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Title:
SELECTIVE TENDON CUTTER AND METHOD
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2015/093953
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
A method is disclosed for cutting tendons within the drumstick (12) of a poultry leg while leaving the fibula (24) of the drumstick intact. The drumstick has first and second opposing sides where no fibula extends and opposing third and fourth sides along one of which the fibula extends. The method includes suspending the drumstick from its ankle joint (14), moving the suspended drumstick in a downstream processing direction, cutting the meat and tendons extending along the first side of the drumstick, cutting the meat and tendons extending along the second side of the drumstick, pushing and stretching the meat and tendons of the drumstick to form a bulge projecting in the direction of the third side of the drumstick, cutting through the meat and tendons within the bulge while insuring that the cut is not made completely to the tibia (21), orienting the suspended drumstick so that its fourth side faces in the direction of a knife blade, pushing and stretching the meat and tendons of the drumstick to form a bulge projecting in the direction of the fourth side of the drumstick, and cutting through the meat and tendons within the bulge while insuring that the cut is not made completely to the tibia. An apparatus for carrying out the method also is disclosed.

Inventors:
DEN BOER, Mark Thomas Gustaaf (LK Oud-Beijerland, NL-3261, NL)
STOOKER, Dirk Cornelis (LK Oud-Beijerland, NL-3261, NL)
Application Number:
NL2014/050879
Publication Date:
June 25, 2015
Filing Date:
December 18, 2014
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
FOODMATE B.V. (Röntgenstraat 18, LK Oud-Beijerland, NL-3261, NL)
International Classes:
A22C21/06; A22C21/00
Foreign References:
US5203736A1993-04-20
US5401210A1995-03-28
US3031310A1962-04-24
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
JANSEN, C.M. (V.O, Johan de Wittlaan 7, JR Den Haag, NL-2517, NL)
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