Patents by Inventor Johannes Schaede

Johannes Schaede 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: 20200238744
    Abstract: There is described a printed security element (10; 10*; 10**) comprising a rainbow feature (15; 15*; 15**) exhibiting, at least in part, a gradual transition from a first colour (C1) to a second colour (C2) distinct from the first colour (C1), wherein the rainbow feature (15; 15*; 15**) extends over a colour-gradient area (A) of the printed security element (10; 10*; 10**) where first and second printed patterns (P1, P2) are partly superimposed or juxtaposed, each of the first and second printed patterns (P1, P2) comprising a first, respectively second set of linear or curvilinear elements (20, 30; 20*, 30*), the first and second printed patterns (P1, P2) being printed in register one with the other by means of two distinct printing plates (PP1, PP2) so that the first and second sets of linear or curvilinear elements (20, 30; 20*, 30*) are partly superimposed or juxtaposed in the colour-gradient area (A) and thereby generate the rainbow feature (15; 15*; 15**), the first printed pattern (P1) exhibiting the fi
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Hervé GUILLEREY, Johannes SCHAEDE, Hervé TARDY
  • Patent number: 10696042
    Abstract: An inking system for inking an intaglio printing cylinder of an intaglio printing press is designed to perform a selective transfer of ink to one or more intaglio printing mediums by way of a selective inking cylinder provided in at least one device. The selective inking cylinder carries a selective inking plate that receives ink supplied by an associated inking unit. The selective inking plate comprises a coating that is selectively structured to exhibit ink-repellent portions and perform selective transfer of ink at locations corresponding to engraved areas of the one or more intaglio printing mediums that are to be inked with the ink supplied by the associated inking unit. The selective transfer of ink is performed indirectly from the selective inking cylinder to the one or more intaglio printing mediums via an ink collecting cylinder and/or via a chablon cylinder carrying a chablon plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: KBA-NOTASYS SA
    Inventors: Daniel Chassot, Alain Würsch, Ana Dimitrijevic, Johannes Schaede
  • Publication number: 20200114642
    Abstract: There are described various embodiments of an inking system for inking an intaglio printing cylinder (8) of an intaglio printing press (1I; 1II; 1III ; 1IV; 1V), which intaglio printing cylinder carries one or more intaglio printing mediums (8a, 8b, 8c) that are inked by means of a plurality of inking devices (95; 95*; 95**; 905; 905*). The inking system is designed to perform a selective transfer of ink to the one or more intaglio printing mediums by means of a selective inking cylinder (98; 98*; 98**) provided in at least one of the inking devices, preferably in each of the inking devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel CHASSOT, Alain WÜRSCH, Ana DIMITRIJEVIC, Johannes SCHAEDE
  • Publication number: 20200001591
    Abstract: There is described a sheet-fed printing press (1000; 1000*) comprising at least two printing units (200; 200.1, 200.2; 200.1 *, 200.2*) located one after the other, each printing unit (200; 200.1, 200.2; 200.1 *, 200.2*) being adapted to carry out simultaneous recto-verso printing of the sheets (S) and including two printing cylinders (105, 106) cooperating with one another and forming a printing nip, the two printing cylinders (105, 106) each collecting ink patterns from at least two associated plate cylinders (15A, 15B, 16A, 16B) wherein the two printing cylinders (105, 106) are located one above the other such that the sheets (S) travel laterally through each printing unit (200; 200.1, 200.2; 200.1 *, 200.2*) from a first lateral side (201 a; 201 a*) located upstream of the printing nip to a second lateral side (201 b; 201 b*) located downstream of the printing nip, wherein a number of at least two sheet transfer elements (110, 120, 95) is provided downstream of the printing nip of a first one (200.1; 200.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventor: Johannes SCHAEDE
  • Patent number: 9533486
    Abstract: A printing press for security printing has an Orloff offset printing unit comprising a plurality of stencil cylinders which can be inked, in each case, by an associated inking unit, an ink-collecting cylinder which interacts with the plurality of stencil cylinders, an Orloff plate cylinder which interacts with the ink-collecting cylinder, a transfer cylinder which interacts with the Orloff plate cylinder, and an impression cylinder which forms a printing point with the transfer cylinder. At least the transfer cylinder which interacts with the Orloff plate cylinder in the thrown-on position is included by a first printing unit section and is mounted in or on a first part frame. The ink-collecting cylinder is included by a second printing unit section and is mounted in or on a second part frame which is different from the first part frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer AG
