Binding Patents (Class 281/21.1)
  • Patent number: 10137718
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a method for producing printed products, in particular softcover books, with integrated cover, where method includes at least the steps: printing of paper web or individually supplied paper sheets, preferably by means of digital printing; single or multiple folding and cutting of paper web to form signatures or else single or multiple folding of paper sheets to form signatures; stacking of signatures to form signature stack with at least one top and one bottom signature; folding open top sheet of top signature or else bottom sheet of bottom signature and applying an adhesive layer in at least area of folded-open sheet, which is intended to include at least spine and/or an area of signature stack adjacent to spine; and turning over sheet folded open and provided with adhesive layer around spine of signature stack, so that cover for printed product is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: HUNKELER AG
    Inventors: Franz Hunkeler, Kurt Graber, Christian Schär
  • Patent number: 10112428
    Abstract: A shaping tool for a device for rounding a spine region and for shaping a folding region of a lying outstretched book cover, the folding region being adjacent on either side of the spine region, in accordance with a shape of a spine of a book block, which subsequently forms a book together with the book cover, includes a fixed, convex central shaping strip. Two convex outer shaping rails laterally adjoin the central shaping strip and are laterally adjustable according to a required rounding and width of the spine region of the book cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: MUELLER MARTINI HOLDING AG
    Inventor: Hans Mueller
  • Patent number: 10016999
    Abstract: A method of binding plurality of pages such that the pages lie flat when book is open which comprise of creating window cut or window slit on the page at a space parallel to the spine of book, die hole punching between the window slit and spine, accomplishing v shaped spine, and stapling between the die hole punching and window slit and a machine which has assembly to window cut, die hole punch and staple resulting in step binding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Inventor: Nilesh Dhirajlal Parmar
  • Patent number: 9950550
    Abstract: A device for shaping a folding region of a lying outstretched book cover includes first and second shaping tools for book blocks having straight and round spines, respectively. A countertool has two counter shaping rails. In a working position, one of the shaping tools is aligned with an inner face of the spine region of the book cover and is configured to raise the spine region of the book cover between the two counter shaping rails to form a spine strip. A single actuator for the shaping tools is in each case arranged in the working position. A tool beam is in each case arranged in the working position and configured to be coupled to the single actuator. Each shaping tool has two shaping rails which are spaced apart, laterally adjustable and are designed so as to be adjustable collectively to change a distance therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: MUELLER MARTINI HOLDING AG
    Inventor: Hans Mueller
  • Patent number: 9950551
    Abstract: A preheating station for different shaping tools for shaping a folding region of a lying outstretched book cover includes a plurality of receiving spaces for the different shaping tools for shaping different book covers lying outstretched. At least one heating element is arranged in a region of each of the receiving spaces and a temperature sensor is connected to the heating element. A control device is connected to the one heating element and the temperature sensor. A sensor is connected to the control device and configured to detect at least one identifying feature of the different shaping tools received in the preheating station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: MUELLER MARTINI HOLDING AG
    Inventor: Hans Mueller
  • Patent number: 9713934
    Abstract: A photograph album (10) with a square spine comprises a cover (12) having a first sheet (17), a second sheet (18), and a central square spine (19) which connects the first sheet (17) to the second sheet, and a plurality of pages (13, 14, 15) bound reciprocally in correspondence to a first side (16a) to define a book body (11), characterized in that the last of said pages (14) is partly connected to the internal surface of said second sheet (18), having a first surface portion (21) solidly associated to the internal surface of said second sheet (18), to define the only connection between said cover (12) and said book body (11), and a second surface portion (22) free and not connected to the internal surface of said second sheet (18), said first surface portion (21) being a part of the last of said pages (14) disposed in proximity to a second side (16b) of said last page (14), opposite said first side (16a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: ITALIAN CREATIVE BOOK SRL
