With Control Means Responsive To Sensed Condition Patents (Class 412/11)
  • Patent number: 10815086
    Abstract: A sheet binding apparatus includes a sheet conveyer, a tape holder, and first and second rollers. The sheet conveyer is configured to convey a sheet bundle with a leading end shifted, the sheet bundle having opposing first and second surfaces. The tape holder is configured to hold a tape at a position to which the leading end reaches such that the tape adheres to the leading end. The leading end with the tape passes and is pressed between the first and second rollers. The second roller is positioned upstream in the sheet forward direction from the first roller and to face the second surface of the sheet bundle. An angle between a line perpendicular to the sheet forward direction and a line passing rotational axes of the first and second rollers is greater than 0° and less than 90°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Taki
  • Patent number: 10259250
    Abstract: A method for production of adhesive-bound printed products in a machine belonging to an adhesive-binder line. To change over from one job under production to a following job, supplied printed products of the following job are detected via a barcode and stopped prior to being fed into the machine of the adhesive-binder line. Remaining printed products of a preceding job are moved and fully processed through individual processing stations of the machine while the printed products of the following job remain in a waiting position in front of the machine. After completing the last printed product of the preceding job, an empty withdrawal of covers stored in a cover deposit and belonging to the following job is initiated until it is ensured that the stored covers are available for the printed products of the following job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: MUELLER MARTINI HOLDING AG
    Inventors: Dieter Altenbach, Mark Rickenbacher
  • Patent number: 10011138
    Abstract: A sheet processing apparatus operable to perform creasing processing on media, and a method of controlling the same, accept an offset position of a crease for folding of a cover of a bookbinding product which is a length from an edge of a spine of the bookbinding product, and acquire a position of the crease for folding corresponding to the cover using at least a size of the cover, the offset position, and a thickness of the bookbinding product. Based on the acquired position of the crease, creasing processing is executed on the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Munetaka Sakata
  • Patent number: 9962986
    Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment, a sheet post processing apparatus comprises a processing tray, a gluing section and a control section. Sheets are placed one by one in the processing tray. The gluing section enables glue to be adhered to the glue binding margin part of the sheets already placed in the processing tray. The control section includes a glue supply mode for supplying glue parts in such a manner that a glue part, which is different from a waiting glue part waiting for a next gluing when the previous glue binding is ended, is supplied to a glue adhering section of a first sheet for gluing with a second sheet through the gluing section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasunobu Terao
  • Patent number: 9731537
    Abstract: A method for providing a stack of book covers for production of finished books includes supplying a task stack of book covers having identical cover formats and stacked one above another in an unknown or known sequence. Each book cover in the task stack includes an identifier comprising cover information. The book covers are separated out and conveyed from the task stack as separate book covers in a sequence that does not change until a completion signal is transmitted. The separated out book covers are counted, an identifier on each separated out book cover is detected, and cover information is read out of the respective identifier stored. The separated out book covers are deposited on top of one another in the sequence in which they were separated out for forming a detected stack. An identifier is stored that identifies the detected stack together with the temporarily stored cover information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: MUELLER MARTINI HOLDING AG
    Inventor: Hans Mueller
  • Patent number: 9688089
    Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment, a sheet glue binding processing apparatus comprises a processing tray, a glue binding section and a sheet detection section. The processing tray is used to stack a sheet in such a manner that the end of the binding margin side of the sheet is fed to a positioning section. The glue binding section is configured at the positioning section side of the processing tray to adhere glue material to the binding margin of the sheet already stacked on the processing tray. The sheet detection section detects whether or not the binding margin of the first sheet to be stacked on the processing tray is located at a specific position of the processing tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Taki
  • Patent number: 9586430
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments relating to verifying a printed work comprises a correct number of pages. Associated with a stack comprising one or more pages is an identifier that may be used to obtain an expected value for a physical characteristic of the pages in the stack. A sensor may then measure an actual value for the physical characteristic of the pages in the stack. Before binding the pages in the stack, the expected value may be compared to the actual value in order to verify the stack comprises the correct number of pages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard E. Jones, Jeffrey R. Raines, Jeffrey I. Coker, Scott W. Horoho, Brian E. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20150117982
