Of Edge Fastening Patents (Class 412/6)
  • Patent number: 10906767
    Abstract: A sheet binding device includes a sheet shifting unit, a tape cutter, and a tape attachment unit. The sheet shifting unit has a guide and is configured to stack multiple sheets on the guide with edge portions that are shifted from each other to form a sheet bundle. The tape cutter cuts tape with a target length that is varied in accordance with a thickness of the sheet bundle. The tape attachment unit is configured to attach the cut tape having the target length to an edge portion of the sheet bundle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kikuo Mizutani
  • Patent number: 10792945
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus, including: a printing unit configured to print on a sheet; a bookbinding unit configured to perform a cutting process of cutting a binding member for binding a plurality of sheets before sheets printed by the printing unit are stacked on a stack tray and perform a binding process of binding the sheets by the cut binding member; and a controller configured to cause the bookbinding unit to perform the cutting process of the binding member based on sheet size information, the controller controls, in a case of producing a plurality of copies of bookbound products, not to perform the cutting process of the binding member of a second copy while sheets are stacking as a first copy, but to perform the cutting process of the binding member of a next copy while sheets are stacking as each of the second copy and subsequent copies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Teppei Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 9377737
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus can create various output products using a transparent sheet as intended by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takashi Nonaka
  • Publication number: 20150130178
    Abstract: A book format, and methods to create such books, where the first story page on one of the leaves of the book and a second story page on an adjacent leaf are in diametric contraposition to each other. The first set of first story pages carries an illustration of a portion of a story with each successive first story page carrying another illustration of another portion of the story, so that the set of first story pages taken together illustrate substantially the entire story. The second story pages carry mirror images of the illustrations on their corresponding first story pages. The pages are disposed so that the audience sees the first story pages and their respective illustrations while the storyteller or reader sees the second story pages, optionally with text, and the mirror images of the illustrations corresponding to the first story pages viewed by the audience.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Jehan Clements
  • Publication number: 20150110578
    Abstract: A helical coil is inserted into holes at an edge of a book by a machine which is adjustable for different diameters of coil. The face of the book sits on a platen and the coil is driven by a roller while the edge of the book is supported on a plurality of spine formers having an arced surface for shaping the edge of the book and an end of the book is engaged by a side lay member at an angle to incline the holes at the angle to receive the turns of the coil. The flat spine formers are carried on supports which rotate so as to allow the turns of the coil at the pitch angle to pass the spine formers. For different book thickness and coil diameter, the arced shape of the spine formers, the spine former angle and the lay angle are changed manually.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Walter D. Klassen, Matthew G. Desjarlais
  • Publication number: 20150110579
    Abstract: Techniques for creasing a cover of a case are described herein. In an example, a creasing tool includes a first plate portion and a second plate portion substantially parallel to the first plate portion such that the first plate portion and the second plate portion define a slot between the first plate portion and the second plate portion for creasing a cover of a case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Eric Hoarau, Kimberly Ann Pratten, Gary James Watts
  • Patent number: 8840351
    Abstract: A book binding machine includes a collating machine, a perfect binder and a transfer device disposed between the collating machine and the perfect binder. The collating machine and the perfect binder are actuated by a common control device. In each case, one transport segment is assigned to a respective book block clamp by the control device. The control device also has a program which, if a defective or missing book block clamp is detected, actuates the collating machine in such a way that no book block is collated for that book block clamp. A method for operating a book binding machine is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventors: Michael Adler, Frank Sommerer, Andreas Steinert
  • Publication number: 20140265301
    Abstract: An article may include a flexible hinge comprising a first optical feature. The article also may include a biodata page comprising a second optical feature. The flexible hinge may be attached to a surface of the biodata page, and the second optical feature is substantially aligned with the first optical feature. The combination of the first optical feature and the second optical feature provides an optical effect, which may be destroyed or damaged if the flexible hinge is moved relative to the biodata page, e.g., if the flexible hinge is separated from the biodata page.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Christopher K. Haas, Todd D. Jones, Kui Chen-Ho
  • Publication number: 20140219747
    Abstract: A sheet binding device binds a sheet bundle by causing a movable-crimping-member moving unit to move a movable crimping member thereby holding a sheet bundle between crimping members. The movable-crimping-member moving unit includes: a link mechanism that includes a first link member rotatably connected to the movable crimping member, a second link member rotatably connected to a fixed member fixed to a device body and connected to the first link member through a connecting part; a connecting member rotatably connected to the connecting part, and capable of moving between a first position causing the link mechanism to be extended and a second position causing the link mechanism to be more flexed than in the first position; and a connecting-member moving unit that includes a rotary member capable of rotating on a displaceable rotating shaft, and reciprocates the connecting member by rotation of the rotary member in one direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Wataru TAKAHASHI, Nobuyoshi SUZUKI, Yuusuke SHIBASAKI, Ryuji YOSHIDA, Takashi SAITO, Akihiro MUSHA, Katsuhiro KOSUGE, Shingo MATSUSHITA, Takuya MORINAGA, Ikuhisa OKAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20140205397
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a photobook including a plurality of pages including a plurality of printed images, and a bound edge that binds an edge of each of the plurality of pages, wherein the bound edge includes at least one recessed void along its length, wherein the recessed void increases the flexibility of the bound edge. The disclosure also provides a system and method of making the photobook provided herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: DOT COPY, INC.
    Inventors: William Giamela, Brian Whiteman
  • Publication number: 20140178153
    Abstract: A method for binding a plurality of paper sheets to form a book, grooves being formed in both surfaces of each sheet adjacent the sheet spine. The sheets lay flat when the book is opened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventor: Harold P. Hocking
  • Publication number: 20140154032
    Abstract: There is provided a sheet processing apparatus capable of accurately recognizing where sheets are separated based on a concave and convex mark on a sheet without use of a specific partition sheet by utilizing a binding method for performing a binding process on sheets without use of a staple. A control method for controlling a sheet processing apparatus includes performing a binding process for binding a plurality of sheets without use of a staple by a binding unit, setting a sheet on which a concave and convex mark is to be formed by the binding unit, and controlling the binding unit so as to form the concave and convex mark on the set sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yoshitake Mizuno
  • Publication number: 20140154031
    Abstract: Even when a binding process for binding a plurality of sheets without using a staple is performed after performing printing on both faces of the sheets, the binding process can be performed so that the bound sheets are not easily separated. A control method for controlling a printing apparatus, comprises: performing a binding process for binding, without using a staple, a sheet on which an image is printed based on image data; specifying an area where the binding process is to be performed, the area being included in the image data; deleting image data of the specified area; and printing the image on the sheet based on the image data on which deleting is performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventor: Takao Ikuno
  • Publication number: 20140140789
    Abstract: A control includes causing a processing unit to perform a saddle-stitching binding process in which a plurality of sheets are subjected to a binding process and a folding process or a center-folding binding process in which a plurality of sheets are subjected to the folding process, permitting the processing unit to perform the saddle-stitching binding process or the center-folding binding process on a predetermined number of sheets, and controlling such that the number of sheets which are permitted to be subjected to the center-folding binding process is smaller than the number of sheets which are permitted to be subjected to the saddle-stitching binding process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takashi Nonaka
  • Patent number: 8727689
    Abstract: It, as shown in FIG. 11, is provided with a feed roller 31 that is movable, rotates the spiral coil 11 passing through punched holes 3a of the bundle of paper-sheets 3, and guides the spiral coil 11 to feed it toward a coil advance direction, a screw guide 49 at a movable and adjustable side that guides and conducts a forward end of the spiral coil 11 fed by the feed roller 31 toward the coil advance direction into the punched holes 3a thereof, and a control part that receives diameter-of-coil-setting information for setting a diameter of a coil of the spiral coil 11 and controls positions of the feed roller 31 and the screw guide 49 based on the diameter-of-coil-setting information. Such a configuration enables the feed roller 31 and the screw guide 49 to move to the guided positions of the spiral coil 11 indicated by the diameter-of-coil-setting information. Accordingly, it is possible to pass the spiral coils having the different diameters thereof through the holes of the bundle of paper-sheets stably.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Max Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toru Yoshie, Kazuhiko Kishi
  • Publication number: 20140133938
    Abstract: A mechanism that makes it possible to output a saddle-stitched brochure in a correct page order when a post-processing apparatus that executes a saddle-stitching process by switching back a sheet is caused to execute the saddle-stitching process. Sheets discharged from a printing apparatus are switched back by reverse rotation of a conveying roller pair, and are conveyed into a conveying path for a saddle-stitch bookbinding process. The sheets are accumulated in an accumulation tray for the saddle-stitch bookbinding process. When the saddle-stitch bookbinding process is caused to be executed on the accumulated sheets by the post-processing apparatus, the order of image formation is decided such that the order of pages of images printed on the saddle-stitched sheets becomes correct. The images are printed on the sheets in the decided order of image formation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yoshiro TACHIBANA
  • Patent number: 8702127
    Abstract: Sheets are bound to form a bound document by fastening together the sheets and a binding strip. A spacer is applied to a back sheet adjacent to the feet of the fasteners. A wraparound portion of the binding strip is folded around the spine edges of the sheets so that adhesive on the strip contacts the spacer or the back sheet farther from the spine than the feet of the fasteners. The adhesive is affixed to the back sheet. The binding strip includes a spacer adjacent to the heads of the fasteners, protruding above the face-attachment portion at least as far as the heads of the fasteners do.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Young No, Detlef Schulze-Hagenest
