Cutting Patents (Class 101/226)
  • Patent number: 11254024
    Abstract: A method of perforating a web includes: rotating a cylinder comprising a longitudinal cylinder axis and at least one shaped anvil disposed on the cylinder; operatively engaging a support with the cylinder, wherein the support is moveable with respect to the cylinder; positioning a blade disposed on the support so as to cooperate in contacting relationship with the anvil, wherein the blade is substantially parallel to the longitudinal cylinder axis, and wherein at least one of the blade and the anvil comprise a plurality of teeth, and wherein adjacent teeth are separated by a recessed portion; and feeding a web between the cylinder and the support while the blade cooperates in contacting relationship with shaped anvil to perforate the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kathryn Christian Kien, Deborah Sue Slovut, Jeffrey Moss Vaughn
  • Patent number: 11222806
    Abstract: A tape adapted to be attached to a workpiece. The tape has a pattern for checking tension applied to the tape. The pattern is provided on the whole or part of the front side of the tape. The tension may be checked before expansion of the tape, during expansion of the tape, or after expansion of the tape. The tension may be checked after attaching the tape to the workpiece. By using a tape expander having four holding units holding the four side edge portions of the tape, the tape is expanded by moving the four holding units holding the tape so that the holding units are moved away from the workpiece. Deformation of the pattern due to the expansion of the tape is checked by visual inspection or by using an imaging camera to thereby determine the attached condition of the tape to the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: DISCO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshinobu Saito
  • Patent number: 11052690
    Abstract: A printing module configured to print a label on a curved surface of an article includes an expandable printing mechanism configured to be expanded to an open configuration for receiving the article or contracted to a closed configuration placing the curved surface in an operative position with respect to a print head and an article moving assembly configured to grasp and hold the article and effect relative movement between the curved surface and the print head. The printing mechanism includes contact elements, such as rollers, that contact or otherwise engage the article when the printing mechanism is in the closed configuration and maintain the curved surface in the operative position with respect to the print head during relative movement between the curved surface and the print head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: GEN-PROBE INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Rolf Silbert, Robert J. Rosati, David Buse, Olev Tammer, Matthias Merten
  • Patent number: 11046101
    Abstract: A printing module configured to print a label on a curved surface of an article includes an expandable printing mechanism configured to be expanded to an open configuration for receiving the article or contracted to a closed configuration placing the curved surface in an operative position with respect to a print head and an article moving assembly configured to grasp and hold the article and effect relative movement between the curved surface and the print head. The printing mechanism includes contact elements, such as rollers, that contact or otherwise engage the article when the printing mechanism is in the closed configuration and maintain the curved surface in the operative position with respect to the print head during relative movement between the curved surface and the print head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: GEN-PROBE INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Rolf Silbert, Robert J. Rosati, David Buse, Olev Tammer, Matthias Merten
  • Patent number: 10814513
    Abstract: A perforating apparatus includes a longitudinal cylinder axis about which a cylinder rotates. At least one shaped anvil is disposed on the cylinder. Further, a support operatively engages with the cylinder, and the support is moveable with respect to the cylinder. A blade is disposed on the support so as to cooperate in contacting relationship with the anvil, and the blade is substantially parallel to the longitudinal cylinder axis. At least one of the blade and the anvil comprises a plurality of teeth, and adjacent teeth are separated by a recessed portion. A web is perforated as the web passes between the rotating cylinder and the support and the blade cooperates with the anvil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kathryn Christian Kien, Deborah Sue Slovut, Jeffrey Moss Vaughn
  • Patent number: 10607509
    Abstract: A linerless label including a support, a release layer over one surface of the support, and an adhesive layer over another surface of the support, wherein when the linerless label is cut with an apparatus including a mechanism in which an upper blade of cutter blades is immobilized and a lower blade of the cutter blades is configured to move upward, in a manner that the lower blade is inserted into the linerless label from a side of the linerless label at which the adhesive layer is provided, a cutter load voltage during a cutter operation performed after the linerless label is cut five thousand times repeatedly has a difference of less than or equal to 2.0 V from the cutter load voltage during cutting of a label support, which is the linerless label before treated to have adhesiveness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasufumi Oda, Tohru Kitano
  • Patent number: 10406708
    Abstract: A paper sheet processing apparatus for processing a paper sheet with conveying the paper sheet having been fed, the apparatus main body including: a paper feed section; a conveyance section; and at least one kind of paper sheet processing section, wherein a paper passable region width Wb defined as a dimension of a paper passable region of the conveyance path in width directions is set to be a maximum width dimension that permits conveyance of the paper sheet without a paper jam in the paper sheet processing section in a standby state, and wherein a prevention section for, when a feed paper sheet width Wp defined as a width dimension of a paper sheet to be fed is greater than the paper passable region width Wb, preventing the to-be-fed paper sheet 100 from being conveyed intact to the paper sheet processing section is further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Dupo Seiko Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Nagayama, Tsuyoshi Miyano, Kazuya Takitani
