Patents by Inventor Matthias Gygi

Matthias Gygi 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: 10737485
    Abstract: There is described a sheet-fed stamping press (10*) comprising a foil application unit (2*) designed to allow transfer or lamination of foil material onto successive sheets (S), which foil material is fed to the foil application unit (2*) in the form of a foil carrier (FC) supplied by means of a foil feeding system (3). The foil application unit (2*) comprises a stamping cylinder (21) with at least one circumferential stamping section (210) provided on a circumference of the stamping cylinder (21) and comprising successive stamping segments (211*; 211**) distributed one after the other about the circumference of the stamping cylinder (21), the stamping cylinder (21) also acting as sheet-transporting cylinder and comprising multiple sheet holding units (21a) distributed about the circumference of the stamping cylinder (21) and designed to hold successive sheets (S) against the circumference of the stamping cylinder (21).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: KBA-NOTASYS SA
    Inventors: Matthias Gygi, Regina Bauer, Björn Kriege
  • Patent number: 10427398
    Abstract: A squeegee device for a printing press, which prints a printing material, at at least one printing point, in accordance with a screen printing process, comprises a screen printing screen, a squeegee which is one of set against the screen printing screen in a thrown-on position and can be set against the screen printing screen In a thrown-on position, a bearing device which makes a throwing-on and throwing-off movement possible between the thrown-on position of the squeegee and a thrown-off position, and a drive device, by the use of which, the squeegee can be set against the screen printing screen and can be set away from the latter during operation in a manner which is correlated to a press or printing material phase position. The drive device is set up to one of bring about and to make possible throwing-on and throwing-off of the squeegee in sequences which differ from one another in one of different positions and the phase lengths in relation to the length of the screen printing screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer AG
    Inventors: Bradley Booth, Matthias Gygi, Volkmar Schwitzky, Manfred Stöhr
  • Patent number: 10384429
    Abstract: A lamination machine has at least one material source which is in the form of a sheet feeder for material to be laminated. The lamination machine has at least one lamination unit that includes at least one first lamination source for laminating material, the at least one first lamination source being configured as a first roll changer and having at least two first roll holding devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer AG
    Inventors: Matthias Gygi, Bjorn Kriege, Manfred Liebler
  • Publication number: 20180311947
    Abstract: There is described a sheet-fed stamping press (10*) comprising a foil application unit (2*) designed to allow transfer or lamination of foil material onto successive sheets (S), which foil material is fed to the foil application unit (2*) in the form of a foil carrier (FC) supplied by means of a foil feeding system (3). The foil application unit (2*) comprises a stamping cylinder (21) at least one circumferential stamping section (210) provided on a circumference of the stamping cylinder (21) and comprising successive stamping segments (211 *; 211 **) distributed one after the other about the circumference of the stamping cylinder (21), the stamping cylinder (21) also acting as sheet-transporting cylinder and comprising multiple sheet holding units (21a) distributed about the circumference of the stamping cylinder (21) and designed to hold successive sheets (S) against the circumference of the stamping cylinder (21).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: Matthias GYGI, Regina BAUER, Björn KRIEGE
  • Publication number: 20180304613
    Abstract: There is described a sheet-fed stamping press (10*) comprising a foil application unit (2*) designed to allow transfer or lamination of foil material onto successive sheets (S), which foil material is fed to the foil application unit (2*) in the form of a foil carrier (FC) supplied by means of a foil feeding system (3). The foil application unit (2*) comprises a stamping cylinder (21) with at least one circumferential stamping section (210) provided on a circumference of the stamping cylinder (21) and comprising successive stamping segments (211*; 211**) distributed one after the other about the circumference of the stamping cylinder (21), the stamping cylinder (21) also acting as sheet-transporting cylinder and comprising multiple sheet holding units (21a) distributed about the circumference of the stamping cylinder (21) and designed to hold successive sheets (S) against the circumference of the stamping cylinder (21).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Matthias GYGI, Regina BAUER, Björn KRIEGE
  • Publication number: 20180244026
    Abstract: A lamination machine has at least one material source which is in the form of a sheet feeder for material to be laminated. The lamination machine has at least one lamination unit that includes at least one first lamination source for laminating material, the at least one first lamination source being configured as a first roll changer and having at least two first roll holding devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Matthias GYGI, Bjorn KRIEGE, MANFRED LIEBLER
  • Patent number: 9850085
    Abstract: There is described a sheet numbering process involving feeding of individual sheets (S) in succession, which individual sheets (S) each carry a plurality of imprints (P) that are arranged in a matrix of rows and columns, and providing unique serial numbers to multiple ones of the plurality of imprints (P) carried by the individual sheets (S). The sheet numbering process comprises numbering of at least some of the individual sheets (S), wherein numbering of the individual sheets (S) is selectively commutable between a first numbering scheme (N1) and at least a second numbering scheme (N2; N2?; N*), different from the first numbering scheme (N1), without interruption of the numbering process. The first numbering scheme (N1) involves providing all imprints (P) of a first subset (S0) of individual sheets (S) with a unique serial number (SN1) of the first numbering scheme (N1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: KBA-NotaSys SA
