Patents by Inventor Jens Franzen

Jens Franzen 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: 20210032012
    Abstract: A container for consumer goods, such as smoking articles, has an outer housing with a hinged lid that houses an inner package of consumer goods. The inner package has an access opening through which consumer goods can be removed and that is covered by a reclosable flap attached to a first lid panel that is relatively movable to a second lid panel throughout rotation of the lid between lid open and closed positions. The hinged lid is connected to the reclosable flap that is arranged to cover the access opening. The reclosable flap moves relative to the access opening during movement of the hinged lid. The reclosable flap carries an indicium in a manner such that the indicium is not visible when the lid is in the closed position and such that the indicium becomes visible during movement of the hinged lid from the closed position towards the open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: JT International S.A.
    Inventor: Jens Franzen
  • Publication number: 20200130912
    Abstract: A container for smoking articles has an outer housing including a hinged lid rotatable between open and closed positions. An inner package has an access opening through which smoking articles can be removed. The access opening can be covered by a reclosable flap when the hinged lid is in the closed position. With the lid in the closed position, the reclosable flap forms an overlap region with a surface of the inner package that extends around the periphery of the access opening. An outer surface of the reclosable flap is attached to a first lid panel of the hinged lid. When the hinged lid is moved from the closed position to the open position, a pivoting movement is provided about the first lid panel whereby the first lid panel pivots against the inner package along a pivot line, and wherein non-adhering region of the overlap region includes the pivot line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: JT International S.A.
    Inventors: Tim Collins, Jens Franzen
  • Publication number: 20200115145
    Abstract: A container for smoking articles has an outer housing including a hinged lid rotatable between open and closed positions. An inner package has an access opening through which smoking articles can be removed. The access opening can be covered by a reclosable flap when the hinged lid is in the closed position. With the lid in the closed position, the reclosable flap forms an overlap region with a surface of the inner package that extends around the periphery of the access opening. The overlap region includes a first adhering region to releasably affix the surface of the inner package and the reclosable flap, and a first non-adhering region. The first non-adhering region includes a portion of the periphery of the access opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicant: JT International S.A.
    Inventors: Miguel Soriano, Robert Alizon, Jens Franzen
  • Publication number: 20190161222
    Abstract: A method of producing a pack of smoking articles includes providing a pre-assembled pack of smoking articles comprising an inner pack having a flexible sheet in which a group of smoking articles is wrapped or enclosed and a re-closable flap movable between a closed position preventing access to the smoking articles and an open position for accessing the smoking articles, and an outer pack comprising a container which holds and substantially encompasses the inner pack, the outer pack having a lid in a closed position preventing access to the inner pack; creating a space or gap between the lid of the outer pack and the inner pack; and attaching the re-closable flap of the inner pack to the lid of the outer pack via and/or through the space or gap. An apparatus for producing a pack of smoking articles per the above method is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: JT International S.A.
    Inventors: Jens Franzen, Franz-Josef Tritz
  • Publication number: 20180029398
    Abstract: A method of marking a package of articles, especially consumer articles, such as cigarettes or the like, includes providing a package of one or more article and a first wrapping material. The package is wrapped with the first wrapping material. A marking is provided on a region of the enclosure. The step of providing a marking on the region of the enclosure includes irradiating the wrapped package with a laser beam, and the first wrapping material is substantially transparent to the laser beam, at least in the region to be marked. An apparatus for marking a package of articles, such as a pack of cigarettes, is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Applicant: JT International S.A.
    Inventor: Jens FRANZEN
  • Patent number: 8998024
    Abstract: A device that stores a low molecular gas, such as hydrogen (H2), under high pressure includes having an inner shell and at least one outer sleeve surrounding the inner shell. The region between the inner shell and the outer sleeve is connected via at least one valve with a backflow prevention capability to the region surrounded by the inner shell. The valve is thereby formed so that low molecular gas which has diffused through the inner shell can flow back into the inner shell when there are suitable pressure conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Daimler AG
    Inventors: Jens Franzen, Gerardo Friedlmeier, Kai Kioschis, Detlef Zur Megede
  • Publication number: 20130174920
    Abstract: A device that stores a low molecular gas, such as hydrogen (H2), under high pressure includes having an inner shell and at least one outer sleeve surrounding the inner shell. The region between the inner shell and the outer sleeve is connected via at least one valve with a backflow prevention capability to the region surrounded by the inner shell. The valve is thereby formed so that low molecular gas which has diffused through the inner shell can flow back into the inner shell when there are suitable pressure conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: Daimler AG
    Inventors: Jens Franzen, Gerardo Friedlmeier, Kai Kioschis, Detlef Zur Megede