Patents Assigned to KBA Giori S.A.
  • Patent number: 9849711
    Abstract: There is described a printing machine for printing sheets, in particular sheets for the production of securities, banknotes, passports, ID cards and other valuable documents, comprising at least a sheet feeder, a printing unit, a delivery unit with delivery piles for the printed sheets and a sheet transport system for transporting the printed sheets along a transporting path from the printing unit to the delivery piles. The printing machine further comprises a laser perforating unit with at least one laser head disposed along the transporting path of the sheet transport system for perforating the printed sheets, and a first aspiration unit to maintain the printed sheets against an aspiration surface during perforation by said laser perforating unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: KBA-GIORI S.A.
    Inventors: Johannes Georg Schaede, Johann Emil Eitel
  • Patent number: 8783685
    Abstract: A sheet-processing machine comprises a plurality of modules which are passed through one after the other by the sheets to be processed. The modules each have a sheet input interface and/or a sheet output interface, wherein, in at least one of the modules, the sheet input interface and/or the sheet output interface can optionally be coupled to sheet output interfaces and sheet input interfaces, respectively, of at least two other modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: KBA-Giori S.A.
    Inventors: Gerald Josef Reinhard, Volkmar Rolf Schwitzky, Manfred Georg Stohr, Johannes Georg Schaede
  • Patent number: 8726805
    Abstract: The letterpress printing machine includes an impression cylinder (8), at least one inking device (11, 12, 13) with an inking train comprising inking rollers (25, 26, 28) and at least one letterpress form cylinder (14, 15, 16) inked by said at least one inking device (11, 12, 13). The at least one letterpress form cylinder (14, 15, 16) is driven by first drive means (30), whereas the at least one inking device (11, 12, 13) is driven by second drive means (31, 32, 33), the second drive means (31, 32, 33) being mechanically independent from the first drive means (30). A control unit is coupled to the second drive means (31, 32, 33) to adjust a circumferential speed of the inking rollers (25, 26, 28) with respect to a circumferential speed of the letterpress form cylinder (14, 15, 16) so as to adjust deposition of ink by the inking device (11, 12, 13) on the letterpress form cylinder (14, 15, 16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: KBA-Giori S.A.
    Inventors: Manfred Georg Stöhr, Ernst Kühn, Volkmar Rolf Schwitzky, Johannes Georg Schaede
  • Patent number: 8574714
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an engraved plate used in intaglio printing, said plate being engraved by a tool, for example a laser beam, characterized in that the engraving tool uses data from a depth-map, based on a three-dimensional raster image of the document to be printed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: KBA-Giori S.A.
    Inventors: Fausto Giori, Dirk Dauw, Jacques Perrier, Laurent Mathys
  • Patent number: 8230786
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an engraved plate used in intaglio printing, said plate being engraved by a tool, for example a laser beam, characterized in that the engraving tool uses data from a depth-map, based on a three-dimensional raster image of the document to be printed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: KBA-Giori S.A.
    Inventors: Fausto Giori, Dirk Dauw, Jacques Perrier, Laurent Mathys
  • Patent number: 8225714
    Abstract: There is described a numbering system for carrying out numbering in a printing press comprising a numbering cylinder, a rotatable shaft defining a rotation axis, at least one supporting disc mounted on the rotatable shaft for rotation therewith, the supporting disc comprising a peripheral mounting ring for mounting of at least one numbering device (1.06; 2.06) on a periphery of the supporting disc, which numbering device (1.06; 2.06) is secured to the peripheral mounting ring (1.43) by means of a clamping mechanism. The peripheral mounting ring (1.43) has a T-shaped cross-section defining a pair of annular mounting grooves (1.43a, 1.43b) on each side of the peripheral mounting ring (1.43). The numbering device (1.06; 2.06) comprises clamping elements (1.50; 2.50) on each side of the numbering device (1.06; 2.06) which are adapted to cooperate with the annular mounting grooves (1.43a, 1.43b) for securing the numbering device (1.06; 2.06) onto the peripheral mounting ring (1.43). The clamping elements (1.50; 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: KBA-Giori S.A.
    Inventors: Alain Wursch, Antoine Merminod
  • Publication number: 20110259513
    Abstract: There is described a method for applying foil material (200) onto successive sheets (S), especially sheets for the production of securities, such as banknotes. In a first step, individual sheets (S) are transported in succession along a sheet transport path. In a second step, at least one continuous band of foil material (200) is applied onto the individual sheets (S) along a direction substantially parallel to a direction of displacement (A) of the individual sheets, thereby forming a continuous flow of sheets linked to one another by the said at least one continuous band of foil material (200). In a third step, the said at least one continuous band of foil material (200) is cut by means of a laser beam (L) such that the continuous flow of sheets is again separated into individual sheets (S) with portions of foil material (200*) remaining on the sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2009
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Applicant: KBA-GIORI S.A.
