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123900100 - POPPET VALVE OPERATING MECHANISM

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20130042826ENGINE ASSEMBLY INCLUDING VALVETRAIN LUBRICATION SYSTEM - An engine assembly includes an engine block, a cylinder head coupled to the engine block and first and second lubrication systems. The first lubrication system includes a first pump in communication with the engine block and providing a first fluid to the engine block. The second lubrication system is isolated from the first lubrication system and includes a second pump in communication with the cylinder head and providing a second fluid to the cylinder head.02-21-2013
20130074791CONTROLLER FOR VARIABLE VALVE ACTUATION DEVICE - A controller for a variable valve actuation device is provided. The controller prevents the startability of an internal combustion engine from being degraded. An electronic controller (03-28-2013
20130032107MULTI-CYLINDER INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE WITH A SYSTEM FOR VARIABLE ACTUATION OF THE INTAKE VALVES AND AN INJECTOR HOUSING HAVING A RAISED SEALING EDGE - In a multi-cylinder internal combustion engine, provided with a system for variable actuation of the intake valves of the engine, the fuel injector associated to each engine cylinder is surrounded by a sealing casing which is part of a support body. The support body is mounted on the engine cylinder head with the interposition of a support surmounting the head and defining the seat in which the camshaft is received and it defines a sealing peripheral edge cooperating with a sealing cover which is mounted on the cylinder head. The cover has a general base plane sealingly mounted on the cylinder head or on the support. The sealing peripheral edge of each sealing casing is arranged in a parallel plane and raised with respect to the general base plane of the cover.02-07-2013
20130032106MULTI-CYLINDER INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE WITH A SYSTEM FOR VARIABLE ACTUATION OF THE INTAKE VALVES SUBDIVIDED INTO SEPARATE SUB-UNITS - An engine comprises a system for variable actuation of the intake valves and is subdivided into a plurality of sub-systems independent with respect to each other, carried by a plurality of respective elements, each mounted on the cylinder head at a respective engine cylinder. Among other things, this considerably facilitates the system maintenance operations.02-07-2013
20130036992HYDRAULIC VALVE TIMING CONTROLLER - An inner rotor has a support portion which directly supports a most inner winding portion of a coil spring from a radially inner direction at a specified angle position in the circumferential direction. The coil spring is formed by winding a wire in such a manner that adjacent windings are contact with each other at a specified angle position. The adjacent windings are separated by a distance at a position which is apart from the specified angle position in a circumferential direction.02-14-2013
20100108003Gas Exchange Valve For Internal Conbustion Engines - A gas exchange valve arrangement, especially for an internal combustion engine, with a valve head, which is mounted on a valve body. The valve body can be moved in a straight line in either of two opposite directions by an actuating element, which can be moved in either of the two directions of movement such that, as a result of a movement of the actuating element in at least one direction, the valve body is caused to move in the same direction. The actuating element comprises a piston, which can be moved relative to a space by a fluid medium. The space comprises a feed opening for the fluid medium, and the gas exchange valve arrangement includes a throttle device, which at least temporarily throttles the movement of the actuating element in at least one direction of its movement.05-06-2010
20100095917Hydraulic fluid passage with particle gettering magnet field of the invention - Combination of a housing having a fluid passage and one or more solenoid actuated fluid control valves communicated to the fluid passage wherein a permanent magnet is disposed in fluid passage upstream of the fluid control valves to magnetically capture or getter ferrous particles in fluid prior to entry into the fluid control valve.04-22-2010
20130087111INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE AND METHOD FOR CONTROL - In one exemplary embodiment of the invention an internal combustion engine includes a piston disposed in a cylinder, a valve configured to control flow of air into the cylinder and an actuator coupled to the valve to control a position of the valve. The internal combustion engine also includes a controller coupled to the actuator, wherein the controller is configured to close the valve when an uncontrolled condition for the internal engine is determined.04-11-2013
20090301417Valve Control For A Gas Exchange Valve In An Internal Combustion Engine - A valve control for a gas exchange valve of an internal combustion engine includes at least one spring element for preloading the valve in an end position and a fixing device for the releasable fixing of the valve. The spring element in a moveable insert, which by means of an actuation device is adjustable in actuation direction of the valve between an end position close to the valve disc and an end position far from the valve disc for adjusting a preload applied on the valve by the spring element.12-10-2009
20130055974DESMODROMIC HYDRAULIC VALVE TRAIN - The mass production of the MultiAir/UniAir of Fiat/INA proves that the hydraulic control can reliably actuate the valves of the modern internal combustion engines, making them greener. Removing the valve springs from the valves and controlling by the cam not only the valve opening but also the valve restoring, the hydraulic system has easier work to do, the rev limit increases, the height and the cost of the engine decrease and the engine can operate according all the MultiAir strategies.03-07-2013
20130068182VALVETRAIN OIL CONTROL SYSTEM AND OIL CONTROL VALVE - A hydraulic control system includes an oil control valve to control oil flow within a valvetrain. The control valve varies the flow rate to actuate an engine component from a first position to a second position based upon fluid pressure from the control valve. Varying the flow rate through the control valve includes increasing the flow rate through the control valve to increase the pressure to a first level to actuate the engine component to the first position. After the engine component is actuated, the flow rate through the control valve is maintained at a level sufficient to maintain the engine component in the first position. To actuate the engine component to the second position the flow rate through the control valve is then decreased. The fluid flow rate through the control valve is then maintained at a level sufficient to maintain the engine component in the second position.03-21-2013
20110011357Energy Recovery System for an Added Motion System - A hydraulic circuit is disclosed. The hydraulic circuit includes an actuating mechanism having an engine valve and an engine valve spring, an added motion valve system having a cam system, a valve in fluid communication with the actuator mechanism, and a dump valve and at least one check valve in fluid communication with the valve to allow a recovery of energy stored in an engine valve spring during closing movement of the engine valve associated with the added motion system. A method for controlling a hydraulic circuit is also disclosed.01-20-2011
