Presser Or Creaser Patents (Class 412/22)
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130294869
    Abstract: A bookbinding device and a print-medium post-treatment apparatus having the same. In the bookbinding device, when a print medium drops and is loaded a stack plate, a drop position of a leading end of the print medium is changed according to a size of the print medium. This prevents sequence upset of print media when the print media are stacked one above another on the stack plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: Ji Hoon MIN, Chang Soo BYUN
  • Publication number: 20130272818
    Abstract: A sheet processing apparatus, including a sheet processing section which performs predetermined processing on sheets of paper to form a booklet; a booklet ejection section which nips the booklet and ejects the booklet outside; an ejected paper stacking section on which the booklet ejected by the booklet ejection section is stacked; a shutter section which is provided between the booklet ejection section and the ejected paper stacking section and is openable and closable; and an opening and closing mechanism which performs an opening and closing operation that is opening the shutter section when the booklet is ejected by the booklet ejection section and closing the shutter section after the booklet is ejected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Keisuke OSHIMA
  • Publication number: 20130266401
    Abstract: A book forming and pressing machine includes a pressing device that has a number of spaced-apart pressing plates, joint-burn-in rails and at least one station for accommodating a book block. A loading device has a loading table. A reshaping device includes a mechanism to shape a front cut of a book block. The mechanism includes a tool carrier having a shaping tool to shape the front cut. Tool carrier and/or the shaping tool executes a series of movements in one plane or in three-dimensional space, relative to the front cut to be shaped, while the book block is held in the pressing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: Mueller Martini Holding AG
    Inventor: Christian Ganter
  • Patent number: 8550760
    Abstract: A device is provided to shape a spine of a book casing positioned horizontally spread out flat and oriented to be distributed evenly over a spine of a book block. Two fold-shaping rails are arranged extending in a direction parallel to one another. A movable, shaping tool is arranged to face the inside of the book casing spine to shape a web on the book casing spine with the aid of the two fold-shaping rails. The shaping tool includes two spaced-apart support bars that extend parallel to the fold-shaping rails and are arranged to be adjustable so that together they adjust the web width of the book casing spine in a direction transverse to the direction of extension of the fold-shaping rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Mueller Martini Holding AG
    Inventors: Holger Schilling, Thomas Friese
  • Publication number: 20130216332
    Abstract: A sheet processing apparatus includes a positioning member, a bending conveyance path, and a sheet stacking, a staple processing, a fold processing, an end part processing, and a controlling portion. The staple processing portion performs a stapling process to sheets stacked on the sheet stacking portion at a stapling position. After the stapling process, the fold processing portion folds the sheet bundle to create a folded end part between a first and second surface. The positioning member is movable. The bending conveyance path guides the folded sheet bundle in a curved manner while the first surface slides against the conveyance guide member. The end part processing portion performs a process to the folded end part. The controlling portion controls so that the stapling position is located at a predetermined distance from the folding position in an area on the sheet bundle that will become the second surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
  • Publication number: 20120294695
    Abstract: A sheet processing apparatus includes a conveying unit that conveys a booklet formed by folding a sheet bundle; a processing unit that performs a predetermined process on the booklet; a booklet holding unit that includes first and second holding members to hold the booklet and varies a gap distance between the first and second holding members depending on a state of processing the booklet while the sheet processing unit is performing the process on the booklet; and a pressing unit that presses and fixes the booklet while the processing unit is processing the booklet
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Kei Sasaki, Nobuyoshi Suzuki, Kiyoshi Hata, Shingo Matsushita, Makoto Hidaka, Takashi Saito, Takamasa Matsumoto, Akihiro Musha
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20120243962
    Abstract: A folding line is pressed using both a first and second pressing members of press roller pairs. Further, positions of the first and second pressing members are shifted from each other. When the number of the sheets included in a booklet is a predetermined number or less, the folding line is pressed by only the first pressing member. When the number of the sheets is more than the predetermined number, the folding line is pressed by both the first and second pressing members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hitoshi Kato, Naoki Ishikawa, Yasuo Fukatsu, Tomoharu Sato
  • 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: 8155576
