And Cutting, Breaking, Tearing, Or Abrading Patents (Class 493/324)
  • Patent number: 10981404
    Abstract: A multilayered printed matter is made up of a plurality of layers formed on a medium, including a front layer and a back layer with patterns printed thereon, and a white layer and a black layer interposed between the front layer and the back layer so as to conceal the back layer to be invisible from the front-layer side. The system for producing the multilayered printed matter includes a computer that executes a printing step of moving the medium and an inkjet head relative to each other using a moving device and printing the front, back, white, and black layers on the medium using the inkjet head, and a cutting step, subsequent to the printing step, of moving the medium and a cutting blade relative to each other using the moving device and cutting the medium using the cutting blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: MIMAKI ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuhei Horiuchi, Masashi Doi
  • Patent number: 9914234
    Abstract: The present invention provides a perforating station comprising two or more discrete perforating stations, the stations synchronized with one another to cut a line of perforations across a web, such as a web of tissue paper, moving at high speeds. By providing two or more synchronized perforating stations the perforating station may increase the number of impacts per minute compared to prior art perforating devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: James Leo Baggot, Robert Eugene Krautkramer, Kyle Andrew Krautkramer, Gregory Michael Bixler, Matthew Robert Wilson, Frank Stephen Hada
  • Patent number: 9771231
    Abstract: A system is described relating to the feeding of raw materials into a machine that converts the raw materials into a packaging template. The system may use raw packaging materials and supply the raw materials to a converting mechanism using an infeed wheel. The infeed wheel may rotate and have a number of edges that engage the raw materials. Raw materials of one form used may include fanfold material that has existing fold or score lines that define opposing boundaries of the fanfold material, but which allow separate layers to remain connected. As the infeed wheel rotates, the edges engage the raw materials, and can engage the existing fold or score lines. Some edges may engage at locations between existing fold or score lines, and can crease the raw materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: PACKSIZE LLC
    Inventor: Niklas Pettersson
  • Publication number: 20150148210
    Abstract: An assembly for preparing a box blank from a cardboard sheet. The assembly comprises a feeder for vertically feeding one of a plurality of the cardboard sheets from a storage position into a printing/cutting assembly, the printing/cutting assembly comprising a printing station comprising at least one printer head and a vertical conveyor for conveying a printing surface of the cardboard sheet proximate to and past the at least one printer head, wherein the printing surface is printed by the at least one printer head during the conveying, and a cutting station. Each of the printer heads and each of the cutting blades is vertically moveable respectively into a selected printing position and a selected cutting position under control of a controller thereby accommodating a plurality of different cardboard sheets of different sizes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Robert Sibthorpe
  • Publication number: 20140364293
    Abstract: A device and a method for folding a print substrate web is disclosed. The device has devices for quarter folding and for cross-cutting the print substrate web for severing individual products as well as devices for cross folding. As viewed in the transport direction of the products, an arrangement for dividing the product stream is provided after a second quarter folding device, the arrangement conveying the successive products to a first and a second conveyor belt in an alternating manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: manroland web systems GmbH
    Inventors: Peter KNAUER, Hubert SCHALK
  • Publication number: 20140298753
    Abstract: A sheet dispenser for dispensing intermediate sheet layers for use between layers of stackable packages on a pallet has a sheet feeder and a cutting device to cut the sheet in desired lengths in the direction of feeding. The sheet dispenser also includes a folding mechanism adapted to provide at least one folded part in the sheet on the sheet feeder. A method of providing a sheet with folded parts is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: Pal-Cut A/S
    Inventor: Rudi PEDERSEN
  • Publication number: 20140274640
    Abstract: A printable blank sheet includes a sheet with defined separation lines, a first layer with cuts running through the first layer along the defined separation lines, and a second layer attached to a bottom side of the first layer, with perforations running through the second layer along the defined separation lines. A method for creating custom print cards includes running a printable blank sheet through a printer to print on defined print areas, wherein the sheet includes slit-over-perforation lines defining a periphery of an object in the sheet, bending the sheet along the slit-over-perforation lines to weaken and separate the slit-over-perforation lines, and detaching the object from the sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: BLANKS USA
    Inventor: Benjamin Todd Carroll
  • Publication number: 20140274638
    Abstract: A folding device of a printing press and a method for operating the folding device is disclosed. The folding device includes a first cylinder with a first assembly and a second cylinder with a second assembly. The first assembly interacts with the second assembly during a folding operation. A relative position between the first cylinder and the second cylinder is variable in a circumferential direction such that a circumferential relative position between the first assembly and the second assembly is variable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: manroland web systems GmbH