    Inventors: Thomas Türke, Matthias Gygi
  • Publication number: 20170348963
    Abstract: A squeegee device for a printing press, which prints a printing material, at at least one printing point, in accordance with a screen printing process, comprises a screen printing screen, a squeegee which is one of set against the screen printing screen in a thrown-on position and can be set against the screen printing screen In a thrown-on position, a bearing device which makes a throwing-on and throwing-off movement possible between the thrown-on position of the squeegee and a thrown-off position, and a drive device, by the use of which, the squeegee can be set against the screen printing screen and can be set away from the latter during operation in a manner which is correlated to a press or printing material phase position. The drive device is set up to one of bring about and to make possible throwing-on and throwing-off of the squeegee in sequences which differ from one another in one of different positions and the phase lengths in relation to the length of the screen printing screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Applicant: KOENIG & BAUER AG
    Inventors: Bradley BOOTH, Matthias GYGI, Volkmar SCHWITZKY, Manfred STÖHR
  • Publication number: 20160185102
    Abstract: There is described a sheet-fed or web-fed printing press for numbering and varnishing of security documents, including banknotes, comprising: —a numbering group (02) comprising at least one numbering unit (21, 22) for numbering printed material in the form of individual sheets or successive portions of a continuous web carrying multiple security imprints; and —a varnishing group (03; 03*) located downstream of the numbering group (02) for applying varnish onto recto and verso sides of the printed material, the varnishing group (03; 03*) comprising at least a first varnishing unit (31) disposed above a path of the printed material to apply varnish on the recto side of the printed material and at least a second varnishing unit (32) disposed below the path of the printed material to apply varnish on the verso side of the printed material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2016
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: Johannes Georg SCHAEDE, Matthias GYGI
  • Patent number: 9283743
    Abstract: There is described a sheet-fed or web-fed printing press for numbering and varnishing of security documents, including banknotes, comprising: —a numbering group (02) comprising at least one numbering unit (21, 22) for numbering printed material in the form of individual sheets or successive portions of a continuous web carrying multiple security imprints; and—a varnishing group (03; 03*) located downstream of the numbering group (02) for applying varnish onto recto and verso sides of the printed material, the varnishing group (03; 03*) comprising at least a first varnishing unit (31) disposed above a path of the printed material to apply varnish on the recto side of the printed material and at least a second varnishing unit (32) disposed below the path of the printed material to apply varnish on the verso side of the printed material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: KBA-NotaSys SA
    Inventors: Johannes Georg Schaede, Matthias Gygi
  • Publication number: 20160016744
    Abstract: There is described a sheet numbering process involving feeding of individual sheets (S) in succession, which individual sheets (S) each carry a plurality of imprints (P) that are arranged in a matrix of rows and columns, and providing unique serial numbers to multiple ones of the plurality of imprints (P) carried by the individual sheets (S). The sheet numbering process comprises numbering of at least some of the individual sheets (S), wherein numbering of the individual sheets (S) is selectively commutable between a first numbering scheme (N1) and at least a second numbering scheme (N2; N2?; N*), different from the first numbering scheme (N1), without interruption of the numbering process. The first numbering scheme (N1) involves providing all imprints (P) of a first subset (S0) of individual sheets (S) with a unique serial number (SN1) of the first numbering scheme (N1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Inventors: Thomas TÜRKE, Matthias GYGI
  • Patent number: 8967221
    Abstract: There is described a method for applying foil material (200) onto successive sheets (S), especially sheets for the production of securities, such as banknotes. In a first step, individual sheets (S) are transported in succession along a sheet transport path. In a second step, at least one continuous band of foil material (200) is applied onto the individual sheets (S) along a direction substantially parallel to a direction of displacement (A) of the individual sheets, thereby forming a continuous flow of sheets linked to one another by the said at least one continuous band of foil material (200). In a third step, the said at least one continuous band of foil material (200) is cut by means of a laser beam (L) such that the continuous flow of sheets is again separated into individual sheets (S) with portions of foil material (200*) remaining on the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: KBA-Notasys SA
    Inventors: Johann Emil Eitel, Matthias Gygi, Kurt Georg Nagler
  • Patent number: 8893614
    Abstract: There is described a device and method for magnetically transferring indicia to a coating composition, such as an ink or varnish, applied to at least a part of the surface of a substrate, the coating composition comprising at least one type of magnetic or magnetizable particles. The device comprises a body subjected to a magnetic field generated by appropriate electromagnetic means, which body carries determined indicia in the form of engravings on a surface of the body, which engravings influence orientation of field lines of the magnetic field. The body comprises at least one layer of material of high magnetic permeability in which the engravings are formed. In unengraved regions of the layer of material of high magnetic permeability, the field lines of the magnetic field extend substantially parallel to the surface of the body inside said layer of material of high magnetic permeability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: KBA-Notasys SA
    Inventors: Matthias Gygi, Alain Würsch, Fabienne Meichtry, Alain Jufer
  • Patent number: 8813644
