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20090014263BRAKE DRUM WITH VENT HOLE AND COOLING SCOOP - One embodiment of a brake drum includes a cylindrical main body portion, a brake drum mounting flange portion, a brake drum transition portion, the brake drum transition portion extending between the cylindrical main body portion and the mounting flange portion, the transition portion having a plurality of vent openings, and one air scoop secured at each of the vent openings, whereby rotation of the brake drum and air scoop induces air movement within a brake drum cavity defined by the main body portion. Each air scoop defines a louver opening which faces the angular direction of drum rotation, an air channel in fluid communication with the louver opening and the brake drum cavity, and a deflection surface located in the air channel. The deflection surface is positioned to re-direct air movement entering the louver opening at an angular direction, to a generally radial and inboard direction01-15-2009
20080308364Lightweight brake drum with middle position squealer band - A novel brake drum includes one or more mid-positioned squealer bands that are roughly in line with the ribs of the brake shoes. This places the most rigid part of the brake drum and the location of greatest heat sink over the most rigid portion of the brake shoes, which is also the position of greatest heat input. The axial cooling fins radiating from the squealer band aid in dissipating the heat from friction generated during the braking cycle.12-18-2008
20110005876DRUM WEAR INDICATOR - A brake drum includes at least one groove formed within an inner braking surface. The groove defines a maximum uniform depth that is set at a drum discard diameter. If the groove is visible during inspection it is an indication that the brake drum is still useable. When the groove is no longer visible, the brake drum should be discarded.01-13-2011
20080210504Composite Brake Drum with Cgi Cast Liner and a Method for Manufacturing - A vehicle composite brake drum (09-04-2008
20090277731BRAKE DRUM FOR VEHICLE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - Disclosed herein is a composition for a vehicle brake drum, including 3.2˜4.2 wt % of carbon, 1.5˜2.8 wt % of silicon, 0.6˜0.9 wt % of manganese, 0.1 wt % or less of sulfur, 0.1˜0.3 wt % of chromium, 0.2˜0.5 wt % of molybdenum, 5˜10 wt % of carbon nanotubes, and a balance of cast iron. The vehicle brake drum is thermally coated with carbon nanotubes. The vehicle brake drum has excellent wear resistance and provides stable braking force.11-12-2009
20090065313Composite Brake Drum with Middle Position Squealer Band - A novel composite brake drum with a shell and a drum liner that includes one or more mid-positioned squealer bands that are roughly in line with the ribs of the brake shoes. This places the most rigid part of the brake drum and the location of greatest heat sink over the most rigid portion of the brake shoes, which is also the position of greatest heat input. The axial cooling fins radiating from the squealer band aid in dissipating the heat from friction generated during the braking cycle.03-12-2009
20120199426Brake Drum with Vent Hole and Cooling Scoop - One embodiment of a brake drum includes a cylindrical main body portion, a brake drum mounting flange portion, a brake drum transition portion, the brake drum transition portion extending between the cylindrical main body portion and the mounting flange portion, the transition portion having a plurality of vent openings, and one air scoop secured at each of the vent openings, whereby rotation of the brake drum and air scoop induces air movement within a brake drum cavity defined by the main body portion. Each air scoop defines a louver opening which faces the angular direction of drum rotation, an air channel in fluid communication with the louver opening and the brake drum cavity, and a deflection surface located in the air channel. The deflection surface is positioned to re-direct air movement entering the louver opening at an angular direction, to a generally radial and inboard direction.08-09-2012
20120037466BRAKE DRUM AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A method of manufacturing a brake drum for a vehicle is provided, which comprises: bonding at a temperature of 500° C. or higher a braking surface of a brake drum which is made of a gray cast iron material with a housing which is to accommodate the braking surface and is made of an aluminum alloy material; and removing residual stress that remains in the gray cast iron material by heating the braking surface at a temperature of about 600° C. The brake drum can improve fuel efficiency of a vehicle and drive comfort while having excellent braking performances.02-16-2012
20120118684Brake Drum Implemented as a Casting and Method of Making Same - A brake drum implemented as a casting includes a cylindrical drum body and a connected flange for mounting to a wheel hub. The drum body and the flange are materially separated from each other and are inter-connected in a radially displaceable manner by use of cast-in sliding elements.05-17-2012
20120228068BRAKE DRUM - A brake drum which can improve the drag strength, strength and rigidity in the diametrical direction, joint strength, and heat radiating ability, that is, a brake drum which is used for a drum brake, wherein the drum has a plurality of the projections at the outer circumferential surface, the plurality of the projections are formed at the outer circumferential surface as a whole when casting a brake drum, and at least part of the projections have thin-waisted shapes. A height of the projections is 0.3 to 5.0 mm, while the number of projections is 5 to 100/cm09-13-2012
20120080277Method of Manufacturing A Metal Matrix Composite - A metal matrix composite (MMC) includes a preform comprising ceramic particles and ceramic fibers and defines a plurality of voids. The MMC also includes a support element comprising a metal, which is disposed within the voids of the preform. The MMC has a wear surface defined by both the preform and the support element.04-05-2012
20110297495FRICTION BRAKE COMPONENT AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A ferritically nitrocarburized rotational member of a vehicle brake is disclosed, including a rotational member having a friction surface configured for braking engagement with a corresponding friction material. A compound zone is disposed at the friction surface. An exposed surface of the compound zone is exposed to an atmosphere. The area of the exposed surface includes from about 0 percent to about 14 percent graphite.12-08-2011
20130043099BRAKE DISC USING DIFFERENT MATERIALS - A brake is disclosed which includes a disc plate is made of a first material, and an insert aperture is formed through the central portion of the disc plate. Coupling depressions are formed around the inner edge of the insert aperture, and a rivet aperture is formed in each of protrusion portions provided between the coupling depressions. A hat part is made of a second material and is inserted into the insert aperture. Coupling protrusions are provided around the outer edge of the hat part. A rivet aperture is formed in each of the coupling protrusions. Straps are disposed such that each strap passes over both the corresponding rivet aperture of the disc plate and the corresponding rivet aperture of the hat part. The rivets are inserted into the corresponding straps and the corresponding rivet apertures to fix the straps, the disc plate and the hat part together.02-21-2013
20080257663Brake disc - A brake disc capable of sufficiently absorbing thermal stress associated with thermal expansion and deformation of the braking section. The brake disc includes a mounting section for attachment to a wheel, a braking section located at the outside circumference of the mounting section for brake pads to be brought into sliding contact therewith, and a connecting arm section for connecting each of the plurality of mounting portions of the mounting section and the braking section. Connecting arms in the connecting arm section each extend from their respective ones of the plurality of mounting portions in one side direction different from the radial direction of the braking section to reach the braking section, and adjacent mounting portions are connected to each other at least through a connecting arm.10-23-2008
20130075207BRAKE ROTOR AND METHOD FOR MAKING SAME - A brake rotor and a method for manufacturing the same are provided. The brake rotor includes first and second spaced apart annular plates, a plurality of radially disposed ribs extending therebetween and at least one heat sink having fins located between the plates for dissipating heat from the rotor. The plates may be formed separately from one another in a casting process. In one embodiment, the plates and ribs are foil led of cast iron and the ribs protrude from the inner surfaces of the plates. The ribs of one plate generally correspond to the ribs of the other plate so that the ribs mate up when the plates are assembled. Heat sinks, which may be machined from aluminum, each include a base having relatively thin fins extending therefrom. The heat sinks are assembled between the plates and in contact with inner surfaces of the plates.03-28-2013
20130037359BRAKE DISC USING TWO DIFFERENT MATERIALS AND METHOD OF PRODUCING THE SAME - A brake disc is disclosed which includes a friction unit having a coupling aperture formed at a center thereof, insert protrusions and depressions which are provided in a sawtooth formation at predetermined intervals along a circumference of the coupling aperture, wherein chamfers are formed at a predetermined angle on one or more of the upper and lower surfaces of the insert protrusions, and first locking parts locked into upper or lower spaces of the depressions. A hat unit, formed of a material different from that of the friction unit, coupled to the coupling aperture of the friction unit, and including insert recesses formed along a circumference thereof so that the insert protrusions are fitted therein, and second locking parts formed at predetermined intervals in the insert recesses so that they are inserted into the depressions and engage with the first locking parts, and to a method of producing the same.02-14-2013
20130075208UNI-BODY TYPE HETEROGENEOUS MATERIAL BRAKE DISK AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - Disclosed is a uni-body type heterogeneous material brake disk. In particular, the brake disk includes a friction part configured to be selectively in contact with a pad; and a hub joined with a bearing. More specifically, the friction part and the hub are made of heterogeneous materials through a uni-body type mold. To accomplish this, a connector connecting the friction part and the hub which are vertically spaced apart from each other is laterally spaced apart from the hub, and a bottom of the connector is connected with the hub. In doing so, an elevated platform is formed to prevent a casting from running over between the connector and the hub and an interface made of heterogeneous materials is formed in the connector.03-28-2013
20120175202Brake Disc Implemented as a Casting and Method of Making Same - A brake disc, in particular an internally ventilated brake disc, implemented as a casting includes a friction ring having an inner toothed rim and a neck materially separated therefrom and retained against rotation by an outer toothed rim. The neck is connecting to a wheel hub. Cast-in sliding elements are provided between the teeth to allow for a radial displacement of the friction ring relative to the neck. Each sliding element has a U-shape, the opposite legs thereof being disposed between the radially and axially oriented side faces of the associated teeth facing each other, wherein a web connecting the legs extends radially.07-12-2012
