End Sheets Attaching Means Patents (Class 412/28)
  • Patent number: 8807904
    Abstract: Method for binding a bundle of loose leaves or the like in a cover. The method includes the step of providing an end leaf that includes a fixing strip on a side edge, with the fixing strip partly fixed to the end leaf and provided with a strip of glue on a part of the fixing strip which is not fixed to the end leaf. On the side of the fixing strip turned away from the end leaf, said strip of glue being provided with a removable foil. Another step is binding a free edge of the bundle of loose leaves together with the end leaf. Further steps include removing the foil, and providing the bound edge of the bundle of leaves and the end leaf in the back of the cover and fixing thereof in the cover only by the strip of glue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Unibind Limited
    Inventor: Guido Peleman
  • Patent number: 8157493
    Abstract: A milling unit of a book binding device removes a coating material adhered to cutting surfaces of coating sheets. A book binding device binding a bunch of sheets fed from a sheet aligning unit includes a sheet aligning plate aligning a section of the bunch of sheets fed from the sheet aligning unit; a gripper fixing the bunch of sheets aligned by the sheet aligning plate; an adhesive unit feeding an adhesive member to the section of the bunch of sheets to bind the bunch of sheets; and a milling unit milling the section of the bunch of sheets before the bunch of sheets is subjected to binding by the adhesive unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignees: KRDC Co., Ltd., Gradco (Japan) Ltd.
    Inventor: Seong-Hoon Kim
  • Publication number: 20120057952
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a new multipurpose machine for the automatic application of covers or flyleaves and spines, comprising a vice (1) that carries the body of the book and any flyleaves from a jogger (2) on one side to a first lateral glue applicator assembly (3) and a first milling cutter (4) for trimming the body of the book, and on the other side to a second milling cutter (5) for trimming the back of the text blocks, with a second assembly (6) for applying lateral and dorsal glue, and also comprising a device for positioning spines and a press (7) for attaching spines or paperback covers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2010
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Applicant: 4 B-FOUR BIND S.r.l.
    Inventor: Gianni Tognin
  • Patent number: 8047522
    Abstract: A perfect binder for processing book blocks, including: a conveying device adapted to convey the book blocks along a closed circulating path, the conveying device including a plurality of clamping devices each adapted to convey a book block; and a plurality of processing stations arranged successively along the closed circulating path. One of the processing stations includes a spine-processing station, and another one of the processing stations includes an end sheet feed station following the spine-processing station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Mueller Martini Holding AG
    Inventor: G√ľnther Silberbauer
  • Patent number: 7758079
    Abstract: The invention relates to a personal document in the form of a book, comprising a book cover, a multi-layered personalised side which contains personalised data, in addition to inner pages. The personalised side and the inner pages are secured by means of a seam to the book cover. The multi-layered personalizing side is provided with a central area which is made of a textile layer which is joined on both sides to a thermoplastic layer which covers the central area until the projecting end. A RFID element comprising an IC element is integrated into the central area for the contactless transfer of biometric data of the personal document owner. The personalised side is sewn by means of a seam in the region of the projecting end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Bundesdrukerei GmbH
    Inventors: Guenter Beyer-Meklenburg, Michael Knebel, Detlef Klepsch
  • Publication number: 20100074715
    Abstract: The bookbinding device of the present invention includes: a pair of holders capable of changing postures between a first posture of holding and restraining a lateral portion of a sheet bundle covered with a cover sheet, and a second posture of releasing the restraint; a tabular heating plate capable of generating heat for melting the hot-melt adhesive; a tabular cooling plate; a movable support plate which is arranged movably below the holders and supports the heating plate and the cooling plate; a first drive unit for changing the posture of the holders to the first posture or the second posture; a second drive unit for moving the movable support plate between a first position where the heating plate is positioned at a lower side of a holding space where the holders hold the sheet bundle, and a second position where the cooling plate is positioned at a lower side of the holding space; and a controller for controlling the operation of the first drive unit and the second drive unit.
