Means For Casing-in Patents (Class 412/21)
  • Patent number: 8950995
    Abstract: A machine for attachment of a cover to a book block comprises a press plate elevating mechanism for elevating a press plate 8, a nip plate drive mechanism for sliding nip plates 9 and 10, and a controller 30 controlling the press plate elevating mechanism and the nip plate drive mechanism. The press plate 8 elevates from the lower standby position to an upper press position. The press plate 8 presses the cover 12 to the book block 4 at the upper press position. The cover 12 is attached to the book block 4 by pressing the cover 12 to the lower end surface of the book block 4. The press plate 8 is elevated from the intermediate position to the upper press position, staying at the intermediate position during a waiting time for adjustment. The press plate 8 elevates from the intermediate position to the upper press position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Horizon International Inc.
    Inventors: Hirohito Nakanishi, Kou Ohuchiyama, Takehito Yokogi, Akira Onodera
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8894341
    Abstract: In binding a cover sheet together with a sheet bundle, ever-accurate spine-creasing irrespective of bundle thickness is made possible. A sheet stacker stacks sheets into bundles, an adhesive applicator applies adhesive to a spine part of the sheet bundles, and a cover-sheet binder binds cover sheets together with the spine parts. The cover-sheet binder is constituted from a left-and-right pair of spine-creasing press members arranged free to shift between standby and spine-creasing positions; a shifter that reciprocates the spine-creasing press members between the standby and spine-creasing positions; and a controller. The controller functions to vary, in accordance with sheet bundle thickness, any of: (1) the standby position of the press members; (2) the start time of an operation whereby the press members are shifted from the standby to the spine-creasing position; or (3) the traveling speed of the press members in shifting from the standby to the spine-creasing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Nisca Corporation
    Inventors: Shinya Sasamoto, Tadahito Takano
  • Patent number: 8870511
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a binding apparatus (10) for facilitating placement of a book block (44) in relation to a cover (16). The cover (16) has front and back panels (28 and 32) for subsequent attachment of the book block (44) to the cover (16). The apparatus (10) includes a first guiding means (46), a second guiding means (56), a first positioning element (54) and a second positioning element (62). The first guiding means (46) is adapted to guide a first edge (58) of the front panel (28). The second guiding means (58) is adapted to guide a second edge (37) of the front panel (28). The first positioning element (54) is movably attached to the first guiding means (46) and is adapted in use to abut at least part of a first peripheral surface (60) of the book block (44). The second positioning element (56) is movably attached to the second guiding means (56) and is adapted in use to abut at least part of a second peripheral surface (64) of the book block (44).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Inventor: Ron Coombe
  • Publication number: 20140294539
    Abstract: A conveyance portion is configured to hold a bundle of paper sheets, the bundle of paper sheets being a plurality of paper sheets stacked in a first direction, and also configured to convey the bundle of paper sheets in a second direction. An adhesive portion forming portion is configured to form an adhesive portion on an end face, in the second direction, of the bundle of paper sheets. A cover sheet holding portion is configured to hold a cover sheet in a state in which the cover sheet and the adhesive portion face each other in the second direction. The bundle of paper sheets is conveyed by the conveyance portion toward a contact position where the adhesive portion comes into contact with the cover sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masato Kato, Kazuma Hojo, Hiroshi Takami, Minoru Yamamoto, Koshiro Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 8790060
    Abstract: Device for joining book block and book cover includes conveyor device, embodied to lift a book block from a lower position into an upper position, and an adhesive application station applying adhesive to the outsides of the book block. Conveyor device and the adhesive application station are arranged so adhesive is applied to the outsides of the book block as it is conveyed by the conveyor device. A removal station is arranged below the adhesive application station and the conveyor device is structured to reverse a direction of movement and to lift and lower the book block and cover in a same vertical plane between the lower position and the upper position. Adhesive application station deactivates adhesive dispensing during the downward movement of the book block with cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Kugler-Womako GmbH
    Inventor: Markus Müller
  • Patent number: 8696287
