Web Patents (Class 101/219)
  • Patent number: 10585046
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for tracking defects in sheet materials. The abstract of the disclosure is submitted herewith as required by 37 C.F.R. § 1.72(b). As stated in 37 C.F.R. § 1.72(b): A brief abstract of the technical disclosure in the specification must commence on a separate sheet, preferably following the claims, under the heading “Abstract of the Disclosure.” The purpose of the abstract is to enable the Patent and Trademark Office and the public generally to determine quickly from a cursory inspection the nature and gist of the technical disclosure. The abstract shall not be used for interpreting the scope of the claims. Therefore, any statements made relating to the abstract are not intended to limit the claims in any manner and should not be interpreted as limiting the claims in any manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: KHS GmbH
    Inventors: Jürgen-Peter Herrmann, Marius Michael Herrmann, Wolfgang Schorn
  • Patent number: 10131168
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a rotary printing process for the application of functional coatings to a print substrate, to a coated print substrate produced by the said process, and to the use thereof, in particular in the packaging sector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Andreas Becker, Thomas Rathschlag, Johannes Tasch
  • Patent number: 9855685
    Abstract: A method of making products with a functional relief surface (2) with high resolution up to 10 nm, which is copied from a template (1) or carrier of the negative relief of the surface, the so-called master. The template (1) of the relief surface (2) is provided with at least one layer of geopolymer composite, applied in a precursor state (3), in form of a liquid dispersion or grout in plastic or thixotropic condition, whose thickness is the same or greater than the depth of the template relief (1), at temperatures in the interval from the temperature corresponding to properties of the precursor (3) to the temperature corresponding to thermal decomposition of the precursor (3), and after hardening of geopolymer composite the layer or layers is/are separated from the template (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: IQ Structures, S.R.O.
    Inventors: Tomas Tethal, Michaela Steinerova
  • Patent number: 9827797
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein provide rollers that cool a print medium downstream of a dryer while minimizing the temperature differentials across the print medium. In some embodiments, air is directed through the interiors of different rollers in opposing directions based on a pattern to reduce the temperature differential across a width of the print medium. In other embodiments, a controller alternates a direction of the air through the interior of a roller to reduce the temperature differential across the width of the print medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Stuart James Boland, Dilan Nirushan Fernando, Scott Richard Johnson
  • Patent number: 9533701
    Abstract: A power-assisted steering system includes a control shaft arranged along a control shaft axis. An assist drive shaft defines a drive shaft axis and is arranged in a plane that is substantially transverse to the control shaft axis. The assist drive shaft is supported relative to the vehicle structure by a first bearing assembly and a second bearing assembly. A worm is disposed about the assist drive shaft. A worm gear is coupled to the control shaft, and the worm gear and control shaft are configured for rotation about the control shaft axis. The worm gear is configured for engaging the worm such that rotation of the worm and the assist drive shaft about the drive shaft axis causes rotation of the worm gear and the control shaft about the control shaft axis. The first bearing assembly is configured as an eccentric bearing assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: STEERING SOLUTIONS IP HOLDING CORPORATION
    Inventors: William D. Cymbal, Niklaus A. vonMatt, Jeffrey E. Beyerlein, John M. Andres, Jason T. Rutkiewicz, Daniel J. Diffin, Kevin C. Ross
  • Patent number: 9266319
    Abstract: A printing technology wherein an endless belt-shaped printing plate is wound about a plate cylinder and a guide roller of a printing cylinder and, by using the printing plate, a continuous form sent between the printing plate and an impression cylinder is printed. In the plate cylinder, feed pins are disposed in rows at an even pitch along an outer periphery of the cylinder. The feed pins are guided by a fixed cam ring and project and retract freely and project in a desired region of the plate cylinder, respectively with respect to the cylinder surface. Pin feed holes are provided in rows in marginal zones of the endless belt-shaped printing plate. The endless belt-shaped printing plate is formed by joining and bonding both ends of an elongated resinous relief printing plate with an adhesive tape from the printing surface side. The pin feed holes are engaged with the feed pins of the plate cylinder, whereby the plate feed is guided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: YUGENGAISHA MISATOMIRAI21
    Inventor: Manabu Fukuda
  • Patent number: 9027475
    Abstract: A method for successive printing of a first print job and a second print job on the same web using at least one printing group of the rotary press to print the first print job and the second print job is provided. The printing group includes at least a plate cylinder, a plate, a blanket cylinder and a blanket. Between the first print job and the second print job, a plate-changing stage occurs in which the blanket is held away from the web and the plates of the plate cylinder are changed. According to one aspect of the invention, between the first print job and the second print job, the web is kept traveling through the rotary press.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Goss International Montataire SA
