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Marshall S Kriesel: Apparatus and methods for the volumetric and dimensional measurement of livestock. Geissler Technologies, James E Brunton Esq, December 13, 2005: US06974373 (130 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for measuring the physical characteristics of livestock animals such as cattle and hogs. The apparatus of the invention includes a plurality of strategically positioned cameras that are used to obtain data concerning volumetric, curvilinear (surface) and linear measurements of ...


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Adams Barry John, Robinson Kenneth: Method and apparatus for removing meat from bone.. Bitterling Ernest A, October 30, 1985: EP0159826-A1 (129 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for assisting in removal of meat from a rib cage, the apparatus including support means (12) for engaging and supporting the rib cage, and gripping means (16) for gripping a marginal portion of meat, the support means and gripping means being movable relative to one another between a first ...


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Alfred J Evans, Raymond H Misner, James A Gallion, Melvin L Harrod: Clipping apparatus. Tipper Tie, Allegretti Newitt Witcoff & McAndrews, June 30, 1987: US04675945 (93 worldwide citation)

A sausage stuffing machine includes a cylindrical sausage discharge tube which dispenses sausage material into shirred casing stored on the tube. A clipper is positioned adjacent the end of the tube for sealing the filled casing at desired intervals. A casing brake mechanism is provided at the disch ...


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Gerald N Dubois III: Safety means for powered machinery. Townsend Engineering Company, Zarley Mckee Thomte Voorhees & Sease, June 18, 1991: US05025175 (91 worldwide citation)

This invention provides a safety means for powered machinery comprising a conventional wire mesh safety glove adapted for wearing by the machine operator. The machine with which it is used has a grounded frame, an electrical motor, a control switch with the electrical motor being connected to a sour ...


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Bruce A Johnson, John Cliff: High-speed bone-in loin slicer. Swift & Company, Sheridan Ross P C, November 23, 1999: US05989116 (76 worldwide citation)

A meat slicing apparatus is disclosed, wherein the apparatus is capable of high-speed slicing of meat having large skeletal bones therein. The apparatus has a blade composed of a steel alloy that is approximately 5 to 10 times greater in compression strength than typical steel. The blade has an invo ...


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Salvatore P Lamartino, Louis R Richards, Glenn A Sandberg: Food patty molding machine. Formax, Kinzer Plyer Dorn & McEachran, January 8, 1980: US04182003 (76 worldwide citation)

A machine for molding hamburger patties and other similar food patties, of the kind incorporating a vacuum-intake plunger-type food pump that pumps food product from a supply hopper into mold cavities in a reciprocating mold plate, is equipped with a hydraulic drive system that drives both the food ...


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Glenn A Sandberg, Louis R Richards, James W Stoub: Food patty molding machine. Formax, Kinzer Plyer Dorn & McEachran, October 25, 1977: US04054967 (76 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for molding food patties, utilizing a pump with a tall, narrow, elongated pump chamber, an outlet port extending along one edge of the chamber, and a wide access port at one side of the chamber. A supply of hamburger or other poor-flowing food product is maintained in a positi ...


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Douglas E Van Devanter, Kelly R Moore, James S Tomlin: Automatic portion-cutting method and machine. Seafreeze Partnership, Seed and Berry, December 10, 1985: US04557019 (74 worldwide citation)

An automatic portion-cutting machine measures the shape of a fish fillet, calculates its corresponding volume and weight, and cuts the fillet to create portions of a predetermined size. In the preferred embodiment disclosed herein, fish fillets are advanced along a conveyor to allow these operations ...


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Glenn A Sandberg, Wilbur Janssen, Duncan Bachmann: Method and apparatus for molding food patties. Formax, Kinzer Plyer Dorn & McEachran, November 2, 1982: US04356595 (74 worldwide citation)

A food patty molding method and apparatus, utilizing a cyclically driven mold plate containing one or more mold cavities, in which the fill passage connecting the food pump to the mold cavity has a cross sectional area, immediately adjacent the mold plate fill position, encompassing the entire mold ...


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Austin T Knosby: Livestock identification system. Henderson & Sturm, July 1, 1986: US04597495 (73 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for identification of animals passing through a packing plant including an elevated track extending through the packing plant for guiding carcasses through various processes and testing stations. A plurality of trolleys, one for each carcass, is provided for moving along the track. A ga ...



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