Feeding Or Delivering Patents (Class 101/228)
  • Patent number: 10544001
    Abstract: An apparatus (un-interleaver) for unwinding a roll of material interleaved with another material, and for separating the materials, includes a first platform, a second platform, a tension-sensor, an edge-sensor, and a controller. The controller monitors signals generated by the tension sensor and the edge sensor, and in response to the signals: a) causes the speed at which the second platform rotates to change to maintain a predetermined tension in the second material as the second material travels from the first platform toward the second platform, and b) causes the second platform to move relative to the first platform to align the edge of the second material traveling toward the roll of second material with the edge of the second material in the roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Dart Container Corporation
    Inventors: Krishna V. Nadella, Alan Emerson
  • Patent number: 10538077
    Abstract: A machine arrangement, for sequentially processing sheet-type substrates, includes a plurality of different processing stations, one of which includes a non-impact printing device that prints the substrates. The processing station, including the non-impact printing device, also includes a printing cylinder, on the circumference of which, the non-impact printing device that prints the substrates is arranged. On the circumferential surface of the printing cylinder, four substrates are or can be placed behind each other in the circumferential direction. Each of the substrates that are to be conveyed are retained in one of a force-locking and a form-fitting manner on the circumferential surface of the printing cylinder by at least one retaining element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer AG
    Inventors: Christian Ziegenbalg, Uwe Becker, Ulrich Köhler, Frank Schumann, Carsten Reinsch, Michael Koch
  • Patent number: 10494124
    Abstract: A device for applying, around groups of two or more containers, a tape provided on one surface with adhesive without discontinuities, which comprises a carousel provided with plates shaped so that each one accommodates a group of containers to be wrapped together with the tape, a drum for cutting and transferring portions of tape of a length necessary to wrap each group, a roller for unwinding the tape for feeding the drum, a roller for preliminary unwinding of the tape from a reel, adapted to feed the unwinding roller with the interposition of a compensation buffer and a device for compensating the tension of the tape between the reel and the preliminary unwinding roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: P.E. LABELLERS S.P.A.
    Inventors: Mario Ballarotti, Nicola Schinelli
  • Patent number: 10449789
    Abstract: A printer includes a first holding shaft holding side pinch rollers and at least one center pinch roller, grit rollers moving a recording medium while holding the recording medium together with the side pinch rollers and together with the center pinch roller, and a rotator rotating the first holding shaft to cause the side pinch rollers and the center pinch roller to approach, or to be separated from, the grit rollers. The center pinch roller is movable in a direction to be separated from the recording medium, independently from the side pinch rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: ROLAND DG CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryosuke Nonaka, Yusuke Takano
  • Patent number: 10407267
    Abstract: A textile feed for a stepped operation digital textile printer, comprises a textile feeding mechanism, and a tension storage mechanism. The textile feeding mechanism feeds the textile in a forward direction onto the printer, but is at the same time mechanically connected to a tension storage mechanism which is tensioned by the forward feeding. At the end of the feed step, the tension storage mechanism releases respectively stored tension to cause the feed mechanism to briefly reverse feed, thereby to pull the textile taut and take up any slack caused by the feeding step. The textile is thus kept taut, to allow effective digital printing by the printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Kornit Digital Technologies Ltd.
    Inventor: Ohad Snir
  • Patent number: 10352028
    Abstract: A toilet assembly is provided and includes an inlet conduit, a waste conduit, a flush-assist subsystem, and a plug. The waste conduit is configured to fluidly communicate with the inlet conduit. The flush-assist subsystem includes a flush-assist inlet and a flush-assist outlet. The flush-assist inlet is configured to fluidly communicate with the inlet conduit. The flush-assist outlet is configured to fluidly communicate with the waste conduit. The plug is disposed within the flush-assist subsystem and configured to prevent fluid communication between the inlet conduit and the waste conduit through the flush-assist subsystem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Acorn Engineering Company
    Inventors: Darryl Boeltl, Keith Marshall, Laura Marshall, Don Morris, Tom Zinn
  • Patent number: 10336107
    Abstract: An electrophotographic image formation apparatus capable of forming an image on a recording medium, comprising: a first swinging roller and a first deviation sensor disposed between a secondary transfer roller and a first bent portion; a second bent portion disposed upstream of the first bent portion and changing the direction in which the recording medium is transported; a second swinging roller and a second deviation sensor disposed between the first bent portion and the second bent portion; and a control unit which controls an amount of movement of the first swinging roller based on a first detected positional value of the recording medium sensed by the first deviation sensor and controls an amount of movement of the second swinging roller based on a second detected positional value of the recording medium sensed by the second deviation sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Yoshiteru Kawakami, Yasuo Shiokawa
  • Patent number: 10308012
    Abstract: A method for checking the maintenance of register of printing images to be printed on two opposite sides of a printing material, in which the first side of the printing material is printed in a rotary printing press by a first printing unit cylinder, and in which the second side of the printing material, which lies opposite to first cite, is printed in the printing press by a second printing unit cylinder which interacts with the first printing unit cylinder. A printed image is printed by the first printing unit cylinder under the second printing unit cylinder. Afterwards, the printing material is printed in contact with the two interacting printing unit cylinders with the printing image, which is printed under the second printing unit cylinder, being printed onto the same side of the printing material together with an identical or a different printing image which is to be printed by the second printing unit cylinder during continuous printing of the rotary printing press.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer AG
    Inventors: Florian Bumm, Steffen Fischer, Sebastian Franz
  • Patent number: 10273105
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a mark sensor, a moving section, a web edge sensor, and a printer control section. The moving section can move the mark sensor in a direction intersecting a transport direction of a sheet, or in a width direction. The web edge sensor can detect a location of an edge of the sheet. The printer control section controls the moving section to compensate for a location of the mark sensor, on the basis of a detection result from the web edge sensor which indicates the location of the edge of the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro Yamashita, Tomoyuki Shiiya
  • Patent number: 10239252
    Abstract: A tank production system and method that can suppress peeling of normally wound fibers when fibers not wound at predetermined position are peeled off. The system includes a rotation unit that rotates a liner, a storage unit that has recorded thereon the number of revolutions of the liner, and a detection unit that detects abnormality in the position of the fibers wound on the outer periphery of the liner. The rotation unit, when abnormality in the position of the fibers is detected by the detection unit, refers to the number of revolutions of the liner recorded on the storage unit and rotates the liner in an opposite direction to the direction in which the fibers are wound, back to the number of revolutions of the liner at a point when the winding of fibers to form a fiber layer, which includes the fibers detected at the abnormal position, has started.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuto Sugawara, Norihito Sakakibara
  • Patent number: 10029478
    Abstract: A printer includes a discharge unit, a first printing unit disposed along a sheet conveying path extending from the discharge unit and configured to print an image on a first sheet while the first sheet is conveyed from the discharge unit to the first printing unit and then to the discharge unit, a second printing unit disposed farther from the discharge unit than the first printing unit along the sheet conveyance path and configured to print an image on a second sheet while the second sheet is conveyed towards the discharge unit therethrough, using a printing method that is different from a printing method of the first printing unit, and a control unit configured to determine whether or not each of the first and second printing unit is in use and control only one of the first and second printing units to print the image, based on the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Toshiba TEC Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Inaba
  • Patent number: 10022993
    Abstract: A media guide is provided for use in printer. Media guide includes main body portion having internal bore configured to be disposed around media spindle and guide member connected to main body portion. Guide member is configured to extend outwardly from main body portion to extended position and to retract toward main body portion to collapsed position. Method for using media guide is also provided. Media guide is disposed on media spindle such that media spindle extends through internal bore of main body portion and is positioned and locked at selected position along length of media spindle. When media roll is disposed on media spindle, guide member is extended to extended position. When media roll is configured to be one of loaded onto or unloaded from media spindle, guide member is retracted to collapsed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Datamax-O'Neil Corporation
    Inventors: Wai Kit Ho, Chia Kiang Sum
  • Patent number: 9828205
    Abstract: A glass film transfer apparatus includes a wind-off section that winds off the glass film from a roll around which the glass film is wound, a long interleaf being laminated on the glass film; a glass film transfer section that transfers the glass film which is wound off from the wind-off section and is separated from the interleaf; a take-up section that takes up the glass film transferred by the glass film transfer section in the form of roll, while laminating the long interleaf on the glass film; and an interleaf transfer section that carries out the interleaf separated from the glass film which is wound off from the wind-off section, and carries in the interleaf toward the take-up section. Furthermore, the glass film transfer apparatus includes a take-up adjusting mechanism that adjusts a take-up state of the interleaf and the glass film in the take-up section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: KOBE STEEL, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tamagaki, Yoshimitsu Ikari, Naoki Ohba, Takeshi Sakurai
  • Patent number: 9669956
    Abstract: A device (1) for feeding self-adhesive or “pressure sensitive” labels to a labelling machine comprises a frame (2), supporting means (3) for a reel of a web with the labels attached to it, a station (5) for detaching the labels from the web, recovery means (6), return means (8), and means (10) for moving the web comprising: a motor-driven roller (11) and at least one unit (15) for pressing the web against the motor-driven roller (11) comprising at least one contact roller (16), mounted on a support (17), for clamping the web against the motor-driven roller (11). The support (17) being movable relative to the frame (2) between an operating position, with the contact roller (16) pressed against the motor-driven roller (11), and an insertion position, with the contact roller (16) distanced from the motor-driven roller (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: KOSME S.R.L. UNIPERSONALE
    Inventors: Roberto Busi, Denis Cattabriga, Giovanni Saccardi, Alberto Zamboni
  • Patent number: 9663315
    Abstract: The negative pressure roll 1 is provided with a rotating shaft 2, an internal cylinder 3, an intermediate cylinder 4 and a multi-layered non-woven fabric laminated outer layer 5. Further, the rotating shaft 2 is a member at the center of rotation of the negative pressure roll 1 and connected to the internal cylinder 3 by a reinforcement circular disk 9. Still further, the internal cylinder 3 is formed in a tubular shape and rotates together with the rotating shaft 2. In addition, the rotating shaft 2 and the internal cylinder 3 correspond to a rotating main body. Further, the intermediate cylinder 4 is a cylindrical tubular material formed outside the internal cylinder 3 and rotates in association with the rotating shaft 2 and the internal cylinder 3. Still further, the multi-layered non-woven fabric laminated outer layer 5 is formed outside the intermediate cylinder 4 and given as a part at which the negative pressure roll 1 is in contact with the metal strip 13.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: JDC, inc.
    Inventors: Yoshito Hashikawa, Ryouta Ikeda
  • Patent number: 9662902
    Abstract: A medium supporting unit includes a supporting portion that supports a medium and a holding portion that holds the medium that is in a state of being supported by the supporting portion, and the holding portion includes a first portion that is a portion at one side of a straight line passing on a center of the holding portion in a plan view of the holding portion, and a second portion that is a portion at the another side of the straight line, a weight of the first portion being different from a weight of the second portion. This configuration of the medium supporting unit enables suppression of floating of the medium without impairing the ease of handling of the medium supporting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Sumito Anzai, Norihiro Yamashita
  • Patent number: 9656825
    Abstract: Leader devices usable with roll media and an image forming system having an output member are disclosed. A leader device may include a leader member having a first end and a second end. The first end may attach to the output member of the image forming system. The leader device may also include an attachment means disposed on the second end of the image forming system for removably attaching the leader member to a leading edge of the roll media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Ling-Li Yuan, Jing Hu, Yi-Wei Deng, Angel Martinez Barambio
  • Patent number: 9643436
    Abstract: A printing press has a printing unit with a print head, which is configured as an ink jet printing head, and a printing material guiding element which can be rotated about a respective rotational axis. The print can be moved along an actuating path in an actuating direction. The actuating direction has a component which is oriented orthogonally to an axial defined by the rotational axis of the printing material guiding element. A threading assembly, for threading in a printing material web along a threading path, is arranged within the printing unit. Parts of the threading path are spaced at least two centimeters from the axial direction in relation to every target region of every nozzle of every printing head of the printing unit. A method for threading a printing material web into the printing unit utilizes the threading assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer, AG
    Inventors: Christoph Häcker, Mathias Metz, Stefan Wander
  • Patent number: 9435382
    Abstract: A shaft/hub connection for vehicles or for use in drive systems with a cylinder-shaped shaft component, containing elevations or depressions on the lateral surface and a hub component having a bore, including inside the bore also elevations or depressions, whereby the shaft component can be mounted inside the bore of the hub component. It is further distinguished in that inside the bore of the hub component at least 2 surfaces are arranged such that an elastic deformation of these surfaces in the radial direction is possible and inside the bore of the hub component at least 2 surfaces are arranged such that an elastic deformation of these surfaces in the radial direction is less possible. In addition, the shaft/hub connection is characterized in that the elastically deformable surfaces are connected in a materially bonding manner with the elastically less deformable surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Gates Corporation
    Inventor: Karlheinz Nicolai
  • Patent number: 9422026
    Abstract: A toothed sprocket hub with elastic centering element comprising an input shaft having a receiving portion and a cylindrical outer surface, a sprocket engagable with the input shaft, the sprocket comprising at least two first surfaces each disposed on a bending beam such that each first surface is elastically moveable in a radial direction, the two first surfaces bearing upon the outer surface, the two first surfaces each having a radius d that is less than a radius D of the outer surface, at least one second surface that is radially moveable to a lesser extent than a first surface, the second surface engaging the receiving portion to prevent a relative rotation of the sprocket with the input shaft, and a third surface in cooperative relation to the second surface, the third surface bearing upon the outer surface of the input shaft, the third surface having a clearance fit with the outer surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Gates Corporation
    Inventor: Michael Cody
  • Patent number: 9415580
    Abstract: Systems, mechanisms, and methods are described that relate to the production of a custom printed insert(s) that can be custom printed prior to insertion of the custom printed insert(s) into an envelope along with a personalized card/carrier combination for mailing to the intended holder of the personalized card. The inserts are custom printed using an insert printer that is located in the inserter mechanism that is used to insert the insert(s) and the card/carrier combination into an envelope for mailing to an end user of the card. The inserter mechanism can have an “off-line” configuration, i.e. configured as a stand-alone mechanism, or configured for “in-line” use, i.e. used together with other mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: ENTRUST DATACARD CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian Beech, Thomas J. Wagener
  • Patent number: 9403367
    Abstract: A printing machine has a printing unit which has a printing-material conducting element that can be rotated about an axis of rotation defining an axial direction and at least four printing heads. Four positioning devices are arranged, by the use of each of which, at least one printing head can be arranged at least either in a respective printing position associated with the printing head or in a respective idle position associated with a printing head. At least one first printing head of the printing heads can be arranged either in a first printing position associated with that first printing head or in a first idle position associated with that first printing head. At least one second printing head of the printing heads can be arranged at least either in a second printing position associated with that second printing head or in a second idle position associated with that second printing head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer AG
    Inventors: Wolfgang Reder, Frank Huppmann, Stefan Wander, Christoph Häcker
  • Patent number: 9216871
    Abstract: A method for register correction in a web processing machine includes leading a product web through at least one delay section and processing the product web by a first processing device. An actuating command is applied to the first processing device to position the product web at an intended position during a web tension change. The actuating command is determined from an actuating command leading to the web tension change and at least one delay term. The at least one delay term delays the action of the actuating command leading to the web tension change on the actuating command for the first processing device by a delay time needed by the product web to pass through the at least one delay section before the first processing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Holger Schnabel, Stephan Schultze, Mario Goeb
  • Patent number: 9114641
    Abstract: In an apparatus for imprinting a material web including a transport arrangement for moving the material web through the apparatus along stations for applying coloring agents to the material web and fixing the coloring agent applied to the web, and a web buffer arranged in the web transport direction of the material web ahead of the first imprinting station for accommodating a section of the material web moved back out of the station area upon shutdown of the apparatus, at least one clamping structure (11a, 11b) is provided for fixing the material web (3) during the movement of the material web back out of the station area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Markem-Image CSAT GmbH
    Inventor: Sven Kerpe
  • Patent number: 9096082
    Abstract: There is provided an adhesive belt configured to support and transport a recording medium, a recording head configured to record by discharging ink onto the recording medium which is supported on the adhesive belt, and a guiding section arranged at an upstream side relative to the recording head in a transport direction of the recording medium and configured to guide fluff on an end section, in an intersecting direction that intersects with the transport direction, of the recording medium in a direction to an outside of the recording medium in the intersecting direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Seigo Momose, Toshimitsu Hirai
  • Publication number: 20150114241
    Abstract: An apparatus for driving a pair of nip rollers at a rotational velocity that varies within each revolution is provided. A first nip roller and a second nip roller form a nip therebetween for moving a sheet or signature. A drive configured and arranged to drive a drive shaft at a constant rotational speed. A pair of variable rotational speed couplings each have an input coupled to the drive, and an output connected to a respective one of the first and second nip rollers. Each coupling rotates its respective nip roller at a rotational speed that varies within each revolution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: Goss International Americas Inc.
