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1. (WO2018222389) BRAKE COMPONENT POSITIONING ASSEMBLY
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WHAT IS CLAIMED IS:

1. A brake component positioning structure for a heavy-duty vehicle comprising:

a positioning assembly, said positioning assembly being removably connectable to a component of said heavy-duty vehicle, the positioning assembly enabling a brake system component to be moved away from a wheel end of the heavy-duty vehicle to allow removal or servicing of at least one component of a wheel end assembly or said vehicle brake system.

2. The brake component positioning structure for a heavy-duty vehicle of claim 1 , wherein said component of said heavy-duty vehicle is a brake system component.

3. The brake component positioning structure for a heavy-duty vehicle of claim 2, wherein said brake system component is a torque plate.

4. The brake component positioning structure for a heavy-duty vehicle of claim 1, wherein said component of said heavy-duty vehicle is an axle.

5. The brake component positioning structure for a heavy-duty vehicle of claim 3, wherein said torque plate is rigidly attached to an axle of said heavy-duty vehicle and enables operable attachment of a caliper, the torque plate including a cutout, said positioning assembly further comprising:

at least one guide pin disposed within an opening formed in said cutout;

a positioning block, said positioning block including at least one continuous opening, said continuous opening being disposed on and slidably engaging said at least one guide pin, the positioning block being removably connectable to said brake system component;

a positioning bolt, said positioning bolt threadably engaging a threaded opening formed in said positioning block, whereby rotation of the positioning bolt slidably moves the positioning block and the brake system component away from the cutout to position said brake system component away from said wheel end.

6. The brake component positioning structure for a heavy-duty vehicle of claim 5, wherein said brake system component is said caliper.

7. The brake component positioning structure for a heavy-duty vehicle of claim 5, wherein said positioning assembly includes a pair of guide pins, each one of said pair of guide pins being disposed through a respective one of a pair of openings formed in said cutout, said positing block including a pair of continuous openings, each one of said pair of continuous openings being disposed on a respective one of said pair of guide pins to slidably engage the guide pins.

8. The brake component positioning structure for a heavy-duty vehicle of claim 5, wherein said positioning block includes:

a bottom block, said continuous opening extending through said bottom block, the bottom block being disposed on said at least one guide pin within said cutout; and

a top block, the continuous opening extending through said top block and being disposed on and slidably engaging the at least one guide pin, said threaded opening extending through the top block, said brake system component being removably connectable to said top block, said positioning bolt threadably engaging the threaded opening so that the positioning bolt contacts said bottom block, whereby rotation of said positioning bolt slidably moves said top block and the brake system component away from said bottom block to position said brake system component away from said wheel end.

9. The brake component positioning structure for heavy-duty vehicles of claim 3, wherein said torque plate is rigidly attached to an axle of said heavy-duty vehicle and enables operable attachment of a caliper, said torque plate including a cutout, said positioning assembly further comprising:

a bottom block, said bottom block being disposed within said cutout and including a continuous opening, the bottom block being removably attached to the torque plate;

a positioning block, said positioning block including at least one continuous opening and a threaded opening, said threaded opening being aligned with said bottom block continuous opening, said positioning block being removably connectable to said brake system component; at least one guide pin, said at least one guide pin being disposed through said at least one continuous opening of the positioning block and being removably attached to said bottom block, said positioning block slidably engaging the at least one guide pin;

a positioning bolt, said positioning bolt being disposed through and rotatably retained within said continuous opening of the bottom block, the positioning bolt threadably engaging the threaded opening of the positioning block, whereby rotation of said positioning bolt slidably moves said positioning block and said brake system component away from the cutout to position the brake system component away from said wheel end.

10. The brake component positioning structure for a heavy-duty vehicle of claim 9, wherein said cutout is rectangular shaped.

1 1. The brake component positioning structure for a heavy-duty vehicle of claim 9, wherein said bottom block is formed with a first support projection, said first support projection extending adjacent said torque plate and including an opening, said opening being aligned with a corresponding opening formed in the torque plate, the bottom block being removably secured to said torque plate via a fastener disposed through said first support projection opening and said aligned torque plate opening.

12. The brake component positioning structure for a heavy-duty vehicle of claim 1 1 , wherein said fastener is a quick-connect pin.

13. The brake component positioning structure for a heavy-duty vehicle of claim 11 , wherein said bottom block is formed with a second support projection, said second support projection extending adjacent said torque plate on a side of the torque plate opposite said first support projection, the first support projection and the second support projection providing lateral support to said bottom block to align and position the bottom block within said cutout.

14. The brake component positioning structure for a heavy-duty vehicle of claim 13, wherein said first support projection is located diagonally opposite said second support projection on said bottom block.

15. The brake component positioning structure for a heavy-duty vehicle of claim 9, wherein said brake system component is said caliper, said positioning assembly further including a retainer, said retainer being rigidly attached to or integrally formed with said positioning block and including an opening aligned with said at least one threaded opening of the positioning block, the retainer being removably connectable to the caliper to removably connect said caliper to the positioning block.

16. The brake component positioning structure for a heavy-duty vehicle of claim 15, wherein said retainer is disposed within a corresponding recess formed in said positioning block.

17. The brake component positioning structure for a heavy-duty vehicle of claim 15, wherein said retainer is disposed within a lug of said caliper and is removeably connected to the caliper via a retainer pin.

18. The brake component positioning structure for a heavy-duty vehicle of claim 9, wherein said at least one guide pin includes a socketed head on an end opposite said base block.

19. The brake component positioning structure for a heavy-duty vehicle of claim 9, wherein said positioning assembly includes a pair of guide pins, each one of said pair of guide pins being disposed through a respective one of a pair of continuous openings formed in said positioning block and being removably attached to said bottom block, the positioning block slidably engaging said pair of guide pins.

20. The brake component positioning structure for a heavy-duty vehicle of claim 9, wherein said positioning bolt is rotatably retained in said continuous opening of said bottom block with a retainer clip.

21. The brake component positioning structure for a heavy-duty vehicle of claim 20, wherein said positioning bolt includes a nut locked on the positioning bolt with a counter-nut, said nut enabling said positioning bolt to be rotated within said continuous opening of said base block.

22. The brake component positioning structure for a heavy-duty vehicle of claim 9, wherein said at least one guide pins includes a threaded end, said threaded end threadably engaging said bottom block to removably attach the at least one guide pin to the bottom block.