Plural Cutting, Breaking, Tearing, Or Abrading Stations Patents (Class 493/361)
  • Patent number: 8556789
    Abstract: A method for producing a printed product 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, including cutting the paper web in a direction crosswise to a longitudinal direction of the paper web to produce a cut-off section having a length based on a multiple of a length of the finished printed product, folding the cut-off section at least once in the crosswise direction in a location based on the length of the finished product, and cutting one of the folded cut-off section subsequent to the folding or the paper web prior to the crosswise cutting, to form a plurality of partial webs each having a width based on the width of the finished printed product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Mueller Martini Holding AG
    Inventors: Roland Grunder, Daniel Suter
  • 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8038826
    Abstract: An improved tabbed divider making apparatus is disclosed. The machine preferably improves upon existing tabbed divider making machines in its ease of use and efficiency. Among other elements, the machine may include a paper feeder, a processing section, and an output tray. An improved film delivery system is also disclosed, as well as methods relating to manufacturing of tabbed dividers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Scott Office Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Kucera, Kevin Hartnett, Thomas J. Richmond
  • Publication number: 20100029455
    Abstract: A process produces web sections from a flexible web material. The flexible web material is provided with tear-off lines at the distance of the length (L) of the web sections to be formed, which tear-off lines weaken the web material but do not bring about a complete separation of the web sections from the web material. The web sections are separated from the web material along the tear-off lines by tearing. The web material comprises a fabric made of small stretched plastic bands, and the tear-off lines are produced by laser beam processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2008
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Applicant: STARLINGER & CO GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H.
    Inventors: Peter Skopek, Herbert Fuerst
  • Patent number: 7137943
    Abstract: Sheets can be manipulated for punching, perforating and/or folding. The systems and methods according to this invention allow sheets to be punched and/or perforated in various configurations. The systems and methods according to this invention allow sheets to be folded in various forms and/or configurations. Sheets can be inverted to ensure proper orientation. The systems and methods according to this invention allow the number and/and or locations of punches and/or perforations and the type and/or length of folds to be controlled on a sheet-by-sheet basis. The systems and methods according to this invention allow the sheet preparation module to be optionally configured within the photocopying system depending on the needs and flexibility of the finishing requirements of the operator. The modularity of the sheet preparation module design as a “plug and play” unit enables greater functionality for the manipulation of sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2006
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph J. Ferrara, Richard A. Van Dongen
  • Patent number: 7041188
    Abstract: A device and method for producing individual folded labels having miter folded tabs includes a first cutting station for partially cutting the ribbon of labels to form a tab at each edge of the ribbon of labels and an interior base cut. The ribbon of label remains intact at a pair of connection points separating the tabs. The tabs are folded at an angle to produce a miter fold at a folding station. A second cutting station ultrasonically cuts the miter folded ribbon of labels along the connection points to subdivide the ribbon of labels into separate, individual folded labels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Assignee: Pittsfield Weaving Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Frederick Bleckmann
  • Patent number: 7011616
    Abstract: A cutting cylinder is mounted such that it can rotate and be driven and is provided with four cutting blades on its circumference, which blades divide the circumferential length into four sections arranged on the circumference of the cutting cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2006
    Assignee: MAN Roland Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventors: Hans-Eckhard Mamberer, Heinz Roettger, Ulrich Rohrhirsch, Franz Rumesz
  • Patent number: 6658818
    Abstract: A system of dividing an endless, wide multi-layered web of packing material into a plurality of individual webs of equal width and aseptically processing the individual webs comprises laser-cutting elongated slits into the endless wide multi-layered web at a distance corresponding to the width of the individual webs to produce the individual webs, the slits extending through all layers of the web except for a web layer remote from the laser, which is only notched at least at selected distances, whereby the notched remote web layer holds the individual webs together, then sterilizing the laser-cut multi-layered web in a sterilization station, and conveying the sterilized, laser-cut multi-layered web in a sterile chamber to a number of tube-shaping elements corresponding to the number of individual webs, the notched remote web layer being torn by the tube-shaping elements to separate the individual webs from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2003