    Inventor: Tiziano Frison
  • Patent number: 9463901
    Abstract: An auxiliary prescription label is provided for print-impaired individuals, such as blind and vision-impaired individuals. The auxiliary label is affixed to a prescription receptacle and does not permanently obscure the primary prescription label. The auxiliary label includes a book attached to a clip. The book is formed by a strip of printed material. The strip is folded to form the book and at least one stack of apertures is provided therethrough. The clip includes a base having at least one ear extending therefrom. The ear(s) are bent relative to the base to pass the ear(s) through the aperture(s), and the ear(s) are thereafter secured to the base. An adhesive secures the auxiliary label to the prescription receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: EN-VISION AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: David Raistrick, Philip C. Raistrick, Craig S. Raistrick
  • Patent number: 9375819
    Abstract: A bound block of detachable sheets is disclosed, including a plurality of individual sheets, the edges of which are aligned, where the individual sheets are bound to a binding sheet, which is furnished with an adhesive, where the butt-edges of the individual sheets are adherent to the binding sheet, forming the block, and where a bracket is introduced onto the bound block, effectively restricting the bound block from over-opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Inventor: Robert Edwards
  • Patent number: 9224085
    Abstract: An electronic passport in the form of a booklet, bearing a plurality of sheets sewn there among at the respective longitudinal center lines is described. The electronic passport has a cover sheet and a data sheet. The cover sheet has a layer made of fabric, an electronic inlay and an internal flyleaf layer and embedding an electronic data storage means provided with an antenna for radio transmission. The data sheet is made by a first and a second layer of plastic material. The data sheet defines a data page bearing identification data of a subject and a connecting page made fixed with the cover sheet, and also comprises an intermediate layer of flexible material extending at the center line of sewing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: ISTITUTO POLIGRAFICO E ZECCA DELLO STATO S.P.A.
    Inventors: Giuseppe Ghisa, Laura Luciani
  • Publication number: 20150130176
    Abstract: A reversible notebook combines the features of accordion-folded pages and unique string binding. The accordion-folded pages allow for the continuous presentation of text or images with no area lost to bound margins. This is ideal for small presentations such as a portfolio of business cards. As another advantage, the notebook has uniform thickness rather than being thicker at one spine than the other. The string binding allows the notebook to be opened at either spine while the other spine remains secured closed. In conjunction with the accordion fold, this allows for presentation of two different sequences of content. The notebook may be large enough to use as a journal or album. For larger implementations, magnets or locks may be used to further secure one or both spines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Ashley Anna Lowery
  • Patent number: 9028189
    Abstract: A booklet stacker to stack multiple booklets each bound with a ring member includes a stack tray on which multiple booklets are stacked, a shifter disposed upstream from the stack tray in a booklet conveyance direction in which a booklet is conveyed, the shifter to adjust a position of the booklet in a width direction perpendicular to the booklet conveyance direction by shifting the booklet a distance shorter than a ring pitch of the ring member in the width direction, and a booklet conveyer disposed upstream from the stack tray in the booklet conveyance direction, to convey the booklet positioned by the shifter to the stack tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Sasaki, Junichi Iida, Shingo Matsushita, Satoshi Saito, Ikuhisa Okamoto
  • Publication number: 20150115590
    Abstract: A publication and product delivery package is disclosed which permits a variety of products to be packaged and displayed along the binding (or “spine”) of a publication, such as a magazine, or an object of similar size, and delivered to a purchaser of that publication in an attractive, efficient, cost effective way, utilizing standard delivery services such as the United States Postal Service. The publication package allows delivery of products which are otherwise loose, liquid, or fragile to survive in their original form, and arrive at the location of the purchaser intact, despite the stresses and impacts of such packaging, display, and delivery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Mark Husmann
