US Patent Application No: 2002/0185,141

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Method and system for authenticating tobacco products

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A method and device is provided for processing an enveloping material for a tobacco product. An enveloping material is supplied to an operative range of at least one radiation source. A marking is created in at least one section of the enveloping material by subjecting the enveloping material to radiation emitted by the at least one radiation source. The marking has a geometric form with an outline having at least one of (a) a discontinuous slope in some sections and (b) convex or concave regions.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
TOPACK VERPACKUNGSTECHNIK GMBHSCHWARZENBEK0

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Heide, Jirko Schwarzenbek, DE 8 21

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TAYLOR, II, SIDNEY H (1)
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R. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY (1)
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Light Signatures, Inc. (1)
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OBLON, FISHER,SPIVAK, MCCLELLAND & MAIER, P.C. (1)
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TOPACK VERPACKUNGSTECHNIK GMBH (1)
* 6,385,947 Method of and apparatus for accumulating and manipulating arrays of cigarettes and the like 2 2000
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ROCK-TENN SHARED SERVICES, LLC (1)
* 2008/0022,098 Authentication process 1 2006
 
R. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY (3)
8,760,508 Filtered smoking article inspection system, and associated method 0 2010
* 2012/0120,229 CIGARETTE PACKAGE INSPECTION SYSTEM, AND ASSOCIATED METHOD 2 2010
8,831,764 Cigarette package coding system and associated method 0 2011
 
G.D S.P.A. (1)
* 7,430,840 Method and machine for packing a product in at least one sheet of packing material 0 2006
 
Velociti Alliance North America, Inc. (2)
* 2008/0154,425 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR STAMPING PACKAGED GOODS IN THE NATURE OF CIGARETTES 3 2008
* 7,933,674 Tobacco product stamping machine interface 0 2008
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