Patents by Inventor Martin Palme

Martin Palme 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: 11975527
    Abstract: In some examples, a screen printing unit includes a screen printing forme cylinder, an impression cylinder, and a frame including two frame side walls. The screen printing unit further includes first and second base modules, each comprising two stationary base side walls that each have a one-piece design. Each base module includes four installation areas for rotational transport bodies whose positions coincide in the base modules, and the respective first and second installation areas of each base module form a respective selection group of the base module. An impression cylinder cooperating with the screen printing forme cylinder is in one of the installation areas of the selection group of the first base module, and a respective rotational transport body is arranged in each of the four installation areas of the base modules. A functionally different rotational transport body is arranged in an installation area of the first base module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: KOENIG & BAUER AG
    Inventors: Michael Müller, Martin Palme, Emmanuel Thony
  • Patent number: 11926142
    Abstract: In some examples, a screen printing unit includes a screen printing forme cylinder, an impression cylinder, and at least one further rotational transport body. A fixing element of the impression cylinder includes inner and outer contact surfaces for clamping sheets. The inner contact surface has a base radius as a distance from an axis of rotation of the impression cylinder. A cylinder barrel of the impression cylinder has a supporting surface for sheets that includes an impression portion having a constant barrel radius, which extends over at least 170° about the axis of rotation of the impression cylinder and the barrel radius is larger than the base radius. A fixing element of the further rotational transport body includes an inner and an outer contact surface for clamping sheets. The inner contact surface includes the base radius as a distance from an axis of rotation of the further rotational transport body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: KOENIG & BAUER AG
    Inventors: Michael Müller, Martin Palme
  • Patent number: 11904487
    Abstract: In some examples, a pile cutting device includes a first pile positioning unit, a cutting unit for cutting at least one sheet pile, and a bearing device including a first pile bearing surface. The first pile positioning unit includes an upper rotary plunger that can be pivoted about a pivot axis and moved with respect to a vertical direction, and also includes a first horizontal drive for moving a sheet pile in and/or counter to a horizontal direction. The first pile positioning unit further includes two upper pressing elements that differ from the upper rotary plunger, and that are movable with respect to the vertical direction. A first one of the upper pressing elements is movable in and/or counter to the horizontal direction by the first horizontal drive. A second one of the upper pressing elements is movable in and/or counter to the horizontal direction by a second horizontal drive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: KOENIG & BAUER AG
    Inventors: Jann Neumann, Martin Palme, Jens Sauer
  • Publication number: 20230391067
    Abstract: In some examples, a sheet-fed printing unit is configured as a screen printing unit and includes at least one screen printing forme cylinder and at least one impression cylinder cooperating therewith. A cylinder barrel of the impression cylinder includes a supporting surface for sheets, and which includes at least one impression portion having a constant barrel radius that extends over an angle of at least 170 degrees about the axis of rotation of the impression cylinder. The screen printing forme cylinder has an effective screen radius that is smaller than a barrel radius of the impression cylinder, and the effective screen radius is larger than half the barrel radius.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2022
    Publication date: December 7, 2023
    Inventors: Michael MÜLLER, Martin PALME
  • Publication number: 20230391066
    Abstract: In some examples, a screen printing unit includes a screen printing forme cylinder, an impression cylinder, and a frame including two frame side walls. The screen printing unit further includes first and second base modules, each comprising two stationary base side walls that each have a one-piece design. Each base module includes four installation areas for rotational transport bodies whose positions coincide in the base modules, and the respective first and second installation areas of each base module form a respective selection group of the base module. An impression cylinder cooperating with the screen printing forme cylinder is in one of the installation areas of the selection group of the first base module, and a respective rotational transport body is arranged in each of the four installation areas of the base modules. A functionally different rotational transport body is arranged in an installation area of the first base module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2022
    Publication date: December 7, 2023
    Inventors: Michael MÜLLER, Martin PALME, Emmanuel THONY
  • Patent number: 11772374