    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: 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: 7351024
    Abstract: A book binding apparatus for binding a stack of sheets, including a cover element having a first cover section that corresponds to the dimensions of the sheets and a first section of pressure sensitive adhesive and an associated release liner disposed along a first edge of the first cover section. A flap member is attached to the first cover section and is movable between a closed position disposed over the first pressure sensitive adhesive layer and an open position moved away from the layer. A second adhesive layer and associated release liner is disposed on an inner surface of the flap member. The binding apparatus may be used in combination with second cover section and associated binder spine element having heat activated adhesive to bind the stack of sheets. The spine element is folded around the edge of the stack to be bound and is secured in place by the first section of pressure sensitive adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2008
    Assignee: Powis Parker Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin P. Parker
  • Patent number: 7246981
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for binding a stack of sheets which can be carried out using a conventional perfect binding machine. A stack to be bound is positioned between a pair of end leafs. Molten hot melt adhesive is then applied to the edge of the stack and to the first and second end leafs, preferably using the perfect binding machine. An elongated spine member is then applied to the edge of the stack and is secured by the hot melt adhesive. The elongated spine member is preferably part of a configuration having a form factor that generally matches that of the conventional cover so that configuration, including the spine member, can be applied using the traditional perfect binder machine. The respective edges of the spine member are secured to the outer sheets of the end leafs by way of pressure sensitive adhesives. In one embodiment, the pressure sensitive adhesive is disposed on the edges of the spine member and covered by release sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2007
    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: 6966553
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a device of compact design for preparing adhesive bindings of blocks and brochures as well as to a process that can be carried out by means of a device according to the present invention, wherein it has a linear conveying system with clamping rails moving to and fro, whereby the blocks are conveyed in at least two steps. Processing operations are performed on the block during the resulting phases of movement and stop phases. The clamping rails have different shapes at the contact surface toward the block depending on the requirement of the stations fed by them. The complete unit makes possible the universal production of commemorative volumes, brochures and folded brochures and comprises for this purpose the application of end papers, the folding and the application of covers. The end papers are fed flush to the finished spine after the processing of the spine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2005
    Inventor: Horst Rathert
  • Patent number: 6910842
    Abstract: A bookbinding machine binds a stack of pages along a first edge thereof to form a book using an adhesive having a melting temperature and an elongated resistive strip having an adhesive atop at least a portion of a first side. The strip has two opposed ends and an electrical resistivity between the ends and is dimensioned to substantially cover the first edge of the stack, with the first side against the first edge of the stack. An electrical current is introduced to pass along the strip between the ends. The current should be sufficient to create enough heat in the strip to achieve a temperature at least as great as the melting temperature, enabling the melted adhesive to bind the stack of pages together along the first edge. Apparatus are also provided for supporting, holding, and clamping the page stack prior to and during the binding process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2005
    Assignee: Yeaple Corporation
    Inventor: Ronald N. Yeaple
  • Patent number: 6698796
    Abstract: This is to provide a cover suitable to hollow-backed binding and provide a binding method for an album and the like for obtaining a well-bound appearance using the cover at low cost and easy to turn over. A cover is composed of a decoration cloth, a pair of substratum paper and a spine affiche adhered on required positions on the back of the decoration cloth, an interconnected reinforcement paper adhered to substratum paper to create a space between a spine affiche and a reverse paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2004
    Assignee: Nakabayashi Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shingo Kurahashi
  • Patent number: 6652210
    Abstract: A stack of pages is bound along a first edge thereof to form a book using an adhesive having a melting temperature and an elongated strip having an adhesive atop at least a portion of a first side. The strip has two opposed ends and an electrical resistivity between the ends and is dimensioned to substantially cover the first edge of the stack, with the first side against the first edge of the stack. An electrical current is introduced to pass along the strip between the ends. The current should be sufficient to create enough heat in the strip to achieve a temperature at least as great as the melting temperature, enabling the melted adhesive to bind the stack of pages together along the first edge. Apparatus are also provided for supporting, holding, and clamping the page stack prior to and during the binding process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2003
    Assignee: Yeaple Corporation
    Inventor: Ronald N. Yeaple
  • Patent number: 6641345
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for increasing the binding strength of a bound text body by increasing the spinal surface area exposed for adhesive penetration greater than an area corresponding to the product of the sheet height dimension, the sheet thickness dimension and the number of sheets. In one aspect, sheet-wise conditioning of the binding area is performed prior to the application of adhesive to increase the bond area between sheets of the text body. In another aspect, the spinal surface area exposed for adhesive penetration is increased as adhesive is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2003
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert L. Cobene, II, Steven W Trovinger, Christopher A Schantz, Raymond G. Schuder, John P Ertel
  • Patent number: 6601874
    Abstract: A bookbinding repair kit containing instructions, diagrams and equipment to carry out repair to damaged or torn backing shoulder joints of any book, the equipment comprising a complete endpaper consisting of one evenly folded sheet of paper with a double-sided adhesive strip no less than 7 mm and no more than 10 mm in width but of a particular length, with a peel away backing paper attached to the endpaper adjacent one side of the endpaper fold, a double-sided self adhesive strip of mull cloth of a particular width and length, two thirds of each side of the mull cloth being covered with a peel away backing strip and the remaining third adhered to the adhesive side of a sconelined, one sided self-adhesive paper the same size as the endpaper, the endpaper side without the adhesive strip being glued to the plain side of the scorelined paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2003
