Patents by Inventor Michael E. Simonds

Michael E. Simonds 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: 4178659
    Abstract: Suspended birds traveling in one direction on a linear delivery conveyor are transferred to a parallel oppositely moving receiver linear conveyor by an intervening rotary transfer conveyor and coacting stationary bird camming bars which nudge the birds from shackles on the delivery conveyor to shackles on the rotary transfer conveyor and from the latter shackles to shackles on the receiving conveyor. Simplicity of construction and positive reliable operation are featured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1977
    Date of Patent: December 18, 1979
    Assignee: Stork Gamco, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael E. Simonds
  • Patent number: 4153971
    Abstract: Poultry suspended heads down from an overhead conveyor are wetted with an electrolyte while adjacent to an electrolyte holding tank. At the downstream end of the electrolyte tank, a stunning trough is adjustably pivotally mounted on the tank and is comprised of a multiplicity of longitudinal electrode rods in a transversely arcuate array with the opposite ends of the rods electrically connected to arcuate buss bars secured to non-conducting trough end plates. The spaced electrode rods are in two groups which are charged alternately with opposite polarities. The stunning trough is enclosed in a non-conducting fiberglas shell to provide safety and non-conducting end caps for the stunning trough enclose and protect the buss bars and the ends of the electrode rods connected therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 1978
    Date of Patent: May 15, 1979
    Assignee: Stork-Gamco, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael E. Simonds