    Abstract: The invention is to provide a miniaturized sheet processing apparatus in that a conveying length a conveying distance need not be increased even though the number of sheets per bundle increases. A glue applying bookbinder that partially glues sheets and performs a pressing process to form a sheet bundle. The glue applying bookbinder includes a processing tray that stacks sheets, a glue applying portion that applies a glue on the sheets on the processing tray, and pressing portions that press the sheets on the processing tray. The glue applying portion is arranged such that the glue applying portion can be moved from a first standby position outside the sheets stacked on the stacking portion to a second standby position, different from the first standby position, outside the sheets through an upper surface of the sheets, and the pressing portions are moved integrally with the glue applying portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Daijiro Kato, Katsuaki Hirai, Takeshi Aoyama, Masahiro Funakoshi, Shoko Magata, Yuichi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8146903
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein include as apparatus for folding printed sheets. The apparatus including first crease roller and a second crease roller longitudinally aligned with the first crease roller. A spacing device separating the first and second crease rollers to form a nip space therebetween. A crease blade is disposed adjacent the nip space and adapted to urge the sheets toward the nip space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Jeffrey W. Ryan
  • 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: 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: 20110229287
    Abstract: A spine formation device includes a sheet conveyer to convey a bundle of folded sheets with a folded portion of the bundle forming a front end of the bundle, a clamping unit disposed downstream from the sheet conveyer in a sheet conveyance direction for squeezing a folded portion of the bundle in a direction of thickness of the bundle, a contact member against which the folded portion of the bundle is pressed, disposed downstream from the clamping unit, an elevation unit to move the contact member vertically, and a controller. The clamping unit includes multiple pressure rollers arranged in a single line along the folded portion of the bundle, a planar clamping member disposed facing the multiple pressure rollers vertically, to press the bundle against the multiple pressure rollers, and a unit to move the pressure rollers and the clamping member close and away from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Nobuyoshi Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20110176849
    Abstract: A sheet processing apparatus includes: a holding portion which holds a booklet containing a two-folded sheet; and a pressing portion which presses a spine of a booklet into shapes during movement along the spine of the booklet held by the holding portion. The pressing portion can decrease, or release a pressing force to be applied to the booklet spine within a predetermined area of a moving range in which the pressing roller moves along the booklet spine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2011
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKA KAISHA
    Inventor: Hideto Abe
  • Publication number: 20110176891
    Abstract: The present invention provides a sheet post-processing apparatus for performing squaring processing of a spine in a well-looking manner without leaving “wrinkles” on back portion of booklet and an image forming apparatus including such a sheet post-processing apparatus. It is a characteristic feature thereof that when squaring of the spine by reciprocating the pressing unit along the spine of the booklet by the moving unit is performed, the distance from the spine of the booklet prior to squaring by the pressing unit to the pressing position is changed by the changing portion such that the distance of a backward movement of reciprocating the pressing unit becomes larger than the distance of a forward movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2011
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yuri Urano
  • Patent number: 7938062
    Abstract: A press specially adapted to compress a stack which includes one or more pressure sensitive based fastening layers which are actuated by application of substantial pressure. A lower press plate includes a receiving surface upon which the stack is positioned and first and second guide members, with the receiving surface being tilted with respect to a level plane such that the stack tends to move on the receiving surface towards the two guide members. An upper press plate is provided which includes a compressing surface which is substantially parallel with respect to the receiving surface when the press is in a first operating mode. A drive mechanism is provided for driving the lower and upper press plates towards one another so as to applying a compressing force to the stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Powis Parker Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin P. Parker, Harold P. Hocking
  • Publication number: 20110081186
    Abstract: A sheet processing apparatus includes a holding portion that holds a booklet, which includes folded sheets, by a pair of holding members, a pressing portion having a first pressing member, which is brought into contact with a spine of a booklet held by the holding portion so as to perform a deforming process to the spine, and a second pressing member having a thickness, in the thickness direction of the booklet, greater than that of the first pressing member, a moving portion that moves the pressing member along the spine, and a controlling portion that changes the first pressing member to the second pressing member, and increases a deformation amount from the spine before the deformation to a pressing position in the pressing direction where the second pressing member presses the spine, when the thickness of the booklet held by the holding portion exceeds a predetermined thickness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Watanabe, Kenichi Hayashi