  • Patent number: 8985633
    Abstract: A foldable and unfoldable pop-up article with a tensioning member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Douglas P. Bodziak
  • Patent number: 8980393
    Abstract: A book binding structure which includes at least one adhesive binder strip and a pair of supporting sheets for supporting the binder strip during a binder strip printing process. Opposite ends of the binder strip are supported on separate support sheets, which are coupled together only by way of the binder strip to allow independent movement of the ends of the binder strip. The sheets are arranged to support the binder strip as is passes along the paper path of a conventional printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Powis Parker Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin P Parker
  • Publication number: 20140367956
    Abstract: Various methods and systems for manufacturing and using shelf labels, signs, and strips in a retail establishment are disclosed that employ self-adherent stacks of shelf display materials. Some display materials include an ordered set of a plurality of individual display materials. Each of the individual display materials is releasably adhered to an adjacent individual display material in the ordered set, whereby forming a pad. The ordered set is arranged in a predetermined sequence of installation for each of the individual display materials in a retail environment. In another embodiment, a pad of shelf labels includes a plurality of sheets and releasable adhesive. Each sheet includes a single shelf label having a unique combination of product-identifying indicia and price information, and the releasable adhesive adheres each sheet to an adjacent sheet in a stacked configuration. The sheets are ordered in a predetermined sequence of installation in a retail environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Michael Wilkinson, Jeffrey Blackwell, Scott Aten, David Adler, Jeffrey Weidauer
  • Publication number: 20140361523
    Abstract: An album includes an album retainer and at least one sliding arrangement. The album retainer has a front cover, a rear cover, and a plurality of album pages overlapping between the front cover and the rear cover, wherein inner edges of the album pages are bound with each other. The sliding arrangements are arranged for coupling with at least one of the front cover and the rear cover in such a manner that at least one of the front cover and the rear cover is retained in a slidably movable manner so as to provide a planar backing for the plurality of album pages when the album is at an opened position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Yu Shen Wang
  • Publication number: 20140361524
    Abstract: A photograph album (10) with a square spine comprises a cover (12) having a first sheet (17), a second sheet (18), and a central square spine (19) which connects the first sheet (17) to the second sheet, and a plurality of pages (13, 14, 15) bound reciprocally in correspondence to a first side (16a) to define a book body (11), characterized in that the last of said pages (14) is partly connected to the internal surface of said second sheet (18), having a first surface portion (21) solidly associated to the internal surface of said second sheet (18), to define the only connection between said cover (12) and said book body (11), and a second surface portion (22) free and not connected to the internal surface of said second sheet (18), said first surface portion (21) being a part of the last of said pages (14) disposed in proximity to a second side (16b) of said last page (14), opposite said first side (16a).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Tiziano Frison
  • Patent number: 8882153
    Abstract: Recessed adhesive binding systems. One system can include a plurality of sheets arranged in a stack, each of the plurality of sheets having a front surface, a rear surface, and an exposed edge. At least one of the front surface and the rear surface of each of the plurality sheets can include at least one recessed adhesive positioned adjacent the exposed edge to form an at least partially exposed recessed adhesive, which can be selectively activated. The rear surface of a first sheet in the plurality of sheets can be positioned adjacent the front surface of a second sheet in the plurality of sheets, or vice versa, and the exposed edges of the plurality of sheets can be staggered, such that the exposed edge of the second sheet extends further outwardly from the stack than the exposed edge of the first sheet in the stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: David C. Windorski
  • Patent number: 8870228
