Means Serially Presenting Discrete Base Articles Or Separate Portions Of A Single Article Patents (Class 156/542)
  • Patent number: 9518357
    Abstract: A mark-fabric material includes a mark-fabric including, in the following sequence, microfibers, an adhesive layer including a thermoplastic resin having a melt flow rate of 100 g/10 min or less, and a release sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: HOULAISHA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeji Higashiguchi, Shinichi Nagai
  • Patent number: 9102433
    Abstract: Labeling machine, particularly for labeling containers, comprising a rotating carousel for supporting pans, at least one pair of identical labeling assemblies being provided which are arranged consecutively at the peripheral region of the rotating carousel, each one of the labeling assemblies being associated with a slider slidable on guides between a forward active position, for applying the labels to the containers supported by the rotating carousel, and a retracted position, designed to load a reel of tape provided with the labels, the protective structure, which surrounds the rotating carousel, having, at each labeling assembly, a door movable by the action of elements that connect the door to the slider which supports the labeling assembly between an open position, assumed when the labeling assembly is in the forward position, and a closed position, assumed when the labeling assembly is in the retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: P.E. Labellers S.P.A.
    Inventor: Andrea Cordioli
  • Patent number: 9073657
    Abstract: The invention relates to a labeler and a method for applying labels onto an article strip, wherein a transfer device is moved continuously when said labels are pressed on and a lifting device of said transfer device comprises a height-adjustable actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: MULTIVAC MARKING & INSPECTION GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Georg Austermeier, Tanja Jansen
  • Patent number: 8910692
    Abstract: A label attaching device includes a substrate moving unit configured to move a substrate in a first direction, a labeler configured to attach a label to the substrate, and a first labeler moving unit coupled to the labeler, the first labeler moving unit being configured to move the labeler in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Pilgoo Jun, Junsub Lee
  • Publication number: 20140338840
    Abstract: An apparatus and method is described herein for automatically labeling using labels having a fluid activatable adhesive along the back surface of the label. The apparatus includes a dispensing magazine for retaining a stack of labels, a first rotating transfer member, and an adhesive activation station aligned with the rotating transfer member. The dispensing magazine includes a dispensing end and a loading end. The first rotating transfer member is rotated in close proximity to the stack of labels and includes at least one belt having multiple openings for communication of suction to enable the belt to receive and releasably secure the front of the labels. The adhesive activation station is configured to apply to a fluid to the back of the labels to activate the adhesive such that the adhesive becomes tacky along the back surface of the label.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Benjamin David Lux, Randy Peckham, Jason A. Meek, Michael C. Woods, Andrew W. Marsella
  • Patent number: 8888945
    Abstract: The use of a heat idler moveable along a path provides speed and flexibility in the heat labeling of containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Gavin John Broad, Adal Tecleab, Jason Lee DeBruler
  • Patent number: 8869862
    Abstract: A labelling machine comprises a main supporting frame (2) on which a carrousel (6) is mounted, the carrousel being equipped with supporting means for the objects to be labelled. A plurality of labelling devices (12) is positioned radially along the edge of the carrousel (6) for applying labels to objects placed on the carrousel (6). The main supporting frame (2) has a guiding and supporting track (17) to which the labelling devices (12) are slidably connected so that they can be placed at different positions along the edge of the carrousel (6). The machine also comprises a plurality of connecting modules (26) equipped with first coupling means (27) allowing sliding coupling to the track (17), and second coupling means (28) for reversibly coupling each labelling device (12) to a connecting module (26).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Kosme S.R.L.