    Inventors: Nicolas Sebastien Rousseau, Christophe Jean Olivier Noiret, Christophe Maurice Lambert
  • Publication number: 20150090140
    Abstract: A method and printing press for performing the method is provided for recording print processing conditions on a printed web of a rewind roll during operation of a printing press to print a print job, including associating sensed printing process parameters with tracked locations on the web at which the printing process parameters were sensed such that, for each tracked location, there is an associated set of printing process parameters; storing in memory, for each tracked location, the associated set of printing process parameters; and storing in memory an identification of the rewind roll, and an association of the rewind roll with the associated set of printing process parameters for each tracked location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: Goss International Americas Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Raymond RANCOURT, Howard W. HOFF
  • Publication number: 20150013556
    Abstract: A system for analyzing web breaks in a printing press is provided. The system includes sensing devices for monitoring the web, the printing press and detecting a web break. The system includes a database with predetermined web break causes, a real cause probability calculation algorithm for calculating the probability that the corresponding predetermined web break cause is the real cause of a detected web break as a function of the outputs of the sensing devices and a real web break cause determining processor for executing each real cause probability calculation algorithm. The predetermined web break causes are ranked according to the calculated real cause probabilities, and the web break cause among the predetermined web break causes with the highest real cause probability as the cause for the detected web break is identified. A web printing press and method are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Paul SLAATS
  • Patent number: 8931411
    Abstract: A method for regulating a web tension in a processing machine for processing a product web, in particular a shaftless printing press, includes separating a first product-web section from a second product-web section by a delay section. The web tensions in the first and second product-web sections are influenced by first and second actuators, respectively. To regulate the web tension in the first product-web section, the method further includes defining a regulation output value from which an actuating command for the first actuator is derived. An actuating command for the second actuator is defined from the regulation output value and a delay element to decouple the web tension in the second product-web section from the regulation of the web tension in the first product-web section. The delay element delays the effect of the regulation output value on the actuating command for the second actuator by a delay time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Holger Schnabel, Stephan Schultze, Mario Goeb
  • Publication number: 20140331878
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for determining an untensioned product length of a web moving through a printing press under tension. A controller determines a tensioned repeat length of the web in a span of the printing press while the web is moving through the printing press under tension; determines an elastic strain of the web in the span of the printing press while the web is moving through the printing press under tension; and calculates an untensioned product length of the web in the span of the printing press while the web is moving through the printing press under tension as a function of the tensioned repeat length and the elastic strain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: Goss International Americas Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Joseph DAWLEY, Daniel Matthew PERDUE, Drew Edwin KIEFABER
  • Patent number: 8863657
    Abstract: The invention relates to an arrangement for processing a paper web having a low surface area density not exceeding 70 g/m2, in particular a cigarette paper web, comprising: an input side, over which the paper web is fed into the arrangement; an output side, over which the paper web leaves the arrangement, wherein the paper web passes the arrangement from input side to output side in a direction of conveyance; a device (5) downstream of the input side, in particular a printing unit, preferably a gravure printing unit, for applying a liquid printing medium to the paper web; a first drying station (7) following the applying station in direction of conveyance, in particular hot-air drying, for drying the printing medium applied to the paper web; a device (9) following the first drying in direction of conveyance for moistening the paper web and a second drying station (11) following the moistening device in direction of conveyance, by which the moistened paper web is dried.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Delfortgroup AG
    Inventor: Franz Burger
  • Patent number: 8763526
    Abstract: Apparatuses are disclosed that include forming selected perforation designs and patterns. The perforation designs and patterns can be formed in linear or nonlinear fashion, can extend in the cross direction or the machine direction and can be formed to complement or match an embossed or printed design on the web. The perforation designs and patterns can be formed utilizing various mechanical perforating techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kevin Benson McNeil, James Michael Singer
