US Patent No: 4,803,950

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Automatic milking apparatus

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The method of automatic milking comprising the step of drawing the milk from the teat past one or more non-return valves without the introduction of air into the milk flow upstream of the valve or valves. An automatic milking apparatus for carrying out the method comprises one or more one-way clawpieces and pneumatically-isolated teat liners.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
BRITISH TECHNOLOGY GROUP LIMITEDLONDON918
DADE INTERNATIONAL INC.DEERFIELD, IL45

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Griffin, Tony K Leafield, GB2 3 32
Grindal, Robert J Reading, GB2 1 3
Marshall, Barry R Ramsden, GB2 8 73

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
AHI Operations Limited (1)
4,280,445 Methods of and/or apparatus for milking animals 10 1979
 
BRITISH TECHNOLOGY GROUP LIMITED (1)
4,395,972 Multi-valve clawpiece 3 1982
 
HAPPEL, FRITZ (1)
4,441,454 Milking apparatus 16 1982

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
BRITISH TECHNOLOGY GROUP LIMITED (1)
5,666,904 Automatic milking apparatus 13 1995
 
JEX CO., LTD. (1)
4,886,494 Milking apparatus 45 1988
 
TIMM MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
5,421,808 Battery-operated male organ conditioning appliance 24 1993