Patents by Inventor Frank Schumann

Frank Schumann 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: 20200223230
    Abstract: A method for determining print defects in a printing operation carried out on an inkjet printing machine for processing a print job includes using a camera system to record and digitize printed products generated during the printing operation, feeding the camera image having been thus generated to a detection algorithm on the computer, alerting a machine control unit when print defects are found, and ejecting the printed product through a waste ejector if necessary. The detection algorithm separates color separations of the camera images, detects the print defects in the color separations, links images of the individual color separations to form a candidate image, filters the candidate image, enters the remaining detected print defects into a list, and forwards the list to the machine control unit of the printing machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: JAN KRIEGER, FRANK SCHUMANN
  • 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: 20200169641
    Abstract: A method for inspecting images on printed products in a machine for processing printing substrates includes recording and digitizing the produced printed products by using at least one image sensor in an image recording system, comparing the recorded digital printed images having been created in this way with a digital reference image by using the computer, digitally eliminating distortion in the recorded digital printed images beforehand by using the computer and, if the recorded digital distortion-free printed images deviate from the digital reference image, removing printed products having been found to have a defect. For the purpose of digitally eliminating the distortions, the computer divides the print and reference images into respective image parts and adapts the printed image parts pixel by pixel in terms of their positions in the printed image to minimize the difference between the printed image parts and the respective reference image parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventor: FRANK SCHUMANN
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10623605
    Abstract: A method for image inspection of printed products in a printing material processing machine includes using an image sensor to capture and digitize printed products during image inspection by an image capture system, using a computer to carry out a comparison of captured digital printed images with a digital reference image, examining a result of the comparison for image regions with blurry regions in the captured digital printed image, calculating suitable smoothing factors for the blurry image regions, and then carry out smoothing of the digital reference image with the calculated, suitable smoothing factors for the blurry image regions, causing the digital reference image to have a blurriness comparable to the captured digital printed image in the image regions. Printed products detected as faulty are removed upon an occurrence of deviations of the captured digital printed image from the digital reference image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventors: Immanuel Fergen, Frank Schumann
  • 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: 20190291409
    Abstract: A method for image inspection on printed products in a printing material processing machine. Printed products are recorded and digitizing and the recorded images are compared with a digital reference image to find image areas with distorted regions. Suitable rectification factors are calculated and the digital reference image is rectified with suitable rectification factors for the distorted image areas. The modified digital reference image is then compared to images recorded during the production run. If deviations are found, the printed products are found defective and removed. The computer also identifies image areas in the reference image that do not have enough edges for calculating suitable rectification factors and inserts anchors into the image areas. The anchors are printed, recorded and digitized, as they become part of the recorded digital printed image. In that case, the computer calculates the local rectification factors by way of the anchors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: IMMANUEL FERGEN, FRANK SCHUMANN
  • Publication number: 20190250390
    Abstract: A microscope includes illumination optics for fluorescence excitation of point light sources of a sample, detection optics and a camera having a sensor. A density of the point light sources is kept low so as to minimize a crossover of point light sources that are behind or close to one another in each image captured by the camera. A means for subdividing a detection aperture into individual sub-apertures is provided in a beam path of the detection optics such that images generated by the individual sub-apertures on the sensor of the camera depict an object volume from different spatial directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Florian Fahrbach, Frank Sieckmann, Christian Schumann, Oliver Schlicker
  • Publication number: 20190246005
    Abstract: A method for image inspection of printed products in a printing material processing machine includes using an image sensor to capture and digitize printed products during image inspection by an image capture system, using a computer to carry out a comparison of captured digital printed images with a digital reference image, examining a result of the comparison for image regions with blurry regions in the captured digital printed image, calculating suitable smoothing factors for the blurry image regions, and then carry out smoothing of the digital reference image with the calculated, suitable smoothing factors for the blurry image regions, causing the digital reference image to have a blurriness comparable to the captured digital printed image in the image regions. Printed products detected as faulty are removed upon an occurrence of deviations of the captured digital printed image from the digital reference image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: IMMANUEL FERGEN, FRANK SCHUMANN
  • 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: 20190218436
    Abstract: Thermally vulcanisable, meltable adhesives and processes have a meltable polybutadiene-polyurethane, ground sulphur and optionally at least one vulcanisation accelerator, at least one filling material, at least one epoxide resin, at least one tackifier resin, bitumen, at least one softener and further auxiliary and additive materials, wherein said adhesives and processes can be thermally vulcanised within a temperature range of 130° C. to 230° C., such that same, as well as an adhesive strip produced from same, can be used for adhesion and/or sealing in the automotive industry, as well as in structural work on oiled sheet metal, and in the painting line on e-coated or otherwise painted sheet metal, for example, for crimp fold adhesion, for crimp fold sealing, for seam sealing, for lining adhesion, for hole closure and much more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: TESA SE
    Inventors: Sebastian DIETZE, Kim ELSENBACH, Frank HANNEMANN, Björn ZEYSING, Uwe SCHÜMANN, Matthias SEIBERT, Katja MEYER, Bernd DIETZ, Jasmin FLUCKE, Amy KAUS
  • 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
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20180250927
    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 10, 2016
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventors: Christian ZIEGENBALG, Uwe BECKER, Ulrich KÖHLER, Frank SCHUMANN, Carsten REINSCH, Michael KOCH
  • Publication number: 20180244038
    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: August 10, 2016
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Christian ZIEGENBALG, Uwe BECKER, Ulrich KÖHLER, Frank SCHUMANN, Carsten REINSCH, Michael KOCH
  • Patent number: 10046932
    Abstract: A turning device in a sheet-processing machine includes a sheet-guiding drum. The sheet-guiding drum has at least one gripper system for securing a front edge of a sheet. The sheet-guiding drum also has at least three casing segments cooperating in the circumferential direction and engaging with one another during format adjustment. A method for the format adjustment of a sheet-guiding drum is also disclosed. The object of the invention is to further improve the sheet guiding on format-adjustable sheet-guiding drums in sheet-processing machines. This is achieved in that a middle casing segment in the circumferential direction has a drive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer AG
    Inventors: Frank Schumann, Michael Koch, Christian Ziegenbalg, Uwe Becker, Jorg Seefeld, Gunter Peter, Arndt Jentzsch