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Wolfgang Hoffmann: Apparatus for applying labels to containers. B & H Manufacturing Company, Edward B Gregg, Stanley Bialos, August 22, 1978: US04108710 (67 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for continuous high speed application of labels to containers wherein the adhesive is applied to a predetermined location upon each of a succession of containers moved past a vacuum drum applying the leading edge of a label to each container at such location. The labels are succ ...


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Svatoboj Otruba: Method of labeling containers. B&H Manufacturing Company, Brooks & Kushman, January 23, 1996: US05486253 (61 worldwide citation)

A method of labeling containers utilizing a labeler having multiple port vacuum drum is disclosed. The multiple port vacuum drum has a first cavity which is supplied with one level of vacuum suitable for picking up label segments from a cutter with limited tension. The vacuum drum has a second cavit ...


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Svatoboj Otruba: Universal roll-fed label cutter. B&H Manufacturing Company, Brooks & Kushman, May 9, 1995: US05413651 (59 worldwide citation)

A universal label cutter apparatus and method for feeding labels from a roll of label material and cutting labels of various lengths and materials. The label cutter apparatus including a microprocessor controlled drive system employing separate and independent servomotors for driving a feed roller, ...


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Wolfgang Hoffmann, Michael West: System for computer controlled labeling machine. B & H Manufacturing Company, Edward B Gregg, Willis E Higgins, November 12, 1985: US04552608 (54 worldwide citation)

A system (50) includes a labeling machine (52) and a digital data processing system (54) connected to the labeling machine (52). A cutter (56) of the labeling machine (52) has a shaft (58) with a mark (60), which is sensed by a sensor (62). The sensor (62) supplies shaft (58) information on line (64 ...


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Wolfgang Hoffmann: Labeling machine. B & H Manufacturing Company, Edward B Gregg, December 30, 1980: US04242167 (51 worldwide citation)

Labeling machine in which continuous label stock is pulled from a roll of same by a continuously operating drive roller and a pinch roller which is alternately engaged with and disengaged from the drive roller; means for storing a supply of label stock in the form of a loop; reciprocating label feed ...


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Wolfgang Hoffman: Container feed for labeling machine. B & H Manufacturing Company, Edward B Gregg, February 19, 1985: US04500386 (49 worldwide citation)

Cylindrical containers are fed by a star wheel or the like such that their sides come into tangential contact with a label-bearing vacuum drum having a resilient outer portion. A resilient roll-on pad is disposed opposite the vacuum drum and at a distance therefrom such that containers fed into tang ...


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Wolfgang Hoffmann: Labeling machine for heat shrink labels. B & H Manufacturing Company, Edward B Gregg, November 22, 1983: US04416714 (48 worldwide citation)

A machine and method for applying heat shrink labels or the like to articles such as containers having cylindrical body portions and an end portion or portions adjoining the body portion and sloping inwardly therefrom. The label has a length such that its leading end overlaps the trailing end and a ...


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Wolfgang Hoffmann: Labeling apparatus and method for continuously severing labels from continuous label stock and applying the severed labels to containers. B & H Manufacturing Company, Edward B Gregg, January 1, 1980: US04181555 (46 worldwide citation)

Continuous labeling apparatus and method for applying labels to containers of various shapes (cylindrical, oval, etc.) and wherein the labels may be other than rectangular in shape, wherein a continuous label stock which is pre-printed is fed between an anvil roller and a rotary die, labels are seve ...


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Wolfgang Hoffmann: System and apparatus for applying heat shrink film to containers and other articles and heat shrinking the same. B & H Manufacturing Company, Edward B Gregg, September 27, 1983: US04406721 (43 worldwide citation)

A machine and method for applying heat shrink labels or the like to articles such as containers having cylindrical body portions and an end portion or portions adjoining the body portion and sloping inwardly therefrom. The label has a length such that its leading end overlaps the trailing end and a ...


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Wolfgang Hoffmann: Machine and method for applying heat shrink labels. B & H Manufacturing Company, Edward B Gregg, October 8, 1985: US04545832 (42 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for heat shrinking projecting edges of heat shrinkable (but unshrunken) film onto articles such as cylindrical containers. The film is tightly wrapped around the bodies of the articles and the overlapping ends are held together by glue. The projecting edges of the articles are t ...