Of Adhesive Binding Patents (Class 412/8)
  • Patent number: 10593814
    Abstract: A chip part includes a substrate, an element formed on the substrate, and an electrode formed on the substrate. A recess and/or projection expressing information related to the element is formed at a peripheral edge portion of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: ROHM CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroki Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20150043997
    Abstract: A booklet making method includes: cutting a web of paper on one side and on another side into first and second continuous sheets, alternately bonding the first and second continuous sheets widthwise with a setting paste and a throwaway paste to form a double set continuous sheet of paper, and cutting the double set continuous sheet of paper into split double sheets of a selected longitudinal length. A plurality of split double sheets is integrally bound with an integrating paste to form a booklet-like product. Portions of the booklet-like product which are pasted and bonded with the throwaway paste are cut off to provide a plurality of booklets. Thus, by the booklet making method, booklets having an odd number of leaves or pages are formed without waste of paper and with reduced paper jams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: MIYAKOSHI PRINTING MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsu OHNO, Hiroshi MUTOU, Tsutomu ABURAYA, Toshihiro SAGA
  • Publication number: 20140375044
    Abstract: A process for the production of books (22) with digital printing on a continuous paper strip (23), in which the strip defines book sections in sequence, with signature groups (33), each formed with basic sheets (34); the process employs a manufacturing system (21) which includes a transversal cutting equipment (41) for separating signature groups (33) as signatures sheets, and transversal and longitudinal folding equipment (46) for the formation of respective signatures (48); for a book with at least a sheet section devoid of text and/or figures in a last signature group, the method provides: a) identify a reduced signature group (59) including a number of sheet sections having at least a page with text and/or figures; b) cut the paper strip (23) to separate the reduced signature group as reduced signature group; c) actuate the transversal folding equipment (46) limited to the sheet sections having at least a page with text and/or figures and skipping the actuation of the transversal folding equipment (46) fo
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Giuliano De Marco
  • Publication number: 20140367956
    Abstract: Various methods and systems for manufacturing and using shelf labels, signs, and strips in a retail establishment are disclosed that employ self-adherent stacks of shelf display materials. Some display materials include an ordered set of a plurality of individual display materials. Each of the individual display materials is releasably adhered to an adjacent individual display material in the ordered set, whereby forming a pad. The ordered set is arranged in a predetermined sequence of installation for each of the individual display materials in a retail environment. In another embodiment, a pad of shelf labels includes a plurality of sheets and releasable adhesive. Each sheet includes a single shelf label having a unique combination of product-identifying indicia and price information, and the releasable adhesive adheres each sheet to an adjacent sheet in a stacked configuration. The sheets are ordered in a predetermined sequence of installation in a retail environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Michael Wilkinson, Jeffrey Blackwell, Scott Aten, David Adler, Jeffrey Weidauer
  • Patent number: 8904932
    Abstract: A bound document having a plurality of sheets is produced. Image data for a cover image is received and dividing along a sheet-edge curve into first and second image portions. The first image portion is printed on an inner cover sheet so that an alignment location is defined on the inner cover sheet corresponding to the sheet-edge curve. The inner cover sheet and the plurality of sheets are bound together. The second image portion is printed on an outer cover sheet, and is printed borderlessly with respect to a selected edge of the outer cover sheet. After the binding step, the outer cover sheet is affixed to the inner cover sheet so that the selected edge aligns with the alignment location to form the bound document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Brian J. Kwarta, Christopher J. White
  • Publication number: 20140306439
    Abstract: In a first step, in a printed material web moved in a feed direction, a first material web part formed by a material web section is folded against the rest of the material web that is formed from two material web portions. In the region of a connecting line extending between neighbouring material web sections the two material web parts are connected by a bonding adhesive. In a subsequent step the material web is folded again along a line extending between two neighbouring material web sections. All material web sections lie above one another. Subsequently, multi-page sub-products, the pages of which are connected to one another in the region of the spine of the sub-product, are separated from the twice-folded material web. The sub-products are placed on top of one another to form a stack and connected to one another in the region of the spine by a bonding adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: HUNKELER AG
    Inventors: Franz Hunkeler, Kurt Graber
  • Patent number: 8840099