  • Patent number: 8757062
    Abstract: A method for on-line printing onto water-soluble film on-line with water-soluble detergent pouch process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Stephane Content, Frank William Denome
  • Patent number: 8746141
    Abstract: The printing machine for variable format offset includes a printing roller or drum, and at least one printing group including a guide system fixed in relation with the printing roller or drum, a first carriage displaceable along the guide system and configured for supporting a rubber-wrapped blanket roller or sleeve of variable size, a second carriage displaceable along the guide system and configured for supporting a plate roller or sleeve of variable size, and a third carriage displaceable along the guide system carrying an offset inking head. The head has devices for approximating the third carriage to the plate roller, identifying and fixing its working position in relation with the plate sleeve and fitting ink-supplying roller or rollers to the plate roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Neopak, SL
    Inventors: Luis Antonio Ruiz Suesa, Jordi Puig Vila
  • Publication number: 20140102326
    Abstract: A printing press is provided. The printing press includes a first printing unit including a first plate cylinder, a first blanket cylinder and a first impression cylinder forming a first printing nip with the first blanket cylinder, a first bowed roller upstream of the first printing unit spreading a web before the web enters the first printing nip, a second printing unit downstream of the first printing unit including a second plate cylinder, a second blanket cylinder and a second impression cylinder forming a second printing nip with the second blanket cylinder, and a second bowed roller between the first printing and the second printing unit, the second bowed roller spreading the web before the web enters the second printing nip. A method printing is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventors: James Brian Vrotacoe, Daniel Paul Gagne, Michael Robert Lemelin
  • Patent number: 8661976
    Abstract: A method is provided for a rotary press of the type including at least one cylinder for printing and feeding a web to be printed, and a device for driving in rotation the or each printing and feed cylinder. In normal operation, the at least one cylinder is driven by applying thereto a positive drive torque and a positive drive power, and, in the event of the web breaking, the at least one cylinder is braked by the associated drive device. According to one embodiment of the invention, in an emergency shutdown step, the torque or the power applied to the at least one printing and feed cylinder by the associated drive device is limited in such a manner as not to exceed a predetermined torque threshold or power threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Goss International Corporation
    Inventors: Pascal Ollivier, Jean-Valere Holvoet, Francois Vidaillac
  • Patent number: 8582156
    Abstract: A method of controlling a digital printing system that uses multiple metadata packets is provided. A controller including a metadata channel is provided. Information in a first metadata packet that is associated with an initial point of interest of a media is provided by a primary metadata packet creation unit. The first metadata packet is inserted into the metadata channel of the controller. A second metadata packet including new information associated with a new point of interest of the media is created using a secondary metadata creation unit. The second metadata packet with the new formation is inserted into the metadata channel of the controller based on the location of the new point of interest of the media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Paul Rudolph, Russell L. Bartley, Michael J. Piatt, Ronald J. Duke
  • Patent number: 8564795
    Abstract: Disclosed is a printer including a transverse tension sensor for detecting that a sheet being discharged has deviated in a paper width direction orthogonal to a discharging direction. The conveyance of the sheet is stopped based on a detection signal of the transverse tension sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: NEC Infrontia Corporation
    Inventors: Shou Yazawa, Yukio Yoshioka
  • Publication number: 20130270810
    Abstract: A process for making a decorative sheet material includes applying a first printed pattern to a web as the web travels over a first printing cylinder having a first diameter, and applying a second printed pattern to the web as the web travels over a second printing cylinder having a second diameter, which is different than the first diameter. A system for making a decorative sheet material includes a first printing cylinder for applying a first printed pattern on a web travelling over the first printing cylinder, and a second printing cylinder for applying a second printed pattern on the web travelling over the second printing cylinder. The first printing cylinder has a first diameter. The second printing cylinder has a second diameter, which is different than the first diameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2011
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventor: Michael Ross
  • Patent number: 8539882
    Abstract: A method of operating a web printing press is provided. The method includes storing productivity data, press speeds and paper types of past print jobs run on the web printing press in a database; comparing a paper type of a new print job with the paper types of the past print jobs stored in the database to identify past print jobs with similar or the same paper type as the new print job; selecting a press speed for the new print job based on at least the productivity data of the past print jobs with similar or the same paper type as the new print job; and printing the new print job on the web printing press at the selected press speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Goss International Americas, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Raymond Rancourt