20090007862VARIABLE VALVE ACTUATING APPARATUS FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - A variable valve actuating apparatus for an internal combustion engine includes an intake valve operating angle varying mechanism, and an intake valve timing varying mechanism. The intake valve timing varying mechanism includes a housing rotating in synchronization with a crankshaft, and a vane member coupled to a drive shaft for intake valve operation, and movably mounted in the housing. The vane member includes a vane defining first and second fluid pressure chambers on first and second opposite sides of the vane. A hydraulic circuit is arranged to rotate the vane member relative to the housing by supply and return of a brake fluid to and from the first and second fluid pressure chambers so as to change the intake valve maximum lift phase. Coil springs are arranged to bias the vane member relative to the housing in a direction to retard the intake valve maximum lift phase.01-08-2009
20120234271PRESSURE STORAGE UNIT FOR A CAMSHAFT AND PISTON FOR A PRESSURE STORAGE UNIT - A pressure storage unit (09-20-2012
20090199796ENGINE VALVE DEVICE - An engine valve device includes an intake valve which opens and closes an intake port by a pressing force of a rotating cam and a pressing force of a valve spring, a piston which is movable in a same direction as the intake valve, a cylinder portion which houses the piston such that the piston is movable inside, a hydraulic actuator including the piston and the cylinder portion, a supply discharge pipe line which communicates with a pressure chamber formed by the piston and the cylinder portion, an accumulator which accumulates hydraulic oil flowed out from the pressure chamber via the supply discharge pipe line, and an electromagnetic on-off valve which controls a flow of the hydraulic oil between the pressure chamber and the accumulator. The electromagnetic on-off valve is arranged on the supply discharge pipe line between the hydraulic actuator and the accumulator.08-13-2009
20110132297ELECTRO-HYDRAULIC VARIABLE VALVE LIFT APPARATUS - An electro-hydraulic variable valve lift apparatus may include a housing, a master portion which is slidably disposed to the housing and contacts a cam, a first oil supply portion which supplies hydraulic pressure, a slave piston which is slidably disposed within the housing and defines an oil chamber with the master portion, a latching portion which is supplied the hydraulic pressure from the first oil supply portion and selectively connects the slave piston and the master portion, a second oil supply portion which selectively supplies hydraulic pressure to the oil chamber so as to control relative distances between the master portion and the slave piston when the slave piston is disengaged with the master portion, and a stepped portion formed to the housing between the master portion and the slave piston to elastically support the master portion.06-09-2011
20090205594Hydraulic Spring Drive Apparatus - Hydraulic spring drive apparatus comprising: a rotatable cam shaft having fixed thereon a number of cams; a number of rocker arms, one following each cam, each pivotally attached at one end to a pressure bar and at another to an expansible, compressible connecting means in turn connected to a crank portion of a crank shaft. The cams, crank shaft, and expansible compressible connecting means are arranged so that a number of connecting means expand against the compression of one connecting means. The pressure bar is movable to position the rocker arms for a selected degree of connecting means compression.08-20-2009
20110290204ELECTROHYDRAULIC VALVE CONTROLLER - An electrohydraulic valve controller for variable actuation of a gas exchange valve of an internal combustion engine. The electrohydraulic valve controller has a first hydraulic valve and, for the purpose of providing an emergency running capability, a second hydraulic valve.12-01-2011
20100263611HYDRAULIC VALVE OPERATING SYSTEM FOR OPERATING A POPPET VALVE OF AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - With reference to FIG. 10-21-2010
20110214632HYDRO-MECHANICAL VARIABLE VALVE ACTUATION - A hydro-mechanical variable valve actuation system capable to operate according the “ingoing air control” mode the multiair system of Fiat operates and according the “outgoing air control” mode wherein the load is controlled by the quantity of air that the intake valves allow to escape from the cylinder.09-08-2011
20090211546Method and Device for the Operation of a Valve of the Combustion Chamber of a Combustion Engine, and a Combustion Engine - A device for the operation of a valve (08-27-2009
20120097121SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING HYDRAULIC PRESSURE IN ELECTRO-HYDRAULIC VALVE ACTUATION SYSTEMS - A control system for an engine includes a first lift control module and a second lift control module. The first lift control module increases lift of M valves of the engine to a predetermined valve lift during a period before disabling or re-enabling N valves of the engine. The second lift control module decreases the lift of the M valves to a desired valve lift during a period after enabling or re-enabling the N valves of the engine, wherein N and M are integers greater than or equal to one.04-26-2012
20090151670VARIABLE VALVE APPARATUS - A variable valve apparatus includes a swing arm that includes a first body that pivots in response to rotation of an input cam, and a second body hingedly connected to the first body at a first connection. A connecting portion connects and disconnects the bodies at a second connection, in response to hydraulic pressure supplied thereto. When hydraulic pressure is not supplied to the connecting portion, the second body is connected to the first body and pivots along with the first body to open a valve.06-18-2009
20090151669VARIABLE VALVE LIFT APPARATUS - A variable valve lift apparatus of an engine includes: a control shaft; a driving arm rotatable around the control shaft by a cam of a camshaft; a first rocker arm rotatable around the control shaft, that is operated by the driving arm so as to drive a first valve through a first swing arm; a second rocker arm rotatable around the control shaft, that is operated by the driving arm so as to drive a second valve through a second swing arm; and a mediating device rotatable around the control shaft, that transmits a movement of the driving arm to the first and second rocker arms.06-18-2009
20110197833Variable Lost Motion Valve Actuator and Method - A lost motion engine valve actuation system and method of actuating an engine valve are disclosed. The system may comprise a valve train element, a pivoting lever, a control piston, and a hydraulic circuit. The pivoting lever may include a first end for contacting the control piston, a second end for transmitting motion to a valve stem and a means for contacting a valve train element. The amount of lost motion provided by the system may be selected by varying the position of the control piston relative to the pivoting lever. Variation of the control piston position may be carried out by placing the control piston in hydraulic communication with a control trigger valve and one or more accumulators. Actuation of the trigger valve releases hydraulic fluid allowing for adjustment of the control piston position. Means for limiting valve seating velocity, filling the hydraulic circuit upon engine start up, and mechanically locking the control piston/lever for a fixed level of valve actuation are also disclosed.08-18-2011
20090120389HYDRAULIC UNIT FOR A CYLINDER HEAD OF AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE WITH HYDRAULIC, VARIABLE VALVE TRAIN - A hydraulic unit (05-14-2009
