Patents by Inventor Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin 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: 5906540
    Abstract: An electronic animal stunning system is disclosed, wherein animals can be continuously stunned while being moved through a stunning passageway, and wherein the current for the stunning process utilizes a series of electrodes for sequentially contacting the animal to be stunned and providing the stunning current. In particular, a series of pivotally mounted overhead electrode paddles are provided, wherein each paddle in the series of paddles pivots when contacted by the animal's head and slides across the face of the animal's head thereby setting up an electric current through the animal's head. The present invention is particularly useful for the slaughtering of hogs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 25, 1999
    Assignee: Monfort, Inc.
    Inventor: Temple Grandin