    Abstract: A method and system for on-demand book production is provided in which covers and book content are synchronized at book binding equipment. In one exemplary system and method, a single printer prints a book cover followed by its corresponding book block. The cover and book block are each sequentially staged and synchronized together for binding in the binding equipment. In another method and system for on-demand book production, covers are printed and encoded at a first printer and a book block printing instruction is initiated in response to decoding of the cover in the binding equipment. Printing of the book block is in a separate but integrated printer and the book block is fed to the binding equipment for binding with the book cover. In each instance, synchronized book covers and book blocks are bound in and output from the binding equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Gerard R. Sturnick, Timothy J. Kelley
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8475104
    Abstract: A production line including a casing-in machine and a processing section upstream of the casing-in machine. The processing section includes processing stations arranged at clocking intervals along the processing section to process a book block spine. The processing section includes a first processing station group and a second processing station group. The production line further includes a conveyor to successively supply the book blocks in clocked operation to the processing stations. The conveyor includes a first conveying section assigned to the first processing station group, the first conveying section including a first individual drive, and a second conveying section assigned to the second processing station group, the second conveying section including a second individual drive. The production line further includes a control unit operatively connected to the first individual drive and second individual drive to change the clocking interval length along the processing section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Mueller Martini Holding AG
    Inventor: Hans Mueller
  • Patent number: 8442422
    Abstract: Bookbinding unit that in binding an inner-leave sheet bundle together with a cover enables accurate binding of the cover onto the bundle's spine and meanwhile forms folding scores in the cover flaps. Furnished with: a stacking tray unit; a process path for sequentially transporting bundles from the tray unit into adhesive-application and cover-binding locations; an adhesive application unit, disposed in the adhesive-application location, that applies adhesive to bundles from the tray unit; a cover-supply unit that supplies covers to the cover-binding location; and a cover-binding unit, disposed in the cover-binding location, that binds sheet bundles from the adhesive-application location together with covers. The cover-binding unit has a shoulder-pressing unit that forms spine creases in the spine portion of the covers, and a flap-pressing unit that forms folds in the spine-creased sides of the covers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Nisca Corporation
    Inventors: Katsumasa Takagi, Hiroyuki Sorita, Takehiro Yamakawa, Jun Kondou, Takeshi Harada
  • Publication number: 20130078055
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a binding apparatus (10) for facilitating placement of a book block (44) in relation to a cover (16). The cover (16) has front and back panels (28 and 32) for subsequent attachment of the book block (44) to the cover (16). The apparatus (10) includes a first guiding means (46), a second guiding means (56), a first positioning element (54) and a second positioning element (62). The first guiding means (46) is adapted to guide a first edge (58) of the front panel (28). The second guiding means (58) is adapted to guide a second edge (37) of the front panel (28). The first positioning element (54) is movably attached to the first guiding means (46) and is adapted in use to abut at least part of a first peripheral surface (60) of the book block (44). The second positioning element (56) is movably attached to the second guiding means (56) and is adapted in use to abut at least part of a second peripheral surface (64) of the book block (44).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2010
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventor: Ron Coombe
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20120275880
    Abstract: A device for producing a bound book block including a lining strip or a cover includes a pressing station configured to move the lining strip or the cover in a pressing direction from a position from which the lining strip or the cover is gluable to a spine of the book block and to press the lining strip or the cover against the spine of the book block. A lining supply and a cover supply are each disposed upstream of the pressing station. A linearly movable common transport means is connected to the pressing station and configured to selectively, successively transfer the lining strip or the cover into the pressing station in a conveying direction and to convey the lining strip or the cover in the pressing station relative to the book block into a second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: MUELLER MARTINI HOLDING AG
    Inventor: Martin Thurnherr
  • Patent number: 8282330
    Abstract: A press plate (8) with a cover (12) is moved upwardly from a standby position to a press position to press the cover against a book block (4) by first and second elevation units. The book block (4) is clamped by nip plates (9, 10), together with the cover (12). The height of each of first and second ends (X, Y) of the press plate (8) at the press position can be set separately by separately controlling the first and second elevation units by a control section (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Horizon International Inc.
