Rotary Patents (Class 101/216)
  • Patent number: 11932029
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a temperature adjustment device for a printing machine with a plurality of inking devices mounted therein, the device being capable of adjusting the temperatures of ink smoothing function rollers in the respective inking devices uniformly and accurately. The temperature adjustment device for a printing machine according to the present invention is a temperature adjustment device for a printing machine that adjusts temperatures of rollers in a plurality of inking devices mounted in a printing machine by supplying temperature-regulated water to shaft parts of the rollers, and is characterized by having a plurality of smoothing function roller temperature regulators, provided respectively corresponding to the inking devices, and each adjusting the temperature of the ink smoothing function roller among a series of rollers in each of the inking devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: TOYO SEIKAN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Iori Takatori, Ryouta Nagatsuka, Osamu Hatano, Tooru Shimomura
  • Patent number: 11919290
    Abstract: Magnetic or magnetizable particles contained in a coating agent can be aligned using a device that includes a cylinder having a plurality of magnetic elements around its outer circumference. The magnetic elements are arranged in a matrix having columns extending in the circumferential direction and rows extending in an axially parallel manner. The magnetic elements in some columns are mounted as a group on a shared carrier element, and have a variable axial position collectively as a group and independently of the magnetic elements of an adjoining column. In these columns, at least one of the magnetic elements is arranged on the carrier element of a multi-piece cylinder body of the cylinder so as to be adjustable in the axial direction, by way of a mechanical adjusting means, and independently of at least one further magnetic element of the same column which is mounted on the same carrier element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: KOENIG & BAUER AG
    Inventors: Eugen Beck, Edwin Kreps, Björn Kriege
  • Patent number: 11912022
    Abstract: A digital printing system (10) includes a flexible intermediate transfer member (ITM) (44) and a dancer assembly (100). The ITM (44) is configured to receive ink droplets from an ink supply system to form an image thereon, and to transfer the image to a target substrate (50). The dancer assembly (100) includes a fluid chamber (103) and a rotatable element (111) fitted in the fluid chamber (103), the fluid chamber (103) includes an inlet (107) configured to receive pressurized fluid (130) into the fluid chamber (103), and the pressurized fluid (130) causes the rotatable element (111) to move relative to the fluid chamber (103) and to apply tension to the ITM (44) while being rotated by the ITM (44).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Inventors: Benzion Landa, Shay Geron, Zohar Goldenstein
  • Patent number: 11833844
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a device for fixing a platen roller for a printing apparatus. The device includes: a fixing frame installed in the housing of the printing apparatus; roller bearings respectively coupled to both ends of the platen roller in the longitudinal direction of the platen roller, and configured to allow the platen roller to be rotated; bearing holders installed on the fixing frame, and configured to provide coupling portions for the roller bearings and to allow the roller bearings to enter and exit in a horizontal direction corresponding to the longitudinal direction of the platen roller; and a locking part configured to fix the platen roller and the roller bearings to the bearing holders in the state of preventing the horizontal movement of the platen roller and the roller bearings while restraining at least one of the both ends of the platen roller to the bearing holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: BIXOLON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jin Gwan Kim, Jin Kook Kim
  • Patent number: 11685149
    Abstract: A printing plate pressure adjustment system for a can decorator including a printing plate cylinder assembly having a printing plate cylinder drive shaft, and a blanket wheel. The system includes an actuator, a control system structured to control operation of the actuator to adjust a pressure between the printing plate cylinder assembly and the blanket wheel, an eccentric bushing disposed around the printing plate cylinder drive shaft, wherein rotation of the eccentric bushing causes the printing plate cylinder to move toward or away from the blanket wheel, and a drive mechanism coupled between the actuator and the eccentric bushing, wherein operation of the actuator causes the drive mechanism to rotate the eccentric bushing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: Stolle Machinery Company, LLC
    Inventors: Bryon Lee Kajfosz, David Matthew Sebesta, Karl Scott Fleischer
  • Patent number: 11401065
