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).

  • Patent number: 5806671
    Abstract: In hinge-lid packs, especially such with rounded or beveled pack edges (23, 24, 25, 26), an additional closing aid is desirable. To this end, in the upper region of a collar (35) or collar side walls (37, 38) thereof, projections (40) are formed which, in the closed position, correspond to counter projections (43) on the inside of lid side walls (19, 20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1998
    Assignee: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co.)
    Inventors: Heinz Focke, Henry Buse, Dieter Neuber
  • Patent number: 5788066
    Abstract: Hinge-lid package with a package portion (10) and lid (11) and with a collar (23) especially for containing a cigarette block (27).Package portion (10) and lid (11) are interconnected in the rear region of the hinge-lid package by an obliquely-extending hinge joint (58). In addition, a collar front wall (24) is provided with an oblique-angled, trapezoid aperture (28), forming an oblique collar edge (31). In correspondence with this, an upper package edge (36) is obliquely oriented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1998
    Assignee: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co.)
    Inventors: Heinz Focke, Henry Buse
  • Patent number: 5722583
    Abstract: A cardboard package is disclosed which comprises two subsidiary boxes (10, 11) which are initially joined to one another at a central fold line. The subsidiary boxes can be separated in the region of a central folding edge (14) at the central fold line because of weaknesses in the material (e.g. perforations), so that two self-contained subsidiary boxes, enclosed on all sides, are formed. The package is formed from a single blank. The blank is of a uniform width throughout--with the exception of the lid (29, 30). Pairs of side flaps (32, 33, 34, 35) are positioned on opposed sides of the blank to form the side walls (23, 24, 25, 26), with the side flaps in the assembled package being positioned in one plane without overlap and are held together by base flaps (36, 37).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1998
    Assignee: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co.)
    Inventors: Heinz Focke, Henry Buse
  • Patent number: 5715936
    Abstract: It is often required, in the case of hinge-lid boxes, to introduce enclosed leaflets or coupons (29) into the pack such that they can be seen at least when the pack is opened for the first time. A positionally correct arrangement of such a coupon (29) is ensured by a stop in the form of a lug (32) in the lower region of a collar front wall (16) of a collar (15). The coupon (29) is supported on said lug (32).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1998
    Assignee: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co.)
    Inventors: Heinz Focke, Henry Buse
  • Patent number: 5699903
    Abstract: Pack, namely hinge-lid pack, made from thin cardboard, for cigarettes or other smoker's articles. Hinge-lid packs are conventionally structured in such a way that a lid (14, 15) is pivotably connected to a pack part (12, 13). To increase the receiving capacity, a double pack consisting of two individual hinge-lid packs (10, 11) is formed from a common one-piece blank. This is designed in such a way that the double pack is folded on the cross-winding principle and thereafter two end regions are each provided with a lid (14, 15). The lids (14, 15) are to be opened in opposite directions. Within the double pack, the individual hinge-lid packs (10, 11) are separated from one another approximately centrally by means of bottom walls (34, 35). The bottom walls (34, 35) are parts (bottom tabs 67) of the collar (36, 37).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 23, 1997
    Assignee: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co.)
    Inventors: Heinz Focke, Henry Buse
  • Patent number: 5669493
    Abstract: A bundle pack, or carton, for cigarette packs that is made of thin cardboard is provided with perforations and/or die-cut lines that allow separation of an end portion of the carton, the tabs that can be separated end portion of the carton having folded to form a smaller reusable box adapted to contain and protect at least one standard pack of cigarettes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 23, 1997
    Assignee: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co)
    Inventors: Heinz Focke, Henry Buse
  • Patent number: 5634556
    Abstract: In order to reduce the material and production costs, a hinge-lid box comprising a single all-in-one blank is desirable. In the case of a blank designed, in particular, in accordance with the transverse folding principle, the collar (12) is connected to a main blank (27) for the hinge-lid box, in the region of the folding tabs of the lid (11), via approximately triangular folding gussets (46, 47). The folding gussets (46, 47) are positioned such that, by folding the collar (46, 47) over against the inner side of the main blank, the collar automatically passes into the position which is appropriate for the pack. The folding gussets (46, 47) are connected to the collar (12) by material remnants (52, 53). When the lid (11) is opened for the first time, the material remnants (52, 53) are severed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 3, 1997
    Assignee: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co.)
