Patent Number: 6,206,146

Title: Disc brake assembly

Abstract: A disc brake assembly having a pair of brake shoes to be pressed into contact with a disc rotor secured for rotation with a road wheel of an automotive vehicle, wherein the brake shoes each are provided with a pair of laterally spaced friction pad members respectively formed in a trapezoid configuration the outer sides of which are formed as hypotenuse, and wherein a distance between upper opposite ends of each pair of the friction pad members is determined to be less than about 1/12 of the circumferential length of said disc rotor.

Inventors: Murai; Kiyotaka (Toyota, JP), Takahashi; Kenji (Toyota, JP)

Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: F16D 65/092 (20060101); F16D 65/00 (20060101); F16D 065/38 ()

Expiration Date: 03/27/2018