Patents by Inventor Frank Dirksmeier

Frank Dirksmeier 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: 9358777
    Abstract: A system for measuring the viscosity of printing ink during a printing and ink correction process includes a printing press having an ink supply system, and an optical measuring device for measuring actual optical values of light that has interacted with at least parts of the printing picture. The printing press has an ink mass determination device to determine the weight of at least parts of the ink located in the ink supply system, and a control and evaluation device to receive measured values from the optical measuring device and from the ink mass determination device. The control and evaluation device determines an optical deviation, and, based on the optical deviation and the values from the weighing devices, an amount of corrective ink that is to be fed to the printing press in order to approximate the actual optical values to optical reference values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignees: WINDMOELLER & HOELSCHER KG, X-RITE SWITZERLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Andreas Ihme, Frank Twiehaus, Martin Flaspoehler, Hendrik Tepe, Frank Dirksmeier
  • Patent number: 8870316
    Abstract: A system for measuring the viscosity of printing ink during a printing and ink correction process includes a printing press having an ink supply system, and an optical measuring device for measuring actual optical values of light that has interacted with at least parts of the printing picture. The printing press has an ink mass determination device to determine the weight of at least parts of the ink located in the ink supply system, and a control and evaluation device to receive measured values from the optical measuring device and from the ink mass determination device. The control and evaluation device determines an optical deviation, and, based on the optical deviation and the values from the weighing devices, an amount of corrective ink that is to be fed to the printing press in order to approximate the actual optical values to optical reference values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Windmoeller & Hoelscher KG
    Inventors: Andreas Ihme, Frank Twiehaus, Martin Flaspoehler, Hendrik Tepe, Frank Dirksmeier
  • Publication number: 20140182467
    Abstract: A System and method for measuring the viscosity of printing ink during the printing and ink correction process is presented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicants: X-Rite Europe AG, Windmoeller & Hoelscher KG
    Inventors: Andreas IHME, Frank Twiehaus, Martin Flaspoehler, Hendrik Tepe, Frank Dirksmeier
  • Publication number: 20140182466
    Abstract: A System and method for measuring the viscosity of printing ink during the printing and ink correction process is presented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicants: X-Rite Europe AG, Windmoeller & Hoelscher KG
    Inventors: Andreas IHME, Frank TWIEHAUS, Martin FLASPOEHLER, Hendrik TEPE, Frank DIRKSMEIER
  • Patent number: 8708439
    Abstract: A method of operating a printing press includes transferring ink from an inlet point to a printing substrate, and measuring actual optical values of light, in which the actual optical values are from light of selected wavelength ranges and in which the light has interacted with at least parts of the printed image. The method includes providing a control and evaluation device with measured values from an optical measuring device and with measured values from an ink mass determination device so as to determine an optical deviation of actual optical values from optical reference values, and determining an amount of corrective ink that is to be fed to the printing press in order to approximate the actual optical values to the optical reference values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignees: Windmoeller & Hoelscher KG, X-Rite Europe AG
    Inventors: Andreas Ihme, Frank Twiehaus, Martin Flaspoehler, Frank Dirksmeier, Hendrik Tepe
  • Patent number: 8347786
    Abstract: An ink chamber doctor blade for acting upon an ink transfer roll of a rotary press with a fluid, in particular with a printing ink, has an ink chamber, which is filled with ink during printing, and which extends in an axial direction of the ink transfer roll, and two doctor blades which are in physical contact with the ink transfer roll during printing and which extend in the axial direction of the ink transfer roll. At least one additional doctor blade can be inserted into the ink chamber doctor blade and can be fixed by holding devices inside the ink chamber. The holding device has at least one element, which is pretensioned by elastic force against at least one counter holder, and with which the additional doctor blade can be pressed against the counter holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Windmoeller & Hoelscher KG
    Inventors: Frank Hasselmann, Lutz Telljohann, Frank Dirksmeier, Klaus Gräler
  • Publication number: 20110043556
    Abstract: A System and method for measuring the viscosity of printing ink during the printing and ink correction process is presented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2008
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Inventors: Andreas Ihme, Frank Twiehaus, Martin Flaspoehler, Frank Dirksmeier, Hendrik Tepe
  • Publication number: 20110035040
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system and a method for controlling the composition of an ink mixture for at least one printing press, in which actual optical value of light are obtained, whereat the light has interacted at least with parts of the printing picture, which is generated by the printing press on the printing substrate using an ink mixture which is provided by an ink supply system and in which, due to the deviation of the actual optical value from optical reference values, a corrective ink mixture is created, which is added to the ink mixture which is provided by the ink supply system and which changes the ratio of the amounts of ink pigments therein, whereby first actual optical values are obtained inline, that is at running and just printed printing substrate, wherein these actual optical values are densitometrical values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2008
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Applicants: WINDMOLLER&HOLSCHER KG, X-RITE EUROPE AG
    Inventors: Andreas Ihme, Frank Twiehaus, Martin Flaspoehler, Frank Dirksmeier, Hendrik Tepe
  • Publication number: 20090266255
    Abstract: The invention relates to an ink chamber doctor blade (1) for acting upon an ink transfer roll (7) of a rotary press with a fluid, in particular with printing ink, which (1) has the following features: an ink chamber (2), which is filled with ink during printing, and which extends in an axial direction of the ink transfer roll (7), two doctor blades (3, 4), which are in physical contact with the ink transfer roll (7) during printing and which extend in the axial direction of the ink transfer roll (7). At least one additional doctor blade (13) can be inserted into the ink chamber doctor blade (1) and can be fixed by means of holding devices (9, 14) inside the ink chamber (2). The holding devices comprise at least one element (14), which is pretensioned by elastic force against at least one counter holder (9) and with which the additional doctor blade (13) can be pressed against the counter holder (9).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2006
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Inventors: Frank Hasselmann, Lutz Telljohann, Frank Dirksmeier, Klaus Graler