Patent Number: 6,193,021

Title: Method and device for adjusting or altering the play between brake linings and friction surfaces of motor vehicle brakes

Abstract: A method for adjusting or altering the play between brake linings and friction surfaces of motor vehicle brakes by means of controllable and adjustable lifting and return movements of the brake linings is disclosed. In this case, the play is altered as a function of the actuation of the gas pedal, such that the play is reduced if the pressure exerted on the gas pedal is reduced and/or if the gas pedal is released. The device for adjusting or altering the play between brake linings and friction surfaces of motor vehicle brakes contains a brake control/brake regulator (4) for acquiring and processing electronic signals delivered by a brake pedal sensor (2) and, if so required, other sensors, and for actuating electromechanical brake actuators (5). The brake control/brake regulator (4) of the device also processes data or signals pertaining to the status of the gas pedal actuation in such a way that the brake actuators (5) reduce the play if the pressure exerted on the gas pedal is reduced and/or if the gas pedal is released.

Inventors: Dieckmann; Thomas (Pattensen, DE), Maron; Christof (Regenstanf, DE)

Assignee: Continental Aktiengesellschaft

International Classification: B60T 13/74 (20060101); B60T 17/22 (20060101); B60T 13/00 (20060101); B60T 17/18 (20060101); B60T 8/00 (20060101); B60T 001/06 ()

Expiration Date: 02/27/2018