Patents by Inventor Christian Ziegenbalg

Christian Ziegenbalg 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).

  • Publication number: 20210213727
    Abstract: A machine arrangement sequentially processes sheet-like substrates with multiple different processing stations each having a substrate-guiding unit and a substrate-processing unit. At least one of the processing stations has, as a substrate-processing unit, at least one non-impact printing device which prints on the substrate. The processing station with the at least one non-impact printing device has a printing cylinder. Each non-impact printing device is arranged at the circumference of the printing cylinder. The printing cylinder is triple-sized or quadruple-sized. A double-sized or a triple-sized transfer drum, or a corresponding feed cylinder, is arranged directly upstream of this printing cylinder. Alternatively, a double-sized or a triple-sized transfer drum, or a corresponding transfer cylinder, is arranged directly downstream of this printing cylinder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Inventors: Christian ZIEGENBALG, Uwe BECKER, Ulrich KÖHLER, Frank SCHUMANN, Carsten REINSCH, Michael KOCH
  • Publication number: 20210146679
    Abstract: A machine arrangement, for sequentially processing sheet-type substrates, includes a plurality of different processing stations, one of which includes a non-impact printing device that prints the substrates. The processing station, including the non-impact printing device, also includes a printing cylinder, on the circumference of which, the non-impact printing device that prints the substrates is arranged. On the circumferential surface of the printing cylinder, four substrates are or can be placed behind each other in the circumferential direction. Each of the substrates that are to be conveyed are retained in one of a force-locking and a form-fitting manner on the circumferential surface of the printing cylinder by at least one retaining element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2021
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Christian ZIEGENBALG, Uwe BECKER, Ulrich KÖHLER, Frank SCHUMANN, Carsten REINSCH, Michael KOCH
  • Patent number: 10987917
    Abstract: A machine arrangement sequentially processes sheet-like substrates with multiple different processing stations each having a substrate-guiding unit and a substrate-processing unit. At least one of the processing stations has, as a substrate-processing unit, at least one non-impact printing device which prints on the substrate. The processing station with the at least one non-impact printing device has a printing cylinder. Each non-impact printing device is arranged at the circumference of the printing cylinder. The printing cylinder is triple-sized or quadruple-sized. A double-sized or a triple-sized transfer drum, or a corresponding feed cylinder, is arranged directly upstream of this printing cylinder. Alternatively, a double-sized or a triple-sized transfer drum, or a corresponding transfer cylinder, is arranged directly downstream of this printing cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: KOENIG & BAUER AG
    Inventors: Christian Ziegenbalg, Uwe Becker, Ulrich Köhler, Frank Schumann, Carsten Reinsch, Michael Koch
  • Patent number: 10940699
    Abstract: A press assembly has a plurality of processing stations for the processing of sheets. These processing stations are arranged in succession in a transport direction of the sheets for inline processing of the sheets. At least one of these processing stations is a non-impact printing unit and at least one processing station downstream of the non-impact printing unit is embodied as a dryer. At least one additional processing station is embodied as a coating unit. The coating unit is configured for applying a coating in a form of a varnish to each sheet. A plurality of individually controlled, non-impact printing units are arranged along the transport path of the sheets. Each of the plurality of non-impact printing units is configured as an ink jet printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer AG
    Inventors: Arndt Jentzsch, Christian Ziegenbalg, Bernd Patzelt, Hartmut Nickell, Martin Riese, Stefan Singer, Michael Koch, Carsten Reinsch
  • Patent number: 10933627
    Abstract: A machine arrangement, for sequentially processing sheet-type substrates, includes a plurality of different processing stations, one of which includes a non-impact printing device that prints the substrates. The processing station, including the non-impact printing device, also includes a printing cylinder, on the circumference of which, the non-impact printing device that prints the substrates is arranged. On the circumferential surface of the printing cylinder, four substrates are or can be placed behind each other in the circumferential direction. Each of the substrates that are to be conveyed are retained in one of a force-locking and a form-fitting manner on the circumferential surface of the printing cylinder by at least one retaining element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: KOENIG & BAUER AG
