Patents by Inventor Glen Roger Caron

Glen Roger Caron 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: 10723120
    Abstract: An ink delivery system is provided. The ink delivery system includes at least one ink cartridge dispenser including an ink cartridge holder for holding an ink cartridge storing printing ink, at least one ink level sensor, a rotatable ink fountain roller and an ink fountain blade, forming a dispensed ink area receiving printing ink from the ink cartridge. The ink delivery system also includes a support supporting the at least one ink cartridge dispenser movably across a longitudinal axis of the ink fountain roller. The ink cartridge dispenser is movable along the support and fixable to the support manually. A method for supplying printing ink is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Goss International Americas, Inc.
    Inventors: Glen Roger Caron, Brian Joseph Gentle
  • Publication number: 20180257367
    Abstract: A printing press is provided which includes a printing unit for printing on a web. The printing unit includes a plate cylinder, a blanket cylinder, and an impression cylinder. The press further includes a web displacement bar movable between a first position in which the web displacement bar is spaced apart from a web passing between the blanket cylinder and the impression cylinder, and a second position in which the web displacement bar holds the web in contact with the impression cylinder and spaced apart from the blanket cylinder. A method of operating the press is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Glen Roger Caron, Brian Joseph Gentle
  • Patent number: 10071581
    Abstract: A printing press is provided which includes a printing unit for printing on a web. The printing unit includes a plate cylinder, a blanket cylinder, and an impression cylinder. The press further includes a web displacement bar movable between a first position in which the web displacement bar is spaced apart from a web passing between the blanket cylinder and the impression cylinder, and a second position in which the web displacement bar holds the web in contact with the impression cylinder and spaced apart from the blanket cylinder. A method of operating the press is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Goss International Americas, Inc.
    Inventors: Glen Roger Caron, Brian Joseph Gentle
  • Patent number: 10000053
    Abstract: A printing press is provided which includes a printing unit for printing on a web. The printing unit includes a plate cylinder, a blanket cylinder, and an impression cylinder. The press further includes a web displacement bar movable between a first position in which the web displacement bar is spaced apart from a web passing between the blanket cylinder and the impression cylinder, and a second position in which the web displacement bar holds the web in contact with the impression cylinder and spaced apart from the blanket cylinder. A method of operating the press is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Goss International Americas, Inc.
    Inventors: Glen Roger Caron, Brian Joseph Gentle
  • Publication number: 20180079198
    Abstract: A variable cutoff printing press includes a plate cylinder, a plate cylinder support removably supporting the plate cylinder, a blanket cylinder, a blanket cylinder support removably supporting the blanket, an impression cylinder and an impression cylinder support. An actuator for moving the blanket cylinder support accommodates different blanket cylinder sizes, the actuator further moving the impression cylinder support so that regardless of blanket cylinder size a gap exists between the blanket cylinder support and the impression cylinder support. An on impression actuator moves the impression cylinder support against the blanket cylinder support to set a desired print load. A method is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventor: Glen Roger Caron
  • Publication number: 20180029354
    Abstract: An ink delivery system is provided. The ink delivery system includes at least one ink cartridge dispenser including an ink cartridge holder for holding an ink cartridge storing printing ink, at least one ink level sensor, a rotatable ink fountain roller and an ink fountain blade, forming a dispensed ink area receiving printing ink from the ink cartridge. The ink delivery system also includes a support supporting the at least one ink cartridge dispenser movably across a longitudinal axis of the ink fountain roller. The ink cartridge dispenser is movable along the support and fixable to the support manually. A method for supplying printing ink is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: Glen Roger Caron, Brian Joseph Gentle
  • Publication number: 20170326872
    Abstract: A printing press is provided which includes a printing unit for printing on a web. The printing unit includes a plate cylinder, a blanket cylinder, and an impression cylinder. The press further includes a web displacement bar movable between a first position in which the web displacement bar is spaced apart from a web passing between the blanket cylinder and the impression cylinder, and a second position in which the web displacement bar holds the web in contact with the impression cylinder and spaced apart from the blanket cylinder. A method of operating the press is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: Glen Roger Caron, Brian Joseph Gentle