  • Publication number: 20130228083
    Abstract: Disclosed is a roll-to-roll printing apparatus, which includes n support rollers arranged in an n-gonal shape (where n is an integer equal to or greater than 3), a looped pattern mask having a plurality of pattern sections passing through inner and outer surfaces thereof and disposed so as to interconnect the support rollers, a driver that rotates the pattern mask, a transfer unit having an unwinder and a rewinder of a printing target and a backup roller that is disposed between two of the support rollers adjacent to each other and outside the pattern mask and that supports the printing target transferred from the unwinder to the rewinder, a printing unit disposed inside the pattern mask and discharging ink toward the printing target supported on the backup roller, and a tension adjusting unit adjusting tension of the pattern mask.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: SUNG AN MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Dong Kwon Choi
  • Publication number: 20130220154
    Abstract: A printing technology wherein an endless belt-shaped printing plate is wound about a plate cylinder and a guide roller of a printing cylinder and, by using the printing plate, a continuous form sent between the printing plate and an impression cylinder is printed. In the plate cylinder, feed pins are disposed in rows at an even pitch along an outer periphery of the cylinder. The feed pins are guided by a fixed cam ring and project and retract freely and project in a desired region of the plate cylinder, respectively with respect to the cylinder surface. Pin feed holes are provided in rows in marginal zones of the endless belt-shaped printing plate. The endless belt-shaped printing plate is formed by joining and bonding both ends of an elongated resinous relief printing plate with an adhesive tape from the printing surface side. The pin feed holes are engaged with the feed pins of the plate cylinder, whereby the plate feed is guided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: YUGENGAISHA MISATOMIRAI21
    Inventor: Manabu Fukuda
  • Patent number: 8499691
    Abstract: A printing unit of compact construction includes an impression cylinder and a printing form cylinder to be pivoted around the impression cylinder about a pivot axis running parallel to an axis of rotation of the impression cylinder. A spacing between the axes of rotation of the printing form cylinder and of the impression cylinder can be varied and the printing form cylinder and the impression cylinder can be set against each other, to form a press nip in which a substrate can be printed. A first drive for producing a rotational movement of the printing form cylinder is connected to the printing form cylinder through a drive train. At least one component of the drive train has a torque axis running through the impression cylinder. A printing press having at least one printing unit and a process for producing labels or self-adhesive labels in a printing press, are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Gallus Druckmaschinen GmbH
    Inventors: Dieter Bangel, Thomas Demand
  • Publication number: 20130133534
    Abstract: A printer capable of printing two surfaces of a medium is disclosed in the present invention. The printer includes a base, a holder rotatably disposed on the base for holding webs, and a rotary mechanism for rotating the holder relative to the base. The rotary mechanism includes a wheel disposed on the holder, and a gear crank disposed on the base. A plurality of slots is formed on the wheel, and the gear crank includes an actuating pin. The actuating pin can slide into one of the slots when the gear crank rotates, so as to rotate the wheel, and the holder can rotate relative to the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Inventor: Kai-Chieh Yen
  • Patent number: 8333150
    Abstract: A method for starting up a web-fed printing press is disclosed. In an embodiment, the method includes: a) a first start-up sequence is executed while using predetermined preset parameters that are specific to the printing press and/or the print job for the color register adjustment, cut-off compensator control and the ink density control; b) the web-fed printing press is subsequently stopped, where copies printed during the first start-up sequence are evaluated with respect to the color register, the cut-off compensator and the ink density, and where the preset parameters are adjusted as a function of this evaluation while the printing press is stopped; c) following this, a second start-up sequence is executed, where the preset parameters that are adjusted during the standstill are not used for printing until defined printing press speeds are reached and/or exceeded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: manroland AG
    Inventors: Ralf Schaedlich, Klaus Toepfer, Thomas Wunderlich
  • Patent number: 8210103
    Abstract: A folder superstructure is provided including a lead roll, a nip roll biasing the lead roll, and a frame supporting the lead roll and the nip roll. The frame is selectively movable between a first position where the lead roll and the nip roll act on a first web ribbon and a second position where the lead roll and the nip roll act on a second web ribbon. A method for folding printed webs is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Goss International Americas, Inc.
