Rotary Machines Patents (Class 101/152)
  • Patent number: 10525697
    Abstract: An inspection system has a plurality of detection regions. The plurality of these detection regions of the inspection system are arranged to jointly inspect a printed sheet which has a plurality of printed regions. A first detection region is arranged to inspect a first printed region of the printed sheet and a second detection region is arranged to inspect a second printed region of the same printed sheet. A first measurement technology sensitivity is set for the first detection region and a second measurement technology sensitivity is set for the second detection region in the inspection system. The first measurement technology sensitivity and the second measurement technology sensitivity are set to be different from one another. The first measurement technology sensitivity and the second measurement technology sensitivity are set in each case either manually, by the use of an operating element, or automatically by the use of a program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer AG
    Inventors: David Engelhardt, Harald Willeke
  • Patent number: 10414152
    Abstract: There is described an intaglio printing press comprising (i) a stationary machine frame (01) supporting an intaglio printing cylinder (07) and an impression cylinder (06) contacting the intaglio printing cylinder (07), (ii) an inking system (12, 13, 16) for inking the intaglio printing cylinder (07), which inking system (12, 13, 16) comprises an ink-collecting cylinder (12) designed to contact the intaglio printing cylinder (07) and at least one inking device (13, 16) for supplying ink to said ink-collecting cylinder (12), and (iii) at least a first mobile carriage (11) supporting the ink-collecting cylinder (12), which first mobile carriage (11) is adapted to be moved with respect to the stationary machine frame (01) between a working position where the ink-collecting cylinder (12) contacts the intaglio printing cylinder (07) and a retracted position where the ink-collecting cylinder (12) is retracted away from the intaglio printing cylinder (07).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: KBA-NOTASYS SA
    Inventors: Johannes Georg Scheade, Volkmar Rolf Schwitzky
  • Patent number: 10160195
    Abstract: A flexographic printer is provided with: a printing plate for transferring ink at an ink transfer site to an object to be printed S; an anilox roll for supplying ink to the printing plate at an ink supply site; a plate cylinder on which the printing plate is wound and rotated; and an ink solvent supply unit for supplying a solvent for the ink on the surface of the printing plate in a post-ink transfer region that is downstream of the ink transfer site in the plate cylinder rotation direction and upstream of the ink supply site in the plate cylinder rotation direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES MACHINERY SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Osamu Yamamoto, Kazuya Sugimoto, Osamu Hatano
  • Patent number: 10124572
    Abstract: Provided is a method for automatically adjusting the contact pressure between an intaglio cylinder and a wiping roller that further limits the amount of defective prints generated. The method adjusts said contact pressure by changing the position of the wiping roller shaft center with respect to the intaglio cylinder shaft center using a contact pressure adjustment motor. At least the position of the wiping roller shaft center at low speed and the position of the wiping roller shaft center during printing operation for which the contact pressures have been optimized during a previous printing are stored. Before starting the current printing operation, the wiping roller is moved to the stored low speed position. Then when the current printing operation is started, the wiping roller is moved to the stored printing operation position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: KOMORI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji Hayashi, Soichi Nakamura, Norihiro Kumagai
  • Patent number: 9956757
    Abstract: Compatible acrylate ink sets include acrylate ink composition having 30% or less by weight pigment, 10% or less dispersant, between 40% and 80% acrylate, 12% or less photoinitiator, a viscosity between 5×105 and 3×107 cps at 35° C., and a 60 second tack between 25 and 50 g-m at 35° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: C. Geoffrey Allen, Mihaela Maria Birau, Carolyn Moorlag, Aurelian Valeriu Magdalinis
  • Patent number: 9931664
    Abstract: A multiple degrees of freedom control apparatus for a roll-to-roll printing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
    Inventors: Shih-Chi Chen, Xi Zhou, Jiyi Cheng
  • Patent number: 9701107
    Abstract: A printing machine has a printing tower with a plurality of printing units arranged one above the other and a printing form changeover system having at least one vertically movable storage device for printing forms. A first machine plane, which is associated with one or a plurality of first printing units, is provided. A storage is associated with the printing tower. The storage can be moved between a removal position located in the region of the first machine plane and a loading position which is vertically spaced apart therefrom by a conveyor system. The loading position is associated with the second printing unit of the printing tower with a view to feeding printing forms. During the changeover of the printing forms, received printing forms are transported by the vertically movable storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer AG