20080236524V-type engine and motorcycle incorporating same - In a V-type engine for a vehicle, in which a hydraulic valve rest mechanism which selectively holds at least one of an intake valve and an exhaust valve corresponding to a part of plural cylinders in a valve-closed rest state in correspondence with a vehicle running status is provided in a valve actuation unit, and a hydraulic controller which controls hydraulic pressure of the valve rest mechanism is provided in a main engine body, to reduce the distance of oil passage from the hydraulic controller to the hydraulic valve rest mechanism and simplify the structure of the oil passage. A hydraulic controller is provided on at least one side surface of a cylinder head, and may be generally oriented along a line which is substantially parallel to a central axis of a cylinder bore.10-02-2008
20110168111ENGINE INCLUDING HYDRAULICALLY ACTUATED VALVETRAIN AND METHOD OF VALVE OVERLAP CONTROL - An exhaust valve control method may include displacing an exhaust valve in communication with the combustion chamber of an engine to an open position using a hydraulic exhaust valve actuation system and returning the exhaust valve to a closed position using the hydraulic exhaust valve actuation assembly. During closing, the exhaust valve may be displaced for a first duration from the open position to an intermediate closing position at a first velocity by operating the hydraulic exhaust valve actuation assembly in a first mode. The exhaust valve may be displaced for a second duration greater than the first duration from the intermediate closing position to a fully closed position at a second velocity at least eighty percent less than the first velocity by operating the hydraulic exhaust valve actuation assembly in a second mode.07-14-2011
20120291727ADJUSTABLE-STROKE SOLENOID VALVE - An adjustable-stroke solenoid valve assembly includes supply, control, and exhaust ports, an inner cavity having first and second seats, a solenoid coil, and a plunger assembly. The plunger assembly includes an armature shifted by the coil. The plunger assembly also includes a stem having a first end adjustably engaged with the armature, and a second end adjustably engaged with a poppet. The plunger assembly additionally includes a first surface that gets pressed against the first seat to block fluid flow to the control port when the coil is de-energized and a second surface that gets pressed against the second seat to facilitate fluid flow to the control port when the coil is energized. Adjustment of the stem's first end relative to the armature and of the poppet on the stem's second end establish a predetermined stroke for the plunger assembly and a predetermined fluid flow rate to the control port.11-22-2012
20080251041Variable valve actuator with a pneumatic booster - Actuators, and corresponding methods and systems for controlling such actuators, provide independent valve control with a large initial or opening force. In an exemplary embodiment, an actuator includes a driver further including a housing defining a longitudinal axis and first and second directions, an actuation mechanism capable of generating actuation force at least in the first direction, and a rod with one end operably connected with at least one part of the actuation mechanism and with the other end available for an operable connection with a load such as an engine valve; at least one return spring operably connected with the rod through a spring retainer assembly and biasing the rod in the second direction; and a pneumatic booster further including a pneumatic cylinder, a pneumatic piston operably connected with the rod through the spring retainer assembly and biasing the rod in the first direction, a charge mechanism providing a controlled fluid communication between the pneumatic cylinder and a high-pressure gas source, and a bleed mechanism providing a controlled fluid communication between the pneumatic cylinder to a low-pressure gas sink.10-16-2008
20080245323Pump System for Supplying Pressurized Hydraulic Fluid to a Hydraulically Activated Valvetrain - A pump system for supplying pressurized hydraulic fluid to a hydraulic valve actuation system for operating engine valves of an internal combustion engine comprises a conventional pump, driven by the engine, which supplies the necessary volume of pressurized hydraulic fluid when the engine is running. The system further comprises a booster pump which is driven by the starter motor of the engine and which supplies the necessary volume of hydraulic fluid during starting/cranking of the engine. The conventional pump is preferably designed and constructed for operating efficiency during engine operating conditions while the booster pump is preferably designed and constructed for operating efficiency during cranking/starting of the engine.10-09-2008
20080236523Multi-cylinder engine with cylinder pausing function - In a multi-cylinder engine provided with a cylinder pausing function, a hydraulically-operated valve-pausing mechanism is capable of selectively suspending operation of at least one intake or exhaust valve of one or more selected cylinders, depending on engine operating conditions, such that the suspended valve is temporarily held in a closed state. A hydraulic-pressure control device, for controlling hydraulic pressure supplied to the valve-pausing mechanism, is disposed on an engine body so as to minimize an amount of protrusion of the hydraulic-pressure control device from the engine body, while situating the hydraulic-pressure control device near the valve-pausing mechanism. A recess portion is formed on an external surface of a cylinder head or a head cover, and the hydraulic-pressure control device is disposed on the engine such that at least part of the hydraulic-pressure control device is accommodated in the recess portion.10-02-2008
20120291728INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE HAVING AN OIL CIRCUIT AND METHOD FOR OPERATING SUCH AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - A method for operating an engine is provided. The method comprises adjusting an oil pressure in an oil circuit, the oil circuit including a pump in fluidic communication with a hydraulically adjustable cam follower and switching the hydraulically adjustable cam follower into a connected state to a disconnected in response to the oil pressure adjustment.11-22-2012
20080289593SWITCHABLE VALVE TRAIN FOR GAS-EXCHANGE VALVES OF INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES - A switchable valve train for gas-exchange valves of internal combustion engines with a rocker arm device (11-27-2008
20080196680Engine brake apparatus - Apparatus and methods for hydraulic valve actuation of engine valves are disclosed. An exemplary embodiment of the present invention may include a lost motion piston assembly that transfers motion between first and second rocker arms to selectively provide auxiliary engine valve actuation motions to the engine valves for engine operations such as engine braking and exhaust gas recirculation. The lost motion piston assembly may reduce or eliminate transient loads that may otherwise be transmitted to engine valve train elements during the times that lost motions systems are turned on and off for auxiliary valve actuations.08-21-2008
