Rotary Patents (Class 101/153)
  • Patent number: 11279123
    Abstract: An application unit includes an application mechanism with an impression cylinder, a forme cylinder, a supply roller, and a positioning device. The positioning device has a linear guide and a main supporting member, which is arranged to be movable in a positioning direction, guided by the linear guide, and is arranged rotatably on the main supporting member by a rolling bearing. The positioning device has a transfer supporting member, which is arranged to be movable in the positioning direction relative to the main supporting member, guided by the linear guide. On the transfer supporting member, a component of a bearing seat is provided, and which is configured to receive a rolling bearing arranged on the supply roller. The positioning device has a reservoir supporting member, which is arranged to be movable in the positioning direction, both relative to the main supporting member and relative to the transfer supporting member, guided by the at least one linear guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: KOENIG & BAUER AG
    Inventors: Volker Rauh, Andreas Bernard, Kristina Freisinger, Rudolf Geldhauser, Lars Keil, Michael Koblinger
  • Patent number: 11065903
    Abstract: A gravure printing plate includes a cylindrical or substantially cylindrical gravure roller with a peripheral surface. Plural cells corresponding to a pattern to be printed are disposed on the peripheral surface of the gravure roller. First and second regions are provided on the peripheral surface of the gravure roller. The pattern to be printed includes at least two patterns. Plural cells corresponding to one of the two patterns are disposed in the first region. Plural cells corresponding to the other one of the two patterns are disposed in the second region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Sawada, Kenichi Togo
  • Patent number: 10857690
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to adjusting and maintaining a position of a cutting surface used to create lines of weakness for rolled products. A perforating apparatus includes a housing rotatably supported by a frame, wherein the housing is adapted to rotate about a first axis. A support member including a first cutting surface is rotatably supported by the housing, wherein the support member is adapted to rotate about a second axis offset from the first axis. A roll including a second cutting surface is positioned adjacent the support member, wherein the roll is adapted to rotate about a third axis. The second cutting surface is adapted to contact the first cutting surface as the roll rotates about the third axis. The perforating apparatus is configured such that the functions of adjusting the position of the first cutting surface and holding the first cutting surface in a fixed position are separate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Brian Christopher Schwamberger, Gustav André Mellin, Michael Devin Long
  • Patent number: 10285312
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for producing a radio frequency absorbing (RFA) or perfect microwave absorbing (PMA) printed circuit board (PCB) is described herein. A metamaterial layer may be applied to a low dielectric substrate. Resistive and capacitive components may then be added to the metamaterial layer. The metamaterial layer may then be formed into an RFA or PMA PCB, which may comprise a multi-layered assembly for absorption of electromagnetic radiation in a targeted frequency range such as the microwave frequency range in the PCB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC
    Inventor: Peter Suorsa
  • Patent number: 10195842
    Abstract: The present invention relates to using soft secondary plates and specialty inks in a printing process. More specifically, the present invention relates to an apparatus and methods of using soft secondary plates made of a rubber comprising a saturated chain of polymethylene or a photopolymer material to decorate an exterior surface of cylindrical metallic containers with high definition graphics and other indicia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: BALL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chris Carreras, Kellie M. Hedberg
  • Patent number: 10022951
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for depositing a uniform layer of a dampening solution using a vapor deposition/condensation process or technique on a reimageable surface in an image forming device using a proposed variable data digital lithographic image forming architecture that transfers ink at an efficiency rate in excess of 95 percent. A reimageable surface is configured of a low surface energy surface component that directly accepts a vaporized dampening solution having a lower surface energy than the surface energy of the reimageable surface. A uniformity in the layer of condensed dampening solution on the reimageable surface is a product of the relative difference in the low surface energy of the reimageable surface and the lower surface energy of the dampening solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Chu-heng Liu, Santokh Badesha
  • Patent number: 9925750
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a printed product comprises provision of a matrix comprising a matrix surface having at least one recess. A first curable compound is applied to the matrix surface in a controlled amount that does not exceed a volume of the recess(es). The first curable compound creep down in and partly fill the recess(es), leaving protruding surfaces substantially free from the first curable compound. The matrix surface and recess(es) are covered by a pickup layer of a second curable compound. The matrix is brought in contact with the substrate surface and the first curable compound and the second curable compound are cured. The matrix surface is separated from the substrate surface, leaving the pickup layer and the first curable compound on the substrate surface. The first curable compound forms printed product micro features at the pickup layer covering the substrate surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Rolling Optics AB