    Abstract: A bound document has front, back, and interior sheets with spine edges. The document has a binding strip and fasteners binding the sheets and the binding strip together. The strip has a flexible substrate with a face-attachment portion through which the fasteners are driven, and a wraparound portion that is bent so adhesive on the wraparound portion contacts the back sheet farther from the spine edge of the book than the feet of the fasteners. The strip also has a first spacer affixed to the interior surface opposite the face-attachment portion so that a fastener area is defined, the spacer at least as thick as the protrusion of the heads of the fasteners above the face-attachment portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Young No, Detlef Schulze-Hagenest
  • Patent number: 8870227
    Abstract: A binding strip includes a substrate having an interior surface and an exterior surface, a spine-alignment edge, a free edge opposite the spine-alignment edge and substantially non-perpendicular thereto, a face-attachment portion of the exterior surface adjacent to the spine-alignment edge, and a wraparound portion of the interior surface adjacent to the free edge. A border is defined laterally between the face-attachment portion and the wraparound portion and substantially parallel to the spine-alignment edge. An adhesive layer is arranged over the wraparound portion. A first spacer is affixed to the interior surface opposite the face-attachment portion so that a fastener area is defined. The spacer has a selected thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Young No, Detlef Schulze-Hagenest
  • Publication number: 20140306439
    Abstract: In a first step, in a printed material web moved in a feed direction, a first material web part formed by a material web section is folded against the rest of the material web that is formed from two material web portions. In the region of a connecting line extending between neighbouring material web sections the two material web parts are connected by a bonding adhesive. In a subsequent step the material web is folded again along a line extending between two neighbouring material web sections. All material web sections lie above one another. Subsequently, multi-page sub-products, the pages of which are connected to one another in the region of the spine of the sub-product, are separated from the twice-folded material web. The sub-products are placed on top of one another to form a stack and connected to one another in the region of the spine by a bonding adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: HUNKELER AG
    Inventors: Franz Hunkeler, Kurt Graber
  • Publication number: 20140232099
    Abstract: A binding system for binding a set of media sheets, including top and bottom binding pieces. Each binding piece includes a base plate, together with alignment features adapted to align the top and bottom binding pieces with each other, and locking features adapted to connect the top and bottom binding pieces together, thereby clamping the media sheets between the top and bottom binding pieces. The locking features include resilient tabs having a plurality of teeth such that at least some of the teeth on a particular tab on the top binding piece engage with at least some of the teeth on a corresponding tab on the bottom binding piece to connect the top and bottom binding pieces together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventor: Eric Peschan Hochreiter
  • Publication number: 20140232098
    Abstract: A binding system for binding a set of media sheets including a retainer and two end plugs. The retainer has an arc-shaped cross-section having an associated arc angle thereby providing an opening slot that extends along a length of the retainer. The binding system is adapted to bind the media sheets by inserting the media sheets into the retainer such that ends of each media sheet extends out of the opening slot and such that the portion of the media sheets inside the retainer form a loop, and inserting the end plugs into the ends of the retainer and into the media sheet loops. The inner diameter of the retainer is less than the sum of the outer diameter of the cylinder and a total thickness of the wrapped media sheets so that the retainer flexes to provide a clamping force to bind the media sheets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventors: Eric Peschan Hochreiter, Alex David Horvath, Jose E. Rivera
  • Publication number: 20140232097
    Abstract: A binding system for binding a set of media sheets, including first and second binder pieces, each including an end cap, a retainer, a cylinder and a connection mechanism. The retainer has an arc-shaped cross-section having an associated arc angle thereby providing an opening slot that extends along a length of the retainer. The retainer and the cylinder are connected to the end cap such that the cylinder is positioned within the retainer. The binder pieces are adapted to bind the set of sheets of media by inserting the set of media sheets into the first and second binder pieces such that the media sheets are wrapped around the cylinders and extend out of the opening slots in the retainers, and engaging the connection mechanisms to connect the first and second binder pieces together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventors: Eric Peschan Hochreiter, Alex David Horvath, Jose E. Rivera