20100126442VARIABLE VALVE ACTUATOR WITH A PNEUMATIC BOOSTER - Actuators, and corresponding methods and systems for controlling such actuators, provide independent valve control with a large initial or opening force. In an exemplary embodiment, an actuator includes a driver further including a housing defining a longitudinal axis and first and second directions, an actuation mechanism capable of generating actuation force at least in the first direction, and a rod with one end operably connected with at least one part of the actuation mechanism and with the other end available for an operable connection with a load such as an engine valve; at least one return spring operably connected with the rod through a spring retainer assembly and biasing the rod in the second direction; and a pneumatic booster further including a pneumatic cylinder, a pneumatic piston operably connected with the rod through the spring retainer assembly and biasing the rod in the first direction, a charge mechanism providing a controlled fluid communication between the pneumatic cylinder and a high-pressure gas source, and a bleed mechanism providing a controlled fluid communication between the pneumatic cylinder to a low-pressure gas sink.05-27-2010
20110005481Three-Port Pintle Valve for Control of Actuation Oil - A three-port flow control valve comprising a valve body having two opposite-facing valve seats disposed along a central bore terminating in an exhaust port. A supply port communicates with the first valve seat, and a common port communicates with the second valve seat. A pintle shaft connected to an actuating linear solenoid extends along the central bore. A first valve head actuated by the pintle shaft mates with the first valve seat. A second valve head disposed colinearly with the pintle shaft mates with the second valve seat. Opening of the first valve closes the second valve and vice versa. While the solenoid is de-energized the supply pressure keeps the first valve closed. A spring may be disposed between the second valve head and the exhaust port to urge the second valve head to close with the second valve seat.01-13-2011
20090320776INTERNAL-COMBUSTION ENGINE, IN PARTICULAR A TWO-CYLINDER ENGINE, PROVIDED WITH A SIMPLIFIED SYSTEM FOR VARIABLE ACTUATION OF THE ENGINE VALVES - An internal-combustion engine provided with a simplified system for variable actuation of the valves, which envisages for two different engine cylinders a single solenoid valve that controls connection to an exhaust channel of two pressurized chambers associated to the intake valves of the two different cylinders.12-31-2009
20110220045VARIABLE VALVE DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A variable valve device has a hydraulic actuator that implements discharge of operating oil in a pressure chamber and a hydraulic control valve that controls supply and discharge of the operating oil to and from the hydraulic actuator by opening and closing, thereby preventing the closing movement of the intake valve. After a signal that closes the hydraulic control valve in a current engine control cycle is output at a prescribed crank angle, the crank angle of a crankshaft, when surge pressure in the pressure chamber has exceeded a prescribed threshold value resulting from closing of the hydraulic control valve, is determined, and at least either an output crank angle or a waveform of the signal that closes the hydraulic control valve is corrected based on the operation start crank angle, and the corrected signal is output to the hydraulic control valve in a next control cycle.09-15-2011
20080264363Electrohydraulic Solar Panel Carrier Adjusting Device - A solar panel carrier T is provided at a sub-structure U such that it can be rotated and tilted by means of hydrostatic rotation and tilt motors M, M′. In an electrohydraulic adjusting device for the solar panel carrier T a motor pump aggregate 10-30-2008
20090250022APPARATUS FOR AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - A valve actuation system for providing added motion in the valve mechanism of an internal combustion engine with at least one inlet valve and at least one exhaust valve is provided. The valve mechanism includes a rotatable camshaft including rising and falling ramps designed to interact with a valve control plunger inside a cylinder for actuation of the inlet or exhaust valve under the action of a valve spring. The cylinder communicates with a hydraulic fluid feed line via a check valve and with a hydraulic control circuit allowing a return movement of a valve to be delayed in relation to the timing of the corresponding falling ramp. The hydraulic control circuit includes a first and a second hydraulic fluid flow restrictor connected to the control plunger cylinder at different levels along its longitudinal axis. A selector valve enables a connection between the cylinder and hydraulic fluid return line to be opened via either one only or both flow restrictors.10-08-2009
20090250023VARIABLE VALVE DRIVING DEVICE - To provide a variable valve driving device which can accurately control the lift amount of valves and can be manufactured at a low cost. The device has: valves (10-08-2009
20100186691Device for switching activation of a hydraulic valve play equalization element - A device for switching activation of a hydraulic valve play equalization element for setting of a maximal stroke or a zero stroke on a valve of an internal combustion engine, has a switching element for locking and unlocking the housing of the valve play equalization element relative to a guide that is axially displaceable therein. The switching element is a switching ring that surrounds the housing, on which a linkage for rotating the switching ring relative to the housing is disposed. The linkage of the switching ring is connected via a guide element with a groove on the circumference of a rotatable adjustment shaft. The groove has a groove section demonstrating an axial incline, and in which the switching ring is rotated, to implement a switching process via the guide element during rotation the adjustment shaft.07-29-2010
20130213326CONTROL DEVICE FOR HYDRAULIC VARIABLE VALVE TIMING MECHANISM - In a hydraulic variable valve timing mechanism including a lock pin that locks a vane rotor and a housing against relative rotation in the most retarding phase, a specified angle α is set so that release of the lock pin is started at a time when positive cam torque acts on the vane rotor. When the crank angle reaches the specified angle α, supply of hydraulic pressure to the advancing oil chamber is started to release the lock pin from the engagement with the lock hole, thereby enabling a reliable release of the lock pin prior to start of change of valve timing.08-22-2013
20100199933HYDRAULIC ACTUATOR - A hydraulic actuator (08-12-2010
20110056447Valve clearance compensation device and method for controlling a valve clearance compensating device for an internal combustion engine - In a clearance compensating device for an internal combustion engine with an internal part movably arranged within a guide duct of an external part for adjusting a clearance of an associated valve of the internal combustion engine, a pressure chamber, and a storage chamber which is hydraulically connected to the pressure chamber for receiving hydraulic fluid are associated with the interior part. Between the two chambers a one-way valve is disposed for applying an actuating force to the interior part relative to the external part. A feeding device is hydraulically connected to a blocking chamber for supplying a hydraulic fluid to the blocking chamber in order to exert a blocking force to the internal part acting in a direction opposite the actuating force under the control of a timing device the blocking force being modified depending on a cycle of the timing devices.03-10-2011