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Kojima
  • Patent number: 8235639
    Abstract: A method for producing adhesive-bound book blocks from gathered signatures for which the individual signatures forming a non-bound book block are supplied while positioned on the spine on a transfer section to an opened conveying clamp on a perfect binder and are subsequently held while clamped in by the closed conveying clamp along the flat outer surfaces. The gathered signatures of a book block are released in an additional conveying section from the conveying clamp in order to be aligned while guided. Prior to leaving the conveying section for aligning the signatures, the signatures are clamped in once more by the conveying clamps along the flat outer surfaces, so that they can be conveyed to further processing locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Mueller Martini Holding AG
    Inventors: Theo Hug, Peter Fischer, Heinz Bötchi
  • Patent number: 8224232
    Abstract: A bookbinding apparatus includes a glue coating device that coats glue on a back of a sheet bundle, a sheet bundle supporting device that supports the sheet bundle on which glue is coated a cover sheet supporting device that supports a cover sheet, a moving device that moves at least one of the sheet bundle supporting device and the cover sheet supporting device, and thereby changes a distance between the back of the sheet bundle and the cover sheet, and a control device that controls the moving device, wherein the control device controls the moving device so that a distance between the back of the sheet bundle on which the glue are coated and the cover sheet is set to a distance D1, then the distance is set to a distance D2 that is greater than the distance D1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Masato Hattori
  • Patent number: 8206073
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for pressing a casing or a slip-fold against an adhesive-covered back and adjacent side flanks of a book block, which is conveyed while clamped into a circulating clamp of a perfect binder with the book back projecting downward. The apparatus includes a back pressing device for pressing the casing against the adhesive-covered back and a flank pressing device for pressing the casing against the side flanks. These devices are driven synchronized with the timing of the book binder clamps for conveying the book blocks. At least the flank pressing device is assigned an individual drive unit which is connected to a control device of the perfect binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Mueller Martini Holding AG
    Inventors: Peter Fischer, Theo Hug, Konrad Boos
  • Patent number: 8123447
    Abstract: A method for backing printed products includes feeding signatures to a transport and stitching line of a gatherer stitcher by a plurality of feeders. A plurality of signatures are gathered on the transport and stitching line and forms a folded sheet assembly. The folded sheet assembly is stitched to form a brochure along the transport and stitching line. The spine of the brochure is backed along the transport and stitching line by a pressing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventors: Lutz Richter, Siegmar Tischer
  • Patent number: 8123450
    Abstract: A saddle plate is disposed on a circulating conveyor which moves the saddle plate vertically upward. The saddle plate is arranged to receive a book block in a straddle like fashion with first and second adhesive-coated outside surfaces of book block being exposed. A pressing-on device operates synchronously with the circulating conveyor and includes two pressing-on rollers. Each roller presses a respective first or second book cover of a book casing against a respective first or second adhesive-coated outside surface. First and second drive motors are operatively coupled, respectively, with the pressing-on device and circulating conveyor. A drive control unit, operatively coupled to the first and second drives, controls the first and second drives and controllably links one to another. At least the first drive includes a controllable drive element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Mueller Martini Holding AG
    Inventor: Hans Müller
  • Publication number: 20120045294
    Abstract: A method and a device for casing a book block in a book cover, in which the book block is supplied to a casing-in machine in a first feed direction, taken over by the casing-in machine from a saddle plate of an endless conveyor, and glued as it is transported on the saddle plate. The book covers are supplied in a second feed direction. The book block is supplied to the casing-in machine in a feed direction different from the second feed direction of the book cover. In a first step, the book block is handed over from a first feeder to a transfer device located in a first, upstream position, is transported in a second step from the first position to a second, downstream position of the transfer device, and, in a third step, is picked up by the saddle plate from the second position of the transfer device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Applicant: MULLER MARTINI HOLDING AG
    Inventor: Thomas FRIESE
  • Patent number: 8083455
    Abstract: A system for positioning a cover relative to a book block. The system comprises a drive unit to cause movement of at least one of the book block and the cover and a position sensor operable to detect at least one of a position of the book block and the cover. The position sensor is operable to generate a position signal indicative of the position. The system also comprises a controller in communication with the position sensor and the drive unit. The controller is operable to receive the position signal and to control the drive unit based on the position signal to adjust a relative position of the cover and the book block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Quad/Tech, Inc.
