Patents by Inventor Robert Vijuk

Robert Vijuk has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 6902197
    Abstract: A method of producing a folded item having printed information thereon to provide information to the user of a product is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2005
    Inventors: Joseph M. Vijuk, Robert Vijuk
  • Patent number: 6752429
    Abstract: A method of producing a folded item having printed information thereon to provide information to the user of a product is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2004
    Inventors: Joseph M. Vijuk, Robert Vijuk
  • Publication number: 20040033876
    Abstract: A method of producing a folded item having printed information thereon to provide information to the user of a product is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2003
    Publication date: February 19, 2004
    Inventors: Joseph M. Vijuk, Robert Vijuk
  • Patent number: 6669235
    Abstract: A method of producing a folded item having printed information thereon to provide information to the user of a product is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2003
    Inventors: Joseph M. Vijuk, Robert Vijuk
  • Patent number: 6629916
    Abstract: An apparatus adapted to be used for the automatic handling of sheets from which leaflets are formed and which includes a transfer unit for conveying sheets, an accumulator station disposed adjacent the transfer unit and being adapted to receive sheets from the transfer unit and to accumulate the sheets in a stack, a sensor associated with the accumulator station and being adapted to generate a signal indicative of whether the height of the stack of sheets in the accumulator station is at least equal to a minimum height, a sheet feeder adapted to periodically remove sheets from the stack of sheets at a substantially constant rate and a control mechanism operatively coupled to the sensor and the sheet feeder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2003
    Assignee: Vijuk Equipment, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph M. Vijuk, Robert Vijuk
  • Publication number: 20020070542
    Abstract: A method of producing a folded item having printed information thereon to provide information to the user of a product is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2002
    Publication date: June 13, 2002
    Inventors: Joseph M. Vijuk, Robert Vijuk
  • Publication number: 20020056987
    Abstract: A method of producing a folded item having printed information thereon to provide information to the user of a product is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2002
    Publication date: May 16, 2002
    Inventors: Joseph M. Vijuk, Robert Vijuk
  • Publication number: 20020032108
    Abstract: An apparatus adapted to be used for the automatic handling of sheets from which leaflets are formed and which includes a transfer unit for conveying sheets, an accumulator station disposed adjacent the transfer unit and being adapted to receive sheets from the transfer unit and to accumulate the sheets in a stack, a sensor associated with the accumulator station and being adapted to generate a signal indicative of whether the height of the stack of sheets in the accumulator station is at least equal to a minimum height, a sheet feeder adapted to periodically remove sheets from the stack of sheets at a substantially constant rate and a control mechanism operatively coupled to the sensor and the sheet feeder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2001
    Publication date: March 14, 2002
    Applicant: Vijuk Equipment
    Inventors: Joseph M. Vijuk, Robert Vijuk
  • Patent number: 6349973
    Abstract: Methods of forming outserts used to provide printed information to the users and purchasers of pharmaceutical products in which a sheet of paper is folded a number of times in a direction parallel to a first direction and then folded a number of times in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction. The folds in the second direction are made to produce an outsert having no unfolded exterior sheet edges which lie in a direction parallel to the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2002
    Inventors: Joseph M. Vijuk, Robert Vijuk
  • Patent number: 6257568
    Abstract: An apparatus adapted to be used for the automatic handling of sheets from which leaflets are formed and which includes a transfer unit for conveying sheets, an accumulator station disposed adjacent the transfer unit and being adapted to receive sheets from the transfer unit and to accumulate the sheets in a stack, a sensor associated with the accumulator station and being adapted to generate a signal indicative of whether the height of the stack of sheets in the accumulator station is at least equal to a minimum height, a sheet feeder adapted to periodically remove sheets from the stack of sheets at a substantially constant rate and a control mechanism operatively coupled to the sensor and the sheet feeder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2001
    Assignee: Vijuk Equipment, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph M. Vijuk, Robert Vijuk
  • Patent number: 6158778
    Abstract: Methods of forming outserts used to provide printed information to the users and purchasers of pharmaceutical products in which a sheet of paper is folded a number of times in a direction parallel to a first direction and then folded a number of times in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction. The folds in the second direction are made to produce an outsert having no unfolded exterior sheet edges which lie in a direction parallel to the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2000
    Assignee: Joseph M. Vijuk
    Inventors: Joseph M. Vijuk, Robert Vijuk
  • Patent number: 6095512