  • Publication number: 20140232096
    Abstract: A binding system for binding a set of media sheets, including a cylinder having an outer diameter and a length, and a retainer fabricated from a flexible material. The retainer has an arc-shaped cross-section having an inner diameter and an associated arc angle thereby providing an opening slot that extends along a length of the retainer. The binding system is adapted to bind the set of media sheets by wrapping the media sheets around the cylinder and inserting the wrapped cylinder into the retainer with the wrapped media sheets extending out of the opening slot in the retainer. The inner diameter of the retainer is less than the sum of the outer diameter of the cylinder and a total thickness of the wrapped media sheets so that the retainer flexes to provide a clamping force to bind the media sheets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventors: Eric Peschan Hochreiter, Alex David Horvath, Jose E. Rivera
  • Patent number: 8807904
    Abstract: Method for binding a bundle of loose leaves or the like in a cover. The method includes the step of providing an end leaf that includes a fixing strip on a side edge, with the fixing strip partly fixed to the end leaf and provided with a strip of glue on a part of the fixing strip which is not fixed to the end leaf. On the side of the fixing strip turned away from the end leaf, said strip of glue being provided with a removable foil. Another step is binding a free edge of the bundle of loose leaves together with the end leaf. Further steps include removing the foil, and providing the bound edge of the bundle of leaves and the end leaf in the back of the cover and fixing thereof in the cover only by the strip of glue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Unibind Limited
    Inventor: Guido Peleman
  • Publication number: 20140225361
    Abstract: A binding structure for binding a bundle of sheets and that includes a base and a pair of opposed position legs that are integrally formed with and extend from respective sides of the base. The pair of legs and base together defines a retention area in which the bundle of sheets is held. The pair of legs is constructed and arranged with a resilient bias toward each other, but separable to enable the bundle of sheets to be held therebetween under a biasing force. The legs each have at least one inwardly directed rib arranged for contact with opposed sides of the bundle of sheets, and a thermal adhesive layer is disposed on the base and upon which the bundle of sheets rests, to be later formed in a thermal binding machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventor: Martin H. Bloomberg
  • Publication number: 20140205397
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a photobook including a plurality of pages including a plurality of printed images, and a bound edge that binds an edge of each of the plurality of pages, wherein the bound edge includes at least one recessed void along its length, wherein the recessed void increases the flexibility of the bound edge. The disclosure also provides a system and method of making the photobook provided herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: DOT COPY, INC.
    Inventors: William Giamela, Brian Whiteman
  • Publication number: 20140183851
    Abstract: A bound system including a plurality of pages and a cover/divider bound to the plurality of pages and having at least one free edge. The cover/divider includes a tab secured to a body of the cover/divider such that the tab is movable between an extended position wherein at least part of the tab protrudes beyond the free edge and a refracted position wherein the at least part of the tab does not protrude beyond the free edge. The cover/divider has a slit/opening formed or pre-formed therein and positioned adjacent to the tab and spaced away from the free edge. The slit/opening is positioned such that at least part of the tab is receivable through the slit/opening when the tab is in the extended position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: ACCO Brands Corporation
    Inventors: Edward P. Busam, Bobby G. James, JR., Michael D. Rowe, Ellisa A. Stone
  • Patent number: 8708372
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for holding sheets in a binder which form a folded stack, comprising a holding element (3) connected to the spine (2) of the binder (1). According to the invention, the holding element (3) engages behind the innermost sheet of the stack (4) at its fold (9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: X7 G.m.b.H.
