Newspaper scanning device and method

FIELD: printing industry.

SUBSTANCE: newspaper scanning device consists of a supplying sub-system and a scanning device. The supplying sub-system includes a newspaper supplying device, and an automatic supply tray and module. Newspaper supplying device consists of a receiver and a cutter. Receiver is made with the possibility of loading a newspaper in its initial form, i.e. in the form of a set of two-folded sheets put one into the other, passing the loaded newspaper through the cutter made with the possibility of separating the edge of the sheets at the point of their folding, and supplying the final set of single sheets to the tray adjacent to automatic supply module. The latter, in its turn, is made with the possibility of supplying the sheets from the tray one by one to the scanning device.

EFFECT: scanning in order of movement of newspaper sheets, reducing manual labour volume, and reducing the time required for scanning one page.

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The technical field to which the invention relates

The invention, in General, refers to the scan information, and more particularly to an improved device and method for scanning Newspapers.

Prior art

At the present stage intensively is the digitization of printed information for different purposes and the most common method of implementation of this task is to scan. For scanning we use a wide variety of scanners of different formats and with different performance characteristics.

Modern scanners, focusing on the increasing volumes of subject digitization of printed information, designed to provide the opportunity to work with piles of printed documents, in contrast to the previous generation scanners, requiring manual feed of each printed sheet. Generally such a modern scanner can be thought of as consisting of a scanning device, directly scanning known to a person skilled in the art tools and methodologies, and feed subsystem, which includes a tray which is inserted a stack of printed sheets, and the automatic paper feed (ADF), which automatically extracts from lying in the tray stack one sheet at a time and delivers the extracted Fox is in the scanning device, thus, the operation of the automatic feed is synchronized with the speed of the scanning device. Usually the scanning device and the automatic feed is performed in a single body, and the tray is often implemented removable, although this is not a restrictive condition and the specific arrangement of the aforementioned components may be varied and determined by various factors, including functional, ergonomic, market, etc. the Scanning device may also be performed with manual feed of the printing sheet bypass feed subsystem. In addition, the scanner can be, optionally, displayed various controls and display (buttons, sensors, LEDs and the like), which is obvious to a person skilled in this technical field.

Very specific task is to scan Newspapers. Modern Newspapers are published in uncut pages on each side of the sheet has at least two pages. This creates inconvenience during scanning, since the sheet is too large (a typical format of a sheet of newspaper in Europe is A1 or A2, while the format of a typical office scanner is A4 or A3) and pages are arranged on the sheet in the main not in numerical order.

In the prior art (see, for example, “About Iruka Newspapers in the national library: the present and the future ”, A. Chastagner, international seminar “Dialogue of national libraries: Russia, UK, 15-16 October 2003, Moscow, Russia for automatic scanning of Newspapers known the use of expensive large-format scanners, supports large format sheet (at least, A1). After scanning, due to the above-mentioned problems, the user must manually on the computer to reorder digitized materials to bring them in line with the numbering of the pages of the newspaper, which can be very time consuming and intensive operation.

The obvious alternative method of scanning the newspaper is scanning her like a book, one page at a time with manual flipping of pages, and this method can be implemented on the scanner A2 (or A3), the cost of which is significantly lower than that of the above-mentioned large-format scanner, and the scanned materials will initially be organized in a proper manner. However, implementation of this method requires a significant amount of manual labour, and, if necessary, scan hundreds of Newspapers on the day this becomes a critical factor. In addition, when performing this method, typical errors, defined mainly by the human factor.

Often Newspapers stitched along the edge, and if the clip(s)will not be seen when the supply of Newspapers in the scanner, it might corrupt various elements of the scanning device (e.g., tablet or head), which may lead to reduced performance or failure of the scanner.

It should be noted that in a significant proportion of cases the journal itself after running its scan is not needed, and it is simply discarded.

The invention

The present invention is a method and device for scanning Newspapers, which provide the ability to perform scanning in the order of pages of the newspaper without the use of expensive large-format newspaper scanner, help to reduce the amount of manual labor, to reduce the time per scan one page, and to reduce the likelihood of errors in comparison with by way of manual turning of pages as well as to avoid damage to the scanner staples in the case of binding of the newspaper.

This problem can be solved by improving the feed subsystem scanner. In accordance with this improvement serves feeder Newspapers of the composition of the feed subsystem scanner designed for scanning Newspapers containing the receiver and razreshitel. The receiver is configured to download Newspapers in the form of a set of folded double and nested into each other of the sheets is propuskanija downloaded Newspapers through razreshitel, made with the possibility of separation of the edges of the sheets where they bend, and feeding the resultant population of single sheets in the tray of the scanner.

In a preferred embodiment, razreshitel placed inside the receiver, while razreshitel consists of two cutting sections, arranged in such a way as to ensure the possibility of separating edges from two opposite sides of the newspaper.

In a preferred embodiment, the receiver includes rollers, placed in pairs before and after retreates along with the Newspapers. The rollers of each pair are located at the top and bottom relative to the Newspapers and made with the possibility of bilateral compression of the newspaper and move it in the direction of the tray of the scanner by means of rotation. Thus the rollers located before resettlem provide transmission loaded Newspapers through razreshitel with subsequent capture of rollers located after retreates, which supply single sheets in the tray. Compression in the pair of rollers is provided by mounting at least one of the rollers of the pair for the spring.

Preferably the proposed feeder Newspapers further comprises guides for removing the separated resettlem edges.

Also, in accordance with the solution of the invention, it is proposed scan the R to scan Newspapers, containing feed subsystem and a scanning device. The feed subsystem includes corresponding invention the feeder Newspapers, tray and automatic document feeder. As noted earlier, the feeder Newspapers contains the receiver and razreshitel, and the receiver is configured to download Newspapers in the form of a set of folded double and nested into each other sheets, bandwidth loaded Newspapers through razreshitel made with the possibility of separation of the edges of the sheets where they bend, and feeding the resultant population of single sheets in the tray of the scanner adjacent to the automatic feeder. The automatic feed, in turn, is arranged to feed sheets from the tray one by one to the scanner device.

In a preferred embodiment, razreshitel made with the possibility of diversion from the path of the newspaper for the case of the original supply together single sheets, the scanner further comprises a mode switch is made with the possibility of diversion of retreates with the path of the newspaper and bring retreates into position.

Preferably the scanning device of the scanner is made with the possibility of two-sided scanning.

In addition, in accordance with the solution of the invention offers the means of scanning Newspapers to the invention by an appropriate scanner for scanning Newspapers. According to the method load the paper in the form of a set of folded double and nested into each other worksheets in the receiver, then through the receiver miss loaded the paper through razreshitel, while through retreates separate the edge of the leaves where they bend and serves the resulting set of single sheets in the tray. Further, through the automatic feeder serves the sheets from the tray one at the scanning device. Finally, through the scanning device scans the submitted list.

List of figures

The above and other features and advantages of the present invention are disclosed in the following description of the preferred variants of its implementation given with reference to the figures of the drawings, which uses a sequential numbering of positions for which

Figure 1 is a General schematic diagram of the scanner to scan Newspapers in accordance with the present invention.

Figure 2 is a top view of the scanner of figure 1.

Figure 3 - block diagram of the sequence of operations performed by the components of the scanner of figure 1 according to the present invention.

Detailed description the preferred option of carrying out the invention

As noted previously, the above problem can be solved by improving the feed subsystem is of Aner.

Figure 1 and 2 shows an illustrative scanner 1, the corresponding present invention. As can be seen from the drawings, the improved feed subsystem scanner 1 is that it further comprises a receiver 2 and razreshitel 3. The receiver 2 is configured to download Newspapers as is, i.e. as a set of folded double and nested into each other worksheets, and transmission loaded Newspapers through razreshitel 3, made with the possibility of separation of the edges of the sheets where they bend. After that, the resultant set of single sheets fed into the tray 5 of the scanner 1. The size of each single sheet is equal to the size of one page on each side of the sheet is exactly one page, and pages in the resulting stack of single sheets arranged in the order they are presented. From tray 5 module 6 automatic feeder removes the sheets from the stack of single sheets one by one and add them into the scanning device 4, which is preferably made with the possibility of two-sided scanning, because to scan printed materials are usually located on both sides of the newspaper page.

In a preferred embodiment, razreshitel 3 placed inside the receiver 2 so that they form a single input device, although this is not the only possible option is m their location. Razreshitel is usually made of metal and has a sharpened edge for separating the edges of the newspaper.