    Inventors: Heinz Focke, Henry Buse
  • Patent number: 5586648
    Abstract: Hinge-lid pack for cigarettes or the like with a box part (12), lid (13), and collar (38).For the material-saving and simpler manufacture of hinge-lid packs, a collar is connected to a main blank (33) in one-piece via material webs (43, 44). The material webs connect the collar (38) to the lid inner tab (36) in the region of side webs (49, 50) of a collar front wall (39). The relative position is chosen such that the collar (38) assumes the appropriate position after being folded over.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 24, 1996
    Assignee: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co.)
    Inventors: Heinz Focke, Henry Buse
  • Patent number: 5564563
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cigarette pack, in particular a hinge-lid box, for cigarettes (10). A cigarette (10) or a part-cigarette (33) is intended to be accommodated temporarily in the cigarette pack. For this purpose, the length of the cigarettes (10) is smaller than the height or length of the cigarette pack, such that, when the cigarette pack is closed, a cavity (chamber 31) for receiving at least one transversely arranged cigarette (10) or part-cigarette (33) is formed above the cigarette group (28) or the cigarette block (30), in the interior of the lid (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 15, 1996
    Assignee: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co.)
    Inventors: Heinz Focke, Henry Buse
  • Patent number: 5518202
    Abstract: In order to connect a new web (13), which is to be drawn off from a new bobbin (12), to a runoff web (10), drawn off from a runoff bobbin (11), of packaging material, a free end, namely an end piece (25), of the new web (13) is gripped by a drawing-off member (20) and drawn in one conveying cycle into the region of a connecting assembly (18). The runoff web (10) also runs through the connecting assembly (18). In the region of the connecting assembly (18), the two webs are laid against one another and are severed jointly by a cutter (41). After removing a web piece (45) of the runoff web (10), the web end (32), of the runoff web (10), and the web beginning (33) of the new web (13) are free. A connecting strip (47) can be brought to bear, from the free side, against the two webs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 21, 1996
    Assignee: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co.)
    Inventors: Heinz Focke, Harald Gosebruch, Henry Buse
  • Patent number: 5513748
    Abstract: Pack, namely hinge-lid pack, made from thin cardboard, for cigarettes or other smoker's articles. Hinge-lid packs are conventionally constructed in such a way that a lid (14, 15) is pivotably connected to a pack part (12, 13). To increase the receiving capacity, a double pack consisting of two individual hinge-lid packs (10, 11) is formed from a common one-piece blank. This is designed in such a way that the double pack is folded on the cross-winding principle and thereafter two end regions are each provided with a lid (14, 15). The lids (14, 15) are to be opened in opposite directions. Within the double pack, the individual hinge-lid packs (10, 11) are separated from one another approximately centrally by means of bottom walls (34, 35). The bottom walls (34, 35) are parts (bottom tabs 67) of the collar (36, 37).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 7, 1996
    Assignee: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co.)
    Inventors: Heinz Focke, Henry Buse
  • Patent number: 5472184
    Abstract: 1. Apparatus for the storage and extraction of blanks (10) consisting of thin cardboard from a blank magazine (12).2.1. An extraction unit (16) having a sun wheel (17) and planet wheels (18, 19) rotating about the latter serves for the continuous extraction of blanks (10) consisting of thin cardboard from a blank magazine (12). Each planet wheel (18, 19) rotating about its own axis extracts a lower blank (10) of a blank stack (11) in the blank magazine (12) and transfers this onto the sun wheel (17). The blank is transferred from the latter, in conjunction with a transport disc (51, 52), into a blank track (14).2.2. The sun wheel (17) and the planet wheels (18, 19) grasp the blanks (10) solely in a middle region, namely in the region of a blank middle strip (46), with the exclusion of lateral folding tabs (39, 40; 41, 42).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 5, 1995
    Assignee: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co.)
    Inventors: Heinz Focke, Henry Buse
  • Patent number: 5447262
    Abstract: Apparatus for transporting a material web having lateral depressions (25, 27) arranged at regular distances from one another. For the transport of a material web (10, 35) of this type in the correct position, the web bears on a conveying drum (28) which has elevations (29, 30) for positive penetration into the depressions (25, 27). In a material web (10, 35) consisting of partially prepunched blanks (11), the conveying drum (28) serves, in cooperation with an auxilary drum (51), for forming bending points (49, 50), the material web (10, 35) being capable of being grasped by suction bores (52, 53), offset relative to one another in the circumferential direction, of the conveying drum (28), on the one hand, and of the auxiliary drum (51), on the other hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 5, 1995
    Assignee: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co.)
    Inventors: Heinz Focke, Henry Buse
  • Patent number: 5375704
    Abstract: A hinge-lid pack (10) for cigarettes or similar items is provided with a printing carrier (28) made of a separate blank and intended to accommodate pieces of information, advertisements, etc. The printer carrier (28) is arranged at the hinge-lid pack (10) such that a portion, namely the anchoring portion (29, 32), is located on the inner side of the lid (12), and another portion, namely a visible portion (30), projects from the hinge-lid pack and abuts the front wall (31) of the pack. The anchoring portion (29, 32) of the printing carrier (28) is severably anchored to the lid (11) by restraining the printing carrier between the lid corner tabs (19, 20) and a lid top wall (21).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 27, 1994
    Assignee: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co.)
    Inventors: Heinz Focke, Henry Buse
  • Patent number: 5336040
    Abstract: Process and apparatus for transporting stacks of blanks for producing (cigarette) packs. For the production of (cigarette) packs made of blanks (10) of thin cardboard, the blanks are delivered in the form of blank stacks (15), mainly in containers (cartons 16). Specially designed cassettes (32) are used for mechanically and mostly automatically conveying the blank stacks (15) to the packaging machines. The cassettes (32) are designed for holding the contents of a carton (16) of blank stacks (15). The cartons (16) are mechanically opened by a cutting unit (39) by way of cutting out a side wall (30). Special extraction units (59) pull out the blank stacks (15) through the open side of the carton and directly deposit these in an adjacent cassette (32). Centrally emptying the cartons (16) and mechanically transporting the blank stacks (15) by means of special implant cassettes (32) result in a mechanized transport circuit for the packaging material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 9, 1994
    Assignee: Focke & Co.
    Inventors: Heinz Focke, Henry Buse
  • Patent number: 5301804
    Abstract: A package, especially a soft-cup pack for cigarettes is disclosed. An inner wrapping (12) of the soft-cup pack is provided with an opening and withdrawal aid. In the region of an end wall (15), a longitudinal tab (16) is folded out s of the region of the end wall (15). The other longitudinal tab (17) serves as a closure tab for a withdrawal opening (24) which is formed in the central region of the end wall (15). The withdrawal opening (24) is enlarged because parts of side tabs (20, 21) can be moved into the open position a together with the longitudinal tab (17). Additionally, the inner wrapping (12) is provided with a withdrawal aid which is effective in the region of the withdrawal opening (24), in particular with a lift-out strip (44) which is formed from the inner wrapping (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 12, 1994
    Assignee: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co.)
    Inventors: Heinz Focke, Henry Buse
  • Patent number: 5144789
    Abstract: Process and apparatus for transporting stacks of blanks for producing (cigarette) packs. For the production of (cigarette) packs made of blanks (10) of thin cardboard, the blanks are delivered in the form of blank stacks (15), mainly in containers (cartons 16). Specially designed cassettes (32) are used for mechanically and mostly automatically conveying the blank stacks (15) to the packaging machines. The cassettes (32) are designed for holding the contents of a carton (16) of blank stacks (15). The cartons (16) are mechanically opened by a cutting unit (39) by way of cutting out a side wall (30). Special extraction units (59) pull out the blank stacks (15) through the open side of the carton and directly deposit these in an adjacent cassette (32). Centrally emptying the cartons (16) and mechanically transporting the blank stacks (15) by means of special inplant cassettes (32) result in a mechanized transport circuit for the packaging material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1992
    Assignee: Focke & Co.
    Inventors: Heinz Focke, Henry Buse
  • Patent number: 5074400
    Abstract: Process and apparatus for changing the relative position of packs, especially of cuboidal cigarette packs of the hinge-lid type. Prior art processes and apparatuses work with forces having shock-like impacts on the packs, so that there is a risk of the packs getting damaged. The invention guarantees gentle changes of the relative position. Each pack is turned by way of being pulled by two conveyor belts running at different velocities and being arranged at two opposite regions of the pack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 24, 1991
    Assignee: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co.)
    Inventors: Heinz Focke, Henry Buse