    Inventors: William T. Graushar, David F Christofferson, Timothy A. Heimerl, William H. Schnell
  • Patent number: 7927056
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a book casing device with support plates of a circulation conveyor that transport the books astraddle in a vertical position and with a book delivery unit consisting of a stripping element that is arranged in the plane of motion of the support plates and features a through-opening for the support plates, wherein the downwardly moving books are supported on said stripping element in order to be released from the support plates, and with a delivery device for the subsequent lateral delivery of the books referred to the plane of motion of the support plates. In order to realize a reliable and gentle delivery of the books with high cycle rates, the invention proposes that the delivery unit comprises at least one means for continuously supporting a book while the book is transferred from the stripping position into a delivery position. The books are preferably transferred into their delivery position while being supported by the stripping element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Kolbus GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Carsten Brommer
  • Patent number: 7922436
    Abstract: An apparatus for the application of adhesive to the outside surfaces of book blocks to be encased in a casing inside a casing-in machine, includes an adhesive application device having two application rollers arranged opposite each other in an adhesive application area and which roll off respectively one outside surface of a book block that is conveyed while positioned on a saddle plate of a circulating conveyor. Each roller includes a recess that forms a shoulder parallel to the rotational axis, for applying adhesive to the fold region of a book block. The rotational position of the recess can be adjusted based on the position of a specific fold on a book block by providing the conveyor and the rollers with separate drives. The drives are controllably connected by a control unit. At least the drive for the application rollers of the adhesive application device comprises a controllable drive element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Mueller Martini Holding AG
    Inventor: Hans Mueller
  • Publication number: 20100266368
    Abstract: A printing and binding apparatus (1) is disclosed which can print on demand, bind, and trim a perfect bound book. The apparatus includes one or more text page printers (110, 200) and a color cover printer (114). The text page printers print the text pages of a book and form the text pages into a book block (BB). The color cover printer (114) prints a cover for the book. The book block and the cover are delivered to a binding station at which the spine (S) of the book block is adhesively bound to the cover. The bound book is then delivered to a trimming station (TS) at which excess margins (are trimmed from the book. A method of printing and binding a perfect bound book on demand is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2010
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Applicant: Perfect Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey D. Marsh
  • Patent number: 7748940
    Abstract: An apparatus for perfect binding of unbound print products to form bound print products comprises at least one processing station arranged along a circulating path between a feed station for the unbound print products and a delivery station for the bound print products, and a plurality of clamping devices arranged successively along the circulating path and driven jointly. Each of the clamping devices is adapted to hold at least two of the unbound print products such that the unbound print products face the processing station with overhangs that freely project from the clamping device and form spines of the unbound print products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Müller Martini Holdings AG
    Inventor: Daniel Langenegger
  • Patent number: 7658584
    Abstract: There are provided bookbinding apparatuses that wrap a bundle of sheets with a cover and form back corners, and have a detecting unit for detecting a wave amount of a bundle of sheets. A type of such an apparatus includes a controller to control a time period to form back corners, based on a result of detection by the detecting unit. Another type of such an apparatus includes a controller to control a pressure applied to form back corners, based on a result of detection by the detecting unit. Still another type of such an apparatus includes a controller to control a time period and pressure applied to form back corners, based on a result of detection by the detecting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kohji Yoshie, Saburo Shimizu, Riichi Hama, Masahiro Kaneko, Kiyoshi Hata
  • Patent number: 7658585
