US 10,893,638 B2
Dispensing head having a nozzle heater device, system and method
Koenraad Alexander Gieskes, Deposit, NY (US); Philip Michael Castoro, Endicott, NY (US); and Kevin James O'Reilly, Binghamton, NY (US)
Assigned to UNIVERSAL INSTRUMENTS CORPORATION, Conklin, NY (US)
Appl. No. 16/95,965
Filed by Universal Instruments Corporation, Conklin, NY (US)
PCT Filed May 18, 2017, PCT No. PCT/US2017/033227
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Oct. 24, 2018,
PCT Pub. No. WO2017/205167, PCT Pub. Date Nov. 30, 2017.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/342,714, filed on May 27, 2016.
Prior Publication US 2019/0141868 A1, May 9, 2019
Int. Cl. H05K 13/04 (2006.01); H05B 1/00 (2006.01); H05K 3/34 (2006.01); H05K 3/12 (2006.01)
CPC H05K 13/0408 (2013.01) [H05B 1/00 (2013.01); H05K 13/0411 (2018.08); H05K 13/0469 (2013.01); H05B 2203/007 (2013.01); H05K 3/1241 (2013.01); H05K 3/1283 (2013.01); H05K 3/3485 (2020.08); H05K 3/3494 (2013.01)] 18 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A dispensing head comprising:
a first spindle configured for movement in a vertical direction;
a first nozzle operatively attached to the spindle; and
a heater device removably attachable to the dispensing head, the heater device including:
a heat source; and
an opening configured to receive the first nozzle, wherein the heat source is configured to heat the first nozzle above an ambient temperature,
wherein the heater device remains stationary relative to a main body of the dispensing head during picking and placing by the first spindle.