  • Patent number: 7891928
    Abstract: A folded portion flattening device has: a sheet conveying section that conveys a booklet of folded sheets in a predetermined conveyance direction with a folded portion ahead; a sheet stopper that stops the booklet conveyed by the sheet conveying section at a fixed position; a pair of booklet holding members that hold the booklet stopped by the sheet stopper by gripping the booklet at both faces of the booklet; a pressing member that presses the front end of the folded portion of the booklet held by the booklet holding members in an opposite direction to the conveyance direction, so that a curve at the front end of the folded portion is flattened to form a flat face; and a wrinkle preventing member that prevents wrinkle from being generated in the flat face when pressed by the pressing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Katsunori Harada
  • Patent number: 7819615
    Abstract: A method of finishing a plurality of sheets for a bound document. The method comprises accumulating a stack of sheets at a first position, scoring the sheets at the first position, and outputting the stack of scored sheets from the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development
    Inventors: Steven William Trovinger, Miquel Boleda, Abdolreza Movaghar, Greg Burke, Eng-Long Goh
  • Patent number: 7798191
    Abstract: Provided is a printing arrangement having a driving station operatively driving print media along a path, an adhesive application station to apply adhesive to the print media, and a printing station to print upon the print media. The printing arrangement has a page binding support tray having a tray, a vibrator and a binding press. The tray is suspended from a frame via dampers, said tray operatively receiving the print media after printing and after the adhesive has been applied. The vibrator is arranged below a corner of the tray, and the binding press is arranged on the frame over the adhesive and configured to bind the print media by applying pressure to the adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Kia Silverbrook
  • Publication number: 20100104399
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein include as apparatus for folding printed sheets. The apparatus including first crease roller and a second crease roller longitudinally aligned with the first crease roller. A spacing device separating the first and second crease rollers to form a nip space therebetween. A crease blade is disposed adjacent the nip space and adapted to urge the sheets toward the nip space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2008
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jeffrey W. Ryan
  • Patent number: 7686557
    Abstract: A device for backing rounded book blocks (2) clamped near the spine, by a pressing beam (9) and a slide (7) that accommodates the pressing beam (9) and can be alternately displaced along arc-shaped races (6) in a swinging fashion by driving means (17) in a height-adjustable supporting bearing (5) that is laterally supported against the effect of a spring element (29). Members are provided for controlling (21, 22, 32, 33) the lateral position of the supporting bearing (5) and for lowering and raising (10, 11, 12) the pressing beam into the starting position for its return stroke. An eccentric starting position is realized during the lowering of the pressing beam (9) on the spine (2a), in the form of a swinging position of the slide (7) that is offset toward the opposite side of the spine center (2b) referred to the respective side to be backed thereafter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: Kolbus GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Manfred Albrecht, Torsten Meineke
  • Publication number: 20100074714
    Abstract: Provided is a bookbinding device having a thickness measuring unit including a movable piece that moves according to the thickness of a sheet bundle to be bound, a bookbinding processing unit for performing bookbinding processing in a state of being positioned at a prescribed processing position, and a synchronization mechanism for changing the processing position of the bookbinding processing unit in synchronization with the movement of the movable piece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2009
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Applicant: NORITSU KOKI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Teruhito Oka, Hiroshi Miyawaki, Hiroo Michii
  • 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: 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: 7544029
    Abstract: The present invention is generally directed to an apparatus and method for attaching a cover to an assembly of plural sheets. Exemplary embodiments include first and second clamping components displaceable relative to one another, wherein the first and second clamping components define a first dimension of a sheet receiving volume, and wherein a second dimension of the sheet receiving volume is defined by a sheet stop and a first plane that is orthogonal to the first and second clamping components; and a roller drive for displacing a first roller along the first plane and exerting a force perpendicular to the first plane in a direction toward the sheet receiving volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2009