    Inventor: Axel Lundvall
  • Patent number: 9573353
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a printed product comprises provision (210) of a matrix comprising a matrix surface having a plurality of recesses. A first curable compound is applied (212) to the matrix surface to fill the recesses with the compound. The matrix surface and the filled recesses are covered (220) by a pickup layer of a second curable compound. The matrix is brought (230) in contact with the substrate surface and the first curable compound and the second curable compound are cured (232). The matrix surface is separated (234) from the substrate surface, leaving the pickup layer and the first curable compound on the substrate surface. The pickup layer and the first curable compound are thus transferred (240) together from the matrix surface onto a substrate surface of a substrate sheet. The first curable compound forms printed product micro features at the pickup layer covering the substrate surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Rolling Optics AB
    Inventor: Axel Lundvall
  • Patent number: 9475273
    Abstract: There is described an ink wiping system (100; 100?; 100?) of an intaglio printing press comprising a wiping tank (101) and a rotatable wiping roller assembly (102; 102*) supported on and partly located in the wiping tank (101) for wiping excess ink from the surface of a rotatable intaglio printing cylinder (80) of the intaglio printing press. The ink wiping system (100; 100?; 100?) comprises a wiping roller retracting device (150) which forms an integral part of the ink wiping system (100; 100?; 100?) and is adapted to be coupled to the wiping roller assembly (102; 102*) to move the wiping roller assembly (102; 102*) between a working position (W) where the wiping roller assembly (102; 102*) is supported on and partly located in the wiping tank (101) for cooperation with the intaglio printing cylinder (80) and a parking position (P) where the wiping roller assembly (102; 102*) is retracted out of the wiping tank (101) and away from the intaglio printing cylinder (80).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: KBA—NotaSys SA
    Inventors: Volker Scharkus, Ralf Harald Sokol, Volkmar Rolf Schwitzky, Laurent Claude, Alain Würsch, Johannes Georg Schaede
  • Patent number: 9457558
    Abstract: Provided are a gravure offset printing method, a gravure offset printing apparatus, and a gravure plate that allow a fine wiring pattern to be accurately printed on the material to be printed. A gravure offset printing method executed by a gravure offset printing apparatus includes a step of filling a groove on a gravure plate with a printing paste, a step of offsetting the printing paste from the groove on the gravure plate to the blanket, and a step of transferring the printing paste from the blanket to a substrate. The groove on the gravure plate includes a region having a width of 100 to 700 ?m in a direction perpendicular to a print direction. The region has a leading end tapered forward in the print direction and a trailing end split into a pair of branches by a notch tapered forward in the print direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: DIC Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Sente, Tomoko Okamoto, Yoshinori Katayama
  • Patent number: 9278514
    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: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: KBA-NOTASYS SA
    Inventor: Johannes Georg Schaede
  • Patent number: 9174400
    Abstract: A method for producing structures (5) on a multiplicity of optoelectronic components (1), wherein the multiplicity of optoelectronic components (1) are arranged on an auxiliary carrier (10) and the structures (5) are produced by carrying out a movement of a first roller (15) relative to the auxiliary carrier (10) and producing the structures (5) in the process by means of exerting a pressure between the first roller (15) and the auxiliary carrier (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH
    Inventors: Karl Engl, Berthold Hahn, Volker Härle
  • Patent number: 9152072
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: an endless belt having a surface on which a first image and a second image are formed; a drive roller that drives the belt; a tension roller that supports the belt on a downstream side of the drive roller; a first image forming unit disposed at a first position on an upstream side of the tension roller; a second image forming unit disposed at a second position on an upstream side of the first image forming unit; and a controller that obtains first and second image data, corrects the first and second image data so as to compensate a distortion of the second image occurring during conveyance of the second image from the second position to the first position, and causes the first and second image forming units to form the first and second images based on the corrected first and second image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: OKI DATA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroshi Kato
  • 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: 20150135977
