Underlying Support Patents (Class 452/194)
  • Patent number: 9883681
    Abstract: The wash away fillet tool is a new cutting board utensil designed primarily to be used to fillet fish; although, it could be used for other similar jobs. The design is a straightforward improvement of the cutting board which makes the job of filleting fish safer, cleaner, and faster. A water chamber attached to a cutting board is the key part. The water chamber permits water to flow across the working surface of the fillet tool. The flow of water washes undesirable waste material off of the fillet tool keeping the hands and knife free of fish slime.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Inventor: Rodney Earl Statham
  • Patent number: 9192171
    Abstract: An improved apparatus and method for skinning large game animals is used by fastening the animal head to an upright at one end of the apparatus structure, making incisions at and cuts around the neck and attaching to the skin the end of a cable from a manually powered windlass mechanism mounted on an upright at the opposite end of the structure. As the windlass is operated the skin is drawn back over and off the carcass and the carcass is brought to a near horizontal position in open space between the two end upright parts of the structure. Two extensions are then swung into place along the animal's hind legs and attachments are made to the leg tendons. The skinned hide is then removed from the hind legs. The carcass is thus secured in a convenient and sanitary position for removing usable meat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Inventor: Bill Autry
  • Patent number: 8858307
    Abstract: A game stabilizing device that facilitates field dressing of big game is provided. The game stabilizing device includes a base with arms extending laterally from the base. Extending from the arms are elastic cords with connectors. The present invention may further include legs straps that are placed around the legs of the game. The base of the present invention is placed underneath the back of the game and the connectors are attached to the leg straps. Therefore, the game is stabilizing preventing swaying and the legs of the game are spread out so that a hunter may easily field dress the animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Inventor: Brian Ray Frederick
  • Patent number: 8808070
    Abstract: A product for quickly cutting large quantities of meat into similarly sized pieces includes a cutting board, a hollow enclosure, and a top inserting press. The cutting board serves as a bottom surface for the hollow enclosure. The hollow enclosure is filled with food that needs to be cut, like raw chicken, after which the top inserting press is used to press the food down. The hollow enclosure has slits cut into each wall, with paired walls having matching slits. These slits run from top to bottom and allow a knife to cut through food held in the hollow enclosure. The slits are equally spaced from each other, resulting in food that is cut into equal pieces. The product is designed to allow a person to quickly cut large amounts of meat. The product is also intended to be easy to set up, use, and sanitize.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Inventor: Chao Jing Weng
  • Publication number: 20140199927
    Abstract: A game stabilizing device that facilitates field dressing of big game is provided. The game stabilizing device includes a base with arms extending laterally from the base. Extending from the arms are elastic cords with connectors. The present invention may further include legs straps that are placed around the legs of the game. The base of the present invention is placed underneath the back of the game and the connectors are attached to the leg straps. Therefore, the game is stabilizing preventing swaying and the legs of the game are spread out so that a hunter may easily field dress the animal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Inventor: Brian Ray Frederick
  • Publication number: 20140179209
    Abstract: A product for quickly cutting large quantities of meat into similarly sized pieces includes a cutting board, a hollow enclosure, and a top inserting press. The cutting board serves as a bottom surface for the hollow enclosure. The hollow enclosure is filled with food that needs to be cut, like raw chicken, after which the top inserting press is used to press the food down. The hollow enclosure has slits cut into each wall, with paired walls having matching slits. These slits run from top to bottom and allow a knife to cut through food held in the hollow enclosure. The slits are equally spaced from each other, resulting in food that is cut into equal pieces. The product is designed to allow a person to quickly cut large amounts of meat. The product is also intended to be easy to set up, use, and sanitize.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventor: Chao Jing WENG
  • Patent number: 8678887
    Abstract: A holder (10) for supporting gutted poultry bodies or parts thereof includes a supporting body (11) for receiving the material to be processed and a clamping apparatus (12) having at least one clamping lever (18) movable against the supporting body (11) for fixing the material to be processed on the supporting body. The clamping apparatus (12) is controllable in such a way that the clamping lever (18) can be moved out of a standby position into a clamping position and vice versa. The holding apparatus (10) is assigned a supporting element (27) which is designed and arranged for supporting parts of the material which protrude beyond the holding apparatus (10) in the direction of transport T of the holding apparatus (10), in the clamping position in such a way that one or more measuring points on the material to be processed are freely accessible to a measuring device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Nordischer Maschinenbau Rud. Baader GmbH + Co KG
    Inventor: Reinhard Evers
  • Publication number: 20110195648
