Patents by Inventor Kraig Gerber

Kraig Gerber 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: 10371221
    Abstract: This invention relates to a brake clip for use with a disc brake assembly. The brake clip includes a U-shaped section having a base leg with opposing first and second legs extending from the base leg. An abutment leg extends from at least one of the first and second legs of the U-shaped section. An extension leg extends from the abutment leg. The abutment leg is in contact with an anchor bracket of the disc brake assembly and the extension leg is in contact with a brake pad of the disc brake assembly when the brake clip is disposed therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Kelsey-Hayes Company
    Inventors: Harry Miller, Mauro Marconcin, Kraig Gerber, Joseph Willey, Eduardo Morais
  • Publication number: 20180223928
    Abstract: This invention relates to a brake clip for use with a disc brake assembly. The brake clip includes a U-shaped section having a base leg with opposing first and second legs extending from the base leg. An abutment leg extends from at least one of the first and second legs of the U-shaped section. An extension leg extends from the abutment leg. The abutment leg is in contact with an anchor bracket of the disc brake assembly and the extension leg is in contact with a brake pad of the disc brake assembly when the brake clip is disposed therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Applicant: Kelsey-Hayes Company
    Inventors: Harry Miller, Mauro Marconcin, Kraig Gerber, Joseph Willey, Eduardo Morais
  • Patent number: 9939034
    Abstract: This invention relates to a brake clip for use with a disc brake assembly. The brake clip includes a U-shaped section having a base leg with opposing first and second legs extending from the base leg. An abutment leg extends from at least one of the first and second legs of the U-shaped section. An extension leg extends from the abutment leg. The abutment leg is in contact with an anchor bracket of the disc brake assembly and the extension leg is in contact with a brake pad of the disc brake assembly when the brake clip is disposed therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Kelsey-Hayes Company
    Inventors: Harry Miller, Mauro Marconcin, Kraig Gerber, Joseph Willey, Eduardo Morais
  • 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: 20170146083
    Abstract: This invention relates to a brake clip for use with a disc brake assembly. The brake clip includes a U-shaped section having a base leg with opposing first and second legs extending from the base leg. An abutment leg extends from at least one of the first and second legs of the U-shaped section. An extension leg extends from the abutment leg. The abutment leg is in contact with an anchor bracket of the disc brake assembly and the extension leg is in contact with a brake pad of the disc brake assembly when the brake clip is disposed therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Applicant: Kelsey-Hayes Company
    Inventors: Harry Miller, Mauro Marconcin, Kraig Gerber, Joseph Willey, Eduardo Morais
  • Patent number: 9587686
    Abstract: A disc brake assembly comprises: an anchor bracket having at least one bore formed therein, the bore defining a first axis; a brake caliper slidably secured to the anchor bracket; a pair of brake pads carried by the disc brake assembly; and at least one guide pin adapted to be disposed in the bore of the anchor bracket, the at least one guide pin defining a second axis; wherein when the at least one guide pin is disposed in the at least one bore of the anchor bracket, the second axis of the at least one guide pin is configured to be offset relative to the first axis of the at least one bore such that there is provided at least one defined point of contact between only a portion of a shank portion of the at least one guide pin and a portion of an inner surface of the at least one bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Kelsey-Hayes Company
    Inventors: Eduardo Morais, Kraig Gerber, Daniel Smith
  • Patent number: 9568055
    Abstract: This invention relates to a brake clip for use with a disc brake assembly. The brake clip includes a U-shaped section having a base leg with opposing first and second legs extending from the base leg. An abutment leg extends from at least one of the first and second legs of the U-shaped section. An extension leg extends from the abutment leg. The abutment leg is in contact with an anchor bracket of the disc brake assembly and the extension leg is in contact with a brake pad of the disc brake assembly when the brake clip is disposed therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Kelsey-Hayes Company
    Inventors: Harry Miller, Mauro Marconcin, Kraig Gerber, Joseph Willey, Eduardo Morais
  • Patent number: 9394954
    Abstract: A disc brake assembly having a guide pin disposed in a bore of an anchor bracket such that a guide pin axis is offset relative to a bore axis whereby there is provided at least one defined point of contact between only a portion of the guide pin and a portion of an inner surface of the bore. The guide pin includes a groove formed therein, the groove defines a groove axis which is offset relative to the guide pin axis, and a resilient member is disposed in the groove which is operative to bias the guide pin in the bore such that the guide pin axis is offset relative to bore axis to provide the at least one defined point of contact between only a portion of the guide pin and a portion of the inner surface of the bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignees: Kelsey-Hayes Company, Lucas Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Daniel Smith, Kraig Gerber, Eduardo Morais, Marco Becker, Florian Roessinger, Christian Schroeter, Guido ZenZen
  • Patent number: 9284999
    Abstract: A disc brake assembly having a guide pin disposed in a bore of an anchor bracket such that a guide pin axis is offset relative to a bore axis whereby there is provided at least one defined point of contact between only a portion of the guide pin and a portion of an inner surface of the bore. The guide pin includes at least one slot having a member, which is formed separate from the guide pin, and disposed therein to bias the guide pin in the bore thereby offsetting the guide pin axis relative to the bore axis. The member includes a first member formed from an elastomeric material and a second member formed from a metal material, wherein the second member is configured to retain the member in the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignees: Kelsey-Hayes Company, Lucas Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Kraig Gerber, Guido Zenzen
  • Publication number: 20130192938
    Abstract: This invention relates to a brake clip for use with a disc brake assembly. The brake clip includes a U-shaped section having a base leg with opposing first and second legs extending from the base leg. An abutment leg extends from at least one of the first and second legs of the U-shaped section. An extension leg extends from the abutment leg. The abutment leg is in contact with an anchor bracket of the disc brake assembly and the extension leg is in contact with a brake pad of the disc brake assembly when the brake clip is disposed therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: KELSEY-HAYES COMPANY
    Inventors: Harry Miller, Mauro Marconcin, Kraig Gerber, Joseph Willey, Eduardo Morais
  • Publication number: 20060086579
    Abstract: A brake rotor adapted for use in a vehicle disc brake assembly includes an inner mounting flange portion and an outer annular disc portion connected thereto by a circumferential hat portion. The outer annular disc portion defines an outboard brake surface and an inboard brake surface. The outboard brake surface has an inner peripheral surface and the inboard brake surface has an inner peripheral surface. The inner peripheral surface of the outboard brake surface is connected to the hat portion by a plurality of first ribs and the inner peripheral surface of the inboard brake surface is connected to the hat portion by a plurality of second ribs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2005
    Publication date: April 27, 2006
    Inventor: Kraig Gerber