    Abstract: There is described a printing press adapted to carry out printing on a sheet-like or web-like substrate, in particular for the production of security documents such as banknotes, comprising a substrate feeding device for feeding the substrate to be treated, at least a printing unit designed to print a first side and/or a second side of the substrate and a delivery unit for receiving the treated substrate. The printing press in the conveying path for the substrate between the feeding device and the delivery unit further comprises an in-line casting device adapted to apply a layer of material acting as an optical medium on a portion of the second side of the substrate and to replicate and form a micro-optical structure in the layer of material acting as optical medium, wherein the printing unit comprises a first printing group comprising a printing cylinder and being adapted to print at least one printed pattern on the first or second side of the substrate in register with the micro-optical structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: KBA-NOTASYS SA
    Inventors: Robert Stierman, Ana Dimitrijevic, Martin Palme, Thomas Kersten, Aurélie Berthon
  • Publication number: 20230286259
    Abstract: In some examples, a screen printing unit includes a screen printing forme cylinder, an impression cylinder, and at least one further rotational transport body. A fixing element of the impression cylinder includes inner and outer contact surfaces for clamping sheets. The inner contact surface has a base radius as a distance from an axis of rotation of the impression cylinder. A cylinder barrel of the impression cylinder has a supporting surface for sheets that includes an impression portion having a constant barrel radius, which extends over at least 170° about the axis of rotation of the impression cylinder and the barrel radius is larger than the base radius. A fixing element of the further rotational transport body includes an inner and an outer contact surface for clamping sheets. The inner contact surface includes the base radius as a distance from an axis of rotation of the further rotational transport body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2022
    Publication date: September 14, 2023
    Inventors: Michael MÜLLER, Martin PALME
  • Publication number: 20230191640
    Abstract: In some examples, a pile cutting device includes a first pile positioning unit, a cutting unit for cutting at least one sheet pile, and a bearing device including a first pile bearing surface. The first pile positioning unit includes an upper rotary plunger that can be pivoted about a pivot axis and moved with respect to a vertical direction, and also includes a first horizontal drive for moving a sheet pile in and/or counter to a horizontal direction. The first pile positioning unit further includes two upper pressing elements that differ from the upper rotary plunger, and that are movable with respect to the vertical direction. A first one of the upper pressing elements is movable in and/or counter to the horizontal direction by the first horizontal drive. A second one of the upper pressing elements is movable in and/or counter to the horizontal direction by a second horizontal drive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2021
    Publication date: June 22, 2023
    Inventors: Jann NEUMANN, Martin PALME, Jens SAUER
  • Patent number: 11383507
    Abstract: There is described a printing press (100***; 100****) adapted to carry out printing on a sheet-like or web-like substrate (S), in particular for the production of security documents such as banknotes, comprising a printing unit (2*; 2**; 2***; 2****) designed to print a first side (I) and/or a second side (II) of the substrate (S). The printing press (100***; 100****) further comprises an in-line casting device (80; 80*; 80**; 80***) adapted to apply a layer of material acting as an optical medium on a portion of a first side (I, II) of the substrate (S) and to replicate and form a micro-optical structure (L) in the layer of material acting as optical medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignees: KBA-NOTASYS SA, DE LA RUE INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Robert Stierman, Ana Dimitrijevic, Martin Palme, Thomas Kersten, Aurélie Berthon, John Godfrey, Robert Whiteman, Lawrence Commander
  • Patent number: 11312125
    Abstract: A sheet-fed simultaneous printing machine has two directly interacting collecting cylinders with respective axes of rotation. An axial plane contains these axes of rotation. A reference plane contains such an axis of rotation of this type and has a horizontal surface normal. The intersection angle between the axial plane and the reference plane is max 0.5°. The sheet-fed simultaneous sheet printing unit has exactly four plate cylinders, of which two are arranged such that they directly interact with the first and two are arranged to such that they directly interact with the second collector cylinder. An inking unit with a respective ink supply is arranged in each plate cylinder and a supply sectional plane is determined for each ink supply, which intersects this ink supply and which also contains the axis of rotation of the corresponding plate cylinder. An intersection angle between the reference plane and a supply sectional plane of the respective ink supply is max 35°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: KOENIG & BAUER AG
    Inventors: Stefan Bauer, Martin Palme, Johannes Schaede
  • Patent number: 11214052