  • Patent number: 10399809
    Abstract: Maintaining a level of tension on material as it is processed in a manufacturing operation assists in the processing of the material. The tension of the material as it is fed through a process station is maintained by a material sag portion, such as an unsupported portion of the material extending between a roll of the material and the process station. The formation of the sag portion and the loading of the material forming the sag portion are automated and adjusted with a system having a material storage retrieval system, a shuttle, a tensioning device, and/or a processing station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Montoya, Stephen Hancock
  • Patent number: 10075667
    Abstract: A signal receiving end of a digital television includes: an analog-to-digital converter (ADC), converting an input signal from an analog format to a digital format, the input signal including a target signal and an interference signal; a digital gain control circuit, coupled to the ADC, adjusting an amplitude of the target signal according to a gain; a detecting module, coupled to the digital gain control circuit, detecting a variance in the gain to generate a detection value; and a control circuit, coupled to the digital gain control circuit, determining a gain setting parameter according to the detection value. Wherein, the digital gain control circuit further updates the gain according to the gain setting parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: MSTAR SEMICONDUCTOR, INC.
    Inventors: You-Tsai Jeng, Tai-Lai Tung, keng-Lon Lei, Kuo-Yu Lee
  • Patent number: 10074062
    Abstract: A napkin useful for enabling a user to document a new idea by providing a clear open writing space, indicia inviting the secure sharing of the new idea, and a means for communicating the new idea in real-time using modern communication technology to a third party having means to assist the user with their idea. Accompanying the napkin is a holder for retaining napkins, writing instruments, and instructions for using the napkin. A business method for using the napkins to promote businesses in the invention industry is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Inventor: Jeffrey Robert Herman
  • Patent number: 10046403
    Abstract: Apparatus is provided for removing a sacrificial element (16) from a body panel (2) of a motor vehicle during the assembly of the body structure of the motor vehicle. The apparatus comprises a cutter tool having a pair of cutter wheels (4, 5) defining a cutter gap (6) therebetween. Means (R) are provided for positioning the cutter tool (4, 5) so that the cutter gap (6) is aligned with the sacrificial element (16). The positioning means (R) can also move the cutter wheels (4, 5) relative to the sacrificial element (16). The engagement of the cutter wheels (3, 4) with the sacrificial element can cause the cutter wheels to rotate and cut the sacrificial element. A related method and cutter tool are also contemplated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Jaguar Land Rover Limited
    Inventors: Nicholas George, Dale Sawyer
  • Patent number: 9895910
    Abstract: In an example implementation, a processor-readable medium stores code representing instructions that when executed by a processor cause the processor to initiate motion of a media web in an inkjet web press, begin printing a print frame based on a start pulse from a metering device, verify that printing the print frame is complete, receive a signal from the metering device that a frame-length of the media web has been measured at the output of the press, and begin printing a new print frame based on the verification and the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: James Kearns
  • Patent number: 9873253
    Abstract: A modular print engine unit for independently operable use in a media-wide array printer includes multiple printhead modules, each printhead module including multiple printing dies, and each printing die including multiple nozzles. The modular print engine unit further includes a printing fluid supply system to feed, in use, printing fluid to the multiple printhead modules; a print alignment module operable, in use, to align the multiple printhead modules; an error detection module operable, in use, to detect an operating status of the multiple nozzles; and a service sub-system operable, in use, to service the multiple nozzles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Joaquim Brugue Garvi, Daniel Gonzalez Perello, Rafael Ulacia Portoles, Oscar Moya Rojo, Eduardo Ruiz Martinez, Joan Sanjuan, Alfonso Cameno Salinas, Francesc Roure Pastor
  • Patent number: 9789709
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a sheet feeder, a carriage, a cutter, a cutter unit, and a controller. A first standby position and a second standby position are disposed on both ends of a range of movement of the carriage. The carriage does not contact the cutter unit at each of the first standby position and the second standby position. The controller is configured to control the carriage and the cutter unit to overlappingly move. In an image recording condition in which images are consecutively recorded in a plurality of pages on a sheet, the controller is configured to change a direction of movement of the carriage at a leading end of a page so that the direction of movement of the carriage is the same as a direction of movement of the cutter unit at a sheet cutting position at which the cutter cuts the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Soichi Saiga, Keisuke Sekine, Tomonori Naito, Shinichiro Naruse
  • Patent number: 9747534
