Patents Assigned to Mathias Bauerle GmbH
  • Publication number: 20120096810
    Abstract: An apparatus for producing a printed mailing has an accumulator module in which an envelope and an insert are compiled to a set. In a folding module arranged downstream of the accumulator module, the set is folded to form the printed mailing. In the accumulator module the envelope is positioned displaced relative to the insert and the set is folded at least twice in the folding module. In the method for producing a printed mailing, an envelope and an insert are complied to a set. The envelope is positioned such that a first end portion of the envelope projects past the insert transversely to a folding edge. Envelope and insert are folded jointly such that a second end portion of the envelope is positioned between two layers of the folded insert. The first end portion is then folded across a section of the envelope that encloses the insert.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: Mathias Bauerle GmbH
    Inventors: Gerhard Heisel, Jürg Paul Haller, Patric Schuldis
  • Patent number: 7699309
    Abstract: A collector for stacking sheets of paper, plastics, and cardboard has a feeding device and a tray downstream of the feeding device in the feeding direction. The tray is arranged in a lowered position relative to the feeding device. A stop is provided downstream of the tray. At least one transport roll transports sheets individually from the feeding device onto the tray to form a stack. An adjusting element is arranged in an area where the feeding device and the tray adjoin, wherein the adjusting element is adjustable between a lowered rest position and a position of use lifted relative to the rest position. In the position of use, the adjusting element lifts a trail end of a first sheet that has reached the tray such that a following second sheet is moved into a position underneath the trail end of the first sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Mathias Bäuerle GmbH
    Inventor: Wilhelm Markgraf
  • Publication number: 20080309005
    Abstract: A collector for stacking sheets of paper, plastics, and cardboard has a feeding device and a tray downstream of the feeding device in the feeding direction. The tray is arranged in a lowered position relative to the feeding device. A stop is provided downstream of the tray. At least one transport roll transports sheets individually from the feeding device onto the tray to form a stack. An adjusting element is arranged in an area where the feeding device and the tray adjoin, wherein the adjusting element is adjustable between a lowered rest position and a position of use lifted relative to the rest position. In the position of use, the adjusting element lifts a trail end of a first sheet that has reached the tray such that a following second sheet is moved into a position underneath the trail end of the first sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2008
    Publication date: December 18, 2008
    Applicant: Mathias Bauerle GmbH
    Inventor: Wilhelm Markgraf
  • Patent number: 7182332
    Abstract: A feed device for stacks of paper or plastic material has at least one transport unit with a supporting member for the stack and at least one transport element. A separating unit with at least one rotatably driven feed drum is provided for removing individual sheets from the stack. The transport unit transports the stack to the separating unit and is pretensioned in the transport direction toward the feed drum such that the stack rests with pretension against the feed drum. The pretension can be provided by a spring acting on the transport unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2007
    Assignee: Mathias Bäuerle GmbH
    Inventor: Ralph Pittelkow
  • Patent number: 6857996
    Abstract: A folding device for sheets of paper or plastic has at least one folding pocket for receiving a sheet to be folded and at least one deflection strip for deflecting a sheet not to be folded. A common holder is provided, and the folding pocket and the deflection strip are secured on the common holder. The common holder has two sidewalls and the folding pocket and the at least one deflection strip are arranged between the two sidewalls. The folding pocket and the deflection strip are adjustable in opposite directions relative to one another. A common drive is provided for the folding pocket and the deflection strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2005
    Assignee: Mathias Bäuerle GmbH
    Inventor: Wilfried Dorer
  • Publication number: 20040256788
    Abstract: A feed device for stacks of paper or plastic material has at least one transport unit with a supporting member for the stack and at least one transport element. A separating unit with at least one rotatably driven feed drum is provided for removing individual sheets from the stack. The transport unit transports the stack to the separating unit and is pretensioned in the transport direction toward the feed drum such that the stack rests with pretension against the feed drum. The pretension can be provided by a spring acting on the transport unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2004
    Publication date: December 23, 2004
    Applicant: MATHIAS BAUERLE GMBH
    Inventor: Ralph Pittelkow
  • Patent number: 6796558
