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123900100 - POPPET VALVE OPERATING MECHANISM

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
123900170 Camshaft or cam characteristics 379
123900160 Cam-to-valve relationship 158
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20080302318FULLY VARIABLE VALVE ACTUATION - A Fully variable mechanical VVA, or FVVA, achieves more than the Lost Motion VVAs and the Constant Duration VVAs can jointly offer, because the FVVA provides the infinite valve lift profiles a Lost Motion VVA can provide, and the infinite valve lift profiles a Constant Duration VVA can provide and infinite more infinities of different valve lift profiles.12-11-2008
20110174251CONTROL DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD FOR VARIABLE VALVE ACTUATION MECHANISM - A control device includes an engine valve and a variable valve actuation mechanism that is able to change at least one of a valve operating angle and valve lift of the engine valve. When the at least one of the valve operating angle and the valve lift is larger than or equal to a prescribed upper limit, the control device increases an operating speed of the variable valve actuation mechanism as compared with when the at least one of the valve operating angle and the valve lift is smaller than the prescribed upper limit.07-21-2011
20130042829VARIABLE VALVE TIMING APPARATUS FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - A variable valve timing apparatus includes: a variable valve timing mechanism that changes a valve timing and locks the valve timing at a most retarded timing; an oil control valve that controls a mode in which hydraulic fluid is supplied to the variable valve timing mechanism; and a controller that varies a duty ratio of the oil control valve within a set range that includes an advance active band, a retard active band, a holding range, an advance release range and a retard release range. In the advance release range, a varying speed of the valve timing is higher than the holding range and a housing rotor is disengaged from a vane rotor. When an engine operating state is a release request state, the controller sets the duty ratio of the oil control valve within the advance release range.02-21-2013
20130042828HIGH SPEED ENGINE - This invention is related to an environment friendly, high speed internal combustion engine wherein the fuel is used at high efficiency by improving the connecting rod mechanism and by changing the piston structure and wherein the waste gas emission release is at a minimum level.02-21-2013
20120160196Valve Timing Control Apparatus for Internal Combustion Engine - In a valve timing control apparatus for an internal combustion engine, a torsion spring whose one end section is fixed into a front side of a housing and whose other end section is fixedly retained into a communication hole to bias a vane member to rotate in one direction, the communication hole being formed in an inner axial direction of the vane member to introduce a working oil within the back pressure into the engine.06-28-2012
20130025552HYDRAULICALLY ACTUATED CAMSHAFT ADJUSTING DEVICE - A camshaft adjusting device (01-31-2013
20130042827METHOD AND DEVICE FOR OPERATING AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - In a method for operating an internal combustion engine having at least one cylinder which includes a first exhaust valve and a second exhaust valve, the internal combustion engine is operated in a scavenging operating mode in that the closing times of the exhaust valves after an ejection stroke of a four-stroke operating cycle are situated after an opening time of an intake valve, and the second exhaust valve is opened with a time delay relative to the first exhaust valve in the scavenging operating mode.02-21-2013
20090064950VALVETRAIN CONTROL SYSTEMS WITH LIFT MODE TRANSITIONING BASED ENGINE SYNCHRONIZATION TIMING AND SENSOR BASED LIFT MODE CONTROL - A valve control system for an internal combustion engine includes a valve actuation system. The valve actuation system includes lift control valves that actuate at least one of an intake valve and an exhaust valve between N open lift modes, where N is an integer greater than one. A control module enables transitioning of at least one of the intake valve and the exhaust valve between the open lift modes. The control module synchronizes transitions between the N open lift modes with crankshaft and valvetrain timing. The control module generates an engine position synchronization signal based on the transitioning.03-12-2009
20090194047VARIABLE VALVE TIMING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR - An ECU executes a program including the steps of: controlling, when the phase of an intake valve is a phase advanced relative to a threshold value CA (FF) (NO in S08-06-2009
20110192365CAM SHAFT PHASE VARIABLE DEVICE IN ENGINE FOR AUTOMOBILE - [Problems] To provide an inexpensive cam shaft phase variable device of an engine in which the displacement width of attachment angle between a crankshaft and a camshaft is large and operational sound is silent.08-11-2011
20110192364VARIABLE VALVE SYSTEM CONTROL APPARATUS - A control apparatus of a variable valve system includes a variable valve timing mechanism that performs variable control of the valve timing of an intake valve of an internal combustion engine, a variable operation angle mechanism that performs variable control of the operation angle of the intake valve, and a control unit that performs drive control of the variable valve timing mechanism and the variable operation angle mechanism. The control unit sets an upper guard for the operation angle according to an actual value of the valve timing, and when a target value of the valve timing is a value on the retard side of a specified determining value, the control unit reinforces the upper guard compared with when the target value of the valve timing is not a value on the retard side of the specified determining value.08-11-2011
20080257288VALVE TIMING CONTROL SYSTEM - A first-side check valve prevents a hydraulic fluid from being discharged out of a retard chamber, and a second-side check valve prevents the hydraulic fluid from being discharged out of an advance chamber. A first-side control valve opens or closes a first-side discharge passage by a pilot pressure received through a retard pilot passage. A second-side control valve opens or closes a second-side discharge passage by the pilot pressure received through an advance pilot passage. Another check valve is disposed in a supply passage between a phase switch valve and a branch point, at which a supply passage is branched.10-23-2008
20100071643VALVE OPENING ARRANGEMENT AND METHOD - An engine with a valve opening arrangement includes an engine including at least one cylinder and at least one valve for opening and closing an opening in the cylinder. The valve is spring loaded to a closed position. The engine also includes a movable contact surface for urging the valve to an open position, and a control arrangement at least partially connected to the contact surface and operable in a modified mode to at least one of advance opening and delay closing of the valve relative to opening and closing in a normal mode.03-25-2010
20130081585ROTOR FOR A CAMSHAFT ADJUSTER AND CAMSHAFT ADJUSTER04-04-2013
20120174884Variable Valve Timing Control Apparatus of Internal Combustion Engine - A variable valve timing control apparatus has a housing having a plurality of working fluid chambers, a vane member rotatably housed in the housing and dividing the each working fluid chamber into advance and retard oil chambers, the vane member rotating to a most-advanced angle side and to a most-retarded angle side within a predetermined angle range relative to the housing, and a torsion spring, one end of which is retained by the housing and the other end of which is retained by the vane member. When the vane member rotates to the most-advanced angle side and to the most-retarded angle side, an angle formed by a line connecting the both ends of the torsion spring through an axial center of the vane member ranges from an angle positioned at one side to an angle positioned at the other side of a boundary with 180° being the boundary.07-12-2012
20120174883Controller of Valve Timing Control Apparatus and Valve Timing Control Apparatus of Internal Combustion Engine - In a valve timing control apparatus configured to execute phase-control via a phase converter, a controller is configured to control a phase angle of a camshaft relative to a crankshaft during an engine stopping period to a target phase angle differing from a required phase angle suited for an engine operating condition. The controller is further configured to change the phase angle of the camshaft toward the required phase angle during a time period from a point of time when cranking starts to a point of time when detection of a rotational position of the camshaft initiates during an engine restarting period. The controller is still further configured to start feedback-control for the phase angle of the camshaft from the point of time of initiation of detection of the rotational position of the camshaft for bringing the phase angle of the camshaft closer to the required phase angle.07-12-2012
20090013945CONTROL OF TURBOCHARGER IMBALANCE - A method for controlling flow differences in a turbocharged internal combustion engine is presented. In one example, the description includes a method for adjusting valve timing to reduce flow variation between two compressors.01-15-2009
20130032108VALVE TIMING CONTROLLER FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - A profile of a cam (02-07-2013
20090183701PROCESS FOR ADJUSTING THE ANGULAR POSITION OF THE CAMSHAFT OF A RECIPROCATING INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE RELATIVE TO THE CRANKSHAFT - In a method for setting the rotary angle position of the camshaft of a reciprocating piston internal combustion engine relative to the crankshaft, the crankshaft is connected to the camshaft by means of a triple-shaft gear mechanism. This triple-shaft gear mechanism has a drive shaft which is fixed to the crankshaft, an output shaft which is fixed to the camshaft, and an adjusting shaft which is driven by an electric motor. A crankshaft sensor signal is detected which changes its state when the rotary angle of the crankshaft changes. Furthermore, an adjusting shaft sensor signal is detected which changes its state when the rotary position of the adjusting shaft changes. A phase angle signal is updated, starting from a reference rotary angle value, when the state of the crankshaft sensor signal and/or of the adjusting shaft sensor signal changes, and is adjusted to a provided setpoint phase angle signal. The ignition of the internal combustion engine is then switched off and/or the rotational speed of the crankshaft is lowered to below a prespecified minimum rotational speed value. While the crankshaft and/or the camshaft are/is still rotating, the electric motor is supplied with power in such a way that the camshaft rotates in the direction of a prespecified reference position relative to the crankshaft. When the internal combustion engine is next started, the camshaft and crankshaft are positioned in accordance with the reference position and this is detected with the aid of a sensor. The phase angle signal is set to a reference value and then adjusted to the setpoint phase angle signal.07-23-2009
20120204824VALVE GEAR OF ENGINE - A valve drive system of an engine includes a camshaft that is supported by a cylinder head of the engine and on which a plurality of cams having different valve lift characteristics are formed at predetermined intervals (pitches), a rocker shaft that is supported by the cylinder head so as to be parallel to the camshaft, and a rocker arm that is swingably supported by the rocker shaft. The rocker arm is arranged between one of the cams and an intake valve or an exhaust valve and is arranged so as to be movable in an axial direction of the rocker shaft. A presser of the rocker arm that presses the intake valve or the exhaust valve extends in the axial direction with a length greater than a formation interval (pitch) between the cams. The valve drive system includes a drive unit that moves the rocker arm toward one side or toward an opposite side in the axial direction by the formation interval between the cams.08-16-2012
20130036993VALVE TIMING CONTROLLER - A valve timing controller has a spiral spring biasing a vane rotor in an advance direction. An inner end and an outer end of the spring are respectively engaged with an engage groove and an engage pin in such a manner that a center of a most inner imaginary circle passing through a center line of the wire is apart from a center of a most outer imaginary circle passing through both the center line of the wire and an engage point between the inner end and the engage groove. The most outer imaginary circle is eccentric to the most inner imaginary circle by a specified amount.02-14-2013
20130133597VERTICAL-TYPE AIR-COOLED OHV ENGINE - A vertical-type air-cooled OHV engine includes a valve operating system and has a shroud guiding cooling air, which is generated by a cooling fan driven by a crankshaft such that the cooling air flows in an up-down direction with respect to a cylinder head. Intake and exhaust valves are arranged respectively on opposite sides of a vertical plane that is parallel to an axis of the crankshaft and that includes an axis of a cylinder bore. Accordingly, it is possible to provide a vertical-type air-cooled OHV engine capable of evenly cooling both of intake and exhaust valves without changing a route of cooling air.05-30-2013
20090159026VARIABLE VALVE SYSTEM FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE AND ITS DRIVING MECHANISM - In a variable valve system for an internal combustion engine and its driving mechanism, the variable valve system comprises: a variable mechanism that revolves a control axle to change an operation characteristic of an engine valve; a projection section projected at an outer peripheral predetermined position in an axial direction of the control axle and on a tip of which a fixture section is formed; a fixture member fixed in a grasped state for the projection member via an engagement member engaged on the fixture section; a driving mechanism configured to provide a rotating force for the control axle via the fixture member; and control means (a control section) for controlling the driving mechanism in accordance with a driving state of the engine.06-25-2009
20090159025VALVE TIMING CONTROL APPARATUS - A valve timing control apparatus includes a driving rotation member, a driven rotation member, an advance angle chamber displacing a rotation phase of the driven rotation member relative to the driving rotation member in an advance angle direction, a retard angle chamber displacing the relative rotation phase in a retard angle direction, a groove provided on at least one of an inner surface of the driving rotation member and an outer surface of the driven rotation member for supplying the hydraulic fluid to a sliding contact portion formed by the inner surface of the driving rotation member and the outer surface of the driven rotation member, an advance angle oil passage, a retard angle oil passage, and a groove oil passage for supplying the hydraulic fluid to the groove.06-25-2009
20090159024Camshaft adjustment device - In an adjustment device for adjusting the phase position of a camshaft relative to a crankshaft of an internal combustion engine which includes a hydraulic system for supplying hydraulic fluid under pressure to the adjustment device for the controlled admission to, and release thereof from, operating chambers of the adjustment device under the control of a control device including a control valve, the operating chambers are in communication with one another via control valves to permit flow of hydraulic fluid from one set of operating chambers to another by the varying torques effective on the camshaft or by controlling fluid supply to the operating chambers from the hydraulic fluid supply system.06-25-2009
20100326383APPARATUS FOR VARIABLY ADJUSTING THE CONTROL TIMES OF GAS EXCHANGE VALVES IN AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - An apparatus for variably adjusting control times of gas exchange valves in an internal combustion engine. The apparatus has a driving element, an output element, at least one pressure chamber, a pressurized medium supply device, and at least one pressure accumulator. The supply device allows pressurized medium to be fed to or discharged from the pressure chamber. A phase angle of the output element relative to the input element can be changed by feeding or discharging pressurized medium to or from the pressure chamber. The pressure accumulator encompasses a movable element that has a first pressure surface which partially delimits a storage space. The storage space is or can be connected to the supply device. An energy store applies a force to the movable element in the direction of an initial position. The movable element can be moved against the force of the energy store by pressurizing the storage space.12-30-2010
20130047943DEVICE FOR VARIABLY ADJUSTING THE CONTROL TIMES OF GAS EXCHANGE VALVES OF AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE02-28-2013
20130125846VARIABLE CAM PHASER FOR AUTOMOBILE ENGINE - The invention provides a variable cam phaser for an automobile engine, equipped with a self-locking mechanism which is simpler in structure, cost effective, and easy to manufacture. The self-locking mechanism includes: a eccentric circular members (05-23-2013
20090071425VARIABLE VALVE TIMING APPARATUS - In a variable valve timing apparatus having a VVT mechanism in each of a plurality of banks, start of a valve timing control is not permitted until reference position learning of valve timing is completed in the corresponding bank and in other banks. Accordingly, the plurality of banks come to have matching valve timing setting at the time of valve timing control, whereby variation in the amount of air introduced to cylinders can be suppressed, and satisfactory combustion characteristics can be maintained.03-19-2009
20130087112DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING THE VALVE CONTROL TIMES OF AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE04-11-2013
20130055976ADJUSTMENT DEVICE FOR A VALVE DRIVE MECHANISM OF AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - In a phase adjustment device for a valve drive mechanism of an internal combustion engine, in particular a camshaft adjustment device, with a phase adjustment unit which, for adjusting a phase position in a normal operating mode, comprises a coupling unit for controlling an adjustment gear element by applying a braking force, and with a failsafe adjustment arrangement for setting a defined fail-safe phase position in a fail-safe operating mode, the adjustment unit includes mechanical means for varying the braking force of the coupling unit of the phase adjustment unit for setting the phase angle to a controllable failsafe phase angle position.03-07-2013
20130055975DEVICE FOR VARYING THE CONTROL TIMES OF GAS EXCHANGE VALVES OF AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE03-07-2013
20120186546LOST MOTION VALVE CONTROL APPARATUS - A valve control device for an internal combustion engine with an engine valve and a camshaft having a cam profile including a first lift profile is disclosed. The device includes a first body and second body. The device is configurable in first and second configurations. When in the first configuration, relative movement between the first and second body, caused when said first lift profile engages a cam engagement surface, inhibits a valve actuating linkage from actuating said engine valve. Embodiments of the device include a means which, when in the second configuration, prevents relative movement between the first and second bodies when the first lift profile engages the cam engagement surface to enable the valve actuating linkage to actuate said engine valve, and when the device is in the second configuration, the means may be arranged so substantially all of the force exerted as the valve is actuated is compressive.07-26-2012
20120186545VALVE TIMING CONTROL APPARATUS - A driving portion is configured to cause a driving force to move a spool in a first direction, and a bias unit is configured to cause a biasing force to bias the spool in a second direction in an axis direction. A part of a lock region is defined as a throttle region at which a flowing amount of working fluid flowing from a supply port to an introduction port is throttled. The throttle region is set to be located at a movable end position of the spool in the second direction to which the spool arrives when the driving force is not applied to the spool.07-26-2012
20090283062Actuator with self-locking helical gears for a continuously variable valve lift system - A CVVL system including a self-locking helical gear pair with, optionally, a transmission to increase output torque of the actuator. The self-locking helical gear pair provides high forward efficiency and a fully mechanically self-locking feature. The actuator therefore requires a smaller motor to perform the same actuation as a prior art worm-gear system. The CVVL system comprises two helical gears having a radial pressure angle {acute over (α)} between 45° and 75° and a helix angle β between 60° and 80°. An asymmetric tooth profile is presently preferred, reducing contact stress and permitting higher torque density. Preferably, the helical gears are discontinuous and comprise laminated spur gear slices and hence are less costly to produce than continuous helical gears. Configurations are possible within the scope of the present invention include a single stage gear system; a multiple stage gear system; a planetary gear system; and an internal or external gear system.11-19-2009
20090056652VALVE TIMING CONTROL DEVICE FOR AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - A valve timing control device includes: a unit for calculating a target valve timing for one of an intake valve and an exhaust valve in accordance with an operational state; a unit for detecting an actual valve timing of one of the intake valve and the exhaust valve; an actual valve timing control unit for generating a controlled variable for the VVT based on a difference between the target valve timing and the actual valve timing; a unit for learning a learning value of the controlled variable required for maintenance of the actual valve timing based on an integral correction value; and a unit for detecting a malfunction in a VVT from an amount of a shift in the actual valve timing when learning is not completed yet, and for detecting a malfunction in the VVT from the difference when learning is already completed.03-05-2009
20110011358VCT Active Lock Pin Control - A spool valve 01-20-2011
20090235883VALVE TIMING CONTROL APPARATUS FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - A valve timing control apparatus for an internal combustion engine, including a drive rotary member that is rotated by the crankshaft, a driven rotary member that transmits rotational force input from the drive rotary member, to the camshaft, and an electromagnetic mechanism that acts to vary a relative rotational phase between the drive rotary member and the driven rotary member. After an ignition switch is turned off and the engine is stopped, the electromagnetic mechanism acts to produce detent torque and hold the relative rotational phase between the drive rotary member and the driven rotary member in a predetermined phase position by the detent torque.09-24-2009
20090007866Control apparatus for internal combustion engine and control method therefor - In control apparatus and method for an internal combustion engine, a first cylinder group in which both of intake and exhaust valves of each of engine cylinders thereof are controllably stopped is provided, second cylinder group in which a lift of the intake valve of each of the engine cylinders thereof is variably controlled is provided, and the lift of the intake valve of each of the engine cylinders of the second cylinder group is controlled n order for an engine torque when the intake and exhaust valves of each of the cylinders of the first cylinder group are controlled to be stopped to be approximately equal to the engine torque by means of the first cylinder group and the second cylinder group before the intake and exhaust valves of each of the cylinders of the first cylinder group are controlled to be stopped.01-08-2009
20090007865METHOD FOR ADJUSTING THE ROTATIONAL ANGLE POSITION OF THE CAMSHAFT OF A RECIPROCATING INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE IN RELATION TO THE CRANKSHAFT - A method for adjusting the rotational angle position of the camshaft (01-08-2009
20120111295DEVICE FOR VARIABLY ADJUSTING THE CONTROL TIMES OF GAS EXCHANGE VALVES OF AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION DEVICE05-10-2012
20120111294VARIABLE VALVE GEAR FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - In the present invention, control shafts (05-10-2012