    Assignee: Hassia Verpackungsmaschinen GmbH
    Inventors: Gunter Kurth, Kay Loth
  • Patent number: 6640684
    Abstract: In a device for cutting single blister packs from a blister band, a cutting member acts in a longitudinal direction with respect to the blister band, along the longitudinal edges thereof, so as to cut side extending strips of the blister band which extend beyond the length of the blister pack being produced. Cut out elements operate in alignment with a cutting line of the cutting member to cut shaped pieces of the blister band, so as to define corner zones of the blister packs. Shearing means operate crosswise to the blister band, in alignment with the corner zones defined by the cut out means, to separate single blister packs. The position of the cutting means and cut out means and/or the shearing means can be adjusted to produce blister packs having different sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2003
    Assignee: I.M.A. Industria Macchine
    Inventor: Claudio Betti
  • Patent number: 6454690
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for manufacturing a pad wherein a rotatable forming screen which has a generally cylindrical surface and at least one outwardly projecting nob is employed. The nob is positioned on the forming screen whereby the nob is circumscribed by the material, e.g., cellulosic fluff, deposited on the forming screen to form the pad. The pad is transferred from the forming screen to a moveable transfer surface. The transfer surface may be either flat or round and moves at a velocity which is at least as great as the velocity of the forming screen. The nob located on the forming screen includes a thrust surface disposed on a trailing edge of the nob. The thrust surface imparts a compressive force on the pad during the release of the pad from the forming screen. The compressive force is at least partially directed towards the transfer surface and thereby assists in the release and transfer of the pad. A vacuum may also be used to attract the pad to the transfer surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2002
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Michael Kugler, Michael Barth Venturino
  • Patent number: 6431038
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for distributing wear over a plurality of elements on a rotating member. In the case of a cutoff or perforation roll, a plurality of retractable cutoff or perforation blades can be actuated to be extended or retracted to selectively cut or perforate a web. To distribute blade wear, extended blades are occasionally retracted while other blades are extended. Where it is desired to continue producing cuts or perforations of a desired length through such blade indexing, the spacing and number of blades before and after indexing are preferably the same. Most preferably, each blade retracted during indexing is replaced by a blade on the same side of and at the same distance from the blade being retracted. To hold the web during web cutting or perforating operations, the roll is preferably provided with vacuum apertures to which is supplied vacuum via vacuum lines, vacuum valves, and a vacuum source, thereby creating suction through the vacuum apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2002
    Assignee: C.G. Bretting Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Dennis P. Couturier
  • Patent number: 6220999
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for manufacturing a pad wherein a rotatable forming screen which has a generally cylindrical surface and at least one outwardly projecting nob is employed. The nob is positioned on the forming screen whereby the nob is circumscribed by the material, e.g., cellulosic fluff, deposited on the forming screen to form the pad. The pad is transferred from the forming screen to a moveable transfer surface. The transfer surface may be either flat or round and moves at a velocity which is at least as great as the velocity of the forming screen. The nob located on the forming screen includes a thrust surface disposed on a trailing edge of the nob. The thrust surface imparts a compressive force on the pad during the release of the pad from the forming screen. The compressive force is at least partially directed towards the transfer surface and thereby assists in the release and transfer of the pad. A vacuum may also be used to attract the pad to the transfer surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2001
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Michael Kugler, Michael Barth Venturino
  • Patent number: 6159138
    Abstract: A folder for a rotary printing press, having at least one copy-guiding cylinder and, on the one copy-guiding cylinder, gripping devices for gripping one end of a copy, includes a cutting cylinder cooperating with the one copy-guiding cylinder, and copy-guiding devices provided on the cutting cylinder, the gripping devices of the one copy-guiding cylinder and the copy-guiding devices of the cutting cylinder being retractably and extensibly movable substantially parallel to normals to axes of rotation of the one copy-guiding cylinder and the cutting cylinder; and a method of operating the folder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2000
