Abstract: A multi-plate disc brake has interleaved rotatable and non-rotatable brake discs (11) within a brake housing (13) and a ball and ramp type brake actuator (12) comprising first and second relatively rotatable annular actuator discs (20, 21) with actuator balls (22) therebetween located in circumferentially ramped pockets (20a, 21a) on opposing faces of the actuator discs. A wedge-shaped actuator member (23) has an actuating means (24A, 24B) to displace the actuator member between confronting abutments (20b, 21b) on the respective actuator discs to relatively rotate the discs to cause the balls to rise up the ramped pockets and hence expand the actuator axially to move the brake discs (11) into engagement. Cooling oil is supplied into the brake housing through the wedge-shaped actuator member (23) when the brake is engaged.
Abstract: The disclosure relates to a coupling assembly for connecting an optionally drivable secondary driveline to a permanently driven primary driveline, comprising a friction coupling and an axial setting device. The friction coupling has a first coupling part and a second coupling part which are rotatable around an axis of rotation A and which, by axial forces, can be coupled to one another for transmitting torque. The axial setting device is configured for actuating the friction coupling, wherein the axial setting device comprises a first ring which is at least indirectly axially supported relative to a fixed component and a second ring which is supported at least indirectly relative to the first ring and which, when at least one of the first and second rings; is rotated around the axis A, is axially displaceable, wherein, for rotating the at least one of the first and second rings there is provided a linear driving mechanism.
June 5, 2009
Date of Patent:
July 7, 2015
GKN Driveline International GmbH
Adrian Chludek, Mark Schmidt, Andreas Baer
Abstract: A friction brake device has a brake rotor including a disk part and a subsidiary rotor spaced apart from each other along a rotation axis and a cylindrical part integrally connecting their outer peripheral portions, brake pads which are rotatably supported around an autorotation axis parallel to the rotation axis between the disk part and the subsidiary rotor by a stationary member, rotational torque transmission devices which mutually transmit rotational torques between the brake rotor and the brake pads, and pressing devices which are supported between the disk part and the subsidiary rotor by the stationary member and press the brake pads against the disk part and the subsidiary rotor.
Abstract: A dual-rotor force transmitting assembly includes a powerhead assembly having a spring housing, a plurality of first spring sets that generate a braking force for a first rotor and a plurality of second spring sets that generate a braking force for a second rotor. Using separate spring sets for each rotor ensures application of uniform and equal pressure on both rotors even if there is uneven friction surface wear.
Abstract: A drum brake (10) is provided which has a pair of brake pads (12), each pad being moveable generally radially outwardly into contact with a brake drum by a respective operating lever (14) which is acted on at one end by a brake applying means (15) and pivoted (16) at the other end from a backplate (11). Each pad is contacted by a portion (14c) of the respective operating lever intermediate the lever ends and is moved radially outwardly between a pair of circumferentially spaced abutments (45) which extend generally perpendicular to the backplate (11) and which react braking torque when the brake is applied. The required pad to drum clearance is established by knock-back of the drum on the pads (12).
Abstract: A caliper for a fixed twin rotor disc brake includes a relatively fixed body, two yokes movable axially with respect to the body, formations defined on the yokes for receiving four brake pads for respective application to rotor sides, and an actuator adapted to urge the yokes relatively axially. One of the yokes is operable to urge two of the four brake pads in a first axial direction, the other of the yokes is operable to urge the other two of the four brake pads in a second, opposite axial direction. The four brake pads are positioned on a first side of the actuator in the first axial direction.
May 31, 2007
Date of Patent:
May 24, 2011
Meritor Heavy Vehicle Braking Systems (UK) Limited
Paul Roberts, Paul Anthony Thomas, Alessandro Mortali, Shan Shih, Martin Roche, Corrado Conti, Clive Harrup, Marco Bassi, Paul Hadley, Roberto Conti, Jonathon Leslie Christopher Jackson, Gary Ganaway
Abstract: A parking brake apparatus includes a first braking member provided at a wheel and integrally rotated with the wheel, a second braking member provided at a vehicle body side for stopping a rotation of the first braking member, a parking brake device for pressing the second braking member to the first braking member by an operating force of a parking brake operation, a pressurizing device for pressurizing a brace fluid independently of the parking brake operation, and a hydraulic pressure controlling device for preliminarily pressing the second braking member to the first braking member by a brake fluid pressure pressurized by the pressurizing device in a case when the second braking member is pressed to the first braking member by means of the parking brake device.
Abstract: A brake caliper assembly includes opposing brake shoes positioned on substantially opposing inner surfaces of a dual-disk rotor, wherein said assembly comprises an internal actuator circumferentially arranged between radially inner and outer portions of the rotor, the actuator having an inner surface facing an inboard rotor inner surface and an outer surface facing an outboard rotor inner surface; a plurality of pistons integral to the actuator and displaceable therein by pressurized fluid supplied to the actuator; a first brake shoe mounted to the actuator inner surface and displaceable by the plurality of pistons to engage the inboard rotor inner surface; a pair of pins mounted on the actuator to slide for purposes of transferring a reactionary load; and a second brake shoe mounted to the actuator outer surface and driven by the reactionary load into the outboard rotor inner surface.
