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Hiroyasu Sumida, Akihisa Itabashi, Hiroshi Fukano, Hiroyasu Shijo, Hiroshi Takashima, Takeshi Ogiwara, Fumio Kishi: Image forming apparatus having an image orientation identifying device and a binding device. Ricoh Company, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt, January 24, 1995: US05383754 (95 worldwide citation)

An image forming apparatus having a device capable of identifying an image orientation to allow adequate processing to be executed and a device capable of binding sheets by determining a binding position. When an image orientation cannot be identified on the basis of a predetermined reference object ...


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Victor Manuel Celorio Garrido: Electronic bookstore vending machine. InstaBook Corporation, Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik, January 11, 2000: US06012890 (88 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a method and system for producing books on-demand. An electronic bookstore in accordance with the subject invention can receive an electronic text file of a book and then print and bind a copy of the book. A user may browse an electronic catalog, for example over the I ...


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Yoshiaki Ushirogata: Sheet finisher. Ricoh Company, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt P C, January 20, 1998: US05709376 (77 worldwide citation)

A sheet finisher for automatically stapling, punching, folding or otherwise finishing a stack of sheets sequentially driven out of an image forming apparatus and positioned is disclosed. The finisher is capable of finishing the sheets at any desired position in an intended direction of sheet transpo ...


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William C Wilson: Booklet finishing apparatus. Eastman Kodak Company, G Herman Childress, September 16, 1986: US04611741 (68 worldwide citation)

Booklets are produced from sets of sheets fed seriatim to finishing apparatus from a copier/duplicator or the like either by adhesively binding the sheets together or by stapling them together. The finishing apparatus has first and second adhesive binders used for securing sets of sheets together wi ...


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Kwauka Gerd Georg Dr, Diekmann Uwe: Process and device for the production of inner books.. Mohn Reinhard, October 1, 1980: EP0016260-A1 (64 worldwide citation)

A process for the direct, automatic production of inner books made of printed sheets, wherein each printed sheet (1) is transported by a sheet feeder to a folding machine and is folded with a parallel fold, preferably with fold edges arranged transversely to the conveying direction, subsequently the ...


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Noriyoshi Ueda, Katsuhito Kato: Sheet sorter having non-sorting mode with support expanding capability. Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto, February 1, 1994: US05282611 (59 worldwide citation)

A sheet sorting apparatus operable in a sorting mode in which sheets are sorted and in a non-sorting mode in which the sheets are not sorted includes a plurality of bins for receiving and sorting the sheets; a stapler for stapling the sheets accommodated in the bins; wherein one of the plural bins f ...


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Akira Fukui, Yoshihiko Kitahara: Sheet bundle folding apparatus. Canon Aptex, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto, March 2, 1999: US05876027 (55 worldwide citation)

A sheet bundle folding apparatus causes a bundle of sheets to be rolled into a pair of fold rollers thereby folding the bundle of sheets. The apparatus is provided with a drive source for rotating the pair of fold rollers in a normal direction to roll in the bundle of sheets and in a reverse directi ...


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Tetsuji Watanabe: Sheet folder with turnover and pressing device. Ricoh Company, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt P C, March 30, 2004: US06712349 (54 worldwide citation)

A sheet processing apparatus comprising a center-stapling device, a center-folding device, and a stacking tray for stacking a discharged sheet or sheet bundle, staples at the center of a sheet bundle conveyer from a sheet output apparatus with the center-stapling device, folds the stapled sheet bund ...


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Peter M Coombs, James R Seay: Set binding, stapling and stacking apparatus. Graoco, William C Cray, December 18, 2001: US06330999 (54 worldwide citation)

Apparatus is provided for receiving and assembling sheets in a binding station at which thermal binding strips are automatically supplied to the side edges of the assembled sets, the sheet receiving trays at the binding station are laterally moved apart to allow a set of assembled bound or unbound s ...


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Michael Vijuk: Automatic stacking and folding apparatus. Vijuk Bindery Equipment, Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery, October 14, 1986: US04616815 (54 worldwide citation)

The in-line web printing press 15 will be discharging shingled sheets at a rate set the press operator and operator of the stacking and folding machine 10 will set its speed of operation to match that of the web printing press. To this end, it is preferred to have an electric counter device 260 (FIG ...



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