  • Publication number: 20140086707
    Abstract: Sheets are bound to form a bound document by fastening together the sheets and a binding strip. A spacer is applied to a back sheet adjacent to the feet of the fasteners. A wraparound portion of the binding strip is folded around the spine edges of the sheets so that adhesive on the strip contacts the spacer or the back sheet farther from the spine than the feet of the fasteners. The adhesive is affixed to the back sheet. The binding strip includes a spacer adjacent to the heads of the fasteners, protruding above the face-attachment portion at least as far as the heads of the fasteners do.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventors: Young No, Detlef Schulze-Hagenest
  • Publication number: 20140044501
    Abstract: A method for operating a thread sewing machine to process printed sheets to form book blocks includes transporting the printed sheets lying astride a first transport section of a transport system. The first transport section is operated by a conveying mechanism. The conveying mechanism is operated with a speed change that depends on a direct sequence of different sheet lengths of the printed sheets. The printed sheets are fed from the first transport section to a second transport section of the transport system. The second transport section is operated by a conveying device having at least one of a controller and an operative connection to a stop so as to ensure an individual positioning of a sub-format printed sheet relative to a standard-format printed sheet. The printed sheets are fed from the second transport system to a downstream sewing station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: Mueller Martini Holding AG
    Inventors: Holger Arendt, Dirk Waldmann
  • Publication number: 20140017038
    Abstract: An apparatus for applying adhesive to a book block spine has an application nozzle, a nozzle opening of the application nozzle being variable and able to be adapted to the thickness of a book block to be processed. The application nozzle has a first chamber for providing adhesive and a second chamber. A first slide is provided in the region of the first chamber for changing a width of the first chamber. A second slide is provided in the region of the second chamber for changing the volume of the second chamber. The changing takes place in such a way that, when there is a change in the width of the first chamber, the sum of the volume of the first chamber and the second chamber remains constant. The apparatus allows a strictly defined application of adhesive possible even when there is a changeover to a narrower book block spine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventors: JENS KNOEFEL, FRANK SOMMERER, MARTIN STRASSBURGER
  • Publication number: 20140003885
    Abstract: To execute a saddle stitch bookbinding process to prints including an insert paper, there is provided a control method for controlling a sheet processing apparatus, comprising: inserting the insert sheet from a second sheet holder in a plurality of sheets from a first sheet holder, and causing a saddle stitch bookbinder to execute the saddle stitch bookbinding process to the plurality of sheets in which the insert sheet has been inserted; determining whether or not the insert sheet is a sheet of a type to which the saddle stitch bookbinding process can be executed; and, in a case where it is determined that the insert sheet is not the sheet of the type to which the saddle stitch bookbinding process can be executed, controlling the saddle stitch bookbinder not to execute the saddle stitch bookbinding process to the plurality of sheets in which the insert sheet has been inserted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventor: Masahiro Mutsuno
  • Publication number: 20130287525
    Abstract: A printing system for controlling to allow various settings by one job and reducing output of unnecessary printed materials is provided. To accomplish this, the present invention sets a post-process to be executed for a plurality of sheets that are printed by execution of a job as a first setting, sets a post-process to be executed for part of the sheets included in the plurality of sheets as a second setting, and causes a post-processing unit to execute post-processes according to the setting of the post-processes set as the first setting and the second setting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventor: Yuuki MAEDA
  • Publication number: 20130280484