    Abstract: A workflow process for packing and unpacking variable sized bundles of printed card signs includes providing identifiable codes that make the card signs highly visible and recognizable. Included on selected card signs is a color coded border with indexing added to each bundle in groupings to help in packing and unpacking the bundles into and from boxes. When the bundles are packed in a box on edge, both the person packing and unpacking the box can easily identify the beginning and end of each bundle and thereby limiting the time required to organize and process the bundles and reduce labor cost and errors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Hans Franklin Case, Douglas K Herrmann, Kevin St Martin
  • Patent number: 11390067
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a printing unit with an automated sleeve change process. A sleeve can be prepared for the next printing job while the current job is running, thereby reducing the changeover time. Also, the printing unit can handle printing sleeves of very different sizes without any special additional adjustments to be made. The printing unit translates the printing roller and the inking roller on a horizontal line to engage and dis-engage the printing roller. The invention is convenient for large printing sleeves because the sleeve can be slipped over a shaft that remains in the unit. The setup results in a very rigid system, which guarantees an excellent printing quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: BOBST FIRENZE S.R.L.
    Inventors: Francesco Biancalani, Federico D'Annunzio, Ludovico Frati, Giacomo Maccalli, Mauro Maccalli
  • Patent number: 10836081
    Abstract: A thin film member forming device includes a reference roll fixedly disposed while being rotatably supported by a first bearing member, a movable roll disposed movably with respect to the reference roll while being rotatably supported by a second bearing member, a roll gap adjusting mechanism which adjusts a gap between the reference roll and the movable roll and a roll opening mechanism which expands the gap. The roll gap adjusting mechanism adds a load in a direction to narrow the gap to the second bearing member, and the roll opening mechanism adds a load in a direction to expand the gap to the second bearing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Inventors: Koji Mizunuma, Tadamasa Furuya, Tomonori Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10704639
    Abstract: An apparatus and system for attaining maximum unidirectional response to vibration damping of a printed circuit board (PCB) or other planar surface utilizing a defined travel displacement of a single tungsten (or other material) cylindrical rod in a single or plurality of sealed cylindrical chambers in a particle impact damper (PID). The single tungsten (or other material) cylindrical rod is not weighed down, constrained, encumbered within the chamber; accordingly, providing unrestricted freedom for the cylinder to quickly respond in a unidirectional direction at the first occurrence of excessive vibrational acceleration over 1G. The structure of a single cylindrical particle within a sealed cylindrical chamber also provides a path of minimum distance for the cylinder to travel before colliding with the ceiling or floor of the PID chamber. A plurality of cylindrical chambers can be arranged in a variety of patterns within the PID housing such as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: TopLine Corporation
    Inventor: Martin B. Hart
  • Patent number: 10696003
    Abstract: A tool-holder head for a carriage for transporting rotary tools of a unit for converting a flat substrate, which includes an upper port (29) and a lower port (30) arranged one above the other and intended to receive a front end of an upper rotary tool (10) and a front end of a lower rotary tool (11), respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: BOBST MEX SA
    Inventor: Pierre Robadey
  • Patent number: 10688776
    Abstract: A web-fed printing machine that is highly variable in terms of its configuration, provides a high degree of positioning accuracy of processing modules and has a cost-efficient machine frame, includes a plurality of the processing modules fixed to the machine frame. Each respective processing module is advantageously fixed to the machine frame by a respective carrier module. Every carrier module includes two parallel longitudinal beams extending in the machine direction and two parallel crossbars which are oriented at right angles to the longitudinal beams and which interconnect the two longitudinal beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Gallus Druckmaschinen GmbH
    Inventor: Dieter Bangel
  • Patent number: 10682850
    Abstract: A machine arrangement, for sequentially processing sheet-type substrates, includes a plurality of different processing stations, one of which includes a non-impact printing device that prints the substrates. The processing station, including the non-impact printing device, also includes a printing cylinder, on the circumference of which, the non-impact printing device that prints the substrates is arranged. On the circumferential surface of the printing cylinder, four substrates are or can be placed behind each other in the circumferential direction. Each of the substrates that are to be conveyed are retained in one of a force-locking and a form-fitting manner on the circumferential surface of the printing cylinder by at least one retaining element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: KOENIG & BAUER AG