    Inventor: Karl Schäfer
  • Patent number: 9701105
    Abstract: A printing machine has a printing tower with a plurality of printing units arranged one above the other and a printing form changeover system having at least one vertically movable storage device for printing forms. A first machine plane, which is associated with one or a plurality of first printing units, is provided. A conveying system, which can move the vertically movable storage device from a loading position located in the region of the first machine plane to an advanced position which is vertically spaced apart, is provided. In addition to the vertically movable storage device, an additional storage device which is associated with the first printing unit of the printing tower is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer AG
    Inventor: Karl Schäfer
  • Patent number: 9643397
    Abstract: A reimageable layer of an imaging member is provided with a dampening fluid layer. The reimageable layer has specific properties such as composition, surface profile, and so on so as to be well suited for receipt and carrying the dampening fluid layer. An optical patterning subsystem such as a scanned modulated laser patterns the dampening fluid layer. Ink having a first set of properties such as color, composition, etc., is applied at an inking subsystem such that it selectively resides in voids formed by the patterning subsystem in the dampening fluid layer to thereby form an inked latent image. The inked latent image is then transferred to a substrate, and the reimageable surface cleaned. The process is repeated for a second ink having properties different than the first. Each ink image may successively be applied to the substrate, or a composite image may be formed then applied to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
    Inventors: Timothy D. Stowe, Eric Peeters
  • Patent number: 9586416
    Abstract: A system for enabling a wide format ink jet printer to print onto discontinuous flexible media. A wide format inkjet printer includes a print head and a feed roller that can be configured as a flat bed printer for printing onto stiff media or as a roll to roll printer for printing onto continuous flexible media. Addition of a tray connected to a vacuum pump that can be fed using the feed roller when in flat bed configuration enables the printer to be used for printing onto flexible discontinuous media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Inventors: Hanan Yosefi, Erez Zimerman, Avi Zehavi, Nadav Hollander
  • Patent number: 9580862
    Abstract: A device for treating a continuously conveyed thread group in order to produce tire cord has a roller pair for locally softening the thread group, wherein each roller (3, 4) is provided with a toothing formation. When the thread group is guided through between the rollers (3, 4), it is deformed by the mechanical loading of the teeth. The rollers (3, 4) can be driven in a separate manner directly or indirectly by way of actuable electric motors, as a result of which the gap spacings (A) and (B) can be set precisely identically. The axle spacing (C) of the two rollers (3, 4) can be set depending on the fabric thickness and the fabric type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Benninger Zell GmbH
    Inventors: Paul Fricker, Andreas Hiss, Klaus Dieter Traut
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9427951
    Abstract: A printing press includes an impression cylinder, a blanket cylinder, a collecting plate cylinder, a collecting blanket cylinder, a plurality of partial plate cylinders, a plurality of inking devices, and a dampening unit. The impression cylinder holds and transports a sheet. The blanket cylinder is in contact with the impression cylinder. The collecting plate cylinder is in contact with the blanket cylinder, and a lithographic printing plate is mounted on the collecting plate cylinder. The collecting blanket cylinder is in contact with the collecting plate cylinder. The plurality of partial plate cylinders are in contact with the collecting blanket cylinder. The plurality of inking devices supply ink to the plurality of partial plate cylinders, respectively. The dampening unit supplies dampening water to the collecting plate cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: KOMORI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyoshi Kamoda, Taichi Kawase
  • Patent number: 9421756
    Abstract: A method for adjusting an extent of contact between a fountain roller mounted within a pivotable ink pan and an anilox roller in a flexographic printing system, the pivotable ink pan being adapted to pivot around a pivot axis disposed proximate to a first end of the pivotable ink pan. The pivotable ink pan is positioned to provide a predetermined gap between the anilox roller and the fountain roller by inserting a shim between the fountain roller and the anilox roller. The position of the pivotable ink pan is adjusted by adjusting a height of a distal portion of the pivotable ink pan by a predetermined amount that is known to close the predetermined gap to a desired extent. The position of the pivotable ink pan is then locked such that the distal portion of the pivotable ink pan is maintained at the adjusted height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
