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8721405 Meat sortation  
A system and method for sorting animal protein. The method includes determining a desired characteristic of a cut of meat from an animal portion and associating the desired characteristic with an...
8584867 Processing meat trim  
Meat trim portions are sorted by employing quantitative lean point analysis and one or more sorting steps. Embodiments of the present invention are adapted to make lean point determinations, to...
8147299 Meat sortation  
A system and method for sorting animal protein includes determining a desired characteristic of a cut of meat from an animal portion and associating the desired characteristic with an attribute of...
7976368 Method and device for processing fish, poultry, or other meat products transported in multitude along a processing line  
In a method for the processing of fish, poultry or other meat products being conveyed in a plurality along a processing line, components which are to be excluded from consumption are separated and...
7766730 Carcass tracking  
A system and method for storing, selecting and sorting animal carcasses for fabrication. A storage area has at least one storage rail upon which carcasses may be stored. A feed rail leads to the...
7572176 Overhead poultry conveying and counting system  
A system and method of counting poultry carcasses conveyed by an overhead shackle conveying system. Poultry carcasses are suspended from shackles of an overhead conveying system and moved along a...
7378642 Counting apparatus and method for a poultry processing plant  
A counting system for a poultry processing plant that uses conveyors is disclosed. Two types of conveyors are addressed, one where poultry hang from the conveyor and one where the carcasses are...
5980377 Method and device for processing a slaughtered animal or part thereof in a slaughterhouse  
In a method and device for processing a slaughtered animal or part thereof, which, in a conveyer, is passed along a slaughter line, the following steps are carried out: an identification is...
5498202 Identifying system for carrier trolley  
A system for the continuing identification of carriers of meat carcasses and the like and the carrier involved in the system. The system involves mechano-visible identification of a pattern of...
5474493 Apparatus for placing randomly deposited items in a single file  
An apparatus for placing items such as poultry carcasses in a single file is disclosed which includes a rotatable cone having an outer periphery, a conveyor belt dispersed about the outer...
5470274 Device for classifying carcasses of large cattle, calves, hogs or sheep  
Device of the type including a system against which a side of meat suspended from the conveyor of a slaughterhouse line bears, capable of orientating the side of meat about its hanging point, a...
5366406 Apparatus and method for conveying a bird along a poultry processing line  
A grading shackle (10) for suspending birds from the overhead conveyor system of an automated poultry processing plant. The grading shackle (10) has a tiltable support frame (15) and a bird...
5346424 Automatic size-grading and shrimp peeling machinery  
An automatic size-grading and shrimp peeling machine for shrimps; the automatic grading machine includes a plate-partition conveyer mounted to a slanting platform; the slanting platform is mounted...
5326311 Method for controlling the processing of poultry, and device for carrying out this method  
A method for controlling the processing of poultry in different production lines operating in parallel, wherein the control of the processing of a specific bird or a part thereof takes place on...
5240454 Poultry leg processor  
A chicken leg processor includes a transfer device for removing the lower portion of halved birds from a shackle conveyor, and delivering them to a line along which the hip joints are partially...
5112273 Process and apparatus for separating fine bones from fish flakes  
The present invention is a process and an apparatus for efficiently separating fine bones from fish flakes wherein fish flakes are dispersed after dehydration or dehydrated after dispersion, and...
5064400 Apparatus for grading shrimp  
A shrimp grading mechanism is provided which incorporates a shrimp conveyer and orienter for conveying shrimp oriented in head-up, body-down position along a linear path. The conveyor incorporates...
5061221 Device for dividing or separating fillets  
In an apparatus for dividing fish fillets of the type as shwon e.g. in German Patent 36 23 002 there is used a sorting device, the aim of which is to sort automatically fillet pieces gained under...
4934028 Apparatus for deheading and grading shrimp  
A shrimp deheading and grading mechanism which incorporates a shrimp deheading structure forming a shrimp deheading station. A shrimp conveyor and orienter is operative for conveying shrimps...
4856144 Method and an apparatus for transporting slaughter animals during slaughtering, packaging or otherwise processing said animals, in particular poultry  
A method of transporting slaughter animals, in particular poultry, during slaughtering, from a conveyor having suspension hooks to a packaging device, a dissecting device or a similar device. The...
4813101 Device for the selective transfer of slaughtered poultry, supplied on a conveyor track, to one or more discharge stations, under control of at least one grading station disposed along the discharge conveyor track  
Device for the selective transfer of slaughtered poultry, supplied on a conveyor track, to one or more discharge stations, under control of at least one grading station disposed along the conveyor...