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for assembling a stack (10) consisting of single or multilayered pre-products (1115) of equal or different sizes, said pre-products lying freely one on top of the other, wherein the stack (10) has two outer pre-products (11, 15). According to the method, the stack (10) is given a cohesion that facilitates later handling. The cohesion is achieved in a very simple and flexibly applicable manner by providing the slack (10) to be assembled in a first step, said stack consisting of pre-products (11-15) that lie freely one on top of the other, and by attaching at least one connecting element (17) to an edge (16) of the stack (10) in a second step such that said element overlaps the two outer pre-products (11, 15) of the stack (10) in a clamping manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventor: Werner Honegger
  • Publication number: 20130266402
    Abstract: An apparatus for binding stacks of flat parts comprising a fixing unit for fixing a stack consisting of a plurality of flat parts, a binder application device for applying liquid binder along a narrow face of the stack, and an irradiating unit for curing the binder by irradiating the binder on the narrow face of the stack, a light-emitting diode unit being used for irradiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventors: Michael Meyers, Ralf Grauel, Ralf Gossen, Norbert Bialas
  • Publication number: 20130266403
    Abstract: A stitching head is provided for stitching books or printed products. The stitching head includes a supporter and a driver. The supporter has a corrugated supporter surface including first ridges and first grooves. The driver interacts with the supporter and has a channel and a corrugated driver surface which includes second ridges and second grooves. The first grooves and first ridges of the supporter mesh with the second ridges and second grooves of driver and the channel supports stitching material between the corrugated supporter surface and the corrugated driver surface. A method is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: Goss International Americas, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Daniel Curley, Warren Hess Jarrard
  • Patent number: 8550501
    Abstract: A wire-bound product using a double type laminated paper board and a method for manufacturing the same are disclosed. The wire-bound product employs a structure in which inner paper sheets are turned over in the rightward and leftward directions on front plates of a frame, instead a structure in which a plurality of inner paper sheets is turned over toward the rear surface of a frame, thereby allowing a user to see both surfaces of the inner paper sheets. Further, rear plates of the frame are inserted into various positions of a spring to support the front plates, thereby allowing a standing angle of the front plates of the frame to be adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Inventors: Jun Gyu Pyeon, Hyun Lee
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130236268
    Abstract: A bookbinding control device includes an acquisition unit that acquires print data including post-processing-not-required pages requiring no post-processing and post-processing-required pages requiring post-processing, a first accumulation controller that performs control so as to accumulate sheets with the printed post-processing-not-required pages in a first accumulation unit, and a bookbinding controller that performs control so as to perform bookbinding after the sheets with the printed post-processing-not-required pages in the first accumulation unit and the post-processing-required pages subjected to the post-processing are accumulated in an accumulation unit of a bookbinding device in a prescribed order, wherein the post-processing-not-required pages subjected to the post-processing are accumulated in a second accumulation unit different from the first accumulation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tomoaki Hirano
  • Publication number: 20130189055
    Abstract: A binding structure for binding a bundle of sheets and that includes a base and a pair of opposed position legs that are integrally formed with and extend from respective sides of the base. The pair of legs and base together defines a retention area in which the bundle of sheets is held. The pair of legs is constructed and arranged with a resilient bias toward each other, but separable to enable the bundle of sheets to be held therebetween under a biasing force. The legs each have at least one inwardly directed rib arranged for contact with opposed sides of the bundle of sheets, and a thermal adhesive layer is disposed on the base and upon which the bundle of sheets rests, to be later formed in a thermal binding machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Inventor: Martin H. Bloomberg
  • Patent number: 8475107
    Abstract: A paper-sheet handling device relating to the present invention has a configuration such that a binder paper alignment unit for temporarily reserving a plurality of paper-sheets perforated at predetermined positions, a movement mechanism for binding the bundle of paper-sheets thus aligned owing to the above by means of a binding component, and a binder cassette for storing the binding components for being transferred thereto, wherein the movement mechanism is arranged on the downstream side of the binder paper alignment unit and the binder cassette and also, the binder paper alignment unit and the binder cassette are arranges radially on the upstream side to form an approximately V-shape by making the aforesaid movement mechanism to be a reference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Max Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kiichi Haramiishi
