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Label Applicator

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000080490D
Original Publication Date: 1973-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 43K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Holovka, C: AUTHOR

Abstract

This is a combination label dispenser and applicator designed to apply labels to cards, books, documents or other suitable media in a manual operation. The book is moved toward the trailing end of the label, causing the label to continually bend on itself as it also continually attaches itself to the book in a self-peeling action from the release paper. Label adhesive bonding to the book is of greater strength than its adherence to the coated release paper, thus the release from the paper.

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Label Applicator

This is a combination label dispenser and applicator designed to apply labels to cards, books, documents or other suitable media in a manual operation. The book is moved toward the trailing end of the label, causing the label to continually bend on itself as it also continually attaches itself to the book in a self-peeling action from the release paper. Label adhesive bonding to the book is of greater strength than its adherence to the coated release paper, thus the release from the paper.

A roll 1 of labels is placed over a hub 2 to rest on the base plate 3. The label release paper 4 is threaded through a slot 5 and around a label peel edge 6 and manually pulled, until the leading edge of the label 7 juts out away from the paper 4 to a distance designated by a scribed line 8.

A book 9 is placed on edge to rest on the base plate 3 and held against a vertical guide 10. The book is then pushed forward to force the label 7 out of the way as the book reaches the register stop 11. book is in position of register 13 to the book, but not as yet attached.

Book 9 is then pivoted around radius guide 14 as the end of the book follows the radius of the register stop 11. As the book is turned toward the label end 7, it forces the label to bend 15. The force of resistance of the label to the bending is translated into pressure of the label against the book 9, resulting in bonding of the label adhesive to the book.

After the 90 degree turn of the book is comple...