US 9,809,274 B2
Hydraulic brake mechanism
Charles E. Dunlap, Manitou Springs, CO (US); and Paul Feuerstein, Brookfield, IL (US)
Assigned to SRAM, LLC, Chicago, IL (US)
Filed by SRAM, LLC, Chicago, IL (US)
Filed on Oct. 14, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/294,239.
Application 15/294,239 is a continuation of application No. 14/851,666, filed on Sep. 11, 2015, granted, now 9,487,199, issued on Nov. 8, 2016.
Application 14/851,666 is a continuation of application No. 14/226,271, filed on Mar. 26, 2014, granted, now 9,156,522, issued on Oct. 13, 2015.
Application 14/226,271 is a continuation of application No. 13/351,000, filed on Jan. 16, 2012, granted, now 8,714,322, issued on May 6, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2017/0036734 A1, Feb. 9, 2017
Int. Cl. B62L 5/00 (2006.01); B62L 3/02 (2006.01); B60T 7/10 (2006.01); B60T 11/16 (2006.01); B60T 11/224 (2006.01); B60T 11/236 (2006.01); B62M 25/08 (2006.01)
CPC B62L 3/023 (2013.01) [B60T 7/102 (2013.01); B60T 11/16 (2013.01); B60T 11/224 (2013.01); B60T 11/236 (2013.01); B62M 25/08 (2013.01)] 17 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
17. A housing for a hydraulic brake mechanism sized and shaped to be grasped by a user's hand and mountable to a bicycle handlebar, the housing comprising:
a base portion including first and second ends, the base portion including a handlebar clamp at the first end, the base portion extending generally horizontally;
an extension portion extending forwardly of the base portion at the second end and angled generally upwardly from the base portion when the housing is mounted to the bicycle handlebar;
a fluid outlet port in the extension portion;
a shift device space configured for the inclusion of a shift device;
a fluid reservoir;
a fluid chamber configured to include a piston movably disposed therein, the fluid chamber disposed in the extension portion of the housing and in fluid communication with the fluid reservoir and the fluid outlet port;
a lever attachment portion disposed at the second end of the base portion, the lever attachment portion configured to be operatively connected to the piston to slidably displace the piston within the fluid chamber; and
a groove formed along a length of the extension portion configured to house a fluid line attached to the fluid outlet port.