    Inventors: Johann Emil Eitel, Matthias Gygi, Kurt Georg Nagler
  • Publication number: 20110250001
    Abstract: There is described an inspection system (10) for inspecting the quality of printed sheets which are transported by a sheet conveyor system comprising at least one sheet gripper system (3a, 3b) including a plurality of spaced-apart gripper bars (32) for holding the printed sheets by a leading edge thereof. The inspection system (10) comprises an optical quality control apparatus for carrying out inspection of a first side of the printed sheets while the printed sheets are being transported by the sheet gripper system (3b). The optical quality control apparatus includes a line camera (11) for scanning the first side of the printed sheets at an inspection location which is situated at a location proximate to a portion of the sheet gripper system (3b) where the gripper bars (32) transporting the printed sheets undergo a change of direction of displacement while the printed sheets are still being scanned by the line camera (11).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Applicant: KBA-Giori S.A.
    Inventors: Johann Emil Eitel, Axel Siemer, Johannes Georg Schaede
  • Patent number: 8006970
    Abstract: There is described a method for processing stacks (1) of sheets of securities, especially banknotes, into bundles (3) and bundle packs (4), said sheets each having an array of security prints printed thereon which array comprises M columns and N rows. According to this method, each stack (1) of sheets is processed into M successive bundle groups (3*) of N individual bundles (3) each and these M successive bundle groups (3*) are stored in M separate storage areas (11), which storage areas (11) are vertically superposed, whereby each one of the M successive bundle groups (3*) is stored in a predetermined one of the M separate storage areas (11). Subsequent stacks (1) of sheets are processed, whereby each one of the M successive bundle groups (3*) processed from said subsequent stacks (1) of sheets is piled in the same predetermined one of said M separate storage areas (11) as the first stack (1) of sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: KBA-Giori S.A.
    Inventor: Hartmut Karl Sauer
  • Patent number: 7975906
    Abstract: There is described a process for numbering substrates having security prints printed thereon, each of the substrates comprising a plurality of security prints which are arranged in k columns and n rows on the substrate, wherein product k*n is an integer multiple of ten or of twenty-five.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: KBA-Giori S.A.
    Inventors: Johannes Georg Schade, Hartmut Karl Sauer
  • Patent number: 7971619
    Abstract: A cylinder for stamping planar substrates, such as sheets of paper comprises at least a pit with clamping means for holding a stamping medium on said cylinder, said medium comprising at least a row of stamps distributed along the medium. The medium is formed by a stamping plate or by stamping strips and said cylinder further comprises at least a supporting piece forming a bridge over said pit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: KBA-Giori S.A.
    Inventors: Johann Emil Eitel, Matthias Gygi
  • Publication number: 20110139362
    Abstract: There is described a method for applying foil material onto successive sheets, especially sheets of securities. In a first step, individual sheets are transported in succession along a sheet transport path. In a second step, at least one continuous band of foil material is applied onto the individual sheets along a direction substantially parallel to a direction of displacement of the individual sheets, thereby forming a continuous flow of sheets linked to one another by the said at least one continuous band of foil material. In a third step, the said at least one continuous band of foil material is cut such that the continuous flow of sheets is again separated into individual sheets with portions of foil material remaining on the sheet. The cutting is performed at positions located on the sheets such that said portions of foil material remaining on the sheets do not extend beyond leading and trailing edges of the sheets. There is also described an installation for carrying out the above method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2011
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Applicant: KBA-GIORI S.A.
    Inventors: Johann Emil Eitel, Matthias Gygi, Kurt Georg Nagler
  • Patent number: 7922858
    Abstract: There is described a method for applying foil material (200) onto successive sheets (S), especially sheets of securities. In a first step, individual sheets (S) are transported in succession along a sheet transport path. In a second step, at least one continuous band of foil material (200) is applied onto the individual sheets (S) along a direction substantially parallel to a direction of displacement of the individual sheets, thereby forming a continuous flow of sheets linked to one another by the said at least one continuous band of foil material (200). In a third step, the said at least one continuous band of foil material (200) is cut such that the continuous flow of sheets is again separated into individual sheets (S) with portions of foil material (200*) remaining on the sheet. The cutting is performed at positions located on the sheets (S) such that said portions of foil material (200*) remaining on the sheets do not extend beyond leading and trailing edges of the sheets (S).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: KBA-Giori S.A.
