Patents by Inventor John James Sposato, Jr.

John James Sposato, Jr. 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: 10173336
    Abstract: A cutting cylinder pair for cutting a substrate in a folder of a printing press is provided which includes a cutting cylinder, the cutting cylinder including a knife and a binding pin adjacent the knife in a circumferential direction of the cutting cylinder; and an anvil cylinder, the anvil cylinder including a cutting rubber, the cutting rubber engaging the knife and the binding pin as the cutting cylinder and anvil cylinder rotate, the binding pin positioned on the cutting cylinder to impart a dimple to a substrate passing between the cutting cylinder and anvil cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Goss International Americas, Inc.
    Inventors: John James Sposato, Jr., Jeffery S. Upchurch, Jared David Kinson
  • Patent number: 9878871
    Abstract: A folding device is provided for folding a sheet comprises a jaw cylinder, a folding cylinder, a paper guide, and an actuator. The jaw cylinder has a jaw, and the folding cylinder has a hold down element and a folding blade. The folding blade is movable between an extended position and a retracted position. The folding blade is in the extended positron to transfer one or more sheets to the jaw cylinder during a fold off operation, and the folding blade is in the retracted position during a collect operation. The paper guide is positioned between the folding cylinder and the jaw cylinder. The paper guide includes a static guide element and a reciprocating guide element connected to the static guide element, the reciprocating guide element movable between a retracted position and an extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Goss International Americas, Inc.
    Inventors: David Clarke Pollock, John James Sposato, Jr., Gerald Roger Douillard
  • Patent number: 9434083
    Abstract: A double cut folder is provided for a printing press. The folder has a first cutting cylinder pair including a first knife cylinder and a first anvil cylinder for perforating a web, and a second cutting cylinder pair including a second knife cylinder and a second anvil cylinder for cutting the web into signatures. Each cutting cylinder pair includes a plurality of knife mounting locations and a plurality of cutting rubber locations. Each knife mounting location is configured to hold a knife box. A first subset of the plurality of knife mounting locations each have a knife box secured therein, and a second subset of the plurality of knife mounting locations do not have a knife box secured therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Goss International Americas, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald Roger Douillard, John James Sposato, Jr., David Clarke Pollock, Dieter Theodor Ebert
  • Patent number: 9346645
    Abstract: An apparatus for driving a pair of nip rollers at a rotational velocity that varies within each revolution is provided. A first nip roller and a second nip roller form a nip therebetween for moving a sheet or signature. A drive configured and arranged to drive a drive shaft at a constant rotational speed. A pair of variable rotational speed couplings each have an input coupled to the drive, and an output connected to a respective one of the first and second nip rollers. Each coupling rotates its respective nip roller at a rotational speed that varies within each revolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Goss International Americas, Inc.
    Inventors: Jared David Kinson, Dieter Theodor Ebert, John James Sposato, Jr., Joseph Adrian St. Ours
  • Publication number: 20150114241
    Abstract: An apparatus for driving a pair of nip rollers at a rotational velocity that varies within each revolution is provided. A first nip roller and a second nip roller form a nip therebetween for moving a sheet or signature. A drive configured and arranged to drive a drive shaft at a constant rotational speed. A pair of variable rotational speed couplings each have an input coupled to the drive, and an output connected to a respective one of the first and second nip rollers. Each coupling rotates its respective nip roller at a rotational speed that varies within each revolution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: Goss International Americas Inc.
    Inventors: Jared David KINSON, Dieter Theodor Ebert, John James Sposato, JR., Joseph Adrian St. Ours
  • Publication number: 20140187404
    Abstract: A folding device is provided for folding n sheet comprises a jaw cylinder, a folding cylinder, a paper guide, and an actuator. The jaw cylinder has a jaw, and the folding cylinder has a hold down element and a folding blade. The folding blade is movable between an extended position and a retracted position. The folding blade is in the extended positron to transfer one or more sheets to the jaw cylinder during a fold off operation, and the folding blade is in the retracted position during a collect operation. The paper guide is positioned between the folding cylinder and the jaw cylinder. The paper guide includes a static guide element and a reciprocating guide element connected to the static guide element, the reciprocating guide element movable between a retracted position and an extended position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: Goss International Americas, Inc.
    Inventors: David Clark Pollock, John James Sposato, JR., Gerald Roger Douillard
  • Publication number: 20140097569
    Abstract: A cutting cylinder pair for cutting a substrate in a folder of a printing press is provided which includes a cutting cylinder, the cutting cylinder including a knife and a binding pin adjacent the knife in a circumferential direction of the cutting cylinder; and an anvil cylinder, the anvil cylinder including a cutting rubber, the cutting rubber engaging the knife and the binding pin as the cutting cylinder and anvil cylinder rotate, the binding pin positioned on the cutting cylinder to impart a dimple to a substrate passing between the cutting cylinder and anvil cylinder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: Goss International Americas Inc.
    Inventors: John James Sposato, JR., Jeffery S. Upchurch, Jared David Kinson
  • Patent number: 6851362
    Abstract: A printing cylinder for a web printing press includes an extensible cylindrical sleeve configured for carrying an image to be printed. An extension device is provided for applying a force to the sleeve so as to stretch at least a portion of the sleeve and axially move the image. A method of web fanout compensation is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2005
    Assignee: Goss International Americas, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Waldo Brown, Charles Henry Dufour, Charles Reif Hammond, John Sheridan Richards, John James Sposato, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6443065
    Abstract: A plate cylinder comprising a cylinder body having at least one external slot extending axially with respect to the cylinder body, and at least one register pin slidable by an external registration device within the slot. Also provided is an external registration device comprising a base for attaching to a periphery of a plate cylinder, and a pin pusher interacting with a register pin in a slot of the plate cylinder, the pin pusher being axially movable relative to the base. A method is provided for registering plates on a plate cylinder comprising the steps of placing an external registration device on a plate cylinder having at least one register pin, and moving the register pin axially with the external registration device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2002
    Assignee: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventors: William Albert Charette, John James Sposato, Jr., Lev Zlatin, Charles Henry Dufour