    Abstract: In a method for transporting sheets of paper the individual sheets are conveyed successively in a conveying direction to a stop unit and at least one sheet is held at the stop unit to form a set at the stop unit. The stop unit is activated for conveying the set formed at the stop unit when a sheet of a next set to be formed at the stop unit overlaps the set formed at the stop unit. The device for performing the method has a collector with transport elements for transporting sheets along a transport path and a stop unit positioned in the transport path and operated intermittently for forming sets of sheets and further transporting the sets formed thereat. A control device is connected to the stop unit. The collector further has a first sensor device connected to the control device which sends an activation signal to the stop unit when a sheet of a next set to be formed overlaps a set already formed at the stop unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2004
    Assignee: Mathias Bäuerle GmbH
    Inventor: Wilfried Dorer
  • Patent number: 6767013
    Abstract: A turning device for individual sheets has at least one transport unit transporting individual sheets. At least one turning unit turns the individual sheets by 180° to turned sheets while they are being transported to a processing station arranged downstream. At least one vacuum element is arranged proximal to the at least one turning unit and transports the turned sheets in a direction toward the processing station arranged downstream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2004
    Assignee: Mathias Bäuerle GmbH
    Inventor: Jürgen Lehmann
  • Publication number: 20040135309
    Abstract: A single sheet collecting device for stacking sheets of paper or plastic material has at least one transport element transporting paper sheets in a transport direction. The device further has at least one stop unit arranged in a transport path of the paper sheets in the transport direction. At least one ramp device is provided for lifting the paper sheets during transport briefly out of a transport plane of the transport path. At least one pressing device is arranged in the transport path of the sheets between the ramp member and the stop unit, wherein the pressing device presses the sheets of a stack against one another to secure them against shifting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2003
    Publication date: July 15, 2004
    Applicant: MATHIAS BAUERLE GMBH
    Inventor: Manfred Fuss
  • Patent number: 6746015
    Abstract: A transport device for transporting flat goods has at least one transport belt having longitudinal edges and a transport area. At least one vacuum device and at least one guide with sidewalls are provided. The transport area of the at least one transport belt is arranged in the at least one guide such that at least one vacuum slot is formed between at least one of the longitudinal edges of the transport belt and one of the sidewalls neighboring the at least one longitudinal edge. The at least one transport belt has a profiling configured such that vacuum acts on the flat goods via the profiling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2004
    Assignee: Mathias Bäuerle GmbH
    Inventor: Jürgen Lehmann
  • Publication number: 20030146562
    Abstract: A reloading device for stacks of sheets of paper or plastic has at least one receptacle for receiving a stack and at least one support onto which the stack is placed. At least one peeling device is arranged at a bottom end of the at least one receptacle, wherein the peeling device is configured to move transversely to the stack and, when moving transversely to the stack, to peel in a peeling step at least one sheet from a bottom end of the stack. The peeling device is preferably a peeling blade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2003
    Publication date: August 7, 2003
    Applicant: MATHIAS BAUERLE GMBH
    Inventor: Ralph Pittelkow
  • Publication number: 20030141659
    Abstract: A single sheet collecting device for stacking sheets of paper or plastic has at least one transport element and at least one stop unit arranged in a transport path of the sheets. First and second deflecting parts are arranged along the transport path of the sheets for moving the sheets during transport for a moment out of a transport plane of the sheets. The first and second deflecting parts are adjustable from a first position for top stacking the sheets into a second position for bottom stacking the sheets and vice versa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2003
    Publication date: July 31, 2003
    Applicant: MATHIAS BAUERLE GMBH
    Inventors: Patric Schuldis, Manfred Fuss, Wilfried Dorer
  • Publication number: 20030041571
    Abstract: A device for enveloping inserts in an envelope has at least one feeder for supplying first and second articles. A transporting device for the first and second articles received from the at least one feeder is arranged downstream of the at least one feeder. A first adhesive station with at least one applicator unit is configured to apply an adhesive onto the first article provided for forming an envelope, wherein the envelope is produced from the first article without waste. The at least one applicator unit is stationary during application of the adhesive onto the first article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2002
    Publication date: March 6, 2003
    Applicant: Mathias Bauerle GmbH
    Inventors: Jurg Paul Haller, Jurgen Lehmann, Willi Markgraf, Ralph Pittelkow, Robert Schlipf
  • Patent number: 6508464