    Inventor: Matthias Büttner
  • Publication number: 20140112736
    Abstract: An element for manufacturing a binding folder (19) or for manufacturing a display board, whereby the element (1) is a semi-finished product that is primarily flat and primarily formed by a support (2) that is formed by or composed of one or more flat sheets and a cover (5) that is affixed over or around this sheet or sheets (4), characterised in that on one side the support (2) is provided with a layer of hot-melt adhesive (7) that extends up to a distance (D) from the edges (8) of the support (2), and this to affix a finishing cover (12) or a poster or similar on this side of the support (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: UNIBIND LIMITED
    Inventor: Guido Peleman
  • Patent number: 8702127
    Abstract: Sheets are bound to form a bound document by fastening together the sheets and a binding strip. A spacer is applied to a back sheet adjacent to the feet of the fasteners. A wraparound portion of the binding strip is folded around the spine edges of the sheets so that adhesive on the strip contacts the spacer or the back sheet farther from the spine than the feet of the fasteners. The adhesive is affixed to the back sheet. The binding strip includes a spacer adjacent to the heads of the fasteners, protruding above the face-attachment portion at least as far as the heads of the fasteners do.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Young No, Detlef Schulze-Hagenest
  • Patent number: 8702128
    Abstract: A bound system including a plurality of pages and a cover and/or divider including a bound outer edge and a plurality of free outer edges. The cover and/or divider may be bound to the plurality of pages along the bound edge. The cover and/or divider may include one or more discreet tabs extending generally outwardly relative to one of the edges. Each tab may be integrally formed from a single piece of material with the rest of the cover and/or divider. Each tab further may have an opening formed therethrough and is configured to receive at least part of a binding device therethrough to thereby couple the cover and/or divider to the binding device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: ACCO Brands Corporation
    Inventors: Michael D. Rowe, Edward P. Busam
  • Publication number: 20140097606
    Abstract: A binding cover for binding a pre-bound bundle (11) of leaves, whereby the binding cover (1) is formed by a U-shaped back (2) with a base (5) and two upright arms (6-7) and flaps (3-4) attached thereto, characterised in that at least a part of the inside (12) of the back (2) is provided with a self-adhesive glue (10) in order to hold the bundle (11) in the back (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventor: Guido Peleman
  • Publication number: 20140084574
    Abstract: A bound document has front, back, and interior sheets with spine edges. The document has a binding strip and fasteners binding the sheets and the binding strip together. The strip has a flexible substrate with a face-attachment portion through which the fasteners are driven, and a wraparound portion that is bent so adhesive on the wraparound portion contacts the back sheet farther from the spine edge of the book than the feet of the fasteners. The strip also has a first spacer affixed to the interior surface opposite the face-attachment portion so that a fastener area is defined, the spacer at least as thick as the protrusion of the heads of the fasteners above the face-attachment portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventors: Young No, Detlef Schulze-Hagenest
  • Publication number: 20140084575
    Abstract: A media binder has an inner assembly and a case assembly. The inner assembly includes inside boards pre-attached to a binding mechanism. Adhesive is placed on outward surfaces of the inside boards. The case assembly includes a cover sheet with at least one marginal edge attached to surface boards and at least one loose edge. To customize cover, a printed cover is inserted in-between the cover sheet and the surface board through an opening formed by the loose edge. The case assembly is then laminated. The laminated case assembly is combined with the inner assembly using the adhesive on the inside boards. A one-piece media binder has cover sheets wrapping around surface boards forming pockets. The surface boards are partially attached to paste downs. To customize cover, printed covers are inserted into the pockets, and the paste downs are then attached to the surface boards to seal loose edges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Hoarau, Peter C. Zahrobsky
  • Patent number: 8622432
    Abstract: A binding structure for binding a bundle of sheets and that includes a base and a pair of opposed position legs that are integrally formed with and extend from respective sides of the base. The pair of legs and base together defines a retention area in which the bundle of sheets is held. The pair of legs is constructed and arranged with a resilient bias toward each other, but separable to enable the bundle of sheets to be held therebetween under a biasing force. The legs each have at least one inwardly directed rib arranged for contact with opposed sides of the bundle of sheets, and a thermal adhesive layer is disposed on the base and upon which the bundle of sheets rests, to be later formed in a thermal binding machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Inventor: Martin H. Bloomberg