    Abstract: An apparatus adapted to be used for the automatic handling of sheets from which leaflets are formed and which includes a transfer unit for conveying sheets, an accumulator station disposed adjacent the transfer unit and being adapted to receive sheets from the transfer unit and to accumulate the sheets in a stack, a sensor associated with the accumulator station and being adapted to generate a signal indicative of whether the height of the stack of sheets in the accumulator station is at least equal to a minimum height, a sheet feeder adapted to periodically remove sheets from the stack of sheets at a substantially constant rate and a control mechanism operatively coupled to the sensor and the sheet feeder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2000
    Assignee: Vijuk Equipment, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph M. Vijuk, Robert Vijuk
  • Patent number: 6068300
    Abstract: Methods of forming outserts used to provide printed information to the users and purchasers of pharmaceutical products in which a sheet of paper is folded a number of times in a direction parallel to a first direction and then folded a number of times in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction. The folds in the second direction are made to produce an outsert having no unfolded exterior sheet edges which lie in a direction parallel to the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2000
    Assignee: Joseph M. Vijuk
    Inventors: Joseph M. Vijuk, Robert Vijuk
  • Patent number: 5909899
    Abstract: Methods of forming outserts used to provide printed information to the users and purchasers of pharmaceutical products in which a sheet of paper is folded a number of times in a direction parallel to a first direction and then folded a number of times in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction. The folds in the second direction are made to produce an outsert having no unfolded exterior sheet edges which lie in a direction parallel to the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 8, 1999
    Inventors: Joseph M. Vijuk, Robert Vijuk
  • Patent number: 5813700
    Abstract: Methods of forming outserts used to provide printed information to the users and purchasers of pharmaceutical products in which a sheet of paper is folded a number of times in a direction parallel to a first direction and then folded a number of times in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction. The folds in the second direction are made to produce an outsert having no unfolded exterior sheet edges which lie in a direction parallel to the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 29, 1998
    Inventors: Joseph M. Vijuk, Robert Vijuk
  • Patent number: 5458374
    Abstract: This invention relates to a universal, multi-ply, nonjamming package outsert having multiple folds, manufactured from an integral sheet of stock, the outsert having compact edges about its periphery, which are inserted into packages to provide printed information, instructions and warnings to the users of the product, for example, pharmaceutical or cosmetic products, and the like. A related method is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 17, 1995
    Inventors: Robert Vijuk, Joseph M. Vijuk
  • Patent number: 5046710
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed for making a leaflet having fold lines and cross folds normal to the fold lines and with an adhesive adhering a lip portion of a long leg of the leaflet to a short leg of the leaflet to avoid leaving a loose edge on the leaflet. Sheets are conveyed in a first direction to a first folding at a first folding station, and then a second conveyor feeds the sheets to travel at right angles to a cross folder at a second folding station. The cross folds are made to a lip portion on a long leg and adhesive applicator applies adhesive to the lip portion which is adhered by the adhesive to a folded panel to form a leaflet having fold lines and cross folds at its edges, thereby eliminating any loose edges. Loose edges may open the leaflet during a high speed conveyance thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 10, 1991
    Assignee: Vijuk Equipment, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Vijuk
  • Patent number: 4905977
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed for accumulating sheets into a stack and for folding the stack with at least two folds into a "C" or "Z" letter fold. A continuously traveling conveyor travels past a plurality of sheet feeding stations. A sheet is removed from each station simultaneously and these sheets are transferred to a position over the conveyor, and they are stacked directly onto the previously deposited sheets on the conveyor so that simultaneously a sheet is added to each stack at a location opposite each station. Such stack is conveyed to a folding knife which folds the stack off center and leaves a larger unfold portion. At a second folding station, a folding device folds a second fold parallel to the first fold to complete a letter fold for the entire stack of sheets which folded stack is then discharged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 6, 1990
    Inventor: Robert Vijuk
  • Patent number: 4817931
    Abstract: A folded closed instructional leaflet has exterior edges and is formed from an integral sheet having a pair of first fold lines formed in the sheet and extending parallel and dividing the sheet into superimposed panels. A first cross fold is normal to the fold lines and divides the superimposed panels into a first short leg and a second long leg, with each of said leg having superimposed panels therein. A lip portion is formed on the long leg. A sdcond cross fold in the short leg forms a short interior section in the short leg disposed within the interior of the leaflet and a leg section with a third cross fold in the long leg forming a leg section having superimposed panels with the lip portion on the leg section. The second and third cross folds form substantially equal halves for the leaflet with short interior section between the halves. Adhesive interior of the leaflet join the halves together at the lip portion to form a closed leaflet with fold lines and cross folds along its exterior edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 4, 1989
    Assignee: Vijuk Equipment, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Vijuk