US 9,808,826 B2
Modular jetting devices
Stanley Cruz Aguilar, El Cajon, CA (US); Mani Ahmadi, Oceanside, CA (US); Stephen Russell des Jardins, Encinitas, CA (US); Erik Fiske, Carlsbad, CA (US); Mark Meier, Vista, CA (US); Horatio Quinones, San Marcos, CA (US); Thomas L. Ratledge, San Marcos, CA (US); and Robert James Wright, Carlsbad, CA (US)
Assigned to Nordson Corporation, Westlake, OH (US)
Filed by NORDSON CORPORATION, Westlake, OH (US)
Filed on Apr. 11, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/95,872.
Application 15/095,872 is a division of application No. 13/219,064, filed on Aug. 26, 2011, granted, now 9,346,075.
Prior Publication US 2016/0221022 A1, Aug. 4, 2016
Int. Cl. B05C 5/02 (2006.01); B05B 1/30 (2006.01); B05C 11/10 (2006.01); B05B 15/06 (2006.01)
CPC B05C 5/0225 (2013.01) [B05B 1/304 (2013.01); B05B 1/3046 (2013.01); B05B 15/065 (2013.01); B05C 5/02 (2013.01); B05C 5/027 (2013.01); B05C 5/0237 (2013.01); B05C 5/0291 (2013.01); B05C 11/1002 (2013.01); B05C 11/1013 (2013.01); B05C 11/1034 (2013.01)] 22 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A modular jetting device, comprising:
an actuator body;
a drive module attached to the body;
a fluid module including a fluid chamber, a fluid inlet to the fluid chamber, a valve element, a nozzle with a fluid outlet from the fluid chamber, and a valve seat positioned between the valve element and the nozzle, and the valve element being separate from the drive module and configured to be vertically moved by the drive module to contact the valve seat; and
a coupling mechanism having at least one arm coupling the fluid module to the actuator body, the at least one arm being vertically moveable parallel to movement of the valve element by the coupling mechanism to move the fluid module from a position operatively coupled with the actuator body and the drive module to a position spaced from the actuator body and the drive module so that the fluid module is removable from the actuator body, the drive module and the coupling mechanism.