    Abstract: There is described an intaglio printing press (1; 1*) comprising a plate cylinder (8) carrying one or more intaglio printing plates, the plate cylinder (8) receiving ink from an inking system (9, 20, 23; 20*, 23*) having a plurality of chablon cylinders (23; 23*) transferring ink directly or indirectly onto the plate cylinder (8), the intaglio printing press (1; 1*) comprising an adjustment system acting on the chablon cylinders (23; 23*) in order to compensate elongation of the one or more intaglio printing plates. The adjustment system comprises, for each chablon cylinder (23; 23*), an adjustable drive unit, which adjustable drive unit (25) is interposed between the chablon cylinder (23; 23*) acting as a rotating output body of the adjustable drive unit (25) and a driving gear (100) acting as a rotating input body of the adjustable drive unit (25).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas Kersten, Johannes Georg Schaede, Alain Würsch, Volkmar Rolf Schwitzky, Volker Scharkus
  • Publication number: 20150090138
    Abstract: A rotary device for high-speed printing or coating of a web substrate is disclosed. The printing system provides a gravure roll rotatable about an axis at a surface velocity, ?, and a fluid channel having a pressure drop throughout the fluid channel due to friction, Pf, disposed therein. The fluid channel is disposed generally parallel to the axis at a distance, Rin, relative to the axis. The fluid channel provides fluid communication of a fluid having a fluid vapor pressure, Pv, and a fluid density, ?, from a first position external to the gravure roll to a web substrate contacting surface of the gravure roll. The web substrate contacting surface is located at a distance, Rout, relative to the axis. Rin is determined from the relationship: R in R out > 1 - 2 ? ( P out - P v + P f ) ? ? ? v 2 where Pout=static pressure of the fluid channel at the web substrate contacting surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Haibin CHEN, Thomas Timothy BYRNE, Mark Stephen CONROY
  • Publication number: 20150040783
    Abstract: In a flexographic printing system, the both the process parameters and equipment setup and configuration may play a role in producing the desired printed pattern. One component of the equipment setup is the printer roller assembly which may comprise a roller and a flexoplate as well as tape. The properties of the flexoplate and the tape as well as the relative dimensions of each in the assembly may affect the geometry and quality of the transferred pattern, as well as the ability of the system to produce a pattern on a repeatable, consistent basis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Ed S. RAMAKRISHNAN
  • Patent number: 8943965
    Abstract: Provided are a roller apparatus, a printing method and a method of fabricating an LCD device using the same, which can minimize the number of processes and a printing defect. In the printing method, first patterns are formed on a blanket. The first patterns have different surface energy from that of the blanket, and the blanket is formed around a roller. The roller is rotated and a printing material is dropped to form second patterns on the blanket between the first patterns. The second patterns are transferred from the roller onto a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Soon Sung Yoo, Youn Gyoung Chang, Seung Hee Nam, Nam Kook Kim
  • Publication number: 20150027329
    Abstract: A gravure printing system is disclosed. A gravure cylinder having a first and a second plurality of discrete cells disposed upon an outer surface. A cell of the first plurality of discrete cells receives a first portion of a fluid from a first reservoir and a cell of the second plurality of discrete cells receives a second portion of the fluid from a second reservoir. The first and second portions of the fluid is fluidically displaceable into the respective first and second reservoirs through a discrete channel having a single entry point at a position external to the gravure cylinder, a first exit point into the first reservoir, and a second exit point into the second reservoir. The discrete channel provides fluid communication of the first and second portions of the fluid from the position external to the gravure cylinder to each of the respective first and second reservoirs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas Timothy BYRNE, Michael Scott PRODOEHL, Kevin Benson MCNEIL
  • 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: 20140360392
    Abstract: A contact printing system is disclosed. A gravure cylinder having a plurality of discrete cells 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. The gravure cylinder, including the first and second at least one channels and the plurality of discrete cells, is formed so that the gravure cylinder has a unibody construction and has no moving parts interior to the gravure cylinder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Kevin Benson MCNEIL, Michael Scott PRODOEHL, Gustav André MELLIN, Thomas Timothy BYRNE
  • Publication number: 20140360393
    Abstract: A contact printing system is disclosed. A gravure cylinder having a plurality of discrete cells 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. The gravure cylinder, including the first and second at least one channels and the plurality of discrete cells, is formed so that the gravure cylinder has a unibody construction and has no moving parts interior to the gravure cylinder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Kevin Benson MCNEIL, Thomas Timothy BYRNE, Gustav André MELLIN
  • Patent number: 8877328
    Abstract: The invention relates to a data carrier having at least one printed area produced by intaglio printing and partly covered with a film, and to a method for producing said data carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Giesecke & Devrient GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Bauer, Werner Bochmann
