Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Jones, tullar & Cooper, P.C.
  • Patent number: 8064817
    Abstract: A network of terminals, where each terminal is operable by a student in a group as a response apparatus, is in contemporaneous communication with a teacher station. The modes of operation include visual, i.e. hand writing, hand drawing and typing, as well as audio, in particular the voice of the user, which may contemporaneously accompany the visual, such as when explaining what is being drawn. Such an apparatus can also be used by a teacher to author a lesson, including graphics and audio, providing information and questions which are recorded at the teacher station. The communication means between the student apparatuses and the teacher's station is in a preferred embodiment of the invention via an 802.11 wireless gateway when the students are in the same room as the teacher or in close proximity, or via the Internet especially in the case where individual students are remotely located from the teacher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Inventor: Jakob Ziv-El
  • Patent number: 8047133
    Abstract: A cut-off register controller is usable in a longitudinal fold forming assembly of a rotary cylinder printing press that is provided with at least one form folding assembly plane which consists of two adjacently defined longitudinal fold formers. The web ribbon or the partial web ribbons, which are longitudinally formed and folded by the formers are collated at an exit of the former assembly by the operation of a roller pair and are formed into a combined ribbon. That combined ribbon is then fed into a folding apparatus. A number of control circuits are located downstream of the formers and corresponding, in number, to at least the number of formers. The control circuits are usable for controlling the cut-off register of the printed web. Each control circuit has at least one detector and one adjusting member which is usable to adjust the distance between the web or stand and the former.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Burkard Otto Herbert
  • Patent number: 8035837
    Abstract: A communications system, with a network, is usable to transmit at least image data to at least one illuminating device. The illustrating device illustrates a printed image location in a printing machine. A network is provided for the control and/or monitoring of the printing machine. A network for the communication of data to be processed in a pre-printing stage is also provided in that pre-printing stage, which prepares that image data. These two networks are connected to the same signal line or transmission link or are each constructed identically, with respect to their data transmission properties. The communications system, with the network, can control or monitor a printing machine having a number of sections, with at least two of these sections having a section controlling device. These section controlling devices are connected to the network, and control or monitor their respective sections. The network has the same data transmission properties in each of these sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer Aktiengellschaft
    Inventors: Andreas Stefan Birkenfeld, Thomas Türke
  • Patent number: 8011297
    Abstract: A printing system includes a first printing machine that is provided in the form of a newspaper printing machine and which comprises at least two first printing units that are provided in the form of printing towers and with a number of printing machines arranged one above the other for effecting double-sided printing of a substrate in multiple colors. A first folding funnel is arranged in a machine exit of these first printing units. A second printing machine is provided with at least one second printing unit and with a dryer that is situated in the machine exit of the second printing unit. The at least one second printing unit is positioned with respect to its printing location, and when viewed from above, is arranged next to the machine exit of the first printing units provided in the form of printing towers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Günther Oskar Eckert, Burkard Otto Herbert, Kurt Johannes Weschenfelder
  • Patent number: 8011871
    Abstract: Reels of material are transported by being disposed on a first transport carriage which is, in turn, disposed on a second transport carriage. The second transport carriage travels between a reel storage area, that has a plurality of storage spaces, and a reel changer of a web-processing machine. The second transport carriage, together with the first transport carriage and the reel of material that is deposited on the first transport carriage then travels to an offload or unload position of the reel changer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Erwin Paul Josef Lehrieder, Josef Herbert Olbort
  • Patent number: 8006617
    Abstract: An assembly in a printing unit of a rotary printing press includes at least one plate cylinder, three ink form rollers, two vibrator rollers and an ink separator roller. Both of the vibrator rollers are applied directly to the ink separation roller. One of the ink form rollers is applied to both one of the vibrator rollers and the plate cylinder. The secondary two ink form rollers are applied both to the other vibrator roller and to the plate cylinder. The plate cylinder is covered with several printing forms. An upper ink form roller is located such that a horizontal line that is tangent to the circumference of that upper ink form roller is positioned at a vertical decline of at least 50 mm from a horizontal line that is tangent to the circumference of the plate cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Georg Schneider, Bernd Kurt Masuch
