Friction pad assemblies for use in disc brakes

  • US 4,527,669 A
  • Filed: 04/18/1984
  • Issued: 07/09/1985
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/09/1981
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A friction pad assembly for use in a disc brake comprising a backing plate to which a pad of friction material is secured, a slot centrally located in what is, in use, the upper edge of the backing plate, said slot having a narrow opening having laterally spaced sides and widening out with a curved base wall interconnecting the sides of said opening, an anti-rattle spring having a coiled region comprising a plurality of coils received in said slot and a pair of outwardly extending arms extending through said opening in generally opposite directions from opposite ends of said coiled region, a portion of each arm being adjacent to a respective side of said opening and including a planar surface engageable with a part of said slot the planar surface of one arm preventing said coiled region from rotating within said slot when a force is applied to the other arm of said spring.

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