Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Rocker system for an internal combustion engine [VCT]

United States Patent 7,228,833
Klotz June 12, 2007

Rocker system for an internal combustion engine


An improved rocker system for actuating valve lift events of an internal combustion engine is provided. The system includes a rocker arm and an actuator link with the actuator link arranged to be in constant driving engagement with the rocker arm and a camshaft. A rocker shaft is positioned in a cylinder head and oriented to have a rotational axis that is substantially perpendicular to a rotational axis of the camshaft and the rocker arm is arranged to be rotated about the rocker shaft and engage a valve to actuate valve lift events of the internal combustion engine.

Inventors: Klotz; James R (Clinton Township, MI)
Assignee: DaimlerChrysler Corporation (Auburn Hills, MI)
Appl. No.: 10/721,623
Filed: November 25, 2003

Current U.S. Class: 123/90.39 ; 123/90.15; 123/90.16
Current International Class: F01L 1/18 (20060101)
Field of Search: 123/90.39,90.15,90.16

No comments: