Feeding Or Delivering Patents (Class 101/227)
  • Patent number: 10730326
    Abstract: A printhead assembly structured to be removably received into a printhead guide of a media processing device having a platen and a biasing assembly, the printhead assembly comprising a printhead and a support body. The support body is adapted to support the printhead. The support body is structured to slidably translate within the printhead guide between a disengaged position, where the printhead is removed from the platen, and an engaged position, wherein the printhead is positioned proximate the platen. The support body defines an interface member structured to removably engage the biasing assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel E. Perry, Stephen L. Ijams, Keath Jason Lawson Irizarry, Robert D. Hunter, Caleb J. Bryant
  • Patent number: 10477048
    Abstract: A production installation (21) produces book blocks (22) in parallel from digital prints on basic sheets (24). Each book block has “n” book sheets aligned through rows (46) and columns (44) and each basic sheet has “m” book sheets (43) equal to the number “m” of book blocks to be produced. Under the control of an electronic unit (56), a point bonding group (51) dispenses adhesive strokes (61) on the basic sheets across the rows and/or the columns, a stacking group (52) stacks the basic sheets and forms a basic block (62) stabilized by the point bonds, while a separation group (53) cuts and separates the book blocks from the basic block along the rows and the columns for following treatments. The basic sheets have machine-readable basic codes (68) and the electronic control unit actuates the point bonding group, the stacking group and the separation group on the basis of information derived from the basic codes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: S.E.M. Servizi Editoriali Milano S.P.A.
    Inventor: Giovanni Antonuzzo
  • Patent number: 10144234
    Abstract: An example disclosed media processing device includes a consumable support assembly including a consumable support body, the consumable support body configured for manipulation between a first open position and a first closed position; a printhead assembly movable between an engaged position and a disengaged position, the printhead assembly positioned between a consumable supply spool and a consumable take-up spool in response to the consumable support body being in the closed position; and a lid movable between a second open position and a second closed position, wherein the lid is configured to, when in the closed position: engage the consumable support assembly in the first closed position; and preclude the consumable support assembly from being moved to the first open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: ZIH Corp.
    Inventors: Daniel E. Perry, Stephen L. Ijams, Keath Jason Lawson Irizarry, Robert D. Hunter, Caleb J. Bryant
  • Patent number: 9850089
    Abstract: An apparatus (1) for controlling the unwinding of a web (2) wound on a core is disclosed. The apparatus (1) includes a turnbar (10), an actuator (20), a sensor (30), and a controller (70). The turnbar (10) includes a target location to receive the web (2). The actuator (20) is coupled to the turnbar (10) and includes an axis of movement (29). The sensor (30) measures transverse placement of the web (2) relative to the target location and transmits an input signal to the controller (70) when transverse placement of the web (2) differs from the target location. The controller (70) provides an output signal to the actuator (20 to move the turnbar (10) along the axis of movement (29) such that the web (2) maintains substantial alignment with the target location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Phillip J. Poisson, Aaron Gander, Daniel K. Buck, Suzanne Laughrin
  • Patent number: 9776437
    Abstract: According to one example there is provided an accessory for a printing system. The accessory comprises a cylindrical core on which a web of media may be wound, and a flexible sheet having a first end attached to the core and a second free end opposite the first end having a media connector attached thereto, the media connector to connect a free end of a web of media thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Antonio Gracia Verdugo, Sergi Culubret i Cortada, Mauricio Seras Franzoso
  • Patent number: 9604474
    Abstract: A printing unit comprises: a head unit; and a platen unit to be combined with the head unit. The platen unit includes: a pair of shaft support portions configured to individually support both end portions of the platen roller; and a coupling portion configured to bridge the pair of shaft support portions. The head unit includes an abutment portion provided to the head unit, which is configured to come into abutment against the coupling portion of the platen frame when the platen frame is located at the mounting position. A pressure-applying mechanism is provided between the platen frame and the subframe, which is configured to apply a pressure to the platen frame toward the abutment portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: SEIKO INSTRUMENTS INC.
    Inventor: Tomohiro Murata
  • Patent number: 9584683
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a transport unit that transports a continuous medium; an image forming unit that forms an image on a surface of the medium; a pasting unit that pastes a protection member to the surface of the medium on which the image has been formed; an inspection unit disposed downstream of the image forming unit in a direction in which the medium is transported, the inspection unit inspecting whether the image is defective; a cutting unit disposed downstream of the inspection unit in the direction, the cutting unit being capable of performing an operation of forming a cut in the protection member and the medium so as to surround the image; and a controller that controls the cutting unit so that the cutting unit does not perform the operation of forming a cut in the protection member and the medium if the image is defective.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazunori Numao, Shigeyoshi Kuroyanagi, Jisun Choi, Yasuhiro Kusumoto, Masayoshi Nakao
  • Patent number: 9409423
    Abstract: In accordance with one embodiment, a printer apparatus comprises a main body section configured to include a first printer cover; an opening and closing unit configured to include a second printer cover which is fixed to be rotatable with respect to the main body section; a fixed blade configured to be held by the main body; a movable blade configured to be held by the opening and closing unit to cut paper through the cooperation with the fixed blade; a home position sensor configured to detect a home position of the movable blade; and a third printer cover configured to constitute one part of the first printer cover, and retract to a retracting position so as not to contact with the movable blade which is not positioned at the home position when the opening and closing unit is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ooi In Seng, Toshiharu Sekino
  • Patent number: 9394193
    Abstract: An apparatus for drawing a glass ribbon including an edge roll assembly that contacts the glass ribbon with a force that is dynamically altered by an actuator electrically coupled to a sensor that measures the force applied against the ribbon. Dynamic, or real-time, variation of the edge roll force minimizes stress variability in the glass ribbon and improves ribbon shape control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: James Gary Anderson, Lewis Kirk Klingensmith, James Paul Peris, David John Ulrich
  • Patent number: 8955435
    Abstract: A method of producing a print product comprises: performing digital printing of each surface of the print product, sequentially and repeatedly, on a continuous paper; forming a section by cutting the printing-completed continuous paper into a paper sheet and folding the paper sheet in two; forming a section block by at least one of sections; and folding the section block in two.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Tokyo Kikai Seisakusho
    Inventors: Hiroki Sezaki, Hisashi Goto
  • Patent number: 8844442
    Abstract: A method for printing which includes the steps of: printing a web of material so as to define a printed web; winding the printed web onto at least one roll; cutting the printed web so as to define at least one printed roll; transporting the at least one printed roll in rolled form to a folder separate from a printing press; and processing the at least one printed roll in the folder into a finished printed product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Goss International Americas, Inc.
    Inventor: Roland Thomas Palmatier
  • Patent number: 8820238
    Abstract: In order to control the cut register of a web (1) in a web-fed rotary press, a pulling device (Z3) which transports the web (1) is changed with regard to its circumferential speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: manroland AG
    Inventors: Günther Brandenburg, Stefan Geissenberger
  • Patent number: 8800444
    Abstract: With a method for operating a transport system, used in the production of printed products composed of signatures or printed sheets, at least one first conveying belt is provided downstream of a printing press designed for producing the signatures or printed sheets. Further downstream, this conveying belt is divided into at least two individually operating conveying paths, wherein at the end of each of the conveying paths the transported signatures or printed sheets are supplied while positioned straddling and via a continuously operating folding device to at least one intermediate gathering device. For the further transport, the signatures or printed sheets are transferred from the gathering device in a serial, monotonous, intermittent, synchronous or non-synchronous sequence to a main conveying section. The signatures or printed sheets which are combined to form partial book blocks or complete book blocks are then wire-stapled, thread-stitched or bound with adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Mueller Martini Holding AG
    Inventor: Guenther Silberbauer
  • Patent number: 8646385
    Abstract: A continuous web inversion system used in a continuous web imaging device includes a first, a second, and a third turn bar. The web moves over the three turn bars to invert the web for duplex printing. The second and third turn bars are operatively connected to one another for translation in a plane and a driver is operatively connected to one of the second and third turn bars to translate the bars in the plane. A sensor is configured to generate a signal indicative of a lateral position of the continuous web exiting the third turn bar. The driver adjusts a position of the third turn bar with reference to the signal generated by the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Matthew Ryan McLaughlin
  • Patent number: 8608149
    Abstract: A method for making a tabloid printed product is provided. At least one first web of material is printed, the at least one first web of material is slit to define a first ribbon bundle and a second ribbon bundle. The first ribbon bundle is then folded longitudinally. The first ribbon bundle is cut into defined lengths. The second ribbon bundle is cut unfolded into the defined lengths. The first and second ribbon bundles are combined with the first ribbon bundles being folded and the second ribbon bundles being unfolded. The second ribbon bundle is longitudinally folded over the first folded bundle after the combining step to form a sectioned tabloid newspaper. Tabloid printing presses are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Goss International Americas, Inc.
    Inventor: Laura Schuler Cossette
  • Patent number: 8347785
    Abstract: A web offset press includes several printing units through which a web passes essentially in a horizontal direction. The printed web then passes to at least one first folding unit. Each of the printing units has at least one plate cylinder and one transfer cylinder which interacts with the web being printed. An effective plate width of the plate cylinder corresponds to the print image of at least eight upright or prone printed pages in a BIN 4A format. The printed web is slit longitudinally into a plurality of web strands: A first number of these web strands are supplied to the first folding apparatus. At the same time, a second number of web strands, produced by the slitting of the same web, are supplied to a second folding apparatus for further processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Andreas Ewald Heinrich Bernard, Klaus Ludwig Christmann, Burkard Otto Herbert, Bernd Ulrich Herbert Keller, Erwin Paul Josef Lehrieder, Klaus Walter Röder, Karl Robert Schäfer
  • Patent number: 8316766
    Abstract: A continuous web inversion system for use in a continuous web imaging device includes a first turn bar positioned to receive a substantially continuous web moving in a first direction with a first surface facing in a printing direction and to flip the web and direct it in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction. A second turn bar is positioned to receive the continuous web from the first turn bar to flip the web and direct it in a third direction opposite the first direction. A third turn bar is positioned to receive the continuous web from the second turn bar to flip the web and direct it in the first direction with a second surface of the web facing in the printing direction. The second and the third turn bars are coupled together and supported for translation along an axis perpendicular to the first direction. A sensor is configured to generate a signal indicative of a lateral position of the continuous web exiting the third turn bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Matthew Ryan McLaughlin
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20120090485
    Abstract: A lateral register correcting device is capable of correcting register movement for a web by printing units. A register mark is printed on front and back sides of the web. A register correction control unit automatically controls a register correcting mechanism in real time based on a register correction amount derived by a pair of register cameras for detecting the register mark. A fan out correction control unit automatically controls a roller pressing mechanism in real time based on a fan out correction amount derived by a pair of fan out cameras for detecting the register mark.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES PRINTING & PACKAGING MACHINERY, LTD,
    Inventors: Yoshio Nitta, Kazunori Ikeda
  • 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
  • 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: 7950640
    Abstract: A rotary printing press is usable for producing a newspaper product in tabloid format. The printing press has at least one printing unit which is configured so that it prints a web with printed pages in a horizontal tabloid format. A part web, which is formed by slitting a web, is provided with a fold by a plough folder and that is arranged in the path of travel of the web. The web is folded with a first edge region, which is printed with a narrow printed image section, as a folded portion, along a first folding line by the plough folder. A fold former is arranged after the plough folder. The part web is printed with only one horizontal page in tabloid format and is also printed with a narrow printed section on an adjacent edge region. The part web and the fold former are arranged in the partial web travel direction so that the part web, which is folded along one side by the plough folder, runs into the folding former offset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Claus August Bolza-Schünemann, Günther Oskar Eckert
  • Publication number: 20110088578
    Abstract: A folder superstructure includes a former, a first top of former roll located upstream of the former and having a compressible outer layer and a second top of former roll forming a nip with the first top of former roll. A method for operating a printing press is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2009
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Applicant: Gross International Americas, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald Roger Douillard, Douglas Joseph Dawley, Daniel Matthew Perdue, Brian Robert Elkinson
  • Patent number: 7926421
    Abstract: A printing press system includes a first machine line of a printing press, which is embodied as a newspaper printing press, and is provided with at least one first printing unit having printing group cylinders of a first maximum effective printing width. A second printing press, which is equipped with at least one second printing unit with printing group cylinders that have a second maximum effective printing width, is part of the first machine line. A dryer is located in alignment with the second printing unit. A former structure, having an effective width that is defined by the width of one, or of several formers disposed next to each other, and perpendicular to the feeding direction of the web to be folded, is also provided in the printing press system. At least one turning device is usable to transfer a web or a printed web, which has been printed in the first printing unit, to the former station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Günther Oskar Eckert
  • 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: 20100288145
    Abstract: A printing press is provided. The printed press includes a plurality of printing units printing on a web and a folder for processing the web. The folder includes a cutter for cutting the web into printed products and a nip section for reorienting the printed products. The nip section includes a first pair of nip rolls, a second pair of nip rolls and at least one motor driving the first pair of nip rolls and the second pair of nip rolls, the at least one motor driving the first pair of nip rolls at different velocities than the second pair of nip rolls to reorient the printed products. A method for reorienting printed products in printing press is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2010
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Applicant: Goss International Americas, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Adrian St. Ours, Mark Anthony Wingate, David Elliot Whitten
  • Publication number: 20100258017
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a media slitter includes first and second rotary slitter blades and first and second pairs of rotatable media transport rollers positioned along opposite first and second sides of a media path. Each pair of transport rollers is configured to engage the print media simultaneously with the other pair of transport rollers and move the print media along the media path. A first one of the media transport rollers in each pair of transport rollers is positioned adjacent to and outboard from a corresponding one of the slitter blades on an axis of rotation common to the first transport rollers and the slitter blades.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2009
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Inventors: Kevin T. Kersey, Timothy J. Carlin
  • Patent number: 7765925
    Abstract: A web-fed rotary printing press includes a printing unit which has a specific width for printing a web with six adjacent vertical printed pages in a first newspaper format. A longitudinal cutting device is used to divide the web into three partial webs, each of which having a width corresponding to two of the newspaper pages. A folding assembly includes a group of three fold formers which are located next to each other on a machine plane. The three formers are disposed in the web-fed rotary press in such a that the two distances between the folding planes of two of the formers, which are placed next to each other in pairs, can be modified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Günther Oskar Eckert, Burkard Otto Herbert, Lothar Franz Hohmann, Bernd Kurt Masuch, Kurt Johannes Weschenfelder
  • Patent number: 7765926
    Abstract: A printing press is provided including at least one print unit printing a first job on a web, a folder splitting the web into a plurality of ribbons, combining the ribbons, and cutting the ribbons into signatures, the folder having a folder delivery for delivery of the signatures, a marking device marking every ribbon, a sensor sensing the marks on every ribbon, and a controller connected to the marking device and the sensor and determining a shortest ribbon value and a longest ribbon value, the shortest ribbon value being a function of a shortest path length of a first ribbon through the folder and the longest ribbon value being a function of a longest path length of a further ribbon through the folder. A method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Goss International Americas, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Raymond Rancourt, George Athans, Christophe Rifflart, Kevin Lauren Cote
  • Patent number: 7739951
    Abstract: A printed product, with a number of inserts, is printed on a printing machine. The pages of the inserts are printed by the printing machine as product pages on the web. The web is then folded in a folder that is a part of the printing machine to thereby form at least one of the inserts of the printed product. The printed product is laid out at an exit of the folder and the web is folded in such a manner that a final format of each insert completely shows one of these printed pages. Before the printed product is laid out at the exit of the folder, inserts which belong to the same printed product are collected in the folder by placing these inserts one atop the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Rudolf Stäb
  • Publication number: 20100147169
    Abstract: A folder superstructure of a web-fed printing press is disclosed. The folder superstructure having several formers positioned side by side, namely at least four formers positioned side by side laterally, where three formers are positioned such that a center former of these three formers is positioned in the center of the machine or in the center of undivided print substrate webs and the two outer formers of these three formers are positioned symmetrically to the center former. Partial webs of the print substrate webs separated by longitudinal cutting can be guided over each of these three formers with and/or without prior turning, and at least one further former is positioned laterally next to these three formers, over which partial webs of print substrate webs separated by longitudinal cutting can be guided exclusively with prior turning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Applicant: manroland AG
    Inventor: Manfred BRETTEL
  • Publication number: 20100089266
    Abstract: A method for making a broadsheet newspaper is provided. The method includes the steps of printing an image on a web, longitudinally folding the web to form a half-fold, cross-cutting the web to form signatures and cross-folding the signatures at a height of 33% or less or 67% or more. A further preferred method for making a broadsheet newspaper is provided. The method includes the steps of printing an image on a web, longitudinally folding the web to form a half-fold, cross-cutting the web to form signatures and cross-folding the signatures at a height 10.5 inches or more from an edge of the newspaper. Broadsheet newspapers are also provided. A printing press is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2009
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Applicant: Goss International Americas, Inc.