  • Patent number: 8475106
    Abstract: A bookbinding apparatus for producing a booklet by coating an adhesive onto a back side of a bundle of sheets and by pasting a book cover onto the back side of the bundle of sheets, comprises: an oblique cutout portion forming section to form a cutout on an edge of each sheet of the bundle of sheets in such a way that an oblique cutout portion is formed along the width of the back side of the bundle of sheets; a sheet bundle accommodating section to accommodate the bundle of sheets on which the oblique cutout portion is formed; a coating section to coat an adhesive on the back side of the bundle of sheets accommodated in the sheet bundle accommodating section; and a bookbinding section to paste a book cover on the adhesive-coated back side of the bundle of sheets so as to produce the booklet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Kiyoshi Hata
  • Patent number: 8475105
    Abstract: A binding system for binding a stack of sheets with a binding element includes a binding machine having an indicia associated with an operation to be performed in binding the stack of sheets, and at least one binding element having an indicia corresponding to the indicia on the binding machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: ACCO Brands Corporation
    Inventors: Milos Coric, Ezra Szoke, Colin G. Knight
  • Publication number: 20130058739
    Abstract: A multi-function binding machine is proposed. The multi-function binding machine (700) comprises a binding station (135) for binding blocks of signatures (105), and a feeding station (115) for receiving signatures in succession, opening the signatures, and feeding the signatures to the binding station; in the solution according to an embodiment of the invention, the multi-function binding machine further comprises a further feeding station (715) for receiving pre-signatures in successions, folding groups of at least one pre-signature into further signatures (729), and feeding the further signatures to the binding station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: Meccanotecnica S.p.A.
    Inventors: Roberto Fustinoni, Giuseppe Andreoni
  • Publication number: 20130049344
    Abstract: A book of sleeve protected pages bound together to form a sleeve bundle cradled inside a receiving channel formed by a hardcover spine and longitudinal flanges extending from the spine and a method of binding thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventor: Yoel DUPARC
  • Patent number: 8382416
    Abstract: A method collates multiple-layer brochures containing a plurality of n signatures having a gathering and stitching machine. Here, in a first step, the depositing of a first signature takes place by a first feeder into a first transport segment and, in a second step, the depositing of a second signature takes place by a second feeder into a second transport segment. Correspondingly further depositing of further signatures can take place by further feeders into further transport segments. Finally, depositing of an n-th signature takes place by an n-th feeder into an n-th transport segment. The signatures which are deposited on a gathering element in this way are transported through the stitching station and the trimming station and are delivered in the delivery station. A gathering and stitching machine performs the method and has a control unit which has a machine program for collating multiple-layer brochures having a plurality of n signatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventors: Steffen Hoffmann, Klaus Schumann, Andreas Steinert
  • Patent number: 8366369
    Abstract: In a sheet finisher including an adhesive coating section, a movement mechanism, a control section that controls actions of the adhesive coating section and of the movement mechanism, is capable of multiple coating on a spine of a sheet bundle by causing the movement mechanism to move the adhesive coating section reciprocally and relatively with respect to the spine, and is capable of conducting a preparation process to cause the rotary adhesive supplying section to rotate for a prescribed period of time in a rotation direction corresponding to a movement direction of the adhesive coating section under a condition of no coating of the adhesive on the spine of the sheet bundle, after the movement direction of the adhesive coating section and the rotation direction of the rotary adhesive supplying section are switched, following the reciprocating movement in the case of the multiple coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Teruhiko Toyoizumi, Tsuyoshi Tsuchiya, Masato Hattori
  • Patent number: 8317446