    Abstract: Provided is a printing device including a print data receiving unit, a page calculation unit that calculates a number of pages before stopping with using a page length of received print data and a distance from a printing mechanism unit to a visual recognition unit, a print instruction unit that changes the number of pages before stopping or a number of printed pages and performs print processing when the received print data corresponds to a control page for controlling printing, and a print stop unit that stops printing when the number of printed pages coincides with the number of pages before stopping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsuo Matsunaga, Masayuki Kudo, Takayuki Matsui, Masashi Murakami, Keiji Ishiguro, Kazuhide Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 9713936
    Abstract: An improved mailpiece fabrication system assembles finished mailpieces from content materials and from wrapping materials. The wrapping materials include printed cut quality marks at predetermined positions relative to cut lines. Content materials are placed on the continuous web. The continuous web is then folded and sealed around the content materials to form a continuous tube enclosing the content materials. A cutter downstream of the conveyance deck cuts individual envelopes from the continuous tube of folded wrapping material. A downstream imaging device captures image data indicative of a cut quality mark on the individual envelopes. A controller receives the captured image data from the imaging device and compares an actual dimension of an imaged cut quality mark with an expected dimension of a cut quality mark. An error signal is produced if the difference is not within a predetermined tolerance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Pitney Bowes Inc.
    Inventor: Xavier Padros
  • Patent number: 9604476
    Abstract: A paper cutting apparatus comprises a cutting unit to cut paper, a moving unit to move the cutting unit in a direction intersecting the conveyance direction of the paper, and a motor to drive the moving unit. The paper cutting apparatus also includes a detection unit to detect the current value of the motor and a determination unit to determine the state of the current value while the cutting unit that has begun moving from a specific position toward a target stop position is moving from a downstream end of the paper to a predetermined target stop position in the movement direction of the cutting unit. A control unit is configured to stop the drive of the motor on the basis of the determination result of the determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masaharu Shimakawa
  • Patent number: 9573782
    Abstract: A method for defining an evaluation region of a register sensor for detecting register marks on printing substrates in printing substrate processing machines includes connecting the register sensor to a computer. In a first step, the register sensor measures an edge of a printing substrate, starting from the edge, the evaluation region is set to a starting value, and in at least one second step, the evaluation region is set to an increased value until the register sensor detects a first edge of the register mark.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventors: Harald Feistauer, Eike Heitmann, Holger Leonhardt
  • Patent number: 9486932
    Abstract: An apparatus for perforating sheet materials is disclosed. The apparatus includes a perforation blade that defines a plurality of teeth for perforating sheet materials, such as tissue products. Each tooth on the perforation blade is defined by a pair of opposing side walls. The teeth are separated along an edge of the perforation blade by a plurality of recesses. In accordance with the present disclosure, the side walls have a non-zero angle with respect to the length direction of the blade. In one embodiment, each recess can have a slanted U-shape such that all of the side walls are parallel. In an alternative embodiment, the recesses can have a V-shape such that adjacent side walls extend in divergent directions. Perforation blades made according to the present disclosure prevent snagging and picking when a material is perforated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: James Leo Baggot, Walter F. Montgomery, Kevin B. Sartain, Matthew Robert Wilson
  • Patent number: 9466166
    Abstract: A banknote validator (1) including a banknote transport mechanism (9) and a detachable printer module (3), said printer module comprising: a media printer device (10); a print media transport passage (11) interconnecting a print media input aperture (12) and the banknote transport mechanism (9) via the media printer device (10). A first wall section (13) of the print media passage disposed between the media printer device and the banknote transport mechanism is moveable to create a vent (14) that opens to the exterior of the banknote validator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Innovative Technology Limited
    Inventor: Christopher Robinson
  • Patent number: 9457597
    Abstract: A printer and its blade withdrawal mechanism, comprising: a fixing board, used for fixing a down cutter, the lower end of the fixing board can be pivotally installed on an installing support; a balance unit; a locking unit; and a manipulation unit, which is installed on the installing support, located at one side of the combination of the fixing board and the down-cut blade, and can move downward by two segment travels under the effect of external force, at the first segment travel, it can act on the balance unit, while at the second segment travel, it can act on the locking unit. The invention can simplify the handling of the faults such as paper jam, and improve the handling efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Shenzhen Zhengtong Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Duoyong Jiang
  • Patent number: 9315350
    Abstract: Sheet length data is received for printed media sheets passed through a printing device. A length difference between the printed media sheets is calculated, and in response to the length difference exceeding a specified threshold, an alignment correction in a finishing device is initiated to align the printed media sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Indigo B.V.
