Patent Number: 6,168,169

Title: Vacuum collet with release filament

Abstract: A vacuum collet includes a filament disposed in the collet for assisting in removal of components from the collet. The filament is movable in a vertical direction within the collet to gently dislodge components lodged on a bottom face of the collet. The filament may be actuated by a solenoid or pneumatic or hydraulic actuator.

Inventors: Boyd; John E. (Blandon, PA), Haggar; Jonathan V. (Fleetwood, PA), Marabella; Stephanie C. (Sinking Spring, PA), Rizzo; John S. (Oley, PA)

Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.

International Classification: B25B 11/00 (20060101); H01L 21/683 (20060101); H01L 21/67 (20060101); H05K 13/04 (20060101); B23B 031/06 (); B25B 011/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018