  • Publication number: 20140218502
    Abstract: There is described an inspection system (50) for in-line inspection of sheet or web material on an intaglio printing press, wherein the inspection system comprises an optical quality control apparatus for carrying out inspection of a printed area on a printed side of the sheet or web material, the optical quality control apparatus including a camera system (55) with one or more camera units each comprising at least one line-scan camera (56) for scanning and acquiring an image of the printed area while the sheet or web material is being transported in the intaglio printing press past the camera system (55).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: KBA-NotaSys SA
    Inventors: Johannes Georg Schaede, Thomas Türke, Rolf Volkmar Schwitzky
  • Publication number: 20140182465
    Abstract: An intaglio printing press includes: a first intaglio printing unit; a second intaglio printing unit; a dryer for drying a printed surface of a sheet subjected to printing by the first intaglio printing unit; a convertible unit which holds and conveys the sheet received from the first intaglio printing unit and passes the sheet to the second intaglio printing unit in such a way that a surface of the sheet to be subjected to intaglio printing by the second intaglio printing unit is switchable between one surface and another surface of the sheet; and a second skewing adjustment cylinder and a second circumferential adjustment cylinder which are disposed between the convertible unit and the second intaglio printing unit and which adjust a position of a pattern to be intaglio-printed on the sheet by the second intaglio printing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: KOMORI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyoshi KAMODA, Akehiro KUSAKA
  • Patent number: 8720052
    Abstract: A method of applying a conductive pattern of metal onto a web of indefinite length material. This method includes applying a metal containing composition onto the web in a predefined pattern, providing a roll having a very low thermal mass, and conveying the patterned web around the roll while simultaneously applying heat energy to the metal containing composition thereby converting the metal to a conductive pattern. This allows for flexible circuitry to be fabricated in an inexpensive roll-to-roll process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Daniel J. Theis, Brian K. Nelson, James N. Dobbs, Samuel Kidane, Ronald P. Swanson, Daniel H. Carlson, Grant F. Tiefenbruck, Karl K. Stensvad
  • Publication number: 20140096693
    Abstract: A pattern forming apparatus includes a substrate receiving part on which a printed substrate formed with an organic layer thereon is disposed, and a rotation roll that removes portions of the organic layer to form a pattern. The rotation roll includes a rotation body having a cylindrical shape, a pivot engaged with the rotation body to transfer a rotational force to the rotation body, and a blanket attached to an outer surface of the rotation body. The blanket includes an embossed pattern formed on a surface thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventors: Sang Hoon KIM, Youngdae KIM, Moon Won CHANG
  • Publication number: 20140000465
    Abstract: An electronic device includes an enclosure, a driving device attached to the enclosure, a first rotating member, and a second rotating member. The first rotating member includes a relief member. The second rotating member includes an intaglio member corresponding to the relief member. The first rotating member and the second rotating member are attached to the driving device and can be rotated by the driving device, to move a paper between the first rotating member and a second rotating member. The relief member is engaged with the intaglio member to emboss a pattern on the paper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: JENG-CHE CHEN
  • Publication number: 20130312625
    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: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: KOMORI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroyoshi Kamoda
  • Publication number: 20130270331
    Abstract: A device (40) for flexographic printing, comprising at least a first printing unit (41a) comprising ink with a color for application on a substrate (16) by a first plurality of raised parts (12a) on a first printing forme (11a) and a second printing unit (41b) comprising ink with the color for application on the substrate (16) by a second plurality of raised parts (12b) on second printing forme (11b), wherein the ink (13b) applied by the second printing unit (41b) has a different shade then the ink (13a) applied by the first printing unit (41a).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventor: Gustavo Barros
  • Publication number: 20130112095
    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: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Inventors: Johannes Georg Schaede, Volkmar Rolf Schwitzky
  • Publication number: 20130104758
    Abstract: An intaglio printing press includes a feeder, an intaglio printing unit, and a delivery unit and is configured to perform intaglio printing on a paper sheet W having been subjected to printing in a previous step. The intaglio printing press comprises a first inspection camera provided between the feeder and the intaglio printing unit and configured to inspect one surface of the paper sheet having been subjected to the printing in the previous step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: KOMORI CORPORATION
    Inventor: KOMORI CORPORATION
  • Publication number: 20130104757
