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Label Separation and Rejection Device

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000049128D
Original Publication Date: 1982-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-09
Document File: 2 page(s) / 38K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Chickanosky, GR: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Magnetic stripe pressure-sensitive labels 1 are selectively dispensed by the positioning of stripping pin 2 which provides a sharp curvature, about which carrier backing material 3 is tracked. A web of backing material 3 is tracked from supply spool 4 to takeup spool 5. Supply spool 4 carries a series of blank pressure-sensitive labels 1, having magnetic stripes 6 formed thereon. Recording station 7 receives signals from a control device 8 to record coded information on the magnetic stripes 6. When the magnetic stripe label 1, thus recorded, reaches a read device 9, also connected to control circuitry 8, the coded information on stripe 6 is read and is compared to the information originally written by write device 7.

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Label Separation and Rejection Device

Magnetic stripe pressure-sensitive labels 1 are selectively dispensed by the positioning of stripping pin 2 which provides a sharp curvature, about which carrier backing material 3 is tracked. A web of backing material 3 is tracked from supply spool 4 to takeup spool 5. Supply spool 4 carries a series of blank pressure-sensitive labels 1, having magnetic stripes 6 formed thereon. Recording station 7 receives signals from a control device 8 to record coded information on the magnetic stripes 6. When the magnetic stripe label 1, thus recorded, reaches a read device 9, also connected to control circuitry 8, the coded information on stripe 6 is read and is compared to the information originally written by write device 7. If a validating comparison is made, pin 2 is displaced at an appropriate time, controlled by system 8, from its rest position, shown in full lines, to its dispense position, shown in broken lines. The sharp curvature of pin 2 causes the label to continue in a straight dispensing motion while the web 3 is withdrawn therefrom. In the event that the verification read by head 9 does not compare with the information written by head 7, an error is noted and pin 2 is not displaced to its broken line position. The backing material 3 thus tracks over rolls 10 and 11, of relatively large diameter, which do not cause separation of the label from the backing material.

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