20090120743METHOD OF SILICIDING THERMOSTRUCTURAL COMPOSITE MATERIALS, AND PARTS OBTAINED BY THE METHOD - Within the pores of a porous thermostructural composite material, there is form an aerogel or xerogel made up of a precursor for a refractory material, the precursor is transformed by pyrolysis to obtain an aerogel or xerogel of refractory material, and then it is silicided by being impregnated with a molten silicon type phase. The aerogel or xerogel is formed by impregnating the composite material with a composition containing at least one organic, organometalloid, or organometallic compound in solution, followed by in situ gelling. The method is applicable to improving the tribological properties or the thermal conductivity of C/C or C/SiC composite material parts, or to making such parts leakproof.05-14-2009
20130032440Brake Disc - A brake disc for a vehicle disc brake has a friction ring supported by a brake disc chamber made of a specifically light material and having a central flat hub section perpendicular to the axis of rotation of the brake disc and a support wall section connected thereto. The support wall section extends radially outward and in some regions has a truncated circular cone shape, with whose free edge region the friction ring is connected via connection elements. The ratio of the height of the friction ring to the diameter of the brake disc is less than 0.12, and the connection between the brake disc chamber and the friction ring is provided with a prestressed support wall section such that the edge region of the brake disc chamber acts in an outwardly pressing manner upon the unheated friction ring directly or indirectly by way of the connection elements.02-07-2013
20130032439DISK ROTOR WITH GRAPHICAL STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS - Disc brake rotors in which figural bodies are formed by struts connecting an inner hub mounting section to an outer braking surface section are described. An entertaining variety of forms may be so-portrayed. Additional graphical features may be applied or incorporated, for example, in the outer ring of the rotor.02-07-2013
20130032441MOUNTING UNIT AND BRAKE DISK WITH THE MOUNTING UNIT - Disclosed is a mounting unit including a bushing having a main part having a penetration hole extending in a lengthwise direction thereof and a flange portion expanding from an upper end of the main part, a stripper bolt having a head portion, a body portion having an insert portion to be inserted into or received in the penetration hole, and a male screw-threaded portion at a leading end of the insert portion. Also disclosed is a brake unit assembled using the mounting unit that has good thermal and mechanical stability at a coupling portion between a disk rotor and a rotor hat.02-07-2013
20100044171BRAKE DISC HAVING CORRUGATED OUTER PERIPHERY - The present invention provides a brake disc having a corrugated outer periphery capable of effectively preventing brake judder. A brake disc having a corrugated outer periphery 02-25-2010
20100044170REACTIVE SINTERING TO ELIMINATE METAL INSERTS IN CARBON-CARBON BRAKE DISCS - A brake disc rotor or stator is manufactured with slots in the interior face of the disc. A paste comprised of a fine powder of a carbide-forming metal along with fine carbon powder, suspended in an organic binder, is applied to the force-bearing areas in the rotor slot faces or the stator slot faces. The disc is then placed into a furnace in a nitrogen atmosphere and heated to the ignition temperature. When the furnace reaches the ignition temperature, a combustion reaction begins that creates a molten liquid ceramic material on the slot face. Upon cooling, the resulting brake disc has a tough, hard, abrasion-resistant ceramic surface on the portion of the brake disc slot that bears pressure.02-25-2010
20100133054Disk Brake Comprising Brake Disk Rings Made of Brittle Material and Vehicle Fitted With One or Several Disk Brakes of Said Type - The invention relates to a disk brake (06-03-2010
20130025985Method of Manufacturing Brake Disc and Brake Disc - In a method of manufacturing a brake disc having an outer peripheral shape of projections-recesses repetition in which a radial projection and a radial recess are alternately repeated in the circumferential direction of the brake disc, there is provided a method in which a curved face portion can be formed uniformly over the entire outer peripheral edge portion of the disc main body so as to eliminate the step of chamfering for removing burrs and which is superior in productivity. A disc main body whose outer peripheral shape is projections-recesses repetition is half-blanked from one of plate thickness directions of a sheet material. Thereafter, the disc main body is blanked from the other of the plate thickness directions of the sheet material W. At an outer peripheral edge portion of each surface in said one and the other of the plate thickness directions of the disc main body manufactured by this method, there is formed a curved face portion, due to sagging, on the disc main body 01-31-2013
20100065388THERMALLY ACCOMMODATING INTERCONNECTION FOR CAST-IN-PLACE COMPONENTS - A first component portion including a first material and that may have a flange. The flange may have one or more ribs located on a surface thereof. A second component portion including a second material that is different from the first material. The second component portion may be cast-in-place over a part of, or substantially all of, the flange and over the ribs. An interconnection is formed between the first and second component portions so that relative movement between the component portions is substantially prevented. Also, thermal expansion and contraction which may occur during use of the first and second component portions is accommodated at the interconnection.03-18-2010
20130087420BRAKE ROTOR ASSEMBLY - A brake rotor assembly, and method for forming a brake rotor assembly, that includes an integrally formed first disc member coupled to an integrally formed second disc member, wherein a first portion of the outer surface of the first disc member and the second disc member is formed from a metal matrix composite and the remainder of the first disc member and second disc member is formed from the support element used in the first portion.04-11-2013
20090321197Aerodynamic standoffs to air cool disc type auto brake rotors - The invention includes a mounting hat for a brake rotor having a lower section connected to an upper section. Also included is a plurality of aerodynamically shaped standoff vanes each having a leading edge, a trailing edge, a top and a bottom connected to the upper section. Further, a plurality of vents are formed between adjacent aerodynamically shaped standoff vanes. The vents are circumferentially distributed on the upper section. Air flow is induced to flow through the plurality of vents. Alternatively included is a mounting hat for a brake rotor having a lower section connected to an upper section. Also included is a plurality of first aerodynamically shaped standoff vanes each having a leading edge, a trailing edge, a top and a bottom connected to the upper section. Further, a plurality of second aerodynamically shaped standoff vanes each having a leading edge, a trailing edge and a top connected to the upper section is included. Additionally, a plurality of vents are formed between adjacent first aerodynamically shaped standoff vanes and second aerodynamically shaped standoff vanes. The vents are circumferentially distributed on the upper section. Air flow is induced to flow through the plurality of vents.12-31-2009
20090095582Internally Ventilated Brake Disk for Disk Brakes - The invention relates to an internally ventilated brake disk for disk brakes, in particular for motor vehicles, having two friction disks that are arranged adjacent to one another, that are connected to one another by webs that have an essentially radial, preset curvature, and that form cooling channels between them for cooling air, and that are separated from one another in the peripheral direction. According to the invention, the webs (04-16-2009
20100084231Ventilated Brake Disc - The invention relates to a brake disc comprising a support bell, intended for being connected to a wheel hub of a vehicle, and a braking band intended for cooperating with a caliper arranged astride of the brake disc. The braking band comprises two flanges connected by a plurality of connecting elements that define ventilation channels. The brake disc is characterised in that it comprises driving elements between the braking band and the bell, which elements improve the efficiency of the ventilation inside the braking band, as well as the mechanical deformation of the brake disc during the braking step.04-08-2010
20080302616Brake disk with grooves - A brake disk includes a central hole so as to be connected to a wheel shaft and a serrated periphery which includes a plurality of first protrusions and a second protrusion is located between any two adjacent first protrusions. Two recesses are connected between the second protrusion and the two adjacent first protrusions. A plurality of first grooves and second grooves are defined in each of two sides of the brake disk. Each second groove communicates with the first groove corresponding thereto so that rain drops, dust and debris from lining plates of calipers can be easily removed from the brake disk.12-11-2008
20090057077VENTILATED BRAKE DISK AND METHOD - A vehicle brake disk is disclosed that can include an outer friction member having a first thickness in cross-section, and an inner friction member having a second thickness in cross-section that is thicker than the first thickness in cross-section of the outer friction member. A plurality of vanes can connect the outer friction member to the inner friction member, and a connection cylinder portion can connect the outer friction member to a hub member for connection to a wheel of the vehicle. The vanes can be configured to have different lengths. The vanes can alternate in length about the periphery of the brake disk, with a uniform location of the end portions at an outer periphery of the brake disk and alternating locations of other end portions at an inner periphery of the brake disk.03-05-2009
20090236190WHEEL STUD SLEEVE FOR A CERAMIC BRAKE DISK - A sleeve for holding a mounting stud in the bore of a ceramic brake disk wherein the sleeve is made of metal and is equipped on one side with a collar, that slip-proof and captive attachment is effected by a flange on the opposite sleeve end, and that neither the collar nor the flange projects over the boundary planes which form the surface of the ceramic brake disk perpendicular to the axis of the bore.09-24-2009
20120111674WEAR-RESISTANT BRAKE DISC - A wear-resistant brake disc includes a carrier-plate provided for adapting to assemble with a wheel hub and two outer rings respectively mounted on the two sides of the carrier-plate for providing a wear-resisting effect. The carrier-plate is composed of light metal. Each outer ring is composed of steel.05-10-2012
20130133995BRAKE ROTORS HAVING A CUSTOM DESIGNER FEATURE AND METHODS FOR FORMING THE SAME - A method is disclosed for forming a brake rotor including a desired custom marking having a predetermined size and shape. The method includes applying a chemical treatment to a marking portion of a surface of the rotor. The marking portion has a size and shape corresponding to the predetermined size and shape of the desired custom marking. The chemical treatment is configured to affect, in a predetermined manner, an ability of a stimulus, to which the rotor is to be exposed, to alter properties of the rotor. The method also includes exposing the rotor, having the chemical treatment applied thereto, to the stimulus. The stimulus alters properties of the rotor at the marking portion differently than the stimulus alters properties of the rotor at other portions of the rotor adjacent the marking portion, thereby forming physical differences in the rotor, which, being visually perceptible, form the custom marking.05-30-2013