    Abstract: A binding apparatus performs a binding process by bonding the end side of the sheet bundle, and is provided with a notch cutter that forms a notch in the end side used in the sheet binding process in the middle of the sheet conveyance path of the binding apparatus. The notch-forming unit includes a pair of sheet conveyance guides for forming a part of the sheet conveyance path, a cutter provided in a rotatably supported bracket, and a biasing means for applying a force to the cutter to face the sheet conveyance path formed by a pair of the sheet conveyance guides at all times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Gradco Japan Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazushige Masunari, Yumiko Kato, Kuniaki Kimura, Hiroshi Tsuchiya
  • 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: 20140248107
    Abstract: Method for binding a bundle of leaves (11) in a binding element (1) with a U-shaped back (2) with a base (3) and upright arms (4) and a hot-melt adhesive (8) in the back, includes introducing the bundle in the back (2), and then heating up the back (2) to melt the hot-melt adhesive (8), wherein an oversized binding element (1) is chosen in which the bundle (11) is received with a certain sideways play (C), and the binding element (1) with the hot-melt adhesive (8) in the molten state is placed between two parallel pressure bars (17) that are moved towards one another with a force in order to fold the arms (4) towards one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Inventor: Guido Peleman
  • 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: 8764366
    Abstract: Disclosed is a compressive album manufacturing apparatus in that independent areas for performing an aligning process, a heat providing process, a compressing process, and a cooling process respectively are formed in the multistage compressive album manufacturing apparatus, so that each process, which is done by hand, is merged into one, thereby rapidly manufacturing the bulk of compressive albums.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Inventor: Yang Seo Mun
  • Patent number: 8709190
    Abstract: In order to form stacks, of which each forms a book block, folded sheets are provided with an adhesive application or layer of adhesive before they are placed on one another. Said adhesive application is applied to the sheets adjacent to the folded edge of said sheets and extends in the direction of said folded edge which comes to lie in the spine of the book block. The adhesive can be applied as a continuous track or as a track which is interrupted multiple times, or else in a punctiform manner. The sheets are joined to one another in the stack by means of said adhesive application, with the result that they maintain their position within the stack during further transport of the stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Hunkeler AG
    Inventors: Franz Hunkeler, Kurt Graber
  • Patent number: 8702085
    Abstract: Theres is disclosed a device (10) for manufacturing a notepad (15) comprising a stack of sheets, a first side of each sheet having an adhesive to attach the first side to a reverse face of a sheet immediately facing said first side in said stack. The device (10) including a sheet feeder (20) for loading one or more loose sheets (24) of similar dimensions with the reverse face of each sheet (24) in said stack facing in the same direction and feeding each said sheet downstream of said device (10). A cutting means (40) is provided to cut each sheet (24) or a number of said sheets (24) to predetermined dimensions. An adhesive applicator (60) applies adhesive to a portion or portions of the first side of each sheet (24). A stacking means (100) stacks the cut sheets one on top of the other whereby a forming means (120) forms the cut sheets together to form the notepad (15).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Ra Corporation Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Ashley Craige Carter, Rohan Tilak Liyanaratchi
  • 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: 20140097606
    Abstract: A binding cover for binding a pre-bound bundle (11) of leaves, whereby the binding cover (1) is formed by a U-shaped back (2) with a base (5) and two upright arms (6-7) and flaps (3-4) attached thereto, characterised in that at least a part of the inside (12) of the back (2) is provided with a self-adhesive glue (10) in order to hold the bundle (11) in the back (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventor: Guido Peleman
  • Publication number: 20130280014
    Abstract: A method for applying at least one strip section (14a) to a flat product composition (11a, b) wherein a strip section (14a) or an individual element of a specified length is provided and subsequently applied around a selected edge (31) of the product composition (14a, b) in a perpendicular manner with respect to said edge (31) so as to rest against the product composition (14a, b). A reliable operation that is independent of the type of the strip is achieved in that the selected edge (31) of the product composition (11a, b) is moved forward along a transporting path (12), the strip section (14a) is held ready at a specified point of the transporting path (12) so as to intersect the transporting path (12), the selected edge (31) of the product composition (11a, b) is moved past the specified point, and at the same time the selected edge (31) drives the strip section (14a) that is held ready.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventor: Werner Honegger
  • Patent number: 8556563
