Patents by Inventor Arthur G. Saunders

Arthur G. Saunders has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 4339299
    Abstract: This invention relates to apparatus for binding collated or sorted sheets. More particularly, this invention relates to such apparatus for simultaneously binding multiple sets of collated or sorted sheets that have been assembled in a multiple-compartment sheet receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1980
    Date of Patent: July 13, 1982
    Inventors: Donald L. Snellman, Barry J. Lewis, Arthur G. Saunders, Wesley W. Hester
  • Patent number: 4242174
    Abstract: This invention relates to apparatus for binding collated or sorted sheets. More particularly, this invention relates to such apparatus for simultaneously binding multiple sets of collated or sorted sheets that have been assembled in a multiple-compartment sheet receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1978
    Date of Patent: December 30, 1980
    Inventors: Donald L. Snellman, Barry J. Lewis, Arthur G. Saunders, Wesley W. Hester
  • Patent number: 4145241
    Abstract: The sheets in a column of compartments of a sorter, collator or the like are jogged to align their edges. An endless belt is moved past a glue dispenser to coat a length of the belt corresponding to the number of compartments to be covered. The belt is then moved into engagement with the edges of the sheets in those compartments to deposit the adhesive on the edges. The operation is then intermittently repeated along the edges of the sheets to bond the desired extent of the length of the edges. A jogging mechanism aligns and holds the edges in alignment for binding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 1976
    Date of Patent: March 20, 1979
    Assignee: Norfin, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald L. Snellman, John C. Kuspert, Arthur G. Saunders
  • Patent number: 4116750
    Abstract: The sheet binding apparatus is comprised of a movable binder assembly including an endless belt and an elongated heat application platen underlying one belt run. The belt is coated with a hot-melt adhesive, which, when heated by the platen, is applied by the belt to the co-planar sheet edges of one or more stacks of sheets assembled within individual bins of a collator. A belt lifting assembly controls heat transfer between the platen and belt by appropriate positioning of the belt with respect to the platen. The binder assembly is movable reciprocatively toward a sheet contacting binding position along a path perpendicular to the coplanar sheet edges. That assembly is further movable reciprocatively toward one or more additional binding positions along a path parallel to the coplanar sheet edges. In a second preferred embodiment, the binder assembly is swung along the first path by lost motion hinges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 1977
    Date of Patent: September 26, 1978
    Assignee: Norfin, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry J. Lewis, John C. Kuspert, Arthur G. Saunders, Robert R. McAusland
  • Patent number: 4077831
    Abstract: The sheets in a column of compartments of a sorter, collator or the like are jogged to align their edges. An endless belt is moved past a glue dispenser to coat a length of the belt corresponding to the number of compartments to be covered. The belt is then moved into engagement with the edges of the sheets in those compartments to deposit the adhesive on the edges. The operation is then intermittently repeated along the edges of the sheets to bond the desired extent of the length of the edges. A jogging mechanism aligns and holds the edges in alignment for binding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1976
    Date of Patent: March 7, 1978
    Inventors: Donald L. Snellman, John C. Kuspert, Arthur G. Saunders
  • Patent number: 4047713
    Abstract: The jogger includes side edge joggers in combination with an end edge jogger and a resilient sheet stop, both extending the height of a vertical column of sheet receiving compartments. The sheet stop engages and positions the sheets within the sheet receiving compartments in preparation for jogging without damage to the end edges. Thereafter, the side and end joggers align the sheet edges against respectively opposed backstops. The jogger provides simultaneous edge alignment of all four edges of stacked sheets within the sheet receiving compartments and is especially suited for use in conjunction with sheet binding apparatus for simultaneously binding the stacked sheets along corresponding coplanar edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 1976
    Date of Patent: September 13, 1977
    Assignee: Norfin, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald L. Snellman, John C. Kuspert, Arthur G. Saunders
  • Patent number: 4009071
    Abstract: The sheets in a column of compartments of a sorter, collator or the like are jogged to align their edges. An endless belt is moved past a glue dispenser to coat a length of the belt corresponding to the number of compartments to be covered. The belt is then moved into engagement with the edges of the sheets in those compartments to deposit the adhesive on the edges. The operation is then intermittently repeated along the edges of the sheets to bond the desired extent of the length of the edges. A jogging mechanism aligns and holds the edges in alignment for binding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 1973
    Date of Patent: February 22, 1977
    Assignee: Norfin, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald L. Snellman, John C. Kuspert, Arthur G. Saunders