  • Patent number: 8004706
    Abstract: A printed image is produced at least one printed image location using a printing machine with at least one illuminating device that produces at least one printed image at a number of printed image locations. These respective printed images belong to the same page of a printed product to be produced by the printing machine. This page of the printed product exists in the form of a file containing image data before it is produced as the printed image. That file contains image data of all of the printed images of the page of the printed product. A raster image processor is aligned with each printed image location and converts only image data of the printed images of the page of the printed product into raster data, with that printed image being assigned to a respective printed image position. A network is provided for use in the electronic communication of at least image data. Each raster image processor is connected to this network by an interface which receives data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Andreas Stefan Birkenfeld, Thomas Türke
  • Patent number: 8002108
    Abstract: A tensioning apparatus for a circulating element, such as a belt or a band, has a basic body in which a first chamber is formed. A piston is positioned in the first chamber and carries a piston rod. The piston can be displaced in the first chamber by the use of a pressure fluid. Either the piston rod or the base body is attached to the carrier for the belt or band. Either the piston rod or the basic body carries a head piece which can be moved in contact with the circulating element. A locking mechanism for the piston rod can be engaged and disengaged by the use of fluid pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Wolfgang Melchior
  • Patent number: 8001892
    Abstract: A printing machine system includes a first printing machine which has at least one first printing unit and a first fold forming funnel and that is arranged in the machine alignment of the at least first printing unit. A second printing machine, which has at least one second printing unit, and a second fold forming funnel, is also provided in the printing machine system. The second fold forming funnel is in machine alignment with the at least one second printing unit. The printing group cylinders of the first and second printing units are positioned substantially orthogonally in relationship to each other in their axial directions. The two fold forming funnel structures are positioned substantially orthogonally in respect to each other in a line running in a direction of material web transport as projected onto a horizontal plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer Aktiengesllschaft
    Inventors: Günther Oskar Eckert, Burkard Otto Herbert
  • Patent number: 8002215
    Abstract: A reel changer is usable for supporting a reel of material that is wound on a winding sleeve. The reel holder includes a carrier journal and a plurality of driver elements. These driver elements are arranged such that they engage in a front of the winding sleeve. The number of these driver elements which can engage in the front of the winding sleeve can be varied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Johannes Matthias Rudolf Repp, Karl Richard Rösch
  • Patent number: 8001897
    Abstract: A system for checking the loading of a print form magazine, which stores at least two print forms, utilizes at least one code reader to read a code which is carried by the print forms. The code reader reads the coding of the printing forms in a secondary region. The coding of at least two printing forms, which are arranged adjacently, horizontally or vertically together, is read by the code reader. The code reader has an image sensor and an illumination system for lighting the secondary region. A system is also provided for transporting at least one print form stored in the print form magazine to a cylinder. An analytical unit can be connected to the code reader, or to another registration device, and stores information regarding the transport of each printing form, that is stored in the print form magazine, to the cylinder. The analytical unit that may be connected to the code reader is provided with a signaling device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Harald Karl Gretsch
  • Patent number: 8001894
    Abstract: A roller of a printing machine includes a device for use in the generation of an axial oscillating movement of the rotating roller. The device includes a drive that is comprised of a pump which pressurizes a working fluid. The pump is arranged inside of the roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Volker Gerold Rauh
  • Patent number: 8001891
    Abstract: A printing machine system includes a first printing machine which is configured as a newspaper printing machine and which has at least two first printing units that are structured as printing towers, each with a plurality of superimposed printing groups that are usable for multicolor printing. The first printing machine also includes a first folder structure which is arranged in a machine alignment of the at least two first printing units. A second printing machine has at least one second printing unit and a second folder structure. The first printing units and the at least one second printing unit are arranged in one row. The first printing units, which are configured as printing towers, differ from the at least one second printing unit in at least one of their effective printing length and a circumference of imaging printing group cylinders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Günther Oskar Eckert, Burkard Otto Herbert, Kurt Johannes Weschenfelder