    Abstract: A fish fillet board is adapted to stand upright during use, and to collapse into a folded position during storage. The fillet board comprises two planar surface members, hingedly connected at their upper surface, with smooth outer surfaces for fillet, cleaning and cutting fish. The two planar surface members comprise rough inner surfaces for preventing slippage while gutting fish preparatory to subsequent filleting. The surface members may double as housings for cutting instruments. A plurality of stabilizing spikes arrayed across the medial axis of the fillet board pierce the fish and help prevent slippage during filleting in the upright position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2010
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Inventor: Errik Ovard
  • Patent number: 7674163
    Abstract: A fillet board for filleting fish having spines or horns on their pectoral fins extending outwardly from the sides of the fish body. The board defines apertures each sized to receive the horn of a fish laid flat on one side with the horn secured by the board. A plurality of apertures are sized and spaced along a portion of the length of the board to accommodate fish of different sizes. The fillet board has a spacer element to elevate the board above a supporting surface to provide clearance for fish horns to extend below the board. The fillet board includes a tail clamp for securing the tail of a fish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Inventor: Michael R. Howard
  • Publication number: 20080166961
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are shown for filleting fish. The apparatus includes a retaining pan and a pair of support elements capable of spanning the width of the pan interior by attachment to the opposing outer edges of the pan. The support elements have retaining elements which are used to securely affix a cutting board to the support elements. Once assembled, the cutting board creates an ideal location to filet a fish while allowing the fluids discharged from the fish to flow over the edges of the board and collect into the surrounding retaining pan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2007
    Publication date: July 10, 2008
    Inventor: Jay Jeffrey Edmond
  • Patent number: 7322880
    Abstract: A collapsible work station. Three locking hinges are used to ensure the work station is secure. The hinges rotate and lock in place. The work station is supported on a telescoping leg, capped with a thick rubber boot to protect the boat deck. A quick release clamp snaps open and shut with the flick of a thumb, firmly locking the leg in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2008
    Inventors: Christopher G. Babiana, Steven J. Charron
  • Publication number: 20070178820
    Abstract: The fish-cleaning and fish-filleting device has four flat sheets that are configured in such a way that they will lock together to form either a fish-cleaning and/or a fish filleting table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2007
    Publication date: August 2, 2007
    Inventor: Vincent Tylman
  • Patent number: 7207132
    Abstract: A bait rigging holder includes a V-shaped trough supports the bait along its entire length during insertion of rigging needles through the bait. The trough includes a frontal slot that allows the rigging needle to be inserted through the jaw and nose when the bait is vertically oriented. The trough includes a side slot for transverse insertion of the rigging needle through the gill covers, preparatory to tying closure. Both insertions may be made without encountering any point dulling surfaces and allow the fish to be removed after penetration for manually completing the rigging operations. The holder includes provisions for holding a plurality of needles of varying sizes, as well as a support for rigging spools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2007
    Inventor: Scott Parsons
  • Patent number: 7097554
    Abstract: A method for extracting blood from animal fetus includes securing a placenta of an animal against a substantially planar face, the first face being disposed at an angle in a range between about 45° to about 110° relative to the horizontal. The placenta is massaged against the first face so that at least a portion of the blood within the placenta flows out of the placenta through an umbilical cord and into the animal fetus. The animal fetus is then suspended. At least a portion of the blood within the animal fetus is then drained from the fetus into a container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2006
    Assignee: Hyclone Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Pease, Gary Graetz, Elmer L. Branson
  • Publication number: 20030096569
    Abstract: A fish and game cleaning and filleting table comprises a table top having a front edge, back edge and opposing side edges, wherein the back edge is lower than the front edge, an adjustable spraying assembly that pivots in relation to the table top, removable side plates, a vented back plate, gaps defined between the back plate and side plates, tapered legs and a base adapted for mounting the table to a flat surface. The base may also be adapted for mounting the table in a boat or truck.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2002
    Publication date: May 22, 2003
    Inventor: Charles Britton
  • Patent number: 6554691
    Abstract: A compact, light-weight, portable fish cleaning station which can be easily and selectively mounted on the outside surface of the hull of a small boat. The station is used to securely hold a fish for cleaning or cutting while allowing drainage of waste material into the water. The station includes a rigid frame with a suspended net located inside the frame, a pair of support arms that are temporarily aligned over the gunwale of the hull and securely clamped in position. The distal ends of the support arms are inserted into rigid tubes attached to the end members on frame. The length of the support arms is sufficient so that the station may be used on hulls with different sidewalls. The net is suspended in the frame with clips that allow the net to flex when used and allows the net to be easily replaced. The net also securely holds the fish as it is being cut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2003
    Inventor: Dennis Schauls
  • Publication number: 20020155803
