Associating, With Rotary Printer Patents (Class 270/18)
  • Patent number: 9697699
    Abstract: An automated banking machine that includes a check acceptor that is operative to receive checks from authorized machine users. The check acceptor is operable to continuously move a received check along its transport path while simultaneously rotationally orienting the check into alignment with the transport path. A check determined not to have at least one property of an acceptable check is returned to the machine user. Acceptable checks are processed and stored in the machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Diebold Self-Service Systems Division of Diebold, Incorporated
    Inventors: H. Thomas Graef, William Beskitt
  • Patent number: 9299226
    Abstract: An automated banking machine that includes a check acceptor that is operative to receive checks from authorized machine users. The check acceptor is operable to continuously move a received check along its transport path while simultaneously rotationally orienting the check into alignment with the transport path. A check determined not to have at least one property of an acceptable check is returned to the machine user. Acceptable checks are processed and stored in the machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Diebold Self-Service Systems Division of Diebold, Incorporated
    Inventors: H. Thomas Graef, William D. Beskitt
  • Patent number: 9240108
    Abstract: An automated banking machine that includes a check acceptor that is operative to receive checks from authorized machine users. The check acceptor is operable to continuously move a received check along its transport path while simultaneously rotationally orienting the check into alignment with the transport path. A check determined not to have at least one property of an acceptable check is returned to the machine user. Acceptable checks are processed and stored in the machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: Diebold Self-Service Systems Division of Diebold, Incorporated
    Inventors: H. Thomas Graef, William D. Beskitt
  • Patent number: 8970928
    Abstract: This invention provides a technique of preventing a collision between an original document and a printing material on a conveyance path when an image forming apparatus executes both additional printing on the original document and printing on the printing material. In a case where both additional printing on an original document and printing on a printing material are executed, the image forming apparatus according to one aspect of the invention conveys a read original document to a transfer unit through a conveyance path commonly used for an original document and sheet, and prints an image to be added on the original document. After the original document is conveyed to the transfer unit through the conveyance path, the image forming apparatus feeds a sheet from a sheet feeding unit to the conveyance path, and performs copying on the sheet in the transfer unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Junya Arakawa
  • Publication number: 20150008634
    Abstract: Systems and methods for aligning preprinted images on a roll of substrate to the moving components of a web press are disclosed. A method in accordance with one embodiment includes determining the speed of the moving components of the press, determining the speed of the web of preprinted images and adjusting the speed of the web of preprinted image to match the speed of the web. In particular embodiments, a press which produces rolls of preprinted material can be modified to change the equivalent cutoff length of the press. In further embodiments, a method of pasting new rolls of material to expiring rolls of material is accomplished by modulating the drive speed of the new roll of material to match the expiring roll of material while at the same time aligning the images on the new roll with the expiring roll.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Russell Charles Crozier, Daniel O'Leary
  • Publication number: 20140306395
    Abstract: To achieve both of highly reliable detection of a mark and suppression of a sheet consumption amount when a continuous sheet is cut on an image basis after a plurality of images has been printed on the continuous sheet. For this purpose, at the time of a first surface printing operation, by accumulating correction factors obtained for a plurality of pages, a more highly reliable correction factor is obtained. Further, at the time of a second surface printing operation, by controlling a conveyance operation with the highly reliable correction factor, a cut mark is surely detected by the detecting operation of the cut mark sensor within a limited range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Seiji Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8833750
    Abstract: A device and a method for folding a print substrate web is disclosed. The device has devices for quarter folding and for cross-cutting the print substrate web for severing individual products as well as devices for cross folding. As viewed in the transport direction of the products, an arrangement for dividing the product stream is provided after a second quarter folding device, the arrangement conveying the successive products to a first and a second conveyor belt in an alternating manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: manroland web systems GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Knauer, Hubert Schalk
  • Publication number: 20100327509
    Abstract: A media transport comprises: a media entrance for receiving a length of media (such as a receipt); an arcuate media store for storing the length of media in a coiled configuration; a media exit (such as a receipt aperture) through which the length of media can be presented (for example, to a customer); and a drive mechanism. The drive mechanism is operable in a first direction to drive the length of media from the entrance into the arcuate media store. The drive mechanism is also operable in a second direction to drive the length of media from the entrance through the media exit for presentation to a customer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2009
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Inventor: Colman McGarry
  • Patent number: 7775509
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for producing a digitally printed product that includes at least one section of sequentially printed sheets folded approximately in the center. The sequentially printed sheets are conveyed one after another on a conveying device and folded inside a folding apparatus to form a first fold. The folded sheets are gathered in a gathering station to form a section which is fed to a work station where the section is folded approximately in the center to form a second fold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Mueller Martini Holdings AG
    Inventors: Daniel Langenegger, Heinz Boss
  • Publication number: 20100025189
    Abstract: A method and a device are provided for combining overlapping flows (S1, S2) of flat products (10, 20), particularly of printed products, to common product flows (P3). The products (10, 20) from the first or second overlapping flows (S1, S2) are received by an intermediate conveyor (50), and transported to a first product flow (P1), or a second product flow (P2), by means of the intermediate conveyor (50). The distance (d) of the product flows (P1, P2) is successively reduced so that the product flows (P1, P2) form the common product flow (P3). The products (10, 20) are conveyed at least directly before combining the product flows (P1, P2) such that a space (12, 22) is located at least between the groups of products (10, 20) within the first, or within the second product flow (P1, P2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2007
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Applicant: FERAG AG
    Inventor: Erwin Muller
  • Publication number: 20100007070
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a sheet processing apparatus includes a first supporting member which supports a sheet and drops the sheet, a second supporting member which supports the sheet dropped from the first supporting member, a stacking member which stacks sheets, a first discharge member which discharges sheet from the first supporting member to the stacking member, a second discharge member which discharges the sheet on the second supporting member to the stacking member and a control unit. The control unit controls the first discharge member to discharge the sheet one by one from the first supporting member to the stacking member or to drop the sheet to the second supporting member on the basis of a threshold value or a predetermined value different from the threshold value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ken IGUCHI, Katsuhiko Tsuchiya
  • Publication number: 20090315242
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for high capacity stacking and stitching in an image production device is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2008
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: William D. Milillo, Joseph Salvatore Vetromile, Richard J. Milillo, Gordon B. Reid, Arthur H. Kahn
  • Publication number: 20090194940
    Abstract: A sheet-processing assembly includes an apparatus for transporting a pallet bearing a sheet stack and a transfer conveyor having a number of transport rollers disposed transversely to the direction of transport of the pallet and a receiving fixture for a load-bearing element for the pallet, for example a lift truck fork. The receiving fixture is aligned parallel to the transport rollers. A conveying system having a transfer conveyor and a sheet-fed rotary printing press having a conveying system, are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2009
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Applicant: HEIDELBERGER DRUCKMASCHINEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Andreas Detmers, Georg Schmitt
  • Publication number: 20090166944
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus including an image transfer device, a first motor, a redrive section and a duplexing section. The first motor is drivingly connected to the image transfer device. The reversible redrive section is downstream from the image transfer device, and the reversible redrive section includes a second motor. The duplexing section includes a third motor. The duplexing section is positioned to receive media from the redrive section. The first motor, the second motor and the third motor are each independently controlled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2008
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Applicant: LEXMARK INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Hassan Bahrami, Danny Keith Chapman, Joon Won Ha, Kevin Dean Schoedinger
  • Publication number: 20090127765
    Abstract: A bookbinding system to produce booklets, including: an image forming section; a first conveyance route of the sheet carrying the image; a sheet storing section which stores sheets on which no image is going to be formed; a second conveyance route to connect the sheet storing section and the first conveyance route; a notching section which forms notches on edges of the sheets; and a bookbinding section which accumulates the sheets to form a sheet bundle, and adhere a cover sheet to the sheet bundle to become a booklet, wherein the image forming section is placed upstream of a merging point of the first and second conveyance routes, with respect to a sheet conveyance direction of the first conveyance route, wherein the notching section is placed downstream of the merging point; and the bookbinding section is placed downstream of the notching section, with respect to the sheet conveyance direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2008
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Applicant: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Kiyoshi HATA
  • Publication number: 20090121418
    Abstract: A sheet feeding device includes a sheet feeding member, a friction separation member, a retaining member, a downstream guiding member, and a biasing member. The downstream guiding member is arranged downstream of a sheet conveyance direction than the friction separation member such that its guide surface is inclined at a predetermined angle to a front surface of the friction separation member towards the sheet feeding member. A line joining an apex of a sheet guiding member arranged upstream of the sheet conveyance direction than the friction separation member and an apex of the downstream guiding unit is positioned towards the sheet feeding member than a contact portion of the sheet feeding member and the friction separation member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2008
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Inventors: Mizuna Tanaka, Hiroshi Fujiwara, Yasuo Matsuyama, Kazuyoshi Kondo, Toshikane Nishii, Ippei Kimura, Tomoyoshi Yamazaki, Haruyuki Honda, Yasuhide Ohkubo, Masafumi Takahira, Ikuo Jujii
  • Publication number: 20090091074
    Abstract: A feeder and a multifunction printer using the same are provided. The feeder for moving a piece of paper includes a base, a housing, a cover and a driving mechanism. The base has a first surface for supporting the paper. The housing includes a frame and a holder. The frame is disposed over the base and has an opening that exposes part of the first surface. The holder for holding the paper is disposed over the frame, and a containing space is formed between the holder and the first surface. The cover is laid over one side of the housing. The driving mechanism is for driving the paper so as to move the paper from the holder to the first surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Publication date: April 9, 2009
    Applicant: Qisda Corporation
    Inventor: Ying-Hsien Kuo
  • Publication number: 20090079123
    Abstract: The problem of unevenness that an outer shape is different for each booklet is solved by correcting coating thickness control depending on a thickness of a sheet bundle, based on booklet information which includes information on at least the number of sheets constituting the sheet bundle, keeping adjustment of a coating thickness for adhesive depending on a thickness of a sheet bundle as a basic method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2008
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Inventor: Masato Hattori
  • Patent number: 7506863
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for providing directory printing. The disclosed systems may include a roll having a first axis. In addition, the systems disclosed may comprise a first print cylinder configured to receive web from the roll. The first print cylinder has a second axis parallel to the first axis and is configured to print a first plurality of rectangular pages on the web from the roll. Each page of the first plurality of rectangular pages has a dimension parallel to the second axis longer than a dimension perpendicular to the second axis. Moreover, the disclosed systems may comprise a collector configured to collect the web from the roll subsequent to the first plurality of pages being printed on the web from the roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2009
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Eric W. Berke
  • Publication number: 20090066000
    Abstract: A finisher includes: a holding unit; a stapling unit; a discharge unit; and a control unit. The finisher forms a part of a second sheet bundle subsequent to a first sheet bundle until discharging the first sheet bundle. The holding unit receives a sheet of the first sheet bundle and the subsequent sheet within a first period. The holding unit receives the last sheet of the first sheet bundle and a first sheet of the second sheet bundle within a second period as same length as the first period. The holding unit receives a sheet of the second sheet bundle and the subsequent sheet within a third period different from the second period in time length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2008
    Publication date: March 12, 2009
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Ken IGUCHI
  • Patent number: 7494116
    Abstract: Above a processing tray, a standby tray for making sheets of paper P stand by is installed. The sheets of paper P on the standby tray are dropped, fed, and moved to the processing tray, thus the conveying path from the standby tray to the processing tray is shortened. Furthermore, a Z-folding mechanism is arranged above the standby tray, and the sheets of paper P folded in a Z shape are dropped, and are mixed and stapled on the standby tray or processing tray, and even when performing a plurality of post processes for sheets, miniaturization of a sheet post-process system is retained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2009
    Assignee: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yasunobu Terao, Yoshiaki Sugizaki, Mikio Yamamoto, Tomomi Iijima, Hiroyuki Taki
  • Publication number: 20090039584
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a casing; a printing medium supply unit, which is coupled to the casing, and supplies a printing medium; an image forming unit, which forms an image on the printing medium supplied from the printing medium supply unit; and a discharge unit. The discharge unit includes: a discharging part, which discharges the printing medium fed from the image forming unit out of the casing; a feeding guide, which is provided along in a feeding path of the printing medium, and moves between a discharging position, in which the printing medium is discharged out of the casing, and a back feeding position, in which the printing medium is back fed to the image forming unit; and a pressing lever, which presses and releases the feeding guide, according to a movement of the discharging part, so that the feeding guide can move between the discharging position and the back feeding position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2008
    Publication date: February 12, 2009
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: SEUNG-SIK JEONG
  • Publication number: 20090039590
    Abstract: Affords sheet stacking device that, in stacking sheets onto a loading tray, enables stacking of the sheets always in the correct posture regardless of the nature of the sheets' surface material. The sheet stacking device includes a tray unit located downstream of a sheet discharging port, a sheet-end regulating member provided on the tray unit, a conveying unit for transporting sheets carried out onto the tray unit though the sheet discharging port, toward the sheet-end regulating member, and a conveyance controller for controlling the conveying unit. In conveying toward the sheet-end regulating member a sheet having been carried onto the tray unit, the conveyance controller varies the running time during which the conveying unit applies conveyance force to the sheet, in accordance with the material nature of the sheet surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2008
    Publication date: February 12, 2009
    Applicant: NISCA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masashi Yamashita
  • Publication number: 20090033023
    Abstract: A sheet feeder is provided with a storing section for storing transfer sheets, a feed roller for feeding the transfer sheets stored in the storing section one by one from the uppermost one; a separation roller arranged to face the feed roller; a transport roller arranged downstream of the feed roller in a transport direction; and a transfer sheet guide for guiding the transfer sheet to the transport roller, wherein the transfer sheet guide includes a guide face formed to extend from the storing section along the transport direction of the transfer sheet on or in a vicinity of an extension of a line tangent to the feed roller and the transport roller on the side of transporting the transfer sheet, the guide face being formed in an area between the storing section and the separation roller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2008
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Applicant: KYOCERA MITA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Seiichi Shirasaki
  • Publication number: 20090026691
    Abstract: A sheet conveying device includes: a pair of first rollers, the first rollers being disposed to oppose circumferential surfaces thereof with each other; a pair of second rollers, the second rollers being disposed to oppose circumferential surfaces thereof with each other; a guide plate that has a sheet conveyance face for guiding a leading edge of a sheet being conveyed in a conveying direction from the pair of first rollers toward the pair of second rollers, the guide plate being formed with one or more holes; and a sound absorbing member that is disposed on a back face of the guide plate, which opposes the sheet conveyance face, the sound absorbing member absorbing a sound transmitted through the hole formed on the guide plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2008
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Misato Ishikawa, Akihiko Enamito, Yasuo Shima, Masaki Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20090026685
    Abstract: An image recording device includes: a tray having a placing surface; a feed unit comprising a rotating member configured to move in a first direction away from the placing surface of the tray and move in a second direction toward the placing surface of the tray; a frictional member disposed on the placing surface; a recording unit; a conveying unit configured to return the sheet, on one side of which the image has been recorded by the recording unit, to the placing surface; and a moving mechanism configured to move the rotating member in the first direction and in the second direction. The moving mechanism is configured to move the rotating member in the first direction before a leading end of the sheet returned by the conveying unit reaches the frictional member in a state where no sheet is placed on the tray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2008
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Inventors: Yuta Uchino, Takashi Ohama, Naokazu Tanahashi, Wataru Sugiyama, Noriyuki Kawamata
  • Publication number: 20090026684
    Abstract: The present invention prevents a conveying force of a rotation body from being locally deteriorated, and increases lifetime of the rotation body. A printer 1000 changes, by means of control of a controller, starting position at which rotation speeds of skew feeding correcting drive rollers 21a and 22a are changed. With this, the printer 1000 prevents a conveying force from being concentrated on specific positions of the skew feeding correcting drive rollers 21a and 22a, thereby preventing local wearing and deterioration of the conveying force, and the skew feeding correcting drive rollers 21a and 22a can be used for a long term.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2008
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Daisuke Kawaguchi
  • Publication number: 20090014939
    Abstract: A sheet post-processing apparatus includes a sheet stacking unit, an aligning unit, a moving member, a discharging member, and a discharging motor. The discharging motor drives the discharging member for discharging a pile of sheets in an operation pattern that is selected, depending on a predetermined condition, from among a plurality of operation patterns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2008
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Inventors: Ichiro Ichihashi, Masahiro Tamura, Nobuyoshi Suzuki, Shuuya Nagasako, Naohiro Kikkawa, Kazuhiro Kobayashi, Tomohiro Furuhashi, Makoto Hidaka, Hitoshi Hattori, Junichi Tokita, Akira Kunieda, Hiroshi Maeda, Tomoichi Nomura
  • Publication number: 20090008852
    Abstract: An image forming system comprises: an image forming apparatus and a post processing apparatus that performs a post process on sheets each carrying thereon an image printed by the image forming apparatus. In the image forming system, a sheet feeder feeds sheets of a job to be post-processed to a post processing position; a timing judger judges which is before/after, the first timing to finish feeding the last sheet of the job to the post processing position, or the second timing to finish making preparation for a post process; a delaying time calculator calculates a post process execution delaying time that is a time difference between the first timing and the second timing; and a sheet feed controller controls sheet feed timing of the top sheet of a following job by using the calculated post process execution delaying time, if the second timing is after the first timing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2008
    Publication date: January 8, 2009
    Applicant: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Yasuhide KOKURA, Yasuomi Mitsui, Takashi Noda
  • Publication number: 20090001651
    Abstract: A sheet discharging device and image forming apparatus are provided. The sheet discharging device includes a sheet discharging port; a sheet discharging tray which is provided correspondingly to the sheet discharging port, a sheet discharged from the sheet discharging port being stacked on the sheet discharging tray; and a plurality of sheet lifting members provided so as to be moveable between a retraction position and a protrusion position; wherein when a leading end portion of the sheet contacts with the sheet lifting members, the sheet lifting members move from the retraction position to the protrusion position, the sheet lifting members stay at the protrusion position and lift up the sheet while the sheet is discharged from the sheet discharging port to the sheet discharge tray, and the sheet lifting members return to the retraction position when the sheet has been discharged from the sheet discharging port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Publication date: January 1, 2009
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Atsushi MIWA
  • Publication number: 20090001646
    Abstract: The present invention provides an image forming apparatus having a sheet feeder capable of reliably feeding a sheet without using a sensor. A rotation number detector detects the number of rotation of a fan. A determining portion determines whether the number of rotations of the fan detected by the rotation number detector is in a predetermined range. If the determining portion determines that the number of rotations of the fan is in the predetermined range, a sucking/conveying belt is driven.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2008
    Publication date: January 1, 2009
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yuzo Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20090001647
    Abstract: According to one aspect of the invention, there is provided a medium feeding device capable of feeding a recording medium placed on a first tray. The medium conveying device includes: a frame having a first surface and allowing the first tray to be movable along the first surface, the first tray being attached to the medium feeding device at a first position of the first surface; a feeding member configured to feed the recording medium to a first conveying path when the first tray with the recording medium thereon is positioned at the first position, a cleaning member disposed at the first surface of the frame and configured to clean the feeding member when the cleaning member is uncovered by the first tray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Publication date: January 1, 2009
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masatoshi Izuchi
  • Publication number: 20080315487
    Abstract: A sheet finisher of the invention includes a saddle stitch unit configured to stitch a center of a sheet bundle in which printed sheets are bundled, a fold unit configured to fold the center stitched by the saddle stitch unit and to form a fold line, and a fold reinforcing unit configured to reinforce the fold line formed by the fold unit, the fold reinforcing unit includes a placement table on which the sheet bundle transported from the fold unit is placed, and a roller unit that includes a reinforce roller and moves the reinforce roller along a direction of the fold line while pressing it to the fold line, and the placement table is provided with a groove-like edge clearance along an edge of the sheet bundle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2008
    Publication date: December 25, 2008
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ken Iguchi, Katsuya Sasahara, Takahiro Kawaguchi, Hiroyuki Taguchi, Katsuhiko Tsuchiya
  • Publication number: 20080315488
    Abstract: A sheet finisher of the invention includes a saddle stitch unit configured to stitch a center of a sheet bundle in which printed sheets are bundled, a fold unit configured to fold the center stitched by the saddle stitch unit and to form a fold line, and a fold reinforcing unit configured to reinforce the fold line formed by the fold unit, the fold reinforcing unit includes a roller unit that includes a reinforce roller with a structure for preventing an occurrence of a wrinkle, and moves along a direction of the fold line while applying pressure by the reinforce roller to the fold line of the sheet bundle transported from the fold unit, and a drive unit configured to move the roller unit along the direction of the fold line from a standby position located at a position separate from an end of the sheet bundle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2008
    Publication date: December 25, 2008
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ken Iguchi, Katsuya Sasahara, Takahiro Kawaguchi, Hiroyuki Taguchi, Katsuhiko Tsuchiya
  • Publication number: 20080284092
    Abstract: A sheet processing apparatus for an image forming apparatus is configured so as to be capable of preventing the misalignment of the end edge of sheets to be scooped and transported from an intermediate tray, and reliably preventing the so-called displacement of end edges in the post-processing steps of sheets as a recording medium with an image formed thereon, and thereby preventing the inferior appearance during binding. A sheet folding apparatus enables a user to easily adjust the misalignment of the fold line of sheets that occurs during actual use, in the middle folding processing steps of sheets as a recording medium with an image formed thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2008
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Inventors: Nobuyoshi SUZUKI, Kenji Yamada, Hiromoto Saitoh, Naohiro Kikkawa, Junichi Iida, Junichi Tokita, Shingo Matsushita, Masahiro Tamura, Shuuya Nagasako
  • Publication number: 20080265481
    Abstract: A recording apparatus includes moving rollers and a feeding roller. The moving rollers move a set first sheet in a direction intersecting a conveying direction. The feeding roller conveys sheets at a sheet stacking portion. After the first sheet is shifted to a parallel position by the moving roller, a second sheet at a setting position and the first sheet at the parallel position are conveyed by the feeding roller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2008
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Haruo Uchida, Kenji Kawazoe, Nozomu Nishiberi, Koichiro Kawaguchi, Yoshiaki Watanabe, Yasuyuki Asai, Mitsuru Kondo
  • Publication number: 20080251991
    Abstract: A sheet conveying apparatus includes: a sheet conveyance path designed so as to include nonlinear portions; a first conveyance roller pair which is provided at predetermined positions of the sheet conveyance path and which has a conveyance width capable of nipping and conveying a sheet having the minimum size sheet passing width among sheets to be passed through the sheet conveying apparatus; a guide plate which is placed in a downstream side or an upstream side of the first conveyance roller pair in a sheet conveyance direction and has a curved guide surface; and a plurality of guide ribs which are extended on the guide surface in the sheet conveyance direction and are provided in a sheet passing width direction of the sheet in a region corresponding to the conveyance width of the first conveyance roller pair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2008
    Publication date: October 16, 2008
    Applicant: KYOCERA MITA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hideaki Doyo
  • Publication number: 20080230975
    Abstract: A paper transporting apparatus transporting continuous paper to a paper processing part that performs designated processing on the continuous paper includes a drive roller that transports the continuous paper in a forward direction with respect to the paper processing part and a direction opposite to the forward direction by a frictional force, a pre-centering mechanism, disposed upstream of the drive roller with respect to the forward direction, that regulates a position of the continuous paper with respect to the forward direction and a direction orthogonal to the forward direction by abutting against the continuous paper, and a tension increasing mechanism, disposed upstream of the pre-centering mechanism with respect to the forward direction, that increases tension on the continuous paper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2008
    Publication date: September 25, 2008
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masato Matsuzuki, Shigeo Ishida
  • Publication number: 20080224386