    Inventors: David John Gagnon, David Elliot Whitten, Thomas Thibault
  • Patent number: 8181575
    Abstract: A variable cutoff web printing press is provided including a first plate cylinder for printing a first color of first and second images and a second plate cylinder for printing a second color of the first and the second images. The printing press also includes a common blanket cylinder. The first and second plate cylinders contact the common blanket cylinder and transfer the first and second images to the common blanket cylinder. The printing press also includes a first transfer body for receiving the first image from the common blanket cylinder and transferring the first image to a web and a second transfer body for receiving the second image from the common blanket cylinder and transferring the second image to the web. A method of variable cutoff web printing is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Goss International Americas, Inc.
    Inventor: John Sheridan Richards
  • Patent number: 8122826
    Abstract: A variable cutoff printing press is provided that includes a plate cylinder, a first blanket cylinder including a first circumferential section movable with respect to a second circumferential section, and a second blanket cylinder including a third circumferential section movable with respect to a fourth circumferential section. The first, second, third and fourth circumferential sections contact the plate cylinder during a printing mode and print continuous images having a cutoff length on a web. A method of printing is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Goss International Americas, Inc.
    Inventor: John Sheridan Richards
  • Publication number: 20120024173
    Abstract: A method, system and apparatus for transporting a web through a press are disclosed. The web has a first print zone on a first side and a second print zone on a second side opposite the first print zone. The first print zone is fed past a first print station and then in an inward spiraling direction around and toward a second print station. The second print zone is fed past the second print station and then in an outward spiraling direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Inventor: Mark H. Berg
  • Publication number: 20110315031
    Abstract: A method and apparatus herein supply one or more media characteristics of a continuous media material (such as printing media) being supplied to rollers of an apparatus (such as a printing apparatus). The method and apparatus adjust the position of at least one of the rollers/shafts, relative to other rollers/shafts, based on the media characteristics to cause the media material to exhibit a target resonance frequency when being processed through the rollers. The method and apparatus can also identify excitation frequencies of vibrations produced by the apparatus as the apparatus feeds the continuous media material along the rollers and set the target resonance frequency at a value that is different from the excitation frequencies to prevent the apparatus from exciting the continuous media material at or near a resonant frequency of the processing system transporting the continuous media material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ming Yang, William J. Nowak, Roger Leighton
  • Patent number: 8056475
    Abstract: A variable cutoff web printing press is provided including a first plate cylinder for printing a first color of first and second images and a second plate cylinder for printing a second color of the first and the second images. The printing press also includes a common blanket cylinder. The first and second plate cylinders contact the common blanket cylinder and transfer the first and second images to the common blanket cylinder. The printing press also includes a first transfer body for receiving the first image from the common blanket cylinder and transferring the first image to a web and a second transfer body for receiving the second image from the common blanket cylinder and transferring the second image to the web. A method of variable cutoff web printing is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Goss International Americas, Inc.