    Inventors: Lior Joseph, Avihay Menashe, Itzik Kent
  • Patent number: 9206892
    Abstract: An isolator decoupler comprising a shaft (1), a pulley (2) journalled to the shaft, a torsion spring (10) engaged between the pulley and a carrier (9), the torsion spring loaded in an unwinding direction, a wrap spring (11) engaged between the carrier and the shaft, the wrap spring comprising a cylindrical inner portion (94) and a planar outer portion (93) connected by a tapered portion (155), and the inner portion frictionally engaged with the shaft in a winding direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: GATES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alexander Serkh, Dean Schneider, Yahya Hodjat
  • Patent number: 8967073
    Abstract: A liquid discharge apparatus includes a transportation portion which transports a medium in a transportation direction, a cutting portion which moves in an intersection direction intersecting with the transportation direction and cuts the medium, and a head portion which is provided so as to be aligned with the cutting portion in the intersection direction, has a cutout portion on which the cutting portion is arranged, moves in the intersection direction and discharges liquid onto the medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Masaaki Wakita
  • Patent number: 8893615
    Abstract: Systems and methods for aligning preprinted images on a roll of substrate to the moving components of a web press are disclosed. A method in accordance with one embodiment includes determining the speed of the moving components of the press, determining the speed of the web of preprinted images and adjusting the speed of the web of preprinted image to match the speed of the web. In particular embodiments, a press which produces rolls of preprinted material can be modified to change the equivalent cutoff length of the press. In further embodiments, a method of pasting new rolls of material to expiring rolls of material is accomplished by modulating the drive speed of the new roll of material to match the expiring roll of material while at the same time aligning the images on the new roll with the expiring roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Apex Engraving & Lithography LLC
    Inventors: Russell Charles Crozier, Daniel O'Leary
  • Patent number: 8844437
    Abstract: A system and process for aligning printed images on a rolled product with perforation lines being formed into the product is disclosed. According to the process, the position of printed images are sensed as the images are being printed onto a substrate, such as a tissue strip. The images are printed onto the substrate using a printing device including at least one rotating print roller. In order to maintain the printed images in alignment with perforation lines being formed into the substrate, the speed of the print roller is adjusted in order to adjust the length of the printed images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: James L. Baggot, Timothy A. Wooley, Justen H. Smith
  • Publication number: 20140182469
    Abstract: A method of preventing damage in a printing press is provided. The method includes determining a minimum value at which tension in a web in the printing press is capable of damaging at least one web contacting component of the printing press; sensing a tension in the web in the printing press; and severing the web when the sensed tension reaches the minimum determined tension value. A printing press is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: Goss International Americas Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Raymond Rancourt, Ronald Billmen Robert
  • Patent number: 8733249
    Abstract: A web printing press is provided including a printing unit for printing a web, a delivery for printed products formed from the web, the web and printed products defining a printed product stream, a first sensor sensing a first characteristic of the web or printed products, a controller connected to the first sensor, and an indicator indicating in real-time a print defect in the printed product stream as a function of the first sensor. A method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Goss International Americas, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Raymond Rancourt, Michael Lee Hearn, Bradley Maurice Estabrook
  • 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: 8416466
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus includes an image reader, a storage unit, and a control unit, wherein the storage unit includes a command storage unit, and the control unit includes a mark detecting unit that detects at least one mark matching the characteristic information of the mark from the margin of the manuscript read by the image reader to acquire the characteristic information of the detected mark, a positional information determining unit that detects coordinates of the mark in the manuscript to determine the positional information corresponding to the detected coordinates, a command searching unit that searches the command storage unit for the command associated with the characteristic information and the positional information using the characteristic information and the positional information as search keys, and a command executing unit that executes the processing specified for the command searched for on the manuscript.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: PFU Limited
    Inventor: Hiroaki Takata
  • Patent number: 8408825