20090145380APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING VARIABLE VALVE DEVICE - A variable valve device modulates movement of a valve for internal combustion engine by using a hydraulic pressure. The variable valve device is controlled by a control device via a control valve that modulates hydraulic pressure supply to and discharge from the variable valve device. The control device offsets an operating amount of the control valve by an offset component that shifts the operating amount outside a dead band. The control device sets the offset component smaller as the hydraulic medium temperature increases. The control device sets the offset component smaller when a controlling direction coincides with a biasing direction of a biasing member than that when the controlling direction opposes to the biasing direction. Further, the control device cancels the offset component when the actual valve movement is sufficiently close to the target valve movement.06-11-2009
20120145098Engine with Hydraulic Variable Valve Timing - In one example, a method is described for an engine with a hydraulically actuated phaser for adjusting cam timing. The phaser is controlled by a hydraulic spool valve, for example, having a de-energized position that results in hydraulic force urging the phaser to a base timing. When it is desired to operate the cam timing at base timing, rather then leave the spool valve in a de-energized position that can generate leakage, the spool valve is adjusted to near a null position to reduce the hydraulic pressure drop across the cam journal and thus reduce oil leakage. In this way, it is possible to maintain base timing, while also reducing leakage.06-14-2012
20090064949ERROR CORRECTION DURING THE OPERATION OF ELECTROHYDRAULIC VALVE CONTROL SYSTEMS - In a method for operating an electrohydraulic valve control system of an internal combustion engine, the electrohydraulic valve control system comprising at least one gas exchange valve actuator and a gas exchange valve, which is hydraulically actuated by it, an actuation characteristic is acquired during the operation of the internal combustion engine while the gas exchange valve is being actuated and is compared with a reference actuation characteristic, which describes a nominal characteristic of the gas exchange valve actuator.03-12-2009
20090320777Control System - A control system is described that comprises a manifold, at least one valve device operable to control the delivery of fluid from the manifold, and a drive member located within the manifold and rotatable to control the operation of the at least one valve device.12-31-2009
20090031970SWITCHABLE VALVETRAIN SYSTEM AND METHOD OF OPERATION - A switchable valvetrain system is provided having a control unit and a pressure regulator valve responsive to control signals from the control unit. A pressurized fluid source is provided in communication with the pressure regulator valve. A switchable valvetrain component having a latching mechanism and lubrication circuit in selective communication with the pressurized fluid source through the pressure regulator valve is also provided. The pressure regulator valve is operable to selectively and variably communicate fluid pressure from the pressurized fluid source to the latching mechanism and the lubrication circuit in response to control signals from the control unit. A method of operating the switchable valvetrain system is also provided.02-05-2009
20110174250Auxiliary electric oil booster pump apparatus for a motorcycle - An electric boost pump oiler system is set forth to assist the engine driven oil pump of a motorcycle engine, to prevent the decrease of oil pressure at a preset value of 10 psi automatically during above normal oil operation temperatures at engine idle speeds. Additionally before engine start, the boost pump oiler will automatically deliver oil through the engine for 10 seconds to prevent internal mechanism dry starts and prime the hydraulic lifters. Additionally in the event of an engine driven oil pump failure, the boost pump oiler will automatically deliver oil pressure through the engine's internal mechanisms to prevent engine seizure. Additionally to remove oil from the oil tank, a drain hose will quick connect to the output port of the boost pump oiler delivering oil to a collection container. Additionally the oiler mounts in a saddle bag for concealment with quick connect/disconnect hoses and quick connect/disconnect electrical fittings for saddle bag removal.07-21-2011
20090107429ENGINE FOR SMALL VEHICLE - There is provided an engine for a small vehicle where driven sprockets, around which a cam chain for transmitting power from a crankshaft is wound, are provided at one end of camshafts that form a part of a valve system provided with hydraulic valve-operation mode changing mechanisms; and a valve-moving hydraulic pressure control device, which controls hydraulic pressure applied to the valve-operation mode changing mechanisms, is provided in the engine body. In the engine, it is possible to increase the degree of freedom in disposing the oil passage between the valve-operation mode changing mechanism and the valve-moving hydraulic pressure control device while avoiding the increase in the number of parts and assembly man-hours. A valve-moving hydraulic pressure control device is mounted on the side surface of the engine body on the side opposite to a cam chain in an axial direction of a camshaft.04-30-2009
20110132298VALVE BRIDGE WITH INTEGRATED LOST MOTION SYSTEM - A system and method of actuating one or more engine valves is disclosed. In one embodiment, the system comprises: a valve train element; a rocker arm pivotally mounted on a shaft and adapted to rotate between a first position and a second position, the rocker arm selectively receiving motion from the valve train element; a valve bridge disposed above the one or more engine valves; and a lost motion system disposed in the valve bridge.06-09-2011
20100024751Oil Circuit for Continuous Variable Valve Timing Device - An oil circuit for a continuous variable valve timing (CVVT) device includes a main oil passage from a cylinder block toward a cylinder head to feed oil from a main gallery to a cam shaft, and a control oil passage branching off from the main oil passage on a side of the cylinder block and formed so as to feed the oil from the main oil passage to the continuous variable valve timing devices via an intake-side oil control valve and an exhaust-side oil control valve. The oil is fed to the cam shaft, the intake-side CVVT device, the exhaust-side CVVT device and a timing chain tensioner at one time. Thereby, the hydraulic pressure the hydraulic pressure applied to two cam shafts can be equally maintained, and the tension of a belt or a chain can be simultaneously regulated so as to improve the driving force of a crank.02-04-2010
20100018482VALVETRAIN OIL CONTROL SYSTEM AND OIL CONTROL VALVE - A hydraulic control system includes an oil control valve to control oil flow within a valvetrain. The control valve varies the flow rate to actuate an engine component from a first position to a second position based upon fluid pressure from the control valve. Varying the flow rate through the control valve includes increasing the flow rate through the control valve to increase the pressure to a first level to actuate the engine component to the first position. After the engine component is actuated, the flow rate through the control valve is maintained at a level sufficient to maintain the engine component in the first position. To actuate the engine component to the second position the flow rate through the control valve is then decreased. The fluid flow rate through the control valve is then maintained at a level sufficient to maintain the engine component in the second position.01-28-2010
20090217893FOUR-STROKE CYCLE INTERNAL COMBUSION ENGINE - According to some embodiments, there is provided a four-stroke cycle internal combustion engine in which an amount of valve lift is switchable in more multiple steps according to an operating range. In a four-stroke cycle internal combustion engine 09-03-2009