    Abstract: A binding-in and pressing machine (1) with a plurality of pressing stations (60) and heated joint forming rails situated on a reciprocating carriage (50). An alignment station (20) is provided for aligning the book case joints (2a) at the height of the joint forming rails (49a, b), including a height-adjustable alignment table (21) with rails (22, 23) for supporting the book (2) on the outer edges of its spine and guide elements (28, 6) for centering the book on the alignment table. A separate pre-forming station (40) is also provided that comprises the forming rail (51), clamping plates (41a, b), and joint rails (48a, b) that engage into the book case joints (2a) and counteract a downward movement of at least the book case joints (2a). The books (2) aligned in the alignment station (20) are transferred into the pre-forming station (40) while being clamped in lateral regions near the joints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: Kolbus GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Carsten Brommer, Torsten Meineke
  • Patent number: 7621708
    Abstract: An apparatus for pressing a cover onto a printing material block that is moved in a transport direction has a first pressing element that can be moved in a first direction and one or more second pressing element that can be moved transversely to the first direction. The first pressing element, in particular, is a pressing table moving in the vertical direction and the second pressing element one or two pressing rail(s) that can be moved in the horizontal direction. The apparatus has a drive unit, in particular with a servo motor, to which a variable control profile can be applied via a connection to a control unit. The variable control profile allows the movement of the pressing rails, for example their stroke or the course of their stroke, to be adapted to the current processing job. The apparatus is particularly suited for use in adhesive binders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Assignee: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventors: Klaus Hampel, Stephan Fritsch, Thorsten Holtmeier, Frank Sommerer, Andreas Steinert
  • Publication number: 20090155022
    Abstract: A perfect-binding machine (1.1, 1.2), has a main transport system (11.1, 11.2) with revolving clamps (12, 13) and a feeder (21.1, 21.2) including a transporter (22) with pushers (25), a support (26) for the upright book blocks (2) in the spine region, and lateral guides (27). The drive (28) for the transporter is controlled in accordance with the position of the clamps such that an assigned pusher (25) moves aligned in a defined position relative to the corresponding clamp immediately before and/or during the closing of this clamp (12, 13). The book blocks (2) are fed to the respective clamps in an aligned fashion such that the transfer and the alignment of the book blocks on book stop catches on the clamps can be eliminated. Book blocks (2) can be fed to the book block clamps (12, 13) in such a way that they are clamped centrally (M).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2008
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Inventors: Jurgen Garlichs, Dirk Rygol, Holger Muller-Lorenschat, Christian Schmale
  • Publication number: 20090136323
    Abstract: A device (19) for transferring a case (1, 1.1, 1.2) that is assembled from pasteboard and/or cardboard (3) and a cloth (2) from a roll-down apparatus (16) that is composed of a cloth cylinder (11) and at least one pressing roller (15) and interconnects the glued cloth (2) and the blanks (3) to a handover point (31), from which the case (2) can be fed in a cyclic fashion to a turn-in and pressing device (30) for turning in protruding edges of the cloth. The device has a transport element (20) that can be moved forward and backward and non-positively takes hold of the case (1, 1.1, 1.2) exiting the roll-down apparatus (16) during an essentially synchronous movement. The device (19) features a drive unit (22, 23, 23a) that can be acted upon with a control profile (50.1, 50.2) that is variable in dependence on the format height referred to the transport direction, wherein a defined end position (21a) of the transport element (20) at the handover point (31) and a changing transport stroke are realized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2008
    Publication date: May 28, 2009
    Inventor: Frank Tautz
  • Patent number: 7524155
    Abstract: A bookbinding apparatus for bookbinding such that a cover sheet forms a front and a back cover by bonding the cover sheet to a spine portion of a bundle of sheets, the bookbinding apparatus including a cover-sheet outfitting device which can be raised and lowered for holding and conveying a cover sheet to the cover sheet bonding position where the cover sheet is bonded to a bundle of sheets and a cover-sheet trimming device for trimming a cover sheet conveyed from the cover-sheet outfitting device, to a predetermined length prior to bonding the cover sheet to the bundle of sheets wherein the cover-sheet outfitting device is integrally formed with the cover-sheet trimming device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2009
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Hata, Saburo Shimizu, Kohji Yoshie, Riichi Hama, Masahiro Kaneko
  • Publication number: 20090035094