20120111293INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE VALVE ACTUATION AND ADJUSTABLE LIFT AND TIMING - A cam can rotate on a camshaft of an internal combustion engine. A rocker arm that actuates a valve of the internal combustion engine can include a rocker pivot connection point located on a distal side of a valve component from a proximate end of the rocker arm that is deflected by action of the cam. The rocker arm can include a contact point located between the rocker pivot point and the proximate end. The contact point can act on the valve component to actuate the valve. The rocker pivot connection point can be translated such that it is closer to or further from the cam. This translation can be used to vary valve lift and/or valve timing. The cam can have a three-dimensional profile to provide different actuation distance of the rocker arm. Systems, methods, and articles of manufacture consistent with one or more of these features are described.05-10-2012
20120111292CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE VALVE TIMING APPARATUS - Power consumption for maintaining a target valve timing and noise in operation is reduced by a continuously variable valve timing apparatus including a camshaft holder fixed to a camshaft, a cam sprocket, a leadscrew screw-coupled with the camshaft holder and the cam sprocket and is movable so as to rotate the camshaft holder and the cam sprocket in opposite directions, and an operating unit operated by a motor and moves the leadscrew.05-10-2012
20120234274SPARK IGNITION TYPE INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - A spark ignition type internal combustion engine includes a plurality of cylinders and can stop combustion in part of these cylinders. Further, the spark ignition type internal combustion engine comprises a variable compression ratio mechanism (A) which can change an mechanical compression ratio, and a variable valve timing mechanism (B) which can control a closing timing of an intake valve. When idling part of the cylinders or increasing idled cylinders, the closing timing of an intake valve (09-20-2012
20120234273SPARK IGNITION TYPE INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - An internal combustion engine which is provided with a variable compression ratio mechanism able to change a mechanical compression ratio and a variable valve timing mechanism able to control a closing timing of an intake valve. The expansion ratio is made higher at the time of engine low load operation compared with at the time of engine high load operation. A fuel containing alcohol is used as the fuel, and the expansion ratio at the time of engine low load operation is made to fall when an alcohol concentration in the fuel is high compared with when the alcohol concentration in the fuel is low.09-20-2012
20120234272Variable Valve Control Apparatus for Internal Combustion Engine - A variable valve mechanism control apparatus ensures intake negative pressure in an idling state, decelerating state, coasting state, and a decelerating and coasting state, to operate accessories or a brake device with the ensured intake negative pressure. In the variable valve mechanism control apparatus of an internal combustion engine including a variable valve mechanism which changes the phase of an operating angle of an engine valve, and a control device which changes the phase of the variable valve mechanism, when the temperature of the internal combustion engine is greater than a certain value which can be treated as a post-warm-up state, the accelerator opening is less than a certain value which can be treated as an idling state, and the intake negative pressure is less than a predetermined value, the phase is changed to converge to a predetermined phase at which a predetermined intake negative pressure occurs.09-20-2012
20130160727CONTROL DEVICE FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - A control device for an internal combustion engine includes: a variable valve timing mechanism that changes a valve timing; and a control unit that controls a change of the valve timing. The control unit sets an engine stop request-time target valve timing that is a target valve timing at the time when a request for an engine stop is issued, starts control for changing the valve timing coincides with the engine stop request-time target valve timing and causes the internal combustion engine to operate at an idle at the time when the request for the engine stop is issued, starts a process of stopping operation of internal combustion engine at the time when the valve timing has reached a predetermined valve timing.06-27-2013
20110017156VARIABLE CAMSHAFT TIMING DEVICE WITH HYDRAULIC LOCK IN AN INTERMEDIATE POSITION - A variable cam timing phaser for an internal combustion engine including a piloted valve in the rotor assembly, movable from a first position to a second position, and detent lines communicating with the advance chamber or the retard chamber are restricted and or blocked when the rotor assembly is in or near an intermediate phase angle position. When the piloted valve is in the first position, fluid is blocked from flowing through the piloted valve. When the piloted valve is in a second position, fluid is allowed to flow between the detent line from the advance chamber and the detent line from the retard chamber through the piloted valve and a common line, such that the rotor assembly is moved to and held in the intermediate phase angle position relative to the housing assembly.01-27-2011
20120210959MULTI-LINK, ADJUSTABLE-STROKE TYPE ENGINE - A multi-link, adjustable-stroke type engine includes: a timing gear provided on and concentrically with a crankshaft; an eccentric gear provided on an eccentric shaft and meshing with the timing gear so that rotation of the timing gear is transmitted to the eccentric gear; a lubricating oil passage provided in a cylinder barrel for supplying lubricating oil to lower shaft end portions of the crankshaft and eccentric shaft; and an ejection section provided in the lubricating oil passage for ejecting lubricating oil toward a meshing engagement section between the timing gear and the eccentric gear.08-23-2012
20090038566VALVETRAIN MECHANISM OF ENGINE - A valvetrain mechanism of an engine, including a drive shaft configured to rotate in synchronization with the engine, a link arm having a large end and a small end, the drive shaft being inserted into and passed through the large end, a valve lift control shaft disposed parallel to the drive shaft and having an eccentric portion, an oscillating arm disposed rotatably at the eccentric portion of the valve lift control shaft and interconnected with the small end of the link arm via a first rotation support point, a link rod interconnected with the oscillating arm via a second rotation support point positioned at a same side as the first rotation support point with respect to the valve lift control shaft, and an oscillating cam interconnected with the link rod via a third rotation support point and operated correspondingly with an operation of the drive shaft to thereby open a valve. A thickness of the small end of the link arm in a direction of the drive shaft is thinner than a thickness of the large end of the link arm in the direction of the drive shaft.02-12-2009
20110277713HARMONIC DRIVE CAMSHAFT PHASER WITH A COMPACT DRIVE SPROCKET - A camshaft phaser includes a housing with an array of internal splines formed within a bore. A harmonic gear drive unit is disposed within the housing and includes a circular spline and a dynamic spline, a flexspline disposed radially within the circular spline and the dynamic spline, a wave generator disposed radially within the flexspline, and a rotational actuator connectable to the wave generator. One of the circular spline and the dynamic spline is fixed to the housing. A hub is rotatably disposed radially within the housing and attachable to the camshaft and fixed to the other of the circular spline and the dynamic spline. A back plate has an array of external splines engaged in a sliding fit with the array of internal splines for transmitting torque from the back plate to said housing. The back plate also has an input sprocket for receiving rotational motion, in use.11-17-2011
20110132299VARIABLE VALVE LIFT APPARATUS - A variable valve lift apparatus may include a variable valve lift housing, a master piston which is slidably disposed in the variable valve lift housing and contacts a cam, a slave piston which is slidably disposed in the variable valve lift housing, defines an oil chamber with the master piston therebetween, and opens a valve connected to the slave piston according to reciprocative motion of the master piston, and a lift control portion which supplies oil to the oil chamber or exhausts oil in the oil chamber selectively to control a relative distance between the master piston and the slave piston.06-09-2011
20110126785HYDRAULIC CAMSHAFT ADJUSTER - A hydraulic cam shaft adjuster has a driven outer body comprising at least one hydraulic chamber, and an inner body disposed on the inside of the outer body (06-02-2011
20110271920SPARK IGNITION TYPE INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - A spark ignition type internal combustion engine of the present invention is provided with a variable closing timing mechanism which can change a closing timing of an intake valve after suction bottom dead center wherein the amount of intake air fed into a combustion chamber is controlled mainly by changing the closing timing of the intake valve. At the time of engine cold start, the closing timing of the intake valve is advanced compared with the time of engine warm operation. At the time of engine cold start, the air-fuel mixture which is taken into a combustion chamber is blown back into the engine intake passage whereby the air-fuel ratio varies among cylinders, but according to the spark ignition type internal combustion engine of the present invention, it is possible to suppress such variation in the air-fuel ratio among cylinders.11-10-2011
20090205596VARIABLE AIR INTAKE SYSTEM - A valve closing side engaging groove is formed in a circumferential surface of a collar of a clutch between an optimum angular position, which implements a most effective valve angle for making the maximum fuel consumption improving effect, and a valve closing side least effective angular position, which implements a valve closing side least effective valve angle. Similarly, a valve opening side engaging recess is formed in the circumferential surface of the collar between the optimum angular position and a valve opening side least effective angular position, which implements a valve opening side least effective valve angle. Each of the grooves is engageable with a roller to securely hold the roller in corporation with a driven-side rotator to limit rotation of the driven-side rotator in a deenergized state of a motor.08-20-2009
20100170459CONTROL APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - An internal combustion engine includes a valve timing change mechanism that changes the phase of an intake cam, and a lift amount change mechanism that changes lift amount by causing displacement of a control shaft. An electronic control unit performs a coordinated control in which the lift amount change mechanism is operated such that the position of the control shaft that is detected by a position detection sensor becomes the target position, and the valve timing change mechanism is operated according to a control state of the lift amount change mechanism. When a discrepancy between the actual position of the control shaft and the detected position thereof is estimated to be large, coordinated control is forbidden and the valve timing change mechanism is operated based on engine load.07-08-2010
20110297114PHASE VARYING APPARATUS FOR AUTOMOBILE ENGINE - PROBLEMS TO BE SOLVED12-08-2011
20110259289VALVE TIMING CONTROL APPARATUS - A primary resilient member urges a primary limiting member into a recess in an inserting direction in a state where a rotational phase is a limited phase in a limited phase range. A relative slide gap is radially provided between the primary limiting member and a secondary limiting member at a location adjacent to a working chamber. First and second primary slide gaps are radially provided between the primary limiting member and radially opposed wall surface sections of the receiving hole. A secondary slide gap is radially provided between the secondary limiting member and a radially opposed wall surface section of the receiving hole. The relative slide gap is larger than the first and second primary slide gaps and the secondary slide gap.10-27-2011
20100101515CAM DRIVE - The present invention relates to a cam drive (04-29-2010
20090151673VARIABLE VALVE SYSTEM - A variable valve system includes a variable valve lifter for changing a first lift amount of one or more valves at a predetermined engine speed; a variable valve timing portion for controlling opening and closing timing of one or more valves; and a cylinder deactivation portion that changes a second lift amount of two or more valves in an alternating pattern.06-18-2009
20120291730CONTROL APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD FOR INTERNAL COMBUSION ENGINE - A control apparatus for an internal combustion engine includes a controller that performs a variable valve timing control to change a valve timing of an intake valve. A condition for performing the variable valve timing control when the engine is cold includes a condition that a control of increasing a fuel injection amount is being performed.11-22-2012
20110197835DEVICE FOR THE VARIABLE ADJUSTMENT OF VALVE LIFT CURVES OF GAS EXCHANGE VALVES OF AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - A device for the variable adjustment of valve lift curves of gas exchange valves of an internal combustion engine, which has a hydraulic consumer, a camshaft and a volume accumulator. The camshaft is arranged in the internal combustion engine in a rotatably mounted manner by camshaft bearings. The interior of the camshaft has a cavity. Bores are formed on the camshaft in the region of the camshaft bearings and, via the bores, the cavity communicates with the camshaft bearings. The volume accumulator is arranged in the cavity and has a housing which extends in a region of at least one camshaft bearing.08-18-2011
20110197836INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE CONTROL UNIT - A variable valve mechanism varies a lift amount of an inlet valve. A throttle valve is provided upstream of the inlet valve and varies an opening area of an induction passage. An automatic stopper automatically stops the internal combustion engine. A controller can put the internal combustion engine in a first induction control state in which the lift amount of the inlet valve is equal to or smaller than a predetermined amount and the opening of the throttle valve is larger than a predetermined opening with respect to a predetermined running state. The controller can put the internal combustion engine in a second induction control state in which the left amount of the inlet valve is larger than the predetermined amount and the opening of the throttle valve is equal to or smaller than the predetermined opening with respect to the predetermined running state. The automatic stopper automatically stops the internal combustion engine in a case where the lift amount of the inlet valve is equal to or smaller than the predetermined amount, when a stopping condition of the internal combustion engine is met under which a predetermined vehicle state is produced.08-18-2011
20110197834EARLY INTAKE VALVE CLOSING AND VARIABLE VALVE TIMING ASSEMBLY AND METHOD - An early intake valve closing (EIVC) and variable valve timing (VVT) assembly and method are provided for an internal combustion engine. The method includes operating an intake valve to open and close an intake port and allow intake gas to enter a cylinder of the internal combustion engine containing a piston, where the timing of the closing of the intake valve occurs at or before bottom dead center (BDC) of the compression stroke of the piston. The method further includes selectively extending duration of the opening of the intake port by an amount that delays closing timing of the intake valve until after BDC of the piston compression stroke. An assembly for EIVC and VVT includes a cylinder head including an intake valve and intake port and a rotatably mounted camshaft including an intake lobe operatively connected to the intake valve to periodically move the valve into the first and second positions. The intake lobe is shaped such that the timing of the closing position occurs at or before BDC of a compression stroke of the piston. The assembly further includes a selectively activatable VVT assembly having an actuator that operatively engages the intake valve before the intake valve reaches the closed position to extend duration of the intake valve opening until after BDC of the piston compression stroke.08-18-2011
20090260589DEVICE FOR VARIABLY ADJUSTING THE CONTROL TIMES OF GAS-EXCHANGE VALVES OF AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - A device for variably adjusting the control times of gas-exchange valves of an internal combustion engine. The device has a drive input element and a drive output element, The drive input element is placed in driving connection with a crankshaft of the internal combustion engine, the drive output element is arranged so as to be pivotable with respect to the drive input element, and the device is fastened to a camshaft which has a hollow shaft and an inner shaft which is arranged concentrically with respect to the hollow shaft. An improved mounting arrangement of the concentrically arranged shafts with respect to one another is proposed.10-22-2009
20110168112VALVE TIMING CONTROL APPARATUS - A valve timing control apparatus includes a drive-side rotation member synchronously rotating with a crankshaft of an internal combustion engine, a driven-side rotation member integrally rotating with a camshaft, a rotational phase adjusting device including a retarded angle chamber and an advanced angle chamber, the rotational phase adjusting device adjusting the relative rotational phase between the drive-side rotation member and the driven-side rotation member, and a boss member provided at a portion of the driven-side rotation member facing an outer wall surface of the internal combustion engine and including a thrust surface that extends to be perpendicular to a rotational axis of the camshaft and that is exposed to the outer wall surface of the internal combustion engine. The boss member causes the drive-side rotation member to be prevented from making contact with the outer wall surface by making contact with the outer wall surface of the internal combustion engine.07-14-2011
20100126443ACTUATING DEVICE FOR TWO PARALLEL ROTATING CAMSHAFTS - The invention relates to an actuating device for two parallel rotating camshafts. The aim of the invention is to optimize the installation space required for such a device. For this purpose, both camshafts (05-27-2010
20090120390Control device and method for internal combustion engine - This control device for an internal combustion engine includes a variable intake valve device and a variable exhaust valve device; and it performs fuel cut-off for a plurality of cylinders of the internal combustion engine. And it further includes: an intake valve control means which, when the fuel cut-off execution condition has come into effect, controls the variable intake valve device, so as to keep in a closed state the intake valve of a cylinder, for which an exhaust valve is not kept in a closed state; and an exhaust valve control means which, when the fuel cut-off execution condition has come into effect, controls the variable exhaust valve device, so as to keep in an open state an exhaust valve of at least a pair of cylinders, between which gases in the pair of cylinders come and go via an exhaust passage as the pistons operate.05-14-2009
20110197837CELLULAR WHEEL - A cellular wheel of a device for variably setting control times of gas exchange valves of an internal combustion engine, which has a cylindrical circumferential wall, a driving wheel that is arranged on an outer surface area of the circumferential wall, with a sealing cover that extends from an inner surface area of the circumferential wall radially inward, and a plurality of projections that extend from the inner surface area of the circumferential wall radially inward and from the sealing cover in an axial direction.08-18-2011
20100275863Continuously Variable Valvetrain Actuator Having a Torque-Compensating Mechanism - A mechanism for compensating systematic uni-directional torque bias imposed on a bi-directional drive actuator shaft, comprising a pallet disposed on an arm for rotation with the actuator shaft. A bucket tappet is engaged by the pallet and contains a helical compression spring. As the actuator shaft rotates and compresses the spring, the load on the pallet increases linearly but the length of the lever arm changes non-linearly at a rate different from the force applied to the pallet. This results in a non-linear torque about the actuator shaft. The torque can be the same at the compression spring preload state as it is at the full load state or it can be biased to be unsymmetrical based on the layout and size of the components and the stroke of the actuator shaft.11-04-2010
20090288620APPARATUS FOR AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING ENGINE - The present invention is related to an apparatus for and a method of controlling an engine provided with: a variable operation angle mechanism that is provided for varying a valve operation angle of an engine valve driven by a camshaft, and is capable of varying a center phase of the valve operation angle in response to a variation in the valve operation angle; and a variable valve timing mechanism provided for varying a rotating phase of the camshaft relative to a crankshaft of the engine, in which a target valve operation angle and a target rotating phase is calculated based on the engine operating state, and a correction value for correcting the target rotating phase based on the target valve operation angle is set. Then, the target rotating phase is corrected by the correction value, thereby controlling the variable valve timing mechanism based on the corrected target rotating phase.11-26-2009
20090288621Apparatus For and Method of Controlling Variable Valve Timing Mechanism - The application provides a control apparatus of a variable valve timing mechanism capable of converging valve timing to a target value with good responsiveness as well as with high accuracy when an engine starts. In the state where the engine starts, the variable valve timing mechanism is driven to a target value at the engine start by a second manipulated variable corresponding to a maximum variation speed of valve timing. Valve timing is estimate in the state where the variable valve timing mechanism is driven by the second manipulated variable, and when the estimated valve timing reaches the target value, a manipulated variable is switched from the second manipulated variable to a first manipulated variable which is a feedforward manipulated variable or to the first manipulated variable which is a value obtained by adding the feedforward manipulated variable and a feedback manipulated variable.11-26-2009
20090151672OIL SUPPLY STRUCTURE FOR CONTINUOUS VARIABLE VALVE TIMING APPARATUS AND CYLINDER HEAD EMPLOYING THE SAME - An oil supply structure of a continuously variable valve timing apparatus includes: a first oil filter to receive and filter oil from a main gallery; a first oil control valve to receive oil from the first oil filter; a first continuously variable valve timing apparatus to receive oil from the first oil control valve; a second oil filter to receive and filter oil from the main gallery; a second oil control valve to receive oil from the second oil filter; a second continuously variable valve timing apparatus to receive oil from the second oil control valve; and an oil supply line in a cylinder head, that fluidly connects the main gallery, the oil filters, the oil control valves, and the continuously variable valve timing apparatuses. The cylinder head includes the oil supply line, and various holes for the components of the oil supply structure to be disposed therein.06-18-2009
20090007864VVT Control Method During Lock Pin Disengagement - A control method for an internal combustion engine of a vehicle that is used with a variable valve timing (VVT) system to promote lock pin disengagement. The method establishes if the VVT is at a lock pin position, establishes if a lock pin is not disengaged out of an associated recess, and can control the rate of movement of the VVT away from the lock pin position so that the lock pin can be disengaged out of the recess.01-08-2009
20120291729AXIALLY COMPACT COUPLING FOR A CAMSHAFT PHASER ACTUATED BY ELECTRIC MOTOR - A camshaft phaser includes a housing with a harmonic gear drive unit disposed therein. The harmonic gear drive unit includes a circular spline and a dynamic spline, a flexspline disposed within the circular spline and the dynamic spline, a wave generator disposed within the flexspline, and a rotational actuator connectable to the wave generator. A coupling adapter is disposed coaxially within the housing bore and fixed to the wave generator and supported in the housing by a bearing which is press fit onto a bearing surface of the coupling adapter. The coupling adapter has a coupling adapter bore with opposing drive lugs extending radially inward therefrom which are axially coincident with the bearing surface. A coupling of the rotational actuator is disposed within the coupling adapter bore and has opposing drive slots which receive the opposing drive lugs, thereby transmitting motion from the coupling to the coupling adapter.11-22-2012
