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Number: 452/177
Name: Butchering > Conveyer
Description: Apparatus for moving a carcass or carcass portion over a predetermined path.

Sub-classes under this class:

Class Number Class Name Patents
452/178 Elevating 17
452/183 Loading or unloading 62
452/181 Metering (e.g., from bulk supply) 9
452/179 Orienting 71
452/180 Registering (i.e., aligning) 23
452/184 Sorting 35
452/182 Transfer from one conveyor to another 84

Patents under this class:
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8702178 Trolley wheel technology Apr. 22, 2014
8657102 Conveyor apparatus Feb. 25, 2014
8574044 Belly hook assembly for a conveyor Nov. 5, 2013
8105138 Device and method for conditioning slaughtered poultry and production line for processing poultry carcasses Jan. 31, 2012
8002613 Method and apparatus for processing carcasses Aug. 23, 2011
7942728 Transport apparatus for transporting articles hanging on loops May. 17, 2011
7837540 Conveyor device for slaughtered poultry Nov. 23, 2010
7828638 Screw conveyor sections Nov. 9, 2010
7651388 Portioning apparatus and method Jan. 26, 2010
7625271 Method and system for cooling of dressed carcasses Dec. 1, 2009
7601053 Ozone-based conveyor cleaning system Oct. 13, 2009
7572176 Overhead poultry conveying and counting system Aug. 11, 2009
7481701 Device for making a spiral incision on a meat product Jan. 27, 2009
7467996 Meat processing conveyor system Dec. 23, 2008
7378642 Counting apparatus and method for a poultry processing plant May. 27, 2008
7347772 Conveyor system with pivotable hooks Mar. 25, 2008
7275982 Ozone-based conveyor cleaning system Oct. 2, 2007
7160184 Conveyor system with pivotable hooks Jan. 9, 2007
6997797 Device for processing slaughtered animals or parts thereof Feb. 14, 2006
6962525 Method and apparatus for meat cut classification of fat thickness for downstream trimming Nov. 8, 2005
6878053 Automated loaders or winders and related systems, devices and methods Apr. 12, 2005
6857952 Method and apparatus for transport of a probe for a meat classification system Feb. 22, 2005
6796892 Method and apparatus for processing carcasses Sep. 28, 2004
6692345 Laying-down system and vision-based automatic primal cutting system in connection therewith Feb. 17, 2004
6688461 Food cut-up system Feb. 10, 2004
6638155 Apparatus for and a method of separating an organ from a set of organs from a carcass Oct. 28, 2003
6478668 Apparatus for conveying slaughtered animals Nov. 12, 2002
6467668 Conveyor chain and system for looped sausage products Oct. 22, 2002
6358136 Methods and apparatus for performing processing operations on a slaughtered animal or part thereof Mar. 19, 2002
6257974 Hook for sausage conveyor Jul. 10, 2001
6254471 Apparatus for gripping the legs of poultry Jul. 3, 2001
6244425 Conveyor trolley system Jun. 12, 2001
6190250 Method and apparatus for performing processing operations on a slaughtered animal or part thereof Feb. 20, 2001
6186881 Method and apparatus for venting/opening, eviscerating/cropping, inspecting and cleaning of poultry Feb. 13, 2001
6152816 Method and device for processing slaughtered poultry, as well as conveyor member for use in such a method and device Nov. 28, 2000
6024637 Conveyor for coagulating the outer surface of a sausage strand discharged from a sausage extruding machine Feb. 15, 2000
5997393 Apparatus for peeling and transferring an animal hide to processing Dec. 7, 1999
5993308 Machine for eviscerating and displaying poultry for inspection Nov. 30, 1999
5993307 Dual machines for making sausages at a single sausage making station Nov. 30, 1999
5954575 Arrangement for automated handling of a carcass and parts separated therefrom at machine-assisted cutting and boning Sep. 21, 1999
5944594 Apparatus and method for forming sausage links Aug. 31, 1999
5938520 Conveyor for supporting sausage strands during coagulation cycle, and method of rinsing and drying the same Aug. 17, 1999
5618231 Conveyor system for fish machine processing Apr. 8, 1997
5588906 Offset, poultry deboning system Dec. 31, 1996
5575712 Device for machine Nov. 19, 1996
5522764 Semi-automatic shrimp peeling machine Jun. 4, 1996
5492503 Variable-offset, poultry deboning system Feb. 20, 1996
5376041 Method for regulating the flow of animals through a slaughtering facility Dec. 27, 1994
5299975 Apparatus for conveying entrails packages which have been removed from birds Apr. 5, 1994
5151062 Apparatus for turning over fish fillets Sep. 29, 1992

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