Patents Assigned to Focke & Co.
  • Publication number: 20190225410
    Abstract: A pack for cigarettes having an outer pack and an inner pack with a blank that surrounds a cigarette group, the inner pack having a removal opening for accessing the pack contents, and the inner pack having a closure flap fastened to it by a releasable adhesive bond and being removable for access to the removal opening or pack contents. For forming the removal opening, the blank has an opening that is closable by the closure means, the closure means having a coverage region that, with the closure means in the closed position, circumferentially surrounds the opening and is adhesively connectable to a region of the blank that surrounds the opening, and a separate blank is adhesively fastened on the closure means on the side facing the inner pack, the separate blank, with the closure means in the closed position, covering the opening and overlapping the opening on all sides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co. KG)
    Inventor: Thomas HÄFKER
  • Publication number: 20190218021
    Abstract: A cigarette pack in the form of a sealing pack consisting of an inner pack and an outer pack in the form of a hinge-lid box. An opening aid of the inner pack is provided with a removal opening which is formed as an open recess as a result of punching during the production of a blank for the inner pack, in particular in the region of a continuous material web. Said removal opening, which is free right from the start, is closed by a closure tab which is able to be opened and closed multiple times on account of a corresponding glue connection. The closure tab is preferably connected permanently to the inside of a lid front wall of the outer pack by means of an actuating tab.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co. KG)
    Inventor: Henry Buse
  • Patent number: 10351280
    Abstract: A and device method for handling containers, in particular cardboard boxes, for groups of objects, in particular packages, in which the objects are inserted one after another into the container and are deposited there in an ordered formation, and in which the containers are held ready in each case by a handling device, in particular a cardboard box robot, for the insertion of the objects, and in each case several containers are held ready at the same time by the handling device so that they can be filled with objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co. KG)
    Inventors: Andreas Prahm, Dennis Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10343837
    Abstract: A method for producing packs for cigarettes, in which at least one group of cigarettes is wrapped in an inner wrapper and is introduced into a pocket of a folding turret and therein is packed in a blank for the pack, and a corresponding apparatus and to a pack for cigarettes. At least one dimension of the at least one cigarette group does not correspond to the respective dimension of the interior space of the pack, the at least one deviating dimension is equalized by at least one filler piece, and the at least one filler piece is wrapped in the inner wrapper conjointly with at least one cigarette group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co. KG)
    Inventors: Sven Ruthemeier, Sebastian Stiller, Corvyn Sommer
  • Publication number: 20190185252
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cigarette pack, having an inner pack (12) for pack contents, in particular for a group of cigarettes (11), and having an outer pack (13), preferably in the form of a hinge/lid pack, wherein the inner pack (12) which preferably directly encases the pack contents has lateral walls made of (thin) cardboard (50), which are formed by overlapping lateral tabs (51, 52, 53) of a blank (33) for the inner pack (12). The invention is characterized in that end corner tabs (55), which are arranged on both sides of a lid wall (37) of the inner pack (12), have a respective substantially V-shaped design, and in that each of the end corner tabs (55) is arranged between inner lateral tabs (51) and outer lateral tabs (52, 53) of the lateral walls (50) of the inner pack (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co. KG)
    Inventors: Thomas Häfker, Christoph Schneider, Henry Buse
  • Publication number: 20190023441
    Abstract: A method and device for handling a bag chain, wherein the bag chain is folded into layers to form a stack, and wherein the layers each include one or multiple bags of the bag chain. The bag chain is folded by at least one folding member which engages between the bags of the bag chain to fold the bag chain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co. KG)
    Inventors: Falko Böger, Josef Schulte
  • Publication number: 20180346235
    Abstract: A cigarette pack having a foil block as an inner pack and a hinge-lid box as an outer pack is configured with an opening aid for the foil block, in which a closure tab for exposing a retrieval opening of the foil block is connected with a lid inner flap as part of the lid front wall. The lid inner flap is movable or pivotable, respectively. A relative movement of the lid inner flap takes place so as to be tuned to the opening procedure of the closure tab when the lid is opened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co. KG)
    Inventors: Henry Buse, Christoph Schneider, Viktor Hein, Jan Schnakenberg
  • Publication number: 20180334316