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for pressing a casing or a slip-fold against an adhesive-covered back and adjacent side flanks of a book block, which is conveyed while clamped into a circulating clamp of a perfect binder with the book back projecting downward. The apparatus includes a back pressing device for pressing the casing against the adhesive-covered back and a flank pressing device for pressing the casing against the side flanks. These devices are driven synchronized with the timing of the book binder clamps for conveying the book blocks. At least the flank pressing device is assigned an individual drive unit which is connected to a control device of the perfect binder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2008
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Applicant: Muller Martini Holding AG
    Inventors: Peter Fischer, Theo Hug, Konrad Boos
  • Publication number: 20080138171
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a book casing device with support plates of a circulation conveyor that transport the books astraddle in a vertical position and with a book delivery unit consisting of a stripping element that is arranged in the plane of motion of the support plates and features a through-opening for the support plates, wherein the downwardly moving books are supported on said stripping element in order to be released from the support plates, and with a delivery device for the subsequent lateral delivery of the books referred to the plane of motion of the support plates. In order to realize a reliable and gentle delivery of the books with high cycle rates, the invention proposes that the delivery unit comprises at least one means for continuously supporting a book while the book is transferred from the stripping position into a delivery position. The books are preferably transferred into their delivery position while being supported by the stripping element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2007
    Publication date: June 12, 2008
    Inventor: Carsten Brommer
  • Patent number: 7374385
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a book from a stack of sheets and a hardcover assembly having first and second relatively rigid cover sections separated by a spine region. A layer of pressure sensitive adhesive is disposed over the inner surfaces of the cover sections, with there being a pair of release liners covering both the pressure sensitive adhesive layers. The first cover section is then secured to one side of the stack by sequentially removing the corresponding release liners so as to expose the underlying adhesive. The second cover section is then applied by folding the second cover section over the other side of the stack, removing the release liners and securing the cover section to the stack by way of the adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Assignee: Powis Parker Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin P. Parker
  • Patent number: 7134822
    Abstract: A guide apparatus for applying a cover to a bound stack of sheets, including a base unit which defines a book receiving surface and a first alignment member having a lower cover stop disposed along a reference line, and a first upper cover stop also disposed along the first reference line. A first book stop is included defining a stack engaging surface which is positioned intermediate the cover engaging surfaces of the first upper and lower cover stops and with said stack engaging surface extending a distance past said first reference line towards the book receiving surface. The first upper and lower cover stops are positioned to engage top and bottom cover sections of the cover, with the stack engaging surface being positioned to contact the edge of the stack so as to precisely align the stack with respect to the top and bottom cover sections in one direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2006
    Assignee: Powis Parker Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin P. Parker, Evelyn Steiner, Wayne Kassom
  • Patent number: 6726424
    Abstract: For a book casing-in machine, there is provided a method in which, while being conducted out, the books are shaped in the fold and pressed over their entire area and are held in a force-locking manner until they are deposited in the lying-flat condition. The device for performing the method has a conducting-out conveyer which takes over the book from the casing-in point and has shaping rails which engage in the fold and pressing rails which effect clasping in the region close to the fold. The device also has a book-delivery gripper which takes over the book from the conducting-out conveyer and feeds the book to pressing rollers which are driven in rotation and which roll along on the lateral faces of the book.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2004
    Assignee: Kolbus GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Reimer Voss
  • Patent number: 6685415
    Abstract: A bookbinding structure and method. The bookbinding structure is used to bind pages together in existing, commercially available binding machines. The bookbinding structure has a heat activated adhesive matrix for binding the pages. To attach a wrap-around book cover once the pages have been bound with the bookbinding structure, an adhesive on the outer surface of the bookbinding structure may be exposed by removing a release liner covering the adhesive. The book cover may then be adhered to the exposed adhesive either by a heat method or by applying pressure over the adhesive, depending on the particular type of adhesive of the bookbinding structure. The book cover may be printed with information and/or graphics prior to being wrapped around the pages of the book.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2004
