Patents by Inventor Chad Brizendine

Chad Brizendine has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20190003538
    Abstract: A disc brake assembly includes a brake clip having a U-shaped section and a plurality of dimples. The U-shaped section has a base leg and opposing upper and lower legs extending from the base leg. The plurality of dimples is on the upper leg and extend in a direction from the lower leg to the upper leg.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: Kelsey-Hayes Company
    Inventors: Kraig E. GERBER, Chad BRIZENDINE
  • Patent number: 10041553
    Abstract: A brake clip adapted for use in a disc brake assembly comprises a brake clip configured to be disposed between an anchor bracket and at least one brake pad of the disc brake assembly. The brake clip has at least one tab extending therefrom which is configured to initially contact and prevent the at least one brake pad from falling free prior to installation of the disc brake assembly on a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Kelsey-Hayes Company
    Inventors: Chad Brizendine, Manuel Barbosa, Kraig E. Gerber
  • Publication number: 20180038431
    Abstract: A disc brake assembly includes a brake clip having a U-shaped section and at least one extension portion. The U-shaped section has a base leg and opposing upper and lower legs extending from the base leg. The at least one extension portion has an application portion, a transition portion with first and second legs, and a bend connecting the first and second legs. The transition portion extends in a first direction from a side of the U-shaped section. The first and second legs extend in a direction other than the first direction. The bend redirects the application portion from a second direction to a third direction. The second direction is angled from the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Applicants: Kelsey-Hayes Company, Lucas Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Kraig Gerber, Manuel Barbosa, Harry Miller, Jon Wemple, Daniel Schwarz, Marco Becker, Florian Rossinger, Antonio Eduardo De Morais, Chad Brizendine
  • Publication number: 20160131210
    Abstract: A brake clip adapted for use in a disc brake assembly comprises a brake clip configured to be disposed between an anchor bracket and at least one brake pad of the disc brake assembly. The brake clip has at least one tab extending therefrom which is configured to initially contact and prevent the at least one brake pad from falling free prior to installation of the disc brake assembly on a vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Applicant: Kelsey-Hayes Company
    Inventors: Chad Brizendine, Manuel Barbosa, Kraig E. Gerber
  • Publication number: 20130299287
    Abstract: A vehicle disc brake assembly having a mechanical parking brake comprises: a piston carried by the brake assembly, the piston having a bore provided with an inner cone surface and an internal groove formed in an inner wall of the bore; an adjusting strut part disposed within the piston bore, the strut part having a flange configured to contact the inner cone surface; and a single, one-piece clutch spring carried by the strut part within the piston bore; wherein the clutch spring includes a main body having a plurality of legs extending therefrom, each of the legs including an outermost remote end configured to be received in the groove of the piston to secure the clutch spring within the piston and each of the legs configured to provide a spring force operative to bias the flange of the strut part against the inner cone surface of the piston.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: KELSEY-HAYES COMPANY
    Inventors: Manuel Barbosa, Chad Brizendine, Mandeep Multani