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Number: 452/8
Name: Butchering > Crustacean (e.g., shrimp, crab, lobster, crayfish) > Meat removal by pressure differential
Description: Subject matter relating to the separation of meat from shell by creating a difference between fluid force acting on the shell and fluid forces acting on the meat.

Patents under this class:

Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
7871314 Method for shucking lobster, crab or shrimp Jan. 18, 2011
6235338 Methods for recovering raw meat from the head-shells of crustaceans, e.g. lobsters and use thereof for stuffed crustaceans, e.g. lobster and stuffing so-provided May. 22, 2001
6159528 Methods for the processing of underutilized hard-shelled crustaceans Dec. 12, 2000
6102790 Automated method and apparatus for the extraction of edible products from crawfish and similar crustaceans Aug. 15, 2000
6042464 Method and apparatus for the extraction of edible products from crawfish and similar crustaceans Mar. 28, 2000
5839952 Method and device for processing crustaceans Nov. 24, 1998
5112269 Procedure for shelling of crustaceous shellfish, especially shrimps, and apparatus for performance of the procedure May. 12, 1992
4912810 Method and apparatus for peeling crustaceans Apr. 3, 1990
4785502 Apparatus for extracting meat from crustacean appendages Nov. 22, 1988
4639976 Method and a system for peeling crustaceans Feb. 3, 1987
4387485 Method of extracting meat of small crustaceans Jun. 14, 1983
4385422 Crayfish peeler May. 31, 1983
4313241 Method for opening shellfish Feb. 2, 1982
4307492 Apparatus for extracting meat of small crustaceans Dec. 29, 1981
4202076 Suction crab picker system suitable interalia for home use May. 13, 1980
3962752 Method and apparatus for removing meat from crabs Jun. 15, 1976

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