    Abstract: A method and device for the production of books, including: moving book blocks successively along a conveying section of a book production line; supplying a stack of book cases to the book production line; identifying a marking on each of the book blocks and the book cases; transmitting an identified marking on at least one book case to a machine control of the book production line; assigning a dataset stored in the machine control for a sequence of book cases to the supplied stack; determining a sequence in the machine control for book blocks positioned on the conveying section; comparing the dataset for the sequence of the book cases to the sequence of the book blocks; and removing and/or supplying at least one book block from or to the conveying section if the sequence of the book blocks deviates from the sequence of the book cases using the machine control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: Mueller Martini Holding AG
    Inventor: Hans Mueller
  • Publication number: 20150086297
    Abstract: A sheet post-processing device includes a stacker section that temporarily stores paper sheets as a paper sheet bundle, a stopper that regulates a carrying-in direction leading end of the paper sheet carried into the stacker section, a binding section that binds the paper sheet bundle regulated in position by the stopper, and folding rollers and a folding blade that perform folding processing for the sheet bundle bound by the binding section at a predetermined folding position of the paper sheet bundle. The binding section binds the paper sheet bundle with a paper-made staple. The stopper sets a position of the paper sheet bundle such that a binding position of the paper-made staple straddles the predetermined folding position. With this configuration, there can be provided a sheet-post processing device capable of folding the staple together with the paper sheet bundle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: NISCA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuyuki KUBOTA, Eiji FUKASAWA, Ichitaro KUBOTA, Seiji ONO, Hideyuki KUBOTA, Hisashi OSADA, Takahiro NAKANO, Hiroyuki SORITA, Junya NAKAJIMA, Takuma KOBAYASHI, Kenichi YOSHIMURA, Takashi SAITO, Isao KONDO
  • Patent number: 8950994
    Abstract: A measurement unit (6) is provided with a fixed body (19) which is fixed on a base (17) and has a reference surface (19a). A movable body (21) slides in the base along a guide rail, and a measurement body (22) having a measuring surface (22b) slides in the movable body along the guide rail. The measurement body is always pressed against a first side wall (21a) of the movable body by a coil spring (24). A first sensor (27) to detect the time when a book body is located on the front side of the reference surface, and a second sensor (28) to detect the time when the measurement body is separated from the first side wall of the movable body by a predetermined distance, are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Horizon International Inc.
    Inventors: Shigeyoshi Tago, Shigeru Wakimoto
  • Publication number: 20150003938
    Abstract: A sheet processing apparatus includes: a sheet fastening unit of a pressing fastener method in which a bundle of sheets is fastened by using a pair of pressing fastener members; a conveying unit that conveys the bundle of sheets that are fastened by the sheet fastening unit; a separating unit that, after the sheet fastening unit performs a fastening operation on the bundle of sheets, moves both one and the other pressing fastener members, between which the bundle of sheets is interposed, so as to separate a sheet that adheres to the pressing fastener member; and a control unit that, after the separating unit finishes an operation to separate the sheet, controls the conveying unit so as to convey the bundle of sheets that are fastened by the sheet fastening unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Takuya MORINAGA, Nobuyoshi SUZUKI, Katsuhiro KOSUGE, Yuusuke SHIBASAKI, Ryuji YOSHIDA, Wataru TAKAHASHI, Takashi SAITO, Akihiro MUSHA, Ikuhisa OKAMOTO, Shingo MATSUSHITA
  • Publication number: 20140356103
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus comprises a deciding unit which decides on a sequence for manufacturing a plurality of products using the type information of a plurality of products; and a unit which causes a print apparatus and a post-pressing apparatus to manufacture the plurality of products in accordance with the sequence decided on, wherein the deciding unit decides on the sequence such that products of the same type are manufactured consecutively by the print apparatus and the post-pressing apparatus, and furthermore, for each type of product, the deciding unit decides on the sequence using step information regarding steps for product manufacturing such that, among steps for manufacturing a plurality of parts that constitute each of the plurality of products of the same type that are consecutive in the print apparatus, steps for manufacturing the same type of part are consecutive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mitsuo OKI, Kenichiro UOTANI, Yuki UCHIDA
  • Publication number: 20140341677