  • Patent number: 8603621
    Abstract: A writing kit including a plastic sheet, a binding and a case with a closing element to hold the plastic sheet in the case. The case has at least one hole at a center portion of the case and the sheet has at least one hole in the sheet. A binding comprising a flexible cord is laced through the hole in the sheet and the case and a clasp slidingly engages the cord.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Inventor: Kenneth R. Tetrault
  • Publication number: 20130307257
    Abstract: A sheet of material that substantially reduces or eliminates the incidence of bleed-through and show-through, thereby enabling a user to prepare artwork, sketches, designs, etc. on both sides of the sheet of material, without the incidence of bleed-through or show-through. The sheet of material comprises a first substrate, a second substrate, and an adhesive material positioned between the first substrate and the second substrate. The adhesive material operatively joins the first and second substrates to each other. The adhesive material acts as a moisture barrier, thereby preventing ink or moisture from passing therethrough and saturating the second substrate when ink or moisture is applied to the first substrate and vice versa. The adhesive also serves as a light barrier, thereby reducing or eliminating show-through on the second substrate when ink or moisture is applied to the first substrate and vice versa. Multiple sheets of material may be bound into a sketch book or a sketch pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: Crescent Cardboard Company, LLC
    Inventor: Mays Mayhew
  • Patent number: 8568052
    Abstract: A binder includes a back part disposed between ring parts, each of the ring parts being openable and closable. to constitute a binder. A penetration hole is formed at a portion of the ring parts intersecting with the back part, thereby allowing the binder to expand and contract to a certain degree in a longitudinal direction thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Max Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiichi Haramiishi, Masashi Shimamura
  • Patent number: 8534707
    Abstract: An information page (1) of a security document, includes: an information part (3), on the upper or lower surface of which part of the information recorded on the information page (1) can be seen; and a flexible connecting part (2) with good bending strength for attaching the information page (1) to a security document. To ensure that detaching the information part and the connecting part from each other leaves visible marks, the connecting part (2) has a netlike structure, and the connecting part (2) is arranged to penetrate into the information part (3) in the immediate vicinity of the upper or lower surface of the information part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Setec Oy
    Inventors: Jari Herlin, Maila Korhonen, Teemu Pohjola, Taru Syrjänen, Mika Holmberg
  • Publication number: 20130221651
    Abstract: A pad is provided that includes a plurality of labels each including a body portion having an area, a front surface, and a back surface. Each of the plurality of labels also includes a tab portion having an area less than the area of the body portion, and a back surface that is integrally coupled to and extending from an end of the body portion. A line of weakness divides the tab portion and the body portion, and allows the tab portion to be selectively separable from the body portion along the line of weakness. A layer of adhesive is provided on the back surface of the body portion where the majority of the back surface of the tab portion is free of adhesive, and the plurality of labels are stacked such that an overlying label is releasably adhered to the front surface of an adjacent underlying label via the adhesive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Inventor: Avery Dennison Corporation
  • Patent number: 8505977
    Abstract: A book of sleeve protected pages bound together to form a sleeve bundle cradled inside a receiving channel formed by a hardcover spine and longitudinal flanges extending from the spine and a method of binding thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Magen Hasefer Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoel Duparc
  • Publication number: 20130189055
    Abstract: A binding structure for binding a bundle of sheets and that includes a base and a pair of opposed position legs that are integrally formed with and extend from respective sides of the base. The pair of legs and base together defines a retention area in which the bundle of sheets is held. The pair of legs is constructed and arranged with a resilient bias toward each other, but separable to enable the bundle of sheets to be held therebetween under a biasing force. The legs each have at least one inwardly directed rib arranged for contact with opposed sides of the bundle of sheets, and a thermal adhesive layer is disposed on the base and upon which the bundle of sheets rests, to be later formed in a thermal binding machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Inventor: Martin H. Bloomberg
  • Patent number: 8475106