    Abstract: A sheet conveying device includes entrance rollers and registration rollers. The entrance rollers convey a sheet received from delivery rollers to the registration rollers. The registration rollers correct skew of the sheet. A conveying path between the delivery rollers and the registration rollers is equal to or slightly longer than a length of a sheet in a maximum allowable size for skew correction in a conveying direction in which the sheet is conveyed on the conveying path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2008
    Publication date: September 18, 2008
    Inventors: Akira Kunieda, Masahiro Tamura, Makoto Hidaka, Hitoshi Hattori, Junichi Tokita, Ichiro Ichihashi, Nobuyoshi Suzuki, Shuuya Nagasako, Naohiro Kikkawa, Kazuhiro Kobayashi, Tomohiro Furuhashi, Hiroshi Maeda, Tomoichi Nomura
  • Publication number: 20080217832
    Abstract: An ejection tray includes a container that contains a plurality of stacked recording sheets printed by a printing unit of an image forming apparatus, a movable cover mounted on the container, and a sorting member that sorts out a desired recording sheet from the recording sheets stacked in the container. The desired recording sheet sorted out in the container is allowed to be taken out when the cover is opened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2008
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Inventors: Kunihito Sawai, Yutaka Hasegawa
  • Publication number: 20080217833
    Abstract: An ejection tray includes a container that contains a plurality of stacked recording sheets printed by a printing unit of an image forming apparatus, a movable cover mounted on the container, and a sorting member that sorts out a desired recording sheet from the recording sheets stacked in the container. The desired recording sheet sorted out in the container is allowed to be taken out when the cover is opened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2008
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Inventors: Kunihito Sawai, Yutaka Hasegawa
  • Publication number: 20080203646
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus, comprising a case that accommodates an image forming unit; a sheet cassette that is capable of moving relative to the case; and a cover disposed above the sheet cassette, wherein the cover covers a side of the case in which the sheet cassette is removably set in the case, the cover is capable of opening and closing, and a slot, through which a sheet is capable of being inserted, is formed between the cover and the sheet cassette with a lower end of the cover defining an upper end of the slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2008
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Soichiro Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20080203653
    Abstract: A sheet processing apparatus includes a first intermediate stacking portion which stacks a conveyed sheet and which performs process to the sheet, a stapler which performs process to the sheet on the first intermediate stacking portion, a second intermediate stacking portion which is located on an upstream side in a conveying direction of the stapler and which is capable of temporarily storing the conveyed sheet, and an intermediate roller pair which conveys the sheet on the second intermediate stacking portion to the first intermediate stacking portion. The sheet stacked on the first intermediate stacking portion and the sheet temporarily stored in the second intermediate stacking portion overlap each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2008
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takashi Kuwata, Masayoshi Fukatsu, Kenichiro Isobe, Hironobu Ata, Yasuyoshi Hayakawa
  • Publication number: 20080203645
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a sheet feed tray for loading a recording sheet, a sheet feed roller that conveys the recording sheet toward an image forming device, a conveyor roller that is disposed downstream of the sheet feed roller in a recording sheet conveying direction and that applies a conveying force on the recording sheet, a sheet position detection device that detects a position of the recording sheet in a conveying path, and a conveyor roller control device that controls a rotation amount of the conveyor roller in accordance with the detected position of the recording sheet. The control device allows the rotation amount of the conveyor roller to become greater, when a recording sheet contacts the sheet feed roller and the conveyor roller, than a rotation amount of the conveyor roller when the recording sheet contacts the conveyor roller but might not contact the sheet feed roller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2007
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masatoshi Izuchi, Yuji Koga
  • Publication number: 20080136081
    Abstract: A broadsheet newspaper printing press has at least one print unit printing at least one web of material and a folder. The folder has a cross-cutter to cut the web of material into broadsheet newspapers, a tucker cylinder having a gripper gripping the broadsheet newspapers at a lead edge and a tucking blade for forming a cross-fold in the broadsheet newspapers, and a jaw cylinder or fold rollers to receive the cross-folded broadsheet newspapers from the tucker cylinder at the cross-fold, the gripper being located with respect to the tucking blade so that the cross-fold is located at between 33% and 45% or 55% and 67% of the height of the newspaper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2008
    Publication date: June 12, 2008
    Applicant: Goss International Americas, Inc.
