Rotary Patents (Class 101/23)
  • Patent number: 11965285
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a leather article including a flexible leather includes steps as follows. A leather precursor is provided, wherein the leather precursor includes a polymer material. A release member, the leather precursor and a pressing member are stacked in sequence to form a stacked set, wherein at least one of the release member and the pressing member is formed with a plurality of vents. The stacked set is heated and vacuumized to allow the polymer material to form the flexible leather, such that the leather precursor forms the leather article. The leather article is separated from the release member and the pressing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Chaei Hsin Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shui-Mu Wang
  • Patent number: 11878546
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a product having a surface provided with embossments, includes bringing a material web is in contact with a roller. The roller is provided with a relief at its surface, with which, via this relief, embossments are formed in the material web. The roller has a circumference of which, or at least certain parts thereof that are variable, or alternatively the circumference of the roller is variable by making use of embossing elements, wherein the mutual angular position thereof is adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: FLOORING INDUSTRIES LIMITED, SARL
    Inventors: Mark Cappelle, Christophe Naeyaert, Jasper De Jaeger, Guy Van Hooydonck
  • Patent number: 11858677
    Abstract: A packaging apparatus for small piece goods, the use of the packaging apparatus, and a method for producing a blister tube are provided. The packaging apparatus includes a packaging material guiding device for providing a shaped packaging material web suitable for receiving small piece goods, a longitudinal joining device which is arranged downstream of the packaging material guiding device and a transverse joining device which is arranged downstream of the packaging material guiding device. The transverse joining device joins the shaped packaging material web together at predetermined intervals transversely to the direction of travel to form a transverse joining area. The transverse joining device includes two joiners, a first joiner having a plurality of embossers that are individually movable transversely to the direction of travel and are arranged so that they can be extended from the first joiner and retracted into the first joiner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: BECTON DICKINSON ROWA GERMANY GMBH
    Inventor: Torben Schüttfort
  • Patent number: 11679575
    Abstract: A method for the rotary blind embossing of a substrate, a device for the rotary blind embossing of a substrate, a female die and/or a male die for use in a device, and to a method for producing a female die and/or a male die. The method for the rotary blind embossing of a substrate in a work station including an embossing roller and a counter-pressure roller includes the following steps: a) preparing the substrate; b) blind embossing the substrate by means of at least one female die provided on the embossing roller and at least one male die provided on the counter-pressure roller. The device for the rotary blind embossing of a substrate has a work station having an embossing roller and a counter-pressure roller, at least one female die being provided on the embossing roller and at least one male die being provided on the counter-pressure roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignees: Hinderer + Mühlich GmbH & Co. KG, Koenig & Bauer AG
    Inventors: René Schweikhardt, Thomas Löchner, Johannes Naumann, Johannes Helbig
  • Patent number: 11453190
    Abstract: An embossing method allowing to emboss a material on both sides comprises feeding the foil material into a roll nip between a pair of a first roll and a second roll, providing the first roll and the second roll each with a plurality of positive projections and a plurality of negative projections of identical shaped polyhedral structures, a first subset of the plurality of positive projections being disposed with a first periodicity on a first grid in axial direction and a second periodicity on the first grid in circumferential direction on the first roll, and a second subset of the plurality of negative projections being disposed with the first periodicity in axial direction and the second periodicity in circumferential direction on the first grid intertwined with the positive projections, in axial and circumferential directions respectively, and projections complementary to the first grid, on the second roll, each of the positive projections and the negative projections on the first roll during operation of
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: BOEGLI-GRAVURES SA
    Inventors: Charles Boegli, Werner Steffen
  • Patent number: 11198163
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method including very superficial embossing combined with superficial laminating, which involves a slight reduction in thickness, the method being applied to plates several millimetres thick and to aluminium sheets having a thickness of less than 0.3 mm, supplied, in either case, as independent plates or in a continuous roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: ACR II Aluminium Group Cooperatief, U.A.
    Inventors: Segundo Antonio Sánchez Martínez, Ignacio Gil Fernández-Marcote, Salvador Antonio Marcilla Gomis
  • Patent number: 10766159
    Abstract: A manual craft cutting machine comprises a housing, a template, a press roller, a retainer, a backing plate, and a drive mechanism. The press roller is composed of a first press roller and a second press roller. The press roller is rotated under restriction of the retainer. The retainer comprises a positioning retainer and a sliding retainer. The positioning retainer is provided with a slide groove. The sliding retainer is inserted in the slide groove and movable along the slide groove. The sliding retainer comprises a first sliding retainer rotatably connected with the first press roller and a second sliding retainer rotatably connected with the second press roller. The manual craft cutting machine further comprises a press roller spacing adjustment mechanism. The press roller spacing adjustment mechanism comprises a shift adjusting mechanism for adjusting a large spacing between the press rollers and a fine adjustment mechanism for adjusting a fine spacing between the press rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: PARRIC NINGBO STATIONARY AND GIFTS MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Fuping Li
  • Patent number: 10688678
    Abstract: A method for converting a flat substrate (W) in a station (3) for converting a flat substrate (W) that includes a rotary cutting unit (9) and at least one rotary deformation unit (7, 8) positioned upstream of the rotary cutting unit (9) in the direction of movement (L) of the flat substrate (W), the method including: determining the conversion parameters of the flat substrate (W), such as the deformation layout and cutting layout; choosing a sleeve (13) carrying a form for carrying out the deformation depending on the deformation layout; mounting the sleeve (13) on a mandrel (12) in the rotary deformation unit (7, 8); choosing the cutting tools (91, 92) depending on the cutting layout; mounting the cutting tools (91, 92) in the rotary cutting unit (9); and starting the conversion of the flat substrate (W).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: BOBST MEX SA
    Inventors: Philippe Clément, Pierre Robadey
  • Patent number: 10166781
    Abstract: Container printing arrangement for printing bottles or similar containers on an outer surface thereof. The container printing arrangement comprises one or more printing stations and a container conveyor. The printing station has a print head, a conveyor arrangement, and transfer elements which are moved by the conveyor arrangement. The transfer elements each comprise a first resilient layer and a second resilient layer which supports the first resilient layer. The first resilient layer has a transfer surface which receives a print image from the print head, and then transfers the print image onto a container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: KHS GmbH
    Inventor: Martin Schach
  • Patent number: 10150642
    Abstract: A binding device includes a first pushing member that includes protrusions along one direction and that pushes a recording-material bundle as a result of pushing the protrusions against one of surfaces of the recording-material bundle, the protrusions disposed side by side in a direction that intersects the one direction; and a second pushing member that includes protrusions along the one direction and that pushes the recording-material bundle as a result of pushing the protrusions against the other surface of the recording-material bundle, the protrusions disposed side by side in the direction that intersects the one direction, wherein, in at least one end portion in the one direction of each protrusion of at least one of the first pushing member and the second pushing member, a hollow is disposed in a top portion of each protrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Nakano, Yasuhiro Kusumoto, Emiko Shiraishi, Junichi Hirota, Hiroshi Hagiwara, Katsumi Harada, Kojiro Tsutsumi, Hiroaki Awano, Takuya Makita
  • Patent number: 9809000
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide a binding processing apparatus that prevents easy unbinding regardless of thickness of a sheet bundle to be bound and that lessens influence of damage on sheets. In the present sheet binding processing apparatus, a pair of pressurizing faces for pressure-nipping a sheet bundle are formed to have tooth forms each having a convex shape and a concave shape, the tooth forms being engaged with each other along a predetermined tooth width, and the tooth forms are shaped so that an engagement depth between a tooth top and a tooth root is varied along a tooth width direction toward a sheet end edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: CANON FINETECH NISCA INC.
    Inventor: Mamoru Kubo
  • Patent number: 9776443
    Abstract: A craftwork accessory may provide a portable and/or easy-to-use tool to help users' accurately and repeatedly apply stamp impressions and the like to items such as cardstock. The accessory may include a base portion, one or more elevated side portions and a hinged cover portion. The side portions may define a workspace for arranging the item. In operation, the item and stamp may be aligned in the workspace, during which a magnetic removable corner piece may be used to assist with alignment of the item, and the cover portion may be pressed onto the stamp to stick the stamp to the cover portion. The cover may then be opened, the stamp may be inked, and the cover portion may be closed and pressed onto the item to stamp the item. The accessory may also include fastening mechanisms, such as magnetic elements, to facilitate placement of the item and/or stamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: My Sweet Petunia, Inc.
    Inventor: Iliana Myska
  • Patent number: 9764939
    Abstract: An apparatus for ventilating a web of material used in the manufacture of pocketed springs may be removably attached to a pocket coiler. The apparatus has an upper movable portion which pivots relative to a stationary portion. The stationary portion may be removably attached to the pocket coiler. Each portion has at least one roller, a web of material passing between the rollers during use. One of the rollers may have protrusions to create openings in the material before the material enters the pocket coiler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: John J. Brunnert, John E. Hull, Richard A. Krtek, Darrell A. Richmond
  • Patent number: 9723171
    Abstract: Systems and methods are directed towards generating a verified unique watermark. More specifically, the systems and methods are directed towards generating a watermark that is as long as possible without any repetition. Such watermarks are possible by selecting characteristics of the watermark and methods for producing the watermarks (e.g., dandy rollers). By producing longer unique watermarks, users would be capable of generating longer rolls of paper whereby more sheets can be produced that each possesses a unique watermark. With the unique watermark, users can identify what information is printed on each sheet as well as authenticate the contents of each individual sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: SONICWALL INC.
    Inventor: Samuel James Liddicott
  • Patent number: 9643375
    Abstract: Provided herein is a device for folding a stack of sheets. The device includes a frame, means for pre-folding a stack of sheets along a crease line into a main plane such that a booklet with a straight back is obtained, means for keeping the pre-folded booklet relative to the frame, a carriage movably arranged to the frame and moveable parallel to the back of the booklet, and a nip arranged to the carriage for receiving the back of the pre-folded booklet. The nip direction forms an angle greater than zero with respect to a direction of movement of the carriage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: SDD Holding B.V.
    Inventor: Johannes Franciscus Roland Oudsen
  • Patent number: 9633195
    Abstract: A method of and an apparatus for verifying authenticity of a target authentication device comprising a reference pattern having a characteristic frequency and a security pattern, the security pattern comprises an embedded security device that is coded with phase modulation information. The method comprises extracting frequency domain data from an image of the target authentication device to facilitate verification of authenticity of the target authentication device. The method provides a very effective end expedient mechanism for verifying authenticity of a moiré or moiré like authentication device to combat counterfeiting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Label Tech International Trims Limited
    Inventors: Tak Wai Lau, Wing Hong Lam
  • Patent number: 9505167
    Abstract: The foil embossing device has an embossing unit (34) comprising at least two rollers (40, 41) at least one of which (40) is an embossing roller and is driven by a drive (5), at least the embossing roller having teeth (B) that project from the base cylinder for producing logos on the foil in a logo area (27) with teeth (39) that are different from the regularly arranged teeth (A) in order to produce a variable specific embossing pressure on the foil, the rollers having both axially and radially acting centering elements (4, 8) for centering the embossing roller (40) with respect to the other roller (41). It is thus possible to emboss logos in a substantially greater variety of designs and with higher accuracy than in the prior art and thus to achieve a sophisticated esthetic impression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Boegli-Gravures S.A.
    Inventor: Charles Boegli
  • Patent number: 9358776
    Abstract: A method for material deposition employs a printing press, such as those used in cold foil transfers, that permits a greater usage of the foil web than traditional methods. This is achieved by increasing the number of times the foil web is passed through the press, while simultaneously taking into account the area that has not been used and adjusting the impacted area of the foil web accordingly. The foil web is adjusted by using a series of adjustable rollers and angular bars to change the length of the circumferential path the foil takes through the press. By modifying the angle of these rollers and the distance between them, the path can be lengthened or shortened to correspond to the particular needs for a particular print job. This allows the press to use the foil in such a way that reduces foil waste and manufacturer and consumer costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Inventor: Michael King
  • Patent number: 9205624
    Abstract: A rotary embossing device, in particular for making Braille embossments, includes a drive shaft and at least one embossing tool disposed thereon. The embossing tool includes a roller body, a mounting system and a tool sleeve. The tool sleeve is mounted to the roller body by the mounting system. The mounting system includes at least one mounting ring disposed between the roller body and the tool sleeve. The at least one mounting ring is advantageously engaged with an adjustment device for rotating the at least one mounting ring to adjust the angular position of the tool sleeve. The mounting ring includes at least one elastomeric ring and the mounting system further includes an axially displaceable mounting cover for compressing the at least one elastomeric ring. Tool sleeves can therefore be easily and quickly mounted and adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Masterwork Machinery Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Wolfgang Diehr, Tobias Ring, Frank Schmid
  • Patent number: 9132574
    Abstract: Disclosed are a substrate with a microstructure and a method for producing the same. In this method microparticles of a random allocation by means of a natural self-assembly mechanism are used to coat on a master mold. Firstly, hollow micro glass particles within a specific size range are mixed with a UV-curable adhesive to become a mixed solution. Afterwards, the master mold is dip-coated in the mixed solution and the microparticles coated on the master mold are self-assembled. To fix the microparticles on the master mold to form a sphere array microstructure with a three dimensional random allocation, a UV light source is used to radiate the master mold for curing. Afterwards, an inverse mold with the corresponding microstructure is fabricated by electroforming or polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) casting the master mold. Thus, the inverse mold can be applied to the fabrication of a substrate with the corresponding microstructure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Southern Taiwan Unviersity of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Cheng-Hsin Chuang, Ming-Yu Chen
  • Patent number: 9079322
    Abstract: A diecutting device, in particular for cutting labels, includes a diecutting cylinder that rotates about an axis of rotation, a counterpressure cylinder that rotates about an axis of rotation essentially parallel to the axis of rotation of the diecutting cylinder and has a cylinder body, and bearer rings assigned to the cylinders and rolling off on each other. A spacing between the diecutting cylinder and the counterpressure cylinder is adjustable. A respective bearer ring assigned to the counterpressure cylinder is connected to a counterpressure cylinder shaft and each end of the cylinder body of the counterpressure cylinder is connected to the counterpressure cylinder shaft by a respective connecting link guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Gallus Druckmaschinen GmbH
    Inventor: Thomas Demand
  • Publication number: 20150083004
    Abstract: Disclosed is a collinear printing method with page-type upfront gold-stamping, matting and snowflake printed patterns and a printed product manufactured by the method. In a page-type seven-color automatic printing machine, an adhesive glue is filled into a first printing ink set, and a second printing ink set is modified to be a cold stamping device and mounted with a drum-shaped foil, and the middle section of each printing ink set is filled with printing inks of different desired colors, and the last printing ink set is filled with a repulsive paint and a gold paint. In a printing manufacturing process, a printed matter is processed by a partial cold stamping operation, each of the expected color printing operations is completed in a same-line procedure, the last printing ink set coats the repulsive paint and the gold paint onto the printed matter, and a ground or snowflake pattern is printed onto the printed matter in the same-line according to the mesh size of a mesh ink roller of the gold paint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: YAN-SHU LIN
  • Publication number: 20150059599
    Abstract: In the method for manufacturing embossing rollers for a device for embossing packaging materials that comprises a set of at least two embossing rollers of which one is driven, and whereby the embossing roller set comprises a male roller having a male surface structure including structural elements and/or logo structures and a female roller having a female surface structure that is associated to the surface structure of the male roller for the common embossing operation with the male roller, the female surface structure is produced independently of a previously produced or physically pre-existing associated male surface structure. Along with a high embossing accuracy, this allows creating a very large variety of embossing structures, on one hand, and using a very large number of the most diverse materials, on the other hand, as well as reducing transverse tensions in the embossed material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: BOEGLI-GRAVURES S.A.
    Inventor: Charles Boegli
  • Publication number: 20150020702
    Abstract: A foil transfer device includes an impression cylinder for transporting a printing substrate, a pressure cylinder for pressing a foil web against the printing substrate on the impression cylinder in a transfer nip jointly formed by the pressure cylinder and the impression cylinder, a blower device blowing into an exit region of the transfer nip, and a deflection element for deflecting the foil web. The deflection element is disposed in such a way that the foil web has a web section freely extending from the pressure cylinder to the deflection element. The blower device is disposed on the same side of the foil web as the impression cylinder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: ALEXANDER WEBER, OLIVER WUEHLER, JUERGEN BAECKER, HANSJOERG KLEIN, JOERG DUEMMEL
  • Patent number: 8910570
    Abstract: A rotary die apparatus and method for determining a registration error of a pattern applied to a strip of material by a rotary die. The rotary die apparatus may comprise the rotary die and a control system which senses signals from a sensor and a rotary encoder to determine an actual position of the rotary die when a fiducial on the strip of material is sensed. The control system may calculate the registration error by comparing the actual position with a registration target corresponding to a pattern length. The pattern length may correspond to the number of encoder pulses output per revolution of the rotary die divided by the number of patterns spaced apart around the circumference of the rotary die. An encoder count used to determine the actual position of the rotary die may reset each time it reaches the pattern length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Preco, Inc.
    Inventor: Brandon Smith
  • Publication number: 20140283697
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a decorative material rolling mill having an adjustable roll gap, which includes: a left frame and a right frame connected to each other; and an upper roll and a lower roll, two ends thereof being axially disposed on the left frame and the right frame; and a driving mechanism for driving the upper roll and the lower roll to rotate; and further includes: a rolling gap adjustment mechanism for driving the upper roll or the lower roll to move vertically along the left frame and the right frame, thereby adjusting a rolling gap between the upper roll and the lower roll according to the thickness of a shearing die. The present invention uses a rolling gap adjustment mechanism to adjust a rolling gap between an upper roll and a lower roll, thereby accommodating thickness differences among die sheets, upper rolling plates, and lower rolling plates from different manufacturers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: SHANGHAI YINSHENG RUBBER & PLASTIC COMPANY LTD.
    Inventors: Hailin Lu, Jiahua Zhang
  • Publication number: 20140283696
    Abstract: A foil transfer device includes a transport cylinder for transporting a printed sheet, a pressure cylinder for pressing a web of transfer foil against the transported printed sheet, and a support belt for supporting the web of transfer foil. The support belt passes through a transfer nip jointly formed by the transport cylinder and the pressure cylinder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: HEIDELBERGER DRUCKMASCHINEN AG
    Inventor: ALEXANDER WEBER
  • Publication number: 20140245908
    Abstract: A method of printing intersecting lines with angle effect includes transferring ink to a flexo master. The flexo master includes embossing patterns disposed at an adjusted angle relative to an x-y axis. Ink is transferred from the flexo master to a substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: Uni-Pixel Displays, Inc.
    Inventors: Ed S. Ramakrishnan, Daniel Van Ostrand, Robert J. Petcavich
  • Publication number: 20140245910
    Abstract: An embossing head for use in a rotary printing press has a raised embossing stamp, a constraining means for constraining motion of the embossing stamp along a radial direction, and adjustable positioning means for stopping radially downward motion of the embossing stamp at an adjustable lowermost position for determining an adjustable radial height of the raised embossing stamp. A number of embossing heads may be mounted independently to annular collars of the press to enable free positioning of the corresponding embossments in both dimensions of the sheet material. The adjustable positioning means enables fine height selection and adjustment of each embossing stamp individually so as to enable and facilitate the production of embossments on sheet material within specified tolerances reliably over numerous print cycles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2012
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Inventors: Barry Gurberg, Guy Watson, Mark Forest
  • Publication number: 20140245909
    Abstract: A multi-station flexographic printing method includes transferring an ink from a first flexo master to a substrate. The first flexo master includes an embossing pattern. The embossing pattern includes lines of a first width or orientation. Ink is transferred from a second flexo master to the substrate. The second flexo master includes an embossing pattern. The embossing pattern includes lines of a second width or orientation. Ink is transferred from a third flexo master to the substrate. The third flexo master includes an embossing pattern. The embossing pattern includes lines of a third width or orientation. Ink is transferred from a fourth flexo master to the substrate. The fourth flexo master includes an embossing pattern. The embossing pattern includes lines of a fourth width or orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: Uni-Pixel Displays, Inc.
    Inventors: Ed S. Ramakrishnan, Robert J. Petcavich, Daniel Van Ostrand
  • Publication number: 20140208966
    Abstract: A rotary embossing device, in particular for making Braille embossments, includes a drive shaft and at least one embossing tool disposed thereon. The embossing tool includes a roller body, a mounting system and a tool sleeve. The tool sleeve is mounted to the roller body by the mounting system. The mounting system includes at least one mounting ring disposed between the roller body and the tool sleeve. The at least one mounting ring is advantageously engaged with an adjustment device for rotating the at least one mounting ring to adjust the angular position of the tool sleeve. The mounting ring includes at least one elastomeric ring and the mounting system further includes an axially displaceable mounting cover for compressing the at least one elastomeric ring. Tool sleeves can therefore be easily and quickly mounted and adjusted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: HEIDELBERGER DRUCKMASCHINEN AG
    Inventors: Wolfgang Diehr, Tobias Ring, Frank Schmid
  • Patent number: 8763523
    Abstract: Methods are disclosed which include forming selected perforation designs and patterns. The perforation designs and patterns can be formed in linear or nonlinear fashion, can extend in the cross direction or the machine direction and can be formed to complement or match an embossed or printed design on the web. The perforation designs and patterns can be formed utilizing various mechanical perforating techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kevin Benson McNeil, André Mellin
  • Patent number: 8757058
    Abstract: Methods for perforating web products are disclosed that include forming selected perforation designs and patterns. The perforation designs and patterns can be formed in linear or nonlinear fashion, can extend in the cross direction or the machine direction and can be formed to complement or match an embossed or printed design on the web. The perforation designs and patterns can be formed utilizing various mechanical perforating techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kathryn Christian Kien, Charles Allen Redd
  • Patent number: 8733243
    Abstract: At least one embodiment of the present invention provides a roller imprinter that allows easy replacement of a transfer roller, and a method of producing an imprinted sheet. In at least one embodiment, a roller imprinter is disclosed for transferring a pattern on a surface of a transfer roller to a surface of a workpiece sheet through rotation of the transfer roller, the roller imprinter including an axis shaft or rotation for the transfer roller, and the axis of the shaft being non-coincident with the rotation axis of the transfer roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akiyoshi Fujii, Nobuaki Yamada
  • Patent number: 8708020
    Abstract: The aim of the invention is to create an embossing device for at least two-layered planar products such as toilet paper, tissues, or similar, which makes it possible to easily make high-quality planar products that are provided with decorative patterns. The aim is achieved by an embossing device for at least two-layered planar products such as toilet paper, tissues, and similar. Also, the embossing device has at least one first and at least one second couple of rollers, each of which is composed of an embossing roller and a squeezer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Metsa Tissue Oyj
    Inventor: Jürgen Schütz
  • Patent number: 8616125
    Abstract: An embossing assembly for forming an embossment pattern on a tube blank having a first roll and a second roll. The first roll includes a first shaft having a first axis of rotation and an embossing element joined to the first shaft. The second roll is configured to engage a tube blank when the tube blank at partially surrounds the first roll. The second roll includes a second shaft and a hub joined to the second shaft. The hub includes an engagement region configured to apply pressure to a tube blank adjacent to the embossing element thereby causing part of the tube blank to at least partially conform to the shape of the embossing element. The engagement region includes a compliant material which is more compliant than the second shaft thereby allowing the engagement region to compensate for variations in a wall thickness of a tube blank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jeremy Frederic Hook, Jeremy Robert Basham, James Arthur Keighley
  • Patent number: 8495900
    Abstract: The device for satinizing and embossing packaging foils comprises at least two embossing rollers that are each provided with a toothing consisting of individual teeth, the pyramidal teeth having an essentially rectangular horizontal projection, and the sides of the teeth being essentially parallel and perpendicular, respectively, to the longitudinal axis of the embossing roller. In contrast to the prior art, the opening angle (?) between the radially aligned adjacent tooth flanks is smaller than the opening angle (?) between the axially aligned adjacent tooth flanks, and the tooth height in the radial direction, measured from the tooth tip to the tooth bottom, is greater than the tooth height in the axial direction measured from the tooth tip to the tooth bottom. This dimensioning and arrangement of the teeth provides an improved gearing with a reduced specific pressure as well as an improved processing of the paper part of the foil that results in its better folding, curling, and tubing behavior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Boegli-Gravures S.A.
    Inventor: Charles Boegli
  • Patent number: 8413575
    Abstract: A printing unit of a printing material processing machine, preferably a sheetfed offset printing press, includes a form cylinder and an impression cylinder. The form cylinder has a printing form for applying printed information to the printing material and the impression cylinder has a microstructured surface, preferably a cover, contacting the printing material. A surface of the impression cylinder contacting the printing material is provided with micro-embossed structures for applying embossed information to the printing material. The printing material is printed and embossed simultaneously. A security feature and/or a change in gloss can be implemented on the printed product through the use of the embossed, preferably micro-embossed, information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventors: Frank Schaum, Martin Schmitt-Lewen
  • Patent number: 8400681
    Abstract: A method of file preparation, ripping and plate making for high end graphics printed on cylindrical products utilizing Dry Offset printing presses. While utilizing two inverse angle techniques and one fixed angle on the Black, with virtually unlimited color pluralities, encompassing a majority of all open areas of the common printing blanket without any ink overlap. The nesting of the halftone dots at even coarse line screen rulings eliminating a dot rosette pattern and creating a continuous tone appearance. Print contrast is increased to that of offset printing quality and ink contamination over the course of the run length is virtually eliminated. This current invention also increases the ability to print white with colors as opposed to needing white coating done in advanced to transparent plastics and metallic surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Inventor: Girard J. Moravcik
  • Patent number: 8381646
    Abstract: Support apparatus for embossing rolls comprising a fixed structure (1) with two sides (10), which provide multiple supports for one or more embossing rolls (2) having the respective horizontal axes between said sides (10) and being connected with corresponding motors (45) which make the rolls rotate around the respective axes at a preset angular velocity, characterized in that each of said supports is of the collar type (3) coaxial with and external to the axis of the respective embossing roll (2) and made by two elements (30, 31), one (30) being fixed and the other one (31) mobile, the mobile element (31) realizing the closing and, respectively, the opening of the collar (3) around the axis of the embossing roll (2) by means of an actuator (4; 62) controlled by a corresponding control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Futura S.p.A.
    Inventor: Paolo Catelli
  • Publication number: 20130042771
    Abstract: An apparatus for treating products continuously fed to the apparatus includes a first roller rotatable around a first rotation axis and a second roller rotatable around a second rotation axis parallel to the first rotation axis. A treatment gap is formed between the first roller and the second roller. The apparatus further includes an adjusting means for in-line adjusting the nominal size of the treatment gap. The adjusting means includes at least one piezoelectric element for shifting the position of the first rotation axis and/or the second rotation axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2010
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Applicant: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventors: Marten Alkhagen, Helena Berndtsson Arvidsson, Niklas Lagergren, Robert Perneborn
  • Patent number: 8287694
    Abstract: An embossing system for embossing at least a portion of a web is provided comprising a first embossing roll having male embossing elements, a second embossing roll having male embossing elements, wherein the first and second embossing rolls define a first nip for receiving the web, and a third embossing roll having male embossing elements, wherein the second and third embossing rolls define a second nip for receiving the web, and wherein at least a substantial portion of the embossing elements of at least one of the first, second, and third embossing rolls are substantially oriented in the cross-machine direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventor: Galyn A. Schulz
  • Patent number: 8210102
    Abstract: A switch-over processing method includes the steps of performing a first process on a sheet passing between a first cylinder and a second cylinder with a first mounted body being mounted on a circumferential surface of the second cylinder arranged to oppose the first cylinder, and performing a second process different from the first process on the sheet passing between the first cylinder and the second cylinder with a second mounted body being mounted on a circumferential surface of the second cylinder in place of the first mounted body. A switch-over processing apparatus is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Komori Corporation
    Inventor: Motoyasu Hirata
  • Publication number: 20120152134
    Abstract: A production unit for a printing material processing machine includes a drive, a computer, a cylinder and an associated impression cylinder having a circumference different from that of the cylinder. Provision is made to detect an increase in drive torque on the cylinder and to calculate therefrom a differential angle of rotation varying at least over one revolution between the cylinder and the impression cylinder in the computer, to be used to actuate the drive of the cylinder. A printing press having at least one production unit is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: HEIDELBERGER DRUCKMASCHINEN AG
    Inventors: RUDOLF LEIB, JOSEF WINKELMANN, RALF WÜRDINGER
  • Patent number: 8186268
    Abstract: A new and improved roller press for embellishing media includes a pair of spaced apart roller press members supported for rotation by bearing blocks. A handle having a ratchet mechanism is connected to a first roller for turning the roller during pressing. A gear set connects the rollers for turning a second roller in a rotational direction opposite of the first roller for moving the media between the rollers for pressing. A feed bed and exit bed are disposed between the bearing blocks to provide a stable base for supporting the press.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Inventor: James Jeffery Caron
  • Publication number: 20120118180
    Abstract: A roll for supporting at least a first flexible printing, embossing, or sheet cutting die plate, the roll including a cylindrical body having a rotational axis and an outer circumferential surface, the cylindrical body being divided into segments; a first magnet receiving concavity and magnet combination emitting plate attaching magnetic flux at a first circumferential surface segment overlying a first cylindrical body segment; a second magnet receiving concavity and magnet combination, further emitting plate attaching magnetic flux at a second circumferential surface overlying a second cylindrical body segment; plate edge aligning pins connected operatively to the first cylindrical body segment; and segment positioning cam and socket combinations adapted for selectively positioning and repositioning both the first cylindrical body segment and the plate edge aligning pins with respect to the second cylindrical body segment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2010
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: Bunting Magnetics Co.
    Inventor: G. Steven Moreland
  • Publication number: 20120074018
    Abstract: To provide an embossing device, an embossing method and an embossed can which are capable of conducting embossing having a non-shaped section and an arbitral number of embossed areas, and are capable of improving quality or productivity. An embossed can 10 is a double-embossed surface can in which on a can barrel 101 a first pattern 104 is printed; a first concave part 105 is formed in the state that it is so positioned as to almost conform to the first pattern 104; a second pattern 106 is printed at a position which is distant in the circumferential direction with the non-shaped section therebetween; and a second concave portion 107 is formed in the state that it is so positioned as to almost conform to the second pattern 106.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicant: TOYO SEIKAN KAISHA, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazumoto Obata, Keiji Sasaki, Wataru Ookubo, Masayuki Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8142617
    Abstract: An embossing system for embossing and perforating at least a portion of a web is provided comprising a first embossing roll having embossing elements and at least a second embossing roll having embossing elements, wherein the elements of the first and second embossing rolls define perforate nips for embossing and perforating the web and wherein at least a predominate number of the perforate nips are substantially oriented in the cross-machine direction. Moreover, substantially all of the nips defined by the embossing elements of the first and second embossing rolls can be substantially oriented in the cross-machine direction. Further, the cross-machine embossing elements are at an angle of about 85° to 95° from the machine direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Paul J. Ruthven, Dale T. Gracyalny, Galyn A. Schulz
  • Patent number: 8141483
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the device and the method for printing an alignment film. The printing plate comprises: a resin plate; a plurality of pixel array embossing pattern formed on the resin plate, for printing the alignment film to a pixel array formed on the glass substrate of the liquid crystal display device; a plurality of dummy embossing pattern formed on the resin plate at which the pixel array embossing patterns are not formed as seeing in the rotating direction of the printing roller; and a grooved pattern formed on the resin plate between the pixel array embossing patterns and between the dummy embossing patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: LG. Display Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Jaehyun Park, Byungho Moon
  • Patent number: 8136446
    Abstract: Provided is a pair of plates for a rotary processing machine having the following configuration and a method of mounting the same by which the pair of plates can be mounted on the respective outer circumferential surfaces of a pair of cylinders with high precision. When a female recessed plate and a male raised plate are overlapped with each other so as to make processing portions of the female plate correspond to those of the male plate, fitting protrusions are fitted into respective fitting portions. Accordingly, the movement of the fitting protrusions is restricted both in the width direction of the plates and in the mount direction of the plates. Concurrently, guiding protrusions are respectively inserted between corresponding pairs of guide protrusions in the guiding portions. Accordingly, the guiding protrusions are guided so that relative movement of the guiding protrusions is allowed only in the mount direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Komori Corporation
    Inventor: Shin Ohsawa