    Inventors: Jared David KINSON, Dieter Theodor Ebert, John James Sposato, JR., Joseph Adrian St. Ours
  • Patent number: 8985021
    Abstract: A method of setting web tensioning in a processing machine for processing a material web, in particular in a shaftless printing machine, wherein, for the purpose of setting the web tensioning in a first web-tensioning portion, which is bounded upstream by a first clamping location and downstream by a second clamping location, the first clamping location is given a control command, and at least one clamping location which is located upstream of the first clamping location, as seen over the course of the web tensioning, and at least one clamping location which is located downstream of the second clamping location, as seen over the course of the web tensioning, are precontrolled in dependence on the first control command, where the second clamping location is not adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Holger Schnabel, Stephan Schultze, Mario Goeb
  • Patent number: 8939338
    Abstract: An automatically-adjusting tensioning mechanism for use in a roll-fed web media transport system, the tensioning mechanism adding tension to the web media, comprising a bracket assembly being adapted to freely pivot around a pivot axis, and first and second tensioning shoe having curved surfaces attached to the bracket assembly. The web media feeds through the tensioning mechanism in an S-shaped media path where the web media is wrapped around the first and second tensioning shoes. The pivot angle of the bracket assembly automatically adjusts in response to differences in a coefficient of friction between the web media and the tensioning shoes such that the tension in the web media has a reduced level of variability relative to configurations where the bracket assembly is held in a fixed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Nathan J Turner, Christopher M. Muir, Thomas Niertit, Randy Eugene Armbruster
  • Patent number: 8931411
    Abstract: A method for regulating a web tension in a processing machine for processing a product web, in particular a shaftless printing press, includes separating a first product-web section from a second product-web section by a delay section. The web tensions in the first and second product-web sections are influenced by first and second actuators, respectively. To regulate the web tension in the first product-web section, the method further includes defining a regulation output value from which an actuating command for the first actuator is derived. An actuating command for the second actuator is defined from the regulation output value and a delay element to decouple the web tension in the second product-web section from the regulation of the web tension in the first product-web section. The delay element delays the effect of the regulation output value on the actuating command for the second actuator by a delay time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Holger Schnabel, Stephan Schultze, Mario Goeb
  • Patent number: 8720333
    Abstract: A method of buffering and controlling the tension of a print substrate moving through a web press comprises: supporting a loop of print substrate on a movable roller, wherein translational movement of the roller is controlled by a motor; and controlling the motor to achieve a sequence of roller movements arranged to control tension of the substrate during a sequence of variations in substrate velocity during a printing cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Nissim Henn, Yoram Hart
  • Publication number: 20140069286
    Abstract: A method for setting up and/or operating a web-fed printing press includes winding a material web onto a roller, printing a portion of the material web, then unwinding and removing an unprinted part of the material web located before from the roller, and then fixing a cut start of the printed material web to the take-up roller. During the method, the material web is first conveyed backward for the unprinted part to be cut off, then a drive of the material web is switched to a holding mode, in which the material web stands still while maintaining web tension, the material web is drawn from a web start in direction of the take-up roller with little tensile force and the web start is fixed to the take-up roller. A web-fed printing press for carrying out the method is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: HEIDELBERGER DRUCKMASCHINEN AG
    Inventors: VOLKER HAUSHAHN, PETER MELZER
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140053745
    Abstract: Method and apparatuses for measuring and regulating the strain of a material web is disclosed. A material web is passed through a first and second non-slip roller pair. The first and second roller pair form a predefined span. In some embodiments, the angular positions of the first and second roller pair are monitored, and the phase angle between the roller pairs is calculated. The phase angle is directly related to the level of strain in the web, and the velocity of the web is controlled to maintain a phase angle which corresponds with the desired strain level. This maintains a constant strain level in the predefined span. In one embodiment, the strain entering a non-slip roll pair is controlled to be zero. The roll pair then introduces a predefined strain to the span entering subsequent processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: Goss International Americas, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Joseph Dawley, David Robert Dawley
  • Patent number: 8651020
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods for web tension adjustment in a processing machine for processing a web of goods, in particular in a shaftless printing press, in which downstream web tension segments are decoupled from an adjustment of the web tension in a first web tension segment defined upstream by a first clamping point and downstream by a second clamping point. To that end, the first clamping point is subjected to a first control instruction, which is generated using a first dynamic element with a non-constant transmission function, and the second clamping point is acted upon by a second control instruction, which is generated using a second dynamic element with a non-constant transmission function. As a result of the provisions of the invention, for decoupling the downstream web tension segments from the web tension adjustment and so forth, it is unnecessary to pilot-control the corresponding downstream clamping points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Holger Schnabel, Stephan Schultze, Mario Goeb
  • 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: 8613253
    Abstract: A printing apparatus including: a web conveyance unit that conveys a web; a printing unit that prints an image on the web; a web discharging unit that discharges the web on which the image is formed with the printing unit, the web discharging unit being placed downstream of the printing unit; and a web withdrawal unit that withdraws the web into the printing apparatus, the web withdrawal unit including a web withdrawal roller and at least one pressing roller. When the printing apparatus is in a print waiting state, the printing apparatus drives the web withdrawal roller intermittently, while a pressing force from the at least one of the pressing roller is maintained, so as to convey the web intermittently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuuji Ohmura
  • Patent number: 8564795
    Abstract: Disclosed is a printer including a transverse tension sensor for detecting that a sheet being discharged has deviated in a paper width direction orthogonal to a discharging direction. The conveyance of the sheet is stopped based on a detection signal of the transverse tension sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: NEC Infrontia Corporation
    Inventors: Shou Yazawa, Yukio Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 8485095
    Abstract: A device for measuring and setting the web tension on a printing press with several inking units (Dn) has measuring means (Mm,n) for measuring the web tension and setting means (Fn) for setting the web tension, using which the web tension can be set actively in the case of unsteady web tension conditions. The measuring means (Mm,n) and the setting means (Fn) are disposed in such a manner that the web tension can be measured and set between the print areas of two inking units. A control device is provided, which controls the setting means based on the measured values of the measuring means (Mm,n).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Windmoeller & Hoelscher KG
    Inventor: Manfred Loddenkoetter
  • Publication number: 20130104760
    Abstract: A web press and method of printing is described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Craig L. Malik, Ronald J. Ender, Mike M. Morrow, Paul Mark Haines, Steven T. Castle, Karsten N. Wilson
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20120160117
    Abstract: A printing apparatus including: a web conveyance unit that conveys a web; a printing unit that prints an image on the web; a web discharging unit that discharges the web on which the image is formed with the printing unit, the web discharging unit being placed downstream of the printing unit; and a web withdrawal unit that withdraws the web into the printing apparatus, the web withdrawal unit including a web withdrawal roller and at least one pressing roller. When the printing apparatus is in a print waiting state, the printing apparatus drives the web withdrawal roller intermittently, while a pressing force from the at least one of the pressing roller is maintained, so as to convey the web intermittently.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Inventor: Yuuji OHMURA
  • Patent number: 8171847
    Abstract: A superstructure of a printing press includes a turning tower with at least one turner bar that is usable to deflect a web section from a transport direction by 90°. A second turner bar, that is shorter than the first turner bar, is also used to deflect a web section from the transport direction by 90° in the same direction as the first web section. These first and second turner bars are offset vertically in relation to one another in the same turning tower. The first turner bar is supported at both ends on at least one first lateral support and at least one second lateral support. The second turner bar is supported only on one end on the lateral support in a floating manner. The second support side of the second turner bar is provided with access from that support side into the interior of the turning tower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Burkard Otto Herbert
  • Patent number: 8141485
    Abstract: A printing system is provided with a first printing machine that includes at least one printing unit and a first folding funnel which is located at an exit of the printing unit. A second printing machine, with a second printing unit and a drier, together with a folding funnel at its exit, is also part of the printing system. The first and second folding funnels differ from each other in the number of formers that are placed next to each other in a machine plane, or vary in an effective width of one or more folders. A web, or a partial web, which is printed by the second printing unit, and which is guided through the drier, can be guided either to the second folding funnel structure, or can be guided to the first folding funnel structure, which differs from the second funnel structure in at least one of numbers and width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Günther Oskar Eckert, Burkard Otto Herbert
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20110297023
    Abstract: A printing press is provided that includes at least one printing unit printing on a plurality of successive web portions. Each of the web portions is printed with a plurality of groups of pages and each web portion is printed with different content than at least one other of the plurality of web portions. The printing press also includes a storage apparatus receiving the web portions and storing the web portions separately from one another and a folder receiving the web portions from the storage apparatus and processing the web portions into a plurality of printed products. Each of the printed products includes one group of pages from each of the web portions. A method of creating newspapers is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Applicant: Goss International Americas, Inc.