    Inventors: Georg Erhart, Antonella Prandi
  • Patent number: 8828170
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the apparatus and methods are configured to make containers such as disposable reinforced cups using reinforcing members configured to be respectively attached to cups. The apparatus and method of various embodiments of the present disclosure sequentially heat different or selective portions of the heat activated adhesive on the reinforcing member at multiple sequential stages, steps or times to attach the reinforcing member to the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Pactiv LLC
    Inventors: Dimitri Stamatiou, Shawn L. Petera, Evan L. Ryan
  • Patent number: 8776857
    Abstract: Label application devices and methods of printing and applying labels are described herein. One label application device can comprise a feed component configured to deliver a sheet of label material to a position, a product identification component configured to identify a type of a product that is approaching the position, a printing component configured to print data onto the sheet of label material, the data based on the identified type of product, a stripping component configured to remove a liner portion of the sheet of label material from a label portion of the sheet, and an applicator component configured to apply the label portion to the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Computype, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Jackson, Kevin Nobbs
  • Publication number: 20140120640
    Abstract: A method of dispersing semiconductor chips from a wafer of semiconductor chips onto a substrate while preserving the neighboring relationship of each chip to each adjacent chip is disclosed. The method includes dispersing the wafer into sequential columns of semiconductor chips with a first pitch between columns while preserving the neighboring relationship and sequentially dispersing the columns of semiconductor chips into rows of individual chips with a second pitch between rows onto a substrate while preserving the neighboring relationship.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventors: Chan- Long Shieh, Gang Yu
  • Patent number: 8695671
    Abstract: A prepreg lamination head and a prepreg automatic lamination apparatus with the same is provided. By using them, the curling-up of the cut terminal portion of the prepreg sheet can be prevented. The prepreg lamination head includes: a first roller, a second roller, and a forward-placed paper liner peeling device. The forward-placed paper liner peeling device includes a third roller, which is provided between and above the first and second rollers. The paper liner attached on the first side of the prepreg sheet is peeled off right after passing the first roller. The peeled paper liner is hanged over the third roller between the first and second rollers. The third roller guides the peeled paper liner to the second roller. The prepreg sheet is pressed on the laminated body with the second roller through the paper liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Daiki Arakawa, Jun Eto, Koji Yamada, Masayuki Kokubu
  • Patent number: 8678063
    Abstract: An applicator roll (1) is described for a labeling apparatus for paying out and applying self-adhesive labels, which with each operating cycle moves one self-adhesive label into a dispensing position underneath an applicator roll. Depending on the printing mechanism used in the labeling apparatus, whether printing an even or an odd number of digits, it is advantageous to arranged a profiled ring (32) formed on a sleeve (31) of the applicator roll (1) in the center or off center. In addition, label formats of different widths require applicator rolls of different widths. These problems are solved in the applicator roll (1) described here in that its sleeve (31) supports two cylindrical jackets (34) on either side of the profiled ring (32). The cylindrical jackets (34) are axially displaceable on the sleeve (31) and can be releasably, positively locked in several positions against axial shifting, preferably by mutual engagement of an annular collar (38) and an annular groove (40).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Inventors: Michael Baumbusch, Michael Rapp, Ulrich Silberzahn
  • Patent number: 8596325
    Abstract: The invention relates to a labelling apparatus comprising a blow device which allows compressed-air controlled delivery of a label to an object to be labelled, wherein the blow device comprises a compressed-air providing device, a plurality of nozzles for applying compressed air to the label, a distribution space which is operatively connected for fluid communication with the compressed-air providing device and the nozzles, and at least one deflector which is arranged in the distribution space, wherein the distribution space has arranged therein a porous device which surrounds the at least one deflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Bizerba GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Juergen Bernhard, Willi Sautter, Sebastian Ruff
  • Patent number: 8488134
    Abstract: A multifunction device for prefabricating marking labels, having a top side configured to be printed on and a bottom side opposite the top side with a profiling, includes a printing device and at least one of a separating device and a perforation device. A feeder unit is configured to feed blank marking labels of a finite-length or endless material. A holder element including a recess is configured to receive the marking labels, including the profiling, so as to fix the marking labels in position during a passing over of the printing device and the at least one of the separating device and perforation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Heinz Reibke
  • Patent number: 8464772