    Inventors: Christian Ziegenbalg, Uwe Becker, Ulrich Köhler, Frank Schumann, Carsten Reinsch, Michael Koch
  • Patent number: 10792910
    Abstract: A machine arrangement, that sequentially processes sheet-type substrates, includes a plurality of different processing stations, one of which includes a non-impact printing device that prints the substrates. Further processing stations are a primer application device that primes the substrates and a dryer for drying the primer applied to the substrates. The primer application device and the dryer precede the non-impact printing device, in the direction of travel of the substrates. The processing station including the non-impact printing device, also includes a printing cylinder, on the circumference of which, the non-impact printing device that prints the substrates is arranged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: KOENIG & BAUER AG
    Inventors: Christian Ziegenbalg, Uwe Becker, Ulrich Köhler, Frank Schumann, Carsten Reinsch, Michael Koch
  • Publication number: 20200262195
    Abstract: A machine arrangement, for sequentially processing sheet-type substrates, includes a plurality of different processing stations, one of which includes a non-impact printing device that prints the substrates. The processing station, including the non-impact printing device, also includes a printing cylinder, on the circumference of which, the non-impact printing device that prints the substrates is arranged. On the circumferential surface of the printing cylinder, four substrates are or can be placed behind each other in the circumferential direction. Each of the substrates that are to be conveyed are retained in one of a force-locking and a form-fitting manner on the circumferential surface of the printing cylinder by at least one retaining element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Christian ZIEGENBALG, Uwe BECKER, Ulrich KÖHLER, Frank SCHUMANN, Carsten REINSCH, Michael KOCH
  • Patent number: 10682850
    Abstract: A machine arrangement, for sequentially processing sheet-type substrates, includes a plurality of different processing stations, one of which includes a non-impact printing device that prints the substrates. The processing station, including the non-impact printing device, also includes a printing cylinder, on the circumference of which, the non-impact printing device that prints the substrates is arranged. On the circumferential surface of the printing cylinder, four substrates are or can be placed behind each other in the circumferential direction. Each of the substrates that are to be conveyed are retained in one of a force-locking and a form-fitting manner on the circumferential surface of the printing cylinder by at least one retaining element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: KOENIG & BAUER AG
    Inventors: Christian Ziegenbalg, Uwe Becker, Ulrich Köhler, Frank Schumann, Carsten Reinsch, Michael Koch
  • Publication number: 20200122453
    Abstract: A machine arrangement, that sequentially processes sheet-type substrates, includes a plurality of different processing stations, one of which includes a non-impact printing device that prints the substrates. Further processing stations are a primer application device that primes the substrates and a dryer for drying the primer applied to the substrates. The primer application device and the dryer precede the non-impact printing device, in the direction of travel of the substrates. The processing station including the non-impact printing device, also includes a printing cylinder, on the circumference of which, the non-impact printing device that prints the substrates is arranged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Christian ZIEGENBALG, Uwe BECKER, Ulrich KÖHLER, Frank SCHUMANN, Carsten REINSCH, Michael KOCH
  • Publication number: 20200055307
    Abstract: A machine arrangement sequentially processes sheet-like substrates with multiple different processing stations each having a substrate-guiding unit and a substrate-processing unit. At least one of the processing stations has, as a substrate-processing unit, at least one non-impact printing device which prints on the substrate. The processing station with the at least one non-impact printing device has a printing cylinder. Each non-impact printing device is arranged at the circumference of the printing cylinder. The printing cylinder is triple-sized or quadruple-sized. A double-sized or a triple-sized transfer drum, or a corresponding feed cylinder, is arranged directly upstream of this printing cylinder. Alternatively, a double-sized or a triple-sized transfer drum, or a corresponding transfer cylinder, is arranged directly downstream of this printing cylinder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Christian ZIEGENBALG, Uwe BECKER, Ulrich KÖHLER, Frank SCHUMANN, Carsten REINSCH, Michael KOCH