20090050085Method of reducing hydrocarbon emissions from a cold engine and device and engine for carrying out this method - The invention relates to a method of control of an internal combustion engine comprising at least one electrically controlled inlet valve.02-26-2009
20080283006LOW-LOAD OPERATION EXTENSION OF A HOMOGENEOUS CHARGE COMPRESSION IGNITION ENGINE - A method for extending the low-load operation of a homogeneous charge compression ignition engine includes employing a valve actuation device creating a negative valve overlap, thereby trapping and recompressing combusted gases within a combustion chamber, the device effecting increasingly longer negative valve overlap as engine load decreases, injecting during the negative valve overlap a fraction of fuel into the recompressed combusted gases, and igniting the fuel with a heat source during the negative valve overlap.11-20-2008
20080283005METHOD OF STARTING INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - There is provided a method of starting an internal combustion engine having a combustion chamber and an intake valve which opens during an intake stroke of an engine cycle to allow air to be inducted into the combustion chamber. The method comprises cranking the internal combustion engine with advanced closing timing and a reduced lift of the intake valve without combustion of air and fuel in the combustion chamber from a stroke of the engine cycle prior to a first intake stroke of the combustion chamber since an engine start request, starting combustion of air and fuel in the combustion chamber after the first intake stroke, and retarding closing timing of said intake valve from the advanced closing timing and increasing the valve lift after the combustion is started. Accordingly, air charge in the combustion chamber may increase properly conforming to the engine speed increase caused by the combustion. Therefore, the torque derived from the combustion of the charged and fuel may increase the engine speed moderately after the beginning of the combustion.11-20-2008
20080276890Engine Valve Operating System - An engine valve operating system is provided in which one end of a first link arm (11-13-2008
20130118430VALVE TIMING CONTROL APPARATUS FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A variable valve timing mechanism changes a relative rotation phase of a camshaft to a target phase based on hydraulic pressure supplied to an advance and a retard sides pressure chambers. A lock mechanism is placed in a locked state in which the relative rotation phase is locked at a maximum retard phase when the hydraulic pressure in the advance and the retard side pressure chambers is low, and that is placed in an unlocked state in which the locked state is released when the hydraulic pressure becomes high. Hydraulic pressure regulations in a first mode that changes the relative rotation phase to a side toward the maximum retard phase and in a second mode that changes the relative rotation phase to a side away from the maximum retard phase are executed in combination during a period from when an operating switch is turned off until a crankshaft stops rotating.05-16-2013
20080283007ACTUATOR CONTROL APPARATUS AND METHOD - An actuator control apparatus includes: an actuator that changes a state amount of an internal combustion engine; a sensor that detects an actual operation position of the actuator; a controller that controls the actuator to bring the actual operation position of the actuator to a target operation position set based on the operation state of the internal combustion engine; and a diagnosis portion that diagnoses the operation state of the actuator to be normal if the deviation between the target operation position and the actual operation position has been small for a predetermined time period and the amount by which the target operation position has changed in the predetermined time period is equal to or larger than a predetermined value. A method for controlling such an actuator control apparatus is also provided.11-20-2008
20080245324Control Valve - A control valve (10-09-2008
20120291732FLUID BRAKE DEVICE AND VARIABLE VALVE TIMING APPARATUS - A fluid brake device has a case defining a fluid chamber. Magneto-rheological fluid is contained in the fluid chamber. A brake member is rotatably supported on the case and receives a braking torque according to the viscosity of the magneto-rheological fluid. The device has a movable member driven by a thermo-sensitive wax so that a volume of the fluid chamber is increased as the temperature in the fluid chamber is increased. The movable member is driven to maintain a pressure in the fluid chamber within an allowable range when the temperature in the fluid chamber is changed.11-22-2012
20120291731DEVICE FOR VARYING THE CHARGE-CHANGING VALVE LIFT IN AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - A device for varying charge-changing valve lift in an internal combustion engine includes a camshaft and a cam carrier disposed on the camshaft. A plurality of different cam profiles are disposed on the cam carrier. An adjusting shaft is disposed parallel to the camshaft. A first transmission element including a guide path is disposed non-rotatably and axially displaceably on the adjusting shaft. A first engagement element is connected in a stationary manner to a housing of the internal combustion engine and is configured to be guided along the guide path via rotation of the adjusting shaft. A second engagement element is disposed on a second transmission element and is configured to be guided along the guide path via rotation of the adjusting shaft. The second transmission element is connected to the cam carrier so as to axially displace the cam carrier along the camshaft.11-22-2012
20130213327VALVE TIMING CONTROL APPARATUS - Provided is a valve timing control apparatus that allows relaxation of manufacturing precision of a driving-side rotary member and a driven-side rotary member and that achieves space saving at the same time. An urging member includes at least one trough-folded portion and at least one crest-folded portion, one end side contact portion formed between one terminal end of the urging member and the trough-folded portion and coming into contact with a sealing element, and other end side contact portion formed between the other terminal end of the urging member and the crest-folded portion and coming into contact with a partitioning portion. In association with urging of the urging member, the distance between the one end side contact portion and the other end side contact portion along the urging direction is decreased and the angles of the trough-folded portion and the crest-folded portion are decreased.08-22-2013
20090050084Spark-ignited gas engine - Conventional spark-ignited gas engines with a mechanically controlled fuel feed valve have several disadvantages in terms of operation, expensive control, irregular combustion or unstable and unreliable operation, which in turn can lead to operational and mechanical problems. In order to eliminate these disadvantages it is suggested, according to the invention, that a controlled valve is installed in the fuel line upstream of the fuel feed valve so that in the fuel line between fuel feed valve and controlled valve a defined intermediate volume is created and gaseous fuel is fed via the controlled valve into the intermediate volume.02-26-2009
20090188452Camshaft variable timing limiting devices, methods of assembly, and uses thereof - A variable timing limiting device for mounting to a camshaft variable timing mechanism includes a flange having a central opening and a travel limiter extending from the flange, wherein the camshaft variable timing mechanism has a hub and a sprocket having a recessed portion, the travel limiter being matably receivable in the recessed portion of the sprocket. In another aspect of the disclosure, a variable timing limiting device for a camshaft variable timing mechanism includes a free floating travel limiter inserted into a chamber portion of the camshaft variable timing mechanism. In another aspect of the disclosure, a camshaft variable timing mechanism for securing to a camshaft includes a hub, a vane lobe extending from the hub, a sprocket portion having a recess configured to receive an end of the vane lobe, the vane lobe being capable of travel within the recess, and a variable timing limiting device.07-30-2009
20090178633VARIABLE VALVE ACTUATION - To improve the precision of the control of the charge of a cylinder during idling and low revs/light load operation, a bypass feeding path of low flow capacity provides the cylinder with air or mixture while the high flow capacity intake valves stay closed.07-16-2009
20090183702Doubled cam shaft adjuster in layered construction - The present invention provides a cam shaft adjuster, which is designed for controlling a double cam shaft, which has a layered construction. The cam shaft adjuster is equipped with a first rotor-type output body and a second rotor-type output body which are arranged parallel to each other with their rotary vane body parts.07-23-2009
20120137995DIRECT ACTING VARIABLE VALVE LIFT APPARATUS - The present invention provides a variable valve lift apparatus including an outer body in which a hole is formed horizontally, and that moves upward/downward while slidingly contacting a high cam, an inner body that is inserted in the outer body, a hole is formed in steps such that the hole of the inner body is connected with the hole of the outer body, and moves upward/downward while slidingly contacting a low cam, a latching device that is inserted in the holes of the outer body and the inner body, and causes the movement of the outer body to be selectively dependent on the movement of the inner body, a plate that is located at a side of the latching device such that oil discharge from the outer body can be prevented, an upper seat that partially covers the inner body, and in which an oil passage is formed, and a lost motion spring that is located in the upper seat and provides the outer body with elastic force.06-07-2012
20120067311METHOD FOR OPERATING AN ENGINE ARRANGEMENT - A method is provided for operating an internal combustion engine having at least one cylinder, said engine operating according to a four stokes cycle. The engine includes at least one controlled intake port to control communication of the combustion chamber with an intake line. The intake port is controlled to achieve a main open phase mainly during the intake stroke. The intake port is controlled to achieve an auxiliary open phase during the power stroke in view of heating the engine at cold start.03-22-2012
20120067310CAMSHAFT AND PHASER ASSEMBLY - An assembly is disclosed which comprises an SCP camshaft 03-22-2012
20110139101CAMSHAFT ADJUSTER - A camshaft adjuster for adjusting the phase position of a camshaft relative to a crankshaft, in particular a hydraulic camshaft adjuster. A camshaft bearing area provided in the camshaft adjuster is designed as a roller bearing.06-16-2011
20110220046CAM SHAFT PHASE SETTER COMPRISING A CONTROL VALVE FOR HYDRAULICALLY ADJUSTING THE PHASE POSITION OF A CAM SHAFT - A cam shaft phase setter including a control valve for controlling the feeding and draining of a hydraulic fluid into and out of a pressure chamber which serves to adjust the rotational angular position of a cam shaft relative to a crankshaft of an internal combustion engine. The control valve includes a valve housing with an operating port to the pressure chamber and a reservoir port to a reservoir for the fluid. A valve piston is axially adjustable back and forth in the valve housing between a first position and a second position and includes an axial hollow space, a piston inlet for introducing the fluid into the hollow space, and a piston outlet which leads out of the hollow space and is connected to the operating port in the first position of the valve piston and separated from the operating port in the second position of the valve piston. An actuating unit is coupled to the valve piston for axially adjusting the valve piston. A coupling member protrudes through an axially facing closure wall which closes off the valve housing and couples the actuating unit to the valve piston. The valve piston includes a radial widening which is surrounded by a complementarily widened housing portion of the valve housing and to which the fluid can be applied in an axial direction pointing away from the axially facing closure wall in order to generate an axial pressure force. The widening is dimensioned such that the fluid acts on the valve piston with a pressure force of at least substantially equal size in both axial directions, despite the coupling member.09-15-2011
20090050086VARIABLE VALVE DRIVING APPARATUS OF INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - A variable valve driving apparatus of an internal combustion engine, including a drive shaft rotatably supported by a cam bracket, a drive cam disposed about an outer periphery of the drive shaft, a link arm having a first end connected to the drive cam, an oscillating cam extending from the drive cam configured to press and release a drive valve of the engine to open and close the drive valve, a link rod having a first end rotatably connected to the oscillating cam, and a control shaft rotatably supported by the cam bracket. The control shaft includes a main shaft rotatably supported by the cam bracket, an eccentric shaft spaced apart from the main shaft, and a plurality of webs connecting the main shaft and the eccentric shaft. The eccentric shaft is connected to an oscillating arm configured to transfer a drive force of the drive cam. The oscillating arm has a first portion rotatably connected to a second end of the link arm and a second portion rotatably connected to a second end of the link rod, the first and second portions being spaced apart axially with respect to the eccentric shaft. A first flow path for supplying lubricant to a first sliding contact area between the oscillating arm and the eccentric shaft is formed through the control shaft. The first flow path extends from the main shaft to the eccentric shaft through a web located beside the second portion of the oscillating arm.02-26-2009
20090101092VARIABLE DISPLACEMENT PUMP, VALVE TIMING CONTROL DEVICE USING THE VARIABLE DISPLACEMENT PUMP, AND VALVE TIMING CONTROL SYSTEM USING THE VARIABLE DISPLACEMENT PUMP, FOR USE IN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES - A variable displacement pump including a chamber volume varying mechanism including a moveable member, a first biasing member always biasing the moveable member in such a direction as to increase volumes of the working fluid chambers, and a second biasing member that is disposed with a set load and applies a biasing force to the moveable member in such a direction as to increase the volumes of the working fluid chambers when the moveable member is displaced against a biasing force of the first biasing member by a predetermined amount or more. The biasing force of the first biasing member is set such that before the moveable member is displaced against the biasing force of the first biasing member, the valve timing control device is shifted to a release state in which an open-and-closure timing of an engine valve is variably controlled.04-23-2009
20110226202CAM SHAFT PHASE VARIABLE DEVICE IN ENGINE FOR AUTOMOBILE - A cam shaft phase variable device of an engine in which the attachment angle of a crankshaft and a cam shaft is maintained securely without being shifted by disturbance torque. The device has a drive body of revolution having a tubular section and a guide groove of reducing diameter and rotating relatively to the cam shaft and being driven by a crankshaft, a control body of revolution rotating relatively to the drive body through a rotary operating force imparting means and having the outer circumferential surface supported by the inner circumferential surface of the tubular section, an eccentric circular cam rotating synchronously, a movable member for displacing the guide groove, a cam guide intersecting the central axis perpendicularly and displaced by the eccentric circular cam, and an intermediate body of revolution displacing in the direction intersecting the cam guide perpendicularly while being supported on, and rotating integrally with, the camshaft.09-22-2011
20090211547CAMSHAFT PHASER FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - A camshaft phaser for an internal combustion engine includes a driven hub attached to a camshaft, and a drive sprocket journaled to the driven hub. A locking device uses a pin receptacle having a locking bore and an engagement ramp which is contiguous with the locking bore to allow a locking pin to extend partially from its housing pin bore before the locking pin is registered with the locking bore.08-27-2009
20090250026APPARATUS FOR THE VARIABLE SETTING OF THE CONTROL TIMES OF GAS EXCHANGE VALVES OF AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - An apparatus for variable setting of control times of gas exchange valves of an internal combustion engine which has a drive element, an output element and a side cover. The drive element is brought into drive connection with a crankshaft, the ouput element is brought into drive connection with a camshaft, and the output element is arranged such that it can be pivoted with respect to the drive element. The side cover, which has a sealing cover with an opening and a mating element, axially delimits the ouput element and/or the drive element, and is connected in a rotationally fixed manner to the drive or output element by means of a fastening element. The fastening element reaches at least partially through the opening and interacts with the fastening element producing a rotationally fixed connection between the side cover and output element or drive element.10-08-2009
20090250024VALVE TIMING CONTROL DEVICE AND ENGINE DEVICE AND VEHICLE INCLUDING THE SAME - When an engine operates at low engine speed, the tip end of a cam nose of an intake cam is at a second position. As the engine speed increases and exceeds a first engine speed, the tip end of the cam nose of the intake cam moves to a first position. When the engine operates at high engine speed, the tip end of the cam nose of the intake cam is at the first position. As the engine speed decreases and becomes lower than a second engine speed smaller than the first engine speed, the tip end of the cam nose of the intake cam moves to the second position different from the first position.10-08-2009
20090205595Continuously variable valve lift system including valve deactivation capability on one of two dual intake vavles - In a dual intake valve arrangement for an internal combustion engine, a continuously variable valve lift (CVVL) system controls two intake valves for one or more engine cylinders. In each cylinder, one of the intake valves includes an associated valve deactivation device, and the other intake valve does not. To improve in-cylinder air flow turbulence under low valve lift, one of the intake valves may be deactivated, resulting in mixture intake through only one valve, resulting in strong swirl by unbalanced flow. A CVVL-equipped engine including a valve deactivation device provides the same amount of air flow for the same engine load as a prior art CVVL engine. A method of introducing a swirl to the mixture is also described.08-20-2009
20090250025VARIABLE INTAKE APPARATUS FOR V-TYPE INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - In a variable intake apparatus for a V-type internal combustion engine, each of plural intake pipes is separated from a surge tank by a partition wall, and communication ports, provided in the partition wall for the respective intake pipes, are opened and closed by respective variable intake valves to adjust length of intake passages. The variable intake valves in one of two parallel rows are offset from the variable intake valves in the other row. The variable intake valves are opened and closed by turning the turning shafts to which the variable intake valves are connected. Further, a synchronization mechanism synchronously turns the turning shafts (10-08-2009
20090241873VARIABLE VALVE-OPERATING SYSTEM FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - A variable valve-operating system for an internal combustion engine, comprising a cylinder head having an intake or exhaust valve, a camshaft rotatably supported by the cylinder head, a cam body rotatably fitted around the camshaft and including a cam lobe having an outer peripheral surface for driving the valve and a boss protruding radially from the cam body, and a valve open period-varying mechanism supported on the camshaft and including an intermediate rotating member having a center of rotation offset from the camshaft, the mechanism transmits rotation of the camshaft to the boss of the cam body through the intermediate rotating member and also permits the valve open period of the valve to be varied through adjustment of the eccentric phase angle of the intermediate rotating member, wherein at least a part of the boss is so positioned as to overlap with the profile of a nose of the cam lobe when viewed in the axial direction of the cam body.10-01-2009
20090255495Method of Variable Valve Timing in an Internal Combustion Engine - A method of variable valve timing in an internal combustion engine in which the valve opening and closing timing of the actuated gas exchange valves of the internal combustion engine can be varied as a function of engine speed by adjusting means for adjusting at least one camshaft relative to a crankshaft, said internal combustion engine comprising hydraulic valve lash adjusters for adjusting a valve lash of the gas exchange valves, said lash adjusters being configured at least on one of an inlet side and an outlet side as idle stroke elements which, when actuated, at first produce an engine speed-dependent idle stroke and to provide a method of variable valve timing for internal combustion engines comprising a camshaft adjustment and a hydraulic valve adjustment with an idle stroke function that guarantees favorable valve timing in all operational situations of the internal combustion engine and, at the same time, improves the thermodynamic exploitation of such internal combustion engines, at each adjustment of the at least one camshaft, the respective idle stroke of the valve lash adjusters is taken into account.10-15-2009
20090255494Variable Valve Mechanism for Internal Combustion Engine - A worm gear is connected to an actuator and a worm wheel is connected to a. control shaft. The worm wheel has teeth formed only on a predetermined angular range thereof. The above-referenced angular range includes a required rotational range of the control shaft. The worm wheel is formed to be brought out of mesh with the worm gear outside the predetermined angular range.10-15-2009
20120192819VALVE TIMING CONTROL APPARATUS FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - In a housing body of an engine valve timing control apparatus, a vane rotor includes a vane, wherein the vane and shoes of the housing body define advance and retard chambers. The housing body is formed with a pulley adapted to winding of a belt, and formed with first bolt holes extending axially through the housing body, and formed with a sealing recess at an open axial end. A plate is fixedly inserted in the sealing recess, and formed with second bolt holes facing the first bolt holes. An annular first sealing ring is arranged between an inside periphery of the sealing recess and an outside periphery of the plate. An annular second sealing ring is arranged between the plate and an axial end surface of one of the shoes, wherein the second sealing ring extends circumferentially around one of the second bolt holes.08-02-2012
20120192818LOST-MOTION VARIABLE VALVE ACTUATION SYSTEM WITH CAM PHASER - Devices and related methods are disclosed that generally involve variable actuation of engine valves. In one embodiment, a valve train for a split-cycle internal combustion engine or an air hybrid split-cycle engine is provided that includes a cam phaser, a dwell cam, an adjustable mechanical element for performing a variable valve actuation function, and/or a valve seating control device. The devices and methods disclosed herein also have application in conventional internal combustion engines and can actuate inwardly-opening and/or outwardly-opening valves.08-02-2012
20100175646CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - A control system for an internal combustion engine, which is capable of preventing a variable valve-operating mechanism from suffering problems due to insufficiency of lubrication oil immediately after starting the engine. The ECU of the engine determines an amount of lubrication oil lubricating the variable valve-operating mechanism which is capable of continuously changing an intake lift, holds the intake lift at a predetermined lift if it is determined that the oil amount is less than a predetermined amount, and controls the amount of intake air by changing the opening of a throttle valve capable of adjusting the amount of intake air, when the operation of the variable valve-operating mechanism is inhibited.07-15-2010
