Implantable miniature transponder and method for the production thereof
The invention relates to a method of assembling an implantable miniature transponder (1) comprising an elongate tubular plastic enclosure (2) having a first end (6) of a cylindrical wall (4) defining a first circular open mouth (7), and a transponder unit (11). The method comprises the steps of inserting said transponder unit (11) into the enclosure (2), externally touching the first end (6), in particular being exposed to heat, with a forming tool (21a; 21b), and completely closing the first end (6) by reducing the width of the first mouth (7) by means of deforming the first end (6) inwards with the forming tool (21a; 21b) until the first mouth (7) is totally closed. In a further embodiment, a relative rotation between the enclosure (2) and the forming tool (21a; 21b) is caused. Further, the invention relates to a transponder (1) with a completely closed plastic enclosure (2), having a closed first end (6) and a closed second end (8), being a single thermoplastic piece.
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Published patent application
Disclosure date: 08-05-2008
Publication date: 03-18-2009
Applicant: DATAMARS SA, CH
Inventor: NIZZOLA LUCA, CH ; PACHOUD DAMIEN, CH ; STEGMAIER PETER, CH
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