Book, Being Destroyed; E.g., Cover Being Cut Away Patents (Class 83/933)
  • Patent number: 6591722
    Abstract: An apparatus for separating the spine, cover portion, and pages of a book utilizing a holding structure for supporting the book in a certain position. While supported by the holding structure, the book is transported to a cutter where the cutter severs the spine from the remainder of the book. The cover and pages are then conveyed from contact with the cutter and the cover is separated from the pages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2003
    Inventor: Donald Sauer