US Patent No: 7,123,685

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Device and method for analyzing fat of meat

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The invention relates to continuously determining the fat content of meat. A conveyor belt is used on which the pieces of meat to be examined are advanced past a radiation source serving as a fat analyzing means. The attenuation of an X-ray beam emitted from the radiation source is measured by a detector to determine the fat content. A weighing device continuously determines the weight of the quantity of meat located on the conveyor belt at the time of the measurement. This also makes it possible to calculate the absolute fat content. The invention also relates to a method for automatically setting a defined fat content in a mixer. The examined meat is transferred from the conveyor belt and into the mixer. The accumulated fat content in the mixer is calculated, compared with a set value, and the conveyor belt is loaded with lean or fatty meat according to the result of this calculation.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
CONVENIENCE FOOD SYSTEMS WALLAU GMBH & CO. KGDE-35216 BIEDENKOPF-WALLAU9

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Bernhardt, Ju Biedenkopf-Weitenbach, DE 1 7
Ostergaard, Anders Hoeng, DK 3 15

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KRAFT FOODS GROUP BRANDS LLC (6)
7,871,655 Method and apparatus for accelerating formation of functional meat mixtures 3 2005
7,857,500 Apparatus for vacuum-less meat processing 2 2005
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