Patent Number: 6,305,509

Title: Method and apparatus for enhancing vehicle braking efficiency

Abstract: A method and apparatus for increasing braking efficiency of a disc type brake assembly. In a disc type brake assembly, a brake caliper adapter for mounting between the caliper assembly and steering knuckle to reposition the caliper assembly in a radial direction further away from the axis of rotation of the friction disc to accommodate the mounting of an enlarged diameter friction disc. The relocation of the caliper results in an increased braking torque and increased braking efficiency. The adapter may additionally be configured to accept a different or increased performance caliper and may accommodate longitudinal shifts of the brake caliper position.

Inventors: Concialdi; John P. (Redondo Beach, CA)

Assignee: Advanced Engine Management, Inc.

International Classification: F16D 55/22 (20060101); F16D 55/00 (20060101); F16D 055/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018