20130161137BRAKE DISK - A gray cast iron brake disk has a thermally applied wear-reducing surface coating containing chromium and/or tungsten carbides. The surface coating has a roughness reduced to about 0.5 to 1 μm to shorten a wearing-in period.06-27-2013
20080296108Brake Disc - A brake disc of the type comprising a braking band, a connecting portion and connecting spokes made in a single piece. In said disc at least one spoke exhibits an active section reduction that is sufficient to prevent vibrations and whistling during the braking phase. The disc, according to the present invention, is not subject to vibrations and possesses a limited gyroscopic effect and mass.12-04-2008
20130161136PROCESS FOR COATING A BRAKE DISK AND BRAKE DISK PRODUCED BY THE PROCESS - A gray cast iron brake disk for a motor vehicle has a wear-reducing surface coating applied thermally, for example, by flame spraying. The brake disk also includes an intermediate layer of, for example, nickel. Due to its resilience, the intermediate layer reduces mechanical stress between the surface coating and the brake disk.06-27-2013
20100089710BRAKE DISK - A brake disk has a friction ring and a disk chamber connected to the friction ring via connecting links. The connecting links are made of ceramic material, in this instance. Aluminum oxide or zirconium oxide may be used in this connection, for example.04-15-2010
20110278116BRAKE DISC FOR A VEHICLE AND METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION THEREOF - The invention relates to a brake disc (BS) for a vehicle, comprising a main body (G) that is made of a metal material, particularly gray cast iron, which has friction surfaces (R) having a coating (B) made of a hard material.11-17-2011
20110127125Railway Vehicle Brake Disc - The railway vehicle brake disc includes a cylindrical hub, friction ring, and bell-shaped flange connecting the hub with the friction ring. The cylindrical hub defines a central axis and has an axial width and an outer diameter. The surface at the outer diameter defines an outer hub periphery. The friction ring includes two opposed annular members each having an outer braking surface and an inner surface. The annular members are connected to each other by a plurality of fins extending from the inner surface of one annular member to the inner surface of the other annular member. The bell-shaped flange has an inner portion connected to the hub, an outer portion connected to the fins, and a radial portion connecting the inner portion to the outer portion. The hub, friction ring, and bell-shaped flange are formed integrally from a single material.06-02-2011
20080314703Bell-Band Drive Connection For Disc Brake - The invention relates to a braking disc comprising a braking band and a support bell. The band comprises first connecting means and the bell comprises second connecting means adapted to face the first connecting means. The disc further comprises coupling means, each of which is slidingly associated to one of either said first or said second connecting means and is adapted to alternatively take either a fastening position or a release position. When the coupling means are in said fastening position mutually fasten the band and the bell in the axial direction. On the other hand, when the coupling means are in said release position, they allow a mutual movement between the band and the bell in the axial direction.12-25-2008
20110290602INTERCONNECTION FOR CAST-IN-PLACE COMPONENTS - A first component may be made of a first material and may have a flange extending away from a body of the first component. The flange may have a groove located in an upper surface, a lower surface, or both the upper and lower surfaces of the flange. A second component may be made of a second material that may be different than the first material. The second component may have a portion located over a part or more of the flange and over the groove in order to form an interconnection between the first and second components. One of the first component or the second component being cast-in-place.12-01-2011
20100032252BRAKE DISK, PARTICULARLY FOR MAGNETIC BRAKING - The present invention relates to a brake disk (02-11-2010
20110259684Internally Ventilated Brake Disc - An internally ventilated brake disc includes at least two friction rings, which are held apart from each other by ribs, and air blades, which are fastened to the brake disc and which extend essentially from the inner circumference of a friction ring in the radial direction by a defined amount in the direction of the axis of rotation of the brake disc. The air blades function to deliver a cooling air flow through the space between the friction rings when the brake disc is rotating. The air blades are formed by one or more sheet metal part(s) that is or are connected to at least some of the ribs. This connection can be by material bonding or can be shape locking or force locking. The air blades are machined out of a sheet metal ring and, thus, form an integral sheet metal part, wherein the sheet metal ring is provided with a plurality of clamps or clips for a shape-locking connection to the ribs and is not formed so as to be closed.10-27-2011
20120097491FLOATING BRAKE DISK ASSEMBLING METHOD - Provided are a floating brake disk assembling method and a floating brake disk, and a floating brake disk assembling device, wherein a washer or a spring member can be accurately attached to a coupling pin. In the floating disk brake assembling method, a coupling pin 04-26-2012
20090101458WHEEL BRAKE FOR A VEHICLE AND A VEHICLE COMPRISING THE WHEEL BRAKE - A wheel brake for a vehicle including a brake disc unit adapted to brake the rotation of a rotation element, which is adapted to be drivingly connected to the wheel . The brake disc unit includes a first set of discs and a second set of discs arranged in an alternating manner in an axial direction. The discs in the first disc set are adapted to be rotationally rigidly connected to the rotation element. The brake disc unit includes at least one separator element, which is adapted to keep a sufficient distance between two adjacent discs of one of the disc sets for an intermediate disc from the other disc set to rotate at least substantially freely relative to the spaced discs when the brake disc unit is in a deactivated condition.04-23-2009
20090139808Method of fabricating carbon fiber reinforced composite material parts - A coherent fiber preform made of carbon fibers presents holes formed from at least a first face of the preform, and the preform is densified by depositing therein a material constituting a matrix by means of a chemical vapor infiltration type process. The holes are formed by causing a plurality of non-rotary elongate tools to penetrate simultaneously, the tools being substantially mutually parallel and presenting on their surfaces roughnesses or portions in relief suitable for breaking and/or transferring fibers they encounter, the tools being caused to penetrate simultaneously by moving a support carrying the tools, and the tools being selected to have a cross-section that makes it possible to obtain in the carbon fiber preform holes that present a cross-section with a mean dimension lying in the range 50 μm to 500 μm.06-04-2009
20090308703DEVICE AND METHOD FOR SECURING AND REMOVING A DISK BRAKE ROTOR TO A WHEEL HUB - A disc brake assembly comprising a brake rotor including a rotor flange having a circular countersink extending through a thickness of the rotor flange, with a smooth, beveled outer portion for receiving a rotor retention screw in a recessed position, and a threaded inner portion for receiving a prying screw; and a wheel hub including a hub flange having a circular bore for the rotor retention screw extending through a thickness of the hub flange, the circular bore having a threaded inner portion for receiving the rotor retention screw from the countersink for securing the brake rotor to the wheel hub. A diameter of the inner portion or the circular countersink is larger then a diameter of the circular bore to allow insertion of the prying screw into the circular countersink but not into the circular bore.12-17-2009
20100263970BRAKE DISC AND METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION THEROF - The invention relates to a brake disk for a motor vehicle having a brake disc cup (10-21-2010
20090260931FILLER MATERIAL TO DAMPEN VIBRATING COMPONENTS - A component that carries a filler material. The filler material can convert from a solid state and into a molten state when the filler material is heated. Relative movement between the component and the filler material helps dampen vibrations and other oscillations in the component if and when the component is vibrated or otherwise oscillated.10-22-2009
20130098717INTERNALLY VENTILATED BRAKE DISK - An internally ventilated brake disk includes friction rings arranged on both sides of the brake disk. Each friction ring has a friction surface and perforated segments and unperforated segments arranged between the perforated segments. Each friction surface engages with a base surface of a brake pad during braking. The brake disk further includes cooling channels extending between the friction surfaces and leading to cooling channel openings disposed on a peripheral edge of the brake disk, and through-holes arranged in the friction rings and extending from the friction surfaces to the cooling channels. The through-holes in a perforated segment are distributed in the friction surface of the perforated segment, and the friction surface of an unperforated segment extends at least over half the base surface of a contacting brake pad.04-25-2013
20110198169BI-METAL DISC BRAKE ROTOR AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING - The invention provides a method for manufacturing a friction damped disc brake rotor, including the steps of: (A) providing a ceramic coating on an insert, wherein the insert has a body with tabs extending therefrom to hold the insert in a desired position within a mold; (B) washing the ceramic coating off of the tabs; (C) positioning the insert into the mold; and (D) casting a rotor cheek of the disc brake rotor in the mold around the insert such that a portion of each tab is bonded with the rotor cheek, and such that the coating is substantially non-bonded with the rotor cheek so that the coating provides a proper interfacial boundary between the body and the cheek for damping, and the at least partial bonding of each tab with the rotor cheek prevents corrosion-causing exterior elements from reaching the interfacial boundary when the friction damped disc brake rotor is in use.08-18-2011
20100101902DISC ROTOR - A disc rotor includes a sliding portion, a hat portion, and a connecting unit connecting the sliding portion and the hat portion. The connecting unit includes a washer arranged between the radially inner portion of the sliding portion and the radially outer portion of the hat portion, and a connecting pin having a head portion, having a shaft portion inserted through a first through-hole formed at the sliding portion, the washer and a second through-hole formed at the hat portion in an axial direction of the rotor, and riveted at an end portion of the shaft portion so as to integrally fasten the sliding portion, the washer and the hat portion. A riveted portion of the connecting pin is formed into a taper shape, and an outer circumferential surface of the riveted portion contacts and engages a tapered surface formed at the second through-hole of the hat portion.04-29-2010
