Of Making Multiple Books From A Single Book Patents (Class 412/2)
  • 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: 20080172302
    Abstract: Techniques described herein overcome many of the issues that have previously made the printing of a single copy of a book from a digital version unattractive and infeasible. According to one embodiment of the invention, an automated mechanism such as a computer program automatically determines whether the spine thickness of a to-be-printed copy of a digital version of a book will exceed the specified maximum spine thickness that a specified binding or other finishing device can handle. In response to determining that the spine thickness will exceed the specified maximum spine thickness, the automated mechanism automatically splits the digital version of the book into two or more volumes such that, for each volume, the spine thickness of the printed version of that volume will be no greater than the specified maximum spine thickness that the specified binding or other finishing device can handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2007
    Publication date: July 17, 2008
    Inventor: Kurt Knodt
  • Patent number: 7281706
    Abstract: A gatherer stitcher having a gatherer chain configuration includes roof segments forming a ridge region and drivers having respective stop surfaces and being mounted so as to be adjustable between an operating position and a position pivotable away therefrom. An auxiliary driver is restricted to the ridge region and carried by a respective roof segment directly adjacent the stop surfaces. The auxiliary driver, in the operating position of the adjustable driver, forms a combined stop surface together with the adjustable driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2007
    Assignee: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventors: Klaus Kinne, Andreas Steinert, Siegmar Tischer, Randolf Voigtländer
  • Patent number: 6402450
    Abstract: A method of binding books comprising the steps of holding in place a text hull (1) comprising the pages of two books (2, 3) the gutters (5, 19) of the two books being located on opposite edges of the text hull to one another, binding the opposite edges of the text hull adjacent the gutter of the pages; and dividing the text hull to separate the two books from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2002
    Inventor: Ann C. Kritzinger
  • Patent number: 6357952
    Abstract: A two-up process for manufacturing one-piece binder covers including the steps of cutting a panel having opposed pairs of parallel sides; perforating the panel between two of its parallel sides to form a separating line to provide two rectangles connected together by the separation line; forming a recess at each end of the separation line so that each of the two rectangles has rounded corners upon separation of the two rectangles; dividing the blank by at least one pair of fold lines perpendicular to the perforated separation line and separating the blank into two binder covers each having four rounded corners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2002
    Assignee: Crawford Industries, LLC
    Inventor: Richard K. McKeown
  • Patent number: 6142530
    Abstract: A book is provided, especially for children, having a cover and a content including several pages, on which pictures and/or text are found. In order to ensure that children approach a book of this type with great enthusiasm, this book is individualized, in that the owner of the book appears in the book him-/herself. Since mentioning by name in the continuous text would lead to undesirable empty spaces, or even to unwanted line, paragraph and page breaks, however, areas are provided in the pictures, which are already present in the book, for applying a photographic representation of the owner of the book.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2000
    Inventor: Karin Emmerich
  • Patent number: 6120228
    Abstract: A wallet size pocketed booklet which has been adapted to hold a card having the dimensions of a conventional credit card, and is particularly designed to be carried in the credit card compartment of a wallet or similar size compartment holder. The use of a resin emulsion adhesive, a vinyl acetate ethylene copolymer emulsion, in the pocketed booklet makes it possible to create a properly formed pocket closed on three sides for holding and protecting the card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2000
    Assignee: William Exline, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher P. Exline
  • Patent number: 6095740
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for manufacturing books or brochures with a book block of printed sheets which are thread-stitched at the side of the fold, wherein the method includes successively and in a predetermined sequence supplying the printed sheets spread in the middle and with the side portions thereof directed downwardly to a stitching saddle which interacts with a stitching device arranged at a right angle relative to the fold of the printed sheets. The printed sheets are positioned on the stitching saddle in accordance with the stitching position and are subsequently transferred to the stitching device for sewing the printed sheets into book blocks. The method further includes aligning the trailing edge of a supplied printed sheet on the stitching saddle flush on the right hand side in accordance with one of the top edge and the bottom edge of a book block which has at least been partially sewed by the stitching machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2000
    Assignee: GRAPHA-Holding AG
    Inventors: Hans Hollenstein, Walter Meier-Germann
  • Patent number: 6024524
