678408 Solenoid drive apparatus for an external infusion pump 385 1985
 
RTI Technologies, Inc. (1)
5549023 On-car disc brake lathe 20 1994
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