    Inventor: John Sheridan Richards
  • Publication number: 20080106023
    Abstract: A bookbinding apparatus including an adhesive coating section which coats an adhesive onto a spine of a sheet bundle that a plurality of sheets are bundeled, by relatively moving the adhesive coating section and the sheet bundle, adheres a cover sheet onto the spine of the sheet bundle onto which the adhesive has been coated by the adhesive coating section. The adhesive coating section includes: a coating member which coats the adhesive storing in ah adhesive tank onto the spine of the sheet bundle; a scraping member which scrapes the adhesive coated onto the spine of the sheet bundle; and a reservoir which stores the adhesive scraped by the scraping member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2007
    Publication date: May 8, 2008
    Applicant: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Masahiro Kaneko, Tsuyoshi Tsuchiya
  • Publication number: 20080099972
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus has a sheet stacking apparatus including a tray on which sheets are stacked, and an aligning member aligning the sheets stacked on the tray. The aligning member aligns sheets stacked, on a sheet previously stacked on the tray, with a displacement in an aligning direction of the aligning member with respect to the sheet previously stacked. An aligning operation of the aligning member is changed on the basis of whether or not the number of the sheets stacked on the sheets previously stacked is a predetermined number or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2007
    Publication date: May 1, 2008
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kenichi Hayashi
  • Patent number: 6827013
    Abstract: A method and device for combining folios between a first and a second web in a rotary printing press. A first folio is cut from a third web in the rotary press, the first folio is stored on a storage device and then transferred from the storage device to a position between the first and second webs. Also, a web product moveable in a rotary printing press that includes a first web, a second web, a first folio, and a second folio. The first and second folios are stacked relative to one another and sandwiched between the first and second continuous webs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Assignee: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventor: John Sheridan Richards
  • Publication number: 20030218291
    Abstract: A signature transport device has a conveyor for moving a plurality of signatures in a first direction, and a rotary blade device having a first blade having an edge for lifting a first signature of the plurality of signatures from the conveyor, the edge being parallel to the first direction, and the first blade rotating about an axis perpendicular to the edge. A printing press and rotary blade device are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2002
    Publication date: November 27, 2003
    Applicant: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventors: Nicholas J. Caunter, Kevin Krieg, Richard D. Wamsley
  • Patent number: 6568668
    Abstract: A sheet finisher includes: a sheet stacking section on which sheets are stacked; a pair of folding rollers for pressing and conveying the sheets; a roller driving device for driving the pair of folding rollers; a protruding member which is protruded toward a nipping position of the pair of folding rollers to fold the sheets stacked on the sheet stacking section in two; and a protruding member driving device for driving the protruding member to protrude toward the nipping position. When the protruding member driving device drives the protruding member toward the nipping position, the roller driving device is suspended to drive the pair of folding rollers to be conveyed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2003
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Wakabayashi, Masato Hattori, Teruhiko Toyoizumi, Masaru Ohtsuka, Tetsuhiro Kodera, Kohji Yoshie