    Inventor: Jochen Dieter Meissner
  • Publication number: 20110252989
    Abstract: A method for automatic axis correction in a processing machine for processing a product web, wherein the product web is subdividable into at least two web tension sections, a web tension section being delimited by two clamping points formed as transport or processing devices. An axis deviation of at least one clamping point formed as a processing device is determined. The at least one clamping point is then opened, the axis thereof is automatically corrected on the basis of the axis deviation determined and the clamping point is closed after the axis correction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2009
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Applicant: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Stephan Schultz, Holger Schnabel
  • Patent number: 8011297
    Abstract: A printing system includes a first printing machine that is provided in the form of a newspaper printing machine and which comprises at least two first printing units that are provided in the form of printing towers and with a number of printing machines arranged one above the other for effecting double-sided printing of a substrate in multiple colors. A first folding funnel is arranged in a machine exit of these first printing units. A second printing machine is provided with at least one second printing unit and with a dryer that is situated in the machine exit of the second printing unit. The at least one second printing unit is positioned with respect to its printing location, and when viewed from above, is arranged next to the machine exit of the first printing units provided in the form of printing towers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Günther Oskar Eckert, Burkard Otto Herbert, Kurt Johannes Weschenfelder
  • Patent number: 8001892
    Abstract: A printing machine system includes a first printing machine which has at least one first printing unit and a first fold forming funnel and that is arranged in the machine alignment of the at least first printing unit. A second printing machine, which has at least one second printing unit, and a second fold forming funnel, is also provided in the printing machine system. The second fold forming funnel is in machine alignment with the at least one second printing unit. The printing group cylinders of the first and second printing units are positioned substantially orthogonally in relationship to each other in their axial directions. The two fold forming funnel structures are positioned substantially orthogonally in respect to each other in a line running in a direction of material web transport as projected onto a horizontal plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer Aktiengesllschaft
    Inventors: Günther Oskar Eckert, Burkard Otto Herbert
  • Patent number: 8001899
    Abstract: A printing device, which is usable to produce printed products, is supplied with a material web of a predetermined length. The length of the required web is defined by the printed product to be produced. The material web is assembled from several partial webs, having defined lengths. The supply of these partial webs to the printing device is provided automatically with the use of a material management system. A control unit of this system determines the length for the partial webs that have been chosen for a certain production request. These partial webs are sent to the printing device in a certain sequence so that the last one of these partial webs to be used has the least web length of the several partial webs. The minimum length of the last partial web is determined by an end of the partial web finishing the production. This sequence is determined, at the earliest, after the cycle time has ended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer Aktiengellschaft
    Inventors: Hartmut Breunig, Josef Herbert Olbort, Walter Ritter
  • Publication number: 20110168042
    Abstract: A printing press is provided that includes a printing section including at least one printing unit printing images on a web and at least one compensator unit for varying the direction of travel of the web in the printing section during operation of the at least one printing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2011
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Applicant: GOSS INTERNATIONAL AMERICAS, INC.
    Inventors: Glenn Alan GUARALDI, Mehmet Oktay KAYA