    Inventor: Tilmar GEISLER
  • Publication number: 20140255127
    Abstract: A recording medium processing apparatus includes a folding position setting unit. The folding position setting unit sets, on the basis of a cutting position at which a recording medium is to be cut, a folding position at which the recording medium is to be folded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masahiro YAMAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20140217718
    Abstract: A tie article that includes an attachment portion and a bib portion, where the bib portion includes at least one arm segment and at least one closure device (e.g., a retention wire, tin tie, clasp tie, and the like), where the attachment portion and the bib portion are integrally fabricated from a printed sheet having a first surface and a polymeric film adhered to the first surface of the printed sheet such that the closure device(s) is disposed between the first surface of the printed sheet and the polymeric film at the attachment portion. Multiple tie articles may be manufactured with an in-line process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Bedford Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Colin O'Donnell, David Schiller, Mike Schultz, Axel Wass, Terry Langland, Joshua Platt, Jay Milbrandt, Jeffrey Tschetter
  • Publication number: 20140139849
    Abstract: A method of defining a three-dimensional structure having multiple facets, such as a package, identifies an image that is to be printed on a first facet. It also identifies a second facet of the package that has a functional relationship with the first facet, determines whether the functional relationship is that of a crease, an edge, or another functional relationship, and automatically defines a bleed area by accessing a rule set and applying the rule set to the determined functional relationship. The bleed area includes an area in which the first image will be printed and that is outside of the location of the first facet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Reiner Eschbach, James Milo Sweet
  • Publication number: 20140031189
    Abstract: A method of half-cut cutout processing of label paper 1 is disclosed that allows laser beam 11 to cut a label sheet 3 of the label paper 1 into a given cutout shape without damaging a supporting sheet 2. In the method, a cutting locus 30 along contours of the cutout shape is printed on a surface of the label sheet 3 in a single color which is darker than or equal in darkness to a color that is the darkest of colors in portions to be cut, and then the cutting locus 30 printed is irradiated with the laser beam, thereby cutting the label sheet 3 selectively into the cutout shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: MIYAKOSHI PRINTING MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideo Izawa, Reishi Fujiwara, Akira Ishikawa
  • Publication number: 20140024512
    Abstract: A method for producing a printed product is provided in which a complete content of the printed product is printed sequentially in series on one or both sides along a paper web having a width based on a multiple of a width of a finished printed product. The method comprises cutting the paper web in a longitudinal direction to form at least one partial web having a width based on the width of the finished printed product; cutting the paper web in a direction crosswise to the longitudinal direction of the paper web to form a cut-off section for which a length is based on a multiple of a length of the finished printed product; and folding the partial web at least once in a crosswise direction in a location based on the length of the finished product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: Mueller Martini Holding AG
    Inventors: Roland GRUNDER, Daniel SUTER
  • Publication number: 20130337989
    Abstract: An alignment and transport apparatus is provided including an input conveyor transporting and positioning successive sheets in a first plane in a first direction and a twisting apparatus defining a transport path for the successive sheets. The twisting apparatus is configured such that each of the sheets enters the transport path in the first plane and traveling in the first direction with a first side of each of the sheets facing upward and such that each of the sheets exits the transport path in a second plane and traveling in a second direction with a second side of each of the sheets facing upward. A variable data sheet insertion device, a post-press processing apparatus and a method for aligning and transporting printed products are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventor: Thomas Bowen Clarke
  • Patent number: 8602957
    Abstract: A printing press folder is provided. The printing press folder includes a pair of cutting cylinders cutting a web at a cutting location to form signatures, a pair of transport cylinders positively gripping and transporting the signatures and a pair of acceleration cylinders positively gripping and transporting the signatures. The transport cylinders define a first nip and the first nip and the cutting location are separated by a first distance that is slightly shorter than a length of each of the signatures. The acceleration cylinders define a second nip. The pair of transport cylinders receives and releases signatures at a first velocity and the pair of acceleration cylinders receives the signatures from the pair of transport cylinders and releases the signatures at a second velocity that is greater than the first velocity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Goss International Americas, Inc.