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for forming and implementing book binding geometries as a function of image receiving medium stack thicknesses for automated book binding in image forming devices. The disclosed schemes optimize book binding employing a plurality of strip-like binding elements to form loops in a process that employs heat and pressure to reduce residual stresses in the strips as they are formed into loops. The disclosed schemes mechanically modify a process of bending individual book-binding elements in a manner that more effectively employs less expensive material elements to provide consistent and durable “right-sized” book binding of finished documents. A combination of heat and pressure are introduced with a molded structure that results in controlling a radius of formation to be consistently followed by the “folded” binding elements in order to relieve the stress and preserve the integrity of those binding elements in the finished product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: XEROX Corporation
    Inventors: Bryan J. ROOF, Santokh S. BADESHA, Chu-heng LIU
  • Publication number: 20140334900
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments relating to verifying a printed work comprises a correct number of pages. Associated with a stack comprising one or more pages is an identifier that may be used to obtain an expected value for a physical characteristic of the pages in the stack. A sensor may then measure an actual value for the physical characteristic of the pages in the stack. Before binding the pages in the stack, the expected value may be compared to the actual value in order to verify the stack comprises the correct number of pages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Richard E. Jones, Jeffrey R. Raines, Jeffrey I. Coker, Scott W. Horoho, Brian E. Johnson
  • Patent number: 8840351
    Abstract: A book binding machine includes a collating machine, a perfect binder and a transfer device disposed between the collating machine and the perfect binder. The collating machine and the perfect binder are actuated by a common control device. In each case, one transport segment is assigned to a respective book block clamp by the control device. The control device also has a program which, if a defective or missing book block clamp is detected, actuates the collating machine in such a way that no book block is collated for that book block clamp. A method for operating a book binding machine is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventors: Michael Adler, Frank Sommerer, Andreas Steinert
  • Patent number: 8827616
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments relating to verifying a printed work comprises a correct number of pages. Associated with a stack comprising one or more pages is an identifier that may be used to obtain an expected thickness of the pages in the stack. A sensor may then measure an actual thickness of the pages in the stack. Before binding the pages in the stack, the expected thickness of the stack may be compared to the actual thickness of the stack in order to verify the stack comprises the correct number of pages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard E. Jones, Jeffrey R. Raines, Jeffrey I. Coker, Scott W. Horoho, Brian E. Johnson
  • Patent number: 8821096
    Abstract: There is provided a decoloring device including a decoloring unit, a first sheet conveying unit, a first sheet feed unit, a thickness detecting unit, a decolorability determining unit, and a second sheet feed unit. The first sheet conveying unit conveys the sheet to the decoloring unit. The first sheet feed unit feeds the sheet to the first sheet conveying unit. The decolorability determining unit determines whether or not the sheet which is subject to thickness detecting is decolorable by the decoloring unit based on a detection result in the thickness detecting unit. A second sheet feed unit is disposed at a downstream side in relation to the thickness detecting unit and at an upstream side in relation to the decoloring unit in a sheet conveying path by the first sheet conveying unit and feeds the sheet to the first sheet conveying unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Ken Iguchi, Isao Yahata, Takahiro Kawaguchi, Hiroyuki Taguchi, Hiroyuki Tsuchihashi, Hiroyuki Taki
  • Publication number: 20140241834
    Abstract: A bookbinding system includes a printing device which performs printing on text sheets and a cover sheet, a bookbinding device which binds a book by case binding a sheet stack of printed text sheets with a printed cover sheet, and an information processor which outputs bookbinding print data to the printing device. The bookbinding system includes a text sheet retainer which retains one or more types of text sheets, an environmental condition detector which detects environmental conditions in the printing device, a setting unit which sets types and numbers of text sheets, and a sheet stack thickness prediction unit which calculates a prediction value of thickness of a sheet stack including text sheets to be bound, based on the thickness and numbers of sheets of respective types set by the setting unit, according to current environmental conditions detected by the environmental condition detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: RISO KAGAKU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahide SAITOU, Kouichi NOBUSHIMA
  • Publication number: 20140186142
    Abstract: A device for controlling the application of glue on the spine of a book. The device consists of a computerized controller that tracks the precise location of the book in the binding system, and a servo motor that controls a doctor blade, the servo motor is connected to the controller and is instructed when to open or close the doctor blade at the precise time to precisely place the glue on the book spine. The doctor blade can also be adjusted to control the thickness of the glue on the book spine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventor: Donnie Donselman
