Avery Dennison has been granted a patent for a fastener device used to attach tags or identifiers to objects. The device consists of a T-bar component, a paddle component, and a filament component. It can be deployed using a fastener dispensing device with a needle to puncture a hole in the tag and object, inserting the T-bar component through the hole. The paddle component then exerts a spring force to securely hold the tag against the object. GlobalData’s report on Avery Dennison gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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A fastener device for attaching tags to objects

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Avery Dennison Corp

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11684020B2) describes a method and device for attaching a fastener device to objects such as containers. The method involves positioning the fastener device, which consists of a T-bar component, a filament component, and a paddle component with outer legs and a middle leg, onto the object. A hollow needle of a fastener dispensing device is then used to penetrate the fastener device and the object, and part of the fastener device is ejected through the needle to secure it to the object.

The patent also includes the option of positioning a tag between the fastener device and the object before attaching them. This allows for the attachment of tags to objects using the same method and device.

The patent further describes a fastener dispensing device specifically designed for attaching tags to objects using the aforementioned fastener device. The device includes a feed mechanism for advancing the fastener device and a cutting mechanism for separating individual fastener devices from a continuous chain of fastener devices. This ensures efficient and precise attachment of tags to objects.

The patent specifies that the objects to which the fastener device can be attached include containers. This suggests that the invention may have applications in industries such as packaging and logistics, where containers often require labeling or tagging.

Additionally, the patent states that the fastener dispensing device can accommodate a continuous chain of at least 500 fastener devices. This indicates that the device is designed for high-volume operations, allowing for the rapid attachment of tags to multiple objects.

Overall, this granted patent introduces a method and device for attaching fastener devices to objects, particularly containers, using a fastener dispensing device. The invention offers the potential for efficient and secure attachment of tags or labels to objects in various industries.

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