GUENTHER; KENNETH L (Total 55 Patents Found)

A multi-pass sorting machine includes a housing or supporting structure which has the configuration of an A-Frame. The A-Frame structure has a slanting front side supporting several individually functional devices and a slanting back side supporting other individually functional devices. The devices of the front side i...
INSERTION MACHINE WITH SPEED OPTIMIZATION ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE A speed optimization circuit (140) is employed by an insertion machine to result in a greater actual throughput of successfully enveloped sets of documents. The speed optimization circuit (140) includes a microcontroller (142) which de...
METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETECTING ARTICLE ENGAGEMENT ERRORS ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE Method and apparatus for detecting article engagement errors and for calibrating engagement error detection apparatus associated with a plurality of gripper arms (16) of an insertion machine (10). ...
An Apparatus for separating and advancing documents includes a moving element for frictionally engaging and advancing one of the documents along a path, and a stationary element for frictionally engaging and halting the advance of the remainder of the documents. The moving element and the stationary element each includ...
A device for feeding address labels on a web with the address labels arranged in a column, each address label equal in size to adjacent address labels. There are non-addressed areas at equally spaced distances along the web, with the non-addressed areas separated by the address labels. There are two cutters placed afte...
A speed optimization circuit (140) is employed by an insertion machine to result in a greater actual throughput of successfully enveloped sets of documents. The speed optimization circuit (140) includes a microcontroller (142) which determines whether the machine cycling speed should be changed and which generates a si...
Un équipement de séparation et de transport de documents comprend un premier ensemble (30) comportant des courroies mobiles (40) destinées à entrer en contact à friction avec l'un des documents et à le faire avancer le long d'un parcours, et un deuxième ensemble (34) comportant des courroies fixes (100, ...
The inventive ink jet printing system is driven from a repertoire data storage medium such as perforated tape or cards, magnetic tape or cards, or the like, on which the stored data may be changed, updated, increased or decreased, or deleted in whole or in part. The data read from this storage medium is fed into a micr...
A buffered stacking system for selectively diverting horizontally disposed documents from a generally horizontal main conveying path, stacking the documents in a horizontal orientation and dropping the documents into replaceable receiving receptacles is provided. The system has a primary horizontal conveyor belt with a...
A speed optimization circuit (140) is employed by an insertion machine to result in a greater actual throughput of successfully enveloped sets of documents. The speed optimization circuit (140) includes a microcontroller (142) which determines whether the machine cycling speed should be changed and which generates a si...
INK JET PRINTER WITH DEFLECTED NOZZLES Abstract of Disclosure The inventive ink jet printing system is driven from a repertoire data storage medium such as perforated tape or cards, magnetic tape or cards, or the like, on which the stored data may be changed, updated, increased or decreased, or delet...
An apparatus for separating and advancing documents includes a first assembly having movable belts for frictionally engaging and advancing one of the documents along a path, and a second assembly having stationary belts and retrogressingly moving a portion of an endless belt along the path to frictionally engage and ha...
Method and apparatus for detecting article engagement errors and for calibrating engagement error detection apparatus associated with a plurality of gripper arms (16) of an insertion machine (10). Gripper arms (16) at each of a plurality of insert stations S comprise a first jaw member (24) and a second jaw member (26)...
Abstract of Disclosure An ink cartridge comprises a box containing a plastic bag or bladder which is manufactured, filled and sealed in the controlled environment of a factory. As manufactured, the bladder has almost no chance of any substantial amount of air being entrapped therein. It has no openings, except for a s...
To detect the separation of the jaws (24 and 26) of the gripper arm when gripping an article or articles for insertion in an envelope a pair of disc magnets in a holder (426) attached to the moving jaw (26) slide past a Hall-effect sensor (412). A resilient bracket (430) biasses the magnets against the surface of the s...
La présente invention concerne un appareil (10) de mise en superposition décalée d'un certain nombre de documents (12) constitués en une pile caractérisée par une première et une seconde extrémité. Cette pile comporte au moins une limite essentiellement définie par l'alignement coplanaire des bords de...
