Hot lamination method for a hybrid radio frequency optical memory card converting sheets into a web process

  • US 6,557,766 B1
  • Filed: 10/02/2000
  • Issued: 05/06/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/01/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A hot lamination process with a manufacture of a hybrid plastic card, said process comprising the steps of:

  • (a) providing first and second plastic core sheets;

    (b) positioning at least one electronic element between said first and second plastic core sheets to form a layered core;

    (c) positioning said core in a laminator apparatus, heating said core in the laminator, thereafter applying ram pressure to said core such that said at least one electronic element is encapsulated in said core, and thereafter cooling said core in conjunction with laminator ram pressure being applied to said core, said core including upper and lower surfaces;

    (d) printing on at least one of said upper and lower surfaces of said core such that a layer of ink is applied to said at least one upper and lower surface of said core whereby shear cutting marks are applied and also optical single card cutting marks are applied on at least one surface of said core;

    (e) cutting of said core at said printing marks into said strips containing RFID electronics;

    (f) cutting shear cutting marks from both ends of said strips of core stock, containing RFID electronics;

    (g) affixing said core strips containing RFID electronics end to end via means of ultrasonic welding, adhesive gluing.

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