    Abstract: The carousel-type machine has a series of holding fixtures that revolve about the central axis of the machine at the same speed as the conveyor line that brings carcasses suspended by their hocks to the machine. As a carcass is intercepted by one of the fixtures, the carcass becomes gripped by its thighs and lifted up against a stop until the tail bone is firmly seated against the stop to establish a point of reference along a longitudinal axis extending through the tail and head ends of the carcass. A back stop associated with each fixture projects outwardly from the face of the fixture by a certain amount so as to engage the back of the pelvic bone structure of the carcass and position the pelvic area along a transverse axis extending through the back and breast of the carcass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2001
    Publication date: October 24, 2002
    Inventor: Rudolf J. Tieleman
  • Publication number: 20020022446
    Abstract: A fish loading device for loading fish onto a fish processing machine is disclosed. The fish loading device comprises a pair of substantially parallel plates located on either side of a transport track that is used to carry the fish through the various processing stations in the processing machine. The fish is carried along the transport track on a transport saddle. The plates are spaced apart sufficiently to allow the transport saddle to pass between them. The fish is placed onto the plates, which are configured so as to hold the fish in a fixed position relative to the transport saddle. When the saddle passes through the region, it engages the body of the fish and carries it through the various processing stations. The fish loading device allows for consistent loading of the fish onto the saddle, resulting in increased efficiency, productivity and yield.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2001
    Publication date: February 21, 2002
    Inventors: Richard P. Scherch, Ralph A. Miller
  • Patent number: 6254473
    Abstract: A fish cleaning apparatus is provided which includes a cutting board attached to the first end of an elongate support arm, the second end of which is adapted to be supported upon the frame of a trailer carrying a boat, or other suitable vehicle, such that a fisherman can clean his catch at the boat landing. The cutting board is pivotally mounted to the first end of the support arm so as to be rotated between an open position for use and a closed position for transport and storage. The cutting board is provided with a cutout portion wherein a refuse bag can be mounted for the convenient disposal of fish cleaning wastes. The refuse bag is held in place while in use by a retention member which is slid in a channel defined in the cutting board along the periphery of the opening. Knife receiving slots are also provided in the cutting board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2001
    Inventors: Thomas A. Shore, Kevin W. Carlson, Kevin E. Templin, Michaeleen A. Kelzenberg
  • Patent number: 6251005
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a device for holding the carcass of an animal in a selected position for removing skin from the carcass of the animal having a horizontal bench like platform supported by multiple legs. The animal which is to be skinned is placed on the horizontal platform with each of the four legs of the animal having attachment means to one each of four arms which are angularly attached to the horizontal bench. The animal's legs are attached to the arms by adjustable chains or the like and the carcass is held securely in position while it is skinned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2001
    Inventor: Danny Ekes
  • Patent number: 6200212
    Abstract: A compact 3 in 1 device used for fish cleaning, bait cutting, and/or live well. It can be easily attached to the gunwale of a boat with adjustable mounting arms. The arms are adjustable for both the width and depth of the gunwale and will fit most boats. This device includes a cutting board, clamp device to hold fish while cleaning and a knife and pliers holder. A “V” shaped tank which can be used to transport live bait, hold fish to be cleaned and/or fish already cleaned. The tank is equipped with an overflow tube with a screen attached to the top to prevent the loss of live bait. Removing the tube allows the tank to be drained. A 12 volt submersible pump is placed into the lake or reservoir and is attached to a 3 way brass ball valve. The 3 way brass ball valve will direct water to either the live well tank or the wash down hose. The electrical cord is plugged into an existing cigarette lighter on a boat or equipped with alligator clips to attach to a 12 volt battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2001
    Inventors: Eldon L. Henry, Kenneth D. Henry
  • Patent number: 6117004
    Abstract: A fish cleaning apparatus is disclosed for securely holding a fish during cleaning and filleting thereof. The apparatus includes a supporting frame having a first and a second end wall and a first and a second side wall, the frame having a top and a bottom. A first and a second cleaning board are supported by the frame, the boards being disposed angularly relative to each other for defining there between a drain. The arrangement is such that when the fish is being cleaned, parts removed from the fish drain along the boards through the drain. A rod is rotatably supported by the frame and disposed adjacent to the drain, the rod having a first and a second extremity. A holder has a proximal and a distal end, the proximal end being secured to the rod, the fish being impaled on the distal end of the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2000
    Inventor: Clarence J. Fure
  • Patent number: 5944596
    Abstract: A fish scaling device which comprises a scaler box and a hand held scaler. The scaler box is rectangular in shape and includes a top surface with a multiplicity of horizontally placed indented bars which indentions resemble the profile of the length of the fish which assist in holding a fish in a secured position wherein the top surface also includes a means for securing the nose of the fish, while the top surface also includes a multiplicity of horizontal elongated perforations which allow removed scales from the fish to fall into an interior of the box for storage and disposal after the scaling procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1999