  • Patent number: 10556422
    Abstract: A machine arrangement, that sequentially processes sheet-type substrates, includes a plurality of different processing stations, one of which includes a non-impact printing device that prints the substrates. Further processing stations are a primer application device that primes the substrates and a dryer for drying the primer applied to the substrates. The primer application device and the dryer precede the non-impact printing device, in the direction of travel of the substrates. The processing station including the non-impact printing device, also includes a printing cylinder, on the circumference of which, the non-impact printing device that prints the substrates is arranged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer AG
    Inventors: Christian Ziegenbalg, Uwe Becker, Ulrich Köhler, Frank Schumann, Carsten Reinsch, Michael Koch
  • Patent number: 10538077
    Abstract: A machine arrangement, for sequentially processing sheet-type substrates, includes a plurality of different processing stations, one of which includes a non-impact printing device that prints the substrates. The processing station, including the non-impact printing device, also includes a printing cylinder, on the circumference of which, the non-impact printing device that prints the substrates is arranged. On the circumferential surface of the printing cylinder, four substrates are or can be placed behind each other in the circumferential direction. Each of the substrates that are to be conveyed are retained in one of a force-locking and a form-fitting manner on the circumferential surface of the printing cylinder by at least one retaining element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer AG
    Inventors: Christian Ziegenbalg, Uwe Becker, Ulrich Köhler, Frank Schumann, Carsten Reinsch, Michael Koch
  • Publication number: 20190381788
    Abstract: A machine arrangement, for sequentially processing sheet-type substrates, includes a plurality of different processing stations, one of which includes a non-impact printing device that prints the substrates. The processing station, including the non-impact printing device, also includes a printing cylinder, on the circumference of which, the non-impact printing device that prints the substrates is arranged. On the circumferential surface of the printing cylinder, four substrates are or can be placed behind each other in the circumferential direction. Each of the substrates that are to be conveyed are retained in one of a force-locking and a form-fitting manner on the circumferential surface of the printing cylinder by at least one retaining element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Christian Ziegenbalg, Uwe Becker, Ulrich Köhler, Frank Schumann, Carsten Reinsch, Michael Koch
  • Patent number: 10493746
    Abstract: A machine arrangement sequentially processes sheet-like substrates with multiple different processing stations each having a substrate-guiding unit and a substrate-processing unit. At least one of the processing stations has, as a substrate-processing unit, at least one non-impact printing device which prints on the substrate. The processing station with the at least one non-impact printing device has a printing cylinder. Each non-impact printing device is arranged at the circumference of the printing cylinder. The printing cylinder is triple-sized or quadruple-sized. A double-sized or a triple-sized transfer drum, or a corresponding feed cylinder, is arranged directly upstream of this printing cylinder. Alternatively, a double-sized or a triple-sized transfer drum, or a corresponding transfer cylinder, is arranged directly downstream of this printing cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer AG
    Inventors: Christian Ziegenbalg, Uwe Becker, Ulrich Köhler, Frank Schumann, Carsten Reinsch, Michael Koch
  • Publication number: 20190232638
    Abstract: A machine arrangement sequentially processes sheet-like substrates with multiple different processing stations each having a substrate-guiding unit and a substrate-processing unit. At least one of the processing stations has, as a substrate-processing unit, at least one non-impact printing device which prints on the substrate. The processing station with the at least one non-impact printing device has a printing cylinder. Each non-impact printing device is arranged at the circumference of the printing cylinder. The printing cylinder is triple-sized or quadruple-sized. A double-sized or a triple-sized transfer drum, or a corresponding feed cylinder, is arranged directly upstream of this printing cylinder. Alternatively, a double-sized or a triple-sized transfer drum, or a corresponding transfer cylinder, is arranged directly downstream of this printing cylinder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Christian ZIEGENBALG, Uwe BECKER, Ulrich KÖHLER, Frank SCHUMANN, Carsten REINSCH, Michael KOCH