    Inventor: John Sheridan Richards
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20090282998
    Abstract: A broadsheet newspaper printing press is provided including an image carrier carrying three images around in broadsheet newspaper format. The image carrier transfers the three images to a web. The broadsheet newspaper printing press also includes a folder for imparting a longitudinal fold to the web and cutting the web into broadsheet newspaper pages. The folder includes a cylinder cross-folding the broadsheet newspaper pages off center. A web offset broadsheet newspaper printing press also is provided. Methods are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2009
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Applicant: Goss International Americas, Inc.
    Inventor: John Sheridan Richards
  • Publication number: 20090272287
    Abstract: A web-fed rotary press having a regulating device. The regulating device is a register roller capable of linear movement installed upstream of at least one drive provided as an upstream actuator, i.e., the drive of the folder lead-in rollers or of the draw rollers near the former lead-in rollers and/or of draw rollers between the slitter and the former lead-in rollers and/or of draw rollers on the full web before it reaches the slitter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2009
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Applicant: manroland AG
    Inventors: Andreas Klemm, Jan Seebauer
  • 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: 7513195
    Abstract: A printing machine includes at least one printing group, one folder and at least one turn-and-mix stage that supplies the printed web output from the printing group to the folder. A web path from the printing group to the folder, when projected into a horizontal plane, is bent or deviates in the area of the turn-and-mix stage. The turn-and-mix stage or superstructure, includes a horizontal cutting device at an input side, for use in cutting the web into at least two partial webs. At least two horizontally displaceable turning bars are provided, and the partial webs pass around these turning bars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2009
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Günther Oskar Eckert, Burkard Otto Herbert
  • Publication number: 20090064882
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for forming cross folds in a web-fed printing press is disclosed. A folding unit has a longitudinal folding device and a cross folding device, which is arranged downstream from the longitudinal folding device, as seen in the transport direction of the printing substrate. The longitudinal folding device has one single former, where printing substrate webs entering the former as a strand are cut by a longitudinal cutting device assigned to the former or by at least one longitudinal cutting device assigned respectively to at least one printing substrate web of the strand by longitudinal cutting into partial webs, which exit the former as a strand, wherein the strand exiting the former can be divided downstream from the former and upstream from the cross folding device into at least three partial strands, and where a stitcher is assigned to at least one of the partial strands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2008
    Publication date: March 12, 2009
    Applicant: MAN Roland Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventors: Jens Elschner, Karsten Stansch
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20090025586
    Abstract: A web-fed rotary printing press is disclosed. The printing press having several printing units and having a folding unit, and a turner bar nest and folding superstructure positioned between the printing units and the folding unit, in which at least one printing substrate web can be separated into partial webs and/or the or each printing substrate web or the or each partial web can be conveyed via turner bars and/or guide rollers to at least one former. At least one guide roller is respectively positioned along the transport path of the or each printing substrate web and/or the or each partial web through the turner bar nest and the folder superstructure, whose two ends are each assigned an adjusting unit, via which the respective end of the respective guide roller can be displaced linearly in and/or opposite from the running direction of the respective printing substrate web or partial web.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2008
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Applicant: manroland AG
    Inventor: Klaus LIEPERT
  • 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: 20080307989
    Abstract: A rotary printing machine including a continuous web of material to be printed, the web having two sides, and at least one printing unit designed to print on the web. It includes a powdering device, designed to deposit powder on at least one of the two sides of the web printed by the printing unit. For use in magazine printing presses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Publication date: December 18, 2008
    Applicant: GOSS INTERNATIONAL MONTATAIRE SA