    Inventor: Gennaro Raffaele Amitrano
  • Patent number: 6599074
    Abstract: An encoded binder strip having an adhesive matrix and an encoded pattern formed on a surface of the matrix to identify the type of binder strip. The encoded pattern includes relatively high reflectivity regions and relatively low reflectivity regions. Preferably, the encoded pattern is read as the binder strip is fed into a binding machine, with the encoded pattern controlling operation of the machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2003
    Assignee: Powis Parker Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin P. Parker
  • Patent number: 6217271
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and to a device for producing booklets, each of which comprises a cover (A) that has two cover sides, a spine between the cover sides, a glue string applied to the inner surface of the spine, and a sheet bundle inserted between the two cover sides. A plurality of covers each having an applied glue string are placed in the immediate vicinity of each other, in a readiness position. The sheet bundle (B) is then combined with one of the covers (A), so as to enclose the sheet bundle in the cover with one side edge of the bundle facing towards the glue string. The glue string is then actuated in an actuator (8), so as to bind this side edge of the bundle (B) to the inner surface of the spine. According to the invention, the sheet bundle (B) is combined with the cover (A) by moving the sheets of the bundle one by one, or as a complete bundle, to the cover in its readiness position by means of a powered transporter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2001
    Assignee: Bindomatic AB
    Inventors: Urpo Latvakangas, Jan Sabelström
  • Patent number: 6135503
    Abstract: The invention relates to an identification document, such as a passport or the like, which consists of a plurality of sheets bound into a book at a seam. At least one of the sheets forms a data sheet provided with information and consisting at least of two layers, at least one of the layers being transparent. The format of the layers is selected so that they protrude beyond the area of the seam thereby ensuring a connection of the data sheet with the other sheets of the identification document in the area of the seam. The layers are connected into an inseparable laminate in the area of the information but do not stick together in the area of the seam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2000
    Assignee: Giesecke & Devrient GmbH
    Inventors: Erwin Lob, Gunther Endres, Josef Riedl, Joseph Lass
  • Patent number: 6067706
    Abstract: A clip driver is used for driving elastic clips each having a back portion, and abutment portions for clipping edge portions of sheet-members between the opposite ends of the abutment portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2000
    Inventor: Hisao Sato
  • Patent number: 6030165
    Abstract: A sheet supply inlet (4) receives sheets (3) one by one from a printing machine (2). A sheet gathering and registering mechanism (20) comprises a pair of sheet feed rollers (24A, 24B) arranged in the neighborhood of the sheet supply inlet (4) for successively supplying each sheet (3) from the sheet supply inlet (4) to the sheet stitching station (5) so as to lay the sheets (3) one above another in the sheet stitching station (5), and a guide plate (26) arranged adjacent to the sheet feed rollers (24A, 24B) for swing movement in such a manner that the guide plate (26) pushes the rear end of the top sheet (3) toward the stopper (12; 13) until the front end of the top sheet (3) abuts against the stopper (12;13) each time the sheet is supplied to the sheet stitching station (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 29, 2000
    Assignee: Horizon International Inc.
    Inventor: Katsunori Ishida
  • Patent number: 5938388
    Abstract: A staple wire supply roll is positioned on a threading-in device that can be moved out of a stapling apparatus, and the leading end of the wire is transported by means of a thread-in transport device, through a flexible guide tube, to a stapling device. A sensor positioned on the stapling device signals the end of the threading-in operation when the leading end of the staple wire passes by. By pushing the threading-in device into the apparatus, the staple wire transport device of the stapling device is set in motion, as a result of which the leading end of the staple wire is transported to a location which positions the leading end of the wire in device. The staple wire is transported, in accordance with the thickness of the sheet stack measured by a sensor, by a stepping motor, which at the same time drives a radial cam unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1999
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Helmut Bloser, Heinz-Guenter Bethmann, Joachim Buck, Helmut Funk, Rolf Hascher, Juergen Ries, Gert Scheufler
  • Patent number: 4526642
    Abstract: A flyleaf heat sealer for adhering a flyleaf having its inner surface pre-coated with hot melt or heat sensitive adhesive to the exposed outer surfaces of the end sheets of a book block insert, includes means for engaging and transporting a book block insert and the flyleaf folded therearound, means for directing a flow of air heated to a temperature adequate to melt the adhesive against and impinging upon the outer surfaces of the flyleaf, and means for pressing and cooling the flyleaf and book insert between them and removing heat from the flyleaf and book block, and thus curing and hardening the adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1982
    Date of Patent: July 2, 1985
    Assignee: permaTek, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert A. Caughey
  • Patent number: 4511298
    Abstract: A protective binder for storing and protecting printed or written material normally contained on multiple pages of unbound materials. The binder includes a unitarily formed and foldable semi-rigid member, preferably made of a thermo-formed polypropylene material. The foldable member has a front cover, a back cover, and a rear edge section. Hinge portions are unitarily formed between the front cover and the rear cover and the rear edge section, thereby flexibly interconnecting the front and rear covers to the rear edge section. A clear, elongated, flexible tape is bonded along a central section thereof to the rear edge section. An adhesive is provided along interior portions of the tape for securement to the front and rear pages of materials to be bonded or secured in place within the binder. The tape is free of any adhesive on the outer surfaces thereof which are adjacent the front and rear covers. The pages are securely received by the tape for storage between the front and rear covers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 1983
    Date of Patent: April 16, 1985
    Assignee: Moore Business Forms, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles E. Jones