    Inventor: John Sheridan Richards
  • Publication number: 20110259221
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a flexographic method of printing and a flexographic printing apparatus whereby the repeat length is greater than the circumference of the printing roller. This may be achieved by controlling the rotation of the printing roller as a non-printing zone of the printing roller passes a moving web such that an associated non-printed region formed on the web has a length that is greater than the non-printing zone. The rotation of the printing roller may be controlled by suspending the rotation of the printing roller or reducing the speed of rotation when the non-printing zone is in registration with the web and then increasing the speed of rotation to a predetermined printing speed as a printing zone of the printing roller comes into registration with the web.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2010
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Inventors: Colin Hargreaves, David Hargreaves
  • Publication number: 20110209638
    Abstract: A superstructure of a printing press includes a turning tower with at least one turner bar that is usable to deflect a web section from a transport direction by 90°. A second turner bar, that is shorter than the first turner bar, is also used to deflect a web section from the transport direction by 90° in the same direction as the first web section. These first and second turner bars are offset vertically in relation to one another in the same turning tower. The first turner bar is supported at both ends on at least one first lateral support and at least one second lateral support. The second turner bar is supported only on one end on the lateral support in a floating manner. The second support side of the second turner bar is provided with access from that support side into the interior of the turning tower.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2009
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Inventor: Burkard Otto Herbert
  • Patent number: 7997202
    Abstract: A web offset printing press that prints and processes at least one material web and has printing units and/or printing unit assemblies, at least one folder, and transport elements operates by transporting the at least one material web by the transport elements through a web of the printing press into the at least one folder, electrically driving the at least one folder, the printing units and/or printing unit assemblies and the transport elements at least partially mechanically independently of each other, and synchronizing during printing operation via specified setpoints values of at least one master axis with an electronically generated synchronization clock, and starting from a initial state of the at least one folder in which the master axis and/or condition of motion of the folder are independent of each other, adapting by the at least one folder its initial state to or synchronizing by the at least one folder its initial state with setpoint value assignments of the master axis, by performing compensati
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Bosch Rexroth AG
    Inventors: Klaus Peters, Dieter Staub
  • Patent number: 7992492
    Abstract: A web offset printing press that prints and processes at least one material web and has printing units and/or printing unit assemblies, at least one folder, and transport elements operates by transporting the at least one material web by the transport elements through a web of the printing press into the at least one folder, electrically driving the at least one folder, the printing units and/or printing unit assemblies and the transport elements at least partially mechanically independently of each other, and synchronizing during printing operation via specified setpoints values of at least one master axis with an electronically generated synchronization clock, and starting from a initial state of the at least one folder in which the master axis and/or condition of motion of the folder are independent of each other, adapting by the at least one folder its initial state to or synchronizing by the at least one folder its initial state with setpoint value assignments of the master axis, by performing compensati
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Bosch Rexroth AG
    Inventors: Klaus Peters, Dieter Staub
  • Patent number: 7975610
    Abstract: The invention relates to a printing unit (16; 17) comprising several printing groups (03; 04; 21; 22; 28; 29; 31; 32), each of which is provided with at least one plate cylinder (07) and at least one transfer cylinder (06) that is arranged so as to cooperate directly with the plate cylinder (07). The printing unit (16; 17), which is embodied as a nine-cylinder satellite printing unit (16; 17), is equipped with four plate cylinders (07) and a counterpressure cylinder (18) that is configured as a satellite cylinder (18). At least one inking roller of an inking group (09) is disposed so as to cooperate directly with the plate cylinder (07). One respective plate replacing mechanism (11; 11a; 11b), which encompasses a front section facing the associated plate cylinder (07), is assigned to at least two plate cylinders (07) that are placed next to each other in a horizontal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Jürgen Alfred Stiel
  • Publication number: 20110162545
    Abstract: A printing unit is comprised at least of a plurality of printing machines which are arranged on the same side of a web to be printed. Each such printing machine includes an inking unit having at least one roller, and a dampening unit. Rollers of the inking units of several of the printing machines, which are arrayed on the same side of the web to be printed, are in thermal contact with the same temperature-control medium unit for controlling the temperature of the rollers. The temperature control medium circuit is configured as an inner temperature-control medium circuit having substantially constant circulating volumetric flow rate of a temperature-control medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2009