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for manufacturing book blocks from various printed sheets composed of a plurality of quarto sheets which are inserted into one another, wherein the printed sheets are successively pulled fold first along a conveying path from a stack of printed sheets by a gripping unit of a feeder and are subsequently gathered with their flat sides placed against each other into book blocks. The gripping unit which grasps the printed sheets approximately at the fold thereof produces a deformation or injury which extends at least partially through the quarto sheets, so that the respective quarto sheets are secured relative to each other and displacements relative to each other are prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2000
    Assignee: Grapha-Holding AG
    Inventors: Arnold Braker, Wilfried Weibel
  • Patent number: 5820325
    Abstract: A method of make-ready of a bindery apparatus includes the steps of providing indicia relating to the size of the signature on the apparatus to locate inner and outer ends of pocket guides for pocket machines to obtain a proper bow of the signatures and a proper location of the signatures for feeding to a rotary gripper mechanism. Indicia are provided on the rotary gripper mechanism relating to the drop of the signature onto a saddle. Information from a previous run of the same signature is used to set the rotary gripper mechanism to time the signature drop. Indicia are also provided for locating a first gathering conveyor to allow setting of signature pushing lugs to a position related to the length of the signature, while the gathering conveyor is at a predetermined reference position. Similarly, indicia related to the length of the signature are used to position pushing lugs on a second conveyor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1998
    Assignee: R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company
    Inventor: Allen Hartsoe
  • Patent number: 5417535
    Abstract: Books or brochures are produced by transporting a series of elongated piles of superimposed paper sheets longitudinally through at least one bonding station where certain marginal portions of the sheets of each pile are adhesively connected to each other, and thereupon sideways through a laminating station wherein the piles are provided with rigid or semirigid covers which are glued to the outer sides of their outermost sheets. The piles are then advanced lengthwise through a backstripping station, are compressed subsequent to stacking, singularized, trimmed, stacked and thereupon subdivided into stacks of superimposed books or brochures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 23, 1995
    Assignee: E.C.H. Will GmbH
    Inventors: Milan Andjelic, Peter Huser
  • Patent number: 5295775
    Abstract: Books or brochures are produced by transporting a series of elongated piles of superimposed paper sheets longitudinally through at least one stitching station where the sheets of each pile are mechanically connected to each other, thereupon sideways through a folding station where the piles are folded midway between their long sides to constitute folded piles each having a spine and two exposed outermost sheets, and thereupon longitudinally and sideways through a laminating station wherein the folded piles are provided with rigid or semirigid covers which are glued to the outer sides of their outermost sheets. The folded piles are then advanced lengthwise through a backstripping station, are compressed subsequent to stacking, singularized, trimmed, stacked and thereupon subdivided into stacks of superimposed books or brochures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 22, 1994
    Assignee: E.C.H. Will GmbH
    Inventors: Milan Andjelic, Jens Punner, Siegfried Lampe
  • Patent number: 5143404
    Abstract: An improved note pad having a stack of paper sheets with an advertising structure bound on the top surface thereof in such a manner that such structure may be folded back away from the top sheet to allow all of the sheet to be used and to expose a message on the underside of the structure. In one form of the invention a business card is used as the advertising structure and is bound to the pad face down on the top sheet and foldable away therefrom. In another form of the invention a telephone directory card is bound into the pad on top of the stack. In still another form of the invention a transparent pocket, such as a card case, is bound to the pad as the advertising structure and one or more business cards or other advertising cards may be inserted into the pocket which may be visible and read on both sides of the pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1992
    Inventor: Richard G. Flowers, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5052872
    Abstract: A method for binding a stack of fan folded sheets including manually disposing the stack of sheets with spine edges of the sheets generally aligned in a plane generally at a right angle to the side surfaces of the sheets in the stack; manually positioning a thick layer of pressure sensitive adhesive already adhered to a generally planar portion of a highly flexible backing having low resiliency over the spine edges; and manually pressing the side of the backing against the spine edge of the sheets to cause conformation of the backing and adhesion of the layer of pressure sensitive adhesive to the spine edges of the sheets, which is most easily done by manually pressing the spine edges of the sheets toward an edge of a structure such as a table or desk with the edge disposed transverse of the spine edges of the sheets along the surface of the backing opposite the layer of pressure sensitive adhesive while moving the spine edges longitudinally to bring the majority of the side of the backing opposite the layer
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 1, 1991
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Ray A. Hunder, Stephen H. Dwyer, George J. Clements, Michael K. Martin
  • Patent number: 4948111
