Disc brake rotor and method for producing same

  • US 6,131,707 A
  • Filed: 06/03/1998
  • Issued: 10/17/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/04/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A rotor adapted for use in a disc brake assembly comprising:

  • a friction plate defining a friction surface adapted to be frictionally engaged by the disc brake assembly during use, said friction plate defining an outer plate diameter and an inner plate diameter; and

    at least a pair of asymmetrically spaced apart cuts formed in said friction plate, at least one of said cuts includes a generally semi-circular shape, wherein the rotor includes only two semi-circular shaped cuts formed therethrough, said cuts being spaced apart by an angle in the range from about 5 degrees to about 180 degrees.

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