Patents by Inventor Henry Buse

Henry Buse 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).

  • 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
  • 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: 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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: 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: 9889983
    Abstract: The invention relates to a (cigarette) package consisting of an outer package (10) and two inner packages (11, 12). The latter can be moved by a pivoting movement about a respective articulation joint in the region of an outer base wall (40) out of the closed position (upright within the outer package (10)) into an oblique open position. To this end a covering tab (28) which closes off the cup-shaped inner package (11, 12) on the upper face is automatically moved out of the closed position, such that the oblique inner package (11, 12) is ready for the removal of the contents of the packaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: JT International S.A.
    Inventors: Henry Buse, Viktor Hein, Burkard Roesler
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20170203910
    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: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Applicant: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co. KG)
    Inventors: Henry Buse, Hans Schönberger, Michael Schlenker
  • Patent number: 9533821
    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: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co. KG)
    Inventor: Henry Buse
  • Publication number: 20160368645
    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: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Applicant: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co. KG)
    Inventor: Henry Buse
  • Publication number: 20150068931
    Abstract: The invention relates to a (cigarette) package consisting of an outer package (10) and two inner packages (11, 12). The latter can be moved by a pivoting movement about a respective articulation joint in the region of an outer base wall (40) out of the closed position (upright within the outer package (10)) into an oblique open position. To this end a covering tab (28) which closes off the cup-shaped inner package (11, 12) on the upper face is automatically moved out of the closed position, such that the oblique inner package (11, 12) is ready for the removal of the contents of the packaging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: JT INTERNATIONAL SA
    Inventors: Henry Buse, Viktor Hein, Burkard Roesler
  • Publication number: 20150027916
    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: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co. KG)
    Inventor: Henry Buse
  • Publication number: 20140311930
    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: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co. KG)
    Inventors: Henry Buse, Reinhard Lohmann
  • Patent number: 8826633
    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: October 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co. KG)
    Inventors: Henry Buse, Reinhard Lohmann
  • Patent number: 8627951
    Abstract: A pack for in particular piece-form pack contents having a sealed inner pack (11) with removal opening (21) and closure flap (24), an outer pack (10) with box part or base part (27) and movable closure part (28), and a covering part (12) between the inner pack (11) and outer pack (10), the covering part (12) having an opening or a window (55) in the region of the removal opening (21) of the inner pack (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co. KG)
    Inventors: Henry Buse, Gisbert Engel, Viktor Hein