    Abstract: A bookbinding apparatus for producing a booklet by coating an adhesive onto a back side of a bundle of sheets and by pasting a book cover onto the back side of the bundle of sheets, comprises: an oblique cutout portion forming section to form a cutout on an edge of each sheet of the bundle of sheets in such a way that an oblique cutout portion is formed along the width of the back side of the bundle of sheets; a sheet bundle accommodating section to accommodate the bundle of sheets on which the oblique cutout portion is formed; a coating section to coat an adhesive on the back side of the bundle of sheets accommodated in the sheet bundle accommodating section; and a bookbinding section to paste a book cover on the adhesive-coated back side of the bundle of sheets so as to produce the booklet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Kiyoshi Hata
  • Publication number: 20130154249
    Abstract: A book binding apparatus and a method of bookbinding are provided. In a first aspect, the apparatus includes a book cover with a front cover, rear cover, and a middle portion, bound through the rear cover with two parallel rows of offset cover holes, and a helix coil component configured to hold pages inside the book cover, so the book may lie flat when opened. In a second aspect, the method includes cutting two rows of offset holes into the backing or self-cover of a book, holding a coil (spiral helix) wire by the offset holes to bind pages of a book to the cover, wrapping a cover around the coil, the cover including a spine, and imprinting identifying features on the spine of the book.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Inventor: David Seid
  • Patent number: 8382416
    Abstract: A method collates multiple-layer brochures containing a plurality of n signatures having a gathering and stitching machine. Here, in a first step, the depositing of a first signature takes place by a first feeder into a first transport segment and, in a second step, the depositing of a second signature takes place by a second feeder into a second transport segment. Correspondingly further depositing of further signatures can take place by further feeders into further transport segments. Finally, depositing of an n-th signature takes place by an n-th feeder into an n-th transport segment. The signatures which are deposited on a gathering element in this way are transported through the stitching station and the trimming station and are delivered in the delivery station. A gathering and stitching machine performs the method and has a control unit which has a machine program for collating multiple-layer brochures having a plurality of n signatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventors: Steffen Hoffmann, Klaus Schumann, Andreas Steinert
  • Patent number: 8357763
    Abstract: An adhesion promoter for a hot melt adhesive or a pressure sensitive adhesive prepared by admixing a silane composition with an aqueous buffer solution, where the silane composition includes at least two silane compounds. The adhesive is able to bind at very low surface free energy substrates, such as Xerographic prints contaminated by silicone fuser oil. The hot melt adhesive maintains a substantially stable viscosity at temperature ranging from about 100° C. to about 200° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Guiqin Song, Nan-Xing Hu, T. Brian McAneney, Gordon Sisler
  • Publication number: 20120313362
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a binding method for forming a book. The method includes the steps of: providing a cover (20) having front and back panels (22 and 24) which are joined by a spine panel (26); providing a book block (10) having front and back fly sheets (14 and 16); applying a first adhesive member (40) on a first part of the spine panel (26); applying a second adhesive member (42) on a second part of the spine panel (26); contacting the front fly sheet (14) with the front panel (22) in such a way that a margin of the front fly sheet (14) overlaps the first adhesive member (40); contacting the back fly sheet (16) with the back panel (24) in such a way that a margin of the back fly sheet (16) overlaps the second adhesive member (42); and pressing on the first and second parts of the spine panel (26) to bond the margin of the front fly sheet (22) to the from panel (22) and the margin of the back fly sheet (16) to the back panel (24), respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2010
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Inventor: Ron Coombe
  • Patent number: 8317446
    Abstract: Disclosed are embodiments of a system and method for treating a printed flexible book cover prior to book binding. In the embodiments, a liquid (e.g., water or a water-oil solvent mixture) can be applied (e.g., by a liquid applicator, such as a spray nozzle, sponge, brush, etc.) to the spine portion only of the book cover so that it pools on the surface. After a predetermined amount of time, the liquid can be removed (e.g., by a liquid remover, such as a vacuum, blower, heater, etc.). Allowing the spine portion of the book cover to soak in the liquid for this predetermined amount of time ensures that the liquid saturates the spine portion. Saturating the spine portion of the book cover alters the surface structure and, thereby enhances adhesion of an adhesive material (e.g., glue or tape) during a subsequent book binding process even in the presence of fuser oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Brian C. Cyr, Jacob Eyngorn, Aaron M. Moore