Patent Number: 6,248,199

Title: Method for the continuous fabrication of access control and identification cards with embedded electronics or other elements

Abstract: Cards, labels and the like containing embedded microcircuits or other elements are fabricated in a continuous process by introducing microcircuits between ribbons of extruded material, pressing the ribbons into adhesion with each other while in a plastic state thereby to make a continuous composite sheet containing the microcircuits, cooling the composite sheet to solidify the extrudate material, and cutting out cards from the composite sheet, each card containing a microcircuit. The microcircuits may be introduced between the extruded ribbons on a continuous carrier sheet which may also serve as a printed circuit substrate for the microcircuits. Alternatively, the microcircuits are inserted as discrete units between the extruded ribbons by a suitable robotic device.

Inventors: Smulson; Joel R. (Calabasas, CA)

Assignee: Soundcraft, Inc.

International Classification: B29C 47/02 (20060101); B32B 37/14 (20060101); B32B 37/20 (20060101); B29C 047/02 ()

Expiration Date: 06/19/2018