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Title: Engine having a variable valve actuation system

Abstract

An engine has a cylinder head having a first surface and a second surface spaced from the first surface. A valve is moveably connected to the cylinder head. A rocker arm is connected to the valve, and a rocker shaft having a first location spaced a maximum distance from the cylinder head is connected to the rocker arm. A support member has and an actuator fluid passage network. The actuator fluid passage network defines a volume. The support member is connected to the cylinder head and is positioned such that a majority of the volume of the actuator fluid passage network is between the first location of the rocker shaft and the second surface of the cylinder head.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Chillicothe, IL
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Caterpillar Inc., Deerfield, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
968994
Patent Number(s):
6802285
Application Number:
10/324,049
Assignee:
Caterpillar Inc. (Peoria, IL)
DOE Contract Number:  
FC05-97OR22605
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS

Citation Formats

Hefler, Gregory W. Engine having a variable valve actuation system. United States: N. p., 2004. Web.
Hefler, Gregory W. Engine having a variable valve actuation system. United States.
Hefler, Gregory W. Tue . "Engine having a variable valve actuation system". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/968994.
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abstractNote = {An engine has a cylinder head having a first surface and a second surface spaced from the first surface. A valve is moveably connected to the cylinder head. A rocker arm is connected to the valve, and a rocker shaft having a first location spaced a maximum distance from the cylinder head is connected to the rocker arm. A support member has and an actuator fluid passage network. The actuator fluid passage network defines a volume. The support member is connected to the cylinder head and is positioned such that a majority of the volume of the actuator fluid passage network is between the first location of the rocker shaft and the second surface of the cylinder head.},
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