  • Patent number: 8662810
    Abstract: Method and device for manufacturing adhesively bound printed products composed of a book block and a cover, in which the book block is conducted past processing stations of the adhesive binding device for processing and applying glue to its back. A cover is supplied to the back to which glue has been applied in a synchronously timed controlled manner. After merging of the cover with the book block, a measuring procedure for measuring a mutual actual position of cover relative to book block. Subsequently, this actual position is compared to a predetermined desired position, and, in the case of deviations, a correction value is determined and stored. Prior to the renewed occurrence of the pairing of drive member and clamp, an appropriate change of the mutual positions of clamp and drive member is carried out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Müller Martini Holding AG
    Inventor: Peter Abegglen
  • Publication number: 20140044501
    Abstract: A method for operating a thread sewing machine to process printed sheets to form book blocks includes transporting the printed sheets lying astride a first transport section of a transport system. The first transport section is operated by a conveying mechanism. The conveying mechanism is operated with a speed change that depends on a direct sequence of different sheet lengths of the printed sheets. The printed sheets are fed from the first transport section to a second transport section of the transport system. The second transport section is operated by a conveying device having at least one of a controller and an operative connection to a stop so as to ensure an individual positioning of a sub-format printed sheet relative to a standard-format printed sheet. The printed sheets are fed from the second transport system to a downstream sewing station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: Mueller Martini Holding AG
    Inventors: Holger Arendt, Dirk Waldmann
  • Publication number: 20140030043
    Abstract: An automated book production system includes a binding machine, digital web press, laminating/UV coating machine, casing machine, and a completion machine. Through utilization of a batching process, barcode tracking, and a streamlined production layout, book production is increased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: Consolidated Graphics, Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Brown, Corey Christiansen, Grant Moulton
  • Publication number: 20140003885
    Abstract: To execute a saddle stitch bookbinding process to prints including an insert paper, there is provided a control method for controlling a sheet processing apparatus, comprising: inserting the insert sheet from a second sheet holder in a plurality of sheets from a first sheet holder, and causing a saddle stitch bookbinder to execute the saddle stitch bookbinding process to the plurality of sheets in which the insert sheet has been inserted; determining whether or not the insert sheet is a sheet of a type to which the saddle stitch bookbinding process can be executed; and, in a case where it is determined that the insert sheet is not the sheet of the type to which the saddle stitch bookbinding process can be executed, controlling the saddle stitch bookbinder not to execute the saddle stitch bookbinding process to the plurality of sheets in which the insert sheet has been inserted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventor: Masahiro Mutsuno
  • Patent number: 8613581
    Abstract: In a machine (1) for manufacturing perfect-bound brochures (2) that includes a book block conveying device (10) with an endless conveying means (11), a plurality of clamps (14) that are arranged on the conveying means at a fixed pitch spacing (T) and serve for clamping book blocks (3, 3.1 . . . 3.8), and of at least one processing station (25, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 30) that can be adjusted in a motor-driven fashion, the cycle time (t0) referred to the conveyance of the clamps (14) by the pitch spacing (T) defined in the at least one processing station is divided into an adjusting segment (tV1, tV2) for resetting and/or adjusting the at least one processing station (25, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 30) in accordance with changing printed product characteristics and a processing segment (tB1, tB2) for processing the book blocks (3, 3.1 . . . 3.8) and/or covers (4, 4.1 . . . 4.4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Kolbus GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Kai Winkelmann, Jürgen Garlichs, Andreas Walther
  • Publication number: 20130336746
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus is disclosed. The image forming apparatus includes a detecting unit which detects the number of manuscript sheets; a calculating unit which calculates the anticipated number of sheets of recording media based on the detected number of sheets; a determining unit which determines whether the anticipated number of sheets calculated exceeds the predetermined number of sheets; and a bookbinding unit which binds multiple recording media, wherein the calculating unit calculates the anticipated number of sheets, further including a cover arranged on the outside of the multiple recording media which are stacked in an overlapping manner, and wherein the bookbinding unit binds multiple recording media without arranging the cover on the outside of the multiple recording media when an image is not formed on the cover if the determining unit determines that the anticipated number of sheets exceeds the predetermined number of sheets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Osamu KIZAKI, Satoshi HATANAKA, Kohichi IRIE