    Abstract: Backing boards are delivered one at a time from a supply hopper to a stack of printed paper sheets at the stacking station outfeed end of a printing press while the outfeed of the next succeeding printed sheet is delayed for a time sufficient to allow the backing board to be delivered onto the stack. In one embodiment, the delay is achieved by stopping delivery of a blank sheet to the printing station of the press. In another embodiment, the delay is achieved by extending an arm into the path of gravity fall of the printed paper sheet toward the stack. A plurality of groups of printed sheets, each provided with a backing board, thus may be assembled in the stack. If the stack is to be bonded together with adhesive at one edge, a cutting line is installed at each backing board to facilitate cutting the adhesive layer to form a plurality of pads. The board inserting apparatus is supported on a vertically adjustable housing to adapt it to various types and sizes of commercial printing presses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 14, 1990
    Inventor: Elmer R. Thomsen
  • Patent number: 4942195
    Abstract: Thus, the present invention is directed to hot melt adhesive compositions suitable for bookbinding application comprising tackifying resins, at least one wax diluent and a substantially radial styrene-butadiene block copolymer, the copolymer having a styrene content greater than about 35% by weight, a modulus at 300% elongation of at least 4.5 MPa and a solution viscosity less than about 1000 cps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 17, 1990
    Assignee: National Starch and Chemical Investment Holding Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas P. Flanagan, Paul Puletti
  • Patent number: 4671719
    Abstract: A stack of printed sheets is divided into individual tablets by inserting paper boards at intervals of a predetermined number of sheets in the stack. A continuous filament is threaded in zig-zag fashion across each successive board before a binder is coated on one face of the stack to secure the edges of the sheets and boards together. With one end of the filament anchored, the other end is pulled out from between each board and the adjacent sheet in a direction to sever the coating at the edge of the board. As each loop of the zig-zag filament is withdrawn, it cuts the coating at each successive board, dividing the stack into separate tablets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 1986
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1987
    Inventor: Nicholas R. Pulskamp
  • Patent number: 4639177
    Abstract: A book sewing machine has an inserter for plates for indicating the planes of separation between the books. Each plate is disposed in the separation plane in correspondence with the top of the adjacent face of the contiguous books on that side of the books facing the loader. The machine also has a gluer for applying a layer of glue to the backs of the books which advance towards the discharge zone. Close to the latter is a separator constituted by a cutting blade which traverses the pile of books so that it cuts the layer of glue on the backs and simultaneously cuts the thread connecting the last book to the next book, thus effecting the separation. An operating cycle of the separator device is started each time a control circuit is given an enabling signal by a detecting device for detecting the passage of a plate. The position of the detection device preferably coincides with that of the cutting blade which may be a separate element or which may be part of the plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 1984
    Date of Patent: January 27, 1987
    Assignee: Meccatec S.p.A.
    Inventor: Gianattilio Meratti
  • Patent number: 4558980
    Abstract: The multi-leaved tablet of this invention consists of leaves with corresponding surface portions adhesively interconnected and with corresponding surface portions free to fold relative to adjacent leaves. The leaves are of predetermined configuration and are die cut from a plurality of panels arranged so that they overlap. An area of adhesive interconnects portions of the surfaces of adjoining panels. This area has a rectilinear peripheral segment, and each die-cut leaf includes at least a portion of the rectilinear peripheral segment of the adhesive area. The rectilinear peripheral segment of the adhesive area is coincident with the folding axes of the leaves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1983
    Date of Patent: December 17, 1985
    Assignee: Hallmark Cards, Inc.
    Inventor: James R. Sturdivan
  • Patent number: 4484501
    Abstract: Apparatus for trimming the lateral marginal portions of successive stacks of sheets of multiple unit width and for subdividing the trimmed stacks into stacks of unit width has an advancing unit which moves the stacks stepwise in a direction at right angles to their width, a trimming station where the marginal portions of successive stacks are trimmed, and two or more severing stations which are disposed one after the other, as considered in the direction of advancement of the stacks, and at each of which the width of the stacks is reduced by one unit width as a result of separation of discrete stacks of unit width therefrom. The stacks at the severing stations are moved sideways by the width of a stack of unit width prior to a separating step. The mechanisms at the severing stations employ knives which are aligned with one another, as considered in the direction of advancement of stacks, and are accessible at the outer sides of the respective severing stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 1982
    Date of Patent: November 27, 1984
    Assignee: E.C.H. Will (GmbH & Co.)
    Inventor: Bernd Ramcke
  • Patent number: 4343615
    Abstract: Stacks of individual relatively small rectangular sheets bearing printed characters are formed by first printing the characters in a grid on a substantially larger sheet, then stacking those sheets in registration, wrapping it with a transparent adhesive material, cutting it into strips along the grid line, coating the surfaces exposed in the cut with adhesive material and reconstituting the strips into a tablet or pad. Then cutting the tablet or pad laterally and removing the last layer of adhesive material applied before arranging the stacks into an index selector board for use in composing strips of type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 1980
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1982
    Inventor: David S. Shew