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Publication numberUS1269039 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 11, 1918
Filing dateAug 5, 1916
Priority dateAug 5, 1916
Publication numberUS 1269039 A, US 1269039A, US-A-1269039, US1269039 A, US1269039A
InventorsHoward M Barber
Original AssigneeCottrell C B & Sons Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Sheet associating and folding machine.
US 1269039 A
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H. M. BARBER,

SHEET ASSOCIATING AND FOLDING MACHINE.

APPLICATION FILED AUG.5. 191s.

. 1,269,039. Patented June 11, 1918.

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H. M. BARBER. SHEET ASSOCIATING AND FOLDING MACHINE.

APPLICATION FILED AUG.5| l9I6.

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Inwewmr Patented June 11, 19l&

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H. M. BARBER.

SHEET ASSOCIATING AND FOLDING MACHINE.

APPLICATION FILED AUG.5. l 9l6.

Patented June IL, 1918. 4 SHE'ETSSHEET a.

Witwesa Witnew H. M. BARBER.

S HEET ASSOCIATING AND FOLDING MACHINE.

APPLICATION FILED AUG.5- 191s.

Patented June 11. 1918.

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one revolution ,to one revolution of the rotary carrier 14. I

A switch 69 is located at the entrance end of the stitcher table 27, which switch is op' erated from a cam 70 on the shaft 33 of the rotary carrier 31 through the connection 71.

A movable cam 72 for opening the grippers 23 at the proper intervals to receive the sheetfed from the extra source of sheet supply 1 is controlled by a cam 73 on the shaft 15 of the rotary carrier 13 through the connection 74.

A movable cam 75for releasing the grippers 23 at the proper intervals to deliver the associated sheets, is controlled by a cam 76, on the shaft 15 of the rotary carrier 13 through the connection 77.

The coacting folding mechanism on the carriers 13 and 14 is of the well known floating blade and jaw type, in which the cam 78 controls the blade 18 and the cams 79, 80, and 81, control the jaws 19 and 20.

A fixed cam 82 controls the grippers 17 of the rotary carrier 14 and a fixed cam 83 controls the grippers 23 of the rotary carrier 21 at the point where they receive the folded sheet or sheets from the rotary carrier 13.

The coacting folding mechanism of the rotary carriers 31, 32, is of the well known floating blade and jaw type, the operation of the blade 36 being controlled by the cam 84 and the operation of the jaws 37 being controlled by the cams 85, 86, S7.

The grippers 35 011 the rotary carrier 31 are tumbler operated, the tumbler 88 being controlled by the pins 89, 90. The grippers 35 are opened to release the associated sheets at the time of folding, by the stationary cam 91.

The grippers 26, 26*, on the rotary carrier 24 are tumbler operated, the tumblers 92 for the grippers 26 being operated by the pins 93, 94, and the tumblers 95 of the grippers 26* being controlled by the pins 96, 97.

The movement of the sheet stop 3 is controlled by the cams 98, 99, arranged to suecessively engage the sheet stop roller 100 and the movement of the sheet stop 4 is controlled by cams 101, 102, arranged to successively engage the sheet stop roller 103.

The movement of the sheet stop 30 is con trolled by the cam 104 which is arranged to engage the sheet stop roller 105 Positively driven rollers 106, 107, bear against the surface of the rotary carrier 21 to hold the sheets in register thereon when the grippers are open and a positively driven roller 108 engages the surface of the rotary carrier24 to hold the sheets in register there on when their grippers are open.

A fixed cam 109 opens the grippers 26 to permit'the sheets fed from the extra source of sheet supply 1 to be transferred to the grippers 23 of the associating carrier 21. A fixed cam 110 opens the grippers 26* to release the sheets fed from the extra source of sheet supply 2, for association with the folded group of sheets and the extra sheet fed from the source 1.

The mechanism is herein shown as ar ranged for association with a transversely once-folded sheet or sheets of an insert sheet fed from the source of supply 1 and a cover sheet fed from the source of supply 2 with the insert 011 one side of the folded sheet or sheets and the cover on the other side thereof.

