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7694947 Apparatus and method of on demand printing, binding, and trimming a perfect bound book  
A printing and binding apparatus (1) is disclosed which can print on demand, bind, and trim a perfect bound book. The apparatus includes one or more text page printers (110, 200) and a color cover...
7694948 Bookbinding apparatus, bookbinding system and image formation processing system  
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...
7690633 Sheet processing apparatus and image forming apparatus including stapling and folding mechanism  
A sheet processing apparatus may include a conveyance path and a tray. The conveyance path may convey sheets. The tray may receive the sheets conveyed from the conveyance path. The tray may...
7690637 Sheet processing apparatus and sheet processing method  
A sheet processing apparatus of the invention includes a post-processing unit that applies post-processing to sheets supplied from an image forming apparatus, a conveying tool that guides the...
7690636 Finishing apparatus in copying machine  
A finishing apparatus in a copying machine is disclosed, which can finish large sized papers without enlarging the size of a tray base. The finishing apparatus includes a jogging assembly 170...
7690632 Sheet bending apparatus and sheet postprocessing apparatus  
A sheet bending apparatus and a sheet postprocessing apparatus are provided for improved alignment of recording sheets during center-folding. A center-folding unit mounted in a sheet...
7690638 Printing system, job processing method, and storage medium  
A printing system is configured to be able to use a plurality of types of stacking units. The printing system comprises a first controller configured to execute operations to stack printed...
7690634 Method of processing and printing print job portions for enabling bindery efficiencies  
A method is provided for processing and printing print job portions. The method includes providing an output related attribute, and using the attribute to divide a portion of one or more print...
7681872 Sheet processing apparatus and image forming apparatus  
The sheet processing apparatus is provided with a second folding, conveying roller pair that discharges a folded sheet bundle with its folded portion being the leading edge and a folded bundle...
7677544 Booklet-loading device, post-treatment device and image-forming system  
A booklet-loading device includes: a carry-out unit that conveys plural of booklets sequentially; and a transfer unit that transfers the plural of booklets sequentially conveyed from the carry-out...
7673862 Sheet processor and image-forming apparatus  
A sheet processor includes a holding unit for holding a folded batch of sheets, a pressing member for pressing against a folded portion of the batch of sheets, a nipping member for nipping...
7673868 Sheet processing system  
A sheet processing system comprises a plurality of sheet processing devices, a primary sheet conveyance path, a secondary sheet conveyance path, and a controller which controls the sheet...
7673866 Sheet conveying apparatus and image forming system  
A sheet conveying apparatus is connected between an image forming apparatus and a post-processing apparatus to receive the sheet ejected from the image forming apparatus, and to eject the sheet to...
7673867 Finisher apparatus  
A flexible strip of low coefficient of friction material is attached to a paddle wheel hub and placed over a predetermined length of the drive side of the paddle wheel blades in order to reduce...
7669843 Method and apparatus for high capacity stacking and stitching in an image production device  
A method and apparatus for high capacity stacking and stitching in an image production device is disclosed. The method may include determining if an image production document is to be stitched,...
7669842 Sheet rotator  
A sheet turning apparatus includes a vacuum source used to capture and hold a sheet onto a rotatable disc that is connected to a servo motor. Actuation of the servo motor causes rotation of the...
7665720 Paper sheet processing apparatus  
A paper sheet processing apparatus includes a plurality of bundling devices, and a plurality of chute devices which temporarily hold bundles, which are bundled by the bundling devices. A second...
7661666 Sheet processing apparatus and sheet processing method  
A sheet processing apparatus having a sheet post-processing unit for performing a post process such as aligning or binding sheets. The sheet processing apparatus is composed of a tray for...
7658372 Sheet processing apparatus and image forming apparatus  
A sheet processing apparatus including: a stapler; a conveying path, which conveys a sheet to the stapler; a bundle forming device to form a sheet bundle in the conveying path, the bundle forming...
7654512 Image forming system, image forming method and image forming apparatus  
Image forming system including at least one image forming apparatus for forming images on sheets on the basis of image data. At least one temporary containing apparatus is disposed downstream of...
7654511 Sheet post-processing apparatus and image formation apparatus provided with the same  
An apparatus is provided with a processing tray 42 to mount sheets ejected from an image formation section, aligning means (aligning plates 61, etc.) for aligning end portions of a sheet ejected...
7637490 Inserting systems and methods  
Inserting systems and methods are provided for use in sheet processing. The inserting systems and methods provide improved handling of sheet articles during processing. Sheet articles can be...
7635121 Sheet folding apparatus and sheet finishing system  
A sheet folding apparatus, including: a sheet folder configured to fold a sheet bundle; a sheet tray configured to support the sheet bundle folded by the sheet folder; a first frame configured to...
7635120 Booklet finishing apparatus, post-treatment apparatus and image forming system  
A booklet finishing apparatus has a clamping unit that flattens a booklet of folded sheets by clamping at least on portion adjacent to a back of the booklet from both surfaces of the booklet, a...
7631859 Dual disc stacker/stitcher high speed finisher  
This is a stacker/stitcher assembly having two disc stackers facing each other. In between the stackers is a common collection tray for receiving the stacked substrates. The assembly can handle...
7631858 Folded portion flattening unit, post-treatment device, and image forming apparatus  
A folded portion flattening unit includes: a sheet conveyance unit that conveys a booklet including a folded sheet with a folded portion in a lead toward a predetermined conveyance direction; a...