20090071424VALVE TIMING CONTROL APPARATUS - A boss portion of a vane rotor includes a tapered outer wall surface, which is tilted relative to an axis of the boss portion. A housing member includes a tapered inner wall surface that contacts the tapered outer wall surface. A seal member is provided at one axial end surface of the vane rotor on one axial side of the vane rotor, toward which the vane rotor urges the housing member by an interaction between the tapered outer wall surface of the supporting portion and the tapered inner wall surface of the housing member.03-19-2009
20120103289Valve Timing Control Apparatus - A valve timing control apparatus includes a driving rotary member to receive a rotational force from a crankshaft of an engine, and a vane rotor connected with a camshaft and arranged to rotate relative to the driving rotary member, with at least one vane defining a retard pressure chamber and an advance pressure chamber in the inside of the driving rotary member. A lock member is received slidably in the vane of the vane rotor and arranged to engage with a lock hole when the vane is rotated to a predetermined angular position. The lock member includes forward and rearward end portions arranged to receive equal fluid pressures. The lock member further includes a pressure receiving portion to which an operating fluid pressure is selectively applied to force the lock member away from the lock hole.05-03-2012
20120103288DEVICE FOR VARIABLY ADJUSTING THE VALVE TIMING OF GAS EXCHANGE VALVES OF AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - A device for variably adjusting the valve timing of gas exchange valves of an internal combustion engine which has an input element, an output element and a camshaft. The input element can be brought in a driving connection with the crankshaft of the internal combustion engine. The output element is non-rotationally connected to the camshaft and swivelable in relation to the input element. An axial lateral face of the camshaft rests against an axial lateral face of the output element. A form-locking element on one of the axial lateral faces resting against each other aligns the output element on the camshaft with respect to its circumferential direction and engages in a mating form-locking element of the other component.05-03-2012
20130213328CONTROL VALVE FOR CONTROLLING COMPRESSION RATIO AND COMBUSTION RATE - A method of controlling the compression ratio in an engine (08-22-2013
20090314234DEVICE FOR VARIABLY ADJUSTING THE CONTROL TIMES OF GAS EXCHANGE VALVES OF AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE12-24-2009
20100180843Internal Combustion engine valve drive train switching arrangement - In an internal combustion engine valve drive train switching arrangement with a switching unit, the switching unit has at least one actuating unit with at least two switching members and at least one switching device for actuating the two switching members independently in an at least partial chronological offset, so as to perform a first switching process based on a first signal and then a second switching process, independently of an electronic evaluation.07-22-2010
20100186692VALVE OPERATION CONTROL SYSTEM FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - A valve operation control system for an internal combustion engine in which hydraulic pressure applied to a valve operation mode changing mechanism is controlled by hydraulic pressure control means that is formed from a holder mounted on a cylinder head, a spool valve formed by slidably housing a spool valve body in a valve body, and an electromagnetic open/close valve for controlling hydraulic pressure of a pilot hydraulic chamber, wherein the holder (07-29-2010
20100192882CONTROL DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - A cylinder of an internal combustion engine is provided with a turbo-side exhaust valve that opens and closes an exhaust port that communicates with a turbo-side exhaust passageway that leads to a turbine inlet opening of a turbo-supercharger, a bypass-side exhaust valve that opens and closes an exhaust port that communicates with a bypass-side exhaust passageway that bypasses the turbine, a first intake valve disposed opposite to the turbo-side exhaust valve, and a second intake valve disposed opposite to the bypass-side exhaust valve. At the time of engine startup and/or the time of low engine load, the turbo-side exhaust valve and the first intake valve are stopped in the closed state.08-05-2010
20100192881METHOD FOR ACTUATING AN ELECTROMAGNETIC SWITCHING VALVE - A method for actuating an electromagnetic switching valve (08-05-2010
20100224151DELAYED EXHAUST ENGINE CYCLE - A method of operating an engine in a delayed exhaust engine cycle may include opening an intake valve of the engine during a first stroke to form an intake stroke. The method may further include closing the intake valve and determining an engine operating temperature. The engine operating temperature may be compared to a predetermined temperature limit. A first fuel mass may be provided to the combustion chamber between an end portion of a second stroke and a beginning portion of a third stroke. The third stroke may form a first power stroke and the intake valve and an exhaust valve in communication with the combustion chamber may be closed during the second and third strokes. The exhaust valve may be maintained in a closed position during a fourth stroke when the engine operating temperature is less than the predetermined temperature limit.09-09-2010
20100236505Valve operating device - In a valve operating device for an internal combustion engine with at least one actuating device which is provided to adjust an axially displaceable cam element by means of at least one slotted guide track, the valve operating device comprises a safety unit for moving the axially displaceable cam element in at least one operating mode into a defined basic safety position.09-23-2010
20130125845LOCK PIN FOR VARIABLE VALVE TIMING MECHANISM - The variable valve timing mechanism includes a housing, a rotor rotatably supported within the housing, and a lock pin. The housing includes a plurality of fluid chambers one of which includes a lock bore. The rotor includes a central portion and a plurality of vanes extending radially from the central portion. Each of the vanes extends into the fluid chambers of the housing to define an advanced fluid chamber and a retarded fluid chamber. One of the plurality of vanes includes a pin bore. The lock pin includes a shank section and an insertion section. The insertion section includes a nonlinear outer side profile. The lock pin is slidably received within the pin bore between an unlocked position and a locked position in which the insertion section of the lock pin is received within the lock bore of the housing thereby prohibiting relative rotation between the housing and the rotor.05-23-2013
20100242874VARIABLE VALVE-ACTUATING MECHANISM FOR AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE, AND ENGINE INCORPORATING SAME - In an internal combustion engine, a variable valve-actuating mechanism includes a trigger pin operable to permit axial movement of a rocker arm concurrently with a axial movement of a rocker arm shaft. A retention member has an insertion aperture formed therein, in which the trigger pin is inserted, and which slidably supports the trigger pin in the inserting direction. The trigger pin includes upper and lower expanded portions disposed on both sides thereof in the inserting direction. The upper and lower expanded portions of the trigger pin are operable to disable sliding motion of the trigger pin, relative to the retention member, beyond a predetermined range. The upper and lower expanded portions allow the trigger pin to be integrally assembled in the insertion aperture of the retention member, so as to be selectively retained therein.09-30-2010
20120192820CAMSHAFT ARRANGEMENT - A camshaft arrangement (08-02-2012
20100242877INTAKE SYSTEM FOR AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - In an intake system comprising a first intake passage (09-30-2010
20100199935Internal combustion engine valve drive switching device - In an internal combustion engine valve drive switching device with a switching unit, the switching unit includes an implementation unit for implementing a first switching process based on at least one signal and thereafter, to implement a second switching process independently of an electronic evaluation.08-12-2010
20100199936TIMING ADJUSTMENT DEVICE FOR AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - A timing adjustment device with axially joined components, clamped by a camshaft central screw on a hub element which maintains the required peripheral position of these components relative to one another within a narrow tolerance range. On a disk element of the timing adjustment device an insert section is formed, which can be inserted into a recess formed in the hub element and, in the region of the insert section, at least one anchoring structure is formed, through which the insert section is anchored on a counter-structure, which is provided by the hub element.08-12-2010
20100199934Internal combustion engine valve drive train switching arrangement - In an internal combustion engine valve drive train switching arrangement with a switching unit, the switching unit includes at least two control structure arranged at adjacent ends of at least two switching devices of the actuating units and an actuating unit cooperating with at least one control track formed by the switching devices of the actuating unit.08-12-2010
20090188453DEVICE FOR SETTING THE RELATIVE ROTATIONAL POSITION OF A CAMSHAFT OF AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE RELATIVE TO A CRANKSHAFT DRIVING THE CAMSHAFT - A device for setting the relative rotational position of a camshaft (07-30-2009
20090145381Vibration-Damping Control Apparatus and Vibration-Damping Control Method for Internal Combustion Engine - An apparatus and method of controlling vibration-damping for a vehicular internal combustion engine. The combustion is temporarily stopped in some cylinders among a plurality of cylinders, and the engine is operated by the remaining cylinders. Then, a variable valve mechanism which varies a valve lift amount of at least one of intake and exhaust valves of each cylinder is controlled, to decrease the valve lift amount of at least one of the intake and exhaust valves of each cylinder in which the combustion is temporarily stopped. Further, a rotating electric machine having at least one of functions of an electric motor and a generator is controlled, to apply torque to an output shaft of the engine thereby suppressing torque variation in the output shaft at the time when the combustion is temporarily stopped in some cylinders, so that the torque variation due to uneven explosion intervals is reduced.06-11-2009
20080230021Method for Operating an Internal Combustion Engine - In a method for operating an internal combustion engine, the engine includes a plurality of cylinders each of which having at least one valve of a first type, an inlet valve, and at least one valve of a second type, an exhaust valve, arranged in an end part of the cylinder, each of the cylinders further having a piston movably arranged therein, the piston being adapted to reciprocate between a first end position and a second end position, wherein the first end position is located closer to the valves than the lower end position, the engine being adapted to allow deactivation of at least one cylinder by reducing its supply of fuel, the engine further being adapted to allow varying opening times of the inlet valves and/or the exhaust valves. The method includes extending the total opening time of at least one valve type of a deactivated cylinder compared to the opening time of the same valve type when the cylinder is active, the extension of the total opening time being performed such that at least one valve of the type is open at least partly both during a first engine stroke, wherein the piston moves in a direction towards its second end position, as well as during a second consecutive engine stroke, wherein the piston moves in a direction towards its first end position.09-25-2008
20090025665VARIABLE VALVE TIMING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - At the time of reference position learning for ensuring accuracy in detecting a valve timing, an operation amount of an actuator is set such that intake valve phase changes to a position of most retarded angle as a reference phase. When the intake valve phase reaches the most retarded angle and the change in the intake valve phase stops (YES at S01-29-2009
20090107430CONTROL DEVICE FOR DIESEL ENGINE - A control device for a diesel engine has a valve timing switching mechanism capable of selectively switching between first opening/closing timing and second opening/closing timing for an exhaust valve. The first opening/closing timing is set such that the period for which the exhaust valve is open overlaps the period for which an intake valve is open, and that opening start timing for the exhaust valve is after bottom dead center of expansion stroke of a piston. The second opening/closing timing is set such that opening start timing for the exhaust valve is advanced compared with the opening start timing according to the first opening/closing timing. A control unit controls the valve timing switching mechanism so that the exhaust valve is opened and closed according to the first opening/closing timing, at least when the diesel engine is operating in a predetermined cold condition.04-30-2009
20090071423METHOD FOR CONTROLLING ACTUATION OF VALVES IN ENGINE WITH TURBOCHARGER - Surging is reliably prevented from occurring even when an engine with a turbocharger is operated with reduced number of cylinders and at a low speed range.03-19-2009
20120031358Camshaft adjuster, in particular with camshaft - A valve train comprises a double camshaft with an inner camshaft and an outer camshaft. The two camshafts are preferably designed coaxially. By means of a rotatory change in position of the inner camshaft to the outer camshaft, the angular position of at least one cam of the inner camshaft is adjusted or set relative to a cam of the outer camshaft. The cams are divided into sets that can occupy variable cam positions relative to one another. Various configurations of a camshaft adjuster are provided for this purpose.02-09-2012
20100300386CONTROL APPARATUS OF INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE FOR VEHICLE - A control apparatus for an internal combustion engine of a vehicle sets the overlap amount of an intake valve and an exhaust valve small when the engine is idling and the vehicle is stopped. Also, the control apparatus sets the overlap amount large using normal control when the vehicle is traveling, even if the engine is idling.12-02-2010
20100313834APPARATUS FOR VARIABLY ADJUSTING THE CONTROL TIMES OF GAS EXCHANGE VALVES IN AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - An apparatus for variably adjusting the control times of gas exchange valves in an internal combustion engine. The apparatus has a driving element, an output element, at least one pressure chamber, a pressurized medium supply device, and at least one pressure accumulator. The pressurized medium supply device allows pressurized medium to be fed to or discharged from the at least one pressure chamber. A phase angle of the output element relative to the driving element can be changed by supplying or discharging pressurized medium to or from the pressure chamber. The pressure accumulator encompasses a movable element that has a first pressure surface which partially delimits a storage space. The storage space is connected to the pressurized medium supply device. The movable element can be moved against the force of an energy store by pressurizing the storage space.12-16-2010
20110000447CONTROL VALVE - A control valve, particularly for a device for altering the actuation periods of an internal combustion engine, which has a valve housing that is configured with a substantially hollow cylindrical structure, a control piston disposed inside the valve housing and is axially displaceable therein, and a closing element. The control piston has at least one section with a hollow structure that ends in an opening of the control piston and the closing element is disposed in the opening.01-06-2011
20110005482DEVICE FOR VARIABLY ADJUSTING CONTROL TIMES OF GAS EXCHANGE VALVES OF AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - A device for variably adjusting control times of gas exchange valves of an internal combustion engine. The device has a drive element, an output element, a rotation angle limiting device, a control valve and counter-working pressure chambers. Phase adjustment between the output and drive element is initiated by applying pressure to one of the pressure chambers while discharging the other pressure chamber. The rotation angle limiting device, which can be transferred from a locked state into an unlocked state due to pressure, prevents phasing when locked and allows phasing when unlocked. The control valve has a valve housing and a control piston. An inflow connection, an outflow connection, a first and a second working connection and a third working connection are embodied on the valve housing. The working connections are offset in relation to other and do not overlap on the valve housing.01-13-2011
20110107987VARIABLE VALVE DEVICE FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - A variable valve device for an internal combustion engine includes a cam phase variable mechanism for varying a phase difference (split) between first and second intake cams. Under predetermined operating conditions of the internal combustion engine, the second intake cam is controlled to take a phase (split) (S05-12-2011
20090064951VALVETRAIN CONTROL SYSTEMS WITH INDEPENDENT INTAKE AND EXHAUST LIFT CONTROL - A valve control system for an internal combustion engine includes a valve actuation system. The valve actuation system includes at least one of first and second configurations. The first configuration includes a shared lift control valve that actuates an intake valve and an exhaust valve between N open lift modes, where N is an integer greater than one. A second configuration includes a first lift control valve that actuates the intake valve and not the exhaust valve and a second lift control valve that actuates the exhaust valve and not the intake valve between the N open lift modes. A control module that enables transitioning of at least one of the intake and exhaust valves between the N open lift modes for the first and second configurations.03-12-2009
20110114047CAMSHAFT INSERT - The invention relates to a camshaft insert for a camshaft, which can be, in particular, a composite camshaft. In this case, the camshaft insert bears an oscillating motor adjuster. An accumulator that can be loaded by means of a spring force is disposed inside camshaft insert. Alternatively, the accumulator can also be disposed in the camshaft.05-19-2011
20110139100CAMSHAFT ADJUSTMENT DEVICE FOR AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - A camshaft adjustment device which has a pinion and a drive part that is disposed in a pivoting manner relative thereto. The pinion and the drive part are operatively connected to each other via a pressure chamber that can be pressurized using pressure means. At least one locking device can mechanically couple the pinion and the drive part. The locking device is actuated by a pressure medium. The pressure chamber and the locking device are in a pressure medium connection to one another for regulating the pressure medium supply to the locking device and the pressure medium discharge therefrom by at least one regulating unit. The passage of the pressure medium can be blocked in a pressure-tight manner in the direction of the pressure chamber by at least one locking device disposed in the pressure medium connection.06-16-2011
20110079188Valve drive train device - In a valve drive train device, particularly of an internal combustion engine, having an actuating device provided to displace at least one first axially displaceable cam element using a shifting gate, the actuating device is designed for switching the axially displaceable first cam element into the various switching positions.04-07-2011
20110239966DEVICE FOR VARIABLY ADJUSTING THE CONTROL TIMES OF GAS EXCHANGE VALVES OF AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - The invention relates to a device (10-06-2011
20100192883VARIABLE VALVE APPARATUS - A first overlap amount that is an overlap amount of overlap between an intake valve opening timing and an exhaust valve opening timing, is calculated based on rotation speed of an internal combustion engine, load on the engine, and temperature of a working fluid. A second overlap amount that is the overlap amount that is set so that the relative rotation phase of at least one of the intake-side camshaft and the exhaust-side camshaft relative to the rotation phase of the crankshaft is fixed when the engine stops, is calculated based on the temperature of the working fluid. The overlap amount is set to equal to the second overlap amount, if the first overlap amount is larger than the second overlap amount. The overlap amount is set to equal to the first overlap amount, if the first overlap amount is less than or equal to the second overlap amount.08-05-2010
20110174252VALVE TIMING ADJUSTER - A valve timing adjuster is mounted to a driving force transmission system, wherein the driving force transmission system transmits a driving force through a timing belt from a drive shaft to a driven shaft. The timing belt is rotatable synchronously with rotation of the drive shaft. The valve timing adjuster includes a pulley part, a housing, and a vane rotor. The pulley part is rotatable synchronously with the drive shaft through engagement with the timing belt. The housing is formed integrally with the pulley part. The vane rotor is received within the housing. The vane rotor is rotatable synchronously with the driven shaft. The vane rotor has a plurality of vane parts that is rotatable relative to the housing within a predetermined angular range.07-21-2011
20100037841APPARATUS FOR THE VARIABLE SETTING OF THE CONTROL TIMES OF GAS EXCHANGE VALVES OF AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - An apparatus for variable setting of control times of gas exchange valves of an internal combustion engine which has an outer and inner rotor rotatable relative to the former, with one component drive-connected to a crankshaft and the other drive-connected to a camshaft. The apparatus has at least one pressure space, which are each divided into two pressure chambers acting counter to one another. The apparatus has a plurality of pressure medium channels, via which pressure medium is fed to or led away from the pressure chambers. Additionally, the apparatus has a plurality of rotational-angle limitation devices assuming an unlocked and locked state. The locking states are set by the supply of pressure medium to or discharge of pressure medium from the respective rotational-angle limitation apparatus. Furthermore, a method for controlling an apparatus for variable setting of control times of gas exchange valves of an internal combustion engine is disclosed.02-18-2010
20100000478START CONTROL DEVICE OF INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - A start control device of an internal combustion engine, the start control device includes: a starting unit, which cranks the internal combustion engine to start the internal combustion engine while opening and closing an intake valve; a variable valve mechanism, which can change a closing timing of the intake valve; and a control unit, which controls the variable valve mechanism so as to advance the closing timing of the intake valve while the starting unit cranks.01-07-2010
20100037842CONTROL UNIT AND CONTROL METHOD FOR VARIABLE VALVE TIMING MECHANISM - An idling-time target phase setting unit (02-18-2010
20120186544ENGINE ASSEMBLY INCLUDING MODIFIED CAMSHAFT ARRANGEMENT - An engine assembly includes an engine block having a first bank defining a first cylinder bore and a second bank defining a second cylinder bore. A first cylinder head is coupled to the first bank and defines first and second ports in communication with the first cylinder bore. A second cylinder head is coupled to the second bank and defines a third port in communication with the second cylinder bore. A first valve is located in the first port and engaged with a first valve lift mechanism, a second valve is located in the second port and engaged with a second valve lift mechanism, and a third valve is located in the third port and engaged with a third valve lift mechanism. A first camshaft is engaged with the first and third valve lift mechanisms and a second camshaft is engaged with the second valve lift mechanism.07-26-2012