    Abstract: An image recording apparatus having a carrying unit carrying a continuous recording medium; a recording medium connecting unit for replacing and connecting the continuous recording medium; a cutting unit having cutting means cutting the continuous recording medium and detection means detecting a cutting position of the cutting means; and an introducing unit and having a pair of introducing rotating bodies nipping the continuous recording medium to hold and introduce the continuous recording medium into the cutting unit, and comprising a control unit determining whether a connecting position of the continuous recording medium connected in the recording medium connecting unit corresponds to the cutting position of the cutting unit, and when the connecting position and the cutting position are determined as corresponding, controlling a cutting length of the continuous recording medium having the connecting position, to avoid cutting being conducted at the connecting position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventor: Tomoko Gocho
  • Publication number: 20130047875
    Abstract: A printing press is provided that includes at least one variable cutoff printing unit printing images of at least one cutoff length on a web, at least one cutting cylinder downstream of the at least one variable cutoff printing unit cutting the web into signatures. The printing press also includes a pair of first accelerator nip rolls receiving the web as the web is cut into the signatures and accelerating each of the signatures and at least one motor accelerating the pair of first accelerator nip rolls such that the first accelerator nip rolls have a first surface velocity equal to a velocity of the web as the web is received by the first accelerator nip rolls and the first accelerator nip rolls have a second surface velocity greater than the first surface velocity as the first accelerator nip rolls release each of the signatures. A folder and a method of operating a folder are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: Goss International Americas, Inc.
    Inventors: Dieter Theodor Ebert, Joseph Adrian St. Ours, David Elliot Whitten
  • Publication number: 20120055358
    Abstract: A web printing press is provided. The web printing press includes at least one printing unit printing images on a web, at least one press component in direct contact with the web, a cutting device for cutting the web into sheets and a controller transmitting a virtual master signal to the at least one printing unit and at least one press component. A sensor senses the at least one press component or directly senses the web downstream of the at least one print unit and generates a sensor signal. A processor receives the sensor signal and the virtual master signal, the processor transmits a modified virtual master signal to the cutting device as a function of the received sensor signal. Methods are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Applicant: GOSS INTERNATIONAL AMERICAS, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin Lauren Cote, Lothar John Schroeder
  • Patent number: 8100053
    Abstract: In a method for at least partially cycle-dependent manufacturing of bound printed products by adhesive binding printed sheets in a spine area of an book block or by stitching with staples folded edges of printed sheets collected astraddle, a sequentially double-sided digitally printed paper web or individual sheets are transversely cut to from the printed sheets. The printed sheets are then transversely folded and subsequently supplied either to an adhesive binding station or to a saddle-shaped conveying support for stitching with staples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Müller Martini Holding AG
    Inventors: Roland Grunder, Günther Silberbauer
  • Patent number: 8047133
    Abstract: A cut-off register controller is usable in a longitudinal fold forming assembly of a rotary cylinder printing press that is provided with at least one form folding assembly plane which consists of two adjacently defined longitudinal fold formers. The web ribbon or the partial web ribbons, which are longitudinally formed and folded by the formers are collated at an exit of the former assembly by the operation of a roller pair and are formed into a combined ribbon. That combined ribbon is then fed into a folding apparatus. A number of control circuits are located downstream of the formers and corresponding, in number, to at least the number of formers. The control circuits are usable for controlling the cut-off register of the printed web. Each control circuit has at least one detector and one adjusting member which is usable to adjust the distance between the web or stand and the former.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Burkard Otto Herbert
  • Publication number: 20110219970
    Abstract: An adjustable delivery web conversion apparatus is provided. The adjustable delivery web conversion apparatus includes a variable cutting apparatus cutting a printed web into a first signature and a second signature, a first assembly receiving the first signature and a second assembly downstream of the first assembly receiving the second signature. Also included are a first delivery section for receiving the first signature from the first assembly, a second delivery section for receiving the second signature from the second assembly and a stack receiving conveyor for receiving the first signature and the second signature. The first delivery section is movable between a first delivery and a first non-delivery position. The second delivery section is movable between a second delivery position and a second non-delivery position. The stacking receiving conveyor is movable between a conveying position and a non-conveying position. A method of producing and delivering signatures is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Applicant: Goss International Americas, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Joseph Dawley, Kent Dirksen Kasper, Daniel Matthew Perdue, Kyle Albert Sandahl
  • Patent number: 8005564
