Patents Assigned to Vijuk Equipment, Inc.
  • Patent number: 8029430
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for forming informational items such as outserts and booklets may include (a) folding a sheet of paper having product information printed thereon by making a plurality of folds in the sheet of paper to form a first folded article; (b) making a plurality of folds in the first folded article in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction; and (c) making a final fold in the second direction to form an outsert using a folding apparatus having a pair of adjustably-spaced folding rollers having a nip therebetween and a movable blade member, with the folding rollers spaced apart by a distance within a range of 0.25 inches and 0.45 inches. Water scoring may be used to facilitate folding of the sheet of paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Vijuk Equipment, Inc.
    Inventors: William C. Neubauer, Llija Llijevski, Roger Mattila
  • Patent number: 7896796
    Abstract: Outserts having printed information thereon are disclosed and are formed in accordance with a method in which a plurality of parallel folds are made in a sheet of paper in a first fold direction using a plurality of pairs of folding rollers and stop members to form an intermediate folded item and in which a plurality of cross-folds are made in the intermediate folded item to form the outsert. The cross-folds may be made to divide the length of the intermediate folded item into ten panels, fourteen panels, or eighteen panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Vijuk Equipment, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger Mattila, William C. Neubauer
  • Publication number: 20100069214
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for forming informational items such as outserts and booklets may include (a) folding a sheet of paper having product information printed thereon by making a plurality of folds in the sheet of paper to form a first folded article; (b) making a plurality of folds in the first folded article in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction; and (c) making a final fold in the second direction to form an outsert using a folding apparatus having a pair of adjustably-spaced folding rollers having a nip therebetween and a movable blade member, with the folding rollers spaced apart by a distance within a range of 0.25 inches and 0.45 inches. Water scoring may be used to facilitate folding of the sheet of paper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2009
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Applicant: VIJUK EQUIPMENT, INC.
    Inventors: William C. Neubauer, Ilija Ilijevski, Roger Mattila
  • Patent number: 7621862
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for forming informational items such as outserts and booklets may include folding a sheet of paper having product information printed thereon by making a plurality of folds in the sheet of paper to form a first folded article; (b) making a fold in the first folded article to form a second folded article; (c) applying pressure at least about 30 psi and no greater than about 500 psi to the second folded article a first pressing unit having a pair of pressure rollers; and (d) making one or more folds in the second folded article to form an outsert using a third folding apparatus having a plurality of folding rollers having a nip therebetween and a movable blade member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Assignee: Vijuk Equipment, Inc.
    Inventors: William C. Neubauer, Llija Llijevski, Roger Mattila
  • Publication number: 20090275455
    Abstract: A method of using a folding apparatus to form an outsert having product information printed thereon comprises making a plurality of folds in a first direction in a sheet of paper; making a plurality of folds in a second direction perpendicular to said first direction to form folded articles; making a fold in said second direction to form an outsert; and applying pressure to at least one of said folded articles or said outsert, said pressure being at least about 30 pounds per square inch, said pressure being applied by a pressing unit comprising a plurality of pressure rollers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2009
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Applicant: VIJUK EQUIPMENT, INC.
    Inventors: William C. Neubauer, Roger Mattila, Ilija Ilijevski
  • Publication number: 20090275456
    Abstract: A method of using a folding apparatus to form an outsert having product information printed thereon comprises making a plurality of folds in a first direction in a sheet of paper; aking a plurality of folds in a second direction perpendicular to said first direction to form folded articles; making another fold in said second direction to form an outsert including causing a movable member of a folding apparatus to make contact with and move an intermediate portion of a folded article towards a pair of adjustably-spaced folding members, at least one of said adjustably-spaced folding members having a position that is adjustable to allow said adjustably-spaced folding members to be adjustably spaced apart from each other by a distance that is within a range defined by a lower boundary of 0.25 inches and an upper boundary of 0.45 inches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2009
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Applicant: VIJUK EQUIPMENT, INC.
    Inventors: William C. Neubauer, Roger Mattila, IIija IIijevski
  • Publication number: 20090273178
    Abstract: A method of using a folding apparatus to form an outsert having product information printed thereon comprises applying a plurality of parallel lines of water to a sheet of paper; making a plurality of folds in the sheet of paper in a direction parallel to a first direction with a first folding apparatus to form a first folded article; making a plurality of folds in the first folded article in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction to form an intermediate folded article; and making a final fold in the intermediate folded article in the second direction to form the outsert. Making the final fold may include forcing the intermediate folded article between a pair of adjustably-spaced folding members, the adjustably-spaced folding members to be adjustably spaced apart from each other by a distance that is within a range defined by a lower boundary of 0.25 inches and an upper boundary of 0.45 inches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2009
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Applicant: VIJUK EQUIPMENT, INC.
