Patents by Inventor Daniel E. Brooks

Daniel E. Brooks 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).

  • Patent number: 7055662
    Abstract: An improved axle beam and self-contained drum brake assembly, particularly for heavy duty trucks, is disclosed. The assembly includes a brake spider and actuating members mounted thereto via a mounting assembly comprising a mounting sleeve attached to the brake spider by means of a second mounting bracket, and a first mounting bracket securing a pneumatic brake actuator cylinder to the mounting sleeve. A brake actuating camshaft is positioned and rotationally supported therewithin. The disclosed brake assembly allows for numerous variations of axle beam and suspension arrangements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Assignee: Dana Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey Lee Jones, Daniel E. Brooks, James Robert Clark, Carl Heinz Meyer