20110094464Vane-type motor cam phaser with a friction disc and mounting method - The invention relates to a vane-type motor cam phaser with a rotor and a camshaft. Between this rotor and the camshaft, a friction disc is braced axially by means of a central screw. Accordingly, this friction disc transmits a drive torque in a frictionally engaged manner. For pivoting the rotor in two oppositely lying directions of rotation, at least two oil channels (A, B) run through the camshaft and a hub of the rotor. At least the one oil channel (A or B) is sealed hydraulically radially inward by an inner ring part of the friction disc and radially outward by an outer ring part of the friction disc. The inner ring part and the outer ring part are joined to each other by means of a crossarm.04-28-2011
20110067656DEVICE FOR VARYING THE ANGULAR POSITION OF A CAMSHAFT WITH RESPECT TO A CRANKSHAFT OF AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - A device for varying the relative angular position of a camshaft (03-24-2011
20110067655DEVICE FOR VARYING THE ANGULAR POSITION OF A CAMSHAFT RELATIVE TO A CRANKSHAFT OF AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - A device for varying the angular position of a camshaft relative to a crankshaft of an internal combustion engine. The device has a drive element, which is driven by the crankshaft via a gearwheel and which is supported so that it can rotate in relation to the camshaft. The device also has at least two hydraulic chambers, to which a hydraulic fluid can be admitted in order to set a defined relative rotational position between the drive element and the camshaft, formed between the drive element and the camshaft. In order to produce an optimum axial support of the camshaft in terms of weight and cost, the gearwheel form a bearing face for the axial contact of the camshaft or of a component rotationally fixed to the latter.03-24-2011
20110100311VARIABLE VALVE LIFT SYSTEM FOR AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - A variable valve lift system for an internal combustion engine includes a roller rocker lift mechanism and a driving mechanism. A cam (05-05-2011
20110073053METHOD FOR CAM-SHAFT PHASE SHIFTING CONTROL USING CAM REACTION FORCE - A control method for an electro-mechanical camshaft phase shifting devices in general, and a control method for an electro-mechanic camshaft phase shifting device with a self-locking mechanism in particular. The control method takes advantage of a cam shaft reaction torque in conjunction with a frictional self-locking feature of an electro-mechanical camshaft phase shifting device to simplify the control structure and to reduce the actuating torque required for the associated electric machine, consequently reducing the size of electric machine.03-31-2011
20110061615Apparatus and Method for Setting Mechanical Lash in a Valve-Deactivating Hydraulic Lash Adjuster - A DHLA including a hydraulic lash adjustment mechanism disposed within a plunger slidably disposed within a pin housing that is slidably disposed within an axial bore in an adjuster body. A lash ring disposed in a groove near the outer end of the DHLA body includes a portion extending into the bore to limit travel of the pin housing and thereby set the internal mechanical lash in the DHLA. The lash ring has a thickness selected to provided a predetermined amount of mechanical lash in the assembled lifter, which thickness varies from assembly to assembly to compensate for manufacturing variation in the components. A biasing means such as a wave ring, a Belleville washer or a beveled retaining ring is also installed in the annular groove to urge the lash ring against the lower surface of the groove under all DHLA operating conditions.03-17-2011
20110061616Valve Timing Control Apparatus for Internal Combustion Engine, and Method of Producing Same - A valve timing control apparatus for an internal combustion engine, includes a housing body, a sealing plate, a vane rotor, and a sealing ring. The housing body includes an opening at an axial end which is closed by the sealing plate. The sealing ring is disposed between the housing body and the sealing plate. The housing body is formed of an aluminum-based metal material and anodized, wherein the housing body includes a base layer and an anodic oxide coating film layer. The sealing ring abuts on the base layer of the housing body at the axial end.03-17-2011
20110067657CAMSHAFT ADJUSTER WITH LOCKING DEVICE - A camshaft adjuster which has a locking device by which a drive input and drive output part can be rotationally fixedly locked in a locking rotational position. The locking device has a multiplicity of engagement pairs which include one axial bar which is held in the drive input or drive output part and a bar slot which is formed in the respective other part. The engagement pairs are designed such that, during an adjustment of the drive output part in the drive direction, the bars can be placed in successive engagement with the bar slots in a relative rotational position between an end rotational position, which lags behind in the drive direction, and the locking rotational position. The bar slots prevent an adjustment of the drive output part counter to the drive direction and permit an adjustment in the drive direction until the locking rotational position is reached.03-24-2011
20110061617INTAKE AND EXHAUST APPARATUS FOR FOUR-STROKE INTERNAL-COMBUSTION ENGINE - The present invention comprises a cylinder block wherein vertical reciprocation of a piston is transmitted to a connecting rod then rotates a crank shaft to generate torque. A cylinder head is joined to the top of the cylinder block, whereof one side is connected to a primary intake and exhaust manifold which is opened and shut by a primary intake and exhaust valve and the other side is connected to a secondary intake and exhaust manifold which is opened and shut by a secondary intake and exhaust valve. A primary cam shaft is placed on the upper side of the cylinder head and rotates to interlock with the rotation of the crank shaft and is connected with a primary intake and exhaust cam driving the primary intake and exhaust valve. A secondary cam shaft is placed on the upper side of the cylinder head and rotates to interlock with the rotation of the crank shaft, and is connected with a secondary intake and exhaust cam driving the secondary intake and exhaust valve. A tertiary cam shaft is placed on the upper side of the cylinder head and rotates to interlock with the rotation of the secondary cam shaft. A primary intake and exhaust control unit is installed in the primary intake and exhaust manifold and controls selectively one of intake of mixed gas or air and exhaust of combustion gas. A secondary intake and exhaust control unit is installed in the secondary intake and exhaust manifold and controls selectively one of intake of mixed gas or air and exhaust of combustion gas. An exhaust-connecting pipe connects the primary and secondary intake and exhaust manifolds, and forms an exhaust path for combustion exhaust gas. Therefore, intake and exhaust performance of a four-stroke internal-combustion engine is improved.03-17-2011
20110048347COMBUSTION CHAMBER DEACTIVATION SYSTEM - The present invention relates to an internal combustion engine comprising: a plurality of combustion chambers (03-03-2011
20110000448CONTROLLING CYLINDER MIXTURE AND TURBOCHARGER OPERATION - A method for controlling differences in exhaust gas residual amount for a two cylinder bank engine having at least one turbocharger is presented. In one example, the description includes a method for adjusting valve timing to reduce cylinder exhaust gas residual variation.01-06-2011
20120199085CAMSHAFT ARRANGEMENT - A camshaft arrangement (08-09-2012
20090277407Valve Gear of Internal Combustion Engine - A valve train for an internal combustion engine that uses motors to open/close intake valves of cylinders. The motors drive the intake valves for each of a plurality of groups of cylinders that perform an explosion stroke at substantially equal crank angle intervals. Since the intake valves are driven for each of the plurality of groups of cylinders that perform an explosion stroke at substantially equal crank angle intervals, the explosion stroke is performed regularly even when an operation is conducted with only a particular group of cylinders. This makes it possible to inhibit driveability deterioration.11-12-2009
20110041787METHOD FOR COMPENSATING FOR GAS EXCHANGE LOSSES BETWEEN COMBUSTION CHAMBERS OF AN OTTO ENGINE - A method is presented for compensating for combustion chamber-specific actual values of a parameter, which characterizes combustions, between a plurality of combustion chambers of an Otto engine (02-24-2011
20110041786SPARK IGNITED INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE SYSTEM - There is provided, in one aspect of the present description, an internal combustion engine system. In one example, the system comprises a controller configured to control an intake valve closing timing varying mechanism to vary a closing timing of the intake valve to regulate air charged in a combustion chamber in accordance with engine operating conditions and, in a first engine operating condition where a least volume of air is required to be charged into the combustion chamber, retard a closing timing of the intake valve to a most retarded crank angle which is after bottom dead center during a cylinder cycle and satisfies the following formulas:02-24-2011
20110162601VALVE TIMING CONTROL APPARATUS - A valve timing control apparatus has a regulation member to fix a phase. The regulation member has a main regulation member and a sub regulation member. The main regulation member is inserted into a recess part to regulate the phase. The sub regulation member has an engagement part engageable with the main regulation member in an escape direction Y and disengageable from the main regulation member in an insertion direction X. Further, the sub regulation member has a pressure reception part that receives pressure in the escape direction Y from hydraulic fluid in an operation chamber. The main regulation member is urged in the insertion direction X by a main resilient member. Further, the sub regulation member is urged in the insertion direction X by a sub resilient member. The main regulation member moves in the escape direction Y only by hydraulic fluid, and moves in the insertion direction X only by the resilient member.07-07-2011
20100319639VALVE TIMING ADJUSTING APPARATUS - A valve timing adjusting apparatus for an engine includes a casing, magnetorheological fluid, a control device, a brake rotor, a phase adjustment mechanism, and a sealing structure. The control device changes the degree of viscosity of magnetorheological fluid in the casing. The sealing structure seals a gap between the casing and the brake rotor. The sealing structure includes an annular permanent magnet and at least one annular magnetic flux guide. The at least one magnetic flux guide defines a guide gap between the at least one magnetic flux guide and the other one of the casing and the brake rotor. The direction of magnetic flux relative to an axial center of the brake rotor, which flux is generated by the control device is similar to a direction of magnetic flux relative to the axial center generated by the permanent magnet.12-23-2010
20100319640DEACTIVATING CAM SYSTEM FOR A VALVE TRAIN OF AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - A deactivating cam system (12-23-2010
20110107988VARIABLE VALVE DEVICE FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - In a variable valve device for an internal combustion engine, which has a cam phase variable mechanism including a split variable function, when the operation of the internal combustion engine is in a predetermined extremely low speed and load region, the phase of a second intake cam is controlled to a more advanced position (S05-12-2011
20110107989VARIABLE VALVE OPERATING SYSTEM FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - A variable valve operating system includes a position changing mechanism, which is configured by a circular eccentric portion provided for a control shaft of a engine valve in a manner decentered from an axis of the control shaft, an external gear formed on a cam follower swingably supported on the eccentric shaft portion, and an internal gear formed on a rocking cam so as to be engaged with the external gear. The control shaft is rotated when opening/closing characteristics of the engine valve are changed, the external gear is revolved by the eccentric shaft portion around the axis of the control shaft, an engaged portion of the internal gear with the external gear is moved in a circumferential direction of the internal gear by the revolution of the external gear, and the position of the rocking cam with respect to the cam follower is changed by the movement of the engaged portion of the internal gear.05-12-2011
20100175647METHOD FOR OPERATING AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE WITH VARIABLE VALVE CONTROL - In a method for operating an internal combustion engine (07-15-2010
20100175645ADJUSTING VALVE TIMING TO DEACTIVATE ENGINE CYLINDERS FOR VARIABLE DISPLACEMENT OPERATION - An internal combustion engine having two cylinder banks and adjustable camshaft timing is disclosed in which the camshafts in one cylinder bank are adjusted so that there is no net flow from the cylinders to effectively disable the cylinder bank. In particular, exhaust valve timing is advanced so that the maximum valve lift occurs approximately at bottom center between expansion and exhaust strokes and intake valve timing is advanced so that maximum valve lift occurs approximately at bottom center between intake and compression strokes. Also disclosed is an engine in which an intake and an exhaust camshaft on a single bank are coaxial with valve timings adjusted by rotating the inner of the two camshafts with respect to the outer of the two camshafts.07-15-2010
20100175644CONTROL APPARATUS FOR INTERNAL-COMBUSTION ENGINE WITH VARIABLE VALVE MECHANISM - An intake variable valve mechanism 07-15-2010
20120145101VARIABLE VALVE DEVICE FOR AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - A variable valve device has a configuration in which a first cam (06-14-2012
20090293823TRACTION MECHANISM DRIVE WITH A COMPENSATING DEVICE FOR VIBRATION REDUCTION - The present invention relates to a traction drive with a compensating device for vibration reduction of a driven shaft, for example a camshaft, a water pump shaft or an injection pump shaft of an internal combustion engine, having a drive wheel which is coupled to the shaft, having a drive means, and having at least one compensating mass which is relatively movable in the traction drive and having at least one actuating mechanism for moving the compensating mass. Here, the compensating mass is movable in or counter to the rotational direction of the shaft, and the actuating mechanism is formed as a tangentially acting actuator for moving the compensating mass. The invention also relates to a method for vibration reduction in a traction drive, having a driven shaft, a drive wheel and a drive means, wherein at least one actuating mechanism moves at least one compensating mass which is relatively movable in the traction drive, having the steps: activating the actuating mechanism, moving the compensating mass and generating a compensating torque at the driven shaft. In the case of a control drive with a camshaft adjusting system for the angular adjustment of the control time, the camshaft which is movable relative to the traction drive can simultaneously be used as a compensating mass for vibration reduction.12-03-2009
20100018483DIESEL EMISSION REDUCTION USING INTERNAL EXHAUST GAS RECIRCULATION - A method for controlling combustion in a direct-injection diesel engine includes monitoring a crankshaft rotational position of a cylinder of the engine, monitoring an engine load, determining an intake stroke within the cylinder based upon the crankshaft rotational position, and when the engine load is less than a threshold engine load, opening an exhaust valve for the cylinder during a portion of the intake stroke.01-28-2010
20110297113APPARATUS FOR VARIABLY SETTING THE CONTROL TIMES OF GAS EXCHANGE VALVES OF AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE, AND SCREWS FOR AN APPARATUS OF THIS TYPE - An apparatus for variably setting the control times of gas exchange valves of an internal combustion engine which has at least one first screw with a threaded section, an action section for an assembly tool and a fastening section arranged on a side of the action section which faces away from the threaded section and acted on by a spring element. As a result of the first screw, a turning operation is omitted during the mounting of the apparatus, and insertion of the spring element on the screw head side is produced without further connecting points or elements.12-08-2011
20110120398Valve Control Apparatus for Internal Combustion Engine - A valve control apparatus includes a variable mechanism configured to vary operating states of two intake valves by varying a swing range of a single swing cam; a primary swing arm configured to receive swinging force from the swing cam by becoming in contact with the swing cam, and configured to open/close one of the two intake valves; a secondary swing arm configured to open/close another of the two intake valves; and a connection changeover mechanism configured to connect/disconnect the primary swing arm with/from the secondary swing arm in accordance with an operating state of engine. The connection changeover mechanism disconnects the primary swing arm from the secondary swing arm to maintain the another of the two intake valves in a non-lifted state, when the variable mechanism controls a swing amount of the primary swing arm within a range below a predetermined amount. The connection changeover mechanism connects the primary swing arm with the secondary swing arm to open and close both of the two intake valves together, when the variable mechanism controls the swing amount of the primary swing arm within a range greater than or equal to the predetermined amount.05-26-2011
20110120400DEVICE FOR VARIABLY ADJUSTING THE VALVE TIMING OF GAS EXCHANGE VALVES OF AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - A device for variably adjusting valve timing of gas exchange valves of an internal combustion engine which has an input element an output element and a camshaft. The input element can be brought into driving connection with a crankshaft. The output element is non-rotationally connected to the camshaft and swivelable in relation to the input element. At least one first pressure chamber is provided. A phase position between the output and input element is modifiable by supplying a pressure medium to or discharging a pressure medium from the pressure chamber. An axial lateral face of the camshaft rests against an axial lateral face of the output element. The camshaft has at least one first pressure medium line with a first opening on the axial lateral face. The output element has at least one second pressure medium line with a second opening, axially opposite the first opening, on the axial lateral face.05-26-2011
20120037104SINTERED COMPOSITE AND METHOD FOR ITS MANUFACTURE - A method for powder-metallurgically manufacturing a rotational body, including compacting a first starting body is compacted from a metal powder; forming a second starting body from metal, separately from the first starting body; placing the starting bodies against each other in axial contact via end faces in relation to a longitudinal axis of the rotational body; and permanently and firmly sintered the first starting body and the second starting body to each other by collective sintering. The first starting body is compacted from an aluminium-based powder, the second starting body is formed from an aluminium material, and the starting bodies are sintered to each other at their respective end faces.02-16-2012
20100224149TIMING CHAIN DRIVE COMPRISING AN INTEGRATED ELECTRIC MOTOR - The invention relates to a timing drive for an internal combustion engine, comprising a crankshaft, at least one camshaft, a driven gear that is connected to the crankshaft, at least one driving gear which drives the associated camshaft and a transmission that interconnects the driven gear and the at least one driving gear. An electric motor is provided which engages with the transmission in an offset manner relative to the crankshaft and the at least one camshaft as well as in an offset manner relative to the associated driven gear and the associated at least one driving gear by means of an intermediate gear. Furthermore, a control device is provided, with the aid of which the electric motor can be triggered in such a way that additional torque and/or an additional torque profile can be introduced into the transmission and/or can be tapped from the transmission based on at least one operational parameter and/or at least one operational situation of the transmission. Also disclosed is a corresponding method.09-09-2010
20120145100DEVICE FOR ADJUSTING THE ROTATIONAL ANGULAR POSITION OF A CAM SHAFT - A device for adjusting the rotational angular position of a cam shaft relative to a crankshaft of a combustion engine includes a supply branch for supplying pressure fluid to setting chambers to generate torque acting on a rotor; and a pressure storage device arranged in the supply branch and including a spring and a storage chamber which can be filled with the pressure fluid against a spring force of the spring, wherein the storage chamber begins to fill, against the spring force, at a start-of-filling pressure which is at most as large as a hot idling pressure which the pressure fluid exhibits when the combustion engine is idling in its hot operational state, and continues to be filled against the spring force if the hot idling pressure is exceeded.06-14-2012
20120145099VALVE TIMING CONTROL APPARATUS - A springless check valve enables flow of hydraulic fluid from a supply port toward a corresponding one of an advancing port and a retarding port in a connection passage upon lifting of a valve member from a valve seat and limits flow of the hydraulic fluid from the corresponding one of the advancing port and the retarding port toward the supply port upon seating of the valve member against the valve seat. In a synchronously rotatable member, a drain passage is circumferentially displaced from the drain port, and an advancing passage is placed at a corresponding circumferential position, which coincides with a circumferential position of the advancing port. Furthermore, a retarding passage is placed at a corresponding circumferential position, which coincides with a circumferential position of the retarding port.06-14-2012
20090101091VARIABLE VALVE LIFT TRANSITION CONTROL METHODS AND SYSTEMS - A system for controlling a variable valve lift system of an engine comprises a delay module that estimates a total delay based on at least one of a measured and an estimated delay of the variable valve lift system. A variable valve control module commands one of a first transition from a variable valve low-lift profile to a variable valve high-lift profile and a second transition from a variable valve high-lift profile to a variable valve low-lift profile based on the total delay.04-23-2009
20120145102Varying The Phase And Lift Of A Rocker Arm On A Camshaft Actuating A Valve Or Injector - In an internal combustion engine using poppet type valves, a center pivot rocker arm is moved through a specific path wherein the roller in contact with a cam is moved to alter the phasing of the valves or injectors in the engine. Depending on the interface between the valve or injector and the rocker arm, the rocker ratio of the rocker arm may be altered, giving a change in lift as well. By positioning a control arm at desired points on either side of a centered position, and rotating the control arm about its own pivot point via an arm actuator, phase change is achieved. The arm actuator controls the location of the control arm and thus the timing of the valve or injector relative to the rotation of the cam. Advanced, centered, and retarded phase change is possible depending upon the movement of the control arm.06-14-2012
20130192548METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING A VARIABLE VALVE SYSTEM - A variable valve timing apparatus for an internal combustion engine, includes an actuator (08-01-2013
20120097122AXIALLY COMPACT CAMSHAFT PHASER - A camshaft phaser is provided for varying the phase relationship between a crankshaft and a camshaft in an internal combustion engine. The camshaft phaser includes a stator having a plurality of lobes. A rotor is disposed within the stator and includes a plurality of vanes interspersed with the stator lobes to define alternating advance and retard chambers. A bushing adaptor of the camshaft phaser is disposable axially within a pocket of the camshaft and is disposed axially within the rotor. The bushing adaptor defines at least in part a supply passage for communicating pressurized oil from the internal combustion engine to a control valve, an advance passage for selectively communicating pressurized oil from the control valve to the advance chambers, and a retard passage for selectively communicating pressurized oil from the control valve to the retard chambers.04-26-2012
