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1. (WO2018045205) REMOVABLE VALVE BRIDGES AND VALVE ACTUATION SYSTEMS INCLUDING THE SAME

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/045205    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/049684
Publication Date: Fri Mar 09 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Sep 01 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: F01L 1/18
F01L 1/26
Applicants: JACOBS VEHICLE SYSTEMS, INC.
Inventors: BALTRUCKI, Justin D.
GRON, G. Michael Jr.
Title: REMOVABLE VALVE BRIDGES AND VALVE ACTUATION SYSTEMS INCLUDING THE SAME
Abstract:
A system for actuating engine valves may include a valve bridge having a main event rocker interface portion, a first valve interface portion and a second valve interface portion extending in generally opposite directions from the main event rocker interface portion. The second valve interface portion may include an open end including a slot for receiving a bridge pin. The slot permits the valve bridge to be removed from the actuation system without removal of the main event rocker or other actuating components, such as an auxiliary rocker. The valve bridge can be removed from the valve train without requiring removal of other actuation system components, such as auxiliary rockers or main event rockers. A single valve bridge configuration can be used with different valve spans, which may occur among different cylinder sizes in a given engine family, or across different engine families.