According to a preferred variant implementation of the present invention razreshitel 3 consists of two cutting sections located inside the receiver 2 in such a way as to ensure separation of the edges supplied Newspapers with its two opposite sides. This eliminates the need for the supply of Newspapers in the receiver 2 to remember which side is razreshitel 3, as well as desired to vary the scanning order of the pages of the newspaper (direct or reverse). Otherwise, if the edge of the newspaper will not be cut off, and this paper will be submitted to the tray 5 scanner 1 according to the present invention will be failure of the module 6 automatic feeder because it is designed to work with single sheets.

In a preferred embodiment, the passage of Newspapers through the receiver 2 is as follows. The receiver 2 includes rollers 7, placed in pairs before and after retreates 3 along with the Newspapers. Figure 1 shows one pair of rollers on each side of retreates 3, although it may be used more and different number of pairs of rollers on each side. As follows from Figure 1, the rollers 7 of each pair are located at the top and bottom relative to the Newspapers and the implementation of the trading with the possibility of bilateral compression of the newspaper and move it in the direction of the tray of the scanner by means of rotation. In a preferred embodiment, the compression in each pair of rollers is provided by mounting at least one of the rollers 7 pairs (figure 1 - bottom) spring-8 with the appropriate mechanical properties. Proper rotation of the rollers 7 is secured by a suitable known drive is powered from the main power supply circuit of the scanner 1.

Thus, the rollers 7 located before resettlem 3, provide the transmission loaded Newspapers through razreshitel 3, is thereby separated edge (with the paper clip(s), if any) and division of folded sheets on a single, followed by a seizure rollers 7 located after retreates 3, which supply separated single sheets in the tray 5.

To prevent the cut edges of the Newspapers in module 6 automatic feeder that can lead to failure in his work, serving subsystem of the scanner 1 is equipped with guides 9 (see Figure 2), placed once sections retreates 3 to take the cut edges to the side of the tray 5.

Naturally, when scanning is not always required separation edges, for example in the case where the paper was divided into single sheets, or when scanning nagasena printed materials (for example, a typical stack the document is in). For this purpose, in the preferred embodiment of the present invention razreshitel 3 made with the possibility of diversion from the path of the scanned media, for which the scanner 1 is equipped with a mode switch (not shown)made with the possibility of mechanical exhaust retreates 3 with the path of travel of the print media and bring it back to its working position. In other words, the mode switch sets the two positions of retreates 3: outside, which blocked his contact with passing through the receiver a set of media, and working, in which razreshitel 3 is brought into contact with through the receiver set media to perform the assigned functions according to the division of the population on individual sheets.

It should be noted that to implement this functionality of the scanner is not necessary to equip its specialised mode switch, the signal at the proper switching modes can be served from a computer connected to the scanner 1, which activates the appropriate motorized means of the scanner to move the cutting sections retreates 3.

It should be noted that for the implementation of the present invention, the tray 5, module 6 automatic document feeder and scanning device 4 does not require the Ute improvements and implementation of these components is obvious to a person skilled in this technical field.

In addition, the scanner 1 is equipped with different connectors (not shown), such as USB, for connecting by means of respective cables to the computer to transfer the resulting scan digital information to a computer for further processing.

Below with reference to Figure 3 describes the sequence of operations performed during the scanning of the newspaper according to a preferred variant implementation of the present invention.

At step 301 load the paper in the form of a set of folded double and nested into each other worksheets in the receiver 2. At step 302, the receiver 2, through a system of spring-loaded rollers 7, delivers the loaded paper on razreshitel 3, located in the working position. At step 303 the system of rollers 7 provides the transmission of Newspapers through razreshitel 3, thus separating the newspaper edges in place of a bend sheets of newspaper. Then, at step 304, the resulting stack of single sheets size newspaper pages from the receiver 2 is fed to the tray 5.

At step 305 module 6 automatic feed one grasps the sheets from lying in the tray 5 stack of single sheets and at step 306 delivers the captured sheet at the scanning device 4, which carry jet direct scan sheet filed with possible subsequent issuance of the resulting digital information to the computer.

Preliminary separation of the folded newspaper on a stack of single sheets size of a newspaper page, in accordance with the present invention, by cutting the edges of the newspaper before serving tray of the scanner provides scanning in the order of pages of the newspaper without the use of expensive large-format newspaper scanner, and also helps reduce the amount of manual labor and reduce the time per scan one page.

The invention has been disclosed above with reference to the specific version of its realization. For specialists in this field of technology can be obvious and other embodiments of the invention, without changing its essence, as it is disclosed in the present description. Accordingly, the invention should be considered limited in scope only by the following claims.