    Inventors: Patrick Kress, Johannes Schaede, Volkmar Schwitzky
  • Publication number: 20160221325
    Abstract: A printing press for security printing has an Orloff offset printing unit comprising a plurality of stencil cylinders which can be inked, in each case, by an associated inking unit, an ink-collecting cylinder which interacts with the plurality of stencil cylinders, an Orloff plate cylinder which interacts with the ink-collecting cylinder, a transfer cylinder which interacts with the Orloff plate cylinder, and an impression cylinder which forms a printing point with the transfer cylinder. At least the transfer cylinder which interacts with the Orloff plate cylinder in the thrown-on position is included by a first printing unit section and is mounted in or on a first part frame. The ink-collecting cylinder is included by a second printing unit section and is mounted in or on a second part frame which is different from the first part frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Inventors: Patrick KRESS, Johannes SCHAEDE, Volkmar SCHWITZKY
  • Patent number: 8781204
    Abstract: There is described a method for checking the authenticity of security documents, in particular banknotes, wherein authentic security documents comprise security features printed, applied or otherwise provided on the security documents, which security features comprise characteristic visual features intrinsic to the processes used for producing the security documents. The method comprises the steps of (i) acquiring a sample image of at least one region of interest of the surface of a candidate document to be authenticated, which region of interest encompasses at least part of the security features, (ii) digitally processing the sample image by performing a decomposition of the sample image into at least one scale sub-space containing high resolution details of the sample image and extracting classifying features from the scale sub-space, and (iii) deriving an authenticity rating of the candidate document based on the extracted classifying features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: KBA-Notasys SA
    Inventors: Volker Lohweg, Eugen Gillich, Johannes Schaede
  • Publication number: 20100195894
    Abstract: There is described a method for checking the authenticity of security documents, in particular banknotes, wherein authentic security documents comprise security features printed, applied or otherwise provided on the security documents, which security features comprise characteristic visual features intrinsic to the processes used for producing the security documents. The method comprises the steps of (i) acquiring a sample image of at least one region of interest of the surface of a candidate document to be authenticated, which region of interest encompasses at least part of the security features, (ii) digitally processing the sample image by performing a decomposition of the sample image into at least one scale sub-space containing high resolution details of the sample image and extracting classifying features from the scale sub-space, and (iii) deriving an authenticity rating of the candidate document based on the extracted classifying features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2008
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Applicant: KBA-GIORI S.A.
    Inventors: Volker Lohweg, Eugen Gillich, Johannes Schaede
  • Publication number: 20080271620
    Abstract: There is described a web-fed or sheet-fed printing machine for security papers, in particular banknotes, comprising a machine frame in which is located a main printing group, the printing machine further comprising an additional printing group, independent of the main printing group, placed upstream of the main printing group with respect to a direction of displacement of the web or sheets for performing additional printing of the security papers prior to printing by said main printing group. The additional printing group comprises an inking module containing at least one inking device, and a printing module comprising a cylinder arrangement including a plurality of cylinders, the printing module being interposed between the inking module and the machine frame of the printing machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2006
    Publication date: November 6, 2008
    Applicant: KBA-GIORI S.A.