20120167845CYLINDER HEAD COVER MODULE WITH INTEGRATED VALVE TRAIN - An internal combustion engine includes a cylinder block, a cylinder head and a cylinder head cover module attached to the cylinder head. The cylinder head cover module includes passageways and a plurality of receiving features for valve train components. A housing may be integrally formed with the cylinder head cover module. The cylinder head cover module may include components of a non-integrated valve control system and may be used in either an inline or a V-shaped engine.07-05-2012
20080216778Pump System and Decoupler for Supplying Pressurized Hydraulic Fluid to a Hydraulically Actuated Valvetrain - A pump system for supplying pressurized hydraulic fluid to a hydraulic valve actuation system for operating engine valves of an internal combustion engine comprises a substantially conventional main pump, driven by the engine, which supplies the necessary volume of pressurized hydraulic fluid when the engine is running. The system comprises a booster pump that supplies in conjunction with the main pump the necessary volume of hydraulic fluid during starting/cranking of the engine. The main pump is preferably designed and constructed for operating efficiency during engine operating conditions while the booster pump is preferably designed and constructed for operating efficiency during cranking/starting of the engine.09-11-2008
20090107428Variable Displacement Engine Having Selectively Engageable Rocker Arm With Positioning Device - Systems and methods for selectively activating and deactivating gas exchange valves in a variable displacement internal combustion engine include a rocker arm having a positioning device that opposes movement of a lash adjustment device while deactivated to position a coupling hole of the rocker arm within a desired coupling range to facilitate coupling of the rocker arm during subsequent activation of an associated engine cylinder.04-30-2009
20120006289METHOD AND CONTROL DEVICE FOR DETERMINING A CHARACTERISTIC VISCOSITY VARIABLE OF AN OIL - In order for the viscosity of the engine oil to be determined as directly as possible, particularly in the case of a motor vehicle with hydraulic control of the gas exchange valves, provision is made for a time period which a hydraulic component, in particular a solenoid valve, requires to move from a first position to a second position to be used as a measure of the viscosity. In particular, an electrical control signal for the solenoid valve is evaluated in the process. An additional sensor arrangement is not required. The determined viscosity is preferably actively used for controlling the gas exchange valves.01-12-2012
20120204823OIL SUPPLY APPARATUS FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - An oil supply apparatus includes an oil pump that is driven by an internal combustion engine; a supply passage that is connected to a discharge side of the oil pump; a lubricant passage that leads hydraulic fluid from the supply passage to a portion to be lubricated that is provided in the internal combustion engine; a hydraulic passage that leads hydraulic fluid from the supply passage to a variable valve mechanism; a flow regulating valve capable of regulating a flowrate of hydraulic fluid that flows through the lubricant passage; and a control apparatus that controls the flow regulating valve in a closing direction at startup of the internal combustion engine such that a pressure of hydraulic fluid that is led to the variable valve mechanism when the internal combustion engine is being cranked comes to be equal to or greater than a predetermined target pressure.08-16-2012
20110094463ENGINE ASSEMBLY INCLUDING SECONDARY OIL PUMP AND PUMP MOUNTING STRUCTURE - A cam bearing cap may include a first bearing cap region, a pump mounting region, an oil inlet, and an oil outlet. The first bearing cap region may extend over and secure a first camshaft to an engine assembly. The pump mounting region may extend from the first bearing cap region and may have a secondary oil pump mounted thereto. The oil inlet may extend through the pump mounting region and may provide communication between the secondary oil pump and an oil supply. The oil outlet may extend through the pump mounting region and may provide communication between the secondary oil pump and a hydraulically actuated engine component.04-28-2011
20120167846VALVE TIMING REGULATOR - A valve timing adjusting apparatus includes: recesses provided opposite to the wall surfaces in a circumferential direction of a shoe and a vane in an advance hydraulic chamber; a holding member insertion-disposed into the recesses from an axial direction; and an assist spring disposed between the holding member on the shoe side and the holding member on the vane side to urge a rotor in an advance direction, and further a clearance formed by a length in the axial direction of the holding member provided on the vane side and a length in the axial direction of the case is set to not less than a sum of an increment of the length in the axial direction in consideration of a tilt of the holding member produced by a gap between the holding member and recess, and an increment due to the thermal expansion.07-05-2012
20120167847ASSEMBLY FOR A VALVE DRIVE OF AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - An assembly for a valve drive of an internal combustion engine, which has a hydraulic support element and a cam follower connected by way of a clamp. The follower rests on one end via a cap on a spherical head of a pressure piston of the support element. The piston extends in a bore of a housing of the support element. The clamp flanks the cap with holding strips along the sides. The inner sides run in a guide zone on the outer shell of the piston. The housing has an opening for hydraulic fluid that can be conducted between the housing and the piston through at least one passage in the piston to a storage chamber. The guide zone on the piston is also designed as an anti-rotation mechanism therefore. The piston is installed in a defined manner and is torsionally oriented in relation to the cam follower.07-05-2012
20120167848CONTROL APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - A control apparatus for an internal combustion engine is employed for a multi-cylinder internal combustion engine. The control apparatus includes a variable valve operating mechanism which changes a valve characteristic of an engine valve; a valve stop mechanism which stops opening/closing of the engine valve in at least one cylinder; and a controller which executes a variable valve control that makes an actual value of the valve characteristic match a target value by executing a hydraulic pressure control for the variable valve operating mechanism, and which operates the valve stop mechanism so that a reduced-cylinder operation is performed when an engine operating state is in a preset reduced-cylinder operation region. If it is determined that a pressure of hydraulic fluid supplied to the variable valve operating mechanism satisfies a preset condition when the engine operating state is in the reduced-cylinder operation region, the controller prohibits the variable valve control.07-05-2012
