Patents Assigned to Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co.)
  • Patent number: 11060620
    Abstract: A valve for free-flowing media, such as a glue valve, with a valve housing, and with a closure member, such as 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 a continuous interior of a one-piece coil carrier on which the windings of a coil of the electromagnet are wound, and having two terminal receivers for a dosing unit and 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: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co. KG)
    Inventors: Jan-Christian Walter, Marc-Daniel Stegen
  • Publication number: 20210171227
    Abstract: A packaging machine for producing packs with a group of cigarettes as pack content, having individual manufacturing units which are arranged adjacent to one another on a manufacturing line and which are (non-destructively) separable from one another in each case in the region of or along (imaginary) parting planes between them and are removable from the manufacturing line as required, wherein the packaging machine can be converted from a first configuration, in which a first pack type can be manufactured, into a second configuration, in which a second pack type which differs from the first pack type can be manufactured, by removing at least one separable manufacturing unit from the manufacturing line, by replacing at least one separable manufacturing unit with another separable manufacturing unit and/or by adding at least one further separable manufacturing unit to the manufacturing line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Applicant: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co. KG)
    Inventors: Michael Schlenker, Henry Buse
  • Publication number: 20210163163
    Abstract: A packaging machine for producing packs containing a group of cigarettes, having in a manufacturing flow direction: a forming unit for forming cigarette groups; a first folding unit at which an inner blank composed of a material suitable for forming a dimensionally stable inner pack is folded in certain regions around a cigarette group to form an inner pack with the cigarette group as pack content; adjoining said first folding unit, a sealing inner pack unit in which a sealing inner pack is manufactured from the inner pack, the sealing inner pack is folded into a final state, or one sealing inner pack comprising the inner pack is manufactured; and adjoining said sealing inner pack unit, a second folding unit at which an outer blank composed of a material suitable for forming a dimensionally stable outer pack is folded around the sealing inner pack to form an outer pack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co. KG)
    Inventors: Holger Broek, Burkard Roesler
  • Patent number: 10919067
    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: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co. KG)
    Inventors: Jan-Christian Walter, Nils Neuhaus
  • Patent number: 10919657
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co. KG)
    Inventors: Björn Brandhorst, Wolfgang Pradel, Marco Schloermann
  • Patent number: 10899535
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co. KG)
    Inventor: Thomas Häfker
  • Patent number: 10865037
    Abstract: A cigarette pack, having an inner pack for pack contents, in particular for a group of cigarettes, and having an outer pack, preferably in the form of a hinge/lid pack, wherein the inner pack which preferably directly encases the pack contents has lateral walls made of cardboard, which are formed by overlapping lateral tabs of a blank for the inner pack. The invention is characterized in that end corner tabs, which are arranged on both sides of a lid wall of the inner pack, have a respective substantially V-shaped design, and in that each of the end corner tabs is arranged between inner lateral tabs and outer lateral tabs of the lateral walls of the inner pack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co. KG)
    Inventors: Thomas Häfker, Christoph Schneider, Henry Buse
  • Patent number: 10766688
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co. KG)
    Inventor: Henry Buse
  • Patent number: 10710760
    Abstract: An aroma-tight cigarette pack with an outer pack (12) configured in the form of a hinge-lid box, and also with an inner pack (11) configured in the form of a sealed block with an opening aid which can be used a number of times. The opening aid has a removal opening (51) which extends in a sub-region of an inner front wall (39) and of an adjacent inner end wall (41) and is covered over by a closure label (54) with an adhesively bonding connecting periphery (55). The inner pack (11) has closure seams (37) which are designed in the form of fin seams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co. KG)
    Inventor: Henry Buse
  • Patent number: 10689186
    Abstract: A pack for a group of rod-shaped articles, having a box part, which is delimited at least by a front wall, a rear wall, side walls and a base wall, the box part containing a collar, at least comprising a collar front wall, which butts against the front wall of the box part, and collar side walls, which are adjacent to side walls of the box part, and at least one base flap arranged in extension of the collar front wall and, forming an underside support for at least one group of rod-shaped articles, the collar serving to compensate for at least one different dimension of the group of rod-shaped articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co. KG)