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for producing security elements (03) on a substrate (02), said device having a first printing couple (21; 22), by means of which substrate (02) being conveyed along a transport path is and/or can be printed with a plurality of first print image elements (12) spaced apart from one another using a first coating medium (11) that contains magnetic particles; a first magnetic cylinder (41), arranged downstream of the first printing couple (21; 22) in the transport path and comprising magnetic elements (43) on its outer circumference; a second magnetic cylinder (42), arranged downstream of the first magnetic cylinder (41) in the transport path and likewise comprising magnetic elements (43) on its outer circumference; and a drying and/or curing device (52), associated with or positioned downstream of the second magnetic cylinder (42) in the transport path, by means of which at least the coating medium (13) of a plurality of second print image elements (14), printed onto the substrat
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: KOENIG & BAUER AG
    Inventors: Aurélie Berthon, Martin Palme, Emmanuel Thony
  • Patent number: 11214054
    Abstract: A sheet-fed printing unit has a first impression cylinder and a second impression cylinder, which are arranged directly and interactingly in contact and which each have an axis of rotation. An axial plane contains the axes of rotation. A reference plane is a plane which contains an axis of rotation of a cylinder of this type and has a horizontal surface normal. These two cylinders are arranged such that an intersection angle between the axial plane and the reference plane is a maximum of 15°. A transport path is provided for a transportation of sheets, which transport path has a region for the respective impression cylinder in which there is contact between sheets and a casing surface. This region of the transport path for the respective impression cylinder extends over an angular range of at least 270°. A sheet-fed printing machine has a sheet-fed printing unit of this type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: KOENIG & BAUER AG
    Inventors: Stefan Bauer, Martin Palme, Johannes Schaede
  • Patent number: 11207878
    Abstract: A sheet-fed printing machine comprises two sheet-fed printing units; of which a first is configured as a sheet-fed simultaneous printing unit and has two collector cylinders, which interact with one another and each have an axis of rotation. An axial plane contains the axes of rotation of the collector cylinders. A reference plane contains an axis of rotation of this type and has a horizontal surface normal. An intersection angle between the axial plane and the reference plane is, at a maximum, 45 degrees. A first one of the sheet-fed simultaneous printing units has exactly four plate cylinders, of which exactly two are arranged such that they directly interact with the first collector cylinder and has exactly two others which are arranged such that they directly interact with the second collector cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: KOENIG & BAUER AG
    Inventors: Stefan Bauer, Martin Palme, Johannes Schaede
  • Publication number: 20210316545
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for producing security elements (03) on a substrate (02), said device having a first printing couple (21; 22), by means of which substrate (02) being conveyed along a transport path is and/or can be printed with a plurality of first print image elements (12) spaced apart from one another using a first coating medium (11) that contains magnetic particles; a first magnetic cylinder (41), arranged downstream of the first printing couple (21; 22) in the transport path and comprising magnetic elements (43) on its outer circumference; a second magnetic cylinder (42), arranged downstream of the first magnetic cylinder (41) in the transport path and likewise comprising magnetic elements (43) on its outer circumference; and a drying and/or curing device (52), associated with or positioned downstream of the second magnetic cylinder (42) in the transport path, by means of which at least the coating medium (13) of a plurality of second print image elements (14), printed onto the substrat
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Inventors: Aurélie BERTHON, Martin PALME, Emmanuel THONY
  • Patent number: 11110697
    Abstract: A sheet-fed printing machine comprises at least two sheet-fed printing units. A first sheet-fed printing unit has a first impression cylinder and a second impression cylinder, which cylinders are arranged such that they directly interact with one another and each have an axis of rotation. An axial plane contains these two axes of rotation. A reference plane contains an axis of rotation of this type and has a horizontal surface normal. These two cylinders are arranged such that an intersection angle between the axial plane and the reference plane has a maximum angle of 30°. The first sheet-fed printing unit has at least one plate cylinder, which is in direct contact with or which directly interacts with one of the impression cylinders and which is configured as a numbering plate cylinder or as a flexo cylinder or as a screen printing plate cylinder. A second sheet-fed printing unit has at least one cylinder which is configured as an impression cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: KOENIG & BAUER AG