    Inventor: Kyle Albert Sandahl
  • Publication number: 20130288872
    Abstract: A folding device of a printing press for folding signatures is disclosed. The folding device includes a folding blade cylinder, via which signatures to be folded can be fed to a jaw cylinder arranged downstream of the folding blade cylinder subject to forming transverse folds. A cylinder is arranged upstream of the folding blade cylinder, on which the signatures can be collected in any number prior to the forming of the transverse folds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: manroland web systems GmbH
    Inventors: Peter KNAUER, Hubert Schalk, Stephen Uder, Thomas Meyer, Tilmar Geisler
  • Patent number: 8437687
    Abstract: A booklet is produced including an outer sheet and an inner sheet folded and nested together. A print image having a thickness is printed where it is between the two sheets when they nest together. A cut length is calculated using the thicknesses of the sheets and the thickness of the print image, so that when the sheets are folded and the inner sheet is nested into the outer sheet, the edges of the inner sheet will not protrude beyond the edges of the outer sheet. The inner sheet is cut to the calculated cut length either before or after printing. The cut inner sheet and the outer sheet are folded and nested together to produce the booklet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Arun Chowdry, Thomas N. Tombs, Brian J. Kwarta, Donald S. Rimai
  • Publication number: 20130109556
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a temporary display unit. The method comprises acquiring a blank sheet of display unit material, cutting the sheet to make a sheet having a cut component in a first location, applying indicia to the cut component and assembling a temporary display unit comprising the cut component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY
    Inventor: The Procter & Gamble Company
  • Patent number: 8425389
    Abstract: For manufacturing books having different sizes and comprising a plurality of text pages constituting a book block, a web of material having a given width is sequentially printed in a digital printing station. The printed web of material is then provided either with one weakening line extending parallel to the longitudinal direction of the web of material or with two weakening lines arranged spaced apart and extending parallel to the longitudinal direction of the web of material. Thereafter the printed web of material is transversely cut to produce individual text sheets which are provided with either one weakening line or two weakening lines. These text sheets are then longitudinally folded along the either one weakening line or in sequence along each of the two weakening lines. The folded text sheets belonging to a particular book block are stacked to a stack. The stacks are either temporarily stored for a later binding process or directly supplied to a binding station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: ePAC Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Sasha Dobrovolsky
  • Patent number: 8371569
    Abstract: A booklet with a cover sheet and a plurality of inner sheets is produced. The cover sheet is folded to begin the booklet. One at a time, the inner sheets are selectively printed, folded, and nested into the booklet. When each inner sheet is nested in the booklet, an edge of the inner sheet protrudes beyond an edge of the cover sheet. The protruding edge of the inner sheet is cut flush with the corresponding edge of the cover sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Arun Chowdry, Thomas N. Tombs, Brian J. Kwarta
  • Publication number: 20130029825
    Abstract: A sheet processing apparatus that is adapted to receive or include at least one sheet input roll, and a substantially continuous sheet of material fed therefrom. The apparatus includes sheet processing equipment for processing the sheet after it has been unrolled off the input roll and at least one digital printer adapted to print a surface of the substantially continuous sheet within the sheet processing apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: DS SMITH PACKAGING LIMITED
    Inventor: David G. Rich
  • Publication number: 20120172187
    Abstract: An adjustable delivery web conversion apparatus is provided. The adjustable delivery web conversion apparatus includes a variable cutting apparatus cutting a printed web into a first signature and a second signature, a first assembly receiving the first signature and a second assembly downstream of the first assembly receiving the second signature. Also included are a first delivery section for receiving the first signature from the first assembly, a second delivery section for receiving the second signature from the second assembly and a stack receiving conveyor for receiving the first signature and the second signature. The first delivery section is movable between a first delivery and a first non-delivery position. The second delivery section is movable between a second delivery position and a second non-delivery position. The stacking receiving conveyor is movable between a conveying position and a non-conveying position. A method of producing and delivering signatures is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: Goss International Americas, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Joseph DAWLEY, Kent Dirksen KASPER, Daniel Matthew PERDUE, Kyle Albert SANDAHL
  • Publication number: 20120142509
