Patents by Inventor Sasha Dobrovolsky

Sasha Dobrovolsky 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: 20170129269
    Abstract: A high-speed automated assembly system for printed products, especially suited, for example, for printing books on demand. More particularly, at least one robotic processing station, and separate book assembly processing sub-stations, replace a standard bindery equipment in order to improve system flexibility, speed and efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Inventor: Sasha Dobrovolsky
  • Patent number: 8425389
    Abstract: For manufacturing books having different sizes and comprising a plurality of text pages constituting a book block, a web of material having a given width is sequentially printed in a digital printing station. The printed web of material is then provided either with one weakening line extending parallel to the longitudinal direction of the web of material or with two weakening lines arranged spaced apart and extending parallel to the longitudinal direction of the web of material. Thereafter the printed web of material is transversely cut to produce individual text sheets which are provided with either one weakening line or two weakening lines. These text sheets are then longitudinally folded along the either one weakening line or in sequence along each of the two weakening lines. The folded text sheets belonging to a particular book block are stacked to a stack. The stacks are either temporarily stored for a later binding process or directly supplied to a binding station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: ePAC Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Sasha Dobrovolsky
  • Patent number: 7503555
    Abstract: A system for manufacturing a book on demand includes a first printing unit for printing a first component of the book (i.e. a cover), a second printing unit for printing a second component of the book (i.e. a text block), and a binding station for binding the first component and the second component together. The system may further include a computer control system receiving information relating to the book to be manufactured, the information comprising information relating to the content of said first or second component and information relating to the finished size of the book. The computer control system initiates—among other functions—manufacture of the first component by said first printing unit, receives a signal that the printing of the first component is successful and, after receipt of this signal, initiates printing of the second component by said second printing unit. The first component could be stored in a buffer until the second component is ready.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2009
    Assignee: ePAC Technologies
    Inventor: Sasha Dobrovolsky
  • Publication number: 20070179037
    Abstract: For manufacturing books having different sizes and comprising a plurality of text pages constituting a book block, a web of material having a given width is sequentially printed in a digital printing station. The printed web of material is then provided either with one weakening line extending parallel to the longitudinal direction of the web of material or with two weakening lines arranged spaced apart and extending parallel to the longitudinal direction of the web of material. Thereafter the printed web of material is transversely cut to produce individual text sheets which are provided with either one weakening line or two weakening lines. These text sheets are then longitudinally folded along the either one weakening line or in sequence along each of the two weakening lines. The folded text sheets belonging to a particular book block are stacked to a stack. The stacks are either temporarily stored for a later binding process or directly supplied to a binding station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2006
    Publication date: August 2, 2007
    Inventor: Sasha Dobrovolsky
  • Publication number: 20070008587
    Abstract: A system for processing printed products includes a transfer station which is provided with an infeeding location for infeeding printed products to the transfer station from a delivery station. The transfer station further comprises a number of connecting locations and a removal location. To each of the connecting locations is connected a processing station. An output station is connected to the removal location. The transfer station is further provided with a transporting device for moving the printed products within the transfer device between the infeeding location, the various connecting locations and the removal location. The printed product infed to the transfer station at the infeeding location is transported in any sequence from the transfer station to one of the processing stations. After completion of the processing operation in a particular processing station, the printed product is moved back to the transfer station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2005
    Publication date: January 11, 2007
    Inventor: Sasha Dobrovolsky
  • Publication number: 20060028662
    Abstract: A system for manufacturing a book on demand includes a first printing unit for printing a first component of the book (i.e. a cover), a second printing unit for printing a second component of the book (i.e. a text block), and a binding station for binding the first component and the second component together. The system may further include a computer control system receiving information relating to the book to be manufactured, the information comprising information relating to the content of said first or second component and information relating to the finished size of the book. The computer control system initiates—among other functions—manufacture of the first component by said first printing unit, receives a signal that the printing of the first component is successful and, after receipt of this signal, initiates printing of the second component by said second printing unit. The first component could be stored in a buffer until the second component is ready.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2004
    Publication date: February 9, 2006
    Inventor: Sasha Dobrovolsky