Patents Examined by Leslie J. Evanisko
  • Patent number: 11220124
    Abstract: The technology describes a stamp and stamp pad for a self-inking stamp, having a housing or a carrying device for a pad for absorbing ink. The carrying device is rectangular in shape, having a base plate with longitudinal surfaces and lateral surfaces moulded thereon. On two surfaces running in parallel handle elements for the lateral gripping of the carrying device are arranged. On the lateral surface a handle element for the lateral gripping and pulling of the carrying device out of a stamp are formed of a plurality of parts displaceable within one another. The handle elements are formed for insertion in a clearance of a lower part of the stamp and do not protrude out of the outer surface of the lower part, so that an upper part of the stamp is displaceable via the clearance with the handle elements inserted in the lower part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Inventors: Peter Zindl, Markus Zehetner, Volker Martin
  • Patent number: 11214051
    Abstract: A system or machine is disclosed which takes pre-stretched emulsion coated screens, digitally prints thereon and exposes them before further processing and use in a screen printing machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: M&R Printing Equipment, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew L. Oleson
  • Patent number: 11207897
    Abstract: Provided are a printing jig for an inkjet-type printer and a method for manufacturing printed objects therewith, which jig can be easily produced in accordance with the shape and size of an object to be printed and allows the object to be accurately positioned relative to the printer. The printing jig supports an object to be printed, and is placed in an inkjet-type printer when the object is being printed. The printing jig includes a mounting surface on which the object is to be placed, and a positioning part for positioning the object. The positioning part includes a protrusion preformed on the mounting surface so as to be brought into contact with at least part of the object placed on the mounting surface. The protrusion is made of deposited and cured ink used by the inkjet-type printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: CITIZEN WATCH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Taku Takashina, Jindai Yamakawa
  • Patent number: 11207880
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for printing sheets of printing substrate (02), having a first printing nip (12) which is formed between a first cylinder (19; 19*) that acts as a transport cylinder (19; 19*) and a second cylinder (18), and in which the printing substrate sheets (02) can be printed on one or on both sides with one or more collected print image segments, and having a second printing nip (11) lying downstream in the printing substrate path, which printing nip is disposed at a level lying below the first printing nip (12) and is formed between a third cylinder (17) that acts as a transport cylinder (17) and a fourth cylinder (16), and in which the printing substrate sheets (02) can be printed on one or on both sides with one or more collected print image segments, wherein the printing substrate sheets (02) can be conveyed via at least one rotating transport means (33; 38; 39) along a transport path from the cylinder (19; 19*) that acts as a transport cylinder (19; 19*) of the first printing nip
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: KOENIG & BAUER AG
    Inventors: Thomas Kersten, Patrick Kress, Martin Lanig, Volkmar Schwitzky
  • Patent number: 11203216
    Abstract: The technology is relates to a stamp with a pivotable stamping insert. The stamp includes a top part with a pair of side faces; a bottom part; a receiving device for an exchangeable ink cartridge with pad having grip elements and a stamping insert with a text plate positioned in the bottom part. The stamping insert is configured to move in a vertical direction from a resting position into a stamping position for producing a stamp impression by the text plate by means of a reversing mechanism. The reversing mechanism includes a reversing opening on a rear side of the top part for the stamping insert, and on each side face of the pair of side faces there is one grip opening for reaching through to the bottom part to the grip elements of the exchangeable ink cartridge with pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Inventors: Ronald Kreilhuber, Helmut Lindner
  • Patent number: 11203197
    Abstract: Described herein is an adapter sleeve for adapting the internal diameter of cylindrical hollow cylinders to the external diameter of a cylindrical roller, comprising a sleeve body with (as viewed from the inside to the outside) a deformable base sleeve, optionally an intermediate layer and a top layer. The adapter sleeve furthermore contains a first gas distribution system and a second gas distribution system, which are connected to a gas inlet. The first gas distribution system is connected to at least one first gas outlet, which opens on an outer lateral surface of the adapter sleeve. The second gas distribution system has a cavity, which is designed, when supplied with a pressurized gas, to transmit pressure from the inside to the deformable base sleeve in such a way that the internal diameter of the sleeve body is reduced, at least in a partial region of the adapter sleeve, by a deformation of the base sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Flint Group Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Uwe Mueller, Markus Schlapschi
  • Patent number: 11203037
    Abstract: A process capable of commercial scale manufacturing of inexpensive, shaped film products includes placing a mask over a substrate; delivering a film-forming composition through a nozzle to form a raw shape on the substrate; removing the mask; and solidifying the film-forming composition to provide the shaped film product disposed on the substrate. The mask has a delivery surface and an opposite substrate-facing surface and at least one aperture having a design corresponding to the desired shaped film product. The nozzle is disposed in sealing engagement with the delivery surface of the mask to the at least one aperture of the mask during delivery of the film-forming composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