    Abstract: A roll paper printing apparatus includes a transmission source identification unit to identify a transmission source of print data received from a host interface unit, a transmission source information storage unit to store the transmission source information identified by the transmission source identification unit, a transmission source information comparison unit to compare transmission source information of a preceding print job with transmission source information of a print job which is to be printed next, an uncut printed output identification unit to identify an uncut printed output, and an interrupt printing prohibition unit to prohibit printing of the print job which is to be printed next as interrupt printing if the transmission source information of the preceding print job and the transmission source information of the print job which is to be printed next are different when the uncut printed output is identified by the uncut printed output identification unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hajime Sato
  • Patent number: 7980174
    Abstract: A page of a printed product having a plurality of information fields arranged in different printed columns is provided. At least one perforated line, extending parallel to the height of the page, is generated in the page between at least two printed columns. The at least one perforated line is formed over the entire height of the page. At least one printed column, along with its at least one information field, can be completely separated from the remaining part of the page via a separation process to be performed along a single such perforated line. The perforated line to be used to execute the separation process extends through a pictogram that is situated along both sides of this perforated line. The pictogram visualizes the position of this perforated line. A longitudinal perforation device for a web-fed rotary printing press can be used to produce this page and has at least one perforating blade for generating the perforated line. The longitudinal perforation device is configured as an autonomous module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignees: Koenig & Bauer Aktiengesellschaft, Mediengruppe Main-Post GmbH
    Inventors: Adrian Helmut Alt-Steiner, Matthias Faller, Thorsten Winfried Haag, Bernhard Anton Harant, Burkard Otto Herbert, Andreas Kunzemann
  • Publication number: 20110107930
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sheet (30) conveying device (D1, D2) comprising a transport roll (56, 58) for conveying a flat substrate (18, 30), said transport roll having a transport surface (82, 102) which comes into contact with the flat substrate and has a plurality of recesses (84, 104), and a vacuum device (64) for creating a depression in the plurality of recesses. The device also comprises a device (120) for cleaning the transport surface (82, 102). The invention is applicable to devices for ejecting sheets from printing presses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2009
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Applicants: Goss International Montataire S.A., VITS PRINT GMBH
    Inventors: Nicolas Rousseau, Christophe Noiret, Francois Poiret, Eric Pierda, Detlef Milkereit
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7702414
    Abstract: To prevent incorrect recognition of marks on a web, and to lighten a load to memory and arithmetic systems associated with mark recognition, a control apparatus for a printing machine includes a positional relationship acquisition means for previously obtaining a positional relationship between a position in a web traveling direction of each of the marks and a target cutting-off position of the web, and a detection timing control means for controlling mark detection timing so that the detection of each of the marks by a mark detector is performed during a specified period based on the positional relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Okura, Shinichiro Senoo, Masayasu Ogawa
  • Publication number: 20100064917
    Abstract: A rotary printing press is provided. The rotary printing press includes a continuous printing web of material to be printed, at least one printing unit for printing on the printing web, and a cutting device for cutting the web printed by the printing unit. The rotary printing press further includes a traction device located downstream of the furthest downstream printing unit and upstream of the cutting device. The traction device is for applying a predetermined mechanical tension to the printed web discharged from the furthest downstream printing unit and the printing web is a coated paper web. A method for printing is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2006
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Applicant: Goss International Montataire SA
    Inventors: Alain Blanchard, Roger Stanchina, Bernard Beranger, Antoine Chevalier, Pascal Ollivier
  • Patent number: 7661359
    Abstract: A printing machine includes a printing cylinder that is fitted with plates for printing the width of N pages. A web of material is printed and is then cut longitudinally, by an elongate cutting device, into printed webs. The number N of pages is a whole number that is divisible by three and the total width of N pages is less than the width of the printing cylinder. A width of N+1 pages is greater than the width of the printing cylinder. The elongate cutting device can be arranged, on one boundary, between a Kth and a Kth+1 page, wherein k is one third or two thirds of N. At least one of the resulting partial webs is guided through a former. The former is oriented so that the direction of travel of the web entering the former is transverse to the direction of web travel in the elongated cutting device. The former has a width that is equal to, or greater than two thirds of the width of the printing cylinder, but is less than the entire width of the printing cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Günther Oskar Eckert
  • Patent number: 7559279