    Abstract: A dispensing apparatus for labeling machines for applying labels, which are supplied via a carrier belt carrying a plurality of labels, to bottles and in particular to bottle necks, has a dispensing arm and a dispensing head which is arranged on the dispensing arm and has a dispensing edge for deflecting the carrier belt in order thereby to detach a respective label, wherein the dispensing edge and/or the dispensing head is pivotable in order to adjust a movement direction of the labels being detached from the carrier belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Krones AG
    Inventor: Willibald Bittner
  • Patent number: 8453700
    Abstract: Continuous motion label transferring apparatus includes a non-stick surface between a peel point and a pinch point. A label unwinder continuously passes a first web along a path towards the pinch point. The first web includes a series of spaced labels having pressure sensitive self-adhesive on a surface to which a liner of release material is releasably attached. As the release liner travels around the peel point, the labels continue to move toward the pinch point, passing over the nonstick surface as they approach the pinch point. A target mover passes a succession of spaced targets through the pinch point adjacent the self-adhesive surface of the labels, so that the labels are individually adhered to the targets. A control system for the label unwinder monitors the target mover, and synchronizes the labels and targets in a desired manner. The distance between the peel point and the pinch point is set so that the labels can be fed continuously into the pinch point in registration with the targets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: PowerForward, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Painter, Kevin Quinn
  • Patent number: 8443861
    Abstract: A marking or labeling machine which includes at least one marking or labeling member and a feed mechanism for bringing workpieces for marking or labeling into register with the at least one marking or labeling member. The feed mechanism includes at least two arms mounted to turn about a common first axis, with each arm carrying at least one support member for supporting a workpiece for marking or labeling, and also includes secondly independent drives for driving each of the arms in rotation about the common first axis independently of the other arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Florent Demange, Marco Paita, David Mandon
  • Patent number: 8434540
    Abstract: There is disclosed a configurable modular labeling machine and a method of making same. The machine can be selectively assembled in a number of different configurations. The machine has a frame or housing that can mount selectively positionable applicator and rewind modules. The applicator module includes a plate that can carry direction-changing and feed rolls and can mount a dispensing mechanism. The rewind module can include a plate that can mount direction-changing rolls and a rewind.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventor: Johannes S. Lenkl
  • Patent number: 8387673
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a heating station, a laminating and transfer-printing station, and a molding station in succession, and a transport arrangement that transports the material being processed among the stations. In the heating station, a substrate is pre-heated and consolidated. In the laminating and transfer-printing station, a decorative cover layer is laminated onto the substrate and simultaneously a surface decoration (design, pattern, image, colors, text, etc.) is transfer-printed by sublimation of inks or dyes from a transfer paper onto an outer surface of the decorative cover layer. The resulting laminated body with a transfer-printed surface decoration is then three-dimensionally deformed and molded to form a three-dimensionally contoured, molded, laminated article with the transfer-printed surface decoration. The article may be a motor vehicle interior trim component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Herbert Olbrich GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Gerhard Spengler
  • Patent number: 8215365
    Abstract: Appliance for applying labels to receptacles, which comprises a transport device that transport the receptacles to be labeled along a predefined transport path, and comprises a first pressing-on unit that presses the labels onto an outer wall of the receptacles, the first pressing-on unit having a brush device having a multiplicity of bristles that extend in the direction of the receptacles. According to the invention, the first pressing-on unit, at least in a partial region of the first pressing-on unit, is shorter, in the longitudinal direction of the receptacles, than the label to be applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Krones AG
    Inventors: Willibald Bittner, Martin Plank
  • Patent number: 8156983
    Abstract: An auxiliary machine for labelling machines of the type including a supply of labels (10) for application on packages (4) for goods and a thermal printer (6) for the provision of informative prints on the labels, is provided. The auxiliary machine has a stand (14) connectable to the labelling machine and on which there is supported a supply of coverings (16), which are detachably attached to a tape (23), a mechanism for advancing the tape (23) to a picking tool (20) for picking off individual coverings from the tape and applying the same on individual labels (10), as well as a dispenser (19) for the discharge of a substance loading on the individual label. Advantageously, in the auxiliary machine, a stamping tool (25) may also be included for stamping of cavities in the coverings or labels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Tempix AB
    Inventor: Henry Norrby
  • Patent number: 8127819
    Abstract: A lay-up head receives a prepreg bonded to a support tape, and the prepreg is separated from its support tape by peeling, by means of a separator just upstream of a depositing member for depositing the prepreg tape on a deposition tool; the head includes, downstream of the separator, a retractable device for moving the prepreg away from the support tape, allowing the prepreg to be moved away just upstream of the separator, by means of which the prepreg can be separated earlier when the retractable device is activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Forest-Line Capdenac