20080289918Internally vented brake disk with improved heat dissipation - A vented brake disk has improved heat dissipation by cooling channels that extend from an inner circumference to an outer circumference and the channel walls of which are formed with flow obstructions in the form of a female thread.11-27-2008
20080302615Ventilated Brake Disc and Corresponding Vehicle - A brake disc including two plates spaced apart from each other and connected together by ventilating blocks distributed in concentric circular rows including a first outlet row of blocks through which air exits the gap between the two plates and a second row upstream of the outlet row along the air flow direction. The blocks angularly offset from one row to the next. The blocks of the outlet row and of the upstream row are arranged to provide between them a first ring wherein the air entering between the plates is compressed, and a second ring wherein the air compressed in the first ring is sucked and then evacuated from the gap between the plates.12-11-2008
20100276236DAMPED PRODUCT AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME - One exemplary embodiment includes a damped product. The damped product is composed of a sintered powder metallurgy material and has a first portion and a second portion. The first portion has a density that is greater in value that a density of the second portion. The different densities damp vibrations in the product when the product is vibrated.11-04-2010
20090050422GROOVED DISC BRAKE ROTOR - The present invention is predicated upon a disc brake rotor, being made up of a rotor hat and at least one disc having a thickness including a peripheral wall having at least one groove configuration defined therein that extends over a predetermined arc segment of the peripheral wall for the purpose of changing the natural frequency of the rotor.02-26-2009
20110214950BRAKE DISC FOR RAILWAY VEHICLE - A brake disc for a railway vehicle, including a ring-shaped plate portion with a front side serving as a frictional surface and a plurality of fins being projected and disposed radially on the back side of the plate portion, the plate portion being fixed to a wheel, wherein a rib is provided between fins adjacent to each other, and a slit developing in the direction from a wheel-side face of the rib toward the back side of the plate portion is disposed in a circumferentially intermediate portion of the rib, thereby making it possible to suppress the deformation caused by frictional heat.09-08-2011
20090026026Vehicular brake rotors - Vehicular brake rotor formed by powder metallurgy including metals such as titanium powder.01-29-2009
20090026027Brake rotors for vehicles - Diffusion bonded brake rotor and hub formed by powder metallurgy including metals such as titanium powder.01-29-2009
20090139807Brake assembly having multi-piece core and replaceable friction surfaces - A brake disk (06-04-2009
20090260933BRAKE DISC - A disc/hub connection for connecting the brake disc with the hub is provided. The brake disc has support elements on the inner peripheral area and the hub has cams. The hub has a pot-like, hollow cylinder section that merges with a disc section that extends outward radially. The disc section has support rods that extend outward axially and that extend into the area where the brake disc contacts the pot-like section and that merge with the cams that, in turn, engage between the support elements of the brake disc. The support rods radially-placed inside the extension of the brake disc do not, or only by way of thin connection rods, connect radially with the outer periphery of the pot-like section.10-22-2009
20090260932CHAMBER WITH FILLER MATERIAL TO DAMPEN VIBRATING COMPONENTS - A component defines at least one chamber that is confined by the component. The chamber has an inner surface. A filler material is disposed inside the chamber. Relative movement between the inner surface and the filler material helps dampen vibrations and other oscillations if and when the component is vibrated.10-22-2009
20120090929Brake Disc and Method for Producing Such a Brake Disc - The invention relates to a brake disc (04-19-2012
20100175955BRAKE DISK - A brake disk is made up essentially of a brake cup and a friction ring. The friction ring includes two friction ring halves, between which cooling channels are situated. Additional air routing elements are situated at the level between the friction ring halves. The brake disk has especially satisfactory cooling characteristics.07-15-2010
20090314591Mechanically Ventilated Disc Brake Rotor - A mechanically ventilated disc brake rotor has internally housed centrifugal fan impeller rotates freely at one direction and engages with brake rotor in other direction with use of single direction ball bearing. While a vehicle travelling forward, centrifugal fan impeller rotates along with brake rotor at same speed and forces airflow out through the fixed vanes passages by centrifugal action and at the same time it gains angular momentum energy. Whenever brake's applied to slow down a forward moving vehicle, the rotation of brake rotor slows down. At this instant, single direction bearing gets disengaged from the brake rotor and continue rotating freely at same initial rotational speed with help of angular momentum effect. Continues rotation of centrifugal fan impeller, continue in forcing out air flow thru fixed vanes channels by centrifugal action providing enhanced and continues heat dissipation even though brake rotor rotation speed has slowed down or stopped.12-24-2009
20090078514Method of Making a Fiber Preform for Manufacturing Parts of a Composite Material of the Carbon/Carbon Type Incorporating Ceramic Particles, and Products Obtained Thereby - One or more two-dimensional fiber fabrics of carbon or carbon precursor fibers are impregnated (03-26-2009
20090078515LIGHTWEIGHT BRAKE ROTOR AND COMPONENTS WITH COMPOSITE MATERIALS - One embodiment of the invention includes a method comprising: placing a first insert and a second insert in a casting mold and wherein the first insert and second insert comprising a plurality of connecting post extending inbetween so that the first insert and second insert are in spaced-apart relationship in the mold, each of the first insert and the second insert comprising a first material; casting a molten second material into the casting mold so that the second material flows between the first insert and the second insert and solidifying the second material to provide a product comprising a cast over body portion with the first insert and second insert and so that the second material is mechanically locked or metallurgically bonded to the first material and so that one or both of the first insert and the second insert provides working surface for the product.03-26-2009
20100258392BRAKE DISK - The invention relates to a brake disk having a face-end friction ring portion on which a brake disk cam provided with a cam bore is moulded. In order to further develop the brake disk in such a manner that adequate safeties with respect to the permissible material values on brake disks for high-energy application cases are provided and material stresses in the region of the brake disk cam of the brake disk, which are caused through temperature differentials within the brake disk as a consequence of high braking energy inputs, are reduced, the brake disk cam includes two arm parts which extend spaced from each other from the face-end friction ring portion in the direction of the cam bore and converge in front of the cam bore.10-14-2010
20100230221Ventilated Brake Disc - The invention relates to a brake disc (09-16-2010
20120138397Brake Rotor - A brake rotor including a rotor support; and a braking band disposed on and encircling the rotor support. The braking band has first and second brake pad receiving surfaces on opposite sides of the braking band. At least one brake pad receiving surface defines at least one groove that has a groove path extending along and having a variable depth with respect to the at least one brake pad receiving surface.06-07-2012
20100243390BRAKE DISKS FOR A VEHICLE, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SAME, AND VEHICLE INCORPORATING SAME - A method of manufacturing brake disks for front and rear wheels of a saddle-type vehicle includes steps of cutting out a disk member from a stainless steel plate member, further cutting out an intermediate portion in a diametrical direction of the disk member in a wave shape in a circumferential direction for producing an outer side disk and an inner side disk. The method also includes further steps of determining the wave portion of the outer side disk which projects to the inner side in a diametrical direction as an attaching portion, and determining the wave portion of the inner side disk which projects to the outer side in a diametrical direction as a pad sandwiching portion. The outer side disk is usable as a disk brake for the front wheel, and the inner side disk is usable as a brake disk for the rear wheel of the vehicle.09-30-2010
20110056777Bimetallic Brake Rotor - A bimetallic brake rotor includes a rotor body composed of a first material and a pair of cheek inserts serving as the rotor cheeks, being composed of a second material less dense than the first material. Each of the cheek inserts has a first sequence of slots and teeth, and a disc component of the rotor body has a second sequence of slots and teeth on each side thereof which mesh with the first sequence such that a radial edge interface is provided at each adjoining tooth and slot which transfers braking heat and mechanical loading from the cheek inserts to the rotor body.03-10-2011
20110100773DISC BRAKE - A rotor main body 05-05-2011
20100000830BRAKE FOR A LINEARLY AND ROTATORILY DISPLACEABLE SHAFT - During combined rotatory-linear displacements of a shaft (01-07-2010
20090166137RETRACTED VANE ROTOR - The present invention is predicated upon a disc brake rotor, being made up of a rotor hat, a pair of spaced apart plates, and one or more vane members located between the first and second plates, the one or more vane members including an exterior wall portion inwardly retracted from an outer circumference by an exterior radial spacing and an interior wall portion outwardly retracted from the inner circumference by an interior radial spacing, wherein at least one of the exterior radial spacing and the interior radial spacing is a distance having a depth greater than about 5 mm for the purpose of reducing brake noise in a brake-on position.07-02-2009
20110108379Brake Disc Cover for a Brake Disc of a Disc Brake - A brake disc cover for a brake disc of a disc brake is provided, which is disposed on a component of a vehicle that is rotationally fixed during travel and which encloses at least one section of a circumferential edge of the brake disc preferably in a trough-like fashion. Two side wall areas are located on axial side sections of the brake disc to be covered that are directly opposite each other, wherein the side wall areas cover at least a partial area of the axial sides of the brake disc. A base wall area connects the side wall areas, which base wall area covers the circumferential edge of the brake disc. The side wall areas are oriented at an angle to each other such that the distance between the two side wall areas decreases radially from the inner circumferential edge of the brake disc cover. The brake disc cover has a surface contour that does not follow mathematical symmetry.05-12-2011