1. Feeder Newspapers in the scanner is designed to scan Newspapers containing the receiver and razreshitel, while the receiver is configured to download Newspapers in the form of a set of folded double and nested into each other sheets, bandwidth loaded Newspapers through razreshitel made with the possibility of separation of the edges of the sheets where they bend, and feeding the resultant population of single sheets in the tray of the scanner.

2. The device according to claim 1, in which R is trestel placed inside the receiver.

3. The device according to claim 2, in which razreshitel consists of two cutting sections, arranged in such a way as to ensure the possibility of separating edges from two opposite sides of the newspaper.

4. The device according to claim 2, in which the receiver includes rollers, placed in pairs before and after retreates along with the Newspapers, and the rollers of each pair are located at the top and bottom relative to the Newspapers and made with the possibility of bilateral compression of the newspaper and move it in the direction of the tray of the scanner by means of rotation, the rollers located before resettlem provide transmission loaded Newspapers through razreshitel with subsequent capture of rollers located after retreates, which supply single sheets in the tray.

5. The device according to claim 4, in which the compression in the pair of rollers is provided by mounting at least one of the rollers of the pair for the spring.

6. The device according to claim 2, additionally containing guides for removing the separated resettlem edges.

7. The device according to claim 1, in which razreshitel made with the possibility of diversion from the path of the newspaper for the case of the original supply together single sheets.

8. A scanner for scanning Newspapers containing feed subsystem and a scanning device, and a feed system which incorporates both the feeder Newspapers, the tray and the automatic feeder, the feeder Newspapers contains the receiver and razreshitel, and the receiver is configured to download Newspapers in the form of a set of folded double and nested into each other sheets, bandwidth loaded Newspapers through razreshitel made with the possibility of separation of the edges of the sheets where they bend, and feeding the resultant population of single sheets in the tray, adjacent to the automatic feed is arranged to feed sheets from the tray one by one to the scanner device.

9. The scanner of claim 8, in which razreshitel placed inside the receiver.

10. The scanner according to claim 9, in which razreshitel consists of two cutting sections, arranged in such a way as to ensure the possibility of separating edges from two opposite sides of the newspaper.

11. The scanner according to claim 9, in which the receiver includes rollers, placed in pairs before and after retreates along with the Newspapers, and the rollers of each pair are located at the top and bottom relative to the Newspapers and made with the possibility of bilateral compression of the newspaper and move it in the direction of the tray by rotation, the rollers located before resettlem provide transmission loaded Newspapers through razreshitel with subsequent capture of rollers located after razreshitel is, which supply of single sheets in the tray.

12. The scanner according to claim 11, in which the compression in the pair of rollers is provided by mounting at least one of the rollers of the pair for the spring.

13. The scanner according to claim 9, in which the feeder Newspapers further comprises guides for removing the separated resettlem edges.

14. The scanner of claim 8, in which razreshitel made with the possibility of diversion from the path of the newspaper for the case of the original supply together single sheets.

15. The scanner 14, additionally containing the switch is made with the possibility of diversion of retreates with the path of the newspaper for the case of the original supply together single sheets and bring retreates into position.

16. The scanner of claim 8, in which the scanning device is made with the possibility of two-sided scanning.

17. Scanning method of Newspapers through a scanner to scan Newspapers of claim 8, comprising stages, which
load the paper in the form of a set of folded double and nested into each other worksheets in the receiver,
by means of the receiver miss loaded the paper through razreshitel, while through retreates separate the edge of the leaves where they bend and serves the resulting set of single sheets in the tray,
via the module plays back the optical feeder serves the sheets from the tray one at the scanning device,
through the scanning device scans the submitted list.



 

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FIELD: printing industry.

SUBSTANCE: newspaper scanning device consists of a supplying sub-system and a scanning device. The supplying sub-system includes a newspaper supplying device, and an automatic supply tray and module. Newspaper supplying device consists of a receiver and a cutter. Receiver is made with the possibility of loading a newspaper in its initial form, i.e. in the form of a set of two-folded sheets put one into the other, passing the loaded newspaper through the cutter made with the possibility of separating the edge of the sheets at the point of their folding, and supplying the final set of single sheets to the tray adjacent to automatic supply module. The latter, in its turn, is made with the possibility of supplying the sheets from the tray one by one to the scanning device.

EFFECT: scanning in order of movement of newspaper sheets, reducing manual labour volume, and reducing the time required for scanning one page.

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