    Inventors: Pierre Andre Henri Tillement, Stephane Robert Elie Charra
  • Patent number: 8087442
    Abstract: A sheet attaching apparatus includes a non-adhesive guide sheet for leading the peeled sheet to the attaching position while keeping away from the substrate; a stopper to which forward edges of the substrate and the sheet contact, movable between a position across the feed path and a position off the feed path; a movable press roller for pressing the forward portion of the sheet onto the forward portion of the substrate to attach the sheet onto the substrate at the attaching position; and a feed roller arranged facing the press roller and for discharging the adhered sheet and substrate from the attaching position. The guide sheet has slits extending in the feed direction at the forward portion. The press roller presses the forward portion of the sheet to the forward portion of the substrate through the slits so as to attach the sheet S onto the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: AI & DI Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Atsumi Ihara
  • Patent number: 8083881
    Abstract: A labeling system for applying an adhesive backed name tape to a name badge. The system includes a base member or fixture having a seat for receiving the name badge and a pair of spacedly disposed bridge members supported by the base member adjacent respective ends of the seat. The adhesive backed name tape is positioned over the name badge, extending between the pair of bridge members and spaced from the name badge. The bridge members preferably have a ribbed upper contact surface. A roller is used for contacting a top surface of the adhesive backed name tape so as to apply the adhesive backed name tape to the name badge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Reeves Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert J. Reeves
  • Patent number: 8066046
    Abstract: A cutting and transfer drum in a continuous-film labeling machine, which allows disassembly into sectors comprised between two contiguous blades, each sector being provided with elements for locking in the active position, which comprise a rotating rod which is provided with an actuation crank, said rod having a portion which is adapted to mate with a reference element provided on the sector, elements adapted to retain the sector in the locking position, a cam adapted to make contact with an abutment provided on the sector, so as to ensure a contact pressure of the sector on a supporting ring which ensures the retention of the fluid that provides suction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: P.E. Labellers S.p.A.
    Inventor: Mario Ballarotti
  • Patent number: 8061403
    Abstract: There is disclosed a hand-held portable labeler that enables the label web supply to be quickly threaded into the labeler. The path of the carrier web for the labels from the nip of the print head and platen roll, about the delaminator, into the nip between the platen roll and a pressure roll, and out of the labeler is short and the pressure roll is widely separable from the platen roll to facilitate threading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventor: Clyde N. Tharp
  • Patent number: 8028734
    Abstract: Presented herein is a unique portable electronic hand-held label dispenser that is adjustable to accommodate labels of various widths by lengthening the pins and replacing a lower guide plate, and which additionally incorporates a sensor mechanism that precisely determines the length of each label, in order to accurately advance the roll of labels according to the captured data and dispense a single label at a time, and which includes the added advantage of a unique slotted uptake wheel that efficiently collects the paper backing for easy disposal. Depressing an electronic switch causes a label to be dispensed and also activates the sensor mechanism, which allows a roll of labels to advance until the end of the next label is identified, indicating that the roll has been advanced the full length of a single label, and additionally the uptake wheel rotates to capture the discarded paper backing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Inventor: Eli Wermuth
  • Patent number: 7955469
    Abstract: The use of a heat idler moveable along a path provides speed and flexibility in the heat labeling of containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Gavin John Broad, Adal Tecleab, Jason Lee DeBruler
  • Publication number: 20110117316
    Abstract: The present invention provides apparatus and methods for growing fullerene nanotube forests, and forming nanotube films, threads and composite structures therefrom. In some embodiments, an interior-flow substrate includes a porous surface and one or more interior passages that provide reactant gas to an interior portion of a densely packed nanotube forest as it is growing. In some embodiments, a continuous-growth furnace is provided that includes an access port for removing nanotube forests without cooling the furnace substantially. In other embodiments, a nanotube film can be pulled from the nanotube forest without removing the forest from the furnace. A nanotube film loom is described. An apparatus for building layers of nanotube films on a continuous web is described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Inventor: Charles A. Lemaire
  • Patent number: 7942179