The rolls 9, 10, are arranged to feed one or more webs to the rotary cutters 5, 6, where sheets are severed from the web or webs and fed through the guides 11, 12, to the coacting folding carriers 13, 14.

In the meantime, the rotary carrier 24 has taken an insert sheet from the source of supply 1 and fed it to one of the grippers 23 on the associating carrier 21. As this gripper 23, with its insert reaches a point between the carriers 21 and 13 the folded sheet or sheets is transferred from the carrier 13 to the carrier 21 on top of the insert sheet. As the associated insert and folded sheets reach a point between the carriers 24 and 21, a cover sheet, which has been taken from the source of sheet supply 2 by one of the grippers 26*, is placed on top of the folded-sheet or sheets and the so associated cover, insert and interposed foldedv sheets are then fed forwardly onto the stitcher table 27, the switch 69 being thrown into position to insure the passage of the insert sheet with the others onto the said table. When these a sociated sheets reach the stop 30, the sheets are stitched transversely of their travel. The stop 30 is then raised and the advance edges of the sheets are grasped by the set of grippers 35 on the rotary carrier 31. The associated sheets are then folded off along their stitched line, transverse of their travel, onto the rotary carrier 32 and are delivered therefrom to the delivery mechanism 42, 43.

To secure a rapid delivery of the product, and, at the same time, give suflicient time for the proper stitching of the same, I have found a convenient arrangement to be the provision of two sets of insert transfer grippers alternating with two sets of cover transfer grippers on the rotary carrier 24; five sets of grippers 23 on the rotary carrier 21; two sets of folding jaws 19, 20, on the rotary carrier 13 coacting with a single folding blade 18 on the rotary carrier l4 and the provision of a single set of grippers 35 on the rotary carrier 31 and a single tucking blade 36 on the rotary car rier 31 coacting with a single set'of folding jaws 37 on the rotary carrier 32.

It is obvious that the rotary carriers 13 14, can handle single, sheetsor a plurality. sociated sheets together and delivering the of superimposed sheets fedfrom therotary samee cutters 5, 6, and is also obviousthat the .8. Means; for. foldinga sheetqpr' sheets, rotary carrier can feed one sheet orja ,-Ineans for associating .extra-sheetsgfedfromplurality of superimposedsheets. from;each;.,diiferent sources With said folded.sheet.;oi=. -3 of the different sources of sheet supplyv 1 sheets, a; common means for feeding the and 2, without de parting from. the, spirit extra; .sheets successivelyito the associatin and scopeof myinvention. means and meansfor foldingg thesoasso- It is evident that changes may be resorted, ciated, sheets; together .and deliveringqtlle' to in the form, construction and arrange same a mentof, the-several parts without.depar -9. Means for; folding; .a sheet or. sheets, .15.." ing from the spiritandscopeof,my inven- 2 means for associating-extra.sheetsifedfrorn. p1 1 tion; hence I do not wish to limit myself different sources with said folded,islaeetaor strictly to thestructure herein ,shown and described, but

\Vhatl claim is;

1. Means for cuttingand folding a main web sheet or sheets, means for associating cover and. insert sheets fedffrom different, I

sheets, a common means for feedingtheeX- tra sheets;successively to; the associatinga m an llliea i'or s t ng androl s i the so associated sheets.togetheranddeliven' ing he 10. Rotary carriers arrangednto. fold sources with said ffolded sheet or sheets, and ,main web sheet ortsheets vand a,- rotary;.car-