    Inventors: Christian Ziegenbalg, Uwe Becker, Ulrich Köhler, Frank Schumann, Carsten Reinsch, Michael Koch
  • Patent number: 10493777
    Abstract: A printer includes a printhead assembly which applies an ink composition to print media to form printed media. A dryer, downstream of the printhead assembly, at least partially dries the printed media. A transport mechanism conveys the printed media in a downstream direction between the printhead assembly and a dryer and between the dryer and an output device. The transport mechanism includes at least one electric field-generating transport member including a drive roller which is rotated about an axis of rotation to advance the print media in the downstream direction. The drive roller includes spaced electrical conductors, first portions of the electrical conductors being sequentially brought into proximity with the print media as the roller is rotated. A commutator is positioned to sequentially contact and apply a voltage to second portions of only a subset of the conductors that are in proximity with the print media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Inventors: Paul J. McConville, Chu-heng Liu, Douglas K. Herrmann, Seemit Praharaj, Jason M. LeFevre
  • Patent number: 10434807
    Abstract: There is described a combined printing press (10) for the production of security documents, in particular banknotes, comprising a screen printing group (3) and a numbering group (4) adapted to process printed substrates in the form of individual sheets or successive portions of a continuous web. The screen printing group (3) is located upstream of the numbering group (4) and comprises at least one screen printing unit (32-33) designed to print a pattern of optically-variable ink, which optically-variable ink contains flakes that can be oriented by means of a magnetic field. The screen printing group further comprises a magnetic unit (36) located downstream of the screen printing unit (32-33), which magnetic unit (36) is designed to magnetically induce an optically-variable effect in the pattern of optically-variable ink applied by the screen printing unit (32-33) prior to drying/curing of the optically-variable ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: KBA-NOTASYS SA
    Inventor: Johannes Georg Schaede
  • Patent number: 10286702
    Abstract: An electronic circuit board includes an ink receiving layer formed from a resin composition containing a polyvinyl acetal resin as a main component, and an electronic circuit formed in a pattern from an electrically conductive ink. An electronic circuit board production method includes the steps of: applying a liquid resin composition containing a polyvinyl acetal resin as a main component to form a layer of the liquid resin composition; heat-drying the liquid resin composition to form an ink receiving layer; and forming an electronic circuit in a predetermined circuit pattern from an electrically conductive ink by a printing method or a transferring method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: KOMURA-TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tadashi Kawamoto, Shigeru Baba, Youichi Sumoto, Sakae Murata, Kazuhiko Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10252863
    Abstract: A drive for a belt conveyor system includes a permanently excited synchronous motor having a stator and a rotor, wherein a gap size is formed between the rotor and the stator, and a holding device is provided, which is secured to the stator via a first securing device and to the rotor via a second securing device in order to provide secure assembly of the drive, such that the gap size is maintained, where the first securing device and/or the second securing device are detachably formed, such that an uninterrupted operation of the belt conveyor system is guaranteed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Torsten Hellmuth, Erik Krompasky, Guenther Winkler
  • Patent number: 10220591
    Abstract: The embossing-laminating device includes load bearing structure with at least two side members, a first path, for a first ply of web material, and a second path for a second ply of web material. Along the first path, a first pressure roller and a first interchangeable embossing roller are arranged, which define therebetween a first embossing nip for the first ply of web material. Along the second path a second pressure roller and a second interchangeable embossing roller are arranged, which define a second embossing nip for the second ply of web material. The embossing-laminating device also includes a magazine including a plurality of seats for a plurality of interchangeable embossing rollers, as well as at least a first manipulator for replacing embossing rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Fabio Perini S.p.A.