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for dispensing a plurality of labels onto a folio across a travelling path of the folio through the device, the device has a supply of labels, the labels are carried by a carrier; a guide system for guiding the carrier with labels from the supply to a dispenser. The dispensing machine includes an arm, which extends across the folio, and a dispensing wagon, which is arranged on the arm and is adapted to dispense the labels onto the folio while moving along the arm. The device furthermore keeps the carrier stretched between the supply and the dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Elmoprint APS Maskinfabrik
    Inventor: Jens Storm-Nielsen
  • Patent number: 7931063
    Abstract: A method for assembling a device. The method comprises placing a functional element in a first opening formed in a template substrate and transferring the functional element to a device substrate having a second opening formed therein wherein the functional element is held within the second opening and against an adhesive film coupled to the device substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Alien Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Gordon S. W. Craig, Kenneth D. Schatz, Mark A. Hadley, Paul S. Drzaic
  • Patent number: 7900678
    Abstract: The invention concerns an apparatus for applying at least one surface portion of a transfer layer of a transfer film to a web of material, wherein the apparatus has at least one support roller and at least one pressure roller for pressing the web of material and the transfer firm against the at least one support roller, wherein the at least one pressure roller is pneumatically or hydraulically resiliently supported by means of at least one resilient arrangement in the form of a diaphragm spring and wherein the apparatus has at least one adjusting device for varying a spring rate of the at least one resilient arrangement and thus for varying a pressure contact force of the at least one pressure roller against the at least one support roller, and the use of such an apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Leonhard Kurz Stiftung & Co. KG
    Inventors: Reinwald Mitsam, Michael Gwosdz-Kaupmann
  • Patent number: 7900675
    Abstract: There is provided a printing device 12 that performs printing on each of first and second labels L1, L2 on the way of feeding out a raw strip sheet M, which is temporarily stuck with a first label L1 and a second label L2 having a smaller plane area than that of the first label on a release liner S, a peel plate 27 that peels off the first and second labels L1, L2 from the release liner S, first and second label suction plates 30, 31 that hold the respective peeled labels L1, L2, and a laminating device 17 that laminates the first and second labels L1, L2 with the adhesive layer of the second label L2 facing the adhesive layer of the first label L1. The adhesive layer of the first label L1 laminated with the second label L2 is exposed in a closed loop manner in an outer peripheral area all around the second label L2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Lintec Corporation
    Inventors: Akira Dangami, Kenji Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 7895735
    Abstract: An element mounting apparatus includes a movable arm, an electromagnet, a first controller and a glue dispenser. The glue dispenser includes a plate body and a second controller. The plate body includes an inner space containing glue, a through hole defined therein, and a plurality of spaced glue outlets formed in the first surface and communicating with the inner space. The second end of the electromagnet engages the through hole to attract the magnetic element on the first surface of the plate body with the glue outlets surrounding, and repelling the magnetic element to the retainer. The second controller ejects glue out of the inner space of the plate body via the glue outlets, thereby adhesively mounting the magnetic element to the retainer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chia-Hung Liao
  • Patent number: 7892383
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an apparatus for labeling a container comprising (a) first winder capable of unwinding a heat transfer label from a heat transfer label roll, (b) first vacuum box capable of containing at least a portion of the heat transfer label unwound from the first winder, (c) vacuuming means, (d) heater plate, and (e) heat label applicator. The use of one or more vacuum boxes enables containers to be labeled at a greater speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Gavin John Broad, Adal Tecleab, Jason Lee DeBruler
  • Patent number: 7874339
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for applying indicia to a curved surface, including a compound curved surface having multiple axes of curvature. The curved surface is deformed to eliminate one axis of curvature. The invention is usable with hourglass or barrel shaped surfaces, as occur with containers, and to apply labels and other indicia to these surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Paul Amaat Raymond Gerard France, Robert Paul Cassoni, Christopher Lawrence Smith
  • Patent number: 7854245
    Abstract: A method for forming a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag on a packing bag is disclosed and includes the steps of: equidistantly attaching RFID tags to a release film, one by one, to form a roll of tag web; installing the roll of tag web in a packing bag forming device to move the release film along a feeding direction of a packing material; changing a moving direction of the release film for peeling the RFID tags from the release film; intermittently pressing on the RFID tags for attaching the RFID tags to the packing material; bonding the RFID tags to the packing material with a melting technology; and processing the packing material by folding, sealing, and cutting to form packing bags securely installed with the RFID tags. A packing bag forming device for carrying out the method is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Assignee: Taiwan Lamination Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Yung-Shun Chen
  • Patent number: 7806158