    Inventors: Curt Binner, Kenneth A. Pelley
  • Patent number: 11186079
    Abstract: A roller for a printing unit of a printing press, has a roller outer body, which is mounted on a roller inner body, so as to be movable axially in a reciprocating manner. For the axial movement of the roller outer body, in at least a first direction, a pneumatic drive is provided. The pneumatic drive has at least one first chamber, which is mounted in the interior of the roller in the manner of a cylinder/piston system between one or more structural elements, that are fixed to the roller outer body, and one or more structural elements that are fixed to the roller inner body. The chamber can be pressurized with compressed air. The parts of the structural elements adjoining the chamber, and that are movable axially relative to one another, form a non-contact seal between themselves on their mutually facing sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: KOENIG & BAUER AG
    Inventors: Christian Arnold, Bernd Masuch, Wolfgang Reder, Helmut Schmidt
  • Patent number: 11173515
    Abstract: A stencil holder for rapidly and consistently decorating objects placed therein. The stencil holder includes a base pivotally connected to a frame, wherein the frame can move between an open and closed position. The frame includes a lower support that can removably couple with an upper support, wherein the upper support and the lower support cooperatively secure a stencil therebetween in an operational position. The upper support and the lower support each include an opening for accessing the stencil when disposed therebetween. In the closed position, the supports are secured to one another and the frame rests parallel to the base such that the stencil rests directly above the object for applying decoration. In some embodiments, an extender is removably securable to either a top side or lower side of the upper support to allow various sized objects to fit therebeneath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Inventor: Anna Skropolithas
  • Patent number: 11167543
    Abstract: The manual squeegee system applies one or more layers of inks to a targeted screen of a manual screen printing device. The manual squeegee system mechanically adjustably fixes the application pressure and the angle of attack of each of the one or more layers of inks. The manual squeegee system comprises a frame, a jib, a trolley, a plurality of slings, and a blade structure. The blade structure applies the one or more layers of inks at a consistent application pressure and the angle of attack. The plurality of slings attach the blade structure to the trolley. The trolley attaches the plurality of slings and the blade structure to the jib such that the position of the blade structure can be adjusted relative to the jib. The jib attaches the trolley to the frame. The frame attaches the manual squeegee system to the manual screen printing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Inventor: Dagoberto Alonso
  • Patent number: 11155075
    Abstract: A device is provided for aligning magnetic or magnetizable particles, which are contained in a coating that is applied to a first side of a web-type or a sheet-type substrate. An application device is arranged in the transport path of the substrate, by the use of which, the coating is applied or is applicable to the first side of the substrate, in at least one application site. A first cylinder, which is embodied as a magnetic cylinder, is arranged in the transport path of the substrate to be transported downstream of the application device and comprises a plurality of elements creating a magnetic field in the region of the outer periphery of the first cylinder. Another cylinder, which is embodied as a magnetic cylinder, is arranged in the transport path of the substrate to be transported and comprises a plurality of elements creating a magnetic field in the region of the outer periphery of that cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: KOENIG & BAUER AG
    Inventors: Björn Kriege, Edwin Kreps, Anja Kneitz
  • Patent number: 11148453
    Abstract: A stencil for use in stenciling complex symbols incorporates a stencil substrate employing a flexible material, having a plurality of symbols arranged thereon. A plurality of folding stiffeners are incorporated in the substrate, each stiffener being positioned to split symbols having stencil cutouts forming isolated elements within an interior of the symbol. The stiffeners are foldable about a vertex, to collapse into a raised position and bring together the split symbol, with the stiffeners supporting the isolated elements created by the cutouts and portions of the stencil cutouts forming the symbols that extend into coincident channels in the folding stiffeners, to bridge adjoining portions of said split characters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: William W. Kann, Minsu Kim, Niles Kinman
  • Patent number: 11150158
    Abstract: A method for classifying accelerometer data of a structure includes obtaining acceleration data from an accelerometer positioned to monitor a structure and receive vibrations from the structure. The acceleration data includes a plurality of measurements. The method includes selecting a subset of the plurality of measurements as an event signal. The subset of the plurality of measurements have a magnitude that exceeds a noise floor and includes a first measurement, a second measurement, and a plurality of intermediate measurements between the first measurement and the second measurement. The plurality of intermediate measurements exceed an event threshold. The event threshold is greater than the noise floor. The method includes comparing the event signal to a set of historical events and classifying the event signal as an event type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: SENSR MONITORING TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: John P. Orsak, Emmanuel D. Stewart, Jakob A. Marsala, Walter F. Bleser, II
  • Patent number: 11141970