    Inventors: Stefan Bauer, Martin Palme, Johannes Schaede
  • Publication number: 20210237426
    Abstract: A sheet-fed simultaneous printing machine has two directly interacting collecting cylinders with respective axes of rotation. An axial plane contains these axes of rotation. A reference plane contains such an axis of rotation of this type and has a horizontal surface normal. The intersection angle between the axial plane and the reference plane is max 0.5°. The sheet-fed simultaneous sheet printing unit has exactly four plate cylinders, of which two are arranged such that they directly interact with the first and two are arranged to such that they directly interact with the second collector cylinder. An inking unit with a respective ink supply is arranged in each plate cylinder and a supply sectional plane is determined for each ink supply, which intersects this ink supply and which also contains the axis of rotation of the corresponding plate cylinder. An intersection angle between the reference plane and a supply sectional plane of the respective ink supply is max 35°.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventors: Stefan BAUER, Martin PALME, Johannes SCHAEDE
  • Publication number: 20210114366
    Abstract: A sheet-fed printing machine comprises at least two sheet-fed printing units. A first sheet-fed printing unit has a first impression cylinder and a second impression cylinder, which cylinders are arranged such that they directly interact with one another and each have an axis of rotation. An axial plane contains these two axes of rotation. A reference plane contains an axis of rotation of this type and has a horizontal surface normal. These two cylinders are arranged such that an intersection angle between the axial plane and the reference plane has a maximum angle of 30°. The first sheet-fed printing unit has at least one plate cylinder, which is in direct contact with or which directly interacts with one of the impression cylinders and which is configured as a numbering plate cylinder or as a flexo cylinder or as a screen printing plate cylinder. A second sheet-fed printing unit has at least one cylinder which is configured as an impression cylinder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventors: Stefan BAUER, Martin PALME, Johannes SCHAEDE
  • Publication number: 20210086497
    Abstract: A sheet-fed printing unit has a first impression cylinder and a second impression cylinder, which are arranged directly and interactingly in contact and which each have an axis of rotation. An axial plane contains the axes of rotation. A reference plane is a plane which contains an axis of rotation of a cylinder of this type and has a horizontal surface normal. These two cylinders are arranged such that an intersection angle between the axial plane and the reference plane is a maximum of 15°. A transport path is provided for a transportation of sheets, which transport path has a region for the respective impression cylinder in which there is contact between sheets and a casing surface. This region of the transport path for the respective impression cylinder extends over an angular range of at least 270°. A sheet-fed printing machine has a sheet-fed printing unit of this type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: Koenig & Bauer Ag
    Inventors: Stefan BAUER, Martin PALME, Johannes SCHAEDE
  • Publication number: 20210086498
    Abstract: A sheet-fed printing machine comprises two sheet-fed printing units; of which a first is configured as a sheet-fed simultaneous printing unit and has two collector cylinders, which interact with one another and each have an axis of rotation. An axial plane contains the axes of rotation of the collector cylinders. A reference plane contains an axis of rotation of this type and has a horizontal surface normal. An intersection angle between the axial plane and the reference plane is, at a maximum, 45 degrees. A first one of the sheet-fed simultaneous printing units has exactly four plate cylinders, of which exactly two are arranged such that they directly interact with the first collector cylinder and has exactly two others which are arranged such that they directly interact with the second collector cylinder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Stefan BAUER, Martin PALME, Johannes SCHAEDE
  • Patent number: 10696041
    Abstract: A screen-printing unit in a printing machine comprises a screen cylinder which carries a screen-printing stencil and in which a squeegee is moved, from the inside, into contact with, and away from the screen-printing stencil. The screen cylinder is moved into contact with an impression cylinder, such that a printing position is formed, and is moved away therefrom, such that a gap is formed. The screen cylinder is moved away from the impression cylinder, in a first phase, when the squeegee is in a non-contacting position. In a second phase, at least one sheet of printing material is passed through the printing position when the squeegee continues to be in a non-contacting position and the screen cylinder is at least temporarily in a contacting position. For subsequent sheets of printing material, in a third phase, the screen-printing unit is operated with the squeegee one of permanently and cyclically, such as at least once for each sheet of printing material, in a contacting position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: KOENIG & BAUER AG
    Inventors: Martin Palme, Vincent Ruchti