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Technologies

Intl Class Technology Matters Rank in Class
 
 
 
B26D CUTTING; DETAILS COMMON TO MACHINES FOR SEVERING, e.g. BY CUTTING, PERFORATING, PUNCHING, STAMPING-OUT 386
 
 
 
A22C PROCESSING MEAT, POULTRY, OR FISH 318
 
 
 
B65B MACHINES, APPARATUS OR DEVICES FOR, OR METHODS OF, PACKAGING ARTICLES OR MATERIALS; UNPACKING 1252
 
 
 
B29C SHAPING OR JOINING OF PLASTICS; SHAPING OF SUBSTANCES IN A PLASTIC STATE, IN GENERAL; AFTER- TREATMENT OF THE SHAPED PRODUCTS, e.g. REPAIRING 11114
 
 
 
B65G TRANSPORT OR STORAGE DEVICES, e.g. CONVEYERS FOR LOADING OR TIPPING; SHOP CONVEYER SYSTEMS; PNEUMATIC TUBE CONVEYERS 1156
 
 
 
A23P SHAPING OR WORKING OF FOODSTUFFS, NOT FULLY COVERED BY A SINGLE OTHER SUBCLASS 612
 
 
 
G01G WEIGHING 622
 
 
 
G01B MEASURING LENGTH, THICKNESS OR SIMILAR LINEAR DIMENSIONS; MEASURING ANGLES; MEASURING AREAS; MEASURING IRREGULARITIES OF SURFACES OR CONTOURS594
 
 
 
G01N INVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES 3203
 
 
 
A23N MACHINES OR APPARATUS FOR TREATING HARVESTED FRUIT, VEGETABLES, OR FLOWER BULBS IN BULK, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; PEELING VEGETABLES OR FRUIT IN BULK; APPARATUS FOR PREPARING ANIMAL FEEDING-STUFFS 210

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Recent Publications

Publication # Title Filing Date Pub Date Intl Class
2017/0320,225 FOOD PRODUCT SLICING APPARATUSJul 25, 17Nov 09, 17[B26D, B65B]
2016/0255,846 PATTY-FORMING APPARATUS WITH BOTTOM FEED AND BOTTOM FILL PLUNGERMar 04, 16Sep 08, 16[A22C]
2015/0351,418 Patty-Forming Apparatus with Bottom Feed and Rotary PumpAug 19, 15Dec 10, 15[A22C]
2015/0321,372 FOOD PRODUCT SLICING APPARATUS AND METHODS ASSOCIATED WITH THE SAMEMay 07, 15Nov 12, 15[B26D, B65B]
2011/0265,624 High Speed Slicing MachineMay 02, 11Nov 03, 11[B26D]

Recent Patents

Patent # Title Filing Date Issue Date Intl Class
9888696 Automated product profiling apparatus and product slicing system using the sameDec 09, 15Feb 13, 18[H04N, G01G, G06T, A22C, G01B]
9861109 Patty-forming apparatus with bottom feed and rotary pumpAug 19, 15Jan 09, 18[A22C, A23P]
9580946 Screw conveyor having linked latch closureJul 22, 15Feb 28, 17[E05C, B65G]
9540180 Counter-weighted conveyor coverJul 31, 15Jan 10, 17[B65G]
9457495 Rotary mold system for molding food productsAug 20, 15Oct 04, 16[A22C, B29C, B30B]
9399531 Sheet interleaver for slicing apparatusOct 25, 06Jul 26, 16[B26D, B65B]
9301534 System for food product casing removalJun 14, 13Apr 05, 16[B26D, A22C, A47J, A23N, A23P]
9296120 Method of producing drafts of sliced food products with desired weights and a dual scale weighing system for producing drafts of desired weightsOct 26, 10Mar 29, 16[G01G, B26D]
9285213 Automated product profiling apparatus and product slicing system using the sameOct 26, 10Mar 15, 16[H04N, A22C, G01B]
9181039 Food product positioning system and methodDec 03, 13Nov 10, 15[B26D, B65G, B65B, B25J]

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Expired/Abandoned/Withdrawn Patents

Patent # Title Status Filing Date Issue/Pub Date Intl Class
2017/0036,863 CONTOURED CONVEYOR COVERAbandonedAug 04, 15Feb 09, 17[B65G]
2015/0369,649 Dual Scale Weighing System for Producing Drafts of Sliced Products of Desired WeightsAbandonedAug 28, 15Dec 24, 15[G01G, G01N]
9156181 Method of producing drafts of sliced food products with desired weights and a dual scale weighing system for producing drafts of desired weightsWithdrawnOct 26, 10Oct 13, 15[G01G, B26D]
2014/0338,509 Maintenance and Safety System for a Food Article Slicing MachineAbandonedJun 06, 14Nov 20, 14[B26D, F16P]
2014/0308,420 SYSTEMS, APPARATUSES, AND METHODS FOR FORMING AND TEXTURING COMESTIBLE PRODUCTAbandonedApr 09, 14Oct 16, 14[A22C, A23L]
2013/0156,881 Knockout Plunger for Patty-Forming MachineAbandonedNov 29, 12Jun 20, 13[A22C]
7874246 Food stack aligning device for conveyorExpiredJun 15, 06Jan 25, 11[B65G]
2009/0188,355 Stack Completion and Scrap Discharge System for a Food Article Slicing MachineAbandonedOct 21, 08Jul 30, 09[B26D, B23D]
7229277 Mold cover lift system for a patty-forming apparatusExpiredSep 16, 04Jun 12, 07[B29C]
7210923 Hopper system for a patty-forming apparatusExpiredSep 16, 04May 01, 07[A22C]
7125245 Tube valve arrangement for a patty-forming machineExpiredSep 16, 04Oct 24, 06[B29C]
2006/0037,284 FOOD STACKING LOADING APPARATUSAbandonedAug 20, 04Feb 23, 06[B65B]
2006/0021,487 Serrated blade for slicing machineAbandonedJun 15, 05Feb 02, 06[B26D]
2005/0115,416 Conveyor for a food portion-producing machineAbandonedOct 26, 04Jun 02, 05[A21C]
2005/0072,634 Lubrication system for a patty-forming apparatusAbandonedSep 16, 04Apr 07, 05[F16N]
6854582 Stack stop for conveyor systemExpiredSep 20, 03Feb 15, 05[B65G]
2004/0224,051 Knockout cup for patty-forming machineAbandonedMay 09, 03Nov 11, 04[A22C]
6517340 Mold plate having multiple rows of cavities for food patty-molding apparatusExpiredFeb 22, 01Feb 11, 03[B29C]
5036756 Food product crimping mechanismExpiredApr 30, 90Aug 06, 91[A21C]
5022888 Co-forming apparatus for food patty molding machineExpiredMay 03, 90Jun 11, 91[A22C]

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