  • Patent number: 8001895
    Abstract: An inking unit of a rotary printing press includes a film roller. The film roller has a structured outer surface that has a Shore D hardness ranging between 80 and 90 and a stochastic surface. The stochastic surface is incorporated into the outer surface of the film roller by peening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Georg Schneider, Bernd Kurt Masuch
  • Patent number: 8001896
    Abstract: An ink dosing device of a printing group, that includes a printing group cylinder which is configured as a plate cylinder, includes an inking unit. The ink dosing device has a number of physical zones which are arranged next to each other in a longitudinal direction. These physical zones can be individually adjusted by the use of dosing elements in order to individually adjust, section by section, the amount of ink that is applied. A control station is provided with a number of operator elements which are assigned to virtual zones of a printed page. These operator elements are usable to trigger the dosing elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Detlef Alfons Büchner
  • Patent number: 8001899
    Abstract: A printing device, which is usable to produce printed products, is supplied with a material web of a predetermined length. The length of the required web is defined by the printed product to be produced. The material web is assembled from several partial webs, having defined lengths. The supply of these partial webs to the printing device is provided automatically with the use of a material management system. A control unit of this system determines the length for the partial webs that have been chosen for a certain production request. These partial webs are sent to the printing device in a certain sequence so that the last one of these partial webs to be used has the least web length of the several partial webs. The minimum length of the last partial web is determined by an end of the partial web finishing the production. This sequence is determined, at the earliest, after the cycle time has ended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer Aktiengellschaft
    Inventors: Hartmut Breunig, Josef Herbert Olbort, Walter Ritter
  • Patent number: 8001898
    Abstract: A method is used for adapting an inking unit of a printing press. During a setup phase for the printing press, at least a first actual value with regard to an ink application that is set at the inking unit and that is applied to the printed material, is determined by use of a first measuring device. The inking unit is initially set using this first actual value. During continuous printing of the printing press, a plurality of second actual values, with respect to a printed image formed on the printed materials, are determined using a second measuring device which is different from the first measuring device. These second values are fed to an ink adapting device for the inking unit. At least one of these several actual values, which corresponds to the setting mode in the setting phase, is set in the ink adjusting device as its setpoint value. The ink adjusting device detects deviations of the other second actual values for this setpoint value and adjusts the inking unit to minimize these deviations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Thomas Türke, Harald Heinrich Willeke
  • Patent number: 7997200
    Abstract: A printing machine is provided with at least one printing unit that is usable for printing an image, in ink, on a printable material. The printing machine includes at least one application device which is usable to apply at least one contactless identification characteristic, in the form of an RFID system or a part thereof, to the printable material. At least one inspection device is also provided in the printing machine. At least one test device, for testing the identification characteristic, or the part thereof, is also provided in the printing machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Jürgen Alfred Stiel
  • Patent number: 7980174
    Abstract: A page of a printed product having a plurality of information fields arranged in different printed columns is provided. At least one perforated line, extending parallel to the height of the page, is generated in the page between at least two printed columns. The at least one perforated line is formed over the entire height of the page. At least one printed column, along with its at least one information field, can be completely separated from the remaining part of the page via a separation process to be performed along a single such perforated line. The perforated line to be used to execute the separation process extends through a pictogram that is situated along both sides of this perforated line. The pictogram visualizes the position of this perforated line. A longitudinal perforation device for a web-fed rotary printing press can be used to produce this page and has at least one perforating blade for generating the perforated line. The longitudinal perforation device is configured as an autonomous module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignees: Koenig & Bauer Aktiengesellschaft, Mediengruppe Main-Post GmbH
    Inventors: Adrian Helmut Alt-Steiner, Matthias Faller, Thorsten Winfried Haag, Bernhard Anton Harant, Burkard Otto Herbert, Andreas Kunzemann
  • Patent number: D645850
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Inventor: Anthony Lozano