20120222634THREE-PORT PINTLE VALVE FOR CONTROL OF ACTUATION OIL - A three-port flow control valve comprising a valve body having two opposite-facing valve seats disposed along a central bore terminating in an exhaust port. A supply port communicates with the first valve seat, and a common port communicates with the second valve seat. A pintle shaft connected to an actuating linear solenoid extends along the central bore. A first valve head actuated by the pintle shaft mates with the first valve seat. A second valve head disposed colinearly with the pintle shaft mates with the second valve seat. Opening of the first valve closes the second valve and vice versa. While the solenoid is de-energized the supply pressure keeps the first valve closed. A spring may be disposed between the second valve head and the exhaust port to urge the second valve head to close with the second valve seat.09-06-2012
20120227691SWITCHABLE PRESSURE SUPPLY DEVICE - A switchable device for supplying at least one consumer of an internal combustion engine with pressure. The device includes the following: a cavity formed inside a camshaft; a displacement element arranged in the cavity, which element can be displaced between a first end position and a second end position, the displacement element having a pressure surface which at least partially delimits a fluid connectible accumulator chamber together with the wall of the cavity, the accumulator chamber being connectible to a pressure source in a fluid-conducting manner; an energy accumulator interacts with the displacement element, the displacement element being displaceable against the force of the energy accumulator from the first end position into the second end position under the effect of pressure applied to the accumulator chamber; a locking mechanism by which the displacement element can be locked in the second end position; a switching mechanism which can be actuated by an actuator, has a switch element that can be brought into at least two switching positions and interacts with the locking mechanism in such a manner that the locked state of the displacement element is maintained in a first switching position and is released in a second switching position.09-13-2012
20120298057PRIMARY AND AUXILIARY ROCKER ARM ASSEMBLY FOR ENGINE VALVE ACTUATION - Systems and methods for actuating engine valves are disclosed. The systems may include primary and auxiliary rocker arms disposed adjacent to each other on a rocker arm shaft. The primary rocker arm may actuate engine valves for primary valve actuation motions, such as main exhaust events, in response to an input from a first valve train element, such as a cam. The auxiliary rocker arm may receive one or more auxiliary valve actuation motions, such as for engine braking, exhaust gas recirculation, and/or brake gas recirculation events, from a second valve train element to actuate one of the engine valves. Master and slave pistons may be provided in the primary rocker arm. The master piston may be actuated by the auxiliary rocker arm.11-29-2012
20100326382HYDRAULICALLY OPERATED VALVE CONTROL SYSTEM AND INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE COMPRISING SUCH A SYSTEM - A hydraulically operated valve control system includes a hydraulic flow divider including a hydraulic valve adapted to distribute, between two lines feeding respectively to actuators coupled to two inlet or outlet valves of a cylinder, the flow of oil coming either from a source of oil under pressure or from the feeding lines. The oil flow is distributed between the two feeding lines on the basis of the ratio of oil flow-rates in these two lines.12-30-2010
20120260872MULTI-CYLINDER INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE, WITH A SYSTEM FOR VARIABLE ACTUATION OF THE INTAKE VALVES AND WITH COMPENSATION OF THE DIFFERENCES IN THE TORQUE PRODUCED BY THE CYLINDERS, AND CONTROL METHOD IMPLEMENTED IN THIS ENGINE - A multi-cylinder internal combustion engine is provided with a system for the variable actuation of the intake valves, and such system is used to vary the amount of air taken in by each cylinder so as to reduce to the minimum or entirely eliminate the differences in the torque produced by the various cylinders and hence limit the irregularities in the rotation speed of the engine shaft.10-18-2012
20120260871INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE, WITH A SYSTEM FOR VARIABLE ACTUATION OF THE INTAKE VALVES PROVIDED WITH IMPROVED SOLENOID VALVES, AND SOLENOID VALVE FOR THIS ENGINE - An internal combustion engine for motor-vehicles, includes a system for variable actuation of the intake valves of the engine having a solenoid valve controllable between a closed condition and an open condition wherein it places a pressurized fluid chamber in communication with an exhaust chamber, with the aim of decoupling the intake valve from the respective tappet and causing the quick closing of the intake valve due to the respective return spring. The solenoid valve has a valve element with a cylindrical body having a first conical surface portion and a second conical surface portion. The conical surface portions are defined by the axially opposite ends of a circumferential groove formed on the valve element. The first conical surface portion cooperates with the valve seat. The other conical surface portion has an outer diameter substantially identical to the diameter of the annular edge defining the valve seat.10-18-2012
20110048346Engine with Hydraulic Variable Valve Timing - In one example, a method is described for an engine with a hydraulically actuated phaser for adjusting cam timing. The phaser is controlled by a hydraulic spool valve, for example, having a de-energized position that results in hydraulic force urging the phaser to a base timing. When it is desired to operate the cam timing at base timing, rather then leave the spool valve in a de-energized position that can generate leakage, the spool valve is adjusted to near a null position to reduce the hydraulic pressure drop across the cam journal and thus reduce oil leakage. In this way, it is possible to maintain base timing, while also reducing leakage.03-03-2011
20110209677HYDRAULIC ASSEMBLY AND HYDRAULIC VALVE FOR FORMING SAID ASSEMBLY - A hydraulic assembly (09-01-2011
20100224148HYDRAULIC UNIT FOR A CYLINDER HEAD OF AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE WITH HYDRAULICALLY VARIABLE GAS-EXCHANGE VALVE TRAIN - A hydraulic unit (09-09-2010
20120279463INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE HAVING AT LEAST ONE COMBUSTION CHAMBER - An internal combustion engine has a combustion chamber, from which exhaust gas can be discharged by way of at least one exhaust valve. An engine braking device includes an hydraulic additional valve control unit is integrated into a connecting mechanism connecting the exhaust valve to a camshaft and holding the exhaust valve in a partially opened position when the engine brake is actuated. The connecting mechanism includes a rocker lever and an intermediate element between the rocker lever and the exhaust valve. The hydraulic additional valve control unit of the engine braking device has a first piston-cylinder unit for the temporary partial opening of one exhaust valve, and an hydraulic valve lash compensating mechanism has a second piston-cylinder unit for counteracting valve lash. The first piston-cylinder unit is arranged in or on the intermediate element. The second piston-cylinder unit is arranged in or on the rocker lever.11-08-2012
20120318218VALVE TIMING CONTROL APPARATUS OF INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - In a valve timing control apparatus of an internal combustion engine, a first lock member is installed axially movably on either one of a housing and a vane member, a first lock recess section with which the first lock member is engaged when the vane member is relatively revolved at an intermediate phase position between most advance and retardation angle sides is installed on the other of the housing and the vane member, and a third lock recess section is installed at a retardation angle side in a circumferential direction of the housing with respect to the first lock recess section to limit a relative rotary position of the vane member at the most retardation angle side by an engagement of the first lock member with the third lock recess section.12-20-2012