    Inventors: Franco Montagnani, Alessandro Muchetti, Mauro Ricci
  • Patent number: 10182686
    Abstract: A spring-loaded toilet paper dispenser for compact and aesthetic holding and dispensing of multiple rolls of toilet paper. The spring-loaded toilet paper dispenser generally includes an elongated housing to store rolls of toilet paper in a generally vertical stack until ready for use. The dispenser also includes a roller bar to hold an active roll of toilet paper, allowing for paper to be unrolled. When the active roll is empty, the roller bar slides into the topmost, next roll in the stack and then rotates to move the “on-deck” roll into the active position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Inventor: Qing-Min Chen
  • Patent number: 9865981
    Abstract: Packaging for a fiber laser includes a conduit surrounding the fiber laser and a thermally conductive compound filling a gap between the fiber laser and the conduit setting the fiber laser within the conduit. The fiber laser may have a substantially circular first cross section having a first diameter and the conduit may have a substantially circular second cross section having a second diameter larger than the first diameter of the fiber laser. The conduit may have a splice window cut out from a wall of the conduit and optical potting compound may fix a portion of the fiber laser under the splice window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: NLIGHT, INC.
    Inventors: Mitchell Reynolds, Aaron W. Brown
  • Patent number: 9656425
    Abstract: A three-dimensional printing apparatus including a housing, a platform disposed in the housing and having a printing region, a frame disposed on an inner side of the housing and an operating module is provided. At least one cylinder disposed on the frame has a body and a pair of wings extended therefrom. The cylinder is carried on the frame by the wings, and a first gap is provided below each of the wings and between the body and the frame. The operating module is disposed in the housing to move relative to the printing region and the frame, and the operating module includes a pair of catching arms. After the catching arms are inserted into the first gaps, the operating module moves in a first direction to carry the cylinder on the catching arms, and then moves in a second direction to move the cylinder out from the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignees: XYZprinting, Inc., Kinpo Electronics, Inc., Cal-Comp Electronics & Communications Company Limited
    Inventors: Shih-Jer Din, Jui-Feng Chang
  • Patent number: 9642005
    Abstract: A computer-readable medium embodies a computer program for authenticating a user. The computer program comprises computer-readable program code for: generating a first message including an identifier for a session, sending the first message through an interface associated with the session, receiving a response message including the identifier for the session, a user identifier, and at least a portion encrypted using a private key associated with a mobile device associated with the user, and authenticating the user in response to identifying that the response message includes at least the portion encrypted using the private key associated with the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Nexiden, Inc.
    Inventors: Klaus S. Fosmark, William A. Perry, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9586393
    Abstract: A printing module of the flexo printing type, is provided with an anilox roller and an impression roller which are set up between two frame parts. Further, the printing module comprises a plate cylinder assembly which is receivable in a plate cylinder holder assembly. The plate cylinder holder assembly is provided with a plate-shaped body part with a supporting ring support surface with a special curve which is symmetrical with respect to a curve plane. Further, each plate cylinder holder assembly comprises a body part support assembly via which the body part is connected with the associated frame part, wherein the body part support assembly is configured for pivoting the body part about a first imaginary pivoting axis and for pivoting the body part about a second imaginary pivoting axis, such as to allow a substantially independent distance setting between the plate cylinder and the anilox roller on one side and between the plate cylinder and the impression roller on the other side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: MPS HOLDING B.V.
