Bloomfield, CT, USA – Jacobs Vehicle Systems®, the world’s leading supplier of heavy-duty engine retarding and valve actuation solutions, was recently awarded a key patent based on their continuing development efforts for Variable Valve Actuation. U.S. patent number 8,079,338 for “Self Adjusting Valve Catch with Valve Seating Control” was issued on December 20, 2011.
This key patent, along with more than 150 other VVA-related patents from as far back as the early 1990s, demonstrates Jacobs’ long history and commitment to bringing this key technology to market.
“As our first-production VVA customers launch in 2014 to meet the tightening fuel economy regulations, our technology is ready to provide them with air handling flexibility, at the levels of reliability and durability that they have come to expect from all Jacobs products.” said Joao Cullen, Vice President of Engineering.
About Jacobs Vehicle Systems:
Jacobs Vehicle Systems is headquartered in Bloomfield, Conn., where it has a 260,000 square foot design, testing and manufacturing facility, with support sites in Europe, Japan and China. Jake Brake® products are used by North American heavy-duty diesel engine manufacturers as well as Hino, Hyundai and Mitsubishi in Asia and DAF in Europe. Registered to the ISO 14001 and TS16949 standards, Jacobs Vehicle Systems is the world’s leading producer of vehicle retarding and valve actuation technologies and can be found on the Internet at http://www.jacobsvehiclesystems.com