    Inventors: Johann Emil Eitel, Matthias Gygy, Kurt Georg Nagler
  • Patent number: 7913641
    Abstract: There is described an apparatus (1) for coating a cylinder (C), in particular a wiping cylinder of an intaglio printing press, with a plastic composition comprising, inter alia, heating means (6) for applying radiant heat to the cylinder throughout its length, the heating means being disposed in a movable hood part (7) adapted to be moved on top of the cylinder for applying heat thereto or away from the cylinder to allow mounting or dismounting of the cylinder (C) on or from the apparatus. In the closed state, the hood part forms an interior space enclosing the cylinder. The hood part includes a hood body (71) and a window panel (72, 73) mounted on a front side of said hood body to allow a human operator to monitor deposition of the plastic composition onto the surface of the cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: KBA-Giori S.A.
    Inventors: Didier Dupertuis, Andrea Ganini
  • Publication number: 20110068509
    Abstract: There is described a method for manufacturing intaglio printing plates for the production of security papers, wherein a laser beam (2) is used to engrave intaglio printing patterns (3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3) directly into the surface of a laser-engravable, especially metallic, printing plate medium (1), wherein laser engraving of the printing plate medium (1) is carried out layer by layer in several individual engraving steps performed one after the other in register so that the intaglio printing patterns (3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3) are gradually engraved into the surface of the printing plate medium (1) up to desired engraving depths, the surface of the engraved printing plate medium (1) being cleaned from residues of the laser engraving process following and between each individual engraving step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2009
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Applicant: KBA-GIORI S.A.
    Inventor: Jacques Perrier
  • Publication number: 20110038701
    Abstract: There is described a method for processing bundles (5) of securities, in particular banknote bundles, during production thereof, the method comprising the steps of (a) processing stacks of sheets (SS), each carrying an array of multiple security prints arranged in a matrix of rows and columns, into successive sets (2) of consecutive bundles (5) of securities arranged side-by-side, (b) forming at least one intermediate pile (8; 8*) of consecutive bundles (5) by placing the consecutive bundles (5) of a set (2) one on top of the other, and (c) successively ejecting bundles (5) one-by-one from a bottom of the said at least one intermediate pile (8; 8*) and conveying each ejected bundle (5) with a determined spacing from a preceding and/or following ejected bundle (5). There is also described a bundle processing system to carry out the above method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2009
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Applicant: KBA-GIORI S.A.
    Inventor: Hartmut Karl Sauer
  • Publication number: 20110017081
    Abstract: The printing machine comprises at least one transfer system for conveying a substrate onto an impression cylinder and at least one screen of cylindrical or flat shape, with a doctor blade, said screen collaborating with the impression cylinder and intended to print the substrate with an ink containing pigments that can be orientated by a magnetic field and an unloading system for carrying the substrate away. The impression cylinder comprises at least one magnetic element on its impression surface, said magnetic element being positioned at a point corresponding to said impression performed by said screen on said substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Applicant: KBA-GIORI S.A.
    Inventor: Matthias Gygi
  • Publication number: 20110017393
    Abstract: There is described a method for applying foil material (200) onto successive sheets (S), especially sheets of securities. In a first step, individual sheets (S) are transported in succession along a sheet transport path. In a second step, at least one continuous band of foil material (200) is applied onto the individual sheets (S) along a direction substantially parallel to a direction of displacement of the individual sheets, thereby forming a continuous flow of sheets linked to one another by the said at least one continuous band of foil material (200). In a third step, the said at least one continuous band of foil material (200) is cut by means of a laser beam such that the continuous flow of sheets is again separated into individual sheets (S) with portions of foil material (200*) remaining on the sheet. The cutting is performed at positions located on the sheets (S) such that said portions of foil material (200*) remaining on the sheets do not extend beyond leading and trailing edges of the sheets (S).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2009
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Applicant: KBA-GIORI S.A.
    Inventors: Johann Emil Eitel, Matthias Gygi, Kurt Georg Nagler
  • Patent number: 7869623
    Abstract: The machine comprises at least a first sheet inspection unit with an inspection cylinder for transporting a printed sheet during inspection, an illumination means and a camera connected to an analysing device, an input transfer cylinder to bring the printed sheet to the at least one inspection unit and an output transfer cylinder to take away the printed sheet from the at least one inspection unit. The inspection unit and the transfer cylinders are arranged in such a manner that the output transfer cylinder takes away the inspected printed sheet only once the inspection is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: KBA-Giori S.A.
    Inventor: Johannes Georg Schaede
  • Patent number: 7806051
    Abstract: The machine comprises at least a plate cylinder carrying printing plates with engravings corresponding to a specific intaglio structure to be printed, and cooperating with an impression cylinder, a collector cylinder (8) on which the ink in the different colors is deposited by selector cylinders (10), each selector cylinder (10) receiving ink of a given color from a duct roller (11) and each selector cylinder (10) is driven by drive means (20,21,22) in an independent manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: KBA-GIORI S.A.
    Inventor: Johannes Georg Schaede