20110107986CYLINDER CHARGE TEMPERATURE CONTROL FOR AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - A method of operating an engine is provided. The engine includes operating a cylinder with net exhaust flow from the exhaust manifold, through the cylinder, to the intake manifold. Concurrently, another cylinder may operate to carry out combustion with net flow from the intake to the exhaust. In this way, exhaust in the intake manifold may be adjusted by varying valve operation of the first cylinder.05-12-2011
20110315101METHOD AND DEVICE FOR IMPROVING CHARGED ENGINES - A charged engine may utilize a plurality of independently controllable intake valves for a cylinder of the engine. A method to operate the engine includes monitoring an unmodified timing for the plurality of independently controllable intake valves for the cylinder, monitoring operation of the engine, determining a delayed timing for a first intake valve of the independently controllable intake valves for the cylinder based upon the monitored operation of the engine and the unmodified timing for the plurality of independently controllable intake valves for the cylinder, controlling the first intake valve based upon the determined delayed timing for the first intake valve, and controlling a second intake valve of the independently controllable intake valves for the cylinder based upon the monitored unmodified timing.12-29-2011
20110315102HARMONIC DRIVE CAMSHAFT PHASER AND METHOD FOR USING - A camshaft phaser includes a housing with a harmonic gear drive unit disposed therein. The harmonic gear drive unit includes a circular spline and a dynamic spline, a flexspline disposed radially within the circular spline and the dynamic spline, a wave generator disposed radially within the flexspline, and a rotational actuator connectable to the wave generator. One of the circular spline and the dynamic spline is fixed to the housing. A hub is rotatably disposed radially within the housing and attachable to the camshaft and fixed to the other of the circular spline and the dynamic spline. An anti-rotation means is provided for temporarily fixing the circular spline to the dynamic spline in order to prevent relative rotation therebetween when the hub is being attached to the camshaft. The anti-rotation means prevents damage to the harmonic gear drive unit while the camshaft phaser is being installed onto the camshaft.12-29-2011
20110155084UPPER CYLINDER HEAD HOUSING FOR USE WITH AN ENGINE AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME - An upper cylinder head (UCH) housing for use with a vehicle engine is provided. The UCH housing includes a cover body and a variable cam timing (VCT) valve body integrally formed with the cover body. The VCT valve body is configured to at least partially cover a VCT valve assembly coupled to the vehicle engine. The UCH housing further includes a plurality of cam caps integrally formed with the cover body. The plurality of cam caps is configured to receive at least a portion of a cam shaft for securing the cam shaft to a cylinder head.06-30-2011
20120006291CONTROL APPARATUS FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - There is provided a control apparatus for an internal combustion engine, which can favorably reduce a load necessary for cranking at the time of the next start, while preventing the fresh air inflow to a catalyst at the time of the stop of the internal combustion engine. A valve stop command is issued to an electrically-driven actuator so that the operational states of intake and exhaust valves becomes a valve closed/stopped state when fuel supply is stopped in response to an establishment of a predetermined stop condition of the internal combustion engine. Then, to return the operational states of the intake and exhaust valves to a valve operating state after the completion of the stopping operation of the internal combustion engine, a valve return command is issued to the actuator, and a crankshaft is rotationally driven by a predetermined angle required to return the operational states of the intake and exhaust valves to the valve operating state.01-12-2012
20120006290VARIABLE VALVE TIMING CONTROL APPARATUS - A variable valve timing control apparatus, includes a drive-side rotary member, a driven-side rotary member, a partition portion arranged at least one of the drive-side rotary member and the driven-side rotary member to partition a fluid pressure chamber into an advanced angle chamber and a retarded angle chamber, a seal member arranged at a portion of the partition portion, which faces the other one of the drive-side rotary member and the driven-side rotary member, the seal member avoiding a hydraulic fluid from leaking between the advanced angle chamber and the retarded angle chamber, and a biasing member biasing the seal member, wherein at least one of the partition portion and a facing surface of the other one of the drive-side rotary member and the driven-side rotary member facing the partition portion is defined by an inclined surface of a tapered portion.01-12-2012
20110017157INTERNAL EGR CONTROL DEVICE FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - There is provided an internal EGR control device for an internal combustion engine, which, even when a change in the actual valve timing of exhaust valves is caused by aging, is capable of properly controlling an internal EGR amount while compensating for an adverse influence caused by the change, and thereby properly controlling the temperature within the cylinder. The internal EGR control device 01-27-2011
20120055427CONTROL VALVE FOR A DEVICE FOR VARIABLY ADJUSTING THE CONTROL TIMES OF GAS-EXCHANGE VALVES OF AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - A control valve for a device to variably adjust control times of gas-exchange valves of an internal combustion engine. The control device has a valve housing and a control piston. The valve housing has an axial cavity with a dividing element arranged in the cavity that separates the cavity into two partial spaces and hydraulically seals the spaces from one another. The dividing element is produced separately from the valve housing and is positionally fixedly fastened in the cavity of the valve housing. The first partial space holds the control piston, and a supply connection is formed in the region of the first partial space. The second partial space has at least one first opening via which pressure medium can be supplied to the second partial space by a pressure medium pump, and at least one second opening by which the second partial space communicates with the supply connection.03-08-2012
20120055426ENGINE INCLUDING VARIABLE VALVE LIFT MECHANISM - An engine assembly may include an engine structure, an engine valve, a valve lift mechanism, and first and second camshafts. The engine structure may define a combustion chamber and a port in communication with the combustion chamber. The engine valve may be supported by the engine structure and displaceable between an open position where the port is in communication with the combustion chamber and a closed position to isolate the port from communication with the combustion chamber. The valve lift mechanism may be engaged with the engine valve. The first camshaft may be rotationally supported by the engine structure and may include a first cam lobe engaged with the valve lift mechanism. The second camshaft may be rotationally supported by the engine structure and may include a second cam lobe engaged with the valve lift mechanism.03-08-2012
20120152189CONTROL VALVE - A control valve for a device for the variable adjustment of the valve timing of gas exchange valves of an internal combustion engine. The control valve has a substantially hollow-cylindrical valve box, a control piston and a securing ring. The valve box is arranged in a receptacle inside the device, the securing ring projects over the valve box in the radial direction and the control piston is arranged so as to be axially displaceable inside the valve box.06-21-2012
20120152194VARIABLE VALVE OPERATING DEVICE FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - In a variable valve operating device for an internal combustion engine, which is capable of changing operation characteristics of an engine valve in accordance with a change in rotation speed of a camshaft, a high-speed cam (06-21-2012
20120152193DEVICE FOR ADJUSTING A CAMSHAFT OF AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - A device for adjusting the camshaft of an internal combustion engine, having a lift profile element (06-21-2012
20120152190VALVE TIMING CONTROL APPARATUS - A valve timing control apparatus includes a driving-side rotary body, a driven-side rotary body, a fluid pressure chamber partitioned into a retard angle chamber and an advance angle chamber by a partitioning portion provided in at least one of the driving-side rotary body and the driven-side rotary body, a fluid control mechanism for controlling feeding of working fluid from a working fluid pump for feeding the working fluid to the fluid pressure chamber and controlling also discharging of the working fluid from the fluid pressure chamber, a first lock mechanism capable of restraining a relative rotational phase to a first predetermined phase between a most retarded angle phase and a most advanced angle phase, and a second lock mechanism capable of restraining the relative rotational phase to a second predetermined phase different from the first predetermined phase.06-21-2012
20120152188CAMSHAFT ADJUSTER - An arrangement of a camshaft adjuster which has a drive wheel, a stator and a rotor. The camshaft adjuster is held together via sleeves arranged coaxially with respect to the axis of rotation.06-21-2012
20120152192ENGINE EQUIPPED WITH VARIABLE VALVETRAIN - In an engine equipped with a variable valvetrain including a second cam phase alteration mechanism 06-21-2012
20120152191VARIABLE VALVE ACTUATION DEVICE FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - In a variable valve actuation device for an internal combustion engine, a hollow boss (06-21-2012
20120118252CAMSHAFT ADJUSTER FOR AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - A camshaft adjuster which has a control valve and at least one pressure-controlled positioning valve which is connected to a pair of control chambers. The control chambers each have an early chamber and a late chamber and one of the control chambers is designed in such a manner that, in an unenergized basic position of the control valve, in order to set a middle position, the smaller of the early and late chambers of the one of the control chambers is connected to a supply line and the larger of the early and late chambers of the one of the control chambers is connected to a removal line.05-17-2012
20110088644Internal Combustion Engine Control Device and Internal Combustion Engine Control System - In an internal combustion engine control device, when the engine stops, a variable valve actuation device is controlled to change an operating mode of each of intake valves to a specific state where an all-cylinder valve closed period, during which the intake valves of all engine cylinders are all kept in their non-lifted states, occurs, and a crank position change mechanism is controlled to change a crankshaft-rotation stopped position to a crankangle included within the all-cylinder valve closed period. When restarting the engine, the variable valve actuation device is controlled to bring the operating mode of each of the intake valves closer to an engine-start desired lift characteristic suited to an engine condition, prior to cranking action.04-21-2011
20090151671CONTROLLER FOR VANE-TYPE VARIABLE TIMING ADJUSTING MECHANISM - One-way valves (06-18-2009
20120125275DEVICE FOR VARIABLY ADJUSTING THE CONTROL TIMES OF GAS EXCHANGE VALVES OF AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE05-24-2012
20100206253POWER UNIT FOR SMALL-SIZED VEHICLE - A power unit for a small-sized vehicle that includes a valve operating system equipped with a hydraulic valve operation mode change mechanism capable of changing the operational mode of an engine valve, and a clutch device disposed between a crankshaft and a shift mechanism so as to switch hydraulically between connection and disconnection of power transmission, wherein a discharge outlet of one oil pump (08-19-2010
20100288215VARIABLE VALVE TIMING CONTROL APPARATUS FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - In a variable valve timing control apparatus, a hydraulic variable valve timing device adjusts valve timing by changing a VCT phase. In a lock mode, the lock pin is allowed to be displaced in a lock direction for locking the VCT phase, and the VCT phase is slightly shifted in a lock-mode VCT phase shift direction corresponding to one of an advance direction and a retard direction. A lock control unit shifts the VCT phase in a direction opposite from the VCT phase shift direction if the VCT phase is located on a lock-mode VCT phase shift direction side of the intermediate lock position when the engine becomes equal to or less than a first rotational speed, and otherwise the lock control unit allows the lock pin to be displaced in the lock direction.11-18-2010
20120160197VARIABLE VALVE DEVICE FOR AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - A variable valve device of the invention has a structure in which, as connecting means for connecting a movable cam 06-28-2012
20120132160ADHESIVE JOINING FOR POWDER METAL COMPONENTS - A method of joining multiple powder metal components to form a powder metal component assembly using an adhesive is disclosed. By machining at least one of the powder metal components prior to the adhesive joining, otherwise difficult to machine features can be more easily machined for less cost and at higher production rates. Unlike high temperature joining techniques, the adhesive joins the powder metal components at room temperature. This room temperature adhesive joining eliminates the thermal distortions in pre-joined machined features common to high temperature joining techniques such as brazing or welding that bring these features out of specification during joining.05-31-2012
20120312260FLUID BRAKE DEVICE AND VARIABLE VALVE TIMING APPARATUS - A fluid brake device has a rotor having a brake shaft penetrating a case to come into contact with magnetic viscosity fluid. A sealing sleeve is arranged to surround the brake shaft, and a seal gap is defined between the sealing sleeve and the brake shaft and communicates with a fluid chamber. The sealing sleeve has a flux guide that guides magnetic flux to the brake shaft through the seal gap. The brake shaft has a magnetic shaft extending in an axis direction, and a regulation layer that regulates the magnetic flux from passing by covering an outer circumference surface of the magnetic shaft. The brake shaft has an exposing part opposing to the magnetic flux guide, and the exposing part of the brake shaft is exposed from the regulation layer.12-13-2012
20120210961DEVICE FOR VARIABLY ADJUSTING THE CONTROL TIMES OF GAS EXCHANGE VALVES OF AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - A camshaft adjuster for actuating cylinder valves of a combustion engine, retardation torques are imparted back to the adjuster by the camshaft when cams are running on, and advance torques are imparted back to the adjuster by the camshaft when cams are running off, supply and removal of pressure medium is controllable by a control unit, a torque mode or pump mode is selectively adjusted by the control unit, and primarily camshaft torque is used in torque mode to build pressure in the first or second partial chamber, whereas pressure build-up in the first or second partial chamber primarily occurs in the pump mode via the pump. The control unit includes a control valve with inner and outer sleeves, and an adjustment direction and the pump or torque mode is adjustable by the control valve by the relative rotational position of the inner sleeve to the outer sleeve.08-23-2012
20120210960Internal Combustion Engine Having Eight Cylinders in a V-Configuration - An internal combustion engine having eight cylinders in V-configuration, wherein a first cylinder bank and a second cylinder bank are disposed opposite one another. The internal combustion engine includes a cross-plane crankshaft and has a firing order of a 90° crank angle from cylinder to cylinder. An intake camshaft and an exhaust camshaft are associated with each cylinder bank for actuating at least one intake gas exchange valve and one exhaust gas exchange valve for each cylinder. The gas exchange intake valves that are actuated at a 90° crank angle in the same cylinder bank have a larger valve stroke than the gas exchange intake valves in same cylinder bank actuated immediately prior thereto. The gas exchange intake valves in the same cylinder bank actuated immediately prior thereto have a smaller valve stroke than all the remaining gas exchange intake valves of both cylinder banks.08-23-2012
20120167849Engine Emissions Control System Green Engine Development - High Temperature application Linear Actuator with control system to regulate emissions in an internal combustion engine through variable valve opening and valve duration.07-05-2012
20100050965VARIABLE VALVE CONTROL APPARATUS - A variable valve control apparatus includes: a variable valve actuating mechanism arranged to vary a closing timing of an intake valve; and a controller configured to advance the closing timing of the intake valve before a bottom dead center of a piston of an intake stroke until a load of an engine increases from a minimum load to a predetermined load, and to retard the closing timing of the intake valve from a timing before the bottom dead center of the piston, to a timing after the bottom dead center of the piston when the load becomes the predetermined load.03-04-2010
20120312261VARIABLE VALVE TIMING APPARATUS - A phase adjusting mechanism is engaged with a brake shaft, and adjusts a rotation phase between a crankshaft and a camshaft according to a braking torque acting on a rotor. The rotation phase is adjusted in a predetermined direction when the braking torque is increased. A torque input mechanism inputs a return torque into the phase adjusting mechanism to return the rotation phase in an opposite direction opposite from the predetermined direction. The torque input mechanism increases the return torque corresponding to the rotation phase as an environmental temperature of the variable valve timing apparatus is lowered.12-13-2012
20100269770Electric Valve Timing Control Device of Internal Combustion Engine - A drive rotation member is driven by a crankshaft of the engine, and a driven rotation member is rotatable relative to the drive rotation member and secured to a cam shaft of the engine. An electric motor is arranged to rotate together with the drive rotation member and produces a dynamic power when fed with an electric current through brushes. A hollow control shaft is rotatable relative to the drive rotation member and forces the driven rotation member to rotate relative to the drive rotation member when rotated by the power of the electric motor. A bearing device is arranged between the driven rotation member and the hollow control shaft for smoothing a relative rotation therebetween. The bearing device includes a plurality of rollers. A lubrication oil feeding structure is provided for causing the rollers of the bearing device to be submerged in a lubrication oil at least when the engine is in operation.10-28-2010
20120312259VARIABLE VALVE TIMING CONTROL APPARATUS OF INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - A variable valve timing control apparatus has a drive rotary member, a driven rotary member fixed to a camshaft, an electric motor relatively rotating a motor drive shaft with respect to the drive rotary member, a speed reduction mechanism transmitting rotation of the motor drive shaft to the driven rotary member a housing connected integrally with the drive rotary member and housing therein the electric motor, a cover member fixed to an engine so as to cover at least a front end part of the housing, a power feed mechanism having a slip ring and a power-feed brush that touches the slip ring and feeding power to the electric motor, and a ring-shaped member. The ring-shaped member is fixed to either one side of the cover member and the motor drive shaft, and makes sliding contact with the other side of the cover member and the motor drive shaft.12-13-2012
20120073532PHASE VARYING DEVICE FOR ENGINE03-29-2012
20120312258HARMONIC DRIVE CAMSHAFT PHASER USING OIL FOR LUBRICATION - A camshaft phaser includes a housing with an array of internal splines formed within a bore. A harmonic gear drive unit is disposed within the housing and includes a circular spline and a dynamic spline, a flexspline disposed within the circular spline and the dynamic spline, a wave generator disposed within the flexspline, and a rotational actuator connectable to the wave generator. One of the circular spline and the dynamic spline is fixed to the housing. A hub is rotatably disposed within the housing and attachable to the camshaft and fixed to the other of the circular spline and the dynamic spline. An oil passage is provided for receiving oil from an internal combustion engine for lubricating the harmonic gear drive unit.12-13-2012
20120222635VARIABLE VALVE OPERATING APPARATUS FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - A variable valve operating apparatus for an internal combustion engine is provided which includes a helical wall part provided in a guide rail for changing valve opening characteristics of a valve and a projection part, and can secure a contact area between the two when the two are engaged, thus successfully reducing the contact pressure generated between the two. The placement of the projection part with respect to the helical wall part is determined such that the central axis line of the projection part and the central axis line of a camshaft perpendicularly intersect with each other in a state in which the projection part is protruded toward the guide rail by an actuator.09-06-2012
20120255509Camshaft Phaser with Independent Phasing and Lock Pin Control - A camshaft phaser is provided for varying the phase relationship between a crankshaft and a camshaft in an engine. The camshaft phaser includes a stator having lobes. A rotor disposed within the stator includes vanes interspersed with the stator lobes to define alternating advance and retard chambers. A lock pin is provided for selective engagement with a lock pin seat for preventing relative rotation between the rotor and stator. Pressurized oil disengages the lock pin from the seat while oil is vented for engaging the lock pin with the seat. A phase relationship control valve is located coaxially within the rotor to control the flow of oil into and out of the chambers. A lock pin oil passage communicates oil to and from the lock pin based on input from a lock pin control valve located outside of the camshaft phaser. The control valves are operational independent of each other.10-11-2012
20120227693DEVICE FOR VARIABLY ADJUSTING THE CONTROL TIMES OF GAS EXCHANGE VALVES OF AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - A camshaft adjuster (09-13-2012
20120227692STEPPED ROTOR FOR CAMSHAFT PHASER - A rotor for a camshaft phaser assembly for an internal combustion engine. The rotor includes a base portion from which protrudes a plurality of vanes spaced over the circumference of the base portion of the rotor. An increased diameter stepped portion of the base portion of the rotor is provided over at least one section between at least two of the protruding vanes. The increased diameter portion allows for insertion of at least one locking pin assembly within the base portion of the rotor, reducing the remaining rotor base portion diameter to at least reduce material weight and size of the camshaft phaser assembly.09-13-2012
20120298060IMPELLER OF A DEVICE FOR VARIABLE ADJUSTMENT OF THE CONTROL TIMES OF GAS EXCHANGE VALVES OF AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - An impeller (11-29-2012
20120298059ELECTRIC CONTINUOUS VARIABLE VALVE TIMING APPARATUS - An electric continuously variable valve timing apparatus may include a cam sprocket, a camshaft rotatably connected with the cam sprocket, a motor portion, a lead screw portion which may be disposed within the motor portion, may be screwed-engaged with the motor portion, and moves along length direction of the camshaft according to operations of the motor portion, and a camshaft holder rotatably connecting the lead screw portion and the cam sprocket, wherein the camshaft holder moves along length direction of the camshaft according to the movement of the lead screw portion and varies relative phase angle between the cam sprocket and the camshaft for controlling valve timing.11-29-2012
20120298058SYSTEM FOR ATTACHING A CAMSHAFT PHASER TO A CAMSHAFT - A camshaft phaser attachment system is provided for attaching a camshaft phaser to a camshaft of an internal combustion engine. The camshaft phaser attachment system includes a camshaft phaser for controllably varying the phase relationship between a crankshaft and the camshaft. The camshaft phaser attachment system also includes a camshaft phaser installation tool having a handle with a head sized to be inserted through an opening of a cover of the camshaft phaser. A plurality of notches formed on a rotor of the camshaft phaser interfit with a plurality of tangs of the head. The head includes a recess on the periphery to provide clearance relative to a bias spring capture flange extending radially inward from the opening. The head also includes a central passage extending through the head to allow a tightening tool to tighten a bolt used to hold the camshaft phaser to the camshaft.11-29-2012