  • Publication number: 20190224989
    Abstract: A press assembly has a plurality of processing stations for the processing of sheets. These processing stations are arranged in succession in a transport direction of the sheets for inline processing of the sheets. At least one of these processing stations is a non-impact printing unit and at least one processing station downstream of the non-impact printing unit is embodied as a dryer. At least one additional processing station is embodied as a coating unit. The coating unit is configured for applying a coating in a form of a varnish to each sheet. A plurality of individually controlled, non-impact printing units are arranged along the transport path of the sheets. Each of the plurality of non-impact printing units is configured as an ink jet printer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Arndt JENTZSCH, Christian ZIEGENBALG, Bernd PATZELT, Hartmut NICKELL, Martin RIESE, Stefan SINGER, Michael KOCH, Carsten REINSCH
  • Patent number: 10293623
    Abstract: A press assembly has a plurality of processing stations for the processing of sheets. These processing stations are arranged in sucession in a transport direction of the sheets for inline processing of the sheets. At least one of these processing stations is a non-impact printing unit and at least one processing station downstream of the non-impact printing unit is embodied as a dryer. At least one additional processing station is embodied as a coating unit. The coating unit is configured for applying a coating in a form of a varnish to each sheet. A plurality of individually controlled, non-impact printing units are arranged along the transport path of the sheets. Each of the plurality of non-impact printing units is configured as an ink jet printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer AG
    Inventors: Arndt Jentzsch, Christian Ziegenbalg, Bernd Patzelt, Hartmut Nickell, Martin Riese, Stefan Singer, Michael Koch, Carsten Reinsch
  • Patent number: 10259211
    Abstract: A machine arrangement, that sequentially processes sheet-type substrates, includes a plurality of different processing stations, one of which includes a non-impact printing device that prints the substrates. Further processing stations are a primer application device that primes the substrates and a dryer for drying the primer applied to the substrates. The primer application device and the dryer precede the non-impact printing device, in the direction of travel of the substrates. The processing station including the non-impact printing device, also includes a printing cylinder, on the circumference of which, the non-impact printing device that prints the substrates is arranged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer AG
    Inventors: Christian Ziegenbalg, Uwe Becker, Ulrich Köhler, Frank Schumann, Carsten Reinsch, Michael Koch
  • Patent number: 10173439
    Abstract: A printing press arrangement has a plurality of processing stations for processing sheets. The plurality of processing stations are arranged one after another in a transport direction of the sheets for in-line processing of the sheets. At least one of the processing stations is configured as a non-impact printing device. A transfer device, which is arranged upstream of the active region of the non-impact printing device, is provided for transferring the sheets from a first processing station, which is arranged upstream of the non-impact printing device, to the non-impact printing device. The transfer device aligns, in each case, at least one of the axial register and the circumferential register and the diagonal register of each of the sheets in register relative to the printing position of the non-impact printing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer AG
    Inventors: Christian Ziegenbalg, Bernd Patzelt, Hartmut Nickell, Martin Riese, Stefan Singer, Michael Koch, Carsten Reinsch
  • Publication number: 20180338677
    Abstract: A machine arrangement, that sequentially processes sheet-type substrates, includes a plurality of different processing stations, one of which includes a non-impact printing device that prints the substrates. Further processing stations are a primer application device that primes the substrates and a dryer for drying the primer applied to the substrates. The primer application device and the dryer precede the non-impact printing device, in the direction of travel of the substrates. The processing station including the non-impact printing device, also includes a printing cylinder, on the circumference of which, the non-impact printing device that prints the substrates is arranged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Inventors: Christian ZIEGENBALG, Uwe BECKER, Ulrich KÖHLER, Frank SCHUMANN, Carsten REINSCH, Michael KOCH