4692965 Shrimp processing method and device  
A combination which in sequence utilizes a singulator, an orientor, a decapitator, and a separator. The singulator is a vibratory scoop-like device which causes shrimps delivered to the processor...
4538327 Separating and cleaning device for shellfish  
A machine for cleaning and sorting shellfish into a predetermined range includes an inner drum connected to a central shaft and formed with a plurality of relatively large openings dimensioned to...
4498578 Easy-drop sizing carrier for poultry  
A poultry load is pivotally suspended by a hook from a carrier body in a travel position without latching and is displaced to a load releasing position by a signal operated mechanism during travel...
4483047 Product sorter utilizing a constant percentile weight distribution  
The birds to be processed in a poultry processing plant are individually weighed and subsequently sorted into respective weight categories of either over or under a calculated reference weight...
4412620 Plural hook poultry grading carrier system  
A plurality of hooks on each poultry carrier are adapted to receive poultry of different specified grades. Such carriers convey poultry along a common conveyor path to a plurality of stations,...
4372099 Method of packing poultry  
A system for processing poultry incorporates automatic weighing and sorting which drops a predetermined number of predetermined grades and sizes of birds at a selected packing station to provide a...
4283813 Poultry inspection apparatus and method  
To avoid the passage of contamination from one bird to another at a poultry inspection station in a poultry processing shackle line and to eliminate the necessity for the inspector to touch the...
4255832 Device for handling objects  
A device for handling objects such as poultry objects provided with an attaching means for receiving the objects and having one or a pair of feelers located in the region of the attaching means...
4208765 Two rail overhead conveyor device  
A two rail overhead conveyor device for meat processing is disclosed comprising an eviscerating platform conveyor, an entrance or feed rail, a lower rail for smaller carcasses and an upper rail...
4187945 Plural path weight sorting system  
The loads suspended from poultry carriers are weighed at a monitoring station as the carriers travel along a fixed track. The carriers loaded above a predetermined amount are transferred to a...
4094413 Poultry weighing and packing method  
Poultry dropped from a conveyor line at a weighing station is automatically packed into containers by a container filling machine positioned below the weighing station. The birds guidingly...
4016625 Apparatus for sizing and deheading shrimp  
Apparatus for sizing and deheading shrimp is illustrated wherein an open, elongated trough has a pair of sides which diverge laterally outwardly from adjacent one end of the trough toward the...
3811555 DIVIDER MECHANISM FOR ARTICLE CONVEYORS  
Articles hanging from a conveyor are deflected out of their normal path of advancement by swingable fingers actuated by the article supporting units. The arrangement is such as to deflect one of...
3750233 SHRIMP SEPARATING METHODS  
After a net load of shrimp and fish is pulled aboard a shrimp boat the intermingled shrimp and fish are subjected to an electric shock for purposes of electrocuting same. The catch is then dumped...
3750234 CRAB PICKING MACHINE  
An endless, cleated conveyor belt inclined upwardly elevates cooked crabs for free fall at the discharge end of the belt onto the rear of a perforated shaker screen. The direct fall impact breaks...
3703746 APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING SHRIMP AND RELATED SHELLFISH  
This apparatus is designed to take shrimp and related shellfish which have been freshly caught from the ocean and seas and process them on board a trawler whereby they may be immediately preserved...
3698038 SHELLFISH PROCESSING MACHINE  
A shrimp processing machine including shrimp feeding, deheading, deveining and shell-slitting, shell-removing, and shrimp grading stations arranged along a path on several superposed levels with...
3622000 POULTRY SELECTOR SYSTEM  
A poultry selector system for removing poultry within a predetermined weight range from a conveyor line. The shackles of a poultry conveyor are moved across a supporting track, and a moveable...
3511370 APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR SEGREGATING FOWL IN ACCORDANCE WITH QUALITY AND WEIGHT  
3143761 Apparatus for processing shrimp and the like  
3020583 Apparatus for separating shrimp from a mixed catch and/or removing the shrimp heads  
3017027 Automatic sorting machine  
3009194 Poultry processing equipment  
2991882 Shrimp and fish separating machine and method for separating shrimp and fish  
2960719 Shrimp sorting, deveining and splitting machine  
2888709 Machine for separating shrimp from fish and de-heading the shrimp  

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