20080302319Method and apparatus for controlling transitions in an engine having multi-step valve lift - There is provided a method for controlling engine valves of an internal combustion engine adapted to selectively operate at one of a first open position and a second open position, including controlling engine operation during a transition from a first to a second combustion mode. The method comprises determining a desired engine airflow based upon an operator torque request. A cylinder intake volume is determined for the desired engine airflow when operating at the first open position. A control scheme is determined to control the engine valves to attain the cylinder intake volume for the desired engine airflow when operating at the second open position. The control scheme is executed and the engine valve is transitioned to the second open position when the cylinder intake volume to operate at the second open position is within a range of authority of the engine valves.12-11-2008
20100326384ELECTRONICALLY CONTROLLED HYDRAULIC SYSTEM FOR VARIABLE ACTUATION OF THE VALVES OF AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE, WITH FAST FILLING OF THE HIGH PRESSURE SIDE OF THE SYSTEM - An electronically controlled hydraulic system for variable actuation of the valves of an internal combustion engine is constructed for fast filling of the high pressure side of the system.12-30-2010
20110120399CAMSHAFT ADJUSTING ARRANGEMENT - A camshaft adjusting arrangement for varying angular position of a camshaft relative to a crankshaft of an internal combustion engine which has a drive element that is driven by the crankshaft and is rotatable in relation to the camshaft, at least two hydraulic chambers, to which a hydraulic fluid can be admitted to set a defined relative rotational position between the drive element and camshaft, formed between the drive element and camshaft, a first component and a second component. The first component has a cylindrical receiving face which receives a cylindrical seating face of the second component. To keep the resulting radial compressive stress between the components within an admissible range, at least one compensating element is arranged in the cylindrical receiving face of the first component and/or in the cylindrical seating face of the second component.05-26-2011
20120260873Camshaft with Variable Valve Opening Period - A camshaft for an internal combustion engine, having a hollow outer shaft and an inner shaft which is concentrically mounted inside the outer shaft to be rotatable about an angle and a multi-part cam element having a first cam section that is mounted on the outer shaft in a rotationally fixed manner and a second cam section that is connected to the inner shaft in a rotationally fixed manner and rotationally mounted on the outer shaft. The two cam sections have different cam contours, the relative movement of the two cam sections in opposite directions allowing the resulting cam contour of the cam element interacting with a cam follower to be changed to adjust the variable valve opening period. The two cam sections have different maximum lifts, the cam top section of the cam section having the smaller maximum lift being substantially formed by an annular sector.10-18-2012
20120137996VARIABLE VALVE TIMING APPARATUS - A variable valve timing apparatus according to the present invention may include a camshaft holder connected to a camshaft, a cam sprocket rotating the camshaft, a rotation shaft disposed to the camshaft holder having a moving screw thread formed thereon, a first and second driven bevel gears disposed to distal ends of the rotation shaft, a screw nut engaged with the moving screw thread and moving along length direction of the rotation shaft by rotation of the first driven bevel gear or the second driven bevel gear so as to change relative phase between the camshaft and the cam sprocket and a gear control portion which selectively rotates the first driven bevel gear or the second driven bevel gear.06-07-2012
20120266833VARIABLE VALVE ACTUATING APPARATUS FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE, AND CONTROLLER FOR VARIABLE VALVE ACTUATING APPARATUS - A multi-cylinder internal combustion engine is provided with a variable valve actuating system. At a startup of the engine, a controller performs: causing an initial exhaust valve opening timing of a first combustion cylinder to approach bottom dead center; and setting a second valve overlap period greater than a first valve overlap period, wherein the first valve overlap period is a period from an initial intake valve opening timing of the first combustion cylinder to an initial exhaust valve closing timing of the first combustion cylinder, and wherein the second valve overlap period is a period from an initial intake valve opening timing of a second combustion cylinder to an initial exhaust valve closing timing of the second combustion cylinder immediately after an initial combustion event of the second combustion cylinder after an initial combustion event of the first combustion cylinder.10-25-2012
20110048349INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE CONTROL DEVICE - A variable valve mechanism provided on a exhaust side of an internal combustion engine, in which a most advanced state is set as an initial state, operating condition detecting means for detecting operating conditions, variable valve control means for controlling an operation of the variable valve mechanism in accordance with the operating conditions, engine condition determining means for determining whether the internal combustion engine is in a cold state or a warm state, and stop request determining means for determining whether or not a stop request has been issued in relation to the internal combustion engine are provided. When a stop request is issued in the cold state, the internal combustion engine is stopped after returning the variable valve mechanism to the initial state.03-03-2011
20120318219Camshaft Phaser with Dual Lock Pins and a Passage within the Camshaft Phaser Connecting the Lock Pins - A camshaft phaser is provided for varying the phase relationship between a crankshaft and a camshaft in an engine. The camshaft phaser includes a stator having lobes. A rotor is disposed within the stator and includes vanes interspersed with the stator lobes to define alternating advance and retard chambers. A primary lock pin is provided for selective engagement with a primary lock pin seat for limiting rotation between the rotor and stator to a range between full advance and full retard. A secondary lock pin is provided for selective engagement with a secondary lock pin seat for preventing rotation between the rotor and the stator at a predetermined position within the range. A cap is disposed axially adjacent the rotor to define a bridging lock pin oil passage therebetween. The bridging lock pin oil passage provides fluid communication between the primary lock pin and the secondary lock pin.12-20-2012
20120125274VALVE TRAIN FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES FOR ACTUATING GAS EXCHANGE VALVES - A valve train for actuating a gas exchange valve of an internal combustion engine includes at least one camshaft configured to be driven by a crankshaft of the internal combustion engine and includes a camshaft tube. At least one cam support is disposed on the at least one camshaft so as to be rotationally engaged and axially displaceable, with respect to the at least one camshaft, the at least one cam support including an identical base circle portion and a plurality of cam profiles differing from one another. A switching shaft is disposed in the camshaft tube and is configured to rotate together with the camshaft tube. A dog operatively connects the at least one cam support to the switching shaft. A displacement piece is connected to the switching shaft and is configured to be rotationally engaged with and axially displaceable on the camshaft tube.05-24-2012
20100242876MODULAR CONSTRUCTION CAMSHAFT ADJUSTER WITH A CHAIN OR BELT WHEEL - A modular construction camshaft adjuster for the camshaft drive of an internal combustion engine with a chain or belt wheel, which has at least one wheel rim facing radially outwards with tooth engagement recesses, an annular wheel plate around a central circular opening and an essentially cylindrical wheel wall with a wall thickness, projecting in an axial direction from the annular wheel plate, such that the wheel wall and the wheel plate together form a cup shape. The minimum wall thickness of the essentially cylindrical wheel wall beneath the at least one wheel is equal to half the tooth engagement recess and the cup-shaped chain or belt wheel is made from a lightweight material.09-30-2010
20100242875VALVE GEAR FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES - A valve gear for an internal combustion engine having a sub-rocker arm return spring that is shortened in a longitudinal length of a cylinder. The valve gear for the internal combustion engine is provided with a camshaft, an intake cam turning integrally with the camshaft, a valve cam for opening and closing an engine valve, a link mechanism for transmitting a valve driving force to the valve cam, a holder for supporting a sub-rocker arm support and a driving mechanism for varying a fulcrum position of the link mechanism. A valve operating characteristic can be varied with an oscillating position of the sub-rocker arm support. A sub-rocker arm is provided with a roller, an eccentrically disposed step and a link section. The step is provided with a spring socket, and a return spring is arranged intervening between the spring socket and the holder.09-30-2010
20120318221CAMSHAFT ADJUSTER - An arrangement of a camshaft adjuster (12-20-2012
20120079998DEVICE FOR THE VARIABLE ADJUSTING OF THE CONTROL TIMING OF GAS EXCHANGE VALVES OF AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE04-05-2012
20110253083Drive Configuration and Method Thereof - A drive configuration for driving one or more rotating sprockets (e.g., of an engine drive train), including a flexible force transmitting member forming a closed curve enclosing an area; a drive sprocket situated outside the area and driving the force transmitting member; first and second pulleys situated at least partially within the area and on opposing sides of the drive sprocket so as to urge the force transmitting member against the drive sprocket; and one or more driven sprockets each coupled to the force transmitting member. The drive configuration may include a cartridge including a base, one or more secondary pulleys being situated on opposing sides of the first pulley such that a timing belt is urged into contact with a drive sprocket and each of the pulleys. Accordingly, a timing belt may be rapidly installed or removed by inserting or removing the cartridge according to the present invention.10-20-2011
20100224150INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE WITH VARIABLE VALVE MECHANISM - An internal combustion engine including a variable valve mechanism that can avoid an unnecessary friction increase while preventing a hydraulic lash adjuster from pumping up. When a first engine speed is a critical rotation speed at which the inertia force of the variable valve mechanism exceeds the maximum load on a lost motion spring and a second engine speed is a critical rotation speed at which the inertia force of a valve and rocker arm exceeds the maximum load on a valve spring, the maximum loads are set such that the first engine speed is lower than the second engine speed.09-09-2010
20110265747VARIABLE VALVE ACTUATION APPARATUS OF INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - In a variable valve actuation apparatus with a speed reducer between a timing sprocket and a camshaft for changing a phase of the camshaft relative to the sprocket, while reducing normal-rotation/reverse-rotation of an electric motor, the speed reducer includes an eccentric rotation member connected to an output shaft of the motor, an annular member connected to the sprocket, a plurality of rollers installed between an inner toothed portion of the annular member and an outer peripheral surface of the eccentric rotation member, and a cage connected to the camshaft for circumferentially partitioning the respective rollers, while permitting a radial displacement of each roller. Depending on a dimension of a clearance space between the eccentric rotation member and the annular member, a suitable one of a plurality of roller sets, each having a different outside diameter, is selected, and then the selected rollers are installed.11-03-2011
20120318222DEVICE FOR VARIABLY ADJUSTING THE CONTROL TIMES OF GAS EXCHANGE VALVES OF AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE12-20-2012
20120318220CAM PHASER LOCKING SYSTEMS - A motion limiter system for a cam phaser includes a retractable motion limiter pin that is selectively extendable from a rotor in a cam phaser to contact a lobe on a stator to provide a positive stop for the rotor prior to engagement of a locking pin. Alternatively, the cam phaser may include two pins that are selectively extendable from opposite openings in a hole in the rotor to engage seats that are slightly offset from one another.12-20-2012
20120279464PHASE CHANGING DEVICE OF CAMSHAFT - A phase changing device 11-08-2012
20120090567PHASE VARIABLE DEVICE FOR ENGINE - OBJECT: To provide a compact phase varying device for an automobile engine, adapted to vary the relative phase angle between the crankshaft of the engine and the camshaft of the device over a wider range than that of conventional device.04-19-2012
20120285406PHASER WITH OIL PRESSURE ASSIST - A variable cam timing phaser for adjusting phase between a first shaft and a second shaft using oil pressure from an oil pressure source including a housing assembly and a rotor assembly together defining a plurality of segments. The segments include at least one operating segment including an advance chamber and a retard chamber, the advance chamber and the retard chamber being oppositely switchable between at least a source of oil pressure and a drain, the vane being movable by oil pressure from the oil source applied to either the advance chamber or the retard chamber with the other of the advance chamber and the retard chamber being coupled to the drain and at least one assist segment including an assist chamber and a vent chamber, the vent chamber being vented to atmosphere; such that oil supplied to the assist chamber assists the motion of the vane in a direction.11-15-2012
20120285405ENGINE ASSEMBLY INCLUDING CAMSHAFT ACTUATOR - An engine assembly may include an engine structure, a camshaft supported for rotation on the engine structure, a drive member and a camshaft actuation assembly. The camshaft may include a first shaft, a second shaft located within the first shaft and rotatable relative to the first shaft, a first cam lobe located on the first shaft and fixed for rotation with the first shaft and a second cam lobe supported for rotation on the first shaft and fixed for rotation with the second shaft. The drive member may be fixed to a first axial end of the camshaft and rotationally driven to drive rotation of the camshaft. The camshaft actuation assembly may include an actuator coupled to a second axial end of the camshaft and rotationally fixed to the engine structure and relative to the camshaft.11-15-2012
20130008398ELECTRICAL CAMSHAFT PHASER WITH ENERGY RECOVERY - An electrical camshaft phaser arrangement for controllably varying the phase relationship between a crankshaft and a camshaft in an internal combustion engine includes an adjusting gear drive unit formed as a three shafts transmission having a drive shaft connected with the crankshaft, an output shaft connected with the camshaft, and an adjusting shaft connected with the control shaft of an electrical machine. The electrical machine allows phasing the camshaft with regards to the crankshaft by increasing or decreasing control shaft speed, the control shaft being spinning during phase holding modes. The adjusting gear drive unit is configured such that an energy recovering mode is provided wherein a braking torque is applied to the control shaft in order to generate electrical energy.01-10-2013
20110146603METHOD FOR ADJUSTING A CRANKSHAFT OF AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE, CAMSHAFT ADJUSTMENT SYSTEM, AND INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE HAVING AN ADJUSTABLE CRANKSHAFT - A method for adjusting a crankshaft of an internal combustion engine which has a camshaft adjuster that in turn has a triple-shaft gear mechanism with a setting shaft, a camshaft sprocket and a camshaft. The camshaft sprocket is drivably connected to the crankshaft. During motor standstill or in a transition phase, in which at least one of the three shafts of the triple-shaft gear mechanism stands still, a driving of the setting shaft occurs. Also, a camshaft adjustment system is disclosed which has a triple-shaft gear mechanism with a control device that adjusts the crankshaft during the motor standstill or in a transition phase.06-23-2011
20130019826CONTROLLER FOR VARIABLE VALVE DEVICE - A controller for a variable valve device of an internal combustion engine includes a hydraulic valve timing changing mechanism that changes the valve timing VT of an intake valve, a valve timing locking mechanism that locks the valve timing VT to an intermediate phase, and an electronic controller that controls the operation of the valve timing changing mechanism. The electronic controller limits the variable range of the valve timing VT in accordance with the composition of hydraulic oil, when the operational state of the valve timing changing mechanism is a phase-unlocked state in which the valve timing VT can be changed.01-24-2013
20130019827FLUID BRAKE DEVICE AND VARIABLE VALVE TIMING APPARATUS - A fluid brake device has a brake shaft which penetrates a case. The case provides a fluid chamber for a magneto-rheological fluid. A magnetic seal has a magnetic seal sleeve which holds a small amount of the magneto-rheological fluid by magnetic flux. In addition to the magnetic seal, an axially pumping element is provided on an axial outside of the magnetic seal. The axially pumping element is provided by a shaft helical groove formed on an opposing wall of the brake shaft and/or a case helical groove formed on a surrounding wall. As the brake shaft rotates, the helical groove pushes the magneto-rheological fluid back to the magnetic seal. A combination of the magnetic seal and the axially pumping element may reduce leakage of the magneto-rheological fluid.01-24-2013
20130019828ENGINE CONTROL SYSTEM - Disclosed is an engine control system which is designed to allow homogeneous-charge compression ignition combustion to be performed in an HCCI region (R) defined as an engine operating region including at least a partial-load range of an engine. In a low load zone (R01-24-2013
20130019825Harmonic Drive Camshaft Phaser with Lock Pin for Selectivley Preventing a Change in Phase Relationship - A camshaft phaser includes a housing. A harmonic gear drive unit is disposed within the housing and includes a circular spline and a dynamic spline, a flexspline disposed within the circular spline and the dynamic spline, a wave generator disposed within the flexspline, and a rotational actuator connectable to the wave generator. One of the circular spline and the dynamic spline is fixed to the housing. A hub is rotatably disposed within the housing and attachable to the camshaft and fixed to the other of the circular spline and the dynamic spline. A lock pin is provided for selective engagement with a lock pin seat such that engagement of the lock pin with the lock pin seat prevents relative rotation between the circular spline and the dynamic spline.01-24-2013
20120240887Device And Method Configured To Control Valve Operation In A Piston Engine - A method of operating an internal combustion engine includes moving an exhaust valve to a first open position to enable an exhaust product to flow through an exhaust port of the internal combustion engine. The method also includes maintaining the exhaust valve at the first open position for a predetermined time period. The method also includes moving an intake valve to a second open position during the predetermined time period to enable an intake product to flow through an intake port of the internal combustion engine. Additionally, the method includes preventing at least a portion of the intake product from flowing through the exhaust port during the predetermined time period with a first blocking member and a second blocking member.09-27-2012
20130174798CAMSHAFT ADJUSTER - A camshaft adjuster (07-11-2013
20080216780Variable valve actuating apparatus for internal combustion engine and process of controlling the same - A variable valve actuating apparatus for an internal combustion engine with an exhaust turbocharger. An intake valve characteristic varying section is arranged to vary an operating angle and a lift of an intake valve. An exhaust valve characteristic varying section is arranged to vary an opening timing and a closing timing of an exhaust valve. In response to an increase in a desired value of an output of the engine, a control section advances an opening timing of the intake valve, retards a closing timing of the intake valve, and advances the opening timing of the exhaust valve. In response to an increase in a boost pressure of the exhaust turbocharger, the control section increases the operating angle and the lift of the intake valve, and retards the opening timing and the closing timing of the exhaust valve.09-11-2008
20080216779Apparatus for and Method of Controlling a Starting Operation to Restart an Engine - In an engine provided with a variable valve mechanism which varies an operating angle of an intake valve and a lift amount thereof, when an engine operation is automatically stopped after the establishment of an idling stop condition, the operating angle of the intake valve and the lift amount thereof are varied to be smaller, so that a load of the variable valve mechanism at an engine operation restarting time is low. Then, when the engine operation restarting is requested, a first explosion pressure is obtained by performing fuel injection and ignition on a cylinder stopped in an expansion stroke, so that the engine operation is started. Further, after a first intake stroke, the operating angle of the intake valve and the lift amount thereof are increased.09-11-2008
20130092113Control Valve Comprising an Integrated Filter and Cam Shaft Phase Setter Comprising Said Control Valve - A control valve for controlling a pressure fluid, said control valve comprising: a valve housing (04-18-2013
20130092110Continuous Variable Valve Lift Apparatus and Engine with the Same - A continuously variable valve lift (CVVL) apparatus may include a control shaft that is disposed in parallel with a camshaft and is rotatably disposed on a journal that is disposed on a cam carrier, a CVVL device that is disposed on the control shaft, a journal bearing that is disposed on the journal such that the control shaft rotates on the journal bearing, and a washer that is disposed on the control shaft across the journal bearing. An engine comprising a CVVL apparatus is also disclosed.04-18-2013
20130092112VALVE TIMING CONTROL APPARATUS OF INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - In a valve timing control apparatus, phase-retard and phase-advance hydraulic chambers are defined among a plurality of shoes formed in a housing and a plurality of vanes formed integral with a rotor fixed to a camshaft. The rotor has a large-diameter portion formed between a first group of adjacent vanes and a small-diameter portion formed between a second group of adjacent vanes. The innermost end of a shoe of the shoes, opposed to the outer peripheral surface of the small-diameter portion, is configured to protrude radially inward rather than the innermost end of a shoe of the shoes, opposed to the outer peripheral surface of the large-diameter portion. A lock pin is located in the large-diameter portion of the rotor, whereas a lock hole, with which the lock pin slides into and out of engagement, is located in the inner face of a sprocket.04-18-2013
20130092111CONTROL DEVICE OF ACTUATOR - An electronic control unit (04-18-2013
20130098321INTEGRATION OF AN AXIAL BEARING IN A ROTOR04-25-2013
20130118428VALVE OPENING AND CLOSING CONTROL APPARATUS - A valve opening and closing time control apparatus includes; 05-16-2013
20130118429MOTORCYCLE HAVING A COMPACT INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - A motorcycle having an internal combustion engine includes a cylinder arrangement in the form of a VR cylinder arrangement having rows of cylinders which are arranged in an offset manner and are nested into each other. The crank drive acts crosswise onto a crankshaft and a common cylinder head is provided. The inlet channels in the cylinder head are arranged in an identical manner for all of the cylinders. Alternatively, the inlet channels of the one row of cylinders are disposed adjacent to one of two or three camshafts and the inlet channels of the other row of cylinders are disposed on the other side of the camshaft.05-16-2013