    Abstract: An adhesive applicator is disclosed for the application of a hot melt adhesive to the spine of a book block so as to adhesively bind the book block to its respective cover so as to form a perfect bound book. The applicator has a heated head in which a small quantity of a hot melt adhesive sufficient to bind at least one book block to its cover is quickly heated to a temperature such that it may be applied to the spine. The head is brought into operative engagement with the spine and is moved with respect to the spine so that the melted adhesive forced (dispensed) out of the head onto the spine. This applicator is particularly well suited for use with print on demand book printing and binding apparatus. A method of applying the adhesive to the spine of a book block is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Perfect Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey D. Marsh
  • 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: 20130230368
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for exchanging an application roller which is aligned with a duct roller used to apply glue to a spine of a book block by rolling off the book block spine. The duct roller removes glue from a glue container to transfer glue to the application roller. At least two application rollers are arranging spaced apart, relative to each other, with one of the application rollers being positioned aligned and in contact with the duct roller. The duct roller and the at least two application rollers each have an axis of rotation that is positioned substantially normal to the conveying direction. The application rollers are moved in an axial direction with the aid of an exchanging device, such that a second one of the application rollers is moved into alignment with and against the duct roller in place of the first application roller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: Mueller Martini Holding AG
    Inventor: Hans Mueller
  • 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: 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: 8360704
    Abstract: The present invention provides an adhesive application apparatus that forms a uniform application layer when applying an adhesive to a sheet bundle for a various a length or a width of the sheet bundle. The apparatus includes an applying operation controlling device including a reference value storing device for previously setting and storing a preset reference value of an application length and/or an application width of the sheet bundle, a size recognizing device for identifying an application length and/or an application width of the adhesive applied to the sheet bundle, and an application region comparing device for comparing an identified value of the application length and/or the application width of the adhesive applied to the sheet bundle from the size recognizing device with a preset reference value of the application length and/or the application width of the sheet bundle from the reference value storing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Nisca Corporation
    Inventors: Shinya Sasamoto, Atsushi Tsuchiya
  • Publication number: 20130015649
    Abstract: A publication including a plurality of pairs of pages, with the pair of pages comprised of a removable page and non-removable page. The removable page has a perforated edge, an adhesive edge opposite the perforated edge and a printable surface. The non-removable page has a printable surface. The pairs of pages are arranged such that alternate pages are removable and can be removed without harming the publication or the non-removable pages. The removable pages can be arranged to form an image larger than the publication itself and removable attached to a surface through the adhesive edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Inventors: John Thomas Parker, Steve Carver
  • Patent number: 8346156
    Abstract: A bookbinding apparatus, which is capable of being attached to an image forming apparatus, and bookbinding by adhering a cover sheet onto a spine of a sheet bundle formed by a plurality of sheets on each of which an image has been formed by the image forming apparatus, the bookbinding apparatus including: a coating section for coating adhesive onto the spine of the sheet bundle; a heater for heating the adhesive; a temperature detection section for detecting temperature of the adhesive; an input section for receiving input from a user; and a heater control section for controlling the heater based on a detection result of the temperature detection section based on the input from the input section so that temperature of the adhesive becomes a predetermined control temperature, and changing a control condition of the heater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Hiroki Ueda
  • Publication number: 20120322926
    Abstract: The present invention relates to new improved adhesives for binding books and related articles and the production of such adhesives. In particular, the adhesives have reduced content of monomeric diisocyanates or no monomeric diisocyanate content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: Henkel Corporation
    Inventors: Wu Suen, Charles Paul
  • Patent number: 8333542
    Abstract: A curable hot melt adhesive is used as a primer on a book block. A conventional thermoplastic hot melt is then applied on top of the reactive hot melt before the cover material is positioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Dave G. Carter, Malcolm Graham, Kim Tagesen
  • Patent number: 8331846
    Abstract: A book binding system comprising an image forming apparatus for forming images on a sheet, a book binding apparatus having a coating section for coating adhesive onto the spine of a sheet bundle and forming a booklet by coating adhesive and binding a plurality of sheets on which images have been formed at the image forming device, and a coating control section for controlling a coating amount of the adhesives of the coating section in accordance with the sheet type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Norishige Kato
