Variable cam timing controls mounted in the camshaft
Patent No. 8,256,393
Issued: September 4, 2012
Inventors: Simpson; Roger T. (Ithaca, NY), Butterfield; Roger P.
(Trumansburg, NY), Smith; Franklin R. (Cortland, NY)
An internal combustion engine in which the variable cam timing controls for a variable cam timing mechanism include a variable force solenoid mounted within a hollow portion of the camshaft. The variable force solenoid is maintained in place within the hollow camshaft by a tubular shaft fixed to the engine and a bearing between the solenoid and the variable cam timing mechanism.
Reference to Related Applications
This application claims an invention which was disclosed in Provisional Application No. 60/948,219, filed Jul. 6, 2007 entitled "VARIABLE CAM TIMING CONTROLS MOUNTED IN THE CAMSHAFT". The benefit under 35 USC .sctn.119(e) of the United States provisional application is hereby claimed, and the aforementioned application is hereby incorporated herein by reference.
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