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Composite hybrid cam carrier

United States Patent

9,822,671
November 21, 2017
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A cam carrier assembly includes a body made of a material lighter than aluminum. The body has a first side operably coupled with a cylinder head and a second side having bearing surfaces with bearing inserts. The bearing inserts support the camshaft. A series of apertures extend between the first and second sides of the body. Lobes of the camshaft operably couple with the valves of the cylinder head through the series of apertures extending between the first and second sides of the body.
Madin; Mark Michael (Canton, MI), Wicks; Christopher Donald (Allen Park, MI)
Ford Global Technologies, LLC (Dearborn, MI)
15/ 058,843
20170254230
March 2, 2016
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with government support under Award No. DE-EE0005574, awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.