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert L. Cobene, II, Daniel Steven Kline
  • Patent number: 7523926
    Abstract: Provided is a printing arrangement having a driving station operatively driving pages along a path, an adhesive application station to apply a two-part adhesive to opposed sides of sequential pages to facilitate binding of such pages, and a printing station to print upon the pages. The printing arrangement has a page binding support tray which includes a tray suspended from a frame via dampers, said tray operatively receiving the pages after printing and after the adhesive has been applied. The tray also includes a vibrator arranged below a corner of the tray, and a number of semicircular disks spaced apart from each other and fixedly mounted to a common rotatably driven shaft extending along an axis of rotation arranged on the frame. The disks and shaft are configured to bind the pages by applying pressure to the adhesive when said shaft is driven.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2009
    Assignee: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Kia Silverbrook
  • 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: 20090035093
    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: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Applicant: Nisca Corporation
    Inventors: Katsumasa Takagi, Hiroyuki Sorita, Takehiro Yamakawa, Jun Kondou, Takeshi Harada
  • Publication number: 20080138173
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a binding-in machine (40) for pressing in and joint forming books (1) which comprises a multitude of pressing devices (1) and assigned joint forming devices (42), as well as devices for feeding the books (1) and aligning the cased book blocks (2) relative to the cases (3) and for post-forming the rounded book blocks, wherein a forming rail (43.5) is provided that acts upon the fore edge cut (1b) of the book block, and wherein the book is supported on the spine (1a) and/or in the case joints (1c). The books are laterally taken hold of by means of a book gripper (30.1 or 30.2) that moves back and forward and transfers the vertically positioned books from an upstream transfer position (20.11 or 20.12) between the opened pressing plates (41.1) of a pressing device (41), wherein the books are deposited on an alignment table (43.1) with their spine (1a) in order to subsequently align and post-form the books (1) within the pressing device (41).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2007
    Publication date: June 12, 2008
    Inventors: Carsten Brommer, Manfred Albrecht
  • Publication number: 20080138172
    Abstract: In order to realize a particularly compact binding-in machine (40), the pressing devices (41) with the firmly assigned joint forming devices (42) can be driven along a circulation path that essentially lies in a vertical plane, wherein the pressing plates (41.1) of the pressing devices (41) are oriented parallel to this plane. The pressing devices (41) and the joint forming devices (42) are simply arranged on a rotor (40.3) that rotates about a horizontal axis (40.4), wherein the axis of rotation (40.4) of the rotor is oriented perpendicular to the pressing plates (41.0). This significantly simplifies the infeed and the delivery of the books (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2007
    Publication date: June 12, 2008
    Inventors: Carsten Brommer, Manfred Albrecht
  • Patent number: 7380580
    Abstract: A printing arrangement includes a driving station configured to drive print media along a path. An adhesive application station is arranged to be in alignment with the path so as to apply adhesive to the print media. A printing station is arranged to be in alignment with the path so as to print upon the print media. The adhesive application station is located between the driving station and the printing station so that adhesive is applied to the print media prior to printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Assignee: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Kia Silverbrook
  • Patent number: 7326019
    Abstract: A method for binding a sheet stack into a binder comprises a binder spine having an adhesive strip present on its inner side. The sheet stack is inserted into the binder in such a way that the stack's end face comes into contact with the adhesive strip. Thereafter the sheet stack is compressed by means of a pressing device, fanning out the end face of the sheet stack. And thereafter, in that state, an adhesive bond is created between the binder spine and sheet stack. Upon compression of the sheet stack, the pressing device exerts a linear pressure either directly onto the sheet stack or from outside onto the binder. The invention furthermore includes a binding apparatus to implement the method and a binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Assignee: Monolith GmbH Burosysteme
    Inventor: Bernd Loibl
  • Patent number: 7326018
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for glue-binding a bundle of paper to form a book, booklet, or similar, by using a band, to be glued to the spine of the bundle, and which extends for a limited distance to the sides of the bundle, and which is intended to shape the bundle. The turning of that part of the band, which extends over the spine, to the side of the bundle, is ensured by using a tool, such as a sheet, under the band, which extends sufficiently to lie on top of the nipping beam already in the area outside of the edge of the band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Assignee: Maping Ky