.. means for stitching the so associated sheets ,rier arranged to associate cover and insertiss; together and delivering the same. sheets v fedfrom different sources With the 2. Meansfor cutting and folding-amain,. folded,sheetorsheets; v web sheet or sheets, meansfor associating 11. Rotary carriers, arranged to fold 'a;. cover and insert sheets fed from diiferent. main -web sheet,.or,sheets, -a rotary carrier sources with said folded sheet or she ets, .and arranged to associate coverand insert sheets means for folding the so associated sheets ,fed fromdifferentsources with thefoldedu together I and. delixering thesame. 1 sheet or. ,sl1eets,,and. means for .stitchingthey 3. Means for cutting andfoldinga main SQ, $Ociated-shflt$;'6 g 6 u 1 d d l v ring Web sheet or sheets, means for associating; the same. cover and -insert sheets fed from different v 12. Rotary carriers" arrangedto fold aDS sourcesqvith said folded sheet or sheets, main web sheet or 'sheets a irotary.,-carrier and means for stitching ,and folding the so arranged, to; associate cover andinsert sheets. associated sheets together and delivering fed from differentsonrcestwith the folded I I the same. sheet onsheets, and meansfor. folding the 4:. Means for cutting and folding a.main so associated; sl1 =tOg her-and deliveringweb sheet or sheets,.means for associati ng thew-Ine cover and insert sheets fed from clifferent... Ro ry iZ I s g z fOld sources with said folded sheet or sheets, .main Web sheet or sheets, a rotary carrier and a common meansfor feeding the cover arrangedtoiassociate cover and .insertsheets i e and insert sheetsato theassociating,means. fed fnom,difi' erent ;-sources with the-folded 5. Means for cutting and folding, aymain 6 01 Sheets, andmeansfforstitohing and web sheet or sheets means for associating ,foldingtl1e,so,associated sheetstogether and cover and insert sheets-fed from different .(lelivering thesame sources with said foldedsheet or sheets, 4:- Rotarycarriers arrangedi-to .fold acommon'tmeans for feeding the coyer and.v main {Weh,sheet or. sheets, airotaryicarrier llo insert sheets to the associating means and arranged. to associatecover and insert sheets means for stitching the so associatedsheets ,fed from different sources with the; folded 1 togetheriand delivering the same. sheet or,,sh eets, and rotary carrier-ar- 6. Means for cutting andfoldinga; main ranged to rfeedtheicover and insert-sheets to Web sheet or sheets, means, for associating U16 Sheet a so a ing carrier; cover and insert sheets fed from different; 1 5. Rotary,carriers arranged t0=fold a- 1 sources with said folded. sheet or sheets, fi h t ,-0 1; sheets,gaxrotarycarrien a common means for feeding the coyerand a a ged toi associateicqver and insertsheets insert sheets to the associatingmeans, and d f Om llff f l tr ncesnvith the folded means for folding the so associated sheets sheet 0r sheets, ;a,rotary carrierarranged' to -120, 1 tOgethera id delivering the same. feed thecoverandinsert sheets to the sheet 7. Means for cutting. and folding a-main associatingcarrier, and means forstitching Web sheet, or sheets, .means for associating ,the SO associated sheets together and-delix cover and insert sheets fed from different ering the s me. sources with said folded sheet or. sheets, 1a-, 16. Rotary'..carriers arranged Ito;- fold a. common means for feeding the cover and .main eb sheet or sheets,, a rotary, carrier; insert sheets .tolthe associating means, and, arrangedito associate cover and-insertsheets e meansforhstitching .and'cfoldingthe so asfed from different sourcesswith, the folded sheet or sheets, a rotary carrier arranged to feed the cover and insert sheets to the sheet associating carrier, and means for folding the so associated sheets together and delivering the same.

17. Rotary carriers arrranged to fold a main Web sheet or sheets, a rotary carrier arranged to associate cover and insert sheets fed from different sources with the folded sheet Or sheets, a rotary carrier arranged to feed the cover and insert sheets to the sheet associating carrier, and means for stitching and folding the so associated sheets together and delivering the same.

18. Rotary carriers arranged to fold a sheet or sheets, a rotary carrier arranged to associate extra sheets fed from different sources with the folded sheet or sheets, and a rotary carrier arranged to feed the extra sheets successively to the sheet associating carrier. I

19. Rotary carriers arranged to fold a sheet or sheets, a rotary carrier arranged to associate extra sheets fed from different sources with the folded sheet or sheets, a rotary carrier arranged to feed the extra sheets successively to the sheet associating carrier, and means for stitching the so associated sheets together and delivering the same.

