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Title: Engine having a variable valve actuation system

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.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. (Chillicothe, IL)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
968995
Report Number(s):
6,802,285
US patent application 10/324,049
DOE Contract Number:
FC05-97OR22605
Resource Type:
Patent
Research Org:
Caterpillar Inc. (Peoria, IL)
Sponsoring Org:
United States Department of Energy
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English