I sketched out the early renderings of a sphere brake while in Kuwait as a US Army Officer. Refining the design took up most of my downtime during the Iraq tour. I patented the concept upon returning to the States. There, I met BJ Lechner who ran a very successful aftermarket brake business. As soon as he saw the sphere brake concept, targeting the auto industry for first mover advantage was set.
“Ive developed advanced brake technology for over 40 years. We never thought to change the fundamental and geometric design of brakes like a sphere.” – Former Chrysler Executive.
I was able to bootstrap development in partnership with Ben Franklin Technology Partners. The results from testing validated the power of the sphere brake. Its competitive attributes far exceeded disc and drum brake technology. Technology invented at the turn of the 20th century back when electricity was in its infancy. At that point in development, sphere brake technology was going to change the game. Sphere Brakes launched at the start of 2016. Early adopters in the commercial vehicle industry and military shown interest in its viability.
Heavy commercial vehicles down to two-cycle applications since integrated the technology.
The brakes bring a superior package of value that existing brakes cannot touch. No matter what industry or platform. Wherever existing brake technology exist, sphere brakes will disrupt. Creating superior performance, unprecedented safety and reduced costs.
That is real innovation, TRUE DISRUPTION!