    Inventors: William C. Neubauer, Roger Mattila, Ilija Ilijevski
  • Publication number: 20090261570
    Abstract: A method of using a folding apparatus to form an outsert having product information printed thereon comprises applying a plurality of parallel lines of water to a sheet of paper using a plurality of spray nozzles and being applied at positions at which folds are to be made; making a plurality of folds in a first direction in the sheet of paper with a first folding apparatus; making a plurality of folds in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction; and making a fold in in the second direction to form an outsert including causing a movable member of a folding apparatus to make contact with and move a folded article towards a folding roller, and so that the folded article makes contact with the folding roller to form a fold in the folded article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2009
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Applicant: VIJUK EQUIPMENT, INC.
    Inventors: William C. Neubauer, Roger Mattila, Ilija Ilijevski
  • Patent number: 7476193
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for forming informational items such as outserts and booklets may include folding a sheet of paper having product information printed thereon by making a plurality of folds in the sheet of paper to form a first folded article; (b) making a fold in the first folded article to form a second folded article; (c) applying pressure at least about 30 psi and no greater than about 500 psi to the second folded article; and (d) making one or more folds in the second folded article to form an outsert using a third folding apparatus having a plurality of folding rollers having a nip therebetween and a movable blade member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2009
    Assignee: Vijuk Equipment, Inc.
    Inventors: William C. Neubauer, Roger Mattila, Ilija Ilijevski
  • Publication number: 20080227614
    Abstract: Outserts having printed information thereon are disclosed and are formed in accordance with a method in which a plurality of parallel folds are made in a sheet of paper in a first fold direction using a plurality of pairs of folding rollers and stop members to form an intermediate folded item and in which a plurality of cross-folds are made in the intermediate folded item to form the outsert. The cross-folds may be made to divide the length of the intermediate folded item into ten panels, fourteen panels, or eighteen panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2008
    Publication date: September 18, 2008
    Applicant: VIJUK EQUIPMENT, INC.
    Inventors: Roger Mattila, William C. Neubauer
  • Patent number: 7396322
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for forming informational items such as outserts and booklets may include folding a sheet of paper having product information printed thereon by making a plurality of folds in the sheet of paper to form a first folded article; (b) making a fold in the first folded article to form a second folded article; (c) applying pressure at least about 30 psi and no greater than about 500 psi to the second folded article; and (d) making one or more folds in the second folded article to form an outsert using a third folding apparatus having a plurality of folding rollers having a nip therebetween and a movable blade member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2008
    Assignee: Vijuk Equipment, Inc.
    Inventors: William C. Neubauer, Roger Mattila, Ilija Ilijevski
  • Publication number: 20070281846
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for forming informational items such as outserts and booklets may include folding a sheet of paper having product information printed thereon by making a plurality of folds in the sheet of paper to form a first folded article; (b) making a fold in the first folded article to form a second folded article; (c) applying pressure at least about 30 psi and no greater than about 500 psi to the second folded article a first pressing unit having a pair of pressure rollers; and (d) making one or more folds in the second folded article to form an outsert using a third folding apparatus having a plurality of folding rollers having a nip therebetween and a movable blade member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2007
    Publication date: December 6, 2007
    Applicant: Vijuk Equipment, Inc.
    Inventors: William Neubauer, Ilija Ilijevski, Roger Mattila
  • Publication number: 20070228719
    Abstract: A method of forming a composite informational item having information regarding a pharmaceutical product printed thereon from a first informational item, such as a bidirectionally folded outsert or a booklet, and a second informational item, such as a bidirectionally folded outsert or a booklet, may comprise (a) forming the first informational item; (b) automatically conveying the first informational item from a location in a first feed apparatus to a bonding location; (c) providing a plurality of the second informational items in a second feed apparatus different than the first feed apparatus; (d) automatically depositing a releasable adhesive on a face of one of the informational items; (e) automatically conveying one of the second informational items from a location in the second feed apparatus to the bonding location; and (f) causing a face of the first informational item to make contact with a face of the second informational item so that the first informational item and the one second informational item
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2007
    Publication date: October 4, 2007
    Applicant: VIJUK EQUIPMENT, INC.