  • Publication number: 20130294868
    Abstract: A measurement unit (6) is provided with a fixed body (19) which is fixed on a base (17) and has a reference surface (19a). A movable body (21) slides in the base along a guide rail, and a measurement body (22) having a measuring surface (22b) slides in the movable body along the guide rail. The measurement body is always pressed against a first side wall (21a) of the movable body by a coil spring (24). A first sensor (27) to detect the time when a book body is located on the front side of the reference surface, and a second sensor (28) to detect the time when the measurement body is separated from the first side wall of the movable body by a predetermined distance, are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Applicant: HORIZON INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Shigeyoshi Tago, Shigeru Wakimoto
  • Publication number: 20130280015
    Abstract: In casing-in bookbinding, in which a book sheet block of book sheets is wrapped with a cover, an input of pieces of information about the length of a short side of the book sheets, the length of a long side of the cover, and the thickness of a spine cover of the cover is received. Judgment is made, based on the received information, whether the length of the long side of the cover is less than a value obtained by adding the thickness of the spine cover to twice the length of the short side of the book sheets. If the length of the long side of the cover is less than the obtained value, an alert is issued to urge the user to change at least one of the pieces of information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: RISO KAGAKU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuuko ENOMOTO
  • Publication number: 20130236269
    Abstract: A bookbinding control device includes an acquisition unit that acquires print data including post-processing unnecessary pages and post-processing necessary pages, a printing controller that, after post-processed sheets on which post-processing is performed on sheets with the printed post-processing necessary pages are supplied to a sheet feed unit, prints the post-processing unnecessary pages in print data, a first transport controller that performs control so as to transport sheets with the printed post-processing unnecessary pages to an accumulation unit of a bookbinding device, a second transport controller that performs control so as to transport the post-processed sheet supplied to the sheet feed unit to the accumulation unit of the bookbinding device, and a bookbinding controller that performs control so as to execute bookbinding on the sheets transported to the accumulation unit of the bookbinding device after printing based on print data ends.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Satoshi WATANABE
  • Patent number: 8517656
    Abstract: A cover applier is provided. The cover applier includes a transport system transporting a book, a cover delivery delivering a cover to a book, the cover delivery driven by a servomotor, a book sensor detecting an image printed on the book prior to the cover being delivered to the book and a cover sensor detecting an image printed on the cover prior to the cover being delivered to the book. The servomotor adjusting the position of the cover with respect to the book as a function of the book sensor and cover sensor. A method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Goss International Americas, Inc.
    Inventors: John Hartshorne, Glenn Alan Guaraldi, Charles Reif Hammond
  • Publication number: 20130170925
    Abstract: A device for controlling the application of glue on the spine of a book. The device consists of a computerized controller that tracks the precise location of the book in the binding system, and a servo motor that controls a doctor blade, the servo motor is connected to the controller and is instructed when to open or close the doctor blade at the precise time to precisely place the glue on the book spine. The doctor blade can also be adjusted to control the thickness of the glue on the book spine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Inventor: Donnie Donselman
  • Publication number: 20130164100
    Abstract: A sheet processing apparatus includes a sheet stacking unit, a binding unit, a folding unit, a conveyance unit, a press unit, a grasping unit, and a control unit. The binding unit performs binding processing on a sheet bundle stacked in the sheet stacking unit. The conveyance unit conveys a sheet bundle folded by the folding unit. The press unit presses a fold line portion of the conveyed sheet bundle from a direction perpendicular to a surface of a front page of the sheet bundle while moving along the fold line portion. The grasping unit is switched between a first state in which the grasping unit fixes the sheet bundle in position and a second state in which the grasping unit does not grasp the conveyed sheet bundle. The control unit shifts the grasping unit to the first state and causes the press unit to press the sheet bundle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
  • Publication number: 20130136563