    Inventor: Henri Huotari
  • Patent number: 7285084
    Abstract: A folded back portion flattening device includes a gripper and a presser. The gripper grips a sheet bundle formed into a booklet with the folded back portion protruding from the gripper. The presser presses the folded back portion of the sheet bundle gripped by the gripper, and includes pressing rollers which have pressing rotational surfaces and which are disposed along the folded back portion. The pressing rotational surfaces press the folded back portion. The pressing rollers are disposed so that the rotational pressing surface of a second pressing roller, which presses the folded back portion after the rotational pressing surface of a first pressing roller has pressed the folded back portion, presses deeper into an edge of the sheet bundle than the rotational pressing surface of the first pressing roller. At least one of the gripper and presser is movable in a direction parallel to the folded back portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2007
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hitoshi Fujimoto, Yusuke Obuchi, Daisaku Kamiya, Kiyoshi Watanabe, Tomokazu Nakamura, Kenichi Hayashi, Toshimasa Suzuki, Hideki Kushida, Atsuteru Oikawa
  • Patent number: 7182567
    Abstract: A method and device for additional pressing during a page nipping event in the adhesive binding of books or corresponding objects. One part of the cover (1) and the spine of the book are folded around the block (2) formed by the book's pages and glued on the spine of the block. The other part of the cover is folded into shape by means of a moveable jaw (8). The aforementioned folding of the cover (1) is accomplished by the aid of an additional compactor (9) acting by way of a stiffening brace (10) supporting the block (2). Alternatively, the process may be aided directly by the flexible support (7) by, for example, making a fold in the support (7) which causes it to function as a spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2007
    Assignee: Maping KY
    Inventors: Lisakki Huotari, Lauri Huotari, Jaakko Huotari, Henri Huotari, Markku Siikamaki, Peter Archer
  • Patent number: 7147598
    Abstract: A folded back portion flattening device includes a gripper and a presser. The gripper grips a sheet bundle formed into a booklet with the folded back portion protruding from the gripper. The presser presses the folded back portion of the sheet bundle gripped by the gripper, and includes pressing rollers which have pressing rotational surfaces and which are disposed along the folded back portion. The pressing rotational surfaces press the folded back portion. The pressing rollers are disposed so that the rotational pressing surface of a second pressing roller, which presses the folded back portion after the rotational pressing surface of a first pressing roller has pressed the folded back portion, presses deeper into an edge of the sheet bundle than the rotational pressing surface of the first pressing roller. At least one of the gripper and presser is movable in a direction parallel to the folded back portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2006
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hitoshi Fujimoto, Yusuke Obuchi, Daisaku Kamiya, Kiyoshi Watanabe, Tomokazu Nakamura, Kenichi Hayashi, Toshimasa Suzuki, Hideki Kushida, Atsuteru Oikawa
  • Patent number: 7147422
    Abstract: A method and a device for making book covers using surface material and cover pieces to be glued onto it. Cover pieces are positioned in the desired location in clamp, that can be rotated around axis, and the pieces are supported by means of stoppers into the desired position. After this, the cover pieces are rotated around axis, while still in the clamp, onto the adhesive surface of surface material sheet, and are pressed onto it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2006
    Assignee: Maping KY
    Inventors: Iisakki Huotari, Jaakko Huotari, Henri Huotari, Markku Siikamaki, Lauri Huotari
  • Patent number: 7134823
    Abstract: A book pressing machine (1) comprises a pressing station for pressing the book cover (2b) on to the book block (2a), which pressing station includes a pressing table (4) and a pressing plate (5) movable perpendicularly to the pressing table (4) for all-over pressing of the book (2) with the book (2) lying flat, and comprises means (15a,b) for aligning the book (2) in the pressing station and an endless conveyor belt (6) which conveys the book (2) in and out, the upper belt section of which rests on the upper face of the pressing table (4) as a support for the book (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2006
    Assignee: Kolbus GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Manfred Albrecht, Björn Hoffmann, Christoph Schmücker
  • Publication number: 20040126204
    Abstract: A book pressing machine (1) comprises a pressing station for pressing the book cover (2b) on to the book block (2a), which pressing station includes a pressing table (4) and a pressing plate (5) movable perpendicularly to the pressing table (4) for all-over pressing of the book (2) with the book (2) lying flat, and comprises means (15a,b) for aligning the book (2) in the pressing station and an endless conveyor belt (6) which conveys the book (2) in and out, the upper belt section of which rests on the upper face of the pressing table (4) as a support for the book (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2003
    Publication date: July 1, 2004
    Inventors: Manfred Albrecht, Bjorn Hoffmann, Christoph Schmucker
  • Publication number: 20040052614