    Inventors: Gary A. Smith, James Douglas Shifley
  • Patent number: 9403353
    Abstract: There is described an intaglio printing press comprising (i) a stationary machine frame (01) supporting an intaglio printing cylinder (07) and an impression cylinder (06) contacting the intaglio printing cylinder (07), (ii) an inking system (12, 13, 16) for inking the intaglio printing cylinder (07), which inking system (12, 13, 16) comprises an ink-collecting cylinder (12) de-signed to contact the intaglio printing cylinder (07) and at least one inking device (13, 16) for supplying ink to said ink-collecting cylinder (12), and (iii) at least a first mobile carriage (11) supporting the ink-collecting cylinder (12), which first mobile carriage (11) is adapted to be moved with respect to the stationary machine frame (01) between a working position where the ink-collecting cylinder (12) contacts the intaglio printing cylinder (07) and a retracted position where the ink-collecting cylinder (12) is retracted away from the intaglio printing cylinder (07).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: KBA-NotaSys SA
    Inventors: Johannes Georg Schaede, Volkmar Rolf Schwitzky
  • Patent number: 9381734
    Abstract: A printer is provided with: offset printing units (120 to 150) comprising impression cylinders (121a to 151a, 121b to 151b) for holding and transferring a sheet (101), blanket cylinders (122a to 152a, 122b to 152b) facing the impression cylinders (121a to 151a, 121b to 151b), plate cylinders (123a to 153a, 123b to 153b) facing the blanket cylinders (122a to 152a, 122b to 152b), and ink devices (124a to 154a, 124b to 154b) for supplying ink to the plate cylinders (123a to 153a, 123b to 153b); and an intaglio printing unit (180) comprising an impression cylinder (181) which receives the sheet (101) subjected to offset printing in the offset printing unit (150) and holds and transfers the sheet (101), an intaglio plate cylinder (182) facing the impression cylinder (181), ink supply means (183 to 185) for supplying ink to the intaglio plate cylinder (182), and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: KOMORI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroyoshi Kamoda
  • Patent number: 9302461
    Abstract: In a proof printing press, a length of an outer circumference of a plate cylinder at a downstream side of a facing position P1 in a rotation direction is longer than a length in a circumferential direction of a mounting surface of the plate cylinder, where the length of the outer circumference of the plate cylinder extends between the facing position P1 where the plate cylinder faces a collecting cylinder and a facing position P2 where the plate cylinder faces a wiping roller, and a length of the outer circumference of the plate cylinder at a downstream side of the facing position P2 is longer than the length in the circumferential direction of the mounting surface of the plate cylinder, where the length of the outer circumference of the plate cylinder extends between the facing position P2 and a facing position P3 where the plate cylinder faces an impression cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: KOMORI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyoshi Kamoda, Akehiro Kusaka, Heisuke Onoue
  • Patent number: 9038535
    Abstract: A printer according to the present invention includes a transfer roll and a plurality of the printing rolls. At least one printing roll of the plurality of the printing rolls transfers ink containing a conductive material to the transfer roll. Preferably, the at least one printing roll includes a printing roll configured to transfer ink containing a conductive material to the transfer roll and a printing roll configured to transfer ink containing a conductive material to the transfer roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Jun SAKAMOTO
    Inventors: Koji Sakamoto, Jun Sakamoto
  • Publication number: 20150096452
    Abstract: The printing machine (50) comprises a central impression drum (35) supporting a web substrate (S), several printing groups (51-55) arranged around an entry side (35a) and several printing groups (56-60) arranged around an exit side (35b) of the central impression drum for applying water-based inks or solvent-based inks on the web substrate (S), and at least one drying unit (61-69) arranged between each pair of adjacent printing groups. The first drying unit located in a larger space between the first printing group (51) and the subsequent printing group (53) and/or the last drying unit located in a larger space between the last printing group (60) and the preceding printing group (58) is an extensive drying unit (61, 69) providing an exposure time to a drying agent longer than the remaining drying units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: COMEXI GROUP INDUSTRIES S.A.U.