    Assignee: Powis Parker Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher J. Rush, Laura H. Rush
  • Patent number: 6676354
    Abstract: In a process for casing a book block or paper-cover block into a cover during the manufacture of adhesively bound books, paper covers or magazines in an adhesive binding machine in which the block is transported, with a hanging-out portion, in a block clamp belonging to a transport system and is connected to the cover by gluing the back and/or the side regions, provision is made, in order to achieve an increase in quality, for the hanging-out portion (1a) of the block (1) to be aligned with the back region (2a), which is preferably predetermined by scoring, of a cover (2) which is fed in, and for the said cover (2) to be pressed against the back and/or the side regions of the block (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2004
    Assignee: Kolbus GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Thorsten Holtmeier, Gunther Knittel
  • Patent number: 6575445
    Abstract: The bookbinding machine with a transport system for continuously conveying stacks of sheets at cyclical intervals having a jacket-laying-on device with a chain conveyer, and transporters which engage behind the jackets and feed them to the stacks of sheets in an aligned and synchronous manner. The movement of the transporters is controlled in such a way that they maintain their perpendicular position in the rerouting system after the feeding-in of the jackets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2003
    Assignee: Kolbus GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Jurgen Garlichs, Klaus Hampel
  • Patent number: 6497544
    Abstract: A machine for casing inner books into book cases by gluing the outer end papers of an inner book to the inner surfaces of the covers of a book case, having a conveyor, which at cyclical intervals feeds successive inner books with the spine directed upwards in a vertical plane of motion to a cyclically fed book case, which is held in position in the plane of motion of the inner book, and having means for moving the covers up against the inner book and joining the end papers and book covers, is, in view of a compact design which is less expensive to manufacture, characterised by a feeding conveyor (5), which feeds the inner book (2) with the spine directed upwards to a lower receiving point and has a device (15-17) for spreading apart the outer end papers (2a) of the inner book (2), and by a gripper (21), which grasps the inner book (2) between the spread-apart outer end papers (2a) and conveys it from the lower receiving point to an upper joining point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2002
    Assignee: Kolbus GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Christoph Schmücker, Reimer Voss
  • Patent number: 6428260
    Abstract: A bookbinding system and method of binding books including a cover/spine assembly having a relatively rigid cover section with a length and width at least as great as that of the stack of sheets to be bound and a spine section having a width greater than the height of the stack. The cover/spine assembly and the spine section are secured together along the length of the cover section so that the spine section can be folded along a first edge with respect to the cover/spine assembly. A heat activated matrix is disposed on the spine section including a central adhesive band and an outer band disposed between the central adhesive band and a second edge of the spine section. Binding is carried out by placing the stack over the cover section and folding the spine section over the edge of the stack. Preferably a second relatively rigid cover section is placed on top of the stack so that the outer adhesive band on the spine section will extend over second cover section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2002
    Assignee: Powis Parker Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin P. Parker
  • Patent number: 6379094
    Abstract: An apparatus (20) for facilitating folding of a cover material (6) about a spine (4) and a pair of panels (2) to form a hard book cover (8). The apparatus (20) comprises an infeed table assembly (22) for supporting the cover material (6), the spine (4) and the pair of opposed panels (2). A pressure device for receiving the cover material (6), the spine (4) and the pair of opposed panel assembly (16) and for supplying an initial pressure to the cover material/spine/panel assembly (16). A conveying and rotating mechanism (28) is provided for receiving and conveying the cover material/spine/panel assembly (16) to a fold mechanism (28). The fold mechanism (28) facilitates folding of each longitudinal free edge of the cover material (6), about a longitudinal perimeter of the spine (4) and the pair of panels (2), to form the hard book cover (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2002
