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COOPERATIVE PATENT CLASSIFICATION
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LABELLING OR TAGGING MACHINES, APPARATUS, OR PROCESSES (nailing or stapling in general B25C, B27F; applying labels for packaging purposes B65B; labels, name-plates G09F)
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(series-printing machines B41L; containers for the storage or transport of packages B65D)
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In this subclass, the following term is used with the meaning indicated:
- "labels" covers also decalcomanias, stamps or the like

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Labelling flat essentially-rigid surfaces (labelling of fabrics B65C 5/00)
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Affixing labels to one flat surface of articles, e.g. of packages, of flat bands
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B65C 1/021
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the label being applied by movement of the labelling head towards the article (B65C 1/028 takes precedence)
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B65C 1/023
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and being supplied from a stack (removing labels from stacks B65C 9/12)
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B65C 1/025
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the label being picked up by the article to be labelled, i.e. the labelling head remaining stationary
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B65C 1/026
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and the article being moved out of its normal conveyance path towards the labelling head (B65C 1/028 takes precedence)
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B65C 1/028
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the labelling head and the article both being moved towards each other
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Affixing labels, e.g. wrap-around labels, to two or more flat surfaces of a polyhedral article
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B65C 1/042
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using two or more applicators, e.g. cooperating rollers or brushes
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B65C 1/045
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acting one after the other
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B65C 1/047
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by rotating the article about one of its axes
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Labelling other than flat surfaces (of fabrics B65C 5/00)
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Affixing labels to elongated objects, e.g. wires, cables, bars, tubes
B65C 3/04
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Applying bands or labels to cigars or cigarettes
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(bands for cigars or cigarettes A24D 1/16)
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Affixing labels to short rigid containers
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by placing tubular labels around the container (applying preformed tubular sheathings of plastics in general B29C 63/18; applying protective covers to closures B67B 5/03)
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B65C 3/08
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to container bodies
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(B65C 3/065 takes precedence)
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B65C 3/10
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the container being positioned for labelling with its centre-line horizontal
B65C 3/105
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the machine being hand- or foot driven
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B65C 3/12
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by rolling the labels onto cylindrical containers, e.g. bottles
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B65C 3/14
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the container being positioned for labelling with its centre-line vertical
B65C 3/145
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the machine being hand- or foot driven
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B65C 3/16
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by rolling the labels onto cylindrical containers, e.g. bottles
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B65C 3/163
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where the label is of the wrap-around type
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B65C 3/166
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the label being shrunken after application
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B65C 3/18
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to container necks
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(B65C 3/065 takes precedence)
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B65C 3/20
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to bottle closures (applying closures or capsules to bottles B67B)
B65C 3/22
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Affixing metal foil coverings
B65C 3/24
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Affixing labels indicating original state of bottle snap or screw closure
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Affixing labels to non-rigid containers, e.g. bottles made of polyethylene, boxes to be inflated by internal air pressure prior to labelling
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Labelling fabrics or comparable materials or articles with deformable surface, e.g. paper, fabric rolls, stockings, shoes (affixing labels to non-rigid containers B65C 3/26; by sewing D05B)
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(applying marks during shoe manufacture A43D 95/14; marking textile materials by attaching tags D06H 1/04)
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using adhesives
B65C 5/04
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thermo-activatable adhesives
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using staples
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(man-operated portable stapling tools B25C 5/00; permanently attaching together sheets B42B 4/00)
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Affixing tags (in combination with filling of tea bags B65B 29/04)
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(multi-step processes for making labels or tags B31D 1/02)
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using pins having at least one sharp pointed end
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using paddle-shaped plastic pins (using plastic pins for affixing buttons to garments A41H 37/008)
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B65C 7/005
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Portable tools
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B65C 7/006
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electrically actuated
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B65C 7/008
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fluid-actuated
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Details of labelling machines or apparatus
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(attaching articles to carriers B65B 15/00; cards of samples G09F 5/04)
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B65C 2009/0003
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Use of RFID labels
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Removing backing sheets
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B65C 2009/0009
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by means of a peeling tip
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B65C 2009/0012
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the peeling tip having a variable radius
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Preparing the labels or articles,e.g. smoothing, removing air bubbles
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B65C 2009/0018
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Preparing the labels
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B65C 2009/0021
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for temporary attachment to transfer means or to the article
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B65C 2009/0025
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by electrostatical charge
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B65C 2009/0028
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for activating the glue
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B65C 2009/0031
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by radiation
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B65C 2009/0034
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IR
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B65C 2009/0037
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UV
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B65C 2009/004
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electron beam
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B65C 2009/0043
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laser
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B65C 2009/0046
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by hot air
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B65C 2009/005
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for reorienting the labels
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B65C 2009/0053
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by rotation
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B65C 2009/0056
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removing overlapping labels from backing webs
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B65C 2009/0059
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Preparing the articles
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Interchangeable modules, e.g. applicator heads with label magazines and glue rollers
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Cutting tubular labels from a web
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B65C 2009/0068
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Machines or apparatus used with gas bottles
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B65C 2009/0071
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Details of glueing devices
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B65C 2009/0075
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Constructional details of glueing rollers
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B65C 2009/0078
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Constructional details of doctor blades