    Inventors: Jordi PUIG VILÀ, Carles FORTIÀ
  • Patent number: 8985013
    Abstract: A gravure printing system is disclosed. The gravure printing system of the present disclosure is provided with a central roll having a plurality of discrete cells disposed upon an outer surface thereof. A first of the plurality of discrete cells receives a first fluid from a first position internal to the central roll and a second of the plurality of discrete cells receives a second fluid from a second position internal to the central roll, the first fluid being different from the second fluid. The first and second cells are disposed adjacent each other upon the outer surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kevin Benson McNeil, Thomas Timothy Byrne, André Mellin
  • Patent number: 8943959
    Abstract: A process for printing a web substrate is disclosed. The process comprises the steps of: a) providing a contact printing system for printing X colors upon a web substrate wherein X is a whole number and X>1; b) providing the contact printing system with X?Y printing components where Y is a whole number and 0<y<X; and, c) printing the X colors upon the web substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kevin Benson McNeil, Thomas Timothy Byrne, André Mellin
  • Patent number: 8943960
    Abstract: A process for printing a web substrate in contacting engagement with an external surface of a central roll of a contact printing system is disclosed. The process comprises the steps of: a) providing the central roll with a plurality of cells disposed upon an outer surface thereof; b) providing a first fluid satisfying a first system of equations to a first of the cells from a position internal to the central roll; c) providing a second fluid satisfying a second system of equations to a second of the cells from a position internal to the central roll; d) contactingly engaging the web substrate with the external surface of said central roll and, e) fluidically displacing the first and second fluids from the first and second cells onto the web substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Michael Scott Prodoehl, Kevin Benson McNeil, Thomas Timothy Byrne
  • Patent number: 8943958
    Abstract: A contact printing system is disclosed. The contact printing system has a central roll having a plurality of discrete cells disposed upon an outer surface thereof. Adjacent cells of the plurality of discrete cells each have a fluid disposed therein from a respective location internal to the central roll. Each fluid is disposable from each of the cells to a web substrate and provides a resultant color upon the web substrate having a 2-D gamut boundary represented by a defined system of CIELab equations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Michael Scott Prodoehl, Kevin Benson McNeil, Thomas Timothy Byrne
  • Patent number: 8943957
    Abstract: A contact printing system is disclosed. The contact printing system can print X colors upon a web substrate in the machine direction. The contact printing system has X-Y printing components where X and Y are whole numbers, 0<Y<X, and X>1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kevin Benson McNeil, Thomas Timothy Byrne, André Mellin
  • Patent number: 8925453
    Abstract: An intaglio printing press includes: an intaglio cylinder; an ink collecting cylinder which has a blanket attached to a circumferential surface of the collecting cylinder, is in contact with the intaglio cylinder, and transfers ink onto the intaglio cylinder; multiple chablon rollers which are in contact with the ink collecting cylinder and transfer ink onto the ink collecting cylinder; and an inking device which feeds ink to the chablon rollers. In the intaglio printing press, a work space is formed between the chablon roller located at the highest position and the chablon roller immediately below the highest chablon roller. The work space allows an access to the ink collecting cylinder without detachment of the chablon rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Komori Corporation
    Inventor: Akehiro Kusaka
  • Publication number: 20140366757
    Abstract: A contact printing system is disclosed. A gravure cylinder having a plurality of discrete cells having an aspect ratio of at least about 25:1 disposed upon an outer surface thereof. A first portion of a first fluid and a second portion of a second fluid are disposed from a respective channel disposed internal to the gravure cylinder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Thomas Timothy BYRNE, Michael Scott PRODOEHL, Kevin Benson MCNEIL
  • Publication number: 20140360391
