Abstract: A brake system that includes a brake piston and a spindle. The brake piston includes a piston pocket defined in the brake piston. The piston pocket includes a threaded portion. The spindle includes a threaded portion. The threaded portion of the spindle is adapted to threadably engage the threaded portion of the piston pocket.
Abstract: In a disc brake apparatus, a parallelism maintaining control mechanism for pressing lining surfaces of pads against a disc rotor in parallel includes a pressure plate which is brought into abutment with a pad holding member, a link arm having a fixing shaft projecting from a caliper body in parallel to a side surface of a disc rotor, a moving shaft disposed in parallel to the fixing shaft and pivotally supporting the pressure plate, joint members which connect the fixing shaft and the moving shaft in parallel to each other and a connecting shaft for pivotally connecting the joint members to each other, and a spring member for pressing the pressure plate against the pad holding member.
Abstract: A wedge cam brake executes a braking operation by causing proximal end portions of brake arms to press a pair of pad assemblies against both sides of a brake rotor so as to hold it therebetween by means of a cam action of a wedge cam which is caused to move to a braking position along the direction of a rotational axis of a ball screw which is screwed into a ball nut which is provided integrally with the wedge cam as a result of the ball screw being driven to rotate. The wedge cam includes a compression coil spring for pushing to bias the ball nut towards the braking position where the proximal end portions of the brake arms are expanded and a spring holding mechanism for holding the compression coil spring in a biasing force accumulating state.
Abstract: A floating disc brake includes a yoke supported to the support in an axially movable manner, the yoke including a pad support portion that supports an outer pad on an axially outer side of the outer pad. The outer pad includes, on its axially outer surface, a pair of pad-side engagement portions formed of an elastic material. The pad support portion has a support hole that is open on at least an axially inner surface of the pad support portion, and the support hole is provided with a pair of yoke-side engagement portions on inner side surfaces of the support hole that face each other in a circumferential direction. The pair of pad-side engagement portions and the pair of yoke-side engagement portions are concavo-convex engaged with each other in the circumferential direction.
Abstract: A disc brake (11) includes: a floating caliper (13) including a base portion (25) slidably supported by an upper guide pin (31) supported by a support (23), a piston side pressing arm (39) and an opposite piston side pressing arm (41); a pair of brake pads (17); a drive piston (15) provided on the piston side pressing arm (39); a caliper return mechanism (22) for elastically biasing the base portion disposed on an end portion of the guide pin (31) to the side opposite to the drive piston side; and an inner circumferential side washer (44) disposed on both sides in an axial direction of the rubber ring (21) elastically supporting the upper guide pin (31) in a radial direction to restrict an inner circumferential portion of the rubber ring (21) from bending deformation along an axial direction of the upper guide pin (31).
March 30, 2017
September 24, 2020
AKEBONO BRAKE INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
Yuta MINOSHIMA, Toshifumi MAEHARA, Akihiko YAMAZAKI
Abstract: A guide pin assembly, comprising: (a) a sleeve; and (b) a guide pin comprising: (i) a head portion; and (ii) a shaft portion integrally formed with the head portion and extending through a hole of the sleeve, wherein an engaging portion of the shaft portion engages an internal surface of the sleeve, and the sleeve and the guide pin are substantially coaxial; and wherein the guide pin assembly is configured to be inserted in a borehole of a brake caliper.
Abstract: A friction material includes granulated hematite fired particle. The granulated hematite fired particle has 25 ?m to 300 ?m of an average particle diameter. The granulated hematite fired particle has 30 mm3/g to 300 mm3/g of a fine pore volume.
Abstract: A friction material comprising: (a) at least one lubricant, wherein the at least one lubricant includes an amount of graphite, and wherein at least about 30 percent by weight of the graphite has a particle size of greater than about 500 microns using a sieve analysis; (b) at least one metal containing constituent for imparting reinforcement, thermal conductivity, and/or friction when the friction material is brought into contact with a movable member, wherein the at least one metal containing constituent includes iron and an iron containing compound; (c) a micro-particulated material; (d) one or more filler materials; (e) optionally at least one processing aid; (f) a balance being an organic binder, wherein the organic binder has less than 1 percent by weight of free phenol; wherein the friction material is free of asbestos and substantially devoid of copper.
Abstract: A floating type disc brake device in which a body, a support and a cylinder unit are configured separately, and a first piston and a second piston are accommodated in the cylinder unit, wherein the cylinder unit is fixed to arm portions provided on both the rotation-in side and the rotation-out side of a rotor in the support via cylinder attachment portions disposed on the outer circumference side of the cylinder unit.
Abstract: A sintered friction material includes a copper component in an amount of 0.5% by mass or less, a titanate as a matrix, a ceramic material, and a lubricant. A method for manufacturing a sintered friction material includes a step of mixing raw materials including a titanate for forming a matrix, a step of molding the raw materials, and a step of sintering a molded body molded in the molding step. In the method, a sintering temperature in the sintering step is 900° C. to 1300° C.