Apparatus (10) for shingling a plurality of documents (12) disposed in stacked relation so that the stack extends successively from a first end to a second end, and has at least one boundary defined by substantially coplanar marginal edges of the documents (14). The stack of documents (14) is conveyed along a predeterm...
Apparatus and method for automatically preparing large mailings in which one or more documents are nested within the fold of a letter sheet prior to insertion into an outer envelope. One or more unfolded letter sheets are transported to a folding operation involving a clamp assembly and a roller folding assembly which ...
A labeling assembly for applying labels carried on a substrate to a sequential series of moving documents is provided. The assembly transports the document in a generally vertical end on end orientation down a conveying path and peels the label from the substrate to position the peeled label in a generally vertical ori...
A speed optimization circuit (140) is employed by an insertion machine to result in a greater actual throughput of successfully enveloped sets of documents. The speed optimization circuit (140) includes a microcontroller (142) which determines whether the machine cycling speed should be changed and which generates a si...
An apparatus for separating and advancing documents includes a first assembly (30) having movable belts (40) for frictionally engaging and advancing one of the documents along a path, and a second assembly (34) having stationary belts (100, 102) and retrogressingly moving a portion of an endless belt (90) along the pat...
An apparatus for separating and advancing documents includes a first assembly (30) having movable belts (40) for frictionally engaging and advancing one of the documents along a path, and a second assembly (34) having stationary belts (100, 102) and retrogressingly moving a portion of an endless belt (90) along the pat...
Apparatus for shingling a plurality of documents disposed in stacked relation so that the stack extends successively from a first end to a second end, and has at least one boundary defined by substantially coplanar marginal edges of the documents. The stack of documents is conveyed along a predetermined path during whi...
Apparatus (10) for shingling a plurality of documents (12) disposed in stacked relation so that the stack extends successively from a first end to a second end, and has at least one boundary defined by substantially coplanar marginal edges of the documents (14). The stack of documents (14) is conveyed along a predeterm...
The multi-pass sorting machine of this disclosure includes a supporting structure which has the configuration of an A-Frame. The A-Frame structure has a slanting front side supporting several individually functional devices and a slanting back side supporting other individually functional devices. The devices of the fr...
An inserting machine having an improved hold-down member which provides for reduced friction between the hold-down member and the inserts as the inserts pass beneath the hold-down member. An endless belt moves with the lugs in order to transport the inserts along the insert track while friction between the bottom-most ...
ABSTRACT OF DISCLOSURE An insertion machine has a stationary table for holding inserts, and a linearly movable table for receiving and holding envelopes. The moving table jogs left or right to align the insert and envelope 80 that the insert may be pushed into the envelopes a parallelogram drive mechanism has a firs...
APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATED MAIL Abstract Of The Disclosure Apparatus and method for automatically preparing large mailings in which one or more document inserts are nested within the fold of a set of letter sheets prior to insertion into an outer envelope....
Apparatus (10) for shingling a plurality of documents (12) disposed in stacked relation so that the stack extends successively from a first end to a second end, and has at least one boundary defined by substan-tially coplanar marginal edges of the documents (14). The stack of docu-ments (14) is conveyed along a pre...
Apparatus (10) for shingling a plurality of documents (12) disposed in stacked relation so that the stack extends successively from a first end to a second end, and has at least one boundary defined by substantially coplanar marginal edges of the documents (14). The stack of documents (14) is conveyed along a predeterm...
Abstract of Disclosure The inventive ink jet printing system is driven from a repertoire data storage medium such as perforated tape or cards, magnetic tape or cards, or the like, on which the stored data may be changed, updated, increased or de-creased, or deleted in whole or in part. The data read from this storage ...
A new and improved vacuum document feeder provides a vacuum cup support mechanism which follows a somewhat crescent-shaped coupler curve that eliminated the vacuum cup wear-producing disadvantages of the prior art and provides for increased feeding rates. A four-bar system moves a table over the somewhat crescent-shape...
An apparatus for separating and advancing documents includes a first assembly (30) having movable belts (40) for frictionally engaging and advancing one of the documents along a path, and a second assembly (34) having stationary belts (100, 102) and retrogressingly moving a portion of an endless belt (90) along the pat...