    Inventor: Alonzo R. Hargrove
  • Patent number: 5860367
    Abstract: A portable table for cleaning fish, fowl, and other game. A one-piece molded work tray is mounted on foldable legs and includes a molded-in holding area, a molded-in fillet bowl, a cut-out opening into a trash bag, a recess with a knife and bag storage area covered by a removable cutting board, a guttering system for leading waste from the work surface or the storage area into the trash bag opening, and an apron extending from the guttering system into the trash bag opening to facilitate guiding waste into the trash bag. Slotted knobs are disposed about the trash bag opening to assist in the attachment of the trash bag. The foldable legs of preferably scissors type folding legs with a center brace and chain support. The work tray rest on the top of the unfolded legs. The rim of the work tray contains diagonal cutouts for the legs to pass through so that the folded legs may be stored inside the work tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1999
    Assignee: R&B Outdoor Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy E. Riegel, Jason D. Bartlett
  • Patent number: 5628681
    Abstract: A fish cleaning board has a lower surface that slopes to the rear. A fence around the edges contains liquid and debris. An elongate, flat horizontal fish cleaning platform extends upward from the lower surface so that liquid and debris drain off. One or more additional platforms extend upward to the rear of the fish cleaning platform for holding cleaned fish portions. A depression at the center rear of the lower surface cooperates with a hole in the fence and a drain tube to drain material from the board. One or more recesses in the top of the fence hold tools or rigged baits away from the cleaning operation. The board may be vacuum formed from a single plastic sheet for economy of manufacture and easy cleaning, A flange around the perimeter extends downward. It is adapted to securely engage the top of a cooler chest and maintain the sloping angle of the lower surface when the cooler rests on a horizontal surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 13, 1997
    Inventors: Robert J. White, Richard W. White
  • Patent number: 5609521
    Abstract: A bait cutting board with a cutout portion on its perimeter to allow attachment of the bait cutting board to a cleat on a boat. An adjustable brace closes across the cutout portion to securely attach the bait cutting board to the boat cleat so that a portion of the bait cutting board may be suspended over water during use. Shims attached to the lower surface of the bait cutting board engage the boat and level the working surface of the bait cutting board. In its preferred embodiment a rail, which is supported by rail posts, is positioned around the perimeter of the bait cutting board to keep desirable parts of the bait from falling off the working surface of the bait cutting board, while at the same time allowing undesirable parts of the bait to be easily swept under the rail and into the water below. The rail may be omitted from the near edge of the perimeter to provide a user with easier access to the working surface of the bait cutting board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 11, 1997
    Inventors: Steven E. Allred, Robin E. Allred
  • Patent number: 5522765
    Abstract: The present invention shows a fish cleaning device comprising a cleaning board member with a work surface upon which a fish to be cleaned may be disposed during cleaning. The board is provided with a means to grip the fish during the cleaning operation. A knife slot is also provided to keep a knife in a convenient location for use. In addition, the board is also provided with a knife holder, to store the knife during transportation and storage. The fish cleaning device is also provided with a refuse collection member, which may be mounted and demounted on the cleaning board, and which may have a refuse collection bag attached, into which the refuse of a fish cleaning operation may be conveyed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 4, 1996
    Inventors: Don Dotson, Ian Barker
  • Patent number: 5499666
    Abstract: A sanitary meat purge eliminator includes a circular upright wall that loosely fits within the opening of a supporting barrel and an outwardly protruding ledge that supports the device on the barrel top. A transverse wall extending across the upright wall includes a perforated section designed to support prepackaged meat and an adjacent discharge opening. The perforated section and discharge opening are separated by an upright divider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 19, 1996
    Assignee: F & F Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert C. Foster, Guy D. Forbes
  • Patent number: 5474494
    Abstract: A fish cleaning apparatus for use with a container having upper edge portions which defines a mouth of the container includes a platform having upper and lower surfaces and an opening formed in the platform. Grooves are formed in the lower surfaces of the platform adjacent to the opening for receiving the mouth of the container where the mouth of the container is inserted into the grooves and latch elements are positioned adjacent to the grooves for engaging the container and for releasably locking the mouth of the container in the grooves. Sidewalls are connected to the upper surface of the platform for containing fish debris on the platform while fish are being cleaned and pivotal second sidewalls are connected to the upper platform for use in sweeping the debris toward the opening. A removable blade device is positioned adjacent the opening for use in cleaning fish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 12, 1995
    Inventor: Ralph W. Sims
  • Patent number: 5236387
    Abstract: A mat for holding, e.g., fish for filleting, is comprised of a grid of intersecting ribs having small oblong projections, contained within a supporting frame. The ribs are spaced apart