    Abstract: An apparatus for printing a variable pattern on a substrate, a method using the apparatus, a product produced by using the apparatus are disclosed. The apparatus includes an ink bath containing a printing agent to be applied to the substrate, a roller that picks up ink from the ink bath, a doctor blade to wipe of excess printing agent on the roller, and a means for intentionally varying the design printed on the substrate from the roller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: PERGO (EUROPE) AB
    Inventor: Pergo (Europe) AB
  • Publication number: 20130092038
    Abstract: A digital flexography system includes an imaging member with a charge generating layer formed from an array of addressable pixels and a charge transport layer thereon. Ink is delivered to the imaging member using a simple rough donor roll, rather than an anilox roll. Instead of controlling the amount of ink delivered using the anilox roll, the amount of ink is controlled by the pixels on the imaging member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Mandakini Kanungo, Kock-Yee Law, George Cunha Cardoso, Jing Zhou
  • Patent number: 8418609
    Abstract: An impression cylinder (6) comprises a cylinder core (71) encompassing a bearing shaft (79), and a removable sleeve (63) that is slid onto the cylinder core (71). The cylinder core (71) has an electrical contact point in the form of a double-crimpted metal ring (100) as well as a non-rotating brush (102) as a power supply. A conducting zone (631) of the slid-on sleeve (63) rests against the electrical contact point (100). The electrical contact point (100) and the power supply (102) are electrically insulated from the rest of the cylinder core (71) encompassing the bearing shaft (79) such that the rest of the cylinder core (71) is not charged during operation. The bearings (12) of the impression cylinder (6) therefore do not need to be electrically insulated with a lot of effort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Inventors: Alfred Doppler, Pierre Rischmann
  • Publication number: 20130008328
    Abstract: Disclosed are a reverse gravure offset printing method and apparatus using a disposable cliche, which do not require cleaning of the cliche and do not require a large quantity of high-definition cliches because the cliche used in reverse gravure offset printing can be discarded after used once or several times and replaced with a new one, thereby achieving cost reduction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: KOREA INSTITUTE OF MACHINERY & MATERIALS
    Inventors: In Young Kim, Taik Min Lee, Jeong Dai Jo, Dong-Soo Kim
  • Publication number: 20120312179
    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), and (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). The intaglio printing press further comprises a driving system (110; 115; 116) for rotating the ink-collecting cylinder (12) independently of the intaglio printing cylinder (07) and the impression cylinder (06) at least during maintenance operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Inventors: Johannes Georg Scheade, 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: 8291823
    Abstract: A printing surface includes a substrate having latching electrodes on a first surface, a spacer layer on the first surface of the substrate, the spacer layer patterned to form wells such that the latching electrodes reside in the wells, a deformable membrane, the membrane having conductive regions, on the spacer layer to enclose the wells, each enclosed well and its associated region of the membrane forming a pixel membrane, and actuation circuitry to actuate the electrodes to cause selected ones of the pixel membranes to remain in a deflected state when the pixel membranes receive an impulse to return to an undeflected state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
    Inventors: Dirk De Bruyker, JengPing Lu, Jurgen H. Daniel, Eugene M. Chow, Armin R. Volkel
  • Publication number: 20120222569
    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: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Inventors: Kevin Benson McNeil, Michael Scott Prodoehl, André Mellin, Thomas Timothy Byrne
  • Publication number: 20120222570
    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: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Inventors: Kevin Benson McNeil, Thomas Timothy Byrne, André Mellin
  • Publication number: 20120222572
    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: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Inventors: Michael Scott PRODOEHL, Kevin Benson McNEIL, Thomas Timothy BYRNE
  • Publication number: 20120222571
    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: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Inventors: Thomas Timothy Byrne, André Mellin
  • Publication number: 20120192736
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for individually positioning and mounting particles on a target carrier according to a predefined pattern. In particular the particles are spheres of an electrically chargeable material with a diameter in the range of 10 micrometer up to one millimeter and are electrically conductive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Inventor: Theodorus A.G. HEEREN
  • Patent number: 8117964
    Abstract: An intaglio-printing press for printing security documents comprising a plate cylinder (4) with at least one engraved printing plate (6), an impression cylinder (3), a wiping device (10) and an inking system, (5, 7a-8d); it further comprises a laser marking device with laser marking heads (15) arranged facing said plate cylinder downstream from said wiping device and upstream from the contact zone between said plate cylinder and said impression cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: KBA—Giori S.A.