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B65C 2009/0081
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Means for forming a label web buffer, e.g. label web loop
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B65C 2009/0084
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Means for reversing the transport of label or web for repositioning the next to be dispensed label, e.g. printing
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B65C 2009/0087
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Details of handling backing sheets
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B65C 2009/009
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Devices for removing remaining labels from backing strips
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B65C 2009/0093
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Devices switching between a peelable and a non peelable position
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B65C 2009/0096
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Rotation of the backing sheet about its longitudinal axis by passing the backing sheet over a roller
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Devices for moving articles, e.g. containers, past labelling station
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having means for rotating the articles
B65C 9/045
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adapted for accomodating articles of different diameters, e.g. for adapting the program of rotation to the diameter of the articles
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Devices for presenting articles in predetermined attitude or position at labelling station
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for orienting bottles having swing stoppers, i.e. by means responsive to the position of the swing stoppers
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for orienting articles having irregularities in their shape, the irregularities being detected by mechanical means
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for orienting articles having irregularities, e.g. holes, spots or markings, e.g. labels or imprints, the irregularities or markings being detected
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Label feeding
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Label magazines
B65C 9/105
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Storage arrangements including a plurality of magazines
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Removing separate labels from stacks (for printing B41F; separating articles from piles in general B65H)(
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multi-step processes for making labels or tags B31D 1/02
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; for printing B41F)
B65C 9/14
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by vacuum
B65C 9/16
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by wetting devices
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Label feeding from strips, e.g. from rolls
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B65C 9/1803
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the labels being cut from a strip
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B65C 9/1807
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and transferred directly from the cutting means to an article
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B65C 9/1811
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the transfer involving heating means
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B65C 9/1815
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and transferred by suction means
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B65C 9/1819
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the suction means being a vacuum drum
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B65C 9/1823
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the transfer involving heating means, e.g. heat activated glue-coating of the label
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B65C 9/1826
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the suction means being a movable vacuum arm or pad
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B65C 9/183
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and transferred by gripping means or feeding rollers
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B65C 2009/1834
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Details of cutting means
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B65C 2009/1838
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Cutting drum
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B65C 2009/1842
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Temperature control
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B65C 2009/1846
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Laser
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B65C 2009/1849
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Fluid-jet
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B65C 2009/1853
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Electrical resistance
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B65C 2009/1857
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two co-acting knifes
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B65C 2009/1861
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whereby one knife remains stationary
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B65C 9/1865
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the labels adhering on a backing strip
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B65C 9/1869
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and being transferred directly from the backing strip onto the article
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B65C 9/1873
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the transfer involving heating means, e.g. for decals
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B65C 9/1876
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and being transferred by suction means
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B65C 9/188
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the suction means being a vacuum drum
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B65C 9/1884
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the suction means being a movable vacuum arm or pad
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B65C 2009/1888
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Overlapping labels
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B65C 9/1892
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Spools or cassettes for strips (in general B65H 75/00)
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B65C 9/1896
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the labels being torn or burst from a strip
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Gluing the labels or articles
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B65C 9/22
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by wetting, e.g. by applying liquid glue or a liquid to a dry glue coating
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B65C 9/2204
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using spraying means
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B65C 9/2208
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Applying the liquid on the article
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B65C 9/2213
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Applying the liquid on the label
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B65C 9/2217
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discretely, i.e. several points or strips or interrupted films
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B65C 9/2221
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continuously, i.e. an uninterrupted film
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B65C 9/2226
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using manipulator arms
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B65C 9/223
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Applying the liquid on the article
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B65C 9/2234
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Applying the liquid on the label
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B65C 9/2239
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discretely, i.e. several points or strips or interrupted films
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B65C 9/2243
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continuously, i.e. an uninterrupted film
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B65C 9/2247
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using liquid rollers or bands
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B65C 9/2252
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Applying the liquid on the article
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B65C 9/2256
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Applying the liquid on the label
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B65C 9/226
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discretely, i.e. several points or strips or interrupted films
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B65C 9/2265
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continuously, i.e. an uninterrupted film
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B65C 9/2269
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Means for controlling the liquid film on the rollers
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B65C 9/2273
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using wipers, pallets or segments (B65C 9/2226 takes precedence)
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B65C 9/2278
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Applying the liquid on the article
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B65C 9/2282
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Applying the liquid on the label
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B65C 9/2286
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discretely, i.e. several points or strips or interrupted films
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B65C 9/2291
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continuously, i.e. an uninterrupted film
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B65C 2009/2295
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Applying several tracks of glue or liquid
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B65C 9/24
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by heat
B65C 9/25
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by thermo-activating the glue