    Abstract: The printed matter manufacturing method includes the steps of providing a printed layer in a predetermined pattern on a substrate, and providing an open part penetrating through the substrate and the printed layer in an open part formation region. The printed matter manufacturing method has a step of providing a buffer layer for mitigating a shock imparted to the printed layer when the open part is provided, so that the buffer layer contacts the printed layer in at least a portion of a periphery of the open part formation region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keigo SUGAI, Seigo MOMOSE
  • Publication number: 20120122647
    Abstract: A method of producing a print product comprises: performing digital printing of each surface of the print product, sequentially and repeatedly, on a continuous paper; forming a section by cutting the printing-completed continuous paper into a paper sheet and folding the paper sheet in two; forming a section block by at least one of sections; and folding the section block in two.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Tokyo Kikai Seisakusho
    Inventors: Hiroki Sezaki, Hisashi Goto
  • Publication number: 20120115699
    Abstract: A machine for cutting and/or pre-creasing a sheet of relatively rigid material which includes movement elements to move the sheet in a defined direction of feed, a cutting and/or pre-creasing unit mobile in a direction substantially transverse to the direction of feed of the sheet, to carry out on the sheet at least a cutting and/or pre-creasing operation. The cutting and/or pre-creasing unit includes a plurality of operating heads, each one mobile transversely to the direction of feed of the sheet in an independent and autonomous manner with respect to the other operating heads, and conformed to support, move and command a single relative cutting and/or pre-creasing tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: PANOTEC SRL
    Inventor: Giuseppe Capoia
  • Publication number: 20110287917
    Abstract: A booklet is produced. Selectively-printed sheets are cut to length, inner sheets being shorter, and stacked on a ramp set at an adjustable angle to a sheet support. This aligns the fold axes of all the sheets so they can be fastened and folded. Gravity is used to hold the sheets in place on the ramp and sheet support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Inventors: Brian J. Kwarta, Arun Chowdry
  • Publication number: 20110269613
    Abstract: A method of producing a booklet including an outer sheet and an inner sheet nested together. A processor calculates a cut length in a specific direction of the inner sheet using the thicknesses of the sheets, so that when the sheets are folded and the inner sheet is nested into the outer sheet, the edges of the inner sheet will not protrude beyond the edges of the outer sheet. A cutting device automatically cuts the inner sheet to the calculated cut length to define a fold axis. A print engine prints an image on the inner sheet after cutting the inner sheet. The inner sheet is automatically folded along its fold axis after printing. The outer sheet is automatically folded along its fold axis. The inner and outer sheets are automatically nested together to produce the booklet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2010
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Inventors: Arun Chowdry, Thomas N. Tombs, Brian J. Kwarta
  • Publication number: 20110175344
    Abstract: A labeling sticker for the visual identification of a tool having a corresponding working dimension working size is provided. The sticker includes a base sheet having a releasable surface, a sheeting adhered to the base sheet having a reflective printable surface and a metal bonding adhesive layer, and a numeric size indicia printed on the reflective surface which correlates to the working size of the tool to be identified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Inventor: Jeffrey Sackley
  • Publication number: 20110082020
    Abstract: A cutting die includes two plastic templates detachably coupled to each other and having patterns formed thereon. At least one of the patterns is provided with a cutting portion for allowing the cutting operation to be performed while imprinting a desired pattern by folding the two plastic templates relative to each other, thereby dispensing with the cutting step otherwise performed after the pattern is imprinted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2009
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Inventor: Lai Chu Tsai
  • Publication number: 20100285944
    Abstract: Curled decorative grass having a variety of configurations and methods for making such decorative grass is provided which, because of its increased bulk, can also be used as a packing material, an animal bedding, cat litter, mulch for soil, and a media for plants. The curled decorative grass is produced by curling a substantially flat sheet of material and thereafter cutting the resulting curled sheet of material, or by cutting a pre-curled material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2010
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Inventor: Donald E. Weder
  • Patent number: 7771336
    Abstract: In a variable cut-off length type rotary printing machine, to perform processes such as a process of folding a cut-off sheet with a high degree of accuracy, a folding machine includes a cut-off unit capable of varying and cutting a cut-off length of a web fed from a printing machine of the rotary printing machine, and a processor (such as a folder, etc.) for processing a sheet 10a cut off by the cut-off unit. Between the cut-off unit 50 and the processor, the folding machine further includes a first belt conveyor for conveying the sheet at a speed equal to the web, and a second belt conveyor for receiving the sheet from the first belt conveyor at a speed approximately equal to the sheet conveying speed of the first belt conveyor, then varying the conveying speed to a speed approximately equal to the sheet conveying speed of the processor, and delivering the sheet to processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd
    Inventors: Yukikazu Shoji, Mikio Motooka, Isami Mitamura, Kunihiro Shichijo
  • Publication number: 20100099544
    Abstract: A printing press folder is provided. The printing press folder includes a pair of cutting cylinders cutting a web at a cutting location to form signatures, a pair of transport cylinders positively gripping and transporting the signatures and a pair of acceleration cylinders positively gripping and transporting the signatures. The transport cylinders define a first nip and the first nip and the cutting location are separated by a first distance that is slightly shorter than a length of each of the signatures. The acceleration cylinders define a second nip. The pair of transport cylinders receives and releases signatures at a first velocity and the pair of acceleration cylinders receives the signatures from the pair of transport cylinders and releases the signatures at a second velocity that is greater than the first velocity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2008
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Applicant: Goss International Americas, Inc.
    Inventor: Kyle Albert Sandahl
  • Publication number: 20090270237
    Abstract: Disclosed is a tabbed divider making apparatus preferably adapted for use with smaller, more individualized jobs in an office or the like. The apparatus preferably includes a paper feeder, a film provider, a knife package for shearing a portion of the paper to create a tab, at least one strut, a pivotable arm, at least one spring, and a cam having an oblong shape. The rotation of the cam preferably causes movement between loaded and unloaded positions of the spring, which causes the knife package to shear the paper. Also disclosed is a removable film cartridge for use with the apparatus. The cartridge preferably includes a housing, a roll of film, one or more rollers, a creasing finger for creasing the film, and two or more opposed extensions for folding the film along the crease. Further disclosed is a method of producing a tabbed divider utilizing the above-mentioned apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2009
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Applicant: SCOTT OFFICE SYSTEMS LLC
    Inventors: Mark Kucera, Kevin Hartnett
  • Publication number: 20090181839
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for creating tabs from regular cut-sheet stock after printing by partially punching out a section of a sheet and folding the punched out section back on itself at the remaining side. The location of the punched out section is such that when folded back, a portion of the punched out section sticks out beyond the border of the original paper size. Tab labels may be printed on the back side of the sheet so that when folded out, the tab label is in the correct orientation, i.e., facing front on the folded out tab. The punch head, which is used to punch out the section of the sheet, may be oriented flexibly and moved outboard or inboard. Tabs may be cut and folded to produce a readable set of tabs along any of the top, bottom, lead or trail edges of a sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2009
    Publication date: July 16, 2009
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Timothy David Jonathan SPINK
  • Publication number: 20090147303
    Abstract: The method for producing printed products in which said printed products are composed of printed sheets and for verification of the composition, composition information on at least one printed sheet characterizing said printed sheet with respect to predetermined printed sheet properties is evaluated, whereby during analysis, the composition information of at least one printed sheet is compared to the information of at least one more printed sheet to be assembled using said composition information for production of the same printed product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2008
    Publication date: June 11, 2009
    Applicant: MULLER MARTINI HOLDING AG
    Inventor: Hanspeter Duss
  • Patent number: 7393315
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for automatically folding a sheet of media, for example, a photographic paper about a fold line, such that an album page is formed. The photosensitive media has images only on one side. A heat activated adhesive sheet is provided between the sides of the photographic paper during folding. The adhesive sheet when exposed to heated and pressure rollers, will cause the sides of the photographic media to be secured to form a single album page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2008
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Joseph A. Manico, Frank Jergler, John R. Squilla
  • Patent number: 7329219
    Abstract: A folding apparatus (1) in a web-fed rotary printing press for folding signatures (2) which are cut off from a running web of material (6) by a cutting device (40) and carried on a signature transport surface (10) of a folding blade cylinder with the aid of at least one rotating band-shaped conveying element (12, 22, 36, 38) has the feature that the cutting device (4) includes a cutting blade (14) arranged on the folding blade cylinder (8) as well as a rotating anvil element (16) which interacts with the cutting blade; the band-shaped conveying element (12, 22, 36, 38) being passed around the rotating anvil element (16) in such a manner that the band-shaped conveying element acts as a supporting element for the cutting blade (14) during the cutting of the signatures (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2008
    Assignee: Goss International Americas, Inc.