    Inventors: Gunther Hoier, Volkmar Schwitzky, Johannes Schaede
  • Publication number: 20070285664
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for controlling material comprising a sensor device and a lighting device, whereby the material which is to be controlled is guided on a transparent drum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2007
    Publication date: December 13, 2007
    Applicant: KBA-GIORI S.A., Rue de la Paix
    Inventor: Johannes Schaede
  • Publication number: 20070274567
    Abstract: The machine comprises at least a first sheet inspection unit with an inspection cylinder for transporting a printed sheet during inspection, an illumination means and a camera connected to an analysing device, an input transfer cylinder to bring the printed sheet to the at least one inspection unit and an output transfer cylinder to take away the printed sheet from the at least one inspection unit. The inspection unit and the transfer cylinders are arranged in such a manner that the output transfer cylinder takes away the inspected printed sheet only once the inspection is completed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2005
    Publication date: November 29, 2007
    Inventor: Johannes Schaede
  • Publication number: 20070222206
    Abstract: There is described a printing machine for printing sheets, in particular sheets for the production of securities, banknotes, passports, ID cards and other valuable documents, comprising at least a sheet feeder, a printing unit, a delivery unit with delivery piles for the printed sheets and a sheet transport system for transporting the printed sheets along a transporting path from the printing unit to the delivery piles. The printing machine further comprises a laser perforating unit with at least one laser head disposed along the transporting path of the sheet transport system for perforating the printed sheets, and a first aspiration unit to maintain the printed sheets against an aspiration surface during perforation by said laser perforating unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2005
    Publication date: September 27, 2007
    Inventors: Johannes Schaede, Johann Eitel
  • Publication number: 20070193462
    Abstract: The machine comprises at least a printing cylinder (4), an inking cylinder (5) and a chain gripper transporting system (2,3) with grippers (17). The printing cylinder (4) comprises at least one transversal pit (7) for receiving said chain gripper system (3) such that the inking cylinder (5) inks the planar object (1) while said object (1) is held by said chain gripper system (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2005
    Publication date: August 23, 2007
    Inventor: Johannes Schaede
  • Publication number: 20070181016
    Abstract: The machine comprises at least a transfer cylinder, an impression cylinder, a plate cylinder, a collector cylinder, and a delivery cylinder, each said impression cylinder, plate cylinder and collector cylinder comprising pits with, respectively, gripping means, clamping means and holding means for holding, respectively, at least one sheet, at least one plate and at least one blanket. The number of pits per cylinder and the relative position of said cylinders are such that the pits of the impression cylinder, plate cylinder and collector cylinder pass each other at the same moment during operation of the printing machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2005
    Publication date: August 9, 2007
    Applicant: KBA-GIORI S.A.
    Inventor: Johannes Schaede
  • Publication number: 20060283542
    Abstract: The machine comprises a substrate feeder (1,3,10,11), a laminate feeder (14,15,16) and application means (12,18) for applying said laminate to said substrates. It further comprises cutting means (17,22,23,24) for cutting said laminate (13) between successive substrates (2) during application of said laminate (13) on said substrates (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2004
    Publication date: December 21, 2006
    Inventor: Johannes Schaede
  • Publication number: 20060278110
    Abstract: A doctor blade device (01) for cleaning a surface has a doctor blade (03) and a tub (09) for receiving the material stripped from the surface by the doctor blade. The doctor blade is movable between a position in which it projects out of an opening (13) of the tub and a position in which it is submerged in the tub. A closure element (07) closes the opening in the submerged position of the doctor blade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2004
    Publication date: December 14, 2006
    Inventors: Claus-Dieter Barrois, Thomas Hendle, Johannes Schaede
  • Publication number: 20060249040
    Abstract: The invention concerns an installation comprising means controlling printing quality supplied by a printed sheet feeding device. Downstream, printing means print serial numbers and/or affix other elements. The quality of the number printing is controlled by a control device. A transfer device transports the sheets to a stock of three stacks one of which collects the defective sheets. A marking device affix a mark on the sheets considered unsuitable during the quality control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2006
    Publication date: November 9, 2006
    Inventors: Fausto Giori, Johannes Schaede
  • Publication number: 20060243146
    Abstract: The blanket cylinder for an intaglio printing machine comprising a plate cylinder carrying printing plates with engravings corresponding to a specific intaglio structure to be printed on a substrate, and cooperating with an impression cylinder, the blanket cylinder having at least one blanket on which the ink in the different colours is deposited by selector cylinders, each selector cylinder having reliefs with contours corresponding to the area of the intaglio structure to be inked with said colour, the at least one blanket (9) being made of several successive layers (30,31,32) each with different properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2004
    Publication date: November 2, 2006
    Inventor: Johannes Schaede
  • Publication number: 20060231537
    Abstract: The machine has at least a cutting tool (12), a transfer system (7,8) holding said substrate (1) and driving said substrate (1) along a determined direction. The cutting tool (12) comprises a laser beam (13) that can be moved in two perpendicular directions and evacuation means (11,15) to evacuate a cut part of said substrate (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2004
    Publication date: October 19, 2006
    Inventor: Johannes Schaede
  • Publication number: 20060213384
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for checking the quality of articles to be checked, comprising a first inspection device which detects image data of a surface on the front side of the article to be checked and an evaluation device which evaluates the quality of the article to be checked based on the detection result of the inspection device. A second inspection device is provided for detecting a rear side of the articles to be checked and a third inspection device is provided for illuminating the articles to be checked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2004
    Publication date: September 28, 2006
    Applicant: KBA-GIORI S.A.
    Inventors: Gerald Reinhard, Volkmar Schwitzky, Manfred Stohr, Johannes Schaede