20110240420DISK BRAKE ROTOR - A disk brake rotor includes a first rotor portion, a second rotor portion and a third rotor portion. The second rotor portion has an annular portion and at least one ventilation hole. The third rotor portion also has an annular portion. The first portion is attached to and disposed between the second rotor portion and the third rotor portions, such that a surface of the first rotor potion is an exposed area exposed by the at least one ventilation hole.10-06-2011
20110240421CONE BRAKE NO-BACK - Disclosed is a cone brake no-back for use with an actuation system. The actuation system may be an aircraft actuation system, for example. The no-back may include cone brakes capable of preventing undesired displacement of an aircraft surface (such as a flap, a leading edge, or a trailing edge of a wing) in the event that an actuator input becomes disconnected or is otherwise insufficient to oppose the load created by the aircraft surface.10-06-2011
20100187053DISK BRAKE - The invention relates to a disk brake, especially for a motor vehicle, comprising a wheel hub (07-29-2010
20090218183BRAKE ROTOR AND ABS TONE RING ATTACHMENT ASSEMBLY THAT PROMOTES IN PLANE UNIFORM TORQUE TRANSFER DISTRIBUTION - A brake assembly for use on vehicles includes a rotor having connection tabs and a hub having bobbins, integrally formed or separate, with the rotor connection tabs being positioned between the hub bobbins and clamped together with a top plate. An ABS tone ring is fastened to the hub and is circumscribed by the rotor. Alternatively, an ABS tone ring can be formed as part of the top plate. A spring clip can be used with the top plate to accommodate thermal expansion of the rotor and eliminate rotor rattling. Torque is transferred from the brake rotor to the hub in a common plane to prevent twisting in the fastener connection.09-03-2009
20110100774Brake Disc and Disc Brake - A brake disc has an outer friction path on one side and an inner friction path on the other side. Between the friction paths free spaces are provided, which on the outer friction path side have a different configuration than on the inner friction path side.05-05-2011
20110067963Arrangement of a Brake Disc on a Wheel Hub - An arrangement of a brake disc on a wheel hub, in particular a hub of a utility vehicle, having multiple support elements distributed on the inner circumference of the brake disc which correspond to drivers disposed on the outer circumference of the wheel hub. Securing elements which press against both the drivers and also adjacent support elements to axially secure the brake disc are provided. A rotor is disposed in the attachment area of the brake disc on the wheel hub, the rotor having attachment parts for axial and twist-locked fixing which each engage behind the securing elements.03-24-2011
20110048876Adaptive Profile Brake Arrangement - A brake rotor for the braking system of a vehicle is provided with a plurality of slots machined into the brake plate of a vented or solid brake rotor. The slots have a circular cross section, and are limited to depth corresponding to the wear limit of the rotor. The slots may be oriented in a wide variety of configurations, and preferably are curved and distributed over the rotor surfaces so as not to overlap transaxially between the inboard and outboard brake plates. The slots facilitate the cleaning of the braking pads as well as provide indication of rotor wear.03-03-2011
20090026025DUAL COATED CAST IRON BRAKE ROTOR AND METHOD OF CONSTRUCTION - A brake rotor for a vehicle and method of construction thereof provides a cast iron disc with a first coating of a ceramic anti-wear material adhered to the cast iron disc to provide an annular friction surface for braking engagement with a brake pad. The disc has a second coating different from the first coating. The second coating is adhered to the disc to provide an annular non-braking surface spaced from the friction surface. The non-braking surface provided by the second coating is resistant to corrosion.01-29-2009
20130168193BICYCLE DISC BRAKE ROTOR - A bicycle disc brake rotor basically has an outer portion and a cooling fin. The outer portion has first and second base surfaces facing in opposite axial directions. The cooling fin is disposed radially offset from at least one of the first and second braking surfaces.07-04-2013
20090127036Brake Caliper - A brake caliper for a disk brake is disclosed. The brake caliper includes a caliper housing defining a bore that extends along a bore axis. A piston of an actuating device is mounted within the bore so as to be movable along the bore axis in an application direction and a return direction. A sealing arrangement is at least partially provided between the piston and the bore. The sealing arrangement includes a sealing ring positioned in a radial groove. A base surface of the groove is formed in the direction of the bore axis and oriented antiparallel with respect to the bore axis such that the groove base surface approaches the bore axis in the application direction.05-21-2009
20110162925BRAKE DISK - A brake disk is described that has a friction ring and a disk pot that is connected to the friction ring via connecting elements. On the webs of the friction ring, bearer webs are fashioned into which the connecting elements extend. In addition, the bearer webs are fashioned in such a way that cooling air can flow around them.07-07-2011
20100282551BRAKE DISK - A brake disk, preferably for an all-terrain vehicle (ATV), having an outer ring (11-11-2010
20100282552Brake Disc Having Ribs Arranged Between Two Friction Rings - A brake disc is provided having ribs which are arranged between two friction rings, extend essentially in the radial direction and bound air cooling ducts by their side walls standing essentially perpendicular to the surface of the friction rings. At least one of the side walls of one, two, three, or five ribs is inclined with respect to the perpendicularly standing ribs in order to avoid disturbing squealing noise. In the case of at least one of the ribs having at least one inclined side wall, the rib thickness measured in the direction perpendicular with respect to the side wall differs from the thickness of the perpendicularly standing ribs. In the case of two, three, or five ribs, of which at least one side wall is inclined with respect to the perpendicularly standing ribs, the angles enclosed between these ribs having the inclined side wall preferably are not all the same. Any imbalance resulting from this non-uniform distribution of ribs having an inclined side wall is essentially eliminated by adding material on appropriately selected perpendicularly standing ribs.11-11-2010
20100282550MODE ALTERING INSERT FOR VIBRATION REDUCTION IN COMPONENTS - A component with a first number of natural modes of vibration. An insert may be coupled to the component. The insert may have a second number of natural modes of vibration which is a different number than the first number of natural modes of vibration of the component. The insert helps damp vibrations in the component when the component is vibrated.11-11-2010
20110079474FLOATING TYPE BRAKE DISC - A floating type brake disc is provided which is capable of limiting the heat escape from a rotor to a hub to the extent possible and which can be made smaller in weight. In a plurality of circumferential positions of the hub, there are formed pin-receiving portions in a manner to enclose a connecting pin from three directions of a radially inward, one of circumferentially both sides and a radially outward of the brake disc. A tongue-shaped pin-receiving portion is formed on each of a plurality of inner circumferential positions of the rotor 04-07-2011
20100116603Rotor Device and Method of Making Same - A rotor and a method of making same are provided. The rotor can include a substantially annular segment having a thickness defined between a first side surface and a second side surface, as well as an inner end edge surface and an outer end edge surface. At least one expansion groove can be formed in the substantially annular segment, and can include a substantially straight portion and a substantially curved portion. The substantially curved portion of the at least one expansion groove can form an arc of at least about 90 degrees. The rotor can also include at least one flange extending from an inner end edge surface of the substantially annular segment at an angle not parallel to a radial of the substantially annular segment.05-13-2010
20110259683Disc Brake Assembly - A disc brake assembly having a rotor defining a rotational axis and including a barrel portion and a disc portion extending generally radially outward from said barrel portion, the barrel portion including a tone ring receiving portion with a generally cylindrical inner surface having a tone ring receiving surface and a groove with an axially outer wall, an axially inner wall and a radially outer bottom surface; a generally annular tone ring positioned concentrically within said cylindrical inner surface of said tone ring receiving portion and having a generally radially facing outer surface; a resilient biasing element received in the groove and having a generally annular shape including a plurality of substantially linear segments and corners, the resilient biasing element may be shaped such that it is flexed when seated within the groove so that the corners are urged against the radially facing outer surface, and the substantially linear segments are urged against the axially outer wall and the radially facing outer surface of the tone ring to prevent separation of the tone ring from the rotor during use. In one aspect, the biasing element is formed in the shape of a regular polygon, such as a dodecahedron.10-27-2011
20110259682BRAKE DISK - A brake disk is described that has a friction ring and a disk chamber connected to the friction ring via connecting links. Bores, into which the connecting links are inserted, are formed in the circumference of the friction ring. The connecting links are calibrated using a die before being inserted into the bore. A calibration ball is introduced into the bore with the aid of which the wall of the bore is calibrated when the connecting link is inserted.10-27-2011
20100025169Brake disk for a disk brake - A brake disk for a disk brake includes a friction ring as first connection partner and a carrier part as second connection partner, wherein the connection partners are connected to one another for co-rotation by radially-oriented projections, which are formed as single pieces onto one of the connection partners and engage in positive fit in correspondingly shaped cut-out apertures of the respective other connection partner. The brake disk according to the invention can be manufactured cheaply, guarantees high operational reliability, and at the same time has optimized behavior under the influence of the heat which is unavoidably generated during a braking procedure. This is achieved in that at least one of the projections has a passage channel, and in that at least one ventilation channel is formed in the friction ring for conducting away ambient air or for introducing ambient air into the passage channel of the individual projection.02-04-2010
20100025168Noise Damping for a Quiescent-Current-Actuaged, Electromagnetic Spring Pressure Brake - The invention relates to a quiescent-current-actuated electromagnetic spring pressure brake, having torque transmission sleeves (02-04-2010