20130139770METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING A VARIABLE VALVE SYSTEM - A variable valve timing apparatus for an internal combustion engine, including: an actuator (06-06-2013
20110048348SOLENOID VALVE FOR VARIABLE VALVE TIMING CONTROL DEVICES, AND VARIABLE VALVE TIMING CONTROL SYSTEM - A solenoid valve 30 includes a spool 03-03-2011
20080202455Internal Combustion Engine With Gas Exchange Valve Deactivation - An internal combustion engine with selectively deactivated intake and/or exhaust valves includes a fulcrum plate having a through hole with a slidable plunger supporting a pivot ball that engages an associated rocker arm. A solenoid positioned above the rocker arm cover is directly coupled to a latching mechanism that either allows or prevents sliding movement of the plunger to selectively deactivate associated intake/exhaust valves. When in the valve activated position, the rocker arm pivots about the pivot ball and opens the valve. When in the valve deactivated position, the plunger retracts at least partially into the fulcrum plate so that the rocker arm motion is insufficient to open the associated valve. A lost motion torsional spring acts on the plunger to provide an opposing force to the rocker arm and to return the plunger to the valve activated position during the base circle portion of camshaft rotation.08-28-2008
20130146005VALVE TIMING CONTROL APPARATUS OF INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - In a valve timing control apparatus configured to enable rotary motion of a vane rotor relative to a housing, a recessed-groove passage is formed in the inside end face of the housing. A circumferential length of the recessed-groove passage is dimensioned to be greater than a circumferential width of the associated vane. The recessed-groove passage permits fluid-communication between a phase-advance hydraulic chamber and a phase-retard hydraulic chamber by way of both circumferential ends of the recessed-groove passage at a maximum phase-retard position of the vane rotor relative to the housing. Even when an engine stall has occurred during a low-temperature engine operating condition with the vane rotor positioned nearer the maximum phase-retard position, the vane rotor can rapidly rotate to its lock position by a fluttering motion, caused by alternating torque and multiplied by fluid-communication between the phase-advance hydraulic chamber and the phase-retard hydraulic chamber through the recessed-groove passage.06-13-2013
20130146004CRANKSHAFT FOR AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - A crankshaft for an internal combustion engine comprises at least four main journals aligned on a crankshaft axis of rotation and at least three crankpins, each disposed about a respective crankpin axis and positioned between the main journals. Each of the respective crankpin axes is oriented parallel to, and spaced radially from, the crankshaft axis of rotation. Each of the crankpins is joined to a pair of crank arms for force transmission between the crankpin and the pair of crank arms. Each pair of crank arms is joined to a respective main journal for transmitting torque between the pair of crank arms and the main journal. At least two of the crankpins are positioned substantially in phase with one another and a third crankpin being positioned approximately 180 degrees apart from the at least two crankpins.06-13-2013
20130118427ACTUATOR DEVICE FOR THE ADJUSTMENT OF A SLIDING CAM SYSTEM WITH SWITCHING DISK - Actuator device of a sliding cam system with at least one sliding cam and with at least one actuator pin (05-16-2013
20100307435CYLINDER CHARGE TEMPERATURE CONTROL FOR AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - An engine is operated with a first cylinder to provide a net flow of gases from the engine intake to the engine exhaust while a second cylinder returns combusted gases back to the intake to control a timing of auto-ignition combustion in the first cylinder.12-09-2010
20100307434VALVE CONTROL APPARATUS FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - A valve control synchronizing apparatus for an internal combustion engine for controlling opening and closing operations of an engine valve includes a synchronizing pin assembly selectively transferring pivoting movement from one or both of first and second adjacent rocker arms to a central rocker arm. The synchronizing pin assembly is received in a bore defined through the central rocker arm and at least partially into each of the first and second rocker arms. The synchronizing pin assembly bridges between the first rocker arm and the central rocker arm to transfer pivoting movement of the first rocker arm to the central rocker arm and bridges between the second rocker arm and the central rocker arm to transfer pivoting movement from the second rocker arm to the central rocker arm.12-09-2010
20100313835VALVE TIMING CONTROL APPARATUS - A vane rotor includes a vane to partition an advance chamber from a retard chamber. A valve element communicates a lock port with an exhaust port to drain a fluid from the lock port when moving in a first region including an end of a movable range in the first direction. The regulating member moves in the vane rotor in a thrust direction into a recess dented from an inner surface of the housing by being biased from a resilient member to lock the rotation phase in a regulation phase in the first region when a fluid is drained from the lock chamber. The valve element is configured to communicate an operation port with a supply port to supply a fluid into the advance chamber when being in a throttle region in the first region such that a flow of a fluid supplied to the advance chamber is throttled to be less than a flow of a fluid when the valve element is in the end of the movable range in the first direction.12-16-2010
20100313833VALVE PERFORMANCE CONTROLLER FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - A valve characteristic controller including an oil pump, a valve timing varying mechanism, and a valve timing control unit is disclosed. The valve timing varying mechanism varies the valve characteristic value of intake valves in an engine based on the hydraulic pressure of hydraulic oil supplied from the oil pump. The valve timing control unit includes a storage and a detector. The storage stores computation maps used to calculate a target value for the valve characteristic value based on a plurality of engine control values. The detector detects the temperature of the hydraulic oil. The computation maps include a first map and a second map. The varying amount of the valve characteristic amount corresponding to a change in the engine control value in a low speed range of the engine speed is set to be smaller in the second map than the first map. The valve timing control unit switches the computation maps from the first map to the second map when the detected temperature of the hydraulic oil is relatively high.12-16-2010
20110232594OIL PRESSURE CONTROL APPARATUS - An oil pressure control apparatus includes a control valve mechanism being in communication with a pump via a first fluid passage and being in communication with a control apparatus via a second fluid passage, a third fluid passage diverging from the first fluid passage to supply oil to a predetermined portion other than the control apparatus, and a fluid passage dimension regulating mechanism including a movable member provided at the third fluid passage and including an opening for regulating a fluid passage dimension of the third fluid passage. The fluid passage dimension regulating mechanism is in communication with a fourth fluid passage diverging from the second fluid passage and biases the movable member to a side increasing the fluid passage dimension by applying the hydraulic pressure of the fourth fluid passage to the movable member separately from the hydraulic pressure of the third fluid passage.09-29-2011
20130152887CONTROL APPARATUS FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - An IIS system that performs control related to intermittent stopping of engine operation by idling stop control is applied to an internal combustion engine including a VVT mechanism that makes the valve timing of an engine valve variable and has an intermediate lock mechanism that mechanically locks the valve timing at an intermediate lock position between a most retarded position and a most advanced position. The IIS system is configured to inhibit the engine operation from being intermittently stopped at the occurrence of a failure of the VVT mechanism to avoid the internal combustion engine from being prevented from being restarted after the intermittent stop depending on the occurrence of the failure of the VVT mechanism.06-20-2013
20130152888ENGINE THAT ACTIVELY VARIES COMPRESSION EXPANSION RATIO - An engine that actively varies a compress expansion ratio may include an intake camshaft to which an intake cam may be formed to lift an intake valve, an exhaust camshaft to which an exhaust cam may be formed to lift an exhaust valve, an intake valve variable timing unit disposed at one end portion of the intake camshaft to advance or retard a rotation of the intake camshaft, an exhaust valve variable timing unit disposed at one end portion of the exhaust camshaft to advance or retard a rotation of the exhaust camshaft, an intake valve variable duration unit disposed at the other end portion of the intake camshaft to vary a lift duration of the intake camshaft, and an exhaust valve variable duration unit disposed at the other end portion of the exhaust camshaft to vary a lift duration of the exhaust camshaft.06-20-2013
20130180484CAMSHAFT ADJUSTER FOR AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - A camshaft adjuster (07-18-2013
20130180483CAMSHAFT ADJUSTER - A camshaft adjuster (07-18-2013
20130180482CAMSHAFT ADJUSTER - A camshaft adjuster (07-18-2013
20130180481VALVE TIMING CONTROL APPARATUS FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - A valve timing control apparatus including a housing, a vane rotor rotatable relative to the housing toward a phase-advance side and a phase-retard side, a first lock member and a second lock member disposed on the vane rotor, a first lock concave portion disposed on the housing so as to be engaged with a tip end portion of the first lock member, a second lock concave portion disposed on the housing so as to be engaged with a tip end portion of the second lock member, and a communication passage formed in the vane rotor and serving to always establish fluid communication between the first and second lock concave portions.07-18-2013
20130180480OIL PRESSURE MODIFICATION FOR VARIABLE CAM TIMING - Systems and methods for modifying oil pressure for a variable cam timing system are provided. In one example approach, a method comprises, in response to an operating condition, adjusting a valve coupled to a hydraulic variable camshaft timing actuator to initiate camshaft phasing and adjusting an oil pressure supplied to the valve based on a camshaft phaser position. If a camshaft phaser locking pin is in a home position, the method may further comprise reducing the oil pressure supplied to the valve for a predetermined time interval to a threshold amount to unlock the locking pin but not move the camshaft phaser and then increasing the oil pressure supplied to the valve to move the camshaft phaser.07-18-2013
20110271919VALVE TIMING CONTROL APPARATUS - A valve timing control apparatus includes a driving-side rotating member, a driven-side rotating member, a fluid pressure chamber formed by the driving-side rotating member and the driven-side rotating member and divided into a retarded angle chamber and an advanced angle chamber by a parting portion, a fluid control valve mechanism controlling a supply and a discharge of an operation fluid to and from the fluid pressure chamber, a lock mechanism locking a relative rotational phase of the driven-side rotating member relative to the driving-side rotating member at a predetermined phase, a monitoring mechanism monitoring a driving state of an internal combustion engine, and a phase setting mechanism controlling the fluid control valve mechanism so as to establish the predetermined phase in a case where the monitoring mechanism detects a signal indicating a likelihood of a decrease of a number of rotations of the internal combustion engine exceeding a control range.11-10-2011
20110303168STRUCTURE OF DRIVING MEMBER OF ENGINE VALVE - An engine includes a camshaft carrying a first intake cam, a second intake cam, and an exhaust cam for selectively driving an intake valve driving member and an exhaust valve driving member, which in turn drive an intake valve and an exhaust valve. The intake valve driving member includes first and second driving members, which form push rollers respectively in engagement with the first and second intake cams and a pressing section in engagement with the intake valve. The first and second driving members form bores communicating each other to form a hydraulic cylinder. First and second pistons are movable within the bores to selectively set the first and second driving members in a condition of being allowed to operate independently or in combination with each other.12-15-2011
20110303169FLOW RATE CONTROL VALVE - A flow rate control valve includes a housing having an accommodation chamber in communication with oil passages, and a spool accommodated in the accommodation chamber movably in a reciprocating manner. The housing includes a bolt for fastening a movable member of a variable valve timing mechanism, and a sleeve inserted in an insertion portion provided in the bolt and having the accommodation chamber. The bolt is provided with a port through which the oil passages communicate with the insertion portion. The sleeve is provided with a through hole penetrating the sleeve. Furthermore, an annular protrusion and a recess are provided as a phase adjustment portion that adjusts a phase of rotation of the sleeve with respect to the bolt to a phase in which the port coincides in position with the through hole and holds the phase of rotation of the sleeve with respect to the bolt equal thereto.12-15-2011
20130186356CONSTRUCTED PLASTIC ROTOR WITH INTEGRATED CARTRIDGE AND SPRING SUSPENSION07-25-2013
20120000437VALVE TIMING CONTROL APPARATUS - Provided is a valve timing control apparatus configured to realize a locked state before an engine is stopped by controlling a restricting mechanism and a locking mechanism while the engine is operating. The apparatus includes a partitioning section provided in a driven-side rotary member for partitioning between an advanced angle chamber and a retarded angle chamber, a restricting member disposed in the driven-side rotary member and capable of projecting/retracting relative to a driving-side rotary member, a restricting recess portion formed in the driving-side rotary member and receiving the restricting member projected therein for restricting a relative rotational phase within a predetermined range, a locking member disposed in the driven-side rotary member and capable of projecting/retracting relative to the driving-side rotary member, a locking recess portion receiving the locking member projected therein for locking the relative rotational phase to a predetermined phase, and a communication passageway capable of feeding fluid releasing the restriction by the restricting member to the locking member and incapable of feeding fluid releasing the locking by the locking member to the restricting member. The restricting member switches over the communication passageway to a communicating state or to a non-communicating state.01-05-2012
20120017858VARIABLE VALVE TIMING MECHANISM WITH INTERMEDIATE LOCKING MECHANISM AND FABRICATION METHOD THEREOF - An intermediate lock mechanism is formed by first and second lock pins, an advancement restricting groove, and a retardation restricting groove. The first and second lock pins are arranged in a vane rotor 01-26-2012
20120017857VALVE TIMING CONTROL DEVICE OF INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - A valve timing control device comprises a drive rotation member driven by a crankshaft of an internal combustion engine; a driven rotation member fixed to a camshaft that actuates engine valves to open and close, the drive rotation member and driven rotation member being coaxially arranged to make a relative rotation therebetween; a phase varying mechanism that rotates the driven rotation member relative to the drive rotation member within a given angle, the phase varying mechanism being able to cause the driven rotation member to take the most-retarded phase position, the most-advanced phase position and a middle phase position defined between the most-retarded phase position and the most-advanced phase position; and a position keeping mechanism that is able to keep the driven rotation member at least the most-retarded phase position and the middle phase position at the time of starting the engine, and is able to select one of the most-retarded phase position and the middle phase position in accordance with an operation condition of the engine.01-26-2012
20130192549CONTROL SYSTEM FOR VARIABLE VALVE TIMING APPARATUS - A control system for a variable valve timing apparatus that changes a valve timing of an internal combustion engine using a motor which is controlled by operating a switching element includes: an oil temperature estimating portion; a substrate temperature estimating portion; and a current limit controller. The oil temperature estimating portion estimates a temperature of lubricating oil of the engine. The substrate temperature estimating portion estimates a temperature of a substrate to which the switching element is mounted based on the temperature of the lubricating oil. The current limit controller limits a current flowing through the switching element based on the temperature of the substrate in a manner that a temperature of the switching element is restricted from exceeding a predetermined upper limit value.08-01-2013
20130192550ADDITIONAL SPRING AND FOLLOWER MECHANISM BUILT INTO VALVE COVER OR BEARING BRIDGE - A torque pulsated variable cam timing camshaft arrangement for a reciprocating piston, internal combustion engine is provided. The arrangement includes a sprocket. A torque pulsated phaser unit is operatively associated with the sprocket. A camshaft is operatively associated with the sprocket and the camshaft torsionally powers the phaser unit. The camshaft has a cam lobe engaged with a first cam follower for controlling a position of a spring biased valve. A spring biased second cam follower is engaged with the cam lobe providing a torsional input to the camshaft.08-01-2013
20130199467CAMSHAFT ADJUSTER - A central valve (08-08-2013
20130199468EXTERNAL VOLUME ACCUMULATOR CONFIGURATION IN A CAMSHAFT ADJUSTER - A camshaft adjuster (08-08-2013
20130199469CONSTRUCTION OF A HYDRAULIC OIL CHANNEL BETWEEN A CENTRAL VALVE AND A VOLUME ACCUMULATOR OF A CAMSHAFT ADJUSTER - A directional control valve (08-08-2013
20130199470ARRANGEMENT OF A VOLUME ACCUMULATOR08-08-2013
20130199471CONFIGURATION OF A TANK CONNECTION IN A CAMSHAFT ADJUSTER WITH VOLUME ACCUMULATOR - A camshaft adjuster (b 4) for a camshaft (08-08-2013
20130199472MECHANICALLY CONTROLLABLE VALVE OPERATING MECHANISM, AND MECHANICALLY CONTROLLABLE VALVE OPERATING MECHANISM ARRANGEMENT - A mechanically controllable valve operating mechanism includes a cylinder head, a camshaft, a transmission arrangement mounted to move in the cylinder head via a bearing device. A gas exchange valve has the transmission arrangement act thereon. A valve-lift adjusting device comprises a rotatable adjusting element with an eccentric element having two base points and a peak contour, and at least one further eccentric element. The valve-lift adjusting device acts on the transmission arrangement so that different valve-lift positions are settable. The transmission arrangement is connected to the valve-lift adjusting device and to the camshaft. The at least one further eccentric element of the rotating adjusting element is arranged so that at least two peak contours are provided so that, depending on a rotational angle α of the rotating adjusting element, the eccentric element or the at least one further eccentric element engage with the transmission arrangement.08-08-2013
20120060779VARIABLE VALVE TIMING CONTROL APPARATUS - A variable valve timing control apparatus, includes a housing rotating in synchronization with a drive shaft of an internal combustion engine, an inner rotor arranged coaxially with the housing and rotatable relative to the housing, a driven shaft, an intermediate member arranged between the inner rotor and the driven shaft and rotating in synchronization with the inner rotor and the driven shaft, a first hydraulic fluid passage, an inner room formed between the driven shaft and the inner rotor and constituting a portion of the first hydraulic fluid passage, a second hydraulic fluid passage, a passage formed in the intermediate member and constituting a portion of the second hydraulic fluid passage, and a contact portion at which an axial surface of the intermediate member is entirely in contact with the inner rotor between the first hydraulic fluid passage and the second hydraulic fluid passage.03-15-2012
20120073531VARIABLE VALVE TIMING CONTROL APPARATUS FOR ENGINE - When a variable valve timing device controls an oil pressure control valve in a manner that a VCT phase is locked at a middle lock phase, an advance chamber and a retard chamber are made to communicate with each other, so that oil is filled into both of the advance chamber and the retard chamber when the oil pressure control valve supplies oil to one of the advance chamber and the retard chamber in an oil filling mode. An oil pump supplies oil to the oil pressure control valve, and is controlled to have an oil flow rate that is equal to or larger than a predetermined value in the oil filling mode.03-29-2012
20120085303VALVE TIMING CONTROL DEVICE - A valve timing control device comprises a drive-side rotational member synchronously rotatable with a crankshaft of an internal combustion engine; a driven-side rotational member mounted coaxially with the drive-side rotational member and synchronously rotatable with a camshaft for opening and closing a valve of the internal combustion engine; a fluid pressure chamber defined by the drive-side rotational member and the driven-side rotational member; a partition provided in at least one of the drive-side rotational member and the driven-side rotational member for dividing the fluid pressure chamber into a retarded angle chamber and an advanced angle chamber; a fluid feeding/discharging mechanism for controlling feed/discharge of working fluid relative to the fluid pressure chamber; a locking mechanism for restricting a relative rotational phase of the driven-side rotational member relative to the drive-side rotational member to a predetermined phase between a most retarded angle phase and a most advanced angle phase; and an urging mechanism for constantly exerting an urging force to the drive-side rotational member and the driven-side rotational member to displace the relative rotational phase to the side of the most retarded angle phase.04-12-2012
20130206086CAMSHAFT PHASING DEVICE - A camshaft phase adjustment device comprises a housing receiving a camshaft. A driving gear member has a first gear and a camshaft receiving portion. The driving gear member transfers motion from the driveshaft to the first gear, which is meshed with a second gear. A second and third gear are mounted on an axle parallel to the camshaft. The second gear and third gear rotate with the same angular velocity. The third gear transfers motion to a fourth gear. The fourth gear is coupled to the camshaft for transferring angular motion to the camshaft such that the camshaft rotates with the angular velocity of the fourth gear. An actuator rotates the housing about the axis of the camshaft.08-15-2013
20130206087VALVE TIMING CONTROL APPARATUS FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - A valve timing control apparatus for an internal combustion engine, including a drive rotation member, a follower rotation member, an electric motor, and a speed reducer including an internal gear portion, an eccentric cam on an inner peripheral side of the internal gear portion, rollers disposed between the internal gear portion and the eccentric cam, and a cage rotatable relative to the internal gear portion by rotation of the eccentric cam. A motor output shaft is arranged in series relative to the eccentric cam in an axial direction thereof. A needle bearing is rollably disposed on a part of an outer peripheral surface of the follower rotation member. The eccentric cam and the motor output shaft are press-fitted onto an outer peripheral portion of the needle bearing. The needle bearing extends over both the eccentric cam and the motor output shaft.08-15-2013
20130206088CAM TORQUE ACTUATED - TORSIONAL ASSIST PHASER - A variable cam timing phaser for an internal combustion engine includes a housing (08-15-2013

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