    Abstract: A security and/or tracking information and graphic image fusion system to be used with verification equipment to provide a tamper proof labeled article having security and/or tracking information thereon. The label comprises a printable sheet having at least one RFID device thereon, and an outer layer thereon. The RFID device provides security and/or tracking information for the labeled article. The label may further include at least one visible image printed thereon. To provide additional layers of security, at least one invisible IR or UV image, or both, may also be printed on the printable sheet to provide security and/or tracking information. The visible image provides the graphic image. The label is permanently fused by an in-mold molding process to an article made of plastic, rubber or the combination thereof to render it tamper proof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Standard Register Company
    Inventor: Robert Frank Freund
  • Patent number: 7802602
    Abstract: The invention concerns a labelling device (1) comprising a conveying device (3) provided with a drive unit (14) for transporting a supporting band (7) having a plurality of labels, and a dispensing device (2). The supporting band (7) comprising labels (6) is unwound on a label roll (9), then, once the labels are removed from the supporting band (7), the latter (7) is wound on a supporting band roll (10). The conveying device (3) has two roll units (8, 12) for the label roll (8) and the supporting band roll (10), said roll units capable of being driven each in different rotational directions. The transporting direction of the supporting band (7) may be reversed by inversion of the driving direction of the drive unit (14) for labelling containers (19) in two different labelling directions (X1, X2). The roll units (8, 12) are identically shaped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Inventor: Udo Siedlaczek
  • Patent number: 7802600
    Abstract: A first printing device 12 that performs the printing on a first label L1, a second printing device 18 that performs the printing on a second label L2, and a laminating section 20 that laminates these labels one another and discharges the same therefrom and a sticking device 21 that sticks the first and second labels L1 and L2 to an object W. An unprinted surface of the second label L2 is attached to an adhesive layer A of the first label L1 and a printed surface of the second label L2 is positioned between the object W and the same to be hidden.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: Lintec Corporation
    Inventor: Kenji Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 7762302
    Abstract: There is provided a label printer 10 that performs printing on a label L including a front-part label area L1 located at the front side in the feed-out direction and a rear-part label area L2 which is connected thereto. The label printer 10 comprises a printing unit 12 that performs printing on the label L, a sticking unit 14 that sticks the label L to an object W while holding the label L and a turn-over device 15 that turns over the front-part label area L1 to the rear face side of the rear-part label area L2. The sticking unit 14 is arranged so as to stick the label L to the object W after the front-part label area L1 is turned over and attached to the rear-part label area L2 by the turn-over device 15.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: Lintec Corporation
    Inventor: Akira Dangami
  • Patent number: 7757740
    Abstract: A film-supplying device is provided for supplying a ring-shape adhesive-film to a film-affixing device having an alignment shaft-member, where the ring-shape adhesive-film is attached on a release sheet. The device comprises a table and a sheet transport mechanism. The release sheet is transported in a predetermined direction on the table by the sheet transport mechanism. The table is provided with an opening. The alignment shaft-member is inserted through the opening. The table is also provided with a peel portion that is used to peel off the ring-shape adhesive-film from the release sheet. Further, the table is provided with a passageway that is formed from the opening to the peel portion, in the predetermined direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Lintec Corporation
    Inventor: Masahiro Nakamura
  • Patent number: 7748428
    Abstract: A device for placing suspended labels including a multiple-page information section onto a bottleneck. The device includes a bottle conveying device for conveying bottles into a work area, and an application device having a pair of essentially parallel cantilevers which define a horizontal distance therebetween and end in the work area. Each cantilever includes a supply unit for grasping one side of the suspended label and for supplying the suspended label, wherein the cantilevers define an open intermediate space therebetween and are arranged such that a bottle reaching the work area extends with its neck into the intermediate space. A stop is provided in the area of the supply units for straightening the information portion of the suspended label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Pfankuch Maschinen GmbH
    Inventors: Claus Karl Pfankuch, Gennadi Ruhl
  • Publication number: 20100065221
    Abstract: A tape supplier and a refill cartridge for a binding apparatus are disclosed, which can prevent a supply error of a tape from occurring and facilitate supply of the tape. Also, an outer surface of the tape is not contaminated by an additive when the tape is supplied. A tape cassette 156 constituting the tape supplier includes a first rotational shaft 91 rotatably supporting a tape roll 140, a second rotational shaft 92 designed to collect a sheet 127a of the tape roll by winding the same in a roll type, a third rotational shaft 93 designed to collect a sheet 127b by winding the same in a roll type, and a tape ejection roller assembly 95 outwardly ejecting a tape provided between the two sheets. A refill cartridge 120 is designed such that the tape roll 140 having tapes 132a, 132b, . . .
