Animal marking devices, transfer assemblies, and useful restraints

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9253963
APP PUB NO 20120226288A1
SERIAL NO

13393912

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Described herein is a marking system for marking animals. The marking system comprises a restraining device, a controller, and a robot assembly wherein the robot assembly comprises a robotic arm, a marking device attached thereto, and one or more actuators for manipulating the robotic arm and marking with the marking device; the robot assembly and the restraining device are positioned in a fixed manner relative to one another; the restraining device is sized and configured for restraining an animal or animal body part thereof and oriented such that the marking device can make a mark on a substrate portion of the animal body part; and the controller is configured to control the position of the marking device and to make a mark on the substrate portion of the animal body part by actuating the one or more actuators. Also described herein are media transfer assemblies and animal restraints.

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SOMARK INNOVATIONS INC4041 FOREST PARK AVENUE ST LOUIS MO 63108

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Mansfield, George Albert San Diego, US 4 37
Mays, Ramos M La Jolla, US 6 33
Pydynowski, Mark C San Francisco, US 4 11
Tse, Ben San Diego, US 2 11
Van, Veen Mark A Cardiff-by-the-Sea, US 25 437

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