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Gasket with pushrod retainer

United States Patent

April 26, 2005
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In an engine having a rocker member adapted to rock about an axis intermediate the rocker member and a pushrod extending from a lower body to an upper body and engaging an end of the rocker member, a gasket for sealing the lower body to the upper body is provided. The gasket includes a sealing portion adapted to substantially seal at least a portion of the upper body to the lower body, and a pushrod support portion extending outwardly from the sealing portion adapted to engage the pushrod. At least a portion of the pushrod support portion engaging the pushrod is constructed from a material that is softer than the material of the pushrod.
Knudsen; Julian R. (North Prairie, WI), Welch; Christopher B. (Waukesha, WI)
Dresser, Inc. (Addison, TX)
10/ 718,431
November 20, 2003
The U.S. Government has a paid-up license in this invention and the right in limited circumstances to require the patent owner to license other on reasonable terms as provided for by the terms of DE-FC02-01CH11080 awarded by the Department of Energy.