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Number: 452/14
Name: Butchering > Mollusk (e.g., oyster, clam, squid, mussel, octopus, snail, slug, scallop) > Bivalve opener > With heat treatment
Description: Subject matter in which the bivalve is subjected to an elevated temperature to aid in the opening of the shell.

Patents under this class:

Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8647180 Method and system for opening shellfish using infrared energy Feb. 11, 2014
6537601 Process of elimination of bacteria in shellfish and of shucking shellfish Mar. 25, 2003
6086468 Method and apparatus for peeling-off bivalve, as well as bivalve before-separation heating device Jul. 11, 2000
6010397 Methods of processing bivalve molluscs Jan. 4, 2000
5059151 Method and apparatus for opening a mollusk Oct. 22, 1991
4951356 Process and installation for opening shellfish Aug. 28, 1990
4924555 Water cooled roller shucker for shellfish May. 15, 1990
4916775 Harvesting, shucking and eviscerating clams at sea Apr. 17, 1990
4897896 Harvesting, shucking and eviscerating clams at sea Feb. 6, 1990
4887333 Harvesting, shucking and eviscerating clams at sea Dec. 19, 1989
4691412 Bivalve mollusk shucker Sep. 8, 1987
4505004 Process for shucking and eviscerating scallops Mar. 19, 1985
4330904 Apparatus for shucking scallops May. 25, 1982
4255834 Method for shucking scallops Mar. 17, 1981
4236276 Bivalve mollusk shucking apparatus and method Dec. 2, 1980
4141114 Mollusk shucker Feb. 27, 1979
3988805 Method for shucking shellfish Nov. 2, 1976

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