Abstract: A brake assembly comprising: (a) a caliper including: (i) one or more pistons, (b) one or more rotary to linear actuators that provides an axial force to move the one or more pistons, (c) a motor gear unit in communication with the one or more rotary to linear actuators, the motor gear unit including: (i) a motor, and (ii) a motor brake that prevents movement of the motor gear unit, the pistons, or both when the motor is turned off so that the brake apply is maintained, the motor brake including: (1) a rotor that is in communication with the motor, (2) a contact pad that is movable into contact with the rotor to prevent movement of the rotor and the motor, and (3) an electromagnet that is in communication with the contact pad and creates a brake retract.
Abstract: A thermosetting resin composition includes a lignin derived from a lignocellulose, a lignocellulose fiber derived from the lignocellulose, and a thermosetting resin. In the thermosetting resin composition, the lignin derived from the lignocellulose and the lignocellulose fiber derived from the lignocellulose are dispersed in the thermosetting resin.
Abstract: A laminated shim for a disc brake includes base and cover shim plates. The base shim plate includes a base side substrate portion, and a base side locking piece extending in a lamination direction of the base shim plate and the cover shim plate. The cover shim plate includes a cover side substrate portion which is laminated on the base side substrate portion, and a cover side locking piece which extends from the cover side substrate portion in an extension direction of the base side locking piece and is radially overlapped with the base side locking piece. A circumferential end portion of one of the base side locking piece and the cover side locking piece abuts against a movement restricting surface facing a circumferential direction and provided at one of the base side substrate portion and the cover side substrate portion.
Abstract: A friction material includes a bio-soluble inorganic fiber and a metal sulfide. A content of the bio-soluble inorganic fiber based on the friction material is 7% by volume or more. The friction material includes no copper component and no metal fiber. The friction material may further include zinc.
Abstract: A friction material composition of the present invention includes a fibrous base, a friction regulator, and a binder and has a copper content of 0.5 mass % or less in terms of copper element amount. The friction material composition contains regenerated cellulosic fibers as the fibrous base. In an embodiment of the friction material composition, the regenerated cellulose fiber has a fiber length of 2 mm to 20 mm.
Abstract: A caliper comprising: (a) an inboard side; (b) an outward side, wherein the inboard side and the outboard side include three or more bores that are radially staggered relative to two or more of the bores; and (c) a pocket located within a central region of the inboard side, the outboard side, or both; wherein the bores on the inboard side, the outboard side, or both are positioned so that: (i) all of the bores are located entirely radially below the pocket; (ii) none of the bores are located below the pocket; (iii) one or more of the bores are located partially radially below the pocket; (iv) one or more of the bores are located entirely radially below the pocket; (v) one or more of the bores are not located partially or entirely radially below the pocket; or (vi) a combination of (iii) through (v).
January 8, 2018
Date of Patent:
January 21, 2020
AKEBONO BRAKE INDUSTRY CO., LTD
Kirby Lee Wilson, Andreas Keller, Adrian Smith
Abstract: A caliper body (12) of a disc brake apparatus (10) includes an accommodating portion (14a) which accommodates a piston (20) for pressing a brake pad (66), a cam lever (42) for generating a pressing force through rotation, and a pressing force transmission mechanism (24) which is interposed between the piston (20) and the cam lever (42) to transmit a pressing force to the piston (20). The accommodating portion (14a) has an opening portion through which the piston (20), the cam lever (42) and the pressing force transmission mechanism (24) can be assembled into the caliper body (12) from a thick back side thereof, and both the accommodating portion (14a) and the opening portion are opened to a rotor disposition side area in the caliper body (12).
Abstract: A brake assembly comprising: (a) a caliper including: (i) one or more pistons, (b) one or more rotary to linear actuators that provides an axial force to move the one or more pistons, (c) a motor gear unit in communication with the one or more rotary to linear actuators, the motor gear unit including: (i) a motor, and (ii) an electromagnetic brake that prevents movement of the motor gear unit, the pistons, or both when the motor is turned off so that the brake apply is maintained.
Abstract: A disc brake pad includes a lining and a back plate supporting a back surface of the lining. A first torque transmitting portion, which transmits a brake tangential force that acts toward one circumferential side at a time of braking, is provided at a part of the back plate projecting radially outward from an outer peripheral edge of the lining. A second torque transmitting portion, which transmits a brake tangential force that acts toward the other circumferential side at the time of braking, is provided at a part of the other circumferential end portion of the back plate that is located radially inward from an action line of the brake tangential force acting at the time of braking.
January 25, 2018
December 19, 2019
AKEBONO BRAKE INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
Takaaki SASAKI, Hiroki EGAWA, Masaki SATO