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Number: 452/15
Name: Butchering > Mollusk (e.g., oyster, clam, squid, mussel, octopus, snail, slug, scallop) > Bivalve opener > By pressure differential
Description: Subject matter in which the bivalve is subjected to a difference in fluid pressure between the exterior and the interior of the shell to aid in the opening of the shell.

Patents under this class:

Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8591296 Mollusc processing apparatus and related methods Nov. 26, 2013
6537601 Process of elimination of bacteria in shellfish and of shucking shellfish Mar. 25, 2003
6426103 Process of elimination of bacteria in shellfish and of shucking shellfish Jul. 30, 2002
6393977 Apparatus for pressure treating shellfish May. 28, 2002
6217435 Process of elimination of bacteria in shellfish, of shucking shellfish and an apparatus therefor Apr. 17, 2001
6110032 Shellfish processing apparatus Aug. 29, 2000
5112269 Procedure for shelling of crustaceous shellfish, especially shrimps, and apparatus for performance of the procedure May. 12, 1992
4691412 Bivalve mollusk shucker Sep. 8, 1987
4454629 Apparatus for removing an animal from a shell Jun. 19, 1984
4383348 Device for opening shellfish May. 17, 1983
4313241 Method for opening shellfish Feb. 2, 1982
4251902 Apparatus for recovering the meat of small crustaceans Feb. 24, 1981
3964130 Method of and device for opening bivalvular mollusks Jun. 22, 1976

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