Patent Number: 6,293,370

Title: Vehicle brake having electric motor control of brake running clearance

Abstract: A vehicle braking system adapted to apply a brake lining to a brake rotor, and having a clearance control device for maintaining the free running clearance between the brake lining and the brake rotor during the non-braking phase, comprising an electric motor (40) for adjustment of the brake lining position relative to the brake rotor, with the adjustment being arranged to take place only during the brakes-off condition.

Inventors: McCann; Denis John (Llangynidr, GB), Ward; Andrew John (Abergavenny, GB)

Assignee: Meritor Heavy Vehicle Systems, LLC

International Classification: B60T 1/00 (20060101); B60T 13/74 (20060101); B60T 13/00 (20060101); B60T 1/06 (20060101); F16D 65/38 (20060101); F16D 66/00 (20060101); F16D 65/14 (20060101); F16D 66/02 (20060101); F16D 65/56 (20060101); F16D 55/227 (20060101); F16D 55/22 (20060101); B60T 013/74 (); F16D 065/56 (); F16D 066/00 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018