    Abstract: A screen printing device includes a printing work part; a mask storage part including a plurality of accommodating sections each capable of accommodating a screen mask; a transfer device that transfers the screen mask between each of the accommodating sections and the printing work part; a pair of first guide members that is disposed in the printing work part, and guides the screen mask during the transfer, the pair of first guide members having a variable interval; a pair of second guide members that is disposed in the accommodating sections, and guides the screen mask during the transfer; and a guide width determination device that determines whether or not the interval between the pair of first guide members coincides with the interval between the pair of second guide members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takeshi Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 11142963
    Abstract: System and methods for optimizing coiled tubing string configurations for drilling a wellbore are provided. A length of a rotatable segment of a coiled tubing string having rotatable and non-rotatable segments is estimated based on the physical properties of the rotatable segment. A friction factor for the rotatable segment is calculated based on the estimated length. An effective axial force for one or more points of interest along the non-rotatable and rotatable string segments is calculated, based in part on the friction factor. Upon determining that the effective axial force for at least one point of interest exceeds a predetermined maximum force threshold, an effective distributive friction factor is estimated for at least a portion of the non-rotatable segment of the string. The rotatable and non-rotatable string segments are redefined for one or more sections of the wellbore along a planned trajectory, based on the effective distributive friction factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: LANDMARK GRAPHICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Oluwafemi I. Oyedokun, Robello Samuel, Gareth M. Braund
  • Patent number: 11135833
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for verifying a printing plate, specifically a gravure cylinder, for errors in an engraving of the printing plate, comprising the following steps: Generating at least two proofs using a printing plate to be verified, capturing at least one digital image each of the at least two proofs with an image-capturing unit, comparing each of the digital images of the at least two proofs with the engraving template of the printing plate, wherein the comparison comprises the following steps: Detecting deviations between each of the images and the engraving template, and verifying that the detected deviations occur in identical fashion on the digital images of all of the at least two proofs, wherein a pseudo error is indicated if the comparison does not show identical deviations between the digital images of the at least two proofs, and wherein identical deviations indicate an engraving defect in the printing plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Inventor: Daniel Schmidt
  • Patent number: 11130330
    Abstract: The multiple printing plate mounting system of the present disclosure may be used to mount multiple flexible printing plates simultaneously onto a printing sleeve. The system has a back rotary vacuum plate with a plurality of distinct vacuum zones and may be controlled via valve by a computer control system. A filler plate may also be controlled with the same vacuum patterns. The filler plate will move minutely side-to-side. A front plate with match-controlled vacuum patterns may also have a servo to control front-to-back-movement. The distinct vacuum zones are used together with the movable front, back, and filler vacuum plates to selectively, individually, and independently align the flexible printing plates prior to mounting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: LEADER ENGINEERING-FABRICATION, INC.
    Inventors: Charles B. Leader, Jr., James R. Eddy, James P. Lammers
  • Patent number: 11130331
    Abstract: According to the invention there is an apparatus for printing onto cylindrical structures comprising: a plurality of inker devices each comprising a print cylinder and one or more servomotors for adjustably controlling the position or orientation of a print cylinder; a blanket device comprising a plurality of print blankets, in which the blanket device is configured to bring each print blanket into contact with the print cylinders to transfer ink from the print cylinders to the print blanket, and to bring each print blanket into contact with a cylindrical structure to achieve printing thereon; a transporter for transporting the cylindrical structures into and out of contact with the print blankets; and an automatic print correction system comprising a print inspection device for detecting a misregistration of ink transferred from one or more of the print cylinders onto a print blanket, and a controller for controlling the servomotors of the print cylinders to correct the misregistration in response to data re
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignees: BALL BEVERAGE PACKAGING EUROPE LIMITED, BALL BEVERAGE CAN SOUTH AMERICA S.A.
    Inventors: Henrik Kilde, Michael Bo Hansen, Bruno Leonardo Giublin, Leandro Augusto Guilherme
  • Patent number: 11123977
    Abstract: According to some examples a substance displacement apparatus may comprise a gas ejection aperture and a deflector arm. The gas ejection aperture may be to direct gas towards a roller having a surface on which a substance is disposed. The deflector arm may be moveable between a first position in which gas is directed away from a target area on the surface of the roller, and a second position in which gas is directed towards the target area on the surface of the roller, thereby to displace at least some of the substance from the surface of the roller within the target area. A method and a print apparatus are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Gil Fisher, Alex Feygelman, Mordechai Arenson
  • Patent number: 11117365
    Abstract: A printing device includes a controller configured or programmed to acquire, based on a width of a coating material that has been measured, at least one of a start position, an end position, or an amount of movement of a coating material scooping unit in coating material scooping operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takeshi Fujimoto, Katsumi Totani, Takeshi Miwa, Kazuyuki Sugahara