20100018815C-C COMPOSITE BRAKES WITH IMPROVED WEAR RATES - Carbon-carbon composite brake discs are manufactured by processes that include the use of PAN or pitch fibers and their combinations, combined with pitch, resin, or CVD/CVI matrix carbons. An additional process step is provided, in which a controlled amount of a carbon additive, such as carbon black and/or activated carbon, is infiltrated in to the bulk porosity of the composite prior to one or more of the densification cycles. Typical methods of infiltration include use of a solution or suspension of the powdered carbon in water or solvent solution so as to uniformly distribute the particulates throughout porosity within the carbon fiber preform prior to one or more of the densification cycles. The presence of the activated carbon and/or carbon black additive, distributed throughout the carbon-carbon composite brake disc, facilitates the adsorption and retention of available moisture in the composite. In use, the moisture is released into friction films which form on the composite brake discs, so that their lubricating properties are obtained, for instance during cold taxi stops, thereby lowering wear rates.01-28-2010
20080271965SPRING ELEMENTS FOR COMPOSITE BRAKE DISKS - The invention relates to spring elements having steps for composite brake disks which can also be made as lock washers, and the composite brake disks containing them with improved ease of braking.11-06-2008
20110108378BRAKING BAND OF A DISC FOR A VENTILATED-TYPE DISC BRAKE - A braking band of a disc for a ventilated-type disc brake, uncommonly capable of a high cooling and high resistance to mechanical and thermal stresses, extends between an inner diameter and an outer diameter, said braking band comprises two plates mutually facing and defining an interspace, mutually linked by heat dissipation and connecting means or members; at least some of said connecting means are shaped as small columns projecting from a plate towards the opposite plate in the form of pillars, which are grouped in at least one circumferentially arranged row or rank; at least some of said pillars of said at least one rank have, in a plane substantially parallel to the air flow along the ventilation ducts, a substantially rhombus- or diamond-shaped section with four vertexes joined by four sides, wherein said sides defining said section are concave to form a star shape.05-12-2011
20120312647LIGHTWEIGHT BRAKE ROTOR AND COMPONENTS WITH COMPOSITE MATERIALS - One embodiment of the invention includes a method comprising: placing a first insert and a second insert in a casting mold and wherein the first insert and second insert comprising a plurality of connecting post extending inbetween so that the first insert and second insert are in spaced-apart relationship in the mold, each of the first insert and the second insert comprising a first material; casting a molten second material into the casting mold so that the second material flows between the first insert and the second insert and solidifying the second material to provide a product comprising a cast over body portion with the first insert and second insert and so that the second material is mechanically locked or metallurgically bonded to the first material and so that one or both of the first insert and the second insert provides working surface for the product.12-13-2012
20110162926BRAKE DISK HAVING A BRAKE DISK POT - The invention relates to a brake disc having a brake disc pot (07-07-2011
20120205204BRAKE DISC HAVING REDUCED NOISE - A brake disc having reduced noise, configured in such a manner that the generation of noise, such as brake noise, in braking operation is effectively prevented using a simple structure. A brake disc (08-16-2012
20100032251Tone Ring for an Anti-Lock Brake System - An ABS tone ring is made of a thermo-set plastic material transparent to electro-magnetic radiation. A plurality of discrete, spaced magnets or ferro-magnetic buttons is arrayed in a circle, embedded in the tone ring. The thermo-set plastic is heat tolerant and resistant to road salt and oxidation and protects the magnets or buttons from oxidation and corrosion.02-11-2010
20090050423BRAKE DISK AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME - A brake disk or drum has at least one working surface which opposes a braking member such as a brake pad or shoe. A plurality of spaced, raised island formations are provided across the working surface, with channels extending between the island formations. Each raised island formation has an outer surface which contacts a brake pad or brake shoe during braking.02-26-2009
20090095583Heat sink for disc brake rotor - A disc brake rotor element for a vehicle braking system, the disc brake rotor having a plurality of heat sinks positioned in the surface area contacted by the disc brake shoes in order to aid in the dissipation of heat from the brake rotor, thus maintaining the brake rotor at a cooler temperature which improves the efficacy of the braking system.04-16-2009
20110061980COMPOSITE BRAKE DISC - A brake disc arrangement has a mounting portion formed of a metal, with a plurality of radial protuberances extending radially outward therefrom. The radial protuberances each have a radially distal tip portion, and a ceramic coating is applied to the radially distal tip portion of the radial protuberances. The brake plate portion is cast so as to surround the radially distal tip portions. However, it is isolated therefrom by the ceramic coating. At least some of the radially distal tip portions are formed of metal having a microstructure created by electrical discharge machining to increase dampening. A sand core within a core box holds the mounting portion in a predetermined fixed orientation. The molten metal is poured into the core box mold, and the metal brake plate portion is prevented by the ceramic coating from welding to any of the plurality of radial protuberances.03-17-2011
20120118685COMPOSITE ARTICLE - A brake disc comprising a core layer and a wear layer, the core layer having a face and an external periphery, the wear layer being attached to the face, wherein the core layer comprises a C-C or refractory carbide first material and a plurality of distinct regions of a second material, the second material having a specific heat capacity and/or a volumetric specific heat capacity higher than the specific heat capacity and/or a volumetric specific heat capacity of the first material05-17-2012
20120118686WEAR RESISTANT COATING FOR BRAKE DISKS WITH UNIQUE SURFACE APPEARANCE AND METHODS FOR COATING - A brake disk including carbon steel, stainless steel or a ceramic composite material and coated with a coating material that is wear and corrosion resistant and when applied properly allows for the coated surface to have a variety of “textured” appearances. For example, the coated surface can be made to look like woven carbon fiber. The aesthetically pleasing, wear and corrosion resistant coating overlays wear surfaces and portions of the brake disk that will be, in many cases, visible when the brake disk is installed on the vehicle. The coating includes a first layer of a metal, such as a pure titanium metal, and a second layer that can include a Nitride, Boride, Carbide or Oxide of the metal used in the first layer. The coating can be applied using a physical vapor deposition source such as a cathodic arc source with a controlled gas atmosphere.05-17-2012
20120125724STEEL SHEET FOR BRAKE DISC, AND BRAKE DISC - A steel sheet for a brake disc contains, on a mass percent basis, 0.02% or more and less than 0.10% C, 0.6% or less Si, more than 0.5% and 2.0% or less Mn, 0.06% or less P, 0.01% or less S, 0.05% or less Al, 11.0% to 13.5% Cr, 0.01% to 0.30% Ni, 0.10% to 0.60% Nb, 0.03% or more and less than 0.10% N, more than 0.0010% and 0.0060% or less B, and the balance being Fe and incidental impurities, and the steel sheet after quenching has a hardness of 32 HRC to 40 HRC on a Rockwell hardness scale C (HRC).05-24-2012
20100206674Disc Brake Rotors with Tilted Vane Geometry - A tilted vane brake rotor. The tilted vanes are tilted in the sense of being oriented with respect to the inside disc surfaces at other than 90 degrees, defined by an acute intersection angle with respect to either of the inside disc surfaces. The tilted vanes may be, for example, paired and oriented serially around the circumference of the rotor discs so as to provide a series of vane pairs in the form of: a series of alternately inverted V-shapes, a series of same oriented V-shapes, or a series of X-shapes.08-19-2010
20100206675VENTILATED DISC ROTOR - A ventilated disc rotor includes a hat portion at which the ventilated disc rotor is attached to a rotation shaft, a sliding portion formed in an annular shape and provided at a radially outer portion of the hat portion, the ventilated disc rotor being slidably held by an inner pad and an outer pad at the sliding portion so as to brake a rotation of the ventilated disc rotor and the sliding portion including an inner disc-shaped portion, an outer disc-shaped portion and a plurality of cooling fins, wherein the hat portion and the plurality of cooling fins are integrally made of a steel plate material, and the outer disc-shaped portion and the inner disc-shaped portion are formed by casting together with the plurality of cooling fins in such a way that the plurality of cooling fins integrally connects the inner disc-shaped portion to the outer disc-shaped portion.08-19-2010
20120312646DISC ROTOR ASSEMBLY FOR VEHICLE - A disk rotor assembly for a vehicle may include an adaptor adapted to be mounted on a hub and to receive torque of a wheel, a disk rotor generating a braking force, a transmitter engaging the adaptor with the disk rotor and adapted to transmit the torque received by the adaptor to the disk rotor or to transmit the braking force generated by the disk rotor to the adaptor, and engaging member for engaging the adaptor, the disk rotor, and the transmitter altogether.12-13-2012
20120168267CARBON-CERAMIC BRAKE DISC ASSEMBLY - There is provided a carbon-ceramic brake disc assembly (07-05-2012
20120168266Braking Band And Disc For A Disc Brake - Braking bands of discs for disc brakes, capable of both the efficient discharge of heat and of high mechanical performance at low weight are provided.07-05-2012
20120073917DISC-ROTOR WITH A SEPARABLE ADAPTOR - A disc-rotor having an adaptor and a disc combined with the adaptor and braked by a caliper, may include the disc having a binding hole formed in the center thereof, a ring-shaped supporting member that may be formed at an interior circumference of the disc and in which a first bolt hole may be formed at the interior circumference thereof, the adaptor having both sides thereof open wherein a flange closely contacting the supporting member may be mounted at a side of the both sides and a second bolt holes may be formed at a circumference of the flange, and a fixing bolt that may be inserted in the first bolt hole and the second bolt hole such that the supporting member may be detachably engaged with the adaptor.03-29-2012
20120222926DISK BRAKE ROTOR WITH HOLLOW PORTIONS - A disc brake rotor apparatus includes an annular inner member for mounting to a hub, an annular outer member concentric with the annular inner member and having opposite braking surfaces, a first intermediate member extending radially outwardly from the annular inner member to the annular outer member, and a second intermediate member extending radially outwardly from the annular inner member to the annular outer member. The first intermediate member is at least partially and axially spaced apart from the second intermediate member and forms a chamber therebetween.09-06-2012
20120255821BRAKE BAND FOR A VENTILATED DISC BRAKE - Brake band (10-11-2012