    Inventors: Roger Mattila, William Neubauer
  • Publication number: 20070207910
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for forming informational items such as outserts and booklets may include folding a sheet of paper having product information printed thereon by making a plurality of folds in the sheet of paper to form a first folded article; making a fold in the first folded article to form a second folded article; making one or more folds in the second folded article to form an outsert using one or more folding apparatuses having a plurality of folding rollers having a nip therebetween and a movable blade member; and applying pressure to the folded article after the final fold is made.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2006
    Publication date: September 6, 2007
    Applicant: VIJUK EQUIPMENT, INC.
    Inventors: William Neubauer, Ilija Ilijevski
  • Publication number: 20070152439
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for forming informationbal items such as outserts and booklets may include folding a sheet of paper having product information printed thereon by making a plurality of folds in the sheet of paper to form a first folded article, the folds in the sheet of paper being made using a first folding apparatus having a plurality of folding rollers; (b) making a fold in the first folded article to form a second folded article, the fold being parallel to a second direction perpendicular to the first direction, the fold being made using a second folding apparatus having a plurality of folding rollers; (c) applying pressure at least about 30 psi and no greater than about 500 psi to the second folded article a first pressing unit having a pair of pressure rollers; and (d) making one or more folds in the second folded article to form an outsert using a third folding apparatus having a plurality of folding rollers having a nip therebetween and a movable blade member, the movable blade member making con
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2006
    Publication date: July 5, 2007
    Applicant: VIJUK EQUIPMENT, INC.
    Inventors: William Neubauer, Roger Mattila, Ilija Ilijevski
  • Publication number: 20070126228
    Abstract: Outserts having printed information thereon are disclosed and are formed in accordance with a method in which a plurality of parallel folds are made in a sheet of paper in a first fold direction using a plurality of pairs of folding rollers and stop members to form an intermediate folded item and in which a plurality of cross-folds are made in the intermediate folded item to form the outsert. The cross-folds may be made to divide the length of the intermediate folded item into ten panels, fourteen panels, or eighteen panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2007
    Publication date: June 7, 2007
    Applicant: VIJUK EQUIPMENT, INC.
    Inventors: Roger Mattila, William Neubauer
  • Patent number: 7182723
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for forming informational items such as outserts and booklets may include folding a sheet of paper having product information printed thereon by making a plurality of folds in the sheet of paper to form a first folded article; (b) making a fold in the first folded article to form a second folded article; (c) applying pressure at least about 30 psi and no greater than about 500 psi to the second folded article; and (d) making one or more folds in the second folded article to form an outsert using a third folding apparatus having a plurality of folding rollers having a nip therebetween and a movable blade member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2007
    Assignee: Vijuk Equipment, Inc.
    Inventors: William C. Neubauer, Roger Mattila, Ilija Ilijevski
  • Patent number: 7175586
    Abstract: A method of forming an outsert having printed information thereon is disclosed in which a plurality of parallel folds are made in a sheet of paper in a first fold direction using a plurality of pairs of folding rollers and stop members to form an intermediate folded item and in which a plurality of cross-folds are made in the intermediate folded item to form the outsert. The cross-folds may be made to divide the length of the intermediate folded item into ten panels, fourteen panels, or eighteen panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2007
    Assignee: Vijuk Equipment, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger Mattila, William C. Neubauer
  • Patent number: 7135084
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to a method of manufacturing a booklet from a rectangular sheet of paper having information regarding a drug product printed thereon. The method comprises applying a first portion of glue to a first face of the sheet of paper along a single linear path, applying a second portion of glue to a second face of the sheet of paper along a single linear path, making a plurality of parallel folds in the sheet of paper in a direction transverse to the single linear paths along which the glue was applied to produce an intermediate item, and trimming the intermediate item in a direction parallel to the plurality of parallel folds to cause the first and second of the plurality of parallel folds to be removed from the intermediate item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2006
    Assignee: Vijuk Equipment, Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence A. Furst, James R. Monaco
  • Patent number: 7121992
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for forming informational items such as outserts and booklets may include folding a sheet of paper having product information printed thereon by making a plurality of folds in the sheet of paper to form a first folded article, the folds in the sheet of paper being made using a first folding apparatus having a plurality of folding rollers; (b) making a fold in the first folded article to form a second folded article, the fold being parallel to a second direction perpendicular to the first direction, the fold being made using a second folding apparatus having a plurality of folding rollers; (c) applying pressure at least about 30 psi and no greater than about 500 psi to the second folded article a first pressing unit having a pair of pressure rollers; and (d) making one or more folds in the second folded article to form an outsert using a third folding apparatus having a plurality of folding rollers having a nip therebetween and a movable blade member, the movable blade member making cont
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2006
    Assignee: Vijuk Equipment, Inc.
    Inventors: William C. Neubauer, Roger Mattila, Ilija Ilijevski