TODAY’S PATENT – FLOATING DISK BRAKE
The FLOATING DISK BRAKE was invented by Shiro Nakajima (Hyogo), Koki Fukudome (Hyogo) on 11th of March 1986, bearing patent number US4574923A.
The present invention relates to a floating disk brake suitable for braking a two-wheeled vehicle.
The object of the invention is to provide a floating disk brake which is light, has low manufacturing cost and in which the calipers slides stably and the center of gravity of the caliper is close to the front fork or the like. The surfaces of the brake that receive the torque are arranged on the caliper in such a way that the side surfaces of the backing plate are abutted against each other. The brake force when applied to the pads is first received by the caliper and then transmitted to the vehicle body through the two side bolts which also serve as the mounting bolts. At least one of those bolts are arranged to partially overlie the disk rotor with a slide center of that slide bolt being substantially coincident with the center of the disk rotor.