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Number: 452/183
Name: Butchering > Conveyer > Loading or unloading
Description: Subject matter wherein particularly significance is attributed to the placing of a carcass or carcass portion onto or its removal from a conveyor.

Patents under this class:
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8562397 Poultry shackle redirecting apparatus and method for directing poultry shackles from a poultry processing line to a disposal line Oct. 22, 2013
8151973 Suspension device for linked products Apr. 10, 2012
7735630 Suspension device for linked products Jun. 15, 2010
7544119 Apparatus, system, and method for positioning poultry, meat, and fish product pieces on a conveyor Jun. 9, 2009
7506748 Apparatus for separating and conveying articles Mar. 24, 2009
7378642 Counting apparatus and method for a poultry processing plant May. 27, 2008
7097025 System for removing dead animals Aug. 29, 2006
7018283 Apparatus for transferring poultry carcasses Mar. 28, 2006
6869352 Repetitive high-density packing mechanisms for arranging suspended lengths of elongated items in a desired orientation and associated methods Mar. 22, 2005
6786321 Independent conveyor system for conveying linked food products Sep. 7, 2004
6692345 Laying-down system and vision-based automatic primal cutting system in connection therewith Feb. 17, 2004
6523462 Aligned food processing system Feb. 25, 2003
6419077 Automated transfer station for hanging articles such as pepperoni sausages Jul. 16, 2002
6186881 Method and apparatus for venting/opening, eviscerating/cropping, inspecting and cleaning of poultry Feb. 13, 2001
6086469 Method and means for conveying and processing an extruded sausage strand Jul. 11, 2000
6066037 Handling device May. 23, 2000
6056637 Method and apparatus for unloading poultry May. 2, 2000
6033299 Carcass transfer apparatus Mar. 7, 2000
5672099 Method for collecting conveyor suspension hangers, suspension hanger collecting apparatus and suspension hanger return apparatus Sep. 30, 1997
5672098 Apparatus for transferring slaughtered poultry from a first suspension conveyer towards a second suspension conveyer Sep. 30, 1997
5514033 Poultry-handling assembly May. 7, 1996
5505657 Device for conveying slaughtered animals, in particular birds Apr. 9, 1996
5453045 System for transferring birds from one conveyor system to another with intermediate accumulator Sep. 26, 1995
5376041 Method for regulating the flow of animals through a slaughtering facility Dec. 27, 1994
5370574 Method and apparatus for suspending poultry with its legs from a suspension conveyor Dec. 6, 1994
5344360 Method and apparatus for transferring a bird from one conveyor system to another Sep. 6, 1994
5340355 Apparatus for orienting birds, which are supplied by a belt conveyor, with their heads in the direction of conveyance Aug. 23, 1994
5340351 Poultry conveyor line transfer system Aug. 23, 1994
5306203 Automatic saddle loader for poultry leg processor Apr. 26, 1994
5259811 Poultry-handling assembly Nov. 9, 1993
5238353 Device for the input and carrying away of smoking or cooking rods for automatic suspension of a plurality of sausages Aug. 24, 1993
5194035 Automatic poultry processor and method Mar. 16, 1993
5176068 Apparatus for cooking whole chickens Jan. 5, 1993
5108345 Apparatus and method for loading live fowl onto a conveyor Apr. 28, 1992
5102368 Apparatus and method for conveying sausages Apr. 7, 1992
5090941 Apparatus for feeding fish processing machines Feb. 25, 1992
5088959 Method for causing sitting poultry to stand up and apparatus for carrying out this method Feb. 18, 1992
5085612 Apparatus for transporting sausages filled in a continuous sausage casing Feb. 4, 1992
4856144 Method and an apparatus for transporting slaughter animals during slaughtering, packaging or otherwise processing said animals, in particular poultry Aug. 15, 1989
4829634 Meat cutting machine May. 16, 1989
4811456 Apparatus for separating bone and flesh of the legs of poultry or part thereof Mar. 14, 1989
4800626 Salmon processing machine Jan. 31, 1989
4765028 Device for the ejection of a poultry carcass Aug. 23, 1988
4558487 Apparatus for processing similar workpieces of varying shape, points of contour and dimension Dec. 17, 1985
4498578 Easy-drop sizing carrier for poultry Feb. 12, 1985
4423808 Apparatus for unhooking and transferring hung articles, in particular cuts of meat Jan. 3, 1984
4413376 Support shackle and product drop mechanism Nov. 8, 1983
4412620 Plural hook poultry grading carrier system Nov. 1, 1983
4381582 Plant and gripping means for cutting up meat May. 3, 1983
4372009 Support shackle and product drop mechanism Feb. 8, 1983

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