  • Publication number: 20150158286
    Abstract: A variable cutoff printing press includes a plate cylinder, a plate cylinder support removably supporting the plate cylinder, a blanket cylinder, a blanket cylinder support removably supporting the blanket, an impression cylinder and an impression cylinder support. An actuator for moving the blanket cylinder support accommodates different blanket cylinder sizes, the actuator further moving the impression cylinder support so that regardless of blanket cylinder size a gap exists between the blanket cylinder support and the impression cylinder support. An on impression actuator moves the impression cylinder support against the blanket cylinder support to set a desired print load. A method is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Inventor: Glen Roger Caron
  • Patent number: 8985017
    Abstract: A variable cutoff printing press includes a plate cylinder, a plate cylinder support removably supporting the plate cylinder, a blanket cylinder, a blanket cylinder support removably supporting the blanket, an impression cylinder and an impression cylinder support. An actuator for moving the blanket cylinder support accommodates different blanket cylinder sizes, the actuator further moving the impression cylinder support so that regardless of blanket cylinder size a gap exists between the blanket cylinder support and the impression cylinder support. An on impression actuator moves the impression cylinder support against the blanket cylinder support to set a desired print load. A method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Goss International Americas, Inc.
    Inventor: Glen Roger Caron
  • Publication number: 20140190363
    Abstract: A method for phase adjusting a plurality of printing units in a variable format printing press is provided which includes for each of the plurality of printing units (P1 to Pn), determine an angular position (MBPosx) of a motor shaft of the motor driving the blanket cylinder of the printing unit when a plate edge of a plate mounted on the plate cylinder of the printing unit is in a nip formed between the plate cylinder and blanket cylinder of the printing unit, and for each of the printing units P2 to Pn, phase adjusting MBPosx relative to MBPos1 so that when edge E1 reaches a nip between the blanket cylinder and impression cylinder of printing unit Px, edge Ex is printed on the web.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: GOSS INTERNATIONAL AMERICAS, INC.
    Inventors: Glen Roger Caron, Brian Joseph Gentle
  • Publication number: 20140102324
    Abstract: A variable cutoff printing press is provided. The variable cutoff printing press includes a plate cylinder, a plate cylinder support removably supporting the plate cylinder, a blanket cylinder, a blanket cylinder support removably supporting the blanket, an impression cylinder, an impression cylinder support and a first actuator for moving the blanket cylinder support toward and away from the plate cylinder support to accommodate different blanket cylinder sizes. The first actuator further moves the impression cylinder support with respect to the plate cylinder support. The variable cutoff printing press also includes a second actuator acting on the impression cylinder support to ensure that the impression cylinder support is moved with the blanket cylinder support by the first actuator and a third actuator for moving the impression cylinder support against the blanket cylinder support to set a desired print load.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: Goss International Americas, Inc.
    Inventor: Glen Roger Caron
  • Publication number: 20140102325
    Abstract: A variable cutoff printing press includes a plate cylinder, a plate cylinder support removably supporting the plate cylinder, a blanket cylinder, a blanket cylinder support removably supporting the blanket, an impression cylinder and an impression cylinder support. An actuator for moving the blanket cylinder support accommodates different blanket cylinder sizes, the actuator further moving the impression cylinder support so that regardless of blanket cylinder size a gap exists between the blanket cylinder support and the impression cylinder support. An on impression actuator moves the impression cylinder support against the blanket cylinder support to set a desired print load. A method is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: Goss International Americas, Inc.
    Inventor: Glen Roger Caron
  • Patent number: 8631928
    Abstract: A sheet material conveyor includes a pocket conveyor with at least one moving pocket for collecting printed sheet material, the pocket conveyor having a release area for releasing the printing sheet material in the pocket. The sheet material conveyor also includes an air supply device providing air to the pocket at the release area. A pocket with air supply holes and a method for releasing printed sheet material using pressurized air is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Goss International Americas, Inc.