    Inventors: Kristina Viestenz, Corvyn Sommer
  • Publication number: 20200180853
    Abstract: A cigarette pack with an outer pack in the embodiment as a hinge lid box and with an inner pack as a sealed block is provided with an opening tab for the inner pack and with a closure label for actuating the opening tab. The closure label is fixed on the inner side of a lid front wall by means of an actuating tab and is movable with the lid into the opening position. Pressure members cause the closure label to be pressed with regions of glue onto the inner side of the lid front wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2020
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co. KG)
    Inventors: Buse Henry, Hans Schönberger, Michael Schlenker
  • Patent number: 10670164
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co. KG)
    Inventors: Jan-Christian Walter, Stephan Vollmer
  • Patent number: 10633169
    Abstract: A cigarette pack with an outer pack (10) in the embodiment as a hinge lid box and with an inner pack (11) as a sealed block is provided with an opening tab (21) for the inner pack (11) and with a closure label (23) for actuating the opening tab (21). The closure label (23) is fixed on the inner side of a lid front wall (34) by means of an actuating tab (28) and is movable with the lid (30) into the opening position. Pressure members (45, 46) cause the closure label (23) to be pressed with regions of glue onto the inner side of the lid front wall (34).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co. KG)
    Inventors: Henry Buse, Hans Schönberger, Michael Schlenker
  • Publication number: 20200124183
    Abstract: A valve for free-flowing media, such as a glue valve, with a valve housing, and with a closure member, such as 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 a continuous interior of a one-piece coil carrier on which the windings of a coil of the electromagnet are wound, and having two terminal receivers for a dosing unit and 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: December 20, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co. KG)
    Inventors: Jan-Christian Walter, Marc-Daniel Stegen
  • Patent number: 10550944
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co. KG)
    Inventors: Jan-Christian Walter, Marc-Daniel Stegen
  • Patent number: 10507946
    Abstract: A method for operating a production and packaging installation for hygiene products, wherein the hygiene products are produced by a production machine, and the hygiene products produced are packaged by at least two packaging machines which are assigned to the production machine and are intended for packaging the hygiene products in particular so that they are ready for dispatch. At least two packaging machines assigned to a grouping conveyor form a machine group, wherein the performance of the packaging machines of the machine group are adapted automatically in accordance with the performance of the production machine and/or the individual performances available for the packaging machines of the machine group, and/or wherein the number of hygiene products with which the holders of the grouping conveyor are filled is selected automatically for each holder in dependence on which of the packaging machines the hygiene product of the respective holder is intended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co. KG)
    Inventors: Andreas Jelken, Marco Schloermann
  • Patent number: 10450095
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for handling (flat) articles (10), in particular hygiene products such as diapers, napkins or the like, wherein the articles (10) are supplied on a first feed conveyor (11) and are removed as a compressed group (12) of articles (10) on a removal conveyor (14). The invention is characterized in that the feed conveyor (11) and the removal conveyor (14) are continuously driven and a group (13) of articles (10) is transferred from the continuously driven feed conveyor (11) to a continuously driven compressing device (16) in which the group (13) of articles (10) is compressed, and in that the compressed group (13) of articles (10) is transferred from the compressing device (16) to the continuously driven removal conveyor (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co. KG)
    Inventors: Bjorn Brandhorst, Andreas Prahm, Frank Sachs
  • Publication number: 20190300274
    Abstract: A pack for cigarettes or rod-form articles, having a box part, which is delimited at least by a front wall, a rear wall, side walls and a base wall, the box part containing a collar, at least comprising a collar front wall, which butts against the front wall of the box part, and collar side walls, which are adjacent to side walls of the box part, and at least one base flap arranged in extension of the collar front wall and, forming an underside support for at least one cigarette group, or group of rod-form articles, is directed transversely to the collar front wall, and therefore the collar serves to compensate for at least one different dimension of the cigarette group, or group of rod-like articles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co. KG)
    Inventors: Kristina Viestenz, Corvyn Sommer
  • Patent number: 10414580
    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: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co. KG)
    Inventors: Henry Buse, Christoph Schneider, Viktor Hein, Jan Schnakenberg
  • Patent number: D863953
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co. KG)
    Inventors: Jan Schnakenberg, Viktor Hein