Patent Number: 8,714,184

Title: Caged ball and spring valve rotator

Abstract: An improved ball type valve rotator is provided that includes a ball cage that may include an inner flange and outer walls that are connected to opposing inner and outer portions of a middle flange from which multiple ramps extend. The inner flange and outer walls may define respective boundaries of pockets that hold bearing balls and springs so that the bearing balls and springs are transversely confined between components that may be formed from a single piece of material.

Inventors: Florek; Bronislaw B. (Dousman, WI)


International Classification: F01L 1/32 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/06/12018