    Abstract: Disclosed are embodiments of a system and method for treating a printed flexible book cover prior to book binding. In the embodiments, a liquid (e.g., water or a water-oil solvent mixture) can be applied (e.g., by a liquid applicator, such as a spray nozzle, sponge, brush, etc.) to the spine portion only of the book cover so that it pools on the surface. After a predetermined amount of time, the liquid can be removed (e.g., by a liquid remover, such as a vacuum, blower, heater, etc.). Allowing the spine portion of the book cover to soak in the liquid for this predetermined amount of time ensures that the liquid saturates the spine portion. Saturating the spine portion of the book cover alters the surface structure and, thereby enhances adhesion of an adhesive material (e.g., glue or tape) during a subsequent book binding process even in the presence of fuser oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Brian C. Cyr, Jacob Eyngorn, Aaron M. Moore
  • Patent number: 8287205
    Abstract: A helical plastic coil is used for binding a collated book having a stack of pages with aligned holes along one edge of the book where a leading end of the filament is fed into a first hole at a first end of the book and the coil is rotated about its axis such that the leading end is threaded through the holes by entering each of the holes until the coil is threaded through all of the holes. The leading end of the coil is sheared by an anvil and blade so as to define a leading apex and a leading surface inclined rearwardly from the leading apex along the filament and across the filament. The leading apex is arranged such that, as the leading end enters each of the holes in turn, the leading apex is located on the leading end of the filament at a position thereon facing away from the trailing end of the coil and spaced from the end of the hole facing the first end of the book.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Gateway Bookbinding Systems Ltd.
    Inventors: Matthew G. Desjarlais, Walter D. Klassen
  • Publication number: 20120251269
    Abstract: Placing sheets around a retainer or between a retainer and clamp and securing a clamp against the sheets and retainer for compressively fixing the pages against the retainer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Inventor: Robert Fredric Mindler
  • Publication number: 20120219385
    Abstract: A thread stitching machine to process signatures into book blocks includes a transport system for the signatures including a transport section on which the signatures are straddling for supply to a stitching station. The transport section includes an auxiliary saddle and a driven, continuously moving conveying chain to drive the auxiliary saddle. The conveying chain has spaced-apart, integrated pusher elements. A downstream installed stitching station includes a freely moving stitching saddle immediately following the auxiliary saddle. The stitching saddle includes a separate conveying device for the signatures, operated by a drive. A detection device is arranged at a transition between the auxiliary saddle and the stitching saddle to detect a position of the signature and a time which the signature passes by. The conveying chain is operated with a change in speed that depends on different sheet lengths following each other directly in a sequence of signatures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Applicant: MUELLER MARTINI HOLDING AG
    Inventors: HOLGER ARENDT, DIRK WALDMANN, MARCEL WEISS, FRANZ MEZGER
  • Publication number: 20120217734
    Abstract: A bound block of detachable sheets is disclosed, including a plurality of individual sheets, the edges of which are aligned, where the individual sheets are bound to a binding sheet, which is furnished with an adhesive, where the butt-edges of the individual sheets are adherent to the binding sheet, forming the block, and where a bracket is introduced onto the bound block, effectively restricting the bound block from over-opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Inventor: ROBERT EDWARDS
  • Publication number: 20120207565
    Abstract: A sheet processing apparatus includes: a stacking unit that stacks conveyed sheets; an aligning unit that aligns the sheets stacked on the stacking unit in a sheet conveying direction; a binding unit that moves along an end portion of a bundle of the sheets on a binding portion side and performs a binding process for the bundle of the sheets that have been aligned by the aligning unit; a pressing unit that presses the bundle of the sheets at the end portion thereof on the binding portion side; and an interlocking unit that moves the pressing unit in association with a motion of the binding unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventor: Kazuya YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20120200074
    Abstract: A book structure and method for constructing a spine of a book, using a magnetic field created through the adhesion of magnets to hold together the book block at the spine and to allow the book spine to be separated at any page to expand the book partially or fully like an accordion. The magnets are adhered to the pages and/or to the front and back cover boards using glue or adhesive and may be covered with thin strips of material for additional strength. The resulting book spine holds together but can easily be separated for viewing spread out for exhibition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Inventors: Michael Kuch, Joseph Riedel
  • Patent number: 8221044