    Abstract: A contact printing system for printing X colors upon a web substrate is disclosed. The contact printing system comprises X-Y printing components where X and Y are whole numbers, 0<Y<X, and X>1. Each of the printing components comprises a gravure cylinder having a plurality of discrete gravure cells disposed within a surface thereof. A first portion of a fluid is displaceable into a first portion of discrete gravure cells from at least one channel extending from a position external to the gravure cylinder. A second portion of the fluid is displaceable into a second portion of the plurality of discrete gravure cells from the at last one channel. The gravure roll, including at least one channel and the plurality of discrete cells, is formed such that the gravure roll has a unibody construction and there are no moving parts interior to the gravure roll.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Kevin Benson MCNEIL, Thomas Timothy BYRNE, Gustav André MELLIN
  • Patent number: 8839717
    Abstract: A process for printing a web substrate in contacting engagement with an external surface of a central roll of a contact printing system is disclosed. The process comprises the steps of: a) providing the central roll with a plurality of discrete cells disposed upon an outer surface thereof; b) contactingly engaging at least two primary fluids internal to the central roll to form a first secondary fluid; c) fluidically displacing the first secondary fluid into a first portion of the plurality of discrete cells from a position internal to the central roll; and, d) displacing the first secondary fluid from each of the first portion of discrete cells onto the web substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kevin Benson McNeil, Michael Scott Prodoehl, André Mellin, Thomas Timothy Byrne
  • Patent number: 8839716
    Abstract: A gravure printing system is disclosed. The gravure printing system is provided with a central roll having a first plurality of discrete cells disposed upon an outer surface thereof. Each cell of the first plurality of discrete cells is capable of receiving a fluid that is a first combination of at least two primary fluids. Each of the at least two primary fluids are placed in fluid contact at a first position internal to the central roll. The first combination of at least two primary fluids is fluidically displaceable into a first cell of the first plurality of discrete cells from a second position internal to the central roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Thomas Timothy Byrne, Michael Scott Prodoehl
  • Patent number: 8833250
    Abstract: A gravure printing system is disclosed. The gravure printing system has a central roll with a plurality of discrete cells disposed upon an outer surface thereof. A first of the plurality of discrete cells are capable of receiving at least one fluid and a second of the plurality of discrete cells are capable of receiving at least two fluids. Each of the fluids is fluidically displaced into the first and second cells from a position internal to the central roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kevin Benson McNeil, Michael Scott Prodoehl, André Mellin, Thomas Timothy Byrne
  • Patent number: 8794141
    Abstract: Intaglio printing press systems for recto-verso intaglio printing of sheets, in particular for the production of banknotes and the like securities, wherein first and second intaglio printing presses are operatively-coupled to one another by a sheet processing and transporting system comprising an automated guided vehicle system for automatically transporting sheets from a sheet delivery station of the first intaglio printing press where recto printing is performed to a sheet feeding station of the second intaglio printing press where verso printing is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: KBA-Notasys SA
    Inventor: Johannes Georg Schaede
  • Patent number: 8616126
    Abstract: A contact printing system is disclosed. The contact printing system is provided with a central roll having a plurality of discrete cells disposed upon an outer surface thereof. Each of the plurality of discrete cells is in fluidic communication with a respective fluid delivery channel. Each of the fluid delivery channels are formed in situ with the formation of the central roll and the plurality of cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Thomas Timothy Byrne, André Mellin
  • Patent number: 8499690
    Abstract: There is described a method and an inking apparatus (50) for forming an ink pattern (80) on the surface of a form cylinder (15b) of a printing press, which ink pattern (80) exhibits, at least in part, a two-dimensional ink gradient extending in an axial direction and a circumferential direction on the surface of the form cylinder (15b). At least first and second chablon cylinders (20, 25) are placed one after the other along an inking path of the ink train (20, 25, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35a, 35b, 36, 37) inking the form cylinder (15b) for distributing ink in the axial and circumferential directions and means (200, 201, 210, 211, 212, 250, 251, 260, 261, 262) are provided for subjecting the first and second chablon cylinders (20, 25) to cyclical oscillation movements in the axial direction and the circumferential direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: KBA-Notasys SA
    Inventor: Volkmar Rolf Schwitzky
  • Patent number: 8291820