20. Rotary carriers arranged to fold a sheet or sheets, a rotary carrier arranged to associate extra sheets fed from difi'erent sources With the folded sheet or sheets, a rotary carrier arranged to feed the extra sheets successively to the sheet associating carrier, and means for folding the so associated sheets together and delivering the same.

21. Rotary carriers arranged to fold a sheet or sheets, a rotary carrier arranged to associate extra sheets fed from different sources With the folded sheet or sheets, a rotary carrier arranged to feed the extra sheets successively to the sheet associating carrler, and means for stitching and folding the so associated sheets together and delivering the same.

22. Rotary carriers arranged to fold a sheet or sheets, a rotary carrier arranged to associate extra sheets fed from different sources with the folded sheet or sheets, and a rotary carrier arranged to feed the extra sheets to the sheet associating carrier, the parts being so timed that the sheet associat- 111g carrier Will first take an extra sheet, then the folded sheet or sheets and finally associate therewith another extra sheet.

23. Rotary carriers arranged to fold a sheet or sheets, a rotary carrier arranged to associate extra sheets fed from different sources with the folded sheet or sheets, a rotary carrier arranged to feed the extra sheets to the sheet assoclating carrier, the

ing carrier Will first take an extra sheet,

then the folded sheet or sheets and finally associate therewith another extra sheet, and means for folding the so associated sheets together and delivering the same.

25. Rotary carriers arranged to fold a sheet or sheets, a rotary carrier arranged to associate extra sheets fed from different sources with the folded sheet or sheets, a rotary carrier arranged to feed the extra sheets to the sheet associating carrier, the

parts being so timed that the sheet associating carrier will first take an extra sheet, then the folded sheet or sheets and finally associate therewith another extra sheet, and means for stitching and folding the so associated sheets together and delivering the same.

26. Means for folding a sheet or sheets, a rotary carrier arranged to associate extra sheets fed from different sources With the folded sheet or sheets, and a rotary carrier arranged to take the extra sheets at different points on the carrier and feed them to the associating carrier at different times.

27. Means for folding a sheet or sheets, a rotary carrier arranged to associate extra sheets fed from different sources With the folded sheet or sheets, a rotary carrier arranged to take the extra sheets at different points on the carrier and feed them to the associating carrier at different times, and means for stitching the so associated sheets together and delivering the same.

28. Means for folding a sheet or sheets, a rotary carrier arranged to associate extra sheets fed from different sources with the folded sheet or sheets, a rotary carrier arranged to take the extra sheets at different points on the carrier and feed them to the associating carrier at different times, and means for folding the so associated sheets together and delivering the same.

29. Means for folding a sheet or sheets, a rotary carrier arranged to associate extra sheets fed from different sources with the folded sheet or sheets, a rotary carrier arranged to take the extra sheets at different points on the carrier and feed them to the associating carrier at different times, and means for stitching and folding the so assoing carrier will first take an extra sheet,

' same.

tiated sheets together and for foldnig a main, sheet or sheets and for ,feedsoglv ans is, 'folding' slieet (m ssin t 'isemi rtwhe a ee a l arrie a a rotary,carrier'having"anoddnumber of; 'commoir means,arranged toptalge the lextra sur a e u h x ra et fsli aa s e -sa sre from-t e difie l ntse different sources are assoc ated ,wlth each of extra sheet supply and transfer theml sucfolded sheet or sheets, and, a1 rota'rymarrier cessively to the associating carrien to be hav ng an even number of surfaces on which comb ned w th I the folded sheet or, sheets,

folded sheet or sheets.