    Inventor: Adrianus Henricus Ignatius Maria Verkuijlen
  • Patent number: 9507295
    Abstract: A Zener diode contacts an inner periphery surface of an intermediate transfer belt, and an opposing roller which opposes a detecting member is electrically insulated, in a configuration where transfer is performed at multiple photosensitive drums while an electrical current is applied in a peripheral direction of the intermediate transfer belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Keisuke Ishizumi, Shinsuke Kobayashi, Shinji Katagiri, Shuichi Tetsuno, Masaru Ohno, Satoshi Takami
  • Patent number: 9440426
    Abstract: An ink proofing system may include a hand holdable support member, an anilox roll coupled to the support member and an impression roll coupled to the support member. A photopolymer printing plate with an etched outer surface can be coupled to the outer circumferential surface of the impression roll. An adjustment device coupled to the support member can be provided to set a fixed nip between the printing plate and the ink-receiving substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Probity Engineering, LLC
    Inventor: Ronald K. Westby
  • Patent number: 9421752
    Abstract: A numbering and imprinting machine includes: a numbering printing unit for one surface including an impression cylinder and a numbering cylinder; a first numbering printing unit for the other surface including an impression cylinder and a numbering cylinder; a drying unit for numbering printing for one surface including a drying cylinder and a drying device; a second numbering printing unit for the other surface including an impression cylinder and a numbering cylinder; and a drying unit for numbering printing for the other surface including a transfer cylinder, a drying cylinder, and a drying device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Inventor: Hiroyoshi Kamoda
  • Patent number: 9346645
    Abstract: An apparatus for driving a pair of nip rollers at a rotational velocity that varies within each revolution is provided. A first nip roller and a second nip roller form a nip therebetween for moving a sheet or signature. A drive configured and arranged to drive a drive shaft at a constant rotational speed. A pair of variable rotational speed couplings each have an input coupled to the drive, and an output connected to a respective one of the first and second nip rollers. Each coupling rotates its respective nip roller at a rotational speed that varies within each revolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Goss International Americas, Inc.
    Inventors: Jared David Kinson, Dieter Theodor Ebert, John James Sposato, Jr., Joseph Adrian St. Ours
  • Patent number: 9272504
    Abstract: A flexographic printing unit includes an engraved roll, a form cylinder and an impression cylinder. Axes of rotation of the engraved roll and the form cylinder are disposed in a horizontal plane and axes of rotation of the form cylinder and the impression cylinder are disposed in a vertical plane. The printing unit has at least one knee lever system for applying a pretensioning force to the form cylinder. A narrow web label printing press having at least one flexographic printing unit is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Gallus Druckmaschinen GmbH
    Inventor: Dieter Bangel
  • Patent number: 9227810
    Abstract: A medium transport device includes a rotation shaft that enables transport of a medium as it rotates, and a bearing of the rotation shaft, in which the rotation shaft is provided with a hollow portion, a lubricating material containing unit that contains a lubricating material inside an end portion of the hollow portion, and holes that are open to a contact portion with the bearing from the lubricating material containing unit, and the lubricating material can be drawn to the contact portion from the lubricating material containing unit via the holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuhiko Arimori
  • Patent number: 9199446
    Abstract: A rotary-style coating machine of the type capable of applying coatings to various web substrates in the commercial offset web and/or digital web printing industry. The coating machine includes a coating cylinder and a plate cylinder that are rotatably mounted within the machine. The coating cylinder includes a coating sleeve removably mounted on a mandrel, and the plate cylinder includes a plate sleeve removably mounted on another mandrel. The machine further includes a unit for depositing a coating material on the coating sleeve as the coating cylinder is rotated. The plate cylinder is operative to receive the coating material from the coating sleeve. An impression cylinder supports a web substrate that receives the coating material from the plate sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Global Web Finishing, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Lee Nadrchal, John Matthias Nader, Thomas James Payer, Robert Steven Orto, Michael Wayne Back
  • Patent number: 9168727