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Devices for applying labels
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manually operable
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B65C 9/265
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specially adapted for compact discs
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B65C 2009/267
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for non-circular shaped compact discs
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Air-blast devices
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Rollers
B65C 9/32
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Cooperating rollers between which articles and labels are fed
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Flexible bands
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Wipers; Pressers
B65C 9/38
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Label cooling or drying
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B65C 9/40
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Controls; Safety devices
B65C 2009/401
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for detecting the height of articles to be labelled
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B65C 2009/402
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for detecting properties or defects of labels
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B65C 2009/404
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prior to labelling
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B65C 2009/405
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reading information before printing and applying a label
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B65C 2009/407
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after labelling
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B65C 2009/408
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reading information before printing and applying a label
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B65C 9/42
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Label feed control
B65C 9/44
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by special means responsive to marks on labels or articles (feed control in wrapping B65B)
B65C 9/46
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Applying date marks, code marks, or the like, to the label during labelling (manually-controlled or operable apparatus having printing equipment B65C 11/02; ticket printing and issuing G07B 1/00)
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(apparatus for ticket validating or cancelling G07B 11/00)
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Manually-controlled or manually-operable label dispensers, e.g. modified for the application of labels to articles (special furniture, fittings, or accessories for shops, storehouses, bars, or the like A47F; for paper napkins, for toilet paper A47K; for playing cards A63F; movable-strip writing or reading apparatus B42D 19/00; adhesive tape dispensers B65H35/07; dispensers for tickets G07B; coin-operated dispensers for stamps G07F)
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(dispensing devices for pamphlets from vehicles G09F 21/22)
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modified for the application of labels to articles
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B65C 11/004
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label feeding from strips
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using electrical or electro-mechanical means (B65C 11/0289 and B65C 11/066 take precedence)
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using pneumatic means (B65C 11/0294 and B65C 11/068 take precedence)
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having printing equipment
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B65C 11/0205
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modified for the application of labels to articles
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B65C 11/021
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label feeding from strips
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B65C 11/0215
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Labels being adhered to a web
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B65C 11/0221
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Advancing the web by friction
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electrically driven
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by actuating a hanbdle manually
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B65C 11/0236
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Advancing the web by a cog wheel
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electrically driven
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by actuating a handle manually
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B65C 11/0252
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Advancing the web by grippers
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B65C 11/0257
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electrically driven
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by actuating a handle manually
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B65C 11/0268
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Advancing the web by winding it up
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electrically driven
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by actuating a handle manually
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Linerless labels
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using electrical or electro-mechanical means (B65C 11/0205 takes precedence)
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using pneumatic means
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having means for moistening the labels
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B65C 11/043
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modified for the application of labels to articles
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B65C 11/046
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label feeding from strips
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having means for heating thermo-activatable labels
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B65C 11/062
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modified for the application of labels to articles
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B65C 11/064
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label feeding from strips
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B65C 11/066
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using electrical or electro-mechanical means
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B65C 11/068
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using pneumatic means
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B65C 2201/00
Portable tools for labelling or tagging, associated with holders when in use
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B65C 2210/00
Details of manually controlled or manually operable label dispensers
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B65C 2210/0002
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Data entry devices
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B65C 2210/0005
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Readers
B65C 2210/0008
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Optical scanners
B65C 2210/001
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Electromagnetical scanners
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B65C 2210/0013
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Keyboards; Touchscreens
B65C 2210/0016
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removable
B65C 2210/0018
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permanent
B65C 2210/0021
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Floppies; Smartcards
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B65C 2210/0024
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Hosts
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B65C 2210/0027
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permanent connection
B65C 2210/0029
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via cable
B65C 2210/0032
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via RF
B65C 2210/0035
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storing into memory
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B65C 2210/0037
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Printing equipment
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B65C 2210/004
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using printing heads
B65C 2210/0043
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electrically actuated
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B65C 2210/0045
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mechanically actuated, e.g. by a hand lever
B65C 2210/0048
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Means for controlling the force of the printing head
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B65C 2210/0051
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Means for applying print to labels
B65C 2210/0054
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Ribbons
B65C 2210/0056
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Inking rollers
B65C 2210/0059
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using several printing heads
B65C 2210/0062
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using color printing heads
B65C 2210/0064
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using thermosensitive labels
B65C 2210/0067
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accomodating labels of different sizes
B65C 2210/007
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Cutting equipment
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B65C 2210/0072
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Specific details of different parts
B65C 2210/0075
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Applying rollers
B65C 2210/0078
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Peeling devices
B65C 2210/0081
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web brakes
B65C 2210/0083
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counters
B65C 2210/0086
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platens
B65C 2210/0089
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housings
B65C 2210/0091
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correction label applying devices
B65C 2210/0094
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Label sensing devices
B65C 2210/0097
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Predetermining the label length
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