    Abstract: An intaglio printing plate includes a substrate and a photosensitive resin film provided on the substrate. The photosensitive resin film includes a plurality of concave patterns whose depths increase as aperture widths increase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Akihiro Nomoto
  • Patent number: 8117963
    Abstract: A printing machine for printing security features onto a web. The machine has a first printing cylinder defining a first circumference and carrying a first number (m) of rows of first image elements, each adjacent row of first image elements having a first circumferential separation. The machine also has a second printing cylinder defining a second circumference, different to the first circumference, and carrying a second number (n) of rows of second image elements, different to the first number (m) of rows, where each adjacent row of second image elements has the same first circumferential separation as adjacent rows of first image elements. The printing cylinders are operable to print the first and second image elements in registration on a web so that composite security features are created on the web from the first and second image elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph D. Roth, John Holz
  • Publication number: 20110259219
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of printing on a polymeric film using a gravure printing press, a method of making rollers for a gravure printing press and a set of gravure rollers. The invention enables standardised process colours such as, CYMK colours to be combined to from non-standardised process colours such as, secondary and tertiary colours via a select range of screen angles and screen rulings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2009
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Applicants: KIRK ENGINEERING SERVICES (AUSTRALIA) PTY LIMITED, AMCOR LIMITED
    Inventor: Bruce Behrens
  • Patent number: 7921771
    Abstract: A web-fed rotary printing machine has at least one printing unit and at least one turning bar that is usable to redirect a travel direction of a web that is to be conveyed. The turning bar has an effective length, for redirecting the web. A projection of this effective length corresponds with the width of the incoming web which is of at least four adjacently arranged printed pages in newspaper format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Günther Oskar Eckert
  • Patent number: 7806051
    Abstract: The machine comprises at least a plate cylinder carrying printing plates with engravings corresponding to a specific intaglio structure to be printed, and cooperating with an impression cylinder, a collector cylinder (8) on which the ink in the different colors is deposited by selector cylinders (10), each selector cylinder (10) receiving ink of a given color from a duct roller (11) and each selector cylinder (10) is driven by drive means (20,21,22) in an independent manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: KBA-GIORI S.A.
    Inventor: Johannes Georg Schaede
  • Publication number: 20100089261
    Abstract: There is described a method and an inking apparatus (50) for forming an ink pattern (80) on the surface of a form cylinder (15b) of a printing press, which ink pattern (80) exhibits, at least in part, a two-dimensional ink gradient extending in an axial direction and a circumferential direction on the surface of the form cylinder (15b). At least first and second chablon cylinders (20, 25) are placed one after the other along an inking path of the ink train (20, 25, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35a, 35b, 36, 37) inking the form cylinder (15b) for distributing ink in the axial and circumferential directions and means (200, 201, 210, 211, 212, 250, 251, 260, 261, 262) are provided for subjecting the first and second chablon cylinders (20, 25) to cyclical oscillation movements in the axial direction and the circumferential direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2008
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Applicant: KBA-GIORI S.A.
    Inventor: Volkmar Rolf Schwitzky
  • Publication number: 20080314398
    Abstract: In a method of printing smoking article wrapper in a smoking article making machine, preferably a smoking article rod making machine (1), during the manufacture of smoking articles, the printing technique applied is gravure printing. Preferably, in the printing apparatus (6), a printing agent is supplied onto a gravure printing cylinder (10) via a pressurized chamber (14) which contacts the printing cylinder (10) through a seal. The printing agent can be pumped through the pressurized chamber (14).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2005
    Publication date: December 25, 2008
    Applicant: IMPERIAL TOBACCO LTD.
    Inventor: Mark Fish
  • Patent number: 7464642
    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 colors 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 color, the at least one blanket being made of several successive layers each with different properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2008
    Assignee: KBA-Giori S.A.