    Abstract: A cigarette pack in the form of a sealing pack consisting of an inner pack in the form of a foil block and an outer pack in the form of a hinge-lid box. An opening aid of the foil block is provided with a removal opening which is formed as an open recess as a result of punching during the production of a blank for the foil block, in particular in the region of a continuous foil web. Said removal opening, which is free right from the start, is closed by a closure tab which is able to be opened and closed multiple times on account of a corresponding glue connection. The closure tab is preferably connected permanently to the inside of a lid front wall of the outer pack by means of an actuating tab.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Applicant: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co. KG)
    Inventor: Henry Buse
  • Patent number: 10124920
    Abstract: A method for filling packs with products, in particular for filling boxes with multipacks of cigarette packs in which several products are put together to form a product group. The completeness of the product group is detected by a first control device. Several product groups are put together by a handling device to form a group of product groups and are inserted into the pack, wherein the presence of the group in the pack and/or the completeness of the group of product groups is detected by a second control device. The feeding of groups to the pack is repeated where necessary until a provided number of groups have been filled into the pack, which corresponds to a required quantity of groups or product groups in the pack, and the presence of the groups in the pack is detected or documented by a control device, in particular the second control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co. KG)
    Inventors: Wolfgang Kern, Falko Böger
  • Patent number: 10035167
    Abstract: A valve arrangement for applying fluid media, in particular glue, to surfaces, comprising a plurality of individual modules detachably connected to form a row, wherein in the row and between the adjacent individual modules is respectively formed a dividing plane, in which the respectively adjacent individual modules bear one against another, and at least one dividing plane is assigned a heating member for warming the valve arrangement, preferably a plurality of or all dividing planes are respectively assigned a heating member, which is seated in appropriate, mutually opposing receptacles, arranged to both sides of the dividing plane, of the two adjacent individual modules, and cooperates in such a way with those walls of the individual modules which delimit the receptacles that relative movements of the two individual modules in at least one spatial direction are limited or prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co. KG)
    Inventors: Jan-Christian Walter, Marc-Daniel Stegen, Nils Neuhaus
  • Publication number: 20180162573
    Abstract: A method of feeding products into containers, in particular of feeding bags into cartons, wherein at least two different types of products are fed into a container, wherein the products are transported via respective feeding devices, in particular conveyors, in the direction of a device for feeding the products into a container, wherein each type of the products is transported separately by means of a dedicated feeding device, and wherein the conveying speed of the feeding devices is controlled such that, following the feeding devices, the products are present in a sequence which corresponds to the arrangement of the products within the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Applicant: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co. KG)
    Inventors: Björn Brandhorst, Wolfgang Pradel, Marco Schloermann
  • Patent number: 9988164
    Abstract: A device and a method for manufacturing an item of packaging for a group (27) of smokable articles (11), in particular cigarettes, having a wrapping, preferably an inner wrapping, of, in particular, a thin packaging material, such as paper, tinfoil or the like, in which a material web (31) of the packaging material is severed into individual blanks (10) and in which the article groups (27) to be wrapped are in each case wrapped with the individual blanks (10). Flavoring and/or aromatic portions (42) for the smokable articles are applied to the packaging-material web (31), which flavoring and/or aromatic portions (42), after application, are at least in regions reduced in their height by a processing means, preferably in that they are spread flat and/or pressed flat by the processing means (47).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co. KG)
    Inventors: Stefan Harms, Marc-Daniel Stegen, Jan Riepenhusen
  • Patent number: 9950859
    Abstract: A sealing block for a cigarette group (12) is provided on the inside with an internal collar (42). The latter is composed of an internal front wall (45), an internal base wall (48), and internal side flaps (46). The internal base wall (48) is configured in a reinforcing manner by folding flaps disposed on top of one another, specifically by the base tab and the base flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co. KG)
    Inventors: Irmin Steinkamp, Andreas Lübeck, Thomas Losereit
  • Patent number: 9856043