20120255820Segmented brake rotor with externally vented carrier - An externally vented brake rotor (EVR) core design, such as exemplified by U.S. Pat. No. 6,536,564, is being used to improve the function and effectiveness of a segmented brake rotor (SBR) through more efficient management of the thermal forces created in the segmented rotor. Specifically, segmented friction plates are attached to the EVR core to form friction surfaces. Air flow through the vents contacts the back side of the friction plates. At least one segmented friction plate may be provided with a tab or protrusion that engages a corresponding receiving recess in the carrier surface of the EVR core, thereby relieving lateral stress forces.10-11-2012
20120186919Molded Components Having a Visible Designer Feature and/or Improved Operational Properties via a Porous Preform - A porous structure used to form a casted component. The casted component may include a visible design feature formed in part by the casted component and in part by a body material also forming other parts of the component. The casted component may be a brake rotor having a mixed-material composite formed in part by the casted component and in part by a body material also forming other parts of the rotor. The porous structure can include a ceramic foam or a metal mesh.07-26-2012
20090020379Low Mass Multi-Piece Sound Dampened Article - A multi-piece sound dampened brake rotor comprises a relatively light weight hub with a hub flange and a heavier rotor body with a sound damping insert and a rotor body flange. The hub and rotor body are attached at their flanges. The flanges may be mechanically attached such as with bolts. Or the hub and rotor may be attached by casting the hub of a lower melting metal alloy against the rotor body and rotor body flange. The rotor body may have vanes for air cooling and a sound damping insert may be incased in either or both body portions sandwiching the vanes.01-22-2009
20110120820SHAFT BRAKE DISC, IN PARTICULAR FOR A RAIL VEHICLE - A shaft brake disc, in particular for a rail vehicle, including a friction ring fastened to a hub by way of screws that are passed through a clamp ring at the inner periphery of the friction ring that sits against support flanges, the clamp ring forming a backing support for the screws, is adapted so that the clamp ring and the hub engage one another in a form-fitted manner.05-26-2011
20110226570BRAKE ROTOR - The present invention relates to a brake rotor (09-22-2011
20120125725BRAKE DISC VENTILATED - A brake disc of a rotation axis, comprising a support carrier, a braking band comprising two flanges connected by a plurality of connection elements which define ventilation channels for the braking band, at least one drive element able to connect the support carrier and the braking band to each other. The connection elements have a variable resistant section in an axial direction parallel to the rotation axis, the resistant section being measured in an area substantially parallel to the direction of the air flow inside the ventilation channels. Such resistant section progressively increasing as it moves from a median resistant section towards the respective connection resistant sections of the connection element to the flanges.05-24-2012
20110266103BRAKE DISK - A brake disk includes a disk chamber and a one-piece component made up of a friction ring having connecting links, a supporting ring and extensions developed on the supporting ring. In order to prevent cracking caused by tensile stresses, which may occur during the temperature increase in response to braking, recesses are developed at the transition between the supporting ring and the disk chamber.11-03-2011
20100051397MOUNTING UNIT AND BRAKE DISK WITH THE MOUNTING UNIT - Disclosed is a mounting unit including a bushing having a main part having a penetration hole extending in a lengthwise direction thereof and a flange portion expanding from an upper end of the main part, a stripper bolt having a head portion, a body portion having an insert portion to be inserted into or received in the penetration hole, and a male screw-threaded portion at a leading end of the insert portion Also disclosed is a brake unit assembled using the mounting unit that has good thermal and mechanical stability at a coupling portion between a disk rotor and a rotor hat.03-04-2010
20100051398Floating brake disc - The invention relates to a floating brake disc (03-04-2010
20120138398Self-Ventilated Brake Disc - Self-ventilated brake disk, particularly for vehicles, comprising a unique body formed by a frictional circular crown and a hub transmitting the couple to the whole disk, wherein the circular crown includes multiple grooves arranged radially in respect to the centre of the disk, including at least a portion with a predetermined width arranged between each of the grooves, said portions been arranged on the same plane that the rest of the circular crown. In this way, the wear of the brake pad is reduced, having a simple construction and providing good heat dissipation during the contact of the brake pad and the friction surface of the disk.06-07-2012
20130015025PLATE ELEMENT, AND FRICTION CLUTCH DEVICE AND BRAKE DEVICE PROVIDED WITH THE PLATE ELEMENTAANM Tokumasu; JunAACI Hamamatsu-shiAACO JPAAGP Tokumasu; Jun Hamamatsu-shi JPAANM Nakano; YoichiroAACI Hamamatsu-shiAACO JPAAGP Nakano; Yoichiro Hamamatsu-shi JPAANM Kojima; HirokazuAACI Hamamatsu-shiAACO JPAAGP Kojima; Hirokazu Hamamatsu-shi JP - A plate element which can reduce drag torque, a friction clutch device including such a plate element, and a brake device including such a plate element are provided. A friction clutch device 01-17-2013
20090000884BRAKE ROTOR - The present invention is predicated upon improved brake rotors and methods of forming thereof which include tangential stiffening to reduce vibration and noise of the brake rotor.01-01-2009
20130175126DISC ROTOR - A disc rotor 07-11-2013
20130175125CONNECTION DEVICE BETWEEN FRICTION RING AND NAVE OF A BRAKE DISK - The invention relates to a connection device between a friction ring (07-11-2013
20130133998Brake discs with bell - Discs for disc brakes arranged around a rotational axis, comprising: a braking band and a drum, said drum comprising an edge arranged radially outside a portion for connecting the drum to a hub, said drum further comprising a drum body connecting said edge to the braking band and being suitable to create an interspace between the drum and the hub accommodated therein, said edge delimiting at least one opening with communicates the interspace present between the drum body and the hub with the external of the drum, said opening being arranged radially outside said housing for the hub, and said openings delimited by walls having at least one section inclined with respect to the axial direction are provided.05-30-2013
20130133997BICYCLE DISC BRAKE ROTOR - A bicycle disc brake rotor basically has a base rotor plate and a first thermally sprayed layer. The base rotor plate includes an outer portion having first and second base surfaces facing in opposite axial directions. The first thermally sprayed layer is laminated on the first base surface of the outer portion of the base rotor plate to form a first outer surface.05-30-2013
20130133993BICYCLE DISC BRAKE ROTOR - A bicycle disc brake rotor basically has an outer portion, an inner portion and an intermediate portion. The outer portion is made of a first material. The inner portion is made of the first material. The intermediate portion is disposed between the outer portion and the inner portion. The intermediate portion is made of the first material. The intermediate portion is partially laminated by a layer made of a second material. The second material is different from the first material. The layer has a contour tracing a contour of the intermediate portion.05-30-2013
20130112514LIGHT-WEIGHT AND SOUND-DAMPED BRAKE ROTOR AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A light-weight and sound-damped brake rotor for a vehicle braking system includes a rotor hat and a rotor cheek supported by the rotor hat. The rotor hat includes an axially-protruding central hub and a flange that extends radially from and circumferentially around the central hub. The rotor cheek, which provides at least one braking surface, is formed from two or more separate and distinct pieces which are fixedly secured to the flange of the rotor hat. Located within the rotor cheek underneath the at least one braking surface is a vibration damping element. The brake rotor derives its vibration-deadening and sound-damping effects from the vibration damping element through the occurrence of relative frictional contacting movement.05-09-2013
20130092485BRAKE DISK ASSEMBLY - A brake disk assembly includes a main plate clamped between the first and second inner plates. The main plate is movable relative to the first and second inner plates. The contact area between main plate and the first and second inner plates is increased to firmly connect the main plate and the first and second inner plates.04-18-2013
20130092486AXIALLY AND RADIALLY COOLED BRAKE DISK WITH COVER - Brake disk contains through channels (04-18-2013
20130133996BICYCLE DISC BRAKE ROTOR - A bicycle disc brake rotor basically has an outer portion, an inner portion and an intermediate portion. The outer portion is made of a first material. The inner portion is made of the first material. The intermediate portion is disposed between the outer portion and the inner portion. The intermediate portion is made of the first material. The intermediate portion is at least partially laminated by a layer made of a second material. The second material is different from the first material. The layer has a contour tracing a contour of the intermediate portion.05-30-2013
20130133994BICYCLE DISC BRAKE ROTOR - A bicycle disc brake rotor basically has a base rotor plate and a first thermally sprayed layer. The base rotor plate includes an outer portion having first and second base surfaces facing in opposite axial directions. The first thermally sprayed layer is laminated on the first base surface of the outer portion of the base rotor plate to form a first outer surface.05-30-2013
20130140116METHOD FOR PRODUCING BRAKE DISC, MOLD FOR PRODUCING BRAKE DISC, AND BRAKE DISC - A method for producing a brake disc comprising a coupling part having a centered through-hole a friction part on the periphery of the coupling part, and a wall part connecting the coupling part and the friction part, including: producing a mold in which the coupling part, the wall part, and the friction part are integrally formed, wherein a gap prevents molten metal from overflowing between the wall part and the coupling part, interface is formed on the periphery of the coupling part, an overflow is provided outside the wall part opposite the gap; a first injection process of injecting a first material to form the friction part; and a second injection process of injecting a second material to form the coupling part, a mold for producing the brake disc, and the brake disc.06-06-2013
20130146405BRAKE DISK - Disclosed herein is a brake disk. More specifically, the brake disk includes a friction part, a hat part and a plurality of fasteners. The friction part includes a coupling aperture formed at a center thereof, a coupling portion formed along an inner side of the coupling aperture to have a predetermined thickness and a plurality of connecting bores formed in the coupling portion so that the connecting bores are spaced apart from each other and located along a circumference of the coupling portion. The hat part is inserted into the coupling aperture of the friction part and includes a coupling flange corresponding to the coupling portion of the friction part. The coupling flange includes a plurality of connecting bores that correspond to the plurality of connecting apertures. The plurality of fasteners are each horizontally inserted into the connecting apertures and bores to couple the friction part with the hat part.06-13-2013
