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6352252 Conveyor device for bookbinding machines  
A conveyer device for bookbinding machines having a number of processing stations and having plate or cleated chains or the like which take over book blocks and convey them intermittently to the...
6349934 Reciprocating tray for sheet finisher  
A sheet accommodating device comprising a sheet-laid tray including a processing tray and a carrying tray; a discharge tray; a sheet accommodating unit; first, second and third sheet transporting...
6324442 Method of sorting printed documents and feeding them to a finishing machine  
The sheets which are outputted from a printing device are stacked in an exchangeable cassette mounted on an input unit in successive order as they are printed. An identifying label on the cassette...
6308948 Stapling apparatus  
A stapling apparatus for forming a plurality of sheet bundles on a sheet tray comprises a sheet tray, a stapler, moving means, and movement controlling means. The stapler is moved upward by the...
6257567 Conveying device for book binding machines  
A conveying device for book binding machines having continous plate or cleated chains or similar conveying machanism. The conveying device includes oppositely disposed logitudinal guides which...
6253057 Sheet processing apparatus with die cover formed from anti-static material and image forming process having same  
A sheet processing apparatus includes a sheet convey path through which a sheet is conveyed, a punch and a die for perforating the sheet being conveyed through the sheet convey path, a cylindrical...
6244583 Stack transport for a sorter with pressing device  
A sheet handling apparatus which stores sheets ejected from an image forming apparatus in a bin, staples the sheets if necessary, takes the stapled or unstapled set of sheets out of the bin and...
6234467 Apparatus for stacking and sorting printed documents and feeding them to a finishing machine  
The apparatus comprises a conveyor (2) for feeding paper sheets into a cassette (4) in a stacker (2). The conveyor (2) can be switched between two positions such that successive documents are...
6227530 Reset method and reset device in unusual operation of sheet processing device  
A method and apparatus for resetting a sheet processing device is disclosed in which even if a trouble occurs, a sheet processing can be continued after resetting without wasting the previous...
6224054 Sheet storage apparatus with sheet curl correction  
In a sheet storage apparatus having a plurality of bin trays for stacking sheets fed sequentially from an image forming device into sheaves of sheets, sheet accommodating spaces formed on the...
6213456 Finisher for use with an image forming apparatus  
A finisher connected to a copying machine produces a bound booklet by inserting papers from the copying machine into a cover with an adhesive layer of a hot-melt adhesive which is coated on the...
6209864 Sheet post-processing apparatus  
A sheet post-processing apparatus having a post-processing tray arranged upright, a post-processing device such as stapler etc., an offset tray to which post-processed sheets are discharged,...
6199850 Sheet transport system for an image-forming apparatus including a plural path sheet piling system  
A finisher system for image formed sheets transported from an image forming apparatus. A finisher finishes the image formed sheets. A direct sheet feeding path feeds the image formed sheets to a...
6142470 Sorter with bin movement control system  
An image forming system which is comprised of a copying machine, and a sorter which has a bin assembly having a plurality of bins. In the sorter, the bin assembly is movable up and down pitch by...
6142469 Sheet ejecting mechanism with contact member and advance descending of tray to prevent direct return of contact member  
A sheet ejecting mechanism is provided with a sheet ejecting sensor which detects a sheet to be ejected onto an offset tray and an upper-surface position-regulating section which regulates the...
6120015 Dual sheet hole punching system for the output of reproduction apparatus  
An on-line sheet hole punching system for punching holes in sheets outputted by a printing system, to eliminate pre-punched sheets, with a common sheet entrance path, two separate but closely...
6102385 Finisher  
A finisher includes an additional-working tray and a leading edge stopper and trailing edge stopper for aligning folded and unfolded sheets fed into the additional-working tray. The leading edge...
6095740 Method of manufacturing books or brochures  
A method and an apparatus for manufacturing books or brochures with a book block of printed sheets which are thread-stitched at the side of the fold, wherein the method includes successively and...
H001842 Pass through repositionable stapler-compiler system with clincher alignment system  
A compiling and stapling system with a compiling station for receiving and stacking sets of printed sheets inputted in a defined direction of movement for compiling and stapling them along a sheet...
6029026 Image forming apparatus capable of executing a plurality of processes at proper position on sheet  
An image forming apparatus is capable of performing a plurality of processes for a sheet provided with an image such as stapling and punching. When two different processes are set together, the...
6027107 Image forming apparatus capable of a plurality of processes on sheet provided with image  
A user sets a function of corner stapling, two-point stapling or punching on an operation panel of a copying machine, as a process for a paper after copying. Then, the copying machine determines...
5988352 Device for turning an editorial product on a packaging line  
A device for turning an editorial product on a packaging line includes a pusher conveyor, a feeder for products to be packaged, and a plurality of feeders for sheet inserts for the products,...
5975823 Method of forming sheet material assemblage  
A polarized lens is mounted to a helmet having a transparent face shield to cover a top portion of the face shield and reduce glare in the user's field of vision. In the preferred embodiment of...
5971384 Finishing apparatus and image forming apparatus using the same  
A finishing device of the present invention is formed of a piling tray disposed above a main image forming device to hold a sheet therefrom, a stapling tray for temporally piling the sheet...
5911414 Sheet transport apparatus having a hole puncher, and sheet processing device  
A sheet transport apparatus has a puncher for punching a hole in a sheet as the sheet is being transported through a transport path, and a transport device for clamping and transporting the sheet,...
