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Details for Patent: 6,390,113

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Details for Patent: 6,390,113

Title: Process for setting into oscillation an electromagnetic actuator
Abstract:A process for setting into oscillation an electromagnetic actuator, which actuates a switching element, in particular an internal combustion engine lift valve, and in which process an armature, which acts on the switching element, is oscillated between two electromagnet coils against the force of at least one reset spring by an alternating flow around the electromagnet coils so that the switching element with the armature and the reset springs represents an oscillatory spring-mass system, and wherein, starting from the quiescent state of the system, where the armature is held by the reset springs essentially in the center between these magnet coils, the electromagnet coils are excited alternatingly by driving with an electric alternating voltage of a specific frequency to set into oscillation this spring-mass system in the form of a constantly sinusoidal voltage curve or in the form of a correspondingly variable pulse width-modulated voltage curve.
Inventor(s): Reif; Konrad (Ottobrunn, DE)
Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft (Munich, DE)
Filing Date:Nov 13, 2000
Application Number:09/709,333
Claims:1. A process for setting into oscillation an electromagnetic actuator, which actuates a switching element, in particular an internal combustion engine lift valve and in which process an armature, which acts on the switching element, is oscillated between two electromagnet coils against the force of at least one reset spring by means of alternating flow around the electromagnet coils whereby the switching element with the armature and the reset springs represents an oscillatory springs mass system, and wherein, starting from the quiescent state of the system, where the armature is held by the reset springs essentially in the center between these magnet coils in order to set into oscillation this spring-mass system, the electromagnet coils are excited alternatingly by driving with an electric alternating voltage of a specific frequency, including the step of applying an essentially sinusoidal alternating voltage to the electromagnet coils in the form of a constantly sinusoidal voltage curve or in the form of a correspondingly variable pulse width-modulated voltage curve.

2. The process as claimed in claim 1,

wherein the frequency of the alternating voltage is different from a natural frequency of a spring-mass system formed by said armature, said reset spring and said engine lift valve.

3. The process as claimed in claim 1,

wherein the frequency of the alternating voltage is varied as a function of the amplitude of oscillation of the armature.

4. The process as claimed in claim 1,

wherein determining the frequency of the alternating voltage is a function of a temperature-dependent change of the damping of the spring-mass system.

5. The process according to claim 1,

wherein the sinusoidal form of the alternating voltage is selected so that the fundamental oscillation, but not the harmonics of the spring-mass system, is excited.

6. An internal combustion engine lift valve system comprising:

a first and a second electromagnetic coil;

an armature positioned between said first and second magnetic coils;

at least one reset spring providing a force on said armature;

means for exciting said first and second electric magnetic coils including means for providing an essentially alternating voltage to said first and second electromagnetic coils in the form of one of a variable constant curve and a variable pulse width-modulated voltage curve, in order to move said armature between said first and said second coils to provide oscillation of a spring-mass system formed by said lift valve, said armature and said at least one reset spring.

7. The system according to claim 6,

wherein the frequency of the alternating voltage is different from a natural frequency of the spring-mass system.

8. The system according to claim 6,

wherein the frequency of the alternating voltage is varied as a function of an amplitude of oscillation of said armature.

9. The system according to claim 6,

wherein the frequency of the alternating voltage is a function of a temperature-dependent change of the damping spring-mass system and of its resonance frequency.

10. The system according to claim 6,

wherein the wave form of the alternating voltage is chosen so that only the fundamental oscillation, but not the harmonics of the spring-mass system is excited.
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