Patents by Inventor Beat Kägi

Beat Kägi 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: 8196307
    Abstract: The register insertion apparatus for sheet-fed embossing machines with position sensors (S1, S2, S3) for detecting printing marks (P1, P2, P3) of a sheet (5), comprises a register plate (15) capable of being pivoted down as feeder table with ventilation openings (20) and vacuum feed lines (21) to a suction apparatus (22) and front stops (12), which are capable of being lowered and actuators (L1, L2, L3) for positioning the register plate in X-direction and in Y-direction. With a register controller (11) the register plate (15) is pivoted down, a gripper bar (8) is brought up to it, the register plate pivoted up again, then a sheet (5) is fed-in and stopped at the front stops (12). Thereupon the register plate is evacuated for sucking on and fixing the sheet on the register plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Gietz AG
    Inventors: Beat Kägi, Urs Brühwiler, Bozidar Markovic
  • Publication number: 20100148428
    Abstract: The register insertion apparatus for sheet-fed embossing machines with position sensors (S1, S2, S3) for detecting printing marks (P1, P2, P3) of a sheet (5), comprises a register plate (15) capable of being pivoted down as feeder table with ventilation openings (20) and vacuum feed lines (21) to a suction apparatus (22) and front stops (12), which are capable of being lowered and actuators (L1, L2, L3) for positioning the register plate in X-direction and in Y-direction. With a register controller (11) the register plate (15) is pivoted down, a gripper bar (8) is brought up to it, the register plate pivoted up again, then a sheet (5) is fed-in and stopped at the front stops (12). Thereupon the register plate is evacuated for sucking on and fixing the sheet on the register plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2007
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Applicant: GIETZ AG
    Inventors: Beat Kägi, Urs Brühwiler, Bozidar Markovic
  • Patent number: 7424903
    Abstract: A foil web installation for a flat bed embossing machine with foil webs (6), which are conducted across an embossing table (3) from unwinding rolls (7) comprises a braking—and guiding wall (10) ahead of the embossing table and foil feeding devices (9) for several foil webs after the embossing table. Between the unwinding rolls (7) and the embossing table (3) at least one flat braking—and guiding wall (10) acts as a foil tensioning device. This latter element comprises a fixed supporting layer (11) as supporting surface with suction openings (14), a cloth-like contacting layer permeable to air (12) lying on top of it and a flat vacuum chamber (17) with an adjustable vacuum source (13) assigned to it, wherein foil webs (6) are pressed against the braking—and guiding wall (10) and braked as a result of this. This makes possible a foil web installation simple to adjust, easy on the foil web for achieving high embossing performances with the best quality as well as short retooling times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2008
    Assignee: Maschinenfabrik Gietz AG
    Inventors: Beat Kägi, Manfred Rösli, Bodizar Markovic