20080196986COMPOSITE BRAKE DISKS AND METHODS FOR COATING - A brake disk formed of a light weight ceramic and ceramic composite materials, the brake disk having a coating overlying at least a portion of the brake disk. The brake disk includes parallel surfaces wherein at least a portion of the parallel surfaces are coated with a coating material to increase wear and decrease corrosion. The coating over the brake disk includes multiple layers of the coating material, wherein the coating material includes coating material particles configured to construct a pattern of repetition that is consistent with a lattice structure when applied over the parallel surfaces of the brake disk.08-21-2008
20080196985Wear resistant coating for brake disks with unique surface appearance and methods for coating - A brake disk including carbon steel, stainless steel or a ceramic composite material and coated with a coating material that is wear and corrosion resistant and when applied properly allows for the coated surface to have a variety of “textured” appearances. For example; the coated surface can be made to look like woven carbon fiber. The aesthetically pleasing, wear and corrosion resistant coating overlays wear surfaces and portions of the brake disk that will be, in many cases, visible when the brake disk is installed on the vehicle. The coating includes a first layer of a metal, such as a pure titanium metal, and a second layer that can include a Nitride, Boride, Carbide or Oxide of the metal used in the first layer. The coating can be applied using a physical vapor deposition source such as a cathodic arc source with a controlled gas atmosphere.08-21-2008
20130146406CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION - Inventive embodiments are directed to components, subassemblies, systems, and/or methods for continuously variable transmissions (CVT). In one embodiment, a main axle is adapted to receive a shift rod that cooperates with a shift rod nut to actuate a ratio change in a CVT. In another embodiment, an axial force generating mechanism can include a torsion spring, a traction ring adapted to receive the torsion spring, and a roller cage retainer configured to cooperate with the traction ring to house the torsion spring. Various inventive idler-and-shift-cam assemblies can be used to facilitate shifting the ratio of a CVT. Embodiments of a hub shell and a hub cover are adapted to house components of a CVT and, in some embodiments, to cooperate with other components of the CVT to support operation and/or functionality of the CVT. Among other things, shift control interfaces and braking features for a CVT are disclosed.06-13-2013
20110240422BRAKE DISC AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A BRAKE DISC - A brake disk with a brake disk friction ring (10-06-2011
20100307875CONNECTING DEVICE FOR CONNECTION BETWEEN A BRAKE DISC AND A HUB AND METHOD FOR MOUNTING - The invention relates to a connecting device for connection between a brake disc and a hub. The brake disc is fitted on the hub via splined connection with recesses on the brake disc and protrusions on the hub. The connecting device is made of non-rusting material and intended to be fitted between a side surface of a recess and an adjacent side surface of a protrusion. According to the invention, the connecting device has two mutually abutting layers. These are connected to one another and separable from one another by only an axial relative movement between the layers. The invention also relates to a method for fitting a brake disc on a hub.12-09-2010
20130153344COMPOSITE DISC ROTOR - A composite disc rotor includes a disc main body, a coupling bracket and coupling units. Each of the coupling units includes a bobbin, a clip and a coupling bolt. A head part of the bobbin includes a torque receiving portion inserted in the notch and a projection projected in a circumferential direction from an end of the torque receiving portion. A pipe part of the bobbin is extended from the head part and is fitted in a coupling through hole of the disc main body. The clip includes a connecting portion between the torque receiving portion and the notch and a pressing portion extended from the connecting portion between the head part and the coupling bracket. The coupling bolt is inserted into each of through hole of the bobbin to fix the coupling bracket to the coupling unit.06-20-2013
20130153345BRAKE ELEMENT - A brake disc for a disk brake of a motor vehicle is made of cast iron and lamellar graphite. The graphite is removed from open cavities of the cast iron, e.g., by an ultrasound treatment, in order to improve an adhesion of a thermal powder coating subsequently applied on friction surfaces of the brake disk.06-20-2013
20100314208Vehicular brake rotors - Vehicular brake rotor formed by powder metallurgy including metals such as titanium powder.12-16-2010
20110272227ANTI-LOCK BRAKE DEVICE FOR USE WITH A BRAKE ROTOR DISC - A disc brake assembly includes a rotor with an ABS tone ring insert assembly that functions as a rotation indicator in an anti-lock braking system. The insert is positioned in the hat of a rotor disc in a spaced relationship and is mounted to the mounting flange of the rotor disc. Forming the ring insert separately from the rotor disc also allows different coating materials to be used on the tone ring that may be more heat resistant. The ring insert assembly can be made of powder metal or made as a cast iron cylinder with a toothed cap made of powder metal having a corrosion resistant coating. Cost savings can be realized along with high performance when only a portion of the assembly if made of powder metal and coated.11-10-2011
20130180812DAMPED BRAKE ROTOR - A damped brake rotor has at least one friction disk connected to a hat portion. At least one cavity in located in the friction disk. An insert is located within the cavity. A braze ring is located within the cavity and radially outward from the insert. A braze located within the cavity and radially outward from the braze ring.07-18-2013
20110278115BRAKE DISC ARRANGEMENT FOR DISC BRAKES - A brake disc arrangement for disc brakes, in particular for land vehicles, comprising a friction ring (11-17-2011
20130186719BRAKE DISC FOR BICYCLES - A brake disk for bicycles has an inner disk, two outer disks and multiple brake units. The brake units, rather than the outer disks, are used to rub with the disk brake pads. As each brake unit is a small lump, the brake units can be easily made of material with high abrasion resistance, high temperature resistance, and low heat conduction, and the brake units still can sustain sufficient strength. With those features of material, the brake disk for bicycles does not deform easily by the heat, and the glue between the outer disks and the inner disk does not melt easily by the heat from the outer disks. Because each brake unit, which is used to rub, is independent from the outer disks, the outer disks can be made of light material, and the whole weight reduces as well.07-25-2013
20100072008METHOD AND PROCESS FOR APPLICATION AND DETECTION OF ANTIOXIDANT PAINTS/PENETRANTS FOR CARBON-CARBON BRAKE DISCS - Brake disc with carbon composite body, wherein the surface of the brake disc is at least partially covered by a layer of an antioxidant composition that can be visualized by viewing it under “blacklight”. The brake disc of may be processed, before being incorporated into a brake system, to remove antioxidant composition that covers the working surface of the disc. An antioxidant coating composition may include from 10-75 wt % H03-25-2010
20120037467Brake Disc Pot for Motor Vehicles - A brake disc pot for a motor vehicle disc brake having one or two brake discs includes a device for the centered attachment of the brake disc and a device for guiding cooling air in the radial direction toward the brake disc. The brake disc pot has recesses on its periphery.02-16-2012
20120067679DISC ROTOR UNIT FOR VEHICLE - A disk rotor unit for a vehicle includes an adapter portion of which an end portion may be connected to a wheel hub, wherein a plurality of cam protrusions may be formed to an exterior circumference of the other end portion of the adapter portion, a disk portion of which a plurality of support protrusions corresponding to the cam protrusions may be formed to an interior circumference thereof, wherein each support protrusion may be inserted between adjacent cam protrusions for assembling the disk portion with the adapter portion, and an assemble member engaged with the other end portion of the adapter portion for assembling the disk portion to the adapter portion.03-22-2012
20120085603Brake Disk - A brake disk for a motor vehicle is provided. The brake disk includes a brake disk chamber and a friction ring arranged coaxially thereto, an outer casing surface of the brake disk chamber having a profile, which for torque transmission, engages in a complementary profile of an inner casing surface of the friction ring, and the friction ring being arranged axially secured to the brake disk chamber. At least one tab for axial securing is formed on the outer casing surface of the brake disk chamber.04-12-2012
20090266655DISC BRAKE COVER STRUCTURE AND VEHICLE - A disc brake cover structure for a vehicle includes a protection cover and a wheel collar. The protection cover is to protect a rotor of a disc brake disposed at a front wheel of a vehicle. The front wheel is rotatably supported via a support shaft between first and second axle holders disposed at a front fork. A wheel collar is to be supported on the support shaft to position the front wheel and connected to the protection cover. The wheel collar is arranged to be sandwiched between a hub of the front wheel and either one of the first and second axle holders.10-29-2009
20100236880Method and device for brake dust collection - A method and device for capturing particulates produced by a brake shoe of a motorized vehicle are provided. A strip of material is attached to an inner planar race of a wheel rim and is positioned to capture particulates (“brake dust”) caused by the friction braking process. Particulates may be driven toward the strip by centrifugal force, chemical attraction, electrostatic force and/or magnetic force. The strip may be shaped with a plurality of faces to provide a greater surface area than a flat planar strip of material provides. The strip may include cilia, a nappy material, and/or a loop material to attract and retain the brake dust. The strip may be magnetic or include a magnetic substance. An adhesive material is placed upon a second strip surface, whereby the strip is removably coupled to the inner race by the adhesive material.09-23-2010
20100187052SPLASH GUARD MECHANISM FOR VEHICLE - A splash guard mechanism for preventing the entry of grass, in addition to mud and gravel, in a vehicle such as a an ATV (All Terrain Vehicle). A disc-shaped splash guard mechanism covers a brake disc stored in a concave portion of a wheel to thereby prevent the entry of dirt such as mud, gravel, and grass into the brake disc. If the dirt enters the brake disc, the dirt is ejected from a first cutout portion provided on a lower portion of the splash guard mechanism. Additionally, a grass removal portion substantially triangle-shaped in plan view is provided on a lower portion of the splash guard mechanism. The grass removal portion protrudes toward a vehicle center to push grass on the ground outward and away from the first cutout portion. Since the grass is only pushed out, the grass is prevented from being cut and entering the brake disk.07-29-2010
20100065387BRAKE DUST COLLECTING DEVICE - The invention relates to a brake dust collector (03-18-2010
20090308702Disc brake cover - A disc brake cover (12-17-2009

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