System for portioning foodstuff to user-specified shape

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9770838
SERIAL NO

13291967

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A system for cutting a three-dimensional portion from a foodstuff includes a conveyor for carrying a foodstuff to be portioned, a scanner located adjacent to the conveyor for scanning the foodstuff, a computer coupled to the scanner for receiving scan information to determine one or more cutting paths for the foodstuff, and a cutter for portioning the foodstuff according to the determined cutting path(s). The computer performs generally four steps: (i) receiving scan information from the scanner; (ii) building a three-dimensional map of the foodstuff based on the received scan information; (iii) fitting at least one desired shape, which is stored in the memory of the computer, onto the built three-dimensional map; and (iv) determining one or more cutting paths for portioning the foodstuff to produce one or more portioned foodstuffs corresponding to the at least one desired shape.

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JOHN BEAN TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATIONCHICAGO IL 60602

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Kim, Kwang S University Place, US 25 302
Rudy, Norman A Snohomish, US 26 410
Wijts, Stan Redmond, US 4 51

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