"the extra sheets are taken i n succession,from}, and ,means for stitching the so associated 10 thedifferentsources fron 'which. they sheetstogether.anddelivering-thesame. are fed at different times to the associating, Asource of sheemsupply, difrarrier to be associated thereon With each ferent extra sheetisupply a rotary sheet associating carrier, means for Meaa er f i ashes-,- or sh s if l liaamain.v sheet cash ess,andrf rrreea a rotary carrier having" an odd number; o f ,;1ng the same to the associating carrier, a surfaces upon which extra sheets fed from common means arranged to. take the, extra different sources are associated with each Sheets successively from the different sources folded sheet or sheets, a rotary carrier havof extra sheet supply and transfer them ing an even number of surfaces on which successively to the associating carrier to be the extra sheets are taken in succession from om ined With the folded sheet of sheets, the different sources and from which they and means for folding the so associated are fed at different times to the associating sheets together and delivering the same. carrier to be associated thereon with each 37. A source of main sheet supply, diffolded sheet or sheets, and means for stitchferent sources of extra sheet supply, a roing the so associated sheets together and detary sheet associating carrier, means for livering the same. folding a main sheet or sheets and for feed 32. Means for folding a sheet or sheets, mg the same to the associating carrier, a a rotary carrier having an odd number of common means arranged to take the extra surfaces upon which extra sheets fed from sheets successively from the different sources different sources are associated with each of extra sheet supply and transfer them sucfolded sheet or sheets, a rotary carrier havcessively to the associating carrier to be ing an even number of surfaces on which combined With the folded sheet or sheets, the extra sheets are taken in succession from and means for stitching and folding the so the different sources and from which they associated sheets together and delivering the are fed at different times to the associating same. carrier to be associated thereon with each 38. A source of main sheet supply, diffolded sheet or sheets, and means for foldferent sources of extra sheet supply, a roing the so associated sheets together and detary sheet associating carrier, means for livering the same. folding a main sheet or sheets, and for feed- 33. Means for folding a sheet or sheets, ing the same to the associating carrier, and a rotary carrier having an odd number of a single rotary carrier arranged to take the surfaces upon which extra sheets fed from extra sheets successively from the different different sources are associated With each sources of extra sheet supply and transfer folded sheet or sheets, a rotary carrier havthem successively to the assoclatmg carrier ing an even number of surfaces on which to be combined With the folded sheet or the extra sheets are taken in succession from sheets.

different sources and from which they are 39. A source of main sheet supply, diffed at different times to the associating ferent sources of extra sheet supply, a r0 carrier to be associated thereon with each tary sheet associating carrier, means for folded sheet or sheets, and means for stitchfolding a main sheet or sheets, and for feeding and folding the so associated sheets toing the same to the associating carrier, a

gether and delivering the same.

34. A source of main sheet supply, dif ferent sources of extra sheet supply, a rotary sheet associating carrier, means for folding a main sheet or sheets and for feeding the same to the associating carrier, and a common means arranged to take the extra sheets successively from the different sources of extra sheet supply and transfer them successively to the associating carrier to be combined with the folded sheet or sheets.

35. A source of main sheet supply, different sources of extra sheet supply, a ro single rotary carrier arranged to take the extra sheets successively from the different sources of extra sheet supply and transfer them successively to the associating carrier to be combined with the folded sheet or sheets, and means for stitching the so associated sheets together and delivering the same.

40. A source of main sheet supply, different sources of extra sheet supply, a rotary sheet associating carrier, means for folding a main sheet or sheets, and for feeding the same to the asseeiating carrier, a

single rotary carrier arranged to take the extra sheets successively from the different "sources of extra sheet supply and transfer them successively to the assoclating carrier to-be combined With the folded sheet or sheets, and means for folding the so associated sheets together and delivering the same. a

41. A source of main sheet sup 1y, different sources of extra sheet supp y, a rotary sheet associating carrier, means for folding a main sheet or sheets, and for feeding the same to the associating carrier, a

single rotary carrier arranged to take the extra sheets successively from the different sources of extra sheet supply and transfer them successively to the associating carrier to be combined with the folded sheet 01' sheets, and means for stitching and folding the so associated sheets together and de livering the same.

In testimony, that I claim the foregoing as my invention, I have signed my name this third day of August, 1916.

HOWARD M. BARBER.

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US2917307 *May 6, 1955Dec 15, 1959Hans SickingerAutomatic paper working machine
US4917364 *Oct 13, 1988Apr 17, 1990Canon Kabushiki KaishaSheet processing apparatus
Classifications
U.S. Classification270/37, 270/51
Cooperative ClassificationB65H45/18