    Inventor: Johannes Georg Schaede
  • Publication number: 20080272531
    Abstract: A device for folding flat products including a rotor which can rotate freely about a centre axis, a first blade and a second blade for folding one of the flat products arranged on the rotor, first device for moving the first folding blade relative to the rotor between a passage position and a folding position. The folding device may include a second device for moving the second folding blade relative to the rotor between a passage position and a folding position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2008
    Publication date: November 6, 2008
    Applicant: GOSS INTERNATIONAL MONTATAIRE SA
    Inventor: Jilani Chrigui
  • Publication number: 20080141876
    Abstract: A coupling device for driving an engraved cylinder of a printing device. The coupling device comprises a single part of chromium, nickel and molybdenum alloyed steel having undergone core hardening. The coupling device includes a central cylindrical portions, first and second flanges at the respective first and second ends of the cylindrical portion, each flange having a side portion operable to distort under stress and act as a membrane. The ratio of the difference between the diameter and the flange and the diameter of the central portion divided by the average thickness of the side portion of the flange is between 7 and 15.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2007
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Inventor: Philippe CLEMENT
  • Patent number: 7255041
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cylinder, which is in contact with a material web. Said cylinder flexes in or against the direction of travel of the material web, in accordance with at least one pixel that is located on said web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Uwe Johann Riedel
  • Patent number: 7124682
    Abstract: An intaglio printing press includes a rotatably supported intaglio cylinder, and a wiping roller and a wiping tank for removing excess ink from the intaglio cylinder. A rotatably supported fountain roller is provided. Wall plates and a bottom plate for supplying ink to the fountain roller, or an ink collection pan and a doctor blade for collecting ink through contact with the fountain roller is selectively provided. When the wall plates and the bottom plate are provided, the fountain roller supplies ink to the intaglio cylinder. When the ink collection pan and the doctor blade are provided, the fountain roller collects ink from the intaglio cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2006
    Assignee: Komori Corporation
    Inventor: Toshiyuki Aoki
  • Patent number: 7093540
    Abstract: To adjust peripheral register of engraved cylinders, the positions of a respective angular register mark arranged on each cylinder is measured with respect to a zero reference, and an angular printing mark characteristic of the position of the engraving is associated with each cylinder. The data of the job to be run are stored. The respective angular displacements of the engraved cylinders are indexed with respect to a reference cylinder in accordance with the job. By determining the web length separating two printing points of two successive engraved cylinders, this length is divided by the peripheral length of the cylinder and the remaining amount of the division is used for determining the angular indexing. Each cylinder is then brought into its angular indexed position, is first disconnected from a common transmission, and then all the cylinders are simultaneously reconnected to the transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2006
    Assignee: Bobst S.A.
    Inventors: Lucio Giancaterino, Alexandre Rawyler
  • Patent number: 7059244
    Abstract: This invention provides a method for aqueous multicolor gravure printing which can print at a high speed without color drift, which is formed of plural printing unit processes, each of which contains a printing process, a drying process and a cooling process, wherein the quantity of heat supplied in the drying process in each printing unit is removed in the cooling process to render the temperature of the printed web uniform before the next printing process, and an apparatus therefor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Assignee: Nakamoto Packs Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yukio Kobayashi, Chiyoko Matsuki, legal representative, Takashi Ohara, Kaichiro Matsuki, deceased
  • Patent number: 7011020
    Abstract: The invention relates to a printing machine by intaglio engraving comprising a rack (01; 11; 14) with a stationary part (01) and a moving part (11; 14). A plate cylinder (07) is rotationally mounted inside the stationary part, and an Orlof-type cylinder (12) is mounted inside the moving part. The moving part is mounted on a rail (04) in a suspended manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2006
    Assignee: KBA-Giori S.A.
    Inventors: Brigitte Dünninger, Georg Kahl
  • Patent number: 6948428
    Abstract: A method by which stacks of printed sheets can be formed and, at the same time, the risk of soiling of the stacked sheets can be reduced to the maximum extent. To this end a printing machine is proposed, in particular a sheet-fed printing machine, into which unprinted and intermediate sheets are alternatively feed, wherein the printing is registered such that the printing occurs only on the unprinted sheets and not on the intermediate sheets. In this way, the intermediate sheets prevent damage to the print on the printed sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2005
    Assignee: KBA-Giori S.A.
    Inventors: Siegfried Alfons Stark, Brigitte Dünninger, Reinhold Dünninger
  • Publication number: 20040237816
    Abstract: The invention relates to a printing machine by intaglio engraving comprising a rack (01; 11; 14) with a stationary part (01) and a moving part (11; 14). A plate cylinder (07) is rotationally mounted inside the stationary part, and an Orlof-type cylinder (12) is mounted inside the moving part. The moving part is mounted on a rail (04) in a suspended manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2004
    Publication date: December 2, 2004
    Inventors: Brigitte Dunninger, Georg Kahl