    Abstract: A method for handling bags (10), in particular wicketed bags, combined into bundles (13) and for feeding the bags (10) to a packaging machine (11), and a corresponding apparatus. In the method and apparatus, the bags (10) are supplied in a plurality of bundles (13) in a magazine (14) arranged upstream of the packaging machine (11); the bundles (13) are arranged on bag carriers (15) in each case such that the bag carriers (15) extend through suspension holes (12) of the bags (10); the bag carriers (15) with the bags (10) located thereon are fed from the magazine (14) to the packaging machine (11); and the bundles (13) are transferred from the bag carriers (15) directly to appropriately arranged receiving pins (28) of a cyclically driven conveying device (29) of the packaging machine (11) and are then filled in the packaging machine (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co. KG)
    Inventors: Frank Sachs, Bjorn Brandhorst, Jorg Schnecke
  • Publication number: 20170361347
    Abstract: A glue valve arrangement having a controllable, in particular electromagnetically operated metering member for the delivery of glue, having a main body with glue duct leading to the metering member, having a tubular glue line, with which glue originating from a separate glue source can be fed to the glue duct, having a rotary feedthrough, detachably fastened to the main body, for the articulated connection of the tubular glue line to the main body, and having a filter for the filtering of the glue. The invention is characterized in that the filter is assigned to the rotary feedthrough.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Applicant: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co. KG)
    Inventors: Jan-Christian Walter, Nils Neuhaus
  • Publication number: 20170350526
    Abstract: A modular valve for free-flowing media, with a main module with a valve housing and an electromagnet, a dosing module with a closure member which is movable by means of the electromagnet and which closes a dispensing opening of the dosing module, and a valve lift adjustment module for adjusting the valve lift, which valve lift adjustment module comprises an elongate abutment part which is arranged at least in part in a valve interior of the main module and is modifiable in its axial position in the valve interior, which abutment part limits the movement of the closure member in the direction of the valve lift adjustment module, the dosing module and the valve lift adjustment module being connected releasably to the main module in such a way that the dosing module and the valve lift adjustment module can each be replaced by another module of the same module type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Applicant: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co. KG)
    Inventors: Jan-Christian Walter, Stephan Vollmer
  • Publication number: 20170350514
    Abstract: A valve for free-flowing media, in particular a glue valve, with a valve housing, and with a closure member, in particular a valve tappet, which is movable in the valve housing by means of an electromagnet and which bears with a closure piece on a valve seat in the closed position of the valve and which sits at least partially in an in particular continuous interior of a preferably one-piece coil carrier on which the windings of a coil of the electromagnet are wound, and with a valve lift adjustment unit with an elongate abutment part which is arranged at least in part in the interior of the coil carrier and which limits a movement of the closure member in the direction of the valve lift adjustment unit, with the valve lift adjustment unit being is secured on the coil carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Applicant: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co. KG)
    Inventors: Jan-Christian Walter, Marc-Daniel Stegen
  • Patent number: 9834402
    Abstract: A method for handling (flat) objects (10), in particular sanitary articles such as diapers, sanitary napkins or the like, wherein the objects (10) are conveyed along a transport section (12) in a product flow and are then put together in a grouping station to form groups of objects (10). The objects (10) are introduced into the product flow in the region of an inlet station (23) before the objects (10) are put together to form groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co. KG)
    Inventor: Frank Sachs
  • Patent number: 9788575
    Abstract: A pack, and a method and apparatus for producing the pack, comprising an outer pack and an inner pack as a sealed block with an inner blank which encloses the pack contents, the inner pack having, in the region of an inner end wall, an opening aid which can be used a number of times and, in the region of side walls of the inner pack, folding flaps which are connected to one another by thermal sealing. Folding flaps in the region of an inner rear wall of the inner blank are configured as a fin fold and are connected to one another by thermal sealing outside the region of the cigarette group to form a fin seam, the fin seam being arranged at a spacing from regions of folding flaps which cover one another multiple times, in the region of the inner side walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co. KG)
    Inventors: Henry Buse, Reinhard Lohmann
  • Patent number: 9789983
    Abstract: For the automatic insertion of packs (11) into a large-volume carton (10), two work tools are used, namely, a pack robot (33) with carton holder (30) for holding the cartons (10) ready and a pack robot (33) with head (37) for inserting the individual packs (11) one after another into the carton (10) in the region of a packing station (33). Through relative movement of carton (10) and pack (11), different pack formations are created within the carton (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co. KG)
    Inventors: Bjorn Brandhorst, Frank Sachs, Andreas Neufeld