    Inventor: Vincent Moreau
  • Patent number: 8105762
    Abstract: A pattern and method for forming a pattern includes providing a substrate on which a plurality of unit panels and etching object layers on the respective unit panel areas are formed, dividing the substrate into at least two or more areas, providing a cliché on which multiple grooves are formed, filling resist in the grooves, applying the resist filled in the groove of the cliché onto the etching object layer of the substrate by the divided area unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yong-Sung Ham
  • Publication number: 20110283905
    Abstract: A gravure offset printing press includes a first gravure plate cylinder, second gravure plate cylinder, blanket cylinder, and impression cylinder. The first gravure plate cylinder includes, on its circumferential surface, a first recess to be filled with ink. The second gravure plate cylinder includes, on its circumferential surface, a second recess which is to be filled with ink and has a width in its circumferential direction, that is larger than that of the first recess. The blanket cylinder comes into contact with the first gravure plate cylinder and the second gravure plate cylinder to receive the inks from the first and the second gravure plate cylinders. The contact position between the second gravure plate cylinder and the blanket cylinder is located upstream, in the rotation direction of the blanket cylinder, of the contact position between the first gravure plate cylinder and the blanket cylinder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Inventor: Ohra Sakata
  • Patent number: 8037817
    Abstract: A rotary screen printing press, which includes a rotary screen cylinder for coating ink on a sheet transported by transport means, and a plate or form replacing work space whose upper side is closed, with respect to which a transport direction of the sheet is restrained by other device and a liquid coating unit including the rotary screen cylinder, which is open in at least one of directions orthogonal to the transport direction of the sheet, and where an operator performs work of replacing a screen printing form, comprises a plate or form rest provided below the rotary screen cylinder and supported to be movable to a first position within the liquid coating unit and a second position within the form replacing work space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Komori Corporation
    Inventors: Toyoo Tonosu, Isao Komuro, Akehiro Kusaka
  • Publication number: 20110192297
    Abstract: A printing arrangement having a rotatable printing cylinder and raised image and non-raised non-image portions on the circumference of the printing cylinder. The arrangement has an array of smooth rollers for applying an ink onto the image on the printing cylinder and not applying ink onto the non-image portion. A first smooth roller is mounted for rotation near the printing cylinder and a second smooth roller mounted for rotation near the first roller forming an ink gap between the two smooth rollers. Ink is dispersed across the first smooth roller and applied onto the image on the printing cylinder. The arrangement has a rotatable counter pressure cylinder mounted with the printing cylinder such that when a web is passed through a gap between the printing and counter pressure cylinders, and when ink applied to the image portion on the printing cylinder, ink is transferred from the image onto the substrate material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2010
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Inventors: Mikhail Laksin, Jose M. Soler Pons
  • Patent number: 7886662
    Abstract: A printing surface includes a substrate having latching electrodes on a first surface, a spacer layer on the first surface of the substrate, the spacer layer patterned to form wells such that the latching electrodes reside in the wells, a deformable membrane, the membrane having conductive regions, on the spacer layer to enclose the wells, each enclosed well and its associated region of the membrane forming a pixel membrane, and actuation circuitry to actuate the electrodes to cause selected ones of the pixel membranes to remain in a deflected state when the pixel membranes receive an impulse to return to an undeflected state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
    Inventors: Dirk De Bruyker, JengPing Lu, Jurgen H. Daniel, Eugene M. Chow, Armin R. Volkel