Patent Number: 8,714,317

Title: Disc brake

Abstract: A disc brake having spaced apart first cantilever beams that extend from an anchor and second cantilever beams that extend from the first beams back toward the anchor. A caliper is retained on the anchor by a pin to align first and second friction members with a rotor. Pressurized fluid that acts on a piston moves the first friction member into engagement with the rotor creates an axial force that axially slides the caliper on the pin and moves the second friction member into engagement with the rotor to create a clamping force that urges the friction members into engagement with the rotor. The clamping force rotates the caliper on the pin and brings the first friction member into engagement with the first cantilever beam and the second friction member into engagement with the third cantilever beam to oppose the rotation of the caliper during a brake application.

Inventors: Mackiewicz; John E (Niles, MI)

Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH

International Classification: F16D 65/38 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/06/12018