20110277712ELECTROHYDRAULIC VALVE CONTROLLER - An electrohydraulic valve controller (11-17-2011
20110146602Control Valve Apparatus - In a hydraulic system equipped with a main flow passage for feeding oil to each of lubricated engine parts and a branch passage branched from the main flow passage, a control valve apparatus is provided for adjusting a flow rate of the oil flowing through a portion of the main flow passage downstream of the branched point. The control valve apparatus is configured to control the flow rate to a large flow-rate side of a variable flow-rate range, until a hydraulic pressure of the oil flowing through the main flow passage becomes greater than or equal to a predetermined pressure value after the engine has been started from its stopped state. The control valve apparatus is further configured to control the flow rate to a small flow-rate side of the variable flow-rate range, when the predetermined pressure value has been reached.06-23-2011
20120240886INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE HAVING ELECTROHYDRAULIC VALVE CONTROL AND METHOD FOR OPERATING SAID INTERNAL COMBUSTION EINGEIN - An internal combustion engine (09-27-2012
20080236525Hydraulic Valve Actuation Systems and Methods to Provide Variable Lift for One or More Engine Air Valves - Hydraulic valve actuation systems and methods to provide variable lift for one or more engine air valves by way of a variable position hard stop. Various embodiments are disclosed, including embodiments controlling lift by providing a choice of two different fixed stops, three different fixed stops, stops continuously variable throughout a range of lifts, and a fixed stop and stops continuously variable throughout a range of lifts. The valves controlled by a variable position hard stop may be a single engine intake or exhaust valve, or multiple valves of any number, and of either intake or exhaust valves or both, or of one intake or one exhaust valve for one or more cylinders in engines having more than one intake or exhaust valve per cylinder. Dashpot deceleration of engine valve velocity on opening to the hard stop and on engine valve closure is disclosed, as are other aspects and embodiments of the invention.10-02-2008
20130125844SELF-ADAPTIVE HYDRAULIC VARIABLE VALVE TIMING SYSTEM FOR DIESEL ENGINE AND CONTROL METHOD - Self-adaptive hydraulic variable valve timing system for an internal combustion diesel engine, comprising an electronic control unit, an oil pump, a pressure regulating reversing valve, an oil return tube, an oil line, an oil supply main tube, an oil supply branch tube, and a self-adaptive pushrod length changing assembly. When the engine's oil exceeds 70° C., and engine's rotational speed is greater than or equal to 1300 r/m, and engine's load is greater than or equal to 50%, the control unit is configured to send instructions to the pressure regulating reversing valve to switch oil flow direction towards the oil line which leads to the self-adaptive pushrod length changing assembly and thereby put the engine in an operating mode.05-23-2013
20130092109Hydraulic Engine - An internal combustion engine and method of operating such an engine are disclosed. In some embodiments, the engine includes a piston provided within a cylinder, wherein a combustion chamber is defined within the cylinder at least in part by a face of the piston, and an intake valve within the cylinder capable of allowing access to the combustion chamber. The engine further includes a source of compressed air, where the source is external of the cylinder and is coupled to the cylinder by way of the intake valve, and where the piston does not ever operate so as to compress therewithin an amount of uncombusted fuel/air mixture, whereby the engine is capable of operating without a starter. In further embodiments, the piston is rigidly coupled to another, oppositely-orientated second piston, and the two pistons move in unison in response to combustion events to drive hydraulic fluid to a hydraulic motor.04-18-2013
20130098320FLUID-PRESSURE-OPERATED VALVE TIMING CONTROLLER - A fluid-pressure-operated valve timing controller includes an outer rotor, an inner rotor, and a spiral spring constructed by an element wire spirally extending. The spiral spring biases the inner rotor in a biasing direction when the spiral spring twistingly deforms in accordance with sliding rotation of the inner rotor in a deformation direction relative to the outer rotor. The spiral spring has a bent part bent to protrude in a radial direction. The bent part of the spiral spring is linearly contact with a part of the element wire located adjacent to the bent part in the radial direction.04-25-2013
20130098319VALVE MECHANISM FOR AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - A valve mechanism is disclosed for a cylinder of an internal combustion engine which comprises two gas exchange poppet valves mounted in a cylinder head, a bridge 04-25-2013
20110265746Valve System - A valve system for providing closing force to one or more valves of an engine is provided. In one example, the system comprises a first tappet bore in fluid communication with a second tappet bore via a bidirectional oil passage. The system may provide valve closing forces to assist in the closing of valves coupled to the tappet bores, lowering required valve spring forces.11-03-2011
20100282192METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING A CAM PHASER - A method and control module includes a control hold duty cycle module generating a control hold duty cycle signal and a voltage correction module generating a voltage correction signal. The control module also includes a correction module generating a corrected proportional correction signal based on a proportional correction signal and the voltage correction signal, and generating a corrected integral correction signal based on an integral correction signal and the voltage correction signal. The control module also includes a force determination module controlling a duty cycle to a phaser operator based upon the control hold signal, the corrected proportional correction signal and the corrected integral correction signal.11-11-2010
20100307433HYDRAULICALLY OPERATED VALVE ACTUATION AND INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE WITH SUCH A VALVE ACTUATION - According to the invention, recuperation may be optimised for a hydraulically-operated gas exchange valve by provision of two fluid-filled pressure chambers and a movable regulating piston with two active faces each defining one of the pressure chambers. The pressure chambers are each connected to two hydraulic valves of which the first hydraulic valves may be pressurised from a first pressure reservoir and the second hydraulic valves may be connected to a base pressure reservoir. The first hydraulic valves may furthermore be connected to a second pressure reservoir. A control or regulation device switches the valves, from a rest position in a first accelerating phase and a braking phase. The second pressure reservoir is provided as pressure buffer for providing the pressure in the first pressure reservoir and/or for providing pressure for the fuel pump and/or for the fuel supply to an internal combustion engine and/or for providing pressure for a further gas exchange valve in the same or another combustion cylinder of the internal combustion engine.12-09-2010

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