    Assignee: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventors: Serge Lanvin, Eddie Smelten, Thierry Vauchelle
  • Patent number: 6132349
    Abstract: This invention relates to fold line structure of a corrugated fiberboard in which the fold lines have a shape like the letter V, along which the corrugated fiberboard sheet is folded. The fold lines extend perpendicularly to or at an angle other than a right angle to the flutes. Each fold line is composed of cuts, each of which has a predetermined length and penetrates the corrugated fiberboard sheet, and hinge portions, each of which has a predetermined length and is formed by compressing the flutes, with the cuts and the hinge portions aligned in an alternating arrangement. Auxiliary cuts each have a planar shape approximating an one-sided arrow directed toward the adjacent hinge portion, penetrate the corrugated fiberboard sheet, and are formed on opposing sides at both ends of each cut portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2000
    Assignees: Hitachi Zosen Corporation, Yokoyama Sankoh Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshimasa Yokoyama
  • Patent number: 6071221
    Abstract: A cutting device is provided including a base adapted for being fixedly positioned on a piece of material to be cut. Also included is a handle slidably mounted on the base. Next provided is a control assembly including a shaft slidably mounted on the handle. The shaft of the control assembly is adapted to be slid between a first orientation wherein the shaft extends downwardly past a bottom face of the base and a second orientation wherein the shaft resides above the bottom face of the base. Finally, a blade or a creasing attachment is included for being mounted on the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2000
    Inventor: Jorge D. Lozano
  • Patent number: 5797830
    Abstract: A multi-use cutter is especially useful for cutting standard size paper and card stock into business card sizes. The preferred model of the multi-use cutter will measure six inches deep by fifteen inches tall by fifteen and a half inches wide and will be powered by standard 115 volt alternating current power source. The paper stock is sequentially fed into the cutter and can be collected in catch trays. The starting feed stock size can be varied by simply changing the size of the paper guide. Where the cutters are set to produce an American standard sized two by three and a half inch business card, the starting feedstock can be of any size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 25, 1998
    Assignee: Albert Flores
    Inventors: Albert Flores, Ricardo Molina
  • Patent number: 5674344
    Abstract: Loose fill packaging material consists of elements (21) having a central liner (15) and a corrugated medium (17) on both sides of the liner. The element is made from fibreboard material. A method is disclosed of making the element by securing together the liner of a folded sheet of single faced corrugated fibreboard or securing together the liners of two sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 7, 1997
    Assignee: Amcor Limited
    Inventors: Neil Anthony Thompson, Frederick Walter Van Den Hout
  • Patent number: 5098367
    Abstract: A device for fabricating toilet seat covers from paper sheeting comprises three paper shearing and folding assemblies positioned one over the other, each assembly including a drive roll, as well as two additional compression rolls which shear and fold the sheeting. Three layers of the sheeting are fed simultaneously through rotary cutting rolls, and subsequently to the drive rolls associated with each of the assemblies. While one of the layers is fed to the bottom assembly drive roll, a double layer of sheeting proceeds to the drive roll of the middle assembly. There the double layer of sheeting is separated, with one layer being fed to the drive roll of the top assembly, and other layer proceeding through the other compression rolls of the middle assembly. Completed covers exiting from the superimposed assemblies are collated and transferred by transport and collating belts to a transversely adjustable ejection mechanism where the covers are ejected from the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1992
    Assignee: The Tranzonic Companies
    Inventor: Robert E. Bullinger
  • Patent number: 5054262
    Abstract: A device for the releasing of tabs found on the diagonally facing corners of tab-locked corrugated cardboard boxes. The boxes are moved along a track whereupon they are deformed to enable a release means positioned along the track to slip between major flap and the sidewall of the corrugated box to release a first tab. The box is then turned at least 90.degree. and the process repeated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 8, 1991
    Assignee: Philip Graham Hertel
    Inventors: Philip G. Hertel, James D. DuVander, Michael K. Jewett
  • Patent number: 4983155
    Abstract: A paper web cutter for cutting across the width of a moving web of paper in locations along the length of the web, for severing the web in two sections. Two conveyors carry the web therebetween and hold the web against each other. One conveyor carries a cutter which operates to cut either the full web width, or only a part of the web width, and another cutter then cuts the remainder of the web width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 8, 1991
    Assignee: Stobb Inc.