    Abstract: A printing control apparatus according to one aspect of this invention controls to print images on sheets based on image data of a plurality of pages, generate a bookbinding product by executing folding processing for the image-printed sheets, and output the bookbinding product. The printing control apparatus further accepts the position of an insertion sheet to be inserted into the sheets for which the folding processing is executed, and controls to output a plurality of bookbinding products by using, as a reference, the accepted position of the insertion sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
  • Patent number: 8398353
    Abstract: A print server checks a job ticket for a print job to be processed. When a method of printing set in the printing attributes of the job ticket is case binding, a first thickness of a bookblock is calculated using the paper type set in the printing attributes. The print server calculates a second thickness of a bookblock using the paper type after a change. The print server changes the paper type set in the job ticket when the difference between the first thickness and the second thickness is within a permissible range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yasuo Mori
  • Patent number: 8360704
    Abstract: The present invention provides an adhesive application apparatus that forms a uniform application layer when applying an adhesive to a sheet bundle for a various a length or a width of the sheet bundle. The apparatus includes an applying operation controlling device including a reference value storing device for previously setting and storing a preset reference value of an application length and/or an application width of the sheet bundle, a size recognizing device for identifying an application length and/or an application width of the adhesive applied to the sheet bundle, and an application region comparing device for comparing an identified value of the application length and/or the application width of the adhesive applied to the sheet bundle from the size recognizing device with a preset reference value of the application length and/or the application width of the sheet bundle from the reference value storing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Nisca Corporation
    Inventors: Shinya Sasamoto, Atsushi Tsuchiya
  • Patent number: 8331846
    Abstract: A book binding system comprising an image forming apparatus for forming images on a sheet, a book binding apparatus having a coating section for coating adhesive onto the spine of a sheet bundle and forming a booklet by coating adhesive and binding a plurality of sheets on which images have been formed at the image forming device, and a coating control section for controlling a coating amount of the adhesives of the coating section in accordance with the sheet type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Norishige Kato
  • Publication number: 20120308334
    Abstract: A cover S is fed between pairs of first and second feed rollers 2, 3; 4, 5 which synchronously rotate in the same direction, each of first and second creasing units 13, 14 composed of a fixed die 15 and a movable die 16 is disposed between the pairs of first and second feed rollers, the fixed and movable dies are opposite to each other and with a feed path F of the cover therebetween, a sensor 29 is disposed between the pair of first feed rollers 2, 3 and the first creasing unit 13 for detecting a front end of the cover, rotation number of the pairs of first and second feed rollers is controlled, the pairs of first and second feed rollers are stopped, the creasing unit is operated, and the movable die is pressed on the fixed die every time the cover is fed by a predetermined length from the sensor so that at least one crease is formed on the cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2010
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: HORIZON INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Akira Nonoshita, Shinichi Takai, Nobuyuki Kojima, Shigeru Wakimoto, Takehito Yokogi
  • Patent number: 8303229
    Abstract: A bookbinding apparatus which makes it possible to shorten a time period required to heat an adhesive when the power of the bookbinding apparatus is turned on again. A glue preparation section heats glue. A glue applying section applies the heated glue to a recording sheet bundle. A CPU of the bookbinding apparatus determines at the power-on of the apparatus whether or not there is a recording sheet bundle to which glue is to be applied within the apparatus. When there is no such recording sheet bundle, the glue applying section applies glue to a recording sheet bundle after the temperature of the glue has reached a first target temperature, whereas when there is such a recording sheet bundle, the glue applying section applies the glue to the recording sheet bundle after the glue temperature has reached a second target temperature lower than the first target temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hidenori Sunada, Mitsuhiko Sato
  • Patent number: 8303230
    Abstract: A bookbinding apparatus for binding a book by coating adhesive on a spine of an aligned sheet bundle and pasting a cover sheet on the adhesive-coated spine, the bookbinding apparatus having: a coating section for coating adhesive on the spine of the sheet bundle with a variable coating thickness of the adhesive; a cover sheet pasting section for pasting a cover sheet on the adhesive-coated spine of the sheet bundle, and a control section for changing a time period from a time when adhesive coating ends to a time when the cover sheet pasting starts according to the coating thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Riichi Hama
  • Publication number: 20120275881