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2009
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Inventor: Seung-Kyoon Noh
  • Publication number: 20100051203
    Abstract: A specification-attaching apparatus includes a transferring mechanism for transferring a specification received in a specification receiving unit into an opening in a platform, wherein the specification is retained in the opening by opposite stop members disposed pivotably and spacedly in the opening. An attaching unit is disposed above the platform, and includes a suction member mounted on a bottom end of a pressing rod, and is operable so as to drive downward movement of the suction member to suck the specification retained in the opening, and so as to drive downward movement of the specification sucked by the suction member to pass through the opening such that the specification sucked by the suction member is attached to a top end of a container conveyed by a container conveying unit, wherein the top end of the container is sprayed with glue by a glue-spraying unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2008
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Applicant: CVC TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Sheng-Hui Yang
  • Patent number: 7661454
    Abstract: An apparatus of this invention includes: a workpiece holding mechanism that holds a ring frame and a wafer; a tape supplying device that supplies a continuous dicing tape or a continuous carrier tape to which a precut dicing tape is joined, to a joining position; a joining unit that joins the continuous dicing tape or the precut dicing tape separated from the carrier tape, to the ring frame and the semiconductor wafer; a tape cutting mechanism that cuts the dicing tape joined to the ring frame along a contour of the ring frame; and a residual tape collecting section that takes up and collects a residual tape after the cutting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Masayuki Yamamoto, Naoki Ishii
  • Publication number: 20100024989
    Abstract: A specification-attaching apparatus includes a transferring unit for transferring a specification fed from a specification-feeding unit to an attaching unit that includes a suction member movable, in response to rotation of a pivot rod, in sequence among angularly spaced sucking, standby and releasing positions. The suction member is operable so as to switch from a non-sucking state to a sucking state when at the sucking position, thereby sucking the specification transferred from the transferring unit and to switch from the sucking state to the non-sucking state when at the releasing position, thereby releasing the specification sucked thereby. A container sprayed with glue by a glue-spraying unit is conveyed by a motor-driven container conveying unit to move in synchronization with and contact the suction member during movement of the suction member from the standby position to the releasing position so that the specification is attached to the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2008
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Applicant: CVC TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Sheng-Hui Yang
  • Patent number: 7637052
    Abstract: The invention proposes a potting machine (1) for potting flowerpots (2), with a conveying device (3) comprising a plurality of pot retainers (4) for a respective flowerpot (2), and with a housing ring (5) surrounding the conveying device (3). To enable the flowerpots to be labeled in a simple manner even during the potting operation, the potting machine (1) comprises a labeling device (11) which is provided with a dispensing tongue (12) for stripping off labels (13) and applying them to the flowerpots (2). The labeling device (11) is connected to a positioning device (22) comprising a joint (23) and having a positioning arm (24) for pivoting the labeling device (11) and positioning the dispensing tongue (12) against the flowerpots (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Inventor: Udo Siedlaczek
  • Patent number: 7543621
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for bonding a polarizing plate high in operating efficiency and yield. The apparatus includes a cutting unit for cutting at least a polarizing plate of a strip-shaped film, composed of the polarizing plate and a release film bonded to the polarizing plate, leaving the release film uncut, when a forward end side pre-severed end face of the strip-shaped film perpendicular to the longitudinal direction of the strip-shaped film has traveled up to a length corresponding to a length of a substrate, to form a film piece, a release film separating unit for separating the release film from the film piece thus severed, and a bonding unit for bonding the tacky surface of the film piece freed of the release film to a mating position of the substrate so that the forward end side end face of the transported substrate is parallel to the pre-severed end face of the film piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2009
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Takayuki Kanbara, Naoki Sakai, Ryoichi Sugihara
  • Patent number: 7501036
    Abstract: A manipulation and printing device for labels fed from label sheets, in which labels (15) are fed to a cutting group (18) placed above a feed belt (19) of suction type (20) equipped with superficial holes, placed perpendicular to the feed direction of a continuous label sheet (12), and to a labeller (30), in which it is foreseen associated to the first feed belt (19) a second feed belt (24) and a print head (23), placed near a first side end perpendicular to the feed direction of the label sheet (12), the feed belts (19, 24) being facing in one of their sections in order to advance the single printed label from the print head (23) towards the labeller (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2009
    Assignee: Sitma S.p.A.
    Inventors: Aris Ballestrazzi, Lamberto Tassi