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Inventor: Claus August Bolza-Schünemann
  • Publication number: 20110146511
    Abstract: A printing unit for printing a web of paper is provided. The printing unit includes a frame and an upper printing group and a lower printing group. The printing unit has at least one throw-on configuration and a blanket-changing throw-off configuration. The blanket cylinders are capable of each receiving at least one tubular blanket. The frame has, in at least one lateral wall, at least one opening to allow the passage of the tubular blankets. In the blanket-changing throw-off configuration, the blanket cylinder of the upper printing group has been moved upwards relative to the position which it occupies in the throw-on configuration and the blanket cylinder of the lower printing group has been moved downwards relative to the position which it occupies in the throw-on configuration, so that an adequate space is provided between the blanket cylinders to allow a web of paper printed by another printing unit to pass between them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Applicant: GOSS INTERNATIONAL MONTATAIRE SA
    Inventors: Patrick Menu, Francois Recolet
  • Patent number: 7958821
    Abstract: A printing unit of a printing machine is supported by a pair of spaced side frames that are disposed opposite to each other. The printing unit includes at least one printing machine and at least one ink unit. The printing machine is formed by a plurality of printing cylinders. Each of the spaced side frames include a longitudinal crossbar that runs in the direction of transfer of a print substrate traveling through the printing unit. The two longitudinal crossbars form the boundaries of a foot space of the printing unit at two parallel sides. A plurality of pipelines are disposed in the foot space between the two longitudinal crossbars. These pipelines supply flowable media to the printing unit, which flowable media can be either liquid or gaseous. At least one of the pipelines is connected to a user of one of the supplied flowable media in the printing unit or to at least one source of the flowable media. The printing machine can utilize a plurality of printing units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Andreas Kümmet, Werner Ludwig Fischer, Uwe Alexander Reuter
  • Publication number: 20110094400
    Abstract: An offset web print unit includes a plate cylinder, a blanket cylinder, the plate cylinder being movable during a throw-off operation, and a tucker bar for tucking plates into the plate cylinder, the tucker bar having an axis movable with respect to the plate cylinder axis for reducing a gap during the throw-off operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Applicant: Goss International Americas, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradford John Trudeau, Brian Joseph Gentle, Bryan Charles Dustin
  • Patent number: 7886663
    Abstract: Vibrations of a cylinder, which is a part of a web-processing machine, and particularly a printing machine, are dampened. A functional correlation is determined for a course of a force of a channel passage through a nip point defined by the cylinder and a second cylinder. The functional correlation is pre-defined up to a scaling factor determining the height as a time course for an actuator force time course and is stored in a control or a regulating device. The vibration, or an amplitude of the vibration is measured during the operation of at least part of the cylinder by the use of a sensor. A maximum vibration amplitude on the roll body of the cylinder is then calculated from the measuring value. The actuators are controlled by the control or regulating device according to the pre-defined actuator force time course.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Ralf Christel, Oliver Frank Hahn, Karl Erich Albert Schaschek
  • Patent number: 7875152
    Abstract: A torn paper web capture system that is a mechanism for securing a band, tape or strap, preferably composed of paper, across a paper roll as the roll is rotating. A sensor means detects the torn paper web and initiates both the shut down of rotation of the paper roll and the release of the band. The band resides within a guide track, the track being generally C-shaped in cross-section Upon contact with spool journal or similar rotating member the end of the band adheres and is wrapped around the rotating member. This wrapping action takes up the slack in the band and pulls it from the guide track and against the paper web, thereby securing the loose end of the paper web. The contact between the band and the rotating member may be initiated in multiple ways, such as with a nip roller, an actuating shoe member, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Inventor: Peter A. Rodriguez
  • Publication number: 20110005414
    Abstract: A roll assembly with a roll and rotational bearings. The rolls exhibits a reinforcement with a fiber composite material which is located inside the roll. The reinforcement is located between the rotational bearings, and designed such that the roll is reinforced against bending stress. The roll assembly is optimized with a low moment of inertia and high stiffness in order to allow the roll assembly to be stopped faster in the event of malfunction and to ensure that the roll exhibits low bowing in the operational state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Inventors: Juergen Frauenknecht, Roland Palatzky
  • Patent number: 7841276
