Patent Number: 6,253,438

Title: Method and apparatus for breaking connection ties on a rotatable label

Abstract: An apparatus and method for breaking connector elements between a rotatable shell and a base of a label affixed to an article. A first belt transports a labeled article at a first rate. A second belt holds the article in a nonrotatable position relative to the first belt. A third belt, advancing at a second rate different from the first rate, selectively contacts the rotatable shell of the label, causing the connection ties between the rotatable portion and the base portion to break, permitting the shell to rotate relative to the base portion.

Inventors: Jespersen; Michael G. (Irvine, CA)

Assignee: CCL Label, Inc.

International Classification: B65C 9/00 (20060101); B65C 9/26 (20060101); B65C 9/34 (20060101); B65C 9/02 (20060101); B23P 019/02 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018