    Abstract: Machine for producing books, in particular photo books and/or illustrated books includes sheet web dispensing station for dispensing a sheet web moved in its longitudinal direction, printed and/or coated and/or phototechnically processed on one side and provided with print marks and/or print job codes, cross-cutting station arranged downstream of the sheet web dispensing station, grooving and creasing station arranged downstream of the cross-cutting station for the central grooving and creasing of the sheets crosswise to their direction of movement, laminating station for the flat connection of several consecutive creased sheets to one another, three-side cutting station, book cover supply station for supplying and feeding a respectively predetermined individual book cover for the respective book block, joining station downstream of the three-side cutting station for joining book block and assigned book cover and dispensing station for dispensing the completed books.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: KUGLER-WOMAKO GMBH
    Inventor: Markus MUELLER
  • Patent number: 8274698
    Abstract: Disclosed is an image forming apparatus including: an image input unit to input image data; a chase pattern generating unit to generate a chase pattern in which a plurality of chase pattern dots, each of which has a plurality of print dots, are arranged within a predetermined block; an overlay unit to overlay the chase pattern onto the image data; an image forming unit to form an image on a sheet based on the image data onto which the chase pattern is overlaid; and an overlaid position control unit to control an overlaid position of the chase pattern on the image data so as to shift the overlaid position by a shift amount that is equal to or more than a width of each of the chase pattern dots, when forming images on a plurality of sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Yutaka Yasunaga
  • Publication number: 20120219385
    Abstract: A thread stitching machine to process signatures into book blocks includes a transport system for the signatures including a transport section on which the signatures are straddling for supply to a stitching station. The transport section includes an auxiliary saddle and a driven, continuously moving conveying chain to drive the auxiliary saddle. The conveying chain has spaced-apart, integrated pusher elements. A downstream installed stitching station includes a freely moving stitching saddle immediately following the auxiliary saddle. The stitching saddle includes a separate conveying device for the signatures, operated by a drive. A detection device is arranged at a transition between the auxiliary saddle and the stitching saddle to detect a position of the signature and a time which the signature passes by. The conveying chain is operated with a change in speed that depends on different sheet lengths following each other directly in a sequence of signatures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Applicant: MUELLER MARTINI HOLDING AG
    Inventors: HOLGER ARENDT, DIRK WALDMANN, MARCEL WEISS, FRANZ MEZGER
  • Publication number: 20120195715
    Abstract: A computer readable information recording medium stores a preview display program that performs, when executed by one or more processors, functions of a part configured to determine setting information for imposition type; a part configured to determine setting information for finishing; and a part configured to display preview images for a state after bookbinding in a case where the setting information for imposition type, determined by the part configured to determine setting information for imposition type, includes a setting of magazine or mini book and the setting information for finishing, determined by the part configured to determine setting information for finishing, includes a setting for carrying out the bookbinding, and display preview images for a state before the bookbinding in the other cases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Mie Watanabe, Hiroyuki Nishiyama, Yoshikazu Tanaka, Kazuya Kurihara, Seiji Tokuoka, Shi Zhong Zhu
  • Patent number: 8221044
    Abstract: A system for automatically producing a bound album consisting of individual sheets, for example, a photo album is disclosed. The system includes a unit which immediately draws in sheets output by a printer or a stacker; a unit for creasing said sheets so as to facilitate folding them and keeping said sheets in their folded form; an adhesive application unit designed to paste at least some of the sheets two by two; and a unit to flip part of the cover sheet. The sheets are received and compiled on a delivery board equipped with registration features for this purpose. The board is capable of translational movement in a direction substantially parallel to the direction in which the sheets are transported inside the system and movement between several positions in synchronism with the adhesive application unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Photo Me Holding France
    Inventor: Laurent Bourdelain
  • Patent number: 8210512
    Abstract: With an arrangement for the timed processing of a book block, consisting of at least one printed sheet or at least one signature, a transfer device is arranged in-between the feed devices for the book blocks and the device for the further conveying of such a book block, wherein this transfer device supplies the book blocks to at least one other processing station. The transfer device is provided with a translation device for taking over or clamping in the book block, wherein this translation device executes at least one rotary or quasi-rotary translation movement. The translation device itself operates in at least two spatial dimensions for the transfer of the book block, wherein the translation movement occurs with a uniform or a changeable movement speed. The center axis for the translation device occupies an optional position in space, relative to the further processing station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Mueller Martini Holding AG
