Patent Number: 6,310,643

Title: Method of detecting adhesive material on a blank from which to form a container for tobacco articles

Abstract: A method of detecting adhesive material applied to a blank from which to form a container for tobacco articles, wherein the adhesive material forms at least one continuous mass of adhesive material on one face of the blank; the method providing for reproducing an image of at least one part of the face including a first portion corresponding to the face portion covered by the mass, and a second portion corresponding to the face portion free of the mass; electronically defining an application region in the image; and emitting a cover signal depending on the portion of the application region occupied by the first image portion.

Inventors: Neri; Armando (Bologna, IT), Chini; Stefano (San Lazzaro Di Savena, IT)

Assignee: G.D Societa'per Azioni

International Classification: B31B 1/74 (20060101); G01N 21/86 (20060101); H04N 007/18 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018