    Abstract: A system for automatically producing a bound album consisting of individual sheets, for example, a photo album is disclosed. The system includes a unit which immediately draws in sheets output by a printer or a stacker; a unit for creasing said sheets so as to facilitate folding them and keeping said sheets in their folded form; an adhesive application unit designed to paste at least some of the sheets two by two; and a unit to flip part of the cover sheet. The sheets are received and compiled on a delivery board equipped with registration features for this purpose. The board is capable of translational movement in a direction substantially parallel to the direction in which the sheets are transported inside the system and movement between several positions in synchronism with the adhesive application unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Photo Me Holding France
    Inventor: Laurent Bourdelain
  • Patent number: 8210787
    Abstract: A cover feeding device for a book binding machine features a transport device for feeding covers (1) decollated from a magazine (11), a conveyor (12) that is arranged underneath the plane of motion of the book blocks (7) a pressing device (14) that presses the covers against the spine and a printing unit (17) that prints content (8) onto the cover (1). The transport device comprises a turning device (21, 31a, b, 41) for transporting the covers (1) such that the outside (3) is at least partially directed upward during their infeed, and the printing unit (17) is arranged above the cover transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Kolbus GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Dirk Rygol
  • Publication number: 20120139177
    Abstract: A stitching head is provided for stitching books or printed products. The stitching head includes a supporter and a driver. The supporter has a corrugated supporter surface including first ridges and first grooves. The driver interacts with the supporter and has a channel and a corrugated driver surface which includes second ridges and second grooves. The first grooves and first ridges of the supporter mesh with the second ridges and second grooves of driver and the channel supports stitching material between the corrugated supporter surface and the corrugated driver surface. A method is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: GOSS INTERNATIONAL AMERICAS, INC.
    Inventors: Richard Daniel CURLEY, Warren H. JARRARD
  • Patent number: 8182189
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a pro label book includes printing static indicia on a web of label material, applying an adhesive to each portion of the web of label material that will become a label page in a pro label book that is not the portion of the web of label material that will become a top page of a label book to be formed if the adhesive is applied to a top surface of the web of label material or a bottom page of a label book to be formed if the adhesive is applied to the bottom surface of the web of label material, printing variable information on the web of label material, sheeting the web of label material to form label pages, and batching the label pages together utilizing the applied adhesive. Certain embodiments include attaching one of a backer or a cover to the web of label material following the printing static indicia step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Chicago Tag & Label, Inc.
    Inventors: F. Paul Valenti, Jr., Carl Opel, John Cammarata, Tom Hogan, Daniel Hedger
  • 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: 20120070250
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus that enables to execute a bookbinding process for sheet bundles without decreasing productivity. The image forming apparatus is connected to a bookbinding apparatus having a bookbinding unit that binds a book by attaching a ring to a punch hole and a buffer unit that performs a buffering process to convey sheets in piles so that sheets for a next sheet bundle are not ejected onto a sheet bundle that is being processed by the bookbinding unit. A determination unit determines whether a sheet is a type that is prohibited from buffering. A control unit adjusts an ejection order so that the sheet of the type that is prohibited from buffering is not ejected within the predetermined number of sheets from the first sheet of sheets that constitute the sheet bundle, when the determination unit determines that the sheet is the type that is prohibited from buffering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yutaka Ando, Mitsuhiko Sato, Naoto Watanabe, Takayuki Fujii, Yushi Oka, Toshiyuki Miyake, Takashi Yokoya, Hiromasa Maenishi
  • Patent number: 8132994
    Abstract: A punching processing unit punches holes in a paper bundle delivered from a preprocessing device. A bookbinding unit includes a cartridge for stocking a plurality of rings, and performs a ring binding by binding the paper bundle with the rings. A detecting unit detects an abnormality of a ring in the cartridge. A control unit exchanges a signal with the preprocessing unit each time when detection information obtained by the detecting unit changes. When any one of the rings is determined as abnormal and an execution of ring binding is set, the control unit inhibits the ring binding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroki Okada, Takeshi Sasaki, Shingo Matsushita, Junichi Iida