    Abstract: A device for a bookbinding machine for applying and pressing a cover (3) on to an inner book (2) which is continuously transported in feed direction (F) comprises a vertically-movable back pressing plate (4a,b) mounted on a support plate (7) for pressing the cover (3) on to the back, and comprises horizontally displaceable side pressing bars (5, 6) mounted in bearings on the support plate (7) and controlled by an actuating arrangement for pressing against side faces adjacent to the back, the back pressing plate (4a,b) and the side pressing bars (5, 6) being able, in a cyclical reciprocating movement (H), to be advanced synchronously with the transported inner book while pressing against same and being guided at a distance from the back in the reverse movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2003
    Publication date: March 18, 2004
    Inventor: Klaus Hampel
  • Patent number: 6705604
    Abstract: The novel pre-folding machine for book covers and/or wrappers, has two symmetrical units each provided with two parallel axes on which marking disks and counteracting cylinders are installed. One of the two symmetrical units is fixed, while the other is positioned on guides or rails that extend in parallel to the shafts on which the disks and cylinders are supported and it can be translated by way of a screw, in order to adapt the distance between the marking disks to the book thickness. The machine is also provided with two pairs of flap folding pliers, each one with two wings. One of the wings is fixed and coplanar with the sheet and serves as counteracting element for the other wing that rotates by approximately 180° folding the cover flap around the marking carried that was carried out just upstream by the disks of the two symmetrical units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2004
    Assignee: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventor: Mario Lorenzi
  • Patent number: 6698988
    Abstract: Calendars, posters and the like have slides applied to spaced top and bottom edges in an efficient and cost effective manner without diminishing production output levels nor requiring operator manipulation and involvement. The system includes a first and a second semi-automatic or automatic tinner which are joined together by a conveyor or a similar apparatus for transferring each of the serially processed calendars, posters or the like. Each calendar is processed in the first tinner to have a slide applied to a first or top edge of the calendar or poster. Each one is then serially discharged from the first tinner onto a conveyor in which the leading edge of the calendar includes the slide. The conveyor automatically transfers and reorients each calendar to the second tinner so that upon entering the second tinner, the bottom or opposite edge without the slide is the leading edge. The second tinner applies a slide without operator involvement or manipulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2004
    Assignee: Stuebing Automatic Machine Company
    Inventor: William M. Hoffman
  • Patent number: 6692208
    Abstract: A booklet of sheets folded to create a curved spine is fixedly held by clamping jaws adjacent to the spine and a forming roller is passed one or more times along the length of the protruding spine with sufficient pressure to produce a flattening of the curvature of the spine. The deformation of the spine of the booklet means that the sheets lie flat after the treatment. A retractable stop plate defines the amount by which the spine protrudes beyond the jaws.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2004
    Assignee: Watkiss Automation Limited
    Inventors: Christopher Robin Watkiss, Robert Antony MacGregor
  • 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: 6632059
    Abstract: In a method for adhesive attachment of a cover and a binding strip on the flanks of a spine of an book block comprised of bound printed sheets, the book block is transported in a transport direction on a circulating transport device. A binding strip is placed onto the book block spine such that lateral strip parts project laterally past the spine. The cover is moved into a proper position relative to the book block spine in accordance with the cycle of the book block and in the transport direction of the book block. At least one of the lateral strip parts is loaded on a side facing away from the cover with a pressing element. The cover and the book block pass through a pressing device in order to connect the cover and the book block to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2003
    Assignee: GRAPHA-Holding AG
    Inventors: Jakob Debrunner, Mike Fritschi, Kaspar Furrer
  • Patent number: 6506008
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for automatically trimming tree open side edges of printed products bound along a fourth edge to a desired format for each printed product. The printed products are transported in a transport direction along a surface of a trimming table. First, second and third trimming stations are located one after the other in the transport direction along the trimming table. Each trimming station includes a trimming device having at least one stationary blade that can be driven in a plane extending perpendicular to the surface of the trimming table, a positioning device for positioning one of the open side edges of a respective printed product on the trimming table to be cut, and a pressing device, with which a respective positioned printed product can be pressed over essentially the entire format during a out of the positioned open side edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2003
    Assignee: Grapha Holding AG
    Inventor: Peter Merkli