    Inventors: Herve Chaize, Christophe Noiret, Nicolas Rousseau
  • Publication number: 20080264279
    Abstract: A sheeter apparatus includes: a cutter cylinder for cutting a transported web into sheets in cooperation with a fixed knife; lower high-speed transportation belts for transporting a cut sheet; and a suction device for sucking the cut sheet from suction ports of a suction roller, which causes the lower high-speed transportation belts to travel, in such a manner that a surface of the sheet which is on the other side of the surface facing the cutter cylinder adheres to the outer peripheral surface of the suction roller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2008
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Inventors: You Shimizu, Koichi Ohrui
  • Publication number: 20080257182
    Abstract: A web-fed rotary printing press includes a printing unit which has a specific width for printing a web with six adjacent vertical printed pages in a first newspaper format. A longitudinal cutting device is used to divide the web into three partial webs, each of which having a width corresponding to two of the newspaper pages. A folding assembly includes a group of three fold formers which are located next to each other on a machine plane. The three formers are disposed in the web-fed rotary press in such a that the two distances between the folding planes of two of the formers, which are placed next to each other in pairs, can be modified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2005
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Inventors: Gunther Oskar Eckert, Burkard Otto Herbert, Lothar Franz Hohmann, Bernd Kurt Masuch, Kurt Johannes Weschenfelder
  • Publication number: 20080173195
    Abstract: An offset printing press is provided, including at least one unit for printing a web of paper, a device for transversely cutting the web of paper arranged downstream of the printing unit, and at least one system for controlling the printing unit. The control system is suitable for controlling, when the web of paper is moving, the implementation of steps involving: a) moving the printing unit into a throw-off configuration, the web of paper moving in the space delimited between the blanket cylinders, b) slowing down or accelerating the plate cylinder in order to modify the adjustment of the cutting register between the printing unit and the cutting device, c) moving the printing unit into a throw-on configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Publication date: July 24, 2008
    Applicant: GOSS INTERNATIONAL MONTATAIRE SA
    Inventors: Francois Vidaillac, Jean-Philippe Lecomte
  • Patent number: 7392731
    Abstract: In a force cutting type paper cutter, a movable blade includes a pair of right and left edges having a V shape. These right and left edges are intersected and brought into pressure contact with a linear cutting edge of a fixed blade. The movable blade also includes a pair of right and left elastic pieces formed by a lateral slit and a division slit provided in the movable blade. These elastic pieces are held in an inclined state to the side of the fixed blade and such that the edges overlap with each other. During a cutting stroke, the elastic pieces are held a state in which the edges of the movable blade always make point contact with the edge of the fixed blade and uneven abutment is prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2008
    Assignee: Star Micronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tadashi Nonaka
  • Patent number: 7296516
    Abstract: A rotary roller printing press has a printing unit for printing a web in six printed pages arranged axially next to each other. A superstructure is used to cut the web longitudinally into three partial webs. A folding installation is used to fold the partial webs and includes at least one roller for transporting the partial webs, and at least one folding apparatus. The printing unit, the at least one roller for transporting the partial webs of the folding installation, and the folding apparatus, which is arranged after in the direction of web travel, the other devices, are each separately mechanically driven by a separate drive motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2007
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Burkard Otto Herbert, Bernd Kurt Masuch, Karl Robert Schäfer, Anton Weis, Kurt Johannes Weschenfelder
  • Patent number: 7191703
    Abstract: A web-fed press is provided. The web-fed press includes a reel carrier and a plurality of printing units arranged one after another for printing a printing material with a static printed image. The web-fed press includes a folder superstructure that is arranged after the printing units and a folding unit arranged after the folder superstructure. An imprinting unit for individualizing the static printed image with, in particular, changing text and/or image constituents is integrated into the web-fed press in the region of the folder superstructure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Assignee: MAN Roland Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventor: Peer Dilling