    Abstract: In a method for intermediately storing documents being supplied in a supply cycle by an upstream system to an intermediate storage device, the documents supplied by the upstream system to a downstream system are transferred in a transfer cycle that is independent of the supply cycle. The intermediate storage device for performing the method has an input side and an output side and a transport device for transporting the documents from the input side to the output side in a transport direction through the intermediate storage device. The transport device has a first transport unit and a second transport unit. The first transport unit is arranged at the input side and is configured to be continuously driven. The second transport unit is arranged at the output side and is driven in a cycled operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2003
    Assignee: Mathias Bäuerle GmbH
    Inventor: Wilfried Dorer
  • Publication number: 20030001325
    Abstract: A folding device for sheets of paper or plastic has at least one folding pocket for receiving a sheet to be folded and at least one deflection strip for deflecting a sheet not to be folded. A common holder is provided, and the folding pocket and the deflection strip are secured on the common holder. The common holder has two sidewalls and the folding pocket and the at least one deflection strip are arranged between the two sidewalls. The folding pocket and the deflection strip are adjustable in opposite directions relative to one another. A common drive is provided for the folding pocket and the deflection strip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2002
    Publication date: January 2, 2003
    Applicant: Mathias Bauerle GmbH
    Inventor: Wilfried Dorer
  • Publication number: 20020171196
    Abstract: A transport device for transporting flat goods has at least one transport belt having longitudinal edges and a transport area. At least one vacuum device and at least one guide with sidewalls are provided. The transport area of the at least one transport belt is arranged in the at least one guide such that at least one vacuum slot is formed between at least one of the longitudinal edges of the transport belt and one of the sidewalls neighboring the at least one longitudinal edge. The at least one transport belt has a profiling configured such that vacuum acts on the flat goods via the profiling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2002
    Publication date: November 21, 2002
    Applicant: Mathias Bauerle GmbH
    Inventor: Jurgen Lehmann
  • Publication number: 20020171195
    Abstract: A turning device for individual sheets has at least one transport unit transporting individual sheets. At least one turning unit turns the individual sheets by 180° to turned sheets while they are being transported to a processing station arranged downstream. At least one vacuum element is arranged proximal to the at least one turning unit and transports the turned sheets in a direction toward the processing station arranged downstream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2002
    Publication date: November 21, 2002
    Applicant: Mathias Bauerle GmbH
    Inventor: Jurgen Lehmann
  • Patent number: 6475129
    Abstract: A buckle folding machine is provided with a device with which the folding rollers (W1 through W5) can be automatically set to different folding gap widths as a function of the measured or calculated thickness of a sheet of paper or stack passing through the folding gap (F1 through F4). The folding rollers to be adjusted are mounted on pivoted levers (22), which are mounted coaxially in pairs and which be pivoted against permanent restoring forces under the effect of electrically controllable adjusting members (S1 through S5). The adjusting members are actuated by an electronic process computer, which calculates the folding gap widths to be set in the particular case according to a preset working program from measured and/or manually entered paper thicknesses or stack thicknesses and/or fold types. The adjusting members (S1 through S5) comprise a plurality of pneumatic working cylinders, which are arranged in a row in a cascade-like pattern, and whose working strokes mutually add up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2002
    Assignee: Mathias Bäuerle GmbH
    Inventor: Werner Lehmann
  • Publication number: 20010004142
    Abstract: In a method for intermediately storing documents being supplied in a supply cycle by an upstream system to an intermediate storage device, the documents supplied by the upstream system to a downstream system are transferred in a transfer cycle that is independent of the supply cycle. The intermediate storage device for performing the method has an input side and an output side and a transport device for transporting the documents from the input side to the output side in a transport direction through the intermediate storage device. The transport device has a first transport unit and a second transport unit. The first transport unit is arranged at the input side and is configured to be continuously driven. The second transport unit is arranged at the output side and is driven in a cycled operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2000
    Publication date: June 21, 2001
    Applicant: Mathias Bauerle GmbH
    Inventor: Wilfried Dorer
  • Patent number: 5871433
    Abstract: Buckle folding machine including folding pockets, which have a paper stop each. One folding pocket being for collection and subsequent joint folding of a plurality of sheets. From the folding pocket the collected sheets of paper pass together through a folding mechanism, having a draw-in point formed by upper and lower draw-in rollers and having at least one pair of folding rollers forming a folding point. A sheet feeder with a conveyor track directed toward the draw-in point, in which a stacking ramp is located, is arranged in front of the draw-in point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 16, 1999
    Assignee: Mathias Bauerle GmbH
    Inventors: Werner Lehmann, Wilhelm Markgraf