    Abstract: There is described a cylinder body (10) for orienting magnetic flakes contained in an ink or varnish vehicle applied on a sheet-like or web-like substrate, which cylinder body (10) has a plurality of magnetic-field-generating devices (50, 60) disposed on an outer circumference of the cylinder body (10). The cylinder body (10) comprises a plurality of distinct annular supporting rings (40) distributed axially along a common shaft member (20), each annular supporting ring (40) carrying a set of magnetic-field-generating devices (50, 60) which are distributed circumferentially on an outer circumference of the annular supporting rings (40).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: KBA-Notasys SA
    Inventors: Matthias Gygi, Johann Emil Eitel, Gabriel Hermann, Alain Jufer
  • Patent number: 8696856
    Abstract: There is described a method for applying foil material onto successive sheets, especially sheets of securities. In a first step, individual sheets are transported in succession along a sheet transport path. In a second step, at least one continuous band of foil material is applied onto the individual sheets along a direction substantially parallel to a direction of displacement of the individual sheets, thereby forming a continuous flow of sheets linked to one another by the said at least one continuous band of foil material. In a third step, the said at least one continuous band of foil material is cut such that the continuous flow of sheets is again separated into individual sheets with portions of foil material remaining on the sheet. The cutting is performed at positions located on the sheets such that said portions of foil material remaining on the sheets do not extend beyond leading and trailing edges of the sheets. There is also described an installation for carrying out the above method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: KBA-Notasys SA
    Inventors: Johann Emil Eitel, Matthias Gygi, Kurt Georg Nagler
  • Patent number: 8636047
    Abstract: There is described a method for applying foil material (200) onto successive sheets (S), especially sheets of securities. In a first step, individual sheets (S) are transported in succession along a sheet transport path. In a second step, at least one continuous band of foil material (200) is applied onto the individual sheets (S) along a direction substantially parallel to a direction of displacement of the individual sheets, thereby forming a continuous flow of sheets linked to one another by the said at least one continuous band of foil material (200). In a third step, the said at least one continuous band of foil material (200) is cut by means of a laser beam such that the continuous flow of sheets is again separated into individual sheets (S) with portions of foil material (200*) remaining on the sheet. The cutting is performed at positions located on the sheets (S) such that said portions of foil material (200*) remaining on the sheets do not extend beyond leading and trailing edges of the sheets (S).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: KBA-Notasys SA
    Inventors: Johann Emil Eitel, Matthias Gygi, Kurt Georg Nagler
  • Patent number: 8621997
    Abstract: The printing machine comprises at least one transfer system (5) for conveying a substrate (1) onto an impression cylinder (6) and at least one screen (7, 8) of cylindrical or flat shape, with a doctor blade, said screen collaborating with the impression cylinder (6) and intended to print the substrate with an ink containing pigments that can be orientated by a magnetic field and an unloading system (9) for carrying the substrate (1) away. The impression cylinder comprises at least one magnetic element on its impression surface, said magnetic element being positioned at a point corresponding to said impression performed by said screen (7, 8) on said substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: KBA-Notasys SA
    Inventor: Matthias Gygi
  • Publication number: 20130298791
    Abstract: There is described a cylinder body (10) for orienting magnetic flakes contained in an ink or varnish vehicle applied on a sheet-like or web-like substrate, which cylinder body (10) has a plurality of magnetic-field-generating devices (50, 60) disposed on an outer circumference of the cylinder body (10). The cylinder body (10) comprises a plurality of distinct annular supporting rings (40) distributed axially along a common shaft member (20), each annular supporting ring (40) carrying a set of magnetic-field-generating devices (50, 60) which are distributed circumferentially on an outer circumference of the annular supporting rings (40).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: Matthias Gygi, Johann Emil Eitel, Gabriel Hermann, Alain Jufer
  • Publication number: 20130213246
    Abstract: There is described a sheet-fed or web-fed printing press for numbering and varnishing of security documents, including banknotes, comprising:—a numbering group (02) comprising at least one numbering unit (21, 22) for numbering printed material in the form of individual sheets or successive portions of a continuous web carrying multiple security imprints; and—a varnishing group (03; 03*) located downstream of the numbering group (02) for applying varnish onto recto and verso sides of the printed material, the varnishing group (03; 03*) comprising at least a first varnishing unit (31) disposed above a path of the printed material to apply varnish on the recto side of the printed material and at least a second varnishing unit (32) disposed below the path of the printed material to apply varnish on the verso side of the printed material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: KBA-NOTASYS SA
    Inventors: Johannes Georg Schaede, Matthias Gygi
  • Publication number: 20120266729
    Abstract: There is described a method for processing stacks of sheets (SS) into bundles (5) of securities, in particular banknote bundles, the method comprising the steps of cutting successive stacks of sheets (SS), each carrying an array of multiple security prints arranged in a matrix of rows and columns, into successive sets of bundle strips (S; S*), and cutting the successive set of bundle strips (S; S*) into successive sets (2) of consecutive bundles (5) of securities. This method further comprises the step of counting the number of substrates within each bundle strip (S; S*) prior to cutting thereof into the successive sets (2) of consecutive bundles (5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2010
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: KBA-NOTASYS SA
    Inventors: Matthias Gygi, Hartmut Karl Sauer