US 9,810,114 B2
Lubrication passageway for lubrication of cam follower assembly
Jeffrey Shewell, Rochester, MI (US)
Assigned to Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG, Herzogenaurach (DE)
Filed by Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG, Herzogenaurach (DE)
Filed on Oct. 9, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/879,409.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/085,808, filed on Dec. 1, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2016/0153327 A1, Jun. 2, 2016
Int. Cl. F01L 1/14 (2006.01); F01M 11/02 (2006.01); F01M 9/10 (2006.01); F02M 59/10 (2006.01); F01L 1/04 (2006.01)
CPC F01M 9/10 (2013.01) [F01L 1/04 (2013.01); F01L 1/14 (2013.01); F01L 1/146 (2013.01); F01M 9/104 (2013.01); F01M 9/105 (2013.01); F01M 11/02 (2013.01); F02M 59/102 (2013.01); F01L 2105/00 (2013.01); F01L 2105/02 (2013.01); F01L 2107/00 (2013.01); Y10T 74/2107 (2015.01)] 9 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A cam follower assembly comprising:
a cylindrical housing including an annular groove adapted to be in communication with a lubricant gallery in an engine block or cylinder head, an axial end of the housing includes first and second skirt portions each including an opening defined therethrough, and at least one of the first and second skirt portions includes a first recessed section indented from an outer lateral surface of the housing and extending axially with respect to a longitudinal axis of the housing between the annular groove and a respective one of the openings of the first and second skirt portions;
a pin including first and second ends fixed in the openings of the first and second skirt portions, the pin having a second recessed section indented from an outer lateral surface of the pin that extends axially with respect to a longitudinal axis of the pin between the first end of the pin and the second end of the pin, the second recessed section being in communication with the first recessed section; and
a cam roller supported on the pin.