  • 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: 8303229
    Abstract: A bookbinding apparatus which makes it possible to shorten a time period required to heat an adhesive when the power of the bookbinding apparatus is turned on again. A glue preparation section heats glue. A glue applying section applies the heated glue to a recording sheet bundle. A CPU of the bookbinding apparatus determines at the power-on of the apparatus whether or not there is a recording sheet bundle to which glue is to be applied within the apparatus. When there is no such recording sheet bundle, the glue applying section applies glue to a recording sheet bundle after the temperature of the glue has reached a first target temperature, whereas when there is such a recording sheet bundle, the glue applying section applies the glue to the recording sheet bundle after the glue temperature has reached a second target temperature lower than the first target temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hidenori Sunada, Mitsuhiko Sato
  • Patent number: 8281736
    Abstract: Bookbinding-unit adhesive application device that does not interrupt the unit to replenish adhesive when consecutively applying adhesive to sheet bundles, and can shorten the time the system is interrupted. An adhesive storage container (10) that stores adhesive; an applicator roller (30) rotatably disposed in the adhesive storage container (10); an adhesive supplier (55) that refills hot-melt adhesive to the adhesive storage container (10); heater (20) that melts the adhesive in the adhesive storage container (10); and refill volume controller (62) that controls the amount of refill adhesive of the adhesive supplier (55) are provided. The refill volume controller (61) is configured to set the adhesive refill volume based on information from adhesive detector (22a) disposed in the adhesive storage container (10); and remaining sheets determiner (62) that determines the number of sheets to coat for the sheet bundles to be coated with adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Nisca Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Tsuchiya, Katsumasa Takagi
  • Patent number: 8285194
    Abstract: A bookbinding apparatus comprising: an adhesive container to store melted adhesive; a heater which heats the adhesive to melt; a stirring member to stir the adhesive in the adhesive container; and a control section which controls the operation of the heater and the stirring member so that after the heater has been turned off with the termination of a coating process, the stirring member continues stirring operation and stops thereafter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Masato Hattori
  • Publication number: 20120251270
    Abstract: A book block finishing machine includes a forming unit to receive a printed web and a sheeting unit downstream from the forming unit to receive the web and to separate the web into at least one plurality of sheets. The machine also includes a batcher unit that includes at least one hopper to receive and stack each plurality of sheets to form at least one book block. The batcher unit also includes at least one adhesive applicator. Each adhesive applicator is operable to apply adhesive to at least one edge of each book block to bind together the plurality of sheets forming each book block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2010
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Inventors: Michael Speller, Ross Hoge
  • Patent number: 8272632
    Abstract: In a bookbinding apparatus, an adhesive applying portion applies an adhesive to an end face of a sheet bundle allowed to stand in the substantially vertical direction, a storage portion that gathers and stores the sheet bundle which is applied with the adhesive and bound in the adhesive applying portion while letting the sheet bundle stand in the substantially vertical direction, transport means for conveying the sheet bundle while letting the sheet bundle stand in the substantially vertical direction from the adhesive applying portion to the storage portion along a substantially vertical transport path, and a cutting portion which is provided on the transport path between the adhesive applying portion and the storage portion, and which cuts an end face of the sheet bundle while letting the sheet bundle stand in the substantially vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignees: Canon Finetech Inc., Nisca Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroki Honmochi, Masayoshi Kubo, Toshiaki Nochi, Ken Yonekawa, Yuji Ueno, Keiichi Nagasawa, Hiroshi Nakagomi
  • 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: 8182188
    Abstract: An instant book binding system and book cover for rapidly binding single- or double-sided documents, photographs, pages, and other forms of hardcopy media into soft or hard cover books is disclosed. The book binding method using the book cover or system can be performed without special skills or training, and does not require the use of ancillary equipment. The book cover system can be used in conjunction with output on a wide variety of media types, finishes, and stock weights from any type of printer or copier, or with photographs. The finished books retain the appearance and function of conventional mass produced soft and hard covered books.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Joseph A. Manico, James M. Devoy, William Y. Fowlkes, David J. Cornell
  • 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
  • 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: 8147643
    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 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Chicago Tag & Label, Inc.