    Abstract: In order to control the cut register in multi-web operation in a web-fed press and to control the web tension in a web section, image information or measuring marks from printed webs and web tensions in different web sections are registered by sensors and supplied to a control device. To correct the cut register error of at least one web, either the speed of at least one clamping point located before the knife cylinder and/or the position of the knife cylinder and, to correct the web tension, the speed of at least one further clamping point is changed, so that the actual value of the part and/or total cut register error of at least one web and the at least one web tension arc corrected to the associated predefined set points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2009
    Assignee: MAN Roland Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventors: Günther Brandenburg, Stefan Geissenberger, Andreas Klemm
  • Patent number: 7547153
    Abstract: A movable blade unit is fixed to a cutter release lever. The cutter release lever is attached to an upper frame by a cutter supporting point shaft so as to freely oscillate. A latch lever holding the upper frame at a closed position and a cutter lock lever locking the cutter release lever are integrated, and are coupled by an opening and closing lever. If the opening and closing lever is pushed down, the cutter lock lever cancels the lock of the cutter release lever while keeping a state in which the latch lever latches the upper frame. Accordingly, in the movable blade unit, a driving force transmission path between the movable blade unit and a cutter driving motor is disconnected, and a movable blade is returned to a home position by a return spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2009
    Assignee: NEC Infrontia Corporation
    Inventor: Yukio Yoshioka
  • Publication number: 20090064881
    Abstract: A variable cutoff printing unit is provided including a first upper plate cylinder carrying a first upper image, a first upper blanket cylinder including a first upper blanket print area for transferring the first upper image to a web and a first upper blanket non print area, a second upper plate cylinder carrying a second upper image, a second upper blanket cylinder including a second upper blanket print area for transferring the second upper image to the web and a second upper blanket non print area, a first lower plate cylinder carrying a first lower image, a first lower blanket cylinder including a first lower blanket print area for transferring the first lower image to the web and a first lower blanket non print area, a second lower plate cylinder carrying a second lower image and a second lower blanket cylinder including a second lower blanket print area for transferring the second lower image to the web and a second lower blanket non print area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2008
    Publication date: March 12, 2009
    Applicant: Goss International Americas, Inc.
    Inventors: James Richard Belanger, Matthew Thomas Sharkady
  • Patent number: 7493855
    Abstract: A printing system is used for printing newspapers or for job printing and includes a web-fed press, including an unreeling stand, and one or more printing units for printing a web that is unrolled from a roll at the unreeling stand. A re-rolling stand may be used to wind up the web, after it has passed through the printing units. A separating device forms a second part of the printing system and includes an unreeling stand which can receive a roll of a printed web. The printed web can be unrolled and can be directed to a subassembly from this re-rolling stand. In the subassembly, the further processing of the web can take place at a different time and place, and at a different speed than the original printing of the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2009
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Johannes Boppel, Peter Wilhelm Kurt Leidig
  • Patent number: 7496426
    Abstract: A method for controlling the cut register in a web-fed rotary press, includes registering an actual value measurement of a position of cut register marks on a printed material web by measuring positions of printing cut register marks on the printed material web, using the measured positions in control loops as actual values of positions of cuts for cut register control, and correcting a first set value of a cut register setting element assigned to the printing material web based on a mathematical model for an error contribution of a proportion of the path of the printing material web that is not registered by the actual value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2009
    Assignee: MAN Roland Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventor: Klaus Theilacker
  • Patent number: 7481163
    Abstract: In a method for controlling the cut register in a web-fed rotary press, in which the position of the cut in at least one printing material web is set by adjusting the rotational speed of at least one pull unit conveying the printing material web, the rotational speed change carried out on the pull unit is also carried out simultaneously on all the pull units that follow in relation to the running direction of the printing material web and convey only this printing material web. The first pull unit whose rotational speed is adjusted is preferably a printing unit of the press unit printing the printing material web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignee: MAN Roland Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventor: Klaus Theilacker
  • Publication number: 20080295713
    Abstract: A notching unit includes a notching blade and a notching blade holder. The notching blade holder is moved between a notch forming position where the notching blade forms intermittent notches in a folded signature and a groove waiting position where the notching blade does not form the intermittent notches in the folded signature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2008
    Publication date: December 4, 2008
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Naohiro Namiki, Kazutoshi Noumi, Mikio Motooka