5909871 Sheet post-processing apparatus  
A sheet post-processing apparatus includes at least one sheet receiving bin for receiving sheets. A sheet discharger discharges sheets into the sheet receiving bins and a post-processor...
5860643 Collector apparatus and method  
A high-capacity collector apparatus and method are provided for collecting sheet articles and advancing collected sheet articles. The collector apparatus includes a stage for collecting a stack of...
5810346 Paper handling system  
A paper handling system including a gathering path and a plurality of paper handling units. The (114 to 138), said gathering path is defined by a plurality of essentially corresponding modules...
5793298 Apparatus with alerting system indicating necessity of paper refuse disposal out of container  
This invention relates to an image forming apparatus provided with a punching unit and a paper refuse collecting box (container). The apparatus has a controller provided with a counter and...
5769403 Printing form  
A payment coupon is prepared by stacking a plurality of individual sheets of paper atop one another and then slitting or cutting the stacked array into a plurality of segments. Each individual...
5738346 Apparatus for stitching collated sheets  
An improved apparatus for stitching collated sheets is provided. Collated sleets to be stitched are transported along a first transport path portion (29) into a sheet stitching station (80)...
5730437 Method of, and apparatus for, processing bundles of congruent sheets of a flat material  
An apparatus and method of preparing bundles for binding, where the method is carried out at a high processing frequency and the device is of a compact construction, where bundles of sheets are...
5722031 Image forming apparatus having stapler for stapling sheets  
An image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit for forming images onto sheets in either one of a first mode for sequentially forming the images onto the sheets from a last page and a...
5685532 Integral sheet hole punching and output inverting system  
In a printing system on-line sheet output system with a rotating disks type sheet inverter and stacker in which the printed sheets are individually registered and rotated for inversion before...
5667213 Small-size-sheet stacking unit and cleaning sheet therefor  
A small-size-sheet stacking unit is attached on a printed sheet tray of a printing machine so as to receive printed sheets of small size, and is detached from the printing machine after such...
5628502 Low force sheet hole punching system in output compiler of reproduction apparatus  
In a sheet output system with a stacking tray for accumulating, registering, and stacking on top of preceding sheets in a superposed set stack the printed sheets sequentially individually...
5592881 System for identifying modules in a modular printing apparatus  
A system for controlling a plurality of function-specific modules in a high-volume electronic printing apparatus involves assigning a unique connection code to each physical connection between a...
5560594 Apparatus for processing printed products  
Stacks of part-products are arranged on the circumference of a rotating processing drum that has radial receiving compartments that open along the drum circumference. Rotatable rollers are...
5522588 Linerless label stacking  
A linerless label stacking assembly and procedure utilize a paddle wheel first conveyor having a rotatable central portion with a number of paddles extending generally radially outward from the...
5513839 Dual mode set stacking tamper and sheet feeder offset system  
In an output system for handling the printed sheets sequentially outputted by a reproduction apparatus, including at least one output stacking tray, and at least one exit rollers sheet ejection...
5508799 Method and apparatus for punching a hole in a stack of sheets in an image forming apparatus having a hole puncher  
A method and apparatus for punching holes in a stack of sheets using a hole puncher. The method includes the steps of activating the hole puncher, determining whether the hole puncher has...
5501442 Dual mode tamper/offsetter  
In a sheet stacking and job separating system for a reproduction apparatus, in which, repeatedly, plural printed sheets are compiled as a print job set by being tamped into a squared stack in a...
5474221 Rotary stapling machine  
A rotary stapling machine includes a first rotatable roller, a staple retainer mounted on the first roller to retain a U-shaped staple in a predetermined orientation, and a second rotatable roller...
5465947 Apparatus for discharging sheets from a sorter  
A sheet stack handling apparatus discharges sheet stacks from a bin of a sorter disposed on the side of an image forming apparatus, and includes a sheet stocker, a sheet stack transporting route,...
5421662 Stabilization system for the printing of signatures  
A stabilization system for the printing of signatures having a chain conveyor for conveying a plurality of signatures in a longitudinal direction, the chain conveyor being subdivided into a...
5421567 Synchronized web-fed rotary printing presses with inserting drum  
Two or more web-fed rotary printing press sections of a web-fed rotary printing press with usual printing units, reel stands, web-leads produce synchronously signatures with longitudinal and cross...
5337687 Process for bringing together, aligning, and co-processing flaccid workpiece layers  
A process and device for automatically feeding workpiece layers to be processed in a hanging position in a vertical plane to a scanning and aligning station (R). The workpiece layers are grasped...
5290020 Sheet finishing device with calculating means for efficient operation  
An automatic sheet processing device mountable on a sorting unit of an image forming apparatus includes a sheet processor for applying a sheet processing to a sheet having a specified length and...
5285249 Finishing apparatus for stapling sheets stacked first-to-last or last-to-first  
A finishing apparatus for use with a host reproduction apparatus to form properly collated sets of copies produced by the reproduction apparatus. The finishing apparatus includes first and second...
5241355 Image forming apparatus for processing sheets of image-bearing copy paper  
A copying apparatus having a stapling function and a punching function. When the allowable sheet capacity for stapling is X and the allowable sheet capacity for punching is Y and the both the...