06827817 is referenced by 15 patents and cites 3 patents.

The present invention includes a method for producing individual folded labels incorporating a radio frequency device, the method comprising the steps of providing a ribbon of labels containing a woven logo or text. A carrier strip with a plurality of radio frequency devices spaced thereon is provided and the plurality of radio frequency devices are joined to the ribbon of labels. The ribbon of labels is then folded so as to form at least one folded portion. The folded ribbon is subjected to sufficient heat and pressure to set the at least one folded portion. The ribbon of labels is subdivided into individual folded labels. The present invention also relates to a label-making apparatus including a dispenser for a carrier strip having a plurality of radio frequency devices disposed thereon at spaced intervals. A mechanism linearly advances a ribbon of labels, the ribbon of labels containing a woven logo or text. Means join the plurality of radio frequency devices with the ribbon of labels. A cutting station subdivides an individual label from the ribbon of labels and plurality of radio frequency devices. A sensor in communication with the linear advance mechanism controls the advance of a length of the ribbon of labels to provide proper spacing between the radio frequency devices, cut-edges and a logo on the label. The sensor can sense the position of the RF device or the logo or text of the ribbon of labels.

Title
Method and apparatus for production of RF labels
Application Number
10/143842
Publication Number
6827817 (B2)
Application Date
May 14, 2002
Publication Date
December 7, 2004
Inventor
Gilbert A Bleckmann
Pittsfield
NH, US
Frederick Bleckmann
Dover
NH, US
Agent
Nixon Peabody
US
Assignee
Pittsfield Weaving Co
NH, US
IPC
B32B 31/10
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