    Inventors: Alain Blanchard, Jean-Francois Robert
  • Patent number: 7044902
    Abstract: A folder operable to cut a printed web received from a printing press. The folder includes a cutting section having cutting cylinders that cut the web into individual printed products, and a cutting motor that is operable to drive the cutting cylinders. A delivery assembly of the folder includes delivery belts that are operable to guide the individual printed products through the folder, and at least one delivery motor is operable to drive the delivery belts. The folder also includes a diverting assembly that diverts individual printed products to one of a plurality of collation paths, and a diverting motor that is operable to drive the diverting assembly. The cutting motor, the delivery motor, and the diverting motor are operable independently of one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: Quad/Tech, Inc.
    Inventors: Ingermar S. d'Agrella, Dennis Sopik, Richard J. Fox, Jeffrey Karch
  • Patent number: 6811527
    Abstract: In the production of printed packaging laminate in web form, a method of reducing both waste quantity and stereo cost in connection with lamination, printing and splitting a material web, the material web being split into narrower semi-webs which are provided with a centred printed area and split into two webs of a final width by means of a similarly centred, longitudinal incision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2004
    Assignee: Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance S.A.
    Inventors: Ingvar Andersson, Peter Öhman
  • Patent number: 6761676
    Abstract: A tape transport system for printed products comprising a first tape, a pulley supporting the tape, and a lever arm supporting the pulley, the lever arm including a first side rail and a second side rail, the pulley supported rotatably between the first and second side rails to form a narrow mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2004
    Assignee: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventors: Matthew Jon Wingate, Mark Anthony Wingate
  • Patent number: 6719680
    Abstract: A sheet folding apparatus having a Z-folding function which incluses a sheet conveyance device for conveying a paper sheet having an image formed thereon and a stopping member capable of moving for adjusting the position thereof provided in a conveyance path in order to stop a paper sheet conveyed by the sheet conveyance device at the leading edge colliding against the stopping member, and forms a fold by introducing the buckle portion of the paper sheet formed by the stopping member between a roller pair composed of two folding rollers and gripping by the rollers. The sheet folding apparatus is provided with a controller for temporarily reducing the rotating speed of each of the folding rollers, at a timing when the paper sheet is gripped between the roller pair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2004
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Hisao Hosoya, Hideyo Ohashi, Kazuyoshi Omi, Masaru Goto, Tomoki Nagaoka, Kazuaki Fukuda, Masanobu Kawano
  • Publication number: 20040048726
    Abstract: In the production of printed packaging laminate in web form, a method of reducing both waste quantity and stereo cost in connection with lamination, printing and splitting a material web, the material web being split into narrower semi-webs which are provided with a centred printed area and split into two webs of a final width by means of a similarly centred, longitudinal incision.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2003
    Publication date: March 11, 2004
    Inventors: Ingvar Andersson, Peter Ohman
  • Patent number: 6692424
    Abstract: A rotary trimmer apparatus and signature trimming method are provided that enable operators to set a gap spacing between a rotating knife and an anvil at different predetermined sizes in an easy and accurate manner. The operator chooses the optimum knife/anvil spacing that produces a scissors-like cutting action on the particular type of signatures being trim cut and which does not cause premature knife dulling. The selected knife/anvil spacing is readily reproducable for future runs with the same operating conditions. This is true regardless of changes in the knife thickness as can be created by sharpening thereof, or knife replacement. For this purpose, a user operated control assembly including a control knob and calibrated indexer are provided. To keep the knife/anvil spacing at the set size during trim cutting operations, a temperature control system is employed that keeps axial expansion of the knife spindle shaft from reducing the gap size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2004
    Assignee: Gammerler Corporation
    Inventors: Roman G. Pasman, Macy Langston, Peter Harwardt
  • Patent number: 6689031