    Inventor: Thomas Porat
  • Publication number: 20010012479
    Abstract: A punch unit, in particular for making a punch for the binding comb of a ring binding is set-up of a circular shaped blade 1 and a counter die 19. The circular blade 1 is rotatably beard concerning an axis of rotation 27. At the circumference of the blade 1 cutting elements 2 are arranged. This cutting elements 2 raise over a fictive rolling circle 21. The surface of the counter die 19 is arranged perpendicular at the distance of the rolling circle radius rW to the axis of rotation 27 of the circular blade 1 and show one or several opening in which in each case intervenes at least one cutting element 2 of the circular blade 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2001
    Publication date: August 9, 2001
    Inventor: Axel Lewandowski
  • Patent number: 6155763
    Abstract: A bookbinding system and method of binding books including a cover/spine assembly having a relatively rigid cover section with a length and width at least as great as that of the stack of sheets to be bound and a spine section having a width greater than the height of the stack. The cover/spine assembly and the spine section are secured together along the length of the cover section so that the spine section can be folded along a first edge with respect to the cover/spine assembly. A heat activated matrix is disposed on the spine section including a central adhesive band and an outer band disposed between the central adhesive band and a second edge of the spine section. Binding is carried out by placing the stack over the cover section and folding the spine section over the edge of the stack. Preferably a second relatively rigid cover section is placed on top of the stack so that the outer adhesive band on the spine section will extend over second cover section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2000
    Assignee: Powis Parker Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin P. Parker, Christopher J. Rush, Keith A. Wilson, Eliza Laffin
  • Patent number: 6099225
    Abstract: A low cost, high speed, high resolution laser printer method and apparatus for re-writable media is presented. A method for finishing of printed sheets into booklets is described. Novel mechanical operations permit the manufacture of a very low-cost, off-line booklet maker for use with desktop laser and ink jet printers. The technology can scale to medium-speed, in-line booklet manufacture. The method is novel because most of the finishing operations are performed on a sheet-by-sheet basis using precision paper positioning and a transverse tool carrier that cuts, scores, folds, punches, and staples the sheets. To form a finished saddle-stitched booklet, each sheet is cut to length determined by its sequence in the booklet and paper thickness, scored, punched (if required), folded, accumulated in a stack, and stapled. The sheet-wise method allows finishing operations to be done with low-cost tools and low actuation forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2000
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Company
    Inventors: Ross R. Allen, Steven W. Trovinger
  • Patent number: 6099224
    Abstract: A paper supplying apparatus has a rotatable member around a horizontal axis, a pair of clamp plates supported by this rotatable member mutually parallel and in face-to-face relationship for clamping a book block in between, and guide plates each attached to an associated one of these clamp plates, extending downward from the clamp plates to a lower edge part of the book block when the book block is held vertically. Such a paper supplying apparatus can be removably connected to a book binding machine by attaching a guide rail to an outer wall of the book binding machine and a runner to the paper supplying apparatus. The runner is slidably engageable with the guide rail, allowing the paper supplying apparatus to move along the guide rail selectably towards or away from the book binding machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2000
    Assignee: Horizon International, Inc.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Uchida, Yoshinari Kuwabara
  • Patent number: 5980182
    Abstract: A case-in device of an adhesive bookbinder includes a base inside which two shafts are rotatably mounted to be driven by a motor to rotate in opposite directions. A binding platform is pivotally mounted to the base and has two clamping plates movably supported thereon. The platform has two elongated slots and two guide rails corresponding to the slots. Each of the guide rails has two slides slidably mounted thereon and each corresponding to and connected through the respective slot to each of the clamping plates. Each of the slides has a roller rotatably supported thereon. The shafts have lever arms fixed thereon and the arms are sized to be engageable with the rollers and thus driving the clamping plates toward each other to clamp and the apply a force to a book disposed therebetween for adhesively securing the book cover to the book.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1999
    Assignee: Duplo USA Corporation
    Inventor: Tung Shang Yen