    Inventors: Glen Roger Caron, Glenn Alan Guaraldi, Richard Craig Meyer
  • Patent number: 8602406
    Abstract: A signature transport device is provided. The signature transport device includes a first conveyor moving a stream of folded signatures in a first direction, a rotary arm having a gripper, the gripper gripping a folded signature from the stream by a fold, the rotary arm moving the folded signature in a second direction, a toothed drum engaging a portion of the folded signature, the rotary arm rotating past the toothed drum to open the folded signature and a second conveyor receiving the opened signature from the gripper as the rotary arm continues to rotate. A method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Goss International Americas, Inc.
    Inventor: Glen Roger Caron
  • Publication number: 20120119429
    Abstract: A signature transport device is provided. The signature transport device includes a first conveyor moving a stream of folded signatures in a first direction, a rotary arm having a gripper, the gripper gripping a folded signature from the stream by a fold, the rotary arm moving the folded signature in a second direction, a toothed drum engaging a portion of the folded signature, the rotary arm rotating past the toothed drum to open the folded signature and a second conveyor receiving the opened signature from the gripper as the rotary arm continues to rotate. A method is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: Goss International Americas, Inc.
    Inventor: Glen Roger Caron
  • Patent number: 7931260
    Abstract: A storage vessel for holding between shaves a wet razor with its head and cutting blade submerged in a liquid and its handle held out of the liquid and dry. The vessel liquid is comprised of a mixture of hydrophobic and hygroscopic materials and of anti-viral and anti-bacterial materials, effective to reduce cutting blade oxidation due to exposure to water and air during nonuse storage and to maintain the blade sharp and sanitary for shaving comfort. These materials specifically might be mineral oil and calcium chloride (CaCl2), and nano-gold or nano-silver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Goss International Americas, Inc.
    Inventors: James Aurthur Pangle, Glen Roger Caron, Gary Cooper
  • Patent number: 7931261
    Abstract: A signature hopper is provided comprising a first drum having a first gripper for a lead edge of a folded signature, a second drum having a second gripper for an open edge of the folded signature, the second gripper having a gripper finger with an end curled in a direction of rotation of the second drum, a dipper blade for pushing the open edge from the first drum toward the second drum so as to contact the gripper finger and a stationary signature guide spaced with respect to the first drum, the signature contacting the signature guide as the first drum rotates the signature past the signature guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Goss International Americas, Inc.
    Inventors: James Aurthur Pangle, Glen Roger Caron, Gary Cooper
  • Publication number: 20110072951
    Abstract: A scoring device for scoring a substrate is provided that includes a receiving drum including an outer surface and a receiving groove formed in the outer surface and a scoring drum that includes a scoring rib and a compressible contacting surface contacting the outer surface of the receiving drum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2010
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Applicant: GOSS INTERNATIONAL AMERICAS, INC.
    Inventor: Glen Roger Caron
  • Patent number: 7900903
    Abstract: A hopper is provided including a hopper sidewall and a hopper shoe, the hopper shoe secured to the sidewall, the hopper being pivotable with respect to the hopper shoe when the hopper is secured to a hopper base. A hopper also is provided including a hopper sidewall, a hopper shoe and a spring-loaded clamp for securing the hopper shoe to the hopper sidewall, the spring-loaded clamp including a bolt for securing the spring-loaded clamp to a hopper base. A method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Goss International Americas, Inc.
    Inventor: Glen Roger Caron
  • Patent number: 7699301
    Abstract: A printed product processing device with an inhibit function for a movable component includes a rotating cam, a cam follower actuating the movable component, a cam follower lever supporting the cam follower, and an actuatable latch lever having a roller for rolling on the cam follower. Also provided is a printed product processing device with an inhibit function for a movable component including a rotating cam, a cam follower actuating the movable component, a cam follower lever supporting the cam follower and an actuatable latch lever, the latch lever having an a latch lever pivot point located within an arc path of the cam follower lever. A method for inhibiting a cam follower from following a cam is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Goss International Americas, Inc
    Inventor: Glen Roger Caron