    Abstract: A printing unit (1) has a first roller (2) and a second roller (3) provided substantially parallel and facing each other for transporting of printing sheets between the first roller (2) and the second roller (3). The first roller (2) is rotationally mounted at only one end (10) of the first roller (2) and this end (10) is mounted to a deflector (9). The deflector (9) has a connection (11) to a support (12) for resiliently changing the angle of the first roller (2) relatively to the second roller (3) by bending the connection (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: TRESU A/S
    Inventors: Mads Kylling, Marko Ryynänen
  • Publication number: 20150144014
    Abstract: A method is provided for processing a relief raster image, comprising customary color channels for indicating a color of each pixel and a height channel for indicating a height of each pixel into several pass images that are printed using a printer with several colorants including a white colorant. For each pixel a relief part, a white part and a skin part are discriminated in order to combine the demands for height and color variation across the surface of the image. The skin part comprises pixels for which a colorant composition based on the color channels of the relief raster image is established. In order to print a color in the skin part that is independent of a height of the pixel, the relief part comprises an arbitrary colorant composition and the white part comprises mainly white colorant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: OCE-TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Koen J. KLEIN KOERKAMP, Jacques C.E. PERVILLÉ
  • Publication number: 20150122138
    Abstract: A method of flexographically printing a uniform pattern on a substrate where the ink deposited on the substrate is deposited in the intended location and not in unintended locations. A flexo-master comprises a pattern formed by a plurality of lines including at least one junction, and printing the pattern including the at least one junction in ink on a substrate forming a printed pattern, wherein the printed junction has a different shape than the at least one junction on the flexo-master. In addition to the junction formation, a discontinuous line on the flexo-master may be used to print a continuous line, a single line may be used to print two lines, and two or more lines may be used to print a single line. The flexo-master pattern lines may additionally have a fill pattern comprising various geometries that are used to uniformly print the pattern on the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Dan Van Ostrand, Kevin Derichs
  • Publication number: 20150107469
    Abstract: There is described a printing press (1; 1*; 1**) comprising an ink-receiving cylinder (9; 8) receiving ink from an inking system (90-93, 90*, 93*; 95-99, 95*, 99*; 100-104, 100*, 104*) having a plurality of ink-applying cylinders or rollers (93, 93*; 99, 99*; 104, 104*) arranged one above the other around part of a circumference of the ink-receiving cylinder (9; 8), the ink-applying cylinders or rollers (93, 93*; 99, 99*; 104, 104*) being inked by a corresponding plurality of inking devices (90, 90*; 95, 95*; 100, 100*), the printing press (1; 1*; 1**) further comprising an inking carriage (52; 55; 57) supporting the plurality of inking devices (90, 90*; 95, 95*; 100, 100*), which inking carriage (52; 55; 57) can be moved with respect to the ink-receiving cylinder (9; 8) between a working position and a retracted position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: KBA-NOTASYS SA
    Inventors: Volker Scharkus, Volkmar Rolf Schwitzky
  • Publication number: 20150096453
    Abstract: A printing unit (1) has a first roller (2) and a second roller (3) provided substantially parallel and facing each other for transporting of printing sheets between the first roller (2) and the second roller (3). The first roller (2) is rotationally mounted at only one end (10) of the first roller (2) and this end (10) is mounted to a deflector (9). The deflector (9) has a connection (11) to a support (12) for resiliently changing the angle of the first roller (2) relatively to the second roller (3) by bending the connection (11).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: TRESU A/S
    Inventors: Mads Kylling, Marko Ryynänen
  • Patent number: 8985016
    Abstract: A device and method are described for the easy and rapid loading and unloading of flexographic sleeves from flexographic processing machines. The device includes internal chucks that hold on to the end of a sleeve or sleeve adapter. The chucks are rotatably mounted within a flexographic processing machine to permit sleeve processing. In addition, the chucks may move to accommodate a large range of sleeve or adapter diameters and lengths. The method permits the loading and unloading of sleeves with a minimum amount of sleeve handling and without additional end pieces or adapters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Esko-Graphics Imaging, GmbH
    Inventor: Torsten E. Schwipps
  • Patent number: 8955434
    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: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Mandakini Kanungo, Kock-Yee Law, George Cunha Cardoso, Jing Zhou
  • Patent number: 8950323
    Abstract: In a sheet-fed printing press including; an impression cylinder gear driven by an upstream drive motor of an upstream printing unit group; an impression cylinder rotationally driven by the impression cylinder gear; a transfer cylinder gear of a convertible press mechanism rotationally driven by the upstream drive motor through the impression cylinder; and a transfer cylinder which is provided with a notch and is rotationally driven by the transfer cylinder gear, a load motor is provided to the transfer cylinder or the transfer cylinder gear, and braking force of the load motor is controlled according to load on the upstream drive motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Komori Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyoshi Kamoda, Hiromitsu Numauchi
  • 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: 20140378285
    Abstract: A conveyor that is disposed at a printing unit of a box making machine and conveys a corrugated sheet 10a that is to undergo printing, includes: a conveyor belt 23 having a conveying face that conveys the corrugated sheet; a suction box 24a that is disposed at a side of a back 23b of the conveying face of the conveyor belt and that suctions the corrugated sheet onto the conveying face with negative pressure; a plurality of guide rolls that guide or drive the conveyor belt. Air blowing means is disposed on the back side of the conveyor belt within a region from an outlet roll to an inlet roll of the guide rolls and blows air to an outside.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Printing & Packaging Machinery, Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Nadachi, Osamu Hatano
  • Patent number: 8899153
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for operating a printing press determine the vibration behavior of at least one impression cylinder of the printing press, with the avoidance or suppression of undesirable vibrations such as resonant vibrations by utilizing measures in the range of the critical frequencies which trigger the vibrations. During operation of a printing press of this type, undesirable vibrations occur which cause quality impairments in relation to the printed image. The invention reduces quality impairments of this type. The problem is solved by performing targeted loading of the drive of the impression cylinder of the printing press with an exciting signal of the power output to cause vibrations of the impression cylinder, and determining critical frequencies in the resonant frequency spectrum of the impression cylinder using the vibrations which are caused.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Windmoeller & Hoelscher KG
    Inventors: Hermann-Josef Veismann, Frank Westhof, Uwe Hoewelmeyer
  • Patent number: 8899148
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for printing a material onto a substrate with a relief printing form made from a photosensitive element. The method includes forming an in-situ mask having a line screen resolution equal to or greater than 250 lines per inch on the photosensitive element, exposing the element to actinic radiation through the in-situ mask in an environment having an inert gas and a concentration of oxygen between 190,000 and 100 ppm, and treating the exposed element to form a relief structure having a plurality of raised surfaces with a line screen resolution equal to or greater than 250 lines per inch. Printing is accomplished by applying an imaging material to the plurality of raised surfaces and contacting to transfer the imaging material to the substrate. The method is suitable for printing high resolution graphic images, as well as for forming a uniform layer of imaging material on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: E I du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventor: Michael Lee Rudolph
  • Patent number: 8875630
    Abstract: The present invention provides a printer which can facilitate temperature control of a machine-plate cylinder section, can allow simple setup, and can facilitate maintenance of printing quality in continuous printing. In the printer, a machine plate is mounted on the outer circumference of a machine-plate cylinder section 12 fixedly provided on a machine-plate drive shaft 1. A fluid whose temperature is regulated is circulated in the machine-plate cylinder section 12.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: I. Mer Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masayuki Izume, Tadao Hashimoto, Kenjiro Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 8850983
    Abstract: A production unit for a printing material processing machine includes a drive, a computer, a cylinder and an associated impression cylinder having a circumference different from that of the cylinder. Provision is made to detect an increase in drive torque on the cylinder and to calculate therefrom a differential angle of rotation varying at least over one revolution between the cylinder and the impression cylinder in the computer, to be used to actuate the drive of the cylinder. A printing press having at least one production unit is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventors: Rudolf Leib, Josef Winkelmann, Ralf Würdinger
  • Publication number: 20140261032
    Abstract: A coating head for coating an engraved surface on a coating cylinder of a printing press is provided including a main body having a longitudinal cavity for liquid, open to the coating cylinder and having a seal to substantially seal said main body to the coating cylinder where the cavity has an injection zone providing for a liquid pressurizing zone within a portion of the cavity in the main body. The main body has an inlet to provide liquid to a supply chamber and an outlet to exhaust said liquid and air from an exhaust/return chamber. The seal includes at least a trailing doctor blade and a metering doctor blade, where the trailing doctor blade is at an angle of three to twelve degrees relative to a tangent of the coating cylinder taken at a center of the injection zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: P. Kenneth Deneka
  • Patent number: 8833255
    Abstract: A sheet-fed, rotary, printing press for printing on both sides of sheets without a sheet reversing device, includes printing units having a modular construction. Each module includes at least a plate cylinder, a blanket cylinder, an impression cylinder, a transfer cylinder and at least one drive wheel. Modules for printing on the first side of the sheets and modules for printing on the second side of the sheets have an identical construction and are disposed in such a way that one is rotated through 180° relative to the other about an axis extending in a sheet processing direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventors: Steffen Derhardt, Peter Hachmann, Ralf Thiele
  • Patent number: 8820237
    Abstract: A coupling device facilitates coupling of an ink transfer roller in an inking unit or printing unit of a printing machine. The ink transfer roller includes at least a roller body to which an end pin is connected, with each end pin of the roller being mounted to rotate in a bearing housing of the inking unit or printing unit via at least one bearing. The end pins of the roller include couplings with which the roller can be coupled and fastened in the inking unit or printing unit, with at least one end pin of the roller being splined to a shaft piece of a drive. The coupling device includes an actuator, with which at least one end pin of the ink transfer roller can be positioned against the shaft piece of the drive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Windmoeller & Hoelscher KG
    Inventor: Dietmar Koopmann
  • Patent number: 8813645
    Abstract: A printing press includes a printing form cylinder, a blanket cylinder, an impression cylinder, an adjusting device for setting a printing pressure between the blanket cylinder and the impression cylinder, a control device for throwing the pressure of the blanket cylinder on and off relative to the impression cylinder and springs for producing bearer ring pressure between bearer rings of the printing form cylinder and bearer rings of the blanket cylinder. The springs are integrated into coupling links and are connected to at least one of the two devices in such a way that, as a result of the actuation of that device, the springs are also adjusted, in order to keep the bearer ring pressure at least substantially constant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventors: Rolf Kündgen, Siegfried Kurtzer
  • 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: 8807030
    Abstract: A clamping device for a printing cylinder with two holders arranged on a joint axis, the holders each having a recess for receiving one end of the printing cylinder and being arranged with their recesses oriented towards each other and positioned adjustably to each other, with at least one of the recesses having a contact surface on which the allocated end of the printing cylinder is held during clamping. At least one of the holders comprises a carrier and a contact element fastened on the carrier on which the contact surface is formed. The contact element comprises a material which has a higher current conductivity and/or thermal conductivity than steel. In particular, copper or a copper alloy is suitable as a material for the contact element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Kasper Walter GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Klaus Kölling, Christoph Gschossmann
  • Patent number: 8807034
    Abstract: An approach is provided for balancing a pressure profile of a spreader nip formed by a first roller and a second roller within a print system. A line parallel to a target process direction is determined. One of an inboard side and an outboard side of the spreader nip is loaded with a first variable force. The other one of the inboard side and the outboard side of the spreader nip is loaded with a second variable force. The inboard side and the outboard side of the spreader nip are then separately loaded by a first balancing force and a second balancing force to cause a substrate passing through the spreader nip to track in a direction such that a side edge of the substrate remains parallel to the line parallel to the target process direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jason Matthew LeFevre, David P. VanBortel