    Inventors: Robert W. McFarland, Guenther Silberbauer
  • Publication number: 20120155992
    Abstract: Method and device for manufacturing adhesively bound printed products composed of a book block and a cover, in which the book block is conducted past processing stations of the adhesive binding device for processing and applying glue to its back. A cover is supplied to the back to which glue has been applied in a synchronously timed controlled manner. After merging of the cover with the book block, a measuring procedure for measuring a mutual actual position of cover relative to book block. Subsequently, this actual position is compared to a predetermined desired position, and, in the case of deviations, a correction value is determined and stored. Prior to the renewed occurrence of the pairing of drive member and clamp, an appropriate change of the mutual positions of clamp and drive member is carried out.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: MULLER MARTINI HOLDING AG
    Inventor: Peter ABEGGLEN
  • Patent number: 8185035
    Abstract: An image forming system which realizes reliable output of an original of a finished book, while maintaining security. A sheet-unique information-reading unit reads sheet-unique information unique to a sheet used for making a finished book based on image data. A memory section stores the sheet-unique information read by the sheet-unique information-reading unit in association with the image data based on which a finished book is made. In outputting an original of the finished book, a CPU causes an image forming device to perform image output based on the information stored in the memory section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hideaki Kosasa
  • Publication number: 20120076617
    Abstract: A bookbinding system includes an image forming apparatus and a bookbinding apparatus connected to the image forming apparatus. The bookbinding system includes an image forming unit to form an image on a recording sheet; a loading unit to load, as a bookblock stack, plural recording sheets on which images are formed; a bonding unit to form a booklet by bonding a cover with the bookblock stack; a setting unit to set a bookblock size, a cover size, and a finishing size; a cutting unit to cut the booklet bonded together with the cover into the finishing size; a stack thickness detection unit to detect a thickness of the bookblock stack; and a bookbinding permission/inhibition determination unit to determine permission/inhibition of a bookbinding operation based on a stack thickness detection result as well as the bookblock size, the cover size, and the finishing size set by the setting unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takashi Yokoya, Naoto Watanabe, Mitsuhiko Sato, Hidenori Sunada
  • Patent number: 8132995
    Abstract: A book binding machine includes a book block transport system and a plurality of clamps for clamping stacks of leaves. The clamps are disposed at a distance from each other and are guided in guide tracks of a machine frame. The book block transport system includes a clamp, which is also referred to as a lubrication clamp, having a device for lubricating the guide track. An applicator is assigned to each track roller of the clamp, and the lubricant is transferred to the track rollers through the use of a respective applicator such as a brush. The track rollers transfer the lubricant to contact surfaces of the guide track. A lubrication clamp for a book block transport system in a book binding machine, is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventors: Michael Adler, Rolf Böttcher
  • Patent number: 8123449
    Abstract: An apparatus for producing hard book cases (covers) can make cases including tucked and folded corners. The apparatus can track the progress of the book case throughout the assembly process and can accurately align the unfinished assembly with the tucking and folding devices of the apparatus. Short runs of different sized book cases may be quickly and efficiently manufactured on a single apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: GP2 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Tom Porat
  • Patent number: 8109311
    Abstract: A bookbinding apparatus for bookbinding a sheet by applying adhesive including, an adhesive tank for storing adhesive; first and second heaters for heating the adhesive; a first adhesive temperature sensor for detecting temperature of the adhesive at a first position; a second adhesive temperature sensor for detecting temperature of the adhesive at a second position; an agitation member for agitating the adhesive in the adhesive tank; and a control device, wherein the control device operates, the agitation member after the heaters are turned on, then turns off the second heater and continues to have the first heater on after the second heater has been turned off when the second adhesive temperature sensor detects that adhesive temperature has reached a first temperature that is higher than an application temperature, and then completes a warm-up when the first adhesive temperature sensor detects that adhesive temperature has reached the application temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Tsuchiya