September 3, 2002 -- Over the period between August 1964 and summer 2002, Dipl.-Ing. Arndt Jentzsch (63), chief design engineer at the Radebeul sheetfed offset works of Koenig & Bauer AG, has filed more than 500 patents. This number, furthermore, counts only the applications giving rise to rights of priority in which Arndt Jentzsch is named as inventor or co-inventor. The many, many cases in which supple-mentary applications were also filed abroad have not even been taken into account here.
The first invention from Arndt Jentzsch, dating from 1964, referred to a "Device for the delivery of printed sheets on high-speed cylinder presses, in particular on stop-cylinder presses". This was the start of a whole series of patents which have regularly added new turns to the direction of technical further development of the printing presses manufactured at the company. One more recent example is the "Non-stop feeder for sheetfed printing presses", which guarantees access to the feeder pile from all sides and has already been offered for the sheetfed offset presses of the Rapida 105 and Rapida 130-162a series for several years now.
Statistically speaking, at least one patent application founding rights of priority and bearing the name Arndt Jentzsch is filed every month. From 1957 to 1963, Arndt Jentzsch studied printing and processing machinery design under Prof. Heinz Adler and Prof. Rudolf Ruder at the Technical University of Chemnitz (then Karl-Marx-Stadt). His career began in 1963 as a designer at Victoria Druckmaschinen-werke in Heidenau, before he moved to what was at that time Planeta in 1970. In 1984, Arndt Jentzsch was awarded the title "Merited Inventor". At that time he was already named as inventor or co-inventor for 124 patent rights. Another 87 applications were filed up to the end of 1989, and 299 registered inventions followed in the period between 1.1.1990 and 31.7.2002.
Since 1990, Arndt Jentzsch has been chief design engineer at today's Radebeul works of Koenig & Bauer AG, which is responsible within the KBA group for the whole sheetfed offset division. In a typical year, the Radebeul KBA works files between 60 and 100 patent applications.
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