Patent Number: 8,794,203

Title: Valve cover with decoupled NVH isolation and sealing features

Abstract: A cylinder head cover, and a gasket are disclosed for sealing a cylinder head and isolating cylinder head vibrations from a cylinder head cover body. An example cylinder head cover may include a gasket having an elongate first gasket part and a flexible second gasket part sealingly coupled with the first gasket part along a length of the first gasket part. A bottom carrier may be configured to hold the first gasket part against a cylinder head for sealing engagement with the cylinder head. In addition a cover body may be configured to provide a covering surface sealingly coupled with the second gasket part at a spaced apart distance from the cylinder head.

Inventors: Smith; Thomas Edward (Livonia, MI)

Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

International Classification: F01M 9/10 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/05/12018