7628388 Postprocessing apparatus and image forming system  
A postprocessing apparatus includes: a housing to which a recording sheet is fed from a predetermined upstream device; a first postprocessing mechanism mounted in the housing and adapted for...
7618033 Sheet processing apparatus and image forming apparatus  
A sheet processing apparatus for covering a sheet bundle with a cover sheet includes a creasing unit for making a crease along an end portion of the cover sheet adjacent the edge of the sheet...
7619756 Printer incorporating a binding assembly  
A printer is disclosed. The printer includes a print media supply station for storing print media. The printer further includes a print engine station arranged to receive print media from the...
7607648 Staple hole forming apparatus  
A staple hole forming apparatus including a pair of pins and a pin receptor. The pair of pins are spaced from each other a distance substantially equal to a distance between two legs of a staple....
7607650 Sheet-bundle spine treatment apparatus, sheet-bundle treatment apparatus, and image-forming apparatus  
A sheet-bundle spine treatment apparatus includes upper and lower press-rollers for adjusting a crease shape by moving while pinching front and rear surfaces of a spine of a folded sheet-bundle...
7604226 Method and apparatus for removing waste sheets from a sheet feed apparatus  
An apparatus and method for removing waste sheets from a sheet feed apparatus, removes waste sheets in a ergonomic manner. The bottom sheet or sheets from a stack of sheets is moved from an input...
7597312 Paper post processing apparatus  
A stapling unit 5 includes a stapler 10 for stapling an edge part of a stack of sheets of paper P and a carriage 11 on which the stapler 10 is mounted, and the carriage 11 is formed in such a way...
7597317 Stacker position changer, recording apparatus or liquid ejecting apparatus incorporating the same  
A recording section includes a recording head operable to record information on a first medium and a second medium. A first stacker has a first face and a second face, and is movable between a...
7597311 Sheet processing apparatus and image forming apparatus provided therewith and sheet processing method  
A sheet bundle stored in a sheet storage portion is pushed from a predetermined folded position with a first pushing plate, and the sheet bundle is normally conveyed along with the first pushing...
7594645 Sheet processing device and image formation apparatus  
A sheet processing device includes a pair of gripping rollers which can grip and convey a sheet bundle in a booklet-like form, a pressing roller which presses and flattens the folded back portion...
7591454 Paper handling system material feed path arrangement  
A materials handling system includes a feeder station having a plurality of material feeders and an insertion subsystem. Each of the plurality of feeders are connected to a common material...
7588241 Sheet processing apparatus, sheet processing method, image forming apparatus, program for implementing the method, and storage medium storing the program  
A sheet processing apparatus which can be reduced in size and suppress cost increase by preventing sheet buckling and jamming. Sheets stacked on an insert tray of a sheet processing apparatus are...
7584948 Sheet processing apparatus and control method therefor  
A sheet processing apparatus which is capable of accurately superimposing or aligning sheets discharged from an image forming apparatus during buffering even when the space intervals between the...
7584949 Bookbinding system, image forming apparatus, and bookbinding apparatus  
By controlling the recording position of images on the cover sheet by the image recording section based on the thickness information of the bundle of sheets, image recording at the appropriate...
7581725 Sheet processing apparatus  
A sheet processing apparatus includes an aligning member and a shift conveying unit. The aligning member is movable in a width direction perpendicular to a sheet conveying direction and presses a...
7578498 Sheet processing apparatus and sheet processing method  
A sheet processing apparatus includes a hole punching section arranged downstream from a skew detecting unit and orthogonally to a conveying path of a sheet, and a control unit configured to...
7575230 Sheet process apparatus  
Provided is a shift transport device for transporting a sheet to a sheet transport direction upstream side of a sheet process tray and for shifting the sheet. The shift transport device offsets...
7571904 Control system for indexing compiler drive shaft that senses drive torque to initiate indexing  
A finishing-compiling station or structure is disclosed where marked copies of paper or other media are transported into a compiling tray for paper registration by paddle wheels or other such...
7568687 Binding apparatus and image formation system using the same  
Bookbinding apparatus facilitating, in the event it is halted during operation, the removal of any sheave left remaining inside, to eliminate the risk of sheets scattering. A sheet bundler/stacker...
7568686 Sheet processing apparatus  
A sheet processing apparatus comprises a processing tray for loading a sheet bundle, a first conveying unit having a rotary shaft which is installed at least at the end on the downstream side in...
7568685 Method for manufacturing printed products such as books, brochures, magazines or the like  
A method for manufacturing a printed product formed from a plurality of printed sheets which are printed sequentially for processing, wherein the printed products each comprise at least one...
7556252 Sheet post-processing apparatus  
A sheet post-processing apparatus includes a processing tray and a stapler. The processing tray has a mounting area, a flexible portion, and an edge holding part. A sheaf of sheets is made on the...
7547009 Sheet processing apparatus and image forming apparatus  
So as to more effectively prevent each sheet from being caught, a guide member is provided in a region that extends from an intermediate stacking portion to a staple cartridge portion across a...
7543805 Bookbinding system, image forming apparatus and bookbinding apparatus  
A bookbinding system wherein, when additional printing is conducted on a cover sheet which has been printed thereon outside an image forming apparatus, the image forming apparatus is provided with...