    Inventor: Walter J. Stobb
  • Patent number: 4898569
    Abstract: In the production of packs, especially hinge-lid packs, from rigid packaging material (thin cardboard), hitherto individual blanks have been supplied in stacks and introduced into the packaging machine in succession. To make the handling of the blanks easier and to increase the storage capacity, the blanks (23) are now connected to one another via residual connections (25) into a continuous web of material (24) wound as a reel (30). Within the packaging machine, the blanks are severed from the web of material (23) in succession, specifically as a result of the elimination of the residual connections, preferably by being torn off. The residual connections (25) are formed in a region of the blanks (23) or in the region of folding tabs of the latter which, in the finished pack (hinge-lid pack), are concealed by other folding tabs, that is to say are on the inside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 6, 1990
    Assignee: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co.)
    Inventors: Heinz Focke, Kurt Liedtke
  • Patent number: 4691908
    Abstract: Apparatus for interfolding webs, including two clusters of vacuum rolls, each in a generally hexagonal arrangement, each cluster having spaced apart web cutoff means and interfolding means, the vacuum rolls being arranged to develop four equal length paths between the cutoff means and the interfolding means, the apparatus being equipped with vacuum switching means to sequentially change paths of travel of the webs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 1986
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1987
    Assignee: Paper Converting Machine Company
    Inventor: John J. Bradley
  • Patent number: 4618342
    Abstract: A machine including a feeding group or station, a first rotative cutting or creasing station, a second rotative cutting or creasing station and a rotative stripping station characterized by a single drive motor driving the various rotating tools of the stations and a feed roll of the feeding station. Each of the first and second stations and the stripping station have a frame with two lateral frame members with each of the lateral frame members having a groove for receiving bearing blocks for the upper and lower rotatable tools and one of the frame members of each groove mounts a drive pinion in a fixed position relative to the groove and in driving engagement with a gear on the shaft of the lower tool. Each of the bearing blocks have the same outer dimensions with the axis of the tool being positioned in the bearing block depending on the size of the tool so that by changing tools, the gears of the tools always engage the same drive pinion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1985
    Date of Patent: October 21, 1986
    Assignee: Bobst SA
    Inventor: Edouard Borel
  • Patent number: 4563930
    Abstract: An apparatus for longitudinally cutting and grooving a continuously moving length of material. The device has at least two cutting and grooving units, each provided with separate cutting and grooving tools. The units are positioned at different vertical levels and are vertically movable in unison in the same direction to selectively place one of the units in position for operating and the other unit in position for adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1984
    Date of Patent: January 14, 1986
    Assignee: Werner H. K. Peters Maschinenfabrik GmbH
    Inventors: Manfred Schommler, Arthur Dirks
  • Patent number: 4530687
    Abstract: A dual cutoff machine system is provided for cutting two continuously moving rigid webs into sheets by way of first and second cutting devices at different elevations. The cutting devices are along first and second web paths which diverge in a downstream direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1982
    Date of Patent: July 23, 1985
    Assignee: Molins Machine Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas R. Keeny, William W. Harris, Jr.
  • Patent number: RE31521
    Abstract: A slitter-scorer apparatus comprises upper and lower slitter-scorer units which are disposed in one above the other relationship and are vertically movable respectively. The apparatus can immediately change slitting and scoring operations along the flowing direction of long and flat materials, which are fed continuously, without any reduction of the flowing speed of the materials, and the operations can be performed on the materials which flow along an approximately straight line, while the total length of the slitter-scorer apparatus is shortened to the upmost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1982
    Date of Patent: February 14, 1984
    Assignee: Rengo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masateru Tokuno