    Abstract: There is provided a paper cutting apparatus for a folder, the folder for a web rotary press being provided with a forming roller pair and at least one nipping roller pair on a downstream side of the forming roller pair in a paper passage between a former and a folding cylinder group, and provided with a paper jam detector S for detecting an occurrence of a paper jam at least in the folding cylinder group, including a first cutter A provided so as to be capable of cutting a paper 1 running between the forming roller pair under the former and a nipping roller pair just on the downstream side of the forming roller pair; a second cutter B provided so as to be capable of cutting the paper running between the folding cylinder group and the nipping roller pair just on the upstream side of the folding cylinder group; and control unit D which receives a paper jam signal generated from the paper jam detector S and sends a cutting signal to the first cutter A and the second cutter B.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Assignee: Tokyo Kikai Seisakusho. Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeo Nanba, Hiroyuki Fujinuma, Toshio Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 6651539
    Abstract: The invention relates to a perforating, grooving or cutting device for a multicolor or single-color sheet-fed rotary press (1) comprising printing and/or varnishing groups (2), at least one of which has a rubber cylinder (3) with a holding system (14) for a blanket, as well as an associated counter-pressure cylinder (4). According to the invention, a rectangular base plate (13) is provided, which is made from a flexible and shape-retaining material over which it is possible to glue embossed treatment profiles (29, 37) used as perforating and/or grooving and/or punching profiles corresponding to perforating and/or grooving and/or punching shapes which can be predetermined. Furthermore, at least two fastening strips (17, 18) are provided for detachably attaching the punch foil to opposed marginal areas in the stretched state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2003
    Inventors: Friedrich Eicher, Detlef Füessl
  • Patent number: 6652173
    Abstract: A ticket dispensing mechanism (40) includes a drive (42) receiving sheet material (24) from a supply (22). The drive advances the sheet material. A printer (48) prints ticket information on the sheet material as it is advanced by the drive thereby to form a printed ticket. A retaining mechanism (64) receives the printed ticket advanced by the drive and holds the printed ticket in a manner such that the leading end of the next ticket printed contacts and ejects the held ticket prior to itself being held by the retaining mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2003
    Assignee: Spielo Manufacturing Incorporated
    Inventors: Calvin Duke Martini, Eugene Anthony Helmetsie, Paul Chiasson
  • Publication number: 20030060350
    Abstract: A method of protecting a substantially horizontal surface includes the steps of supplying a liquid impermeable film wherein the film carries an electric charge and trimming the film to a desired size. The trimmed film is applied to the substantially horizontal surface such that the film is retained thereon by the electric charge carried by the film and an object is placed on the trimmed film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2001
    Publication date: March 27, 2003
    Inventors: Pamela J. Taylor, Julie M. Grissmeyer, Frederick H. Martin, Jose Porchia
  • Patent number: 6513427
    Abstract: A device for guiding material webs (A through D; E through H) via an angle-bar deck (2), including a folding section that is arranged on a plurality of planes (3.1, 3.2, 3.3), from where the material webs (A through D), (E through H) enter folding apparatuses (4), (5). Accommodated on longitudinal folding devices (8), (9) are infeed elements (7), which have guide sections (13), (14) that are-able to be operated independently of one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2003
    Assignee: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventor: Jean-Claude Pautrat
  • Patent number: 6338707
    Abstract: A folding apparatus that is useable in a web-fed rotary printing press has a lower overall structural height. The folding apparatus includes a web delivery device and a folding cylinder group. The folding cylinder group is arranged generally at 90° to the direction of the feed of the material web to the web delivery device, which may include longitudinal fold formers. The material web is directed into the folding cylinder group in an essentially horizontal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2002
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Horst Bernhard Michalik
  • Patent number: 6299572
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for punching an image-recordable plate with a notch of variable depth or a hole at variable distance from a reference line, such that enable the plate to be mountable on the cylindrical surface of the drum of an imagesetter, with a pin thereon engaging the notch or the hole so that an edge of the recorded image will essentially parallel a reference edge of the plate. The apparatus consists of a punch that includes an edge guide for the plate, or pins to engage registration holes in the plate, and a punching die having a variable position with respect to the guide or the line of pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2001
    Assignee: CredScitex Corporation Ltd.
    Inventor: Shahar Harari