Feeding From Bottom Of Stack Patents (Class 271/3.05)
  • Patent number: 9315046
    Abstract: A recording apparatus includes a recording unit that performs recording on a recording surface of a recording medium, a discharge section that discharges the recording medium, and a first bending member that is in contact with the recording medium which passes through the recording unit in the transport path and is transported toward the discharge section to bend the recording medium, in which the first bending member bends the recording medium in such a manner that the recording surface is directed inside by displacing both side portions of the recording medium in a width direction with respect to a central portion of the recording medium in the width direction of the recording medium at a position on a further upstream side in a direction of the transport than a contact position of the discharge section where a feeding force is applied to the recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Kodama, Satoshi Chiba
  • Patent number: 9199484
    Abstract: A recording apparatus includes a discharge section that discharges a recording medium, a first bending member that is in contact with the recording medium and is transported toward the discharge section to bend the recording medium, a second bending member that is in contact with the recording medium on a further downstream side in a direction of the transport than a contact position of the discharge section, a mounting section where the recording medium that is discharged from the discharge section is mounted, and a first biasing member that is in contact with a surface on a rear end side in the transport direction of the recording medium mounted on the mounting section and on a side opposite to the recording surface to perform biasing toward a recording surface side on a further downstream side than the contact position of the discharge section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Kodama, Satoshi Chiba
  • Patent number: 8964268
    Abstract: A sheet feeding device is formed with a sheet mounting part, and a sheet feeding unit defining a sheet feed path having inlet and outlet. The sheet feeding unit is configured to introduce the sheet on the sheet mounting surface from the inlet, feed the sheet along the feed path, and discharge the sheet from the outlet onto the sheet mounting part. The sheet mounting part includes first and second members arranged next to each other. The first and second members with a border therebetween define a sheet mounting surface. An end portion of one of the first and second members has one or more protruded portions, while an end portion of the other member has one or more slits configured to receive the one or more protruded portions. An upper surface of the one member is located at a higher position than the upper surface of the other member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Muneaki Takahata, Takashi Ohama
  • Patent number: 8608151
    Abstract: A station for loading plate elements (1, 1a), from an initial pile of the elements in a storage device (4) to an infeed station for a machine for processing the elements. An unloading device (7) unloads the elements (1a) from the initial pile (3). An intermediate storage device (16), stores the unloaded elements (1) in the form of an intermediate batch (19) and is positioned downstream of the unloading device (7), a conveyor device (18) for conveying the elements (1) from the storage device (16) to the infeed station, and a shingling device (21) for shingling the elements (1) and being positioned downstream of the storage device (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Bobst Mex SA
    Inventors: Mauro Chiari, Olivier Gaillard, Raymond Lambelet
  • Patent number: 8179559
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for forming images on recording media of different sizes are provided. The image forming procedure may include reading setting information which includes the size of a substitute recording medium for each user from a memory and, when the size of the recording medium specified by the print instruction is not available, executing a print instruction by automatically changing the size of a recording medium to be used to the size of the substitute recording medium based on the setting information. Additional computer-readable storage media storing image forming procedures are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Nozomi Sawada
  • Patent number: 8089647
    Abstract: An information processing device to generate data pertaining to a document from electronic paper which has a display section to display and retain the document, and a memory to store document identification data, includes a document data storage unit which stores document electronic data, a communication unit which acquires document identification data from the electronic paper, a reading unit which scans the display section, a data extraction unit which extracts from the document data storage unit document electronic data corresponding to the document identification data, a difference processing unit which extracts a note image appended on a surface of the display section according to a difference between an image from the extracted document electronic data and an image of the scanned display section, and a data generation unit which associates data of the extracted appendix image and the extracted document electronic data, thereby generates data pertaining to the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Hotta, Yoshitsugu Hirose, Yoko Ogura, Yasunori Saito, Ikutaroh Nagatsuka
  • Patent number: 8004717
    Abstract: A printed sheet handling system and method for use with lazy-portrait narrow-end to narrow-end (LPEE) formatted pages web printed pages to produce document sets includes: a printer to print LPEE formatted paired document pages printed in 1 to N order and face up on a first half of the web and printed in N to 1 order and face down on a second half of the continuous web; a slitter that divides the LPEE formatted printed web into two streams of sheets, with one in 1 to N order and the other in N to 1 order; collecting both streams into separate stacks; flipping the N to 1 stack of sheets; and then withdrawing sheets from the tops of both stacks for cutting into pages, collating, and assembly into correctly aligned and page number-sequenced document sets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: DST Output
    Inventors: Frank W. Delfer, Charles B. Clupper, Marc J. Fagan, Brett Jay Flickner, Matthew Thomas Leettola
  • Patent number: 7876478
    Abstract: A compact, desktop document processor for capturing data and images from checks and other financial and payment-related documents includes a modular base unit. The modular base unit performs processing actions on financial and payment-related documents. The modular base unit is configured to operate in a teller station apparatus and is configured to operate in a back counter apparatus. The base unit includes an interface for connecting to an add-on component to match the base unit to workflow requirements. The base unit operates as the teller station apparatus when a hand feeder component is connected to the base unit at the add-on component interface. The base unit operates as the back counter apparatus when an automatic feeder component is connected to the base unit at the add-on component interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Burroughs Payment Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Moore, John C. Gudenburr, David B. Tratar
  • Patent number: 7766327
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a printing device comprising a sheet buffer including a paper path having a plurality of nip pairs for selectively receiving and releasing a plurality of printer sheets. The plurality of nip pairs include a fixed load nip pair, a fixed unload nip pair, and at least another intermediate fixed nip pair therebetween. In a first operation each subsequent sheet of the plurality of sheets is shingled over a previous sheet wherein the plurality of sheets can be stopped in the intermediate nip pair or pairs. Individual sheets of the plurality of sheets can be advanced to the unload nip pair sequentially in a second operation whereupon the individual sheets are successively unloaded as needed in a first in first out order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Paul J. DeGruchy
  • Patent number: 7758037
    Abstract: An envelope loader device comprising a mail-receiving bed provided with conveyor rollers and serving to receive a stack of mail items, jogger means for holding the mail items against a referencing wall, a drive motor for driving said conveyor rollers in rotation, and control means for actuating said drive motor and for causing a fraction of said stack of mail items to be ejected as a function of a mail presence sensor mounted at said mail-receiving bed and whose state depends on whether or not mail items are present in a downstream feeder device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: NEOPOST Technologies
    Inventor: Romain Pillard
  • Patent number: 7424798
    Abstract: Inserter for inserting postal items into envelopes, wherein an envelope catcher separates the envelopes and transports the envelopes away from the stack of empty envelopes and the envelopes are subsequently transported further with the initially leading flap end trailing. The envelope catcher is suspended for movement and drivable along a catcher path, of which at least a section extends closely along the envelope to be separated. When the envelope is transported away from the envelope catcher with its flap end trailing the flap is folded open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2008
    Assignee: NEOPOST Technologies
    Inventor: Herman Sytema
  • Patent number: 7389084
    Abstract: An image forming system has a sheet deck assembly, an image forming apparatus, and a feeding buffering apparatus with plural feeding buffer trays for temporarily storing sheets of printing paper fed from plural printing paper decks of the sheet deck assembly. The feeding buffering apparatus feeds the temporarily stored sheets to the image forming apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2008
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Naoto Watanabe, Hitoshi Kato, Takahiro Watanabe, Keita Takahashi, Masahiro Serizawa, Ichiro Sasaki, Takuya Kawamura
  • Publication number: 20080122159
    Abstract: An envelope loader device comprising a mail-receiving bed provided with conveyor rollers and serving to receive a stack of mail items, jogger means for holding the mail items against a referencing wall, a drive motor for driving said conveyor rollers in rotation, and control means for actuating said drive motor and for causing a fraction of said stack of mail items to be ejected as a function of a mail presence sensor mounted at said mail-receiving bed and whose state depends on whether or not mail items are present in a downstream feeder device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2007
    Publication date: May 29, 2008
    Applicant: NEOPOST TECHNOLOGIES
    Inventor: Romain Pillard
  • Patent number: 7372598
    Abstract: An inkjet printer includes a body defining a print media path along which print media can pass. A printhead assembly is arranged within the body and includes a printhead which is configured to print upon print media passing along the print media path. A print media feed arrangement is configured to feed the print media along the print media path. Printer controller circuitry is arranged in the body, and is operatively connected to the printhead assembly and print media feed arrangement to control a printing operation carried out by the printhead assembly. A print media input tray is pivotally mounted with respect to the body and can locate the print media in register with the print media path. A user interface is located on the body to enable a user to interface with the printer. The input tray is able to fold with respect to the body to thereby form a protective cover for the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2008
    Assignee: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Paul Lapstun, Kia Silverbrook, Simon Robert Walmsley
  • Patent number: 7367734
    Abstract: A printer less susceptible to paper jams, allowing reduction in number of components and having superior printing precision is provided. The printer includes a chassis, a printing portion mounted on the chassis for printing on a sheet of recording paper, a press roller rotatably mounted on the chassis, kept at an approximately constant distance from the printing portion for pressing the sheet of recording paper, a feed roller rotatably mounted on chassis, movable in directions toward and away from the press roller and holding the sheet of recording paper in close contact with the press roller, and a spring urging the feed roller to the press roller. The chassis has a guide portion extended to guide a sheet of recording paper between the press roller and the feed roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2008
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yasushi Saeki
  • Patent number: 7055816
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for processing a stream of sheet-like products, such as printed magazines and newspapers, whereby the orientation of the products in the stream is changed to facilitate subsequent processing. The products are conveyed in an imbricated stream, or in a non-imbricated stream, and sections of adjacent products are combined into stacks which are conveyed away from the trailing products once the stacks are formed. The stacks are then further processed so that the products in each stack are disposed in a reverse order in relation to their original order, i.e. last in/first out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Assignee: Ferag AG
    Inventor: Willi Leu
  • Patent number: 7011302
    Abstract: Vertical pocket feeder signature handling equipment which supplies signatures in an on-edge orientation one at a time to bindery equipment. The vertical pocket feeder particularly cooperates with a hopper loader apparatus which transfers and separates individual signatures of sheet materials from a vertically aligned, stack of such signatures. The separated, individual signatures may then be subjected to bindery operations such as stapling or stitching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2006
    Assignee: Systems Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerry L. Bates, Earl J. Anker
  • Patent number: 6937367
    Abstract: The digital copier comprises a document table for supporting a document, a document tray for receiving documents, a line sensor for reading an image from each document in units of lines parallel to a main scanning direction, a sensor transporter for transporting the sensor to scan the document on the table from one reading surface edge in the sub-scanning direction during the table-document reading mode, a document feeder for feeding each document received in the tray such that the document is scanned from another reading surface edge in the sub-scanning direction during the feeder-document reading mode, and a processing section for processing a reading result of the sensor. Particularly, the processing section has a controller for controlling the read start timing to compensate for a read range which may deviate with respect to an identical effective reading area of each document between the reading modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2005
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Ryusuke Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 6902162
    Abstract: A sheet accumulating apparatus accumulates inputted sheets into a stack registered on all sides, wherein the sheets are controlled with minimum contact by components of the apparatus to minimize or eliminate smudging or marking of the sheets. The apparatus can be selectively adjusted to effect over-accumulation or under-accumulation, and can be adjusted to accommodate different sheet sizes. The apparatus comprises an accumulation section defining a sheet feed plane therethrough. An upper ramp is disposed upstream from the accumulation section and is movable into and out of the sheet feed plane. An upper retaining member is linked to the upper ramp and is movable into and out of the sheet feed plane in alternating relation to the upper ramp. A lower ramp is disposed below the upper ramp and is movable into and out of the sheet feed plane in alternating relation to the upper ramp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2005
    Assignee: Bowe Bell + Howell Company
    Inventors: Edward M. Otto, John J. Semanick, James R. Moser, Richard W. Finnochio, Phuong T. Do
  • Publication number: 20040140605
    Abstract: A scanner and a scanning method having adjustable length of turn region are disclosed. The scanner comprises a first fixed element having an entry for a paper-in end; a U-turn element; and a second fixed element having an exit for a paper-out end. In addition, the scanner further comprises at least one first movable element located between the exit of the first fixed element and the entry of the U-turn element; and at least one second movable element located between the exit of the U-turn element and the entry of the second fixed element. Moreover, the scanning method comprises: firstly inputting the length of the document into the scanner; comparing the length of the document with the length of turn region; adjusting the length of turn region according to the comparison result; scanning the document.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2003
    Publication date: July 22, 2004
    Applicant: VEUTRON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Wen-Chao Tseng
  • Patent number: 6615105
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an input system for feeding sheets from a paper web to a high speed mass mailing inserter system. Sheets of paper are separated from the paper web and are fed to a stacking module configured to receive the separated sheets, to stack the sheets, and to individually feed sheets from the stack. The rate of feeding sheets into the stacking module is adjusted as a function of the rate at which individual sheets are fed out of the stack, and as a function of the deviation of the stack height from a pre-selected nominal stack height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2003
    Assignee: Pitney Bowes Inc.
    Inventor: John R. Masotta
  • Publication number: 20030083778
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an input system for feeding sheets from a paper web to a high speed mass mailing inserter system. Sheets of paper are separated from the paper web and are fed to a stacking module configured to receive the separated sheets, to stack the sheets, and to individually feed sheets from the stack. The rate of feeding sheets into the stacking module is adjusted as a function of the rate at which individual sheets are fed out of the stack, and as a function of the deviation of the stack height from a pre-selected nominal stack height.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2001
    Publication date: May 1, 2003
    Applicant: Pitney Bowes Incorporated
    Inventor: John R. Masotta
  • Publication number: 20020158129
    Abstract: A display apparatus (18) capable of sequentially displaying a plurality of annotated image prints (36), each image print having audio data encoded (54) and made integral its back surface (46), thereby providing a convenient way to both display image prints and play back audio data associated with image prints. In one aspect of the present invention, the display apparatus (18) also records audio data for a plurality of image prints and provides a handwritten means to electronically associate a particular image print with its respective audio recording.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2001
    Publication date: October 31, 2002
    Inventor: Ron Hu
  • Patent number: 6434359
    Abstract: An image scanning machine includes a document feeder for feeding sheets into a first paper path from a stack one sheet at a time if a one-side scanning mode is selected. If a both-side scanning mode is selected, a sheet is introduced into a second paper path which is an inverting path that turns a sheet, which is fed from the document feeder, upside down prior to scanning. Rollers located at a downstream end of the inverting path reverse a transportation direction of the sheet and feed the sheet to a scanner through a return path. The transportation direction of the sheet is reversed after the scanner scans one side of the sheet, and the sheet is then fed to the scanner again to scan the other side of the sheet. This transportation direction reversal results in turning the sheet upside down. A guide member is located a bifurcation of the return path and the inverting path for opening one of the return and inverting paths and closing the other of the return and inverting paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2002
    Assignee: Murata Kikai Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Nose, Ryuichi Onaka
  • Patent number: 6367793
    Abstract: A sheet feeding device for feeding sheets of paper to an inserter system having a control system. The sheet feeding device including a sheet supplying device that is coupled to the control system and is operative to supply sheets of paper at a first controlled rate. A sheet stacking device is coupled to the sheet supplying device and is operative to receive and stack the sheets fed from the sheet supplying device substantially atop one another. The sheet stacking device includes a sheet feeder operative to supply individual sheets at a second controlled rate to another device in the inserter system that is coupled to the sheet feeder. A sheet monitoring system is coupled to the control system and is operative to determine a stack height for the sheet stack in the sheet supplying device such that the height determination for the sheet stack effects the rate for the first controlled rate of the sheet supplying device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2002
    Assignee: Pitney Bowes Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin J. O'Dea, John R Masotta, John W. Sussmeier
  • Patent number: 6331000
    Abstract: A media storage system for an automated banking machine (10) includes a flipper member (90, 178) which is rotationally movable to engage sheets. A gripper member (138, 182) is movably mounted relative to the flipper member. The flipper member further includes an arcuately extending slot (92, 180). The sheet extending in the slot is held in fixed engagement with the flipper member by the gripper member. Rotation of the flipper member to a releasing position causes the sheet to be engaged with a stop surface (160, 188) as the gripper member moves to release the sheet. Sheets released by the flipper member are positioned in a stack (94, 184). The flexible flap (160) engages each sheet after it has been released by the flipper member to conform the sheet to the stack. In alternative embodiments a flipper member (178) includes a picker portion (202). Picker portion is selectively operated to remove sheets from the stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2001
    Assignee: Diebold, Incorporated
    Inventors: William Daniel Beskitt, Michael J. Harty, Jeffrey Eastman, Richard J. Phelps
  • Patent number: 6267367
    Abstract: A device for collecting and transferring cut products has an in-process storage device and a feeder feeding a stream of the cut products to the in-process storage device. The in-process storage device has a collecting tray in which the cut products fed by the feeder are collected. A transport device is provided for transporting the cut products away from the in-process storage device. A rotatably driven transfer drum is positioned underneath the collecting tray. The rotatably driven transfer drum has a gripping device that grips in a gripping position a preset number of the cut products collected in the collecting tray and moves the preset number of the cut products to the transport device by rotation of the rotatably driven transfer drum by a preset rotary angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2001