    Inventors: F. Paul Valenti, Jr., Dan Hedger, Carl Opel
  • Publication number: 20120063868
    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: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Inventor: Guido PELEMAN
  • 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: 8123448
    Abstract: The present invention includes an automated binding machine configured for binding a stack of perforated sheets with a binding element. The automated binding machine includes a support member supporting the stack of perforated sheets, a binding element feeder, a plurality of binding elements supported by the binding element feeder, a receiving member configured to receive a first binding element from the plurality of binding elements and to insert at least a portion of the first binding element through the stack of perforated sheets, and a binding mechanism configured to engage the inserted portion and couple the inserted portion to a non-inserted portion of the first binding element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: General Binding Corporation
    Inventors: Frank Todaro, Peter Hotkowski, James T. Russo, Thomas T. Battisti
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8109311
    Abstract: A bookbinding apparatus for bookbinding a sheet by applying adhesive including, an adhesive tank for storing adhesive; first and second heaters for heating the adhesive; a first adhesive temperature sensor for detecting temperature of the adhesive at a first position; a second adhesive temperature sensor for detecting temperature of the adhesive at a second position; an agitation member for agitating the adhesive in the adhesive tank; and a control device, wherein the control device operates, the agitation member after the heaters are turned on, then turns off the second heater and continues to have the first heater on after the second heater has been turned off when the second adhesive temperature sensor detects that adhesive temperature has reached a first temperature that is higher than an application temperature, and then completes a warm-up when the first adhesive temperature sensor detects that adhesive temperature has reached the application temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Tsuchiya
  • Patent number: 8100053
    Abstract: In a method for at least partially cycle-dependent manufacturing of bound printed products by adhesive binding printed sheets in a spine area of an book block or by stitching with staples folded edges of printed sheets collected astraddle, a sequentially double-sided digitally printed paper web or individual sheets are transversely cut to from the printed sheets. The printed sheets are then transversely folded and subsequently supplied either to an adhesive binding station or to a saddle-shaped conveying support for stitching with staples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Müller Martini Holding AG
    Inventors: Roland Grunder, Günther Silberbauer
  • Patent number: 8087865
    Abstract: In a bookbinding apparatus provided with a coating device having a coating roller to coat an adhesive onto a spine of a sheet bundle by moving relatively the coating roller and the spine in both forward and backward movement while making the coating roller and the sheet bundle to face each other, the coating device includes: a first regulating member provided downstream of the coating roller in the forward movement, which regulates a thickness of a layer of the adhesive coated on the spine of the sheet bundle; and a second regulating member provided downstream of the coating roller in the backward movement, which regulates a thickness of a layer of the adhesive coated on the spine of the sheet bundle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Masahiro Kaneko, Tsuyoshi Tsuchiya
  • Publication number: 20110281129
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions comprising a) 0.001-10% by weight of a hydrophobin (H), b) an adhesive (A), c) optionally a solvent and/or dispersant (S) and d) optionally further additives (Z), and a corresponding method for the adhesive bonding of paper products, in particular for the adhesive bonding of printed products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Ulf Baus, Thorsten Montag, Thomas Subkowski, Claus Bollschweiler, Franz-Josef Landen
  • Patent number: 8057149
    Abstract: A bookbinding apparatus which forms a sheet bundle by aligning a plurality of sheets fed from an image forming apparatus and prepares a booklet by applying adhesive on a spine of the sheet bundle, the bookbinding apparatus includes: a storage member for storing the adhesive; a rotating member for rotating in contact with the adhesive in the storage member; a heater for melting the adhesive in the storage member and for heating the adhesive so as to reach a preset temperature; and a control device for controlling the preset temperature, at a termination of the bookbinding job, to switch from a first preset temperature for a time of bookbinding to a second preset temperature which is below the first preset temperature and equal to or above a melting point of the adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Masahiro Kaneko
  • Patent number: 8036591
    Abstract: A bookbinding apparatus which forms a booklet by coating adhesive onto a spine of a sheet bundle, the bookbinding apparatus comprising: an adhesive tank which stores adhesive; a supplying section which supplies solid adhesive to the adhesive tank; a melting section which melts the solid adhesive supplied to the adhesive tank; a coating section which coats the adhesive onto the spine of the sheet bundle; and a controller which controls the supplying section to supply the solid adhesive from the supplying section to the adhesive tank when an amount of adhesive that has been coated by the coating section reaches equal to or more than a predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Masato Hattori
  • Patent number: 8011869
    Abstract: An adhesive application assembly is configured for use in a book binding station that includes a saddle for supporting a plurality of sheets. The adhesive application assembly includes an adhesive applicator, a movable support arm supporting the adhesive applicator, and a drive mechanism. The drive mechanism is coupled with the support arm and is configured to move the support arm and the adhesive applicator toward the saddle to apply adhesive to an outermost sheet on the saddle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Steven W. Trovinger, Ross R. Allen
  • Patent number: 8005417
    Abstract: A bookbinding system comprising: an image forming apparatus; and a bookbinding apparatus; wherein both the image forming apparatus and the bookbinding apparatus include a communication section respectively, for transmitting information from the image forming apparatus to the bookbinding apparatus; the bookbinding apparatus comprises a coating section for coating adhesive on a stack of sheets, a replenishing section for replenishing adhesive to the coating section, and a controller for controlling the replenishing section; and the controller controls replenishment rate of the adhesive by the replenishing section, based on information transmitted from the image forming apparatus through the communication section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Masato Hattori, Masaki Matsui