December 8, 2006
June 12, 2008
David B. Drennen, Ernest Ray Siler, Paul Rymoff
Abstract: A hub support (12) by which a wheel-supporting hub (14) may be supported for rotation relative to an axis (22). The hub support (12) comprises a one-piece metal casting, the casting comprising mounting means (12b, 12c) by which the hub support (12) may be mounted on a vehicle, and support means for a hub (12a). The support (12) also forms part of or a mounting for operating means (26, 32) by which friction material pads (18) of a disc brake (15) are brought into force-applying engagement with one or more discs (16) mounted on the hub (14). Said one-piece metal casting also comprises a guide (28; 28a; 28b) on which at least one of said friction material pads (18) may be mounted for movement relative to the axis (22).
Abstract: A caliper body for a fixed-caliper disk brake which can be associated with a disk in a manner such that its distance from the disk is kept unchanged and which is unusually strong and capable of a silent braking action comprises a first half-body which can house first means for generating the braking force and which can be arranged facing a first braking surface of one side of the disk, and a second half-body which can house second means for generating the braking force and which can be arranged facing a second braking surface of an opposite side of the disk, the first and second half-bodies being connected, by fixing means, to bridge elements which can be arranged astride the disk; the bridge elements are portions of a single element for connecting and supporting the half-bodies.
Abstract: A skewed roller brake assembly (20) has a main axis of rotation (x—x), has a first plate (21) adapted to be rotated about the main axis, has a second plate (22) adapted to be rotated relative to the first plate about the main axis, and has an intermediate plate (23) positioned between the first and second plates. The first and second plates are adapted to be axially loaded with respect to one another. The intermediate plate has a plurality of slots (25). Each slot is bounded by a first wall (26) that is arranged at a first angle (&thgr;1) with respect to a radius from the main axis. A cylindrical roller (25) is arranged in each slot for rolling engagement with the first and second plates about the axis of the roller such that the roller axis (y—y) is parallel to the first wall when the first and second plates are rotated relative to one another in one angular direction.
Abstract: The invention relates to a drum brake device (10), which is provided as a wheel brake for a motor vehicle. The invention proposes embodying the drum brake device (10) with a brake belt (14), which is disposed inside a brake drum (12) and can flex in the radial direction of the brake drum (12). Thrust exerted on one end (18) of the brake belt (14) with a simultaneous bracing of the other end (20) of the brake belt (14) causes the brake belt (14) to be pressed against the brake drum (12) from the inside and produces a braking moment. The invention has the advantage that a friction force exerted on the brake belt (14) by the brake drum (12) augments the thrust on the end (18) of the brake belt (14) and thus boosts the braking moment. Another advantage is that the brake belt (14) always rests uniformly against the brake drum (12) over its entire circumference, even, for example, when the brake drum (12) expands due to heating.
June 18, 2002
Date of Patent:
September 23, 2003
Robert Bosch GmbH
Dietmar Baumann, Hanniel Schmidt, Herbert Vollert, Frieder Keller
Abstract: An improved dry disc brake has its housing positioned radially inwardly of its rotating member. In this way, the interface between the pads and the rotor is sealed from the environment. Further, there are two braking surfaces on the rotating member at opposed ends of the housing. Since the braking heat is spread across two surfaces, the system is better able to take heat away from the braking operation. The use of external facing fins adds even more capacity to take heat away.
Abstract: A protective screen for a road vehicle brake disc includes at least one elastic holding organ (27; 30) intended to be compressed in an axial gap between a pivot support (11) and a bearing module (13), present after direct clamping of the bearing module (13) onto the pivot support (11).
Abstract: Disclosed is an improved piston construction for use in a braking system. The piston construction employs an insulator at its inner end and a conical aperture at it outer end. Both of these promote increased heat isolation during braking operations. The piston of the present invention also employs an o-ring which is secured within a cylindrical recess. The o-ring ensures a fluid tight seal between the piston and the piston housing. Through the use of the o-ring, air is prevented from entering the brake lines.
Abstract: A disc brake comprises an operating mechanism operable to move friction material pads into contact with a disc. The operating mechanism comprises a support body located on one side of the disc, a cylinder defined by the support body, and a piston in the cylinder. The operating mechanism also comprises a guidance member for the pads. The guidance member projects from the support body past the disc and supports an abutment on which one of said pads is mounted. The guidance member is mounted on the support body by means of a plurality of bolts which extend through bores in the guidance member to said abutment. The bolts take the load during application of the brake.