    Assignee: Pfankuch Maschinen GmbH
    Inventor: Claus Karl Pfankuch
  • Patent number: 6257568
    Abstract: An apparatus adapted to be used for the automatic handling of sheets from which leaflets are formed and which includes a transfer unit for conveying sheets, an accumulator station disposed adjacent the transfer unit and being adapted to receive sheets from the transfer unit and to accumulate the sheets in a stack, a sensor associated with the accumulator station and being adapted to generate a signal indicative of whether the height of the stack of sheets in the accumulator station is at least equal to a minimum height, a sheet feeder adapted to periodically remove sheets from the stack of sheets at a substantially constant rate and a control mechanism operatively coupled to the sensor and the sheet feeder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2001
    Assignee: Vijuk Equipment, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph M. Vijuk, Robert Vijuk
  • Patent number: 6247693
    Abstract: A bill feed-out device adapted for dispensing bills from a bill storage box includes a bill stacking plate disposed in the bill storage box to support stacked bills on its upper surface, kick rollers provided below the bill stacking plate to be contactable with a bottommost bill of the bills stacked on the bill stacking plate for kicking the bottommost bill laterally, a feed-out roller, having multiple large-diameter portions and multiple small-diameter portions, for feeding further downstream bills kicked out by the kick rollers, separation rollers, each of which have multiple large-diameter portions and multiple small-diameter portions and whose multiple large-diameter portions can mesh into the multiple small-diameter portions of the feed-out roller for separating one by one bills present between itself and the feed-out roller, a stacked bill number detector for detecting the number of bills stacked on the bill stacking plate, a bite amount regulator responsive to the number of stacked bills detected by th
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2001
    Assignee: Laurel Bank Machines Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ichiro Kawano
  • Patent number: 6244584
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an input system for feeding one-up sheets from a paper web to a high speed mass mailing inserter system. The input system includes a feeding module for supplying a paper web having two web portions in side-by-side relationship. A merging module is located downstream in the path of travel from the feeding module and is operational to feed the two web portions in an upper-lower relationship so as to reorient the paper web from the side-by-side relationship to an upper-lower relationship. A separating module is located downstream in the path of travel from the merging module and is operational to receive the paper web in the upper-lower relationship and separate the paper web into individual two-up sheets. In order to separate the two-up sheets into one-up sheets, a stacking module is located downstream in the path of travel from the separating module and is configured to receive the two-up sheets, stack the two-up sheets and individually feed one-up sheets from the stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2001
    Assignee: Pitney Bowes Inc.
    Inventors: Russell W. Holbrook, William J. Wright, Karel J. Janatka, Robert J. Allen
  • Patent number: 6234469
    Abstract: To determine the number of bills in a money processing apparatus, a dividing pin enters a bill housing via a guide groove to fall onto the top of the accumulated bills. The bills are circulated through a transport path, while identification of bill type and counting are executed. When sensors detect that the pin has reached the lowest point, the whole bills have once circulated through the transport path. The pin is withdrawn from the bill housing and is moved to a standby position. Number of bills in the bill housing is accurately and easily determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2001
    Assignee: Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naohiro Jinnai, Tetsuji Kawasaki, Toshinori Henmi
  • Patent number: 6193229
    Abstract: A signature feeder for delivering stacked signatures to a conveyer or gatherer includes a variable speed separator disk for separating signatures from the stacked signatures. The separator disk mechanically couples with a servomotor. The separator disk has a blade with a leading edge and a trailing edge. The servomotor accelerates the separator disk through the stacked signatures to separate signatures from the stacked signatures. After a signature separates from the stacked signatures, the servomotor slows the separator disk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2001
    Inventors: David F. Hall, Jonh E. Prim
  • Patent number: 6189827
    Abstract: A process and apparatus for storing stackable, sheet-like blanks delivered individually one after the other, in particular for packaging. The individual blanks are fed to an intermediate store which comprises a stack of the blanks, and the blanks are withdrawn from the intermediate store by a conveying device as an essentially continuously blank stream. The withdrawn blanks are then wound onto a rotationally driven winding core to form a wound roll of the blanks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2001
    Assignee: Ferag AG
    Inventor: Jürg Vollenweider