    Abstract: A product section is produced in a printing machine that has at least one former. A web or a partial web of material is guided over the former. At least one web or one partial web is initially guided over a plow fold device and then over one, or another odd number of turning bars. This at least one web or partial web is then united, without passing through the former, and on a side that has been folded in by the plow fold device, over at least one guide roller as a partial strand with a partial strand that was guided over the former as a strand bundle before this partial strand is cut transversely in a transverse cutting direction into product sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Günther Oskar Eckert, Margit Kohl-Eckert, legal representative, Burkard Otto Herbert, Stefan Wander
  • Publication number: 20100272965
    Abstract: Method and device for producing a printed and embossed multi-ply web (3) of tissue paper or nonwoven having a good visual appearance. A first web-shaped material (1) is embossed in a nip (6) between a first embossing roll (4) and a counter roll (5), thereby creating a set of embossments. A first ink with a first colour is applied to a first subset of the set of embossments of the first web-shaped material while the material still resides on the first embossing roll. Thereafter an adhesive is applied to a second subset of the set of embossments of the first web-shaped material (1) while the material still resides on the first embossing roll (4). After that, the first web-shaped material is combined with a second web-shaped material (2) to form a multi-ply web (3). There is also provided a printed and embossed multi-ply web (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Applicant: SCA HYGIENE PRODUCTS GMBH
    Inventors: Wolfram Schinkoreit, Jurgen Sauter, Dirk Mauler
  • Patent number: 7814831
    Abstract: A printing module provided with a frame (12), an impression roller (13), a plate cylinder assembly (22), an anilox roller and a doctor roller, wherein the printing module comprises two receiving units disposed on opposite sides of the plate cylinder, which are connected with the frame, while fixation means are provided for fixating the plate cylinder assembly in the receiving units, the fixation means (26, 27) being situated substantially under the plate cylinder assembly (22), the fixation means preferably comprising two rods (46,46?) which, at an upwardly directed end, are provided with a hook (47,47?), the two hooks, on opposite sides of the plate cylinder, engaging a stationary shaft of the plate cylinder assembly, while on the rods a pull force is exerted for pressing the plate cylinder assembly into the receiving units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: MPS Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Hendrikus Theodorus Wientjens, Lambert Dirk van den Brink
  • Publication number: 20100206192
    Abstract: A web fed rotary printing press apparatus and a method for operating the same which includes at least one reconfigurable printing mechanism, a sensor for detecting the end of a print job, and a controller coupled to the sensor and the at least one printing mechanism for providing control signals representing predetermined printing parameters for a subsequent print job to the at least one print mechanism upon detection of the end of a print job. The apparatus may further include a planning computer coupled to the controller for generating printing parameters for each print job based on user input. Furthermore, the printing parameters generated by the planning computer for a print job may be stored as data in JDF files communicated to the controller which may be used to provide control signals representing predetermined printing parameters for a print job based on the data in the JDF files.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2009
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Applicant: GOSS INTERNATIONAL AMERICAS, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Raymond Rancourt, Howard Hoff
  • Patent number: 7762185
    Abstract: A printing press having inboard cantilevered cylinder supports is disclosed. The press includes a frame with a drive side spaced from a non-drive side, and the press includes a cylinder defining an having an axis and having a drive end and a non-drive end. The drive end includes a drive aperture extending axially into the cylinder and a splined insert mounted within the drive aperture, while the non-drive end includes a non-drive aperture extending axially into the cylinder. A drive shaft is rotatably mounted to the drive side of the frame and is arranged for connection to a power source. The drive shaft includes a spline sized to engage the splined insert and is arranged to a portion of the cylinder, while a mandrel carried by the non-drive side of the frame extends into the non-drive aperture and is arranged to support another portion of the cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: Goss International Corporation
    Inventors: Dan Machaj, Thaddeus A. Niemiro, Thomas W. Orzechowski
  • Patent number: 7739952
    Abstract: A printing apparatus performs printing on a web of printing paper while transporting the printing paper along a transport path. The printing apparatus includes a first transport mechanism located upstream in the transport path, and a second transport mechanism located downstream in the transport path. The transport speed of the printing paper in the first transport mechanism is controlled so that a tension value measured by a first tension sensor provided near the first transport mechanism approaches a predetermined value. The transport speed of the printing paper in the second transport mechanism is controlled so that a tension value measured by a second tension sensor provided near the second transport mechanism approaches the tension value measured by the first tension sensor. Thus, the tension of the printing paper is maintained at the predetermined value in the two locations along the transport path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Assignee: Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takashi Sakamoto