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ENGINE INCLUDING VALVE LIFT ASSEMBLY FOR INTERNAL EGR CONTROL

United States Patent Application

20110114067
A1
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An engine assembly may include a first exhaust valve lift assembly, a first exhaust valve, and a first camshaft. The first exhaust valve lift assembly may be operable in first and second operating modes. The first exhaust valve may be engaged with the first exhaust valve lift assembly and may be in communication with an engine combustion chamber. The first camshaft may include a first exhaust lobe engaged with the first exhaust valve lift assembly and defining a profile including a first exhaust region and a first exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) region. The first exhaust valve may remain closed when the first EGR region engages the first exhaust valve lift assembly during the first operating mode and may be opened when the first EGR region engages the first exhaust valve lift assembly during the second operating mode to provide exhaust gas flow into the combustion chamber during an intake stroke.
GONZALEZ DELGADO, MANUEL ANGEL (ROCHESTER HILLS, MI), MORAN, ROBERT J. (ANN ARBOR, MI), BHARGAVA, SAMEER (CANTON, MI), PIERIK, RONALD JAY (HOLLY, MI), BURTON, JONATHAN L. (WESTMINSTER, CO)
GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS, INC. (DETROIT MI)
12/ 621,070
November 18, 2009
GOVERNMENT LICENSE RIGHTS [0001] The Government of the United States of America has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-FC26-05NT42415 awarded by the United States Department of Energy.