Patents by Inventor Mark P. Parker

Mark P. Parker has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 5197916
    Abstract: A process and apparatus for skinning fish, particularly tuna fish, which comprises passing a precooked and cooled fish along conveyor belt means and the like while a series of rotating brushes above one side of and adjacent to the belly and back of the fish scrape the skin from those parts of the fish, passing the fish on the conveyor belt to a wheel around which the belt passes while a second belt contacts the opposite side of the fish and also passes around the wheel to hold the fish intact on the wheel until the fish is half way around the wheel and is turned over, depositing the turned over fish onto a third conveyor belt that receives the fish with the unscraped side thereof in the upper position, subjecting the unscraped side of the fish, and optionally, the belly and back thereof, to the rotating brushes to remove substantially all of the skin from the fish, and simultaneously spraying streams of water on the fish passing thereunder and the belts while removing skin from the fish and reducing deposit o
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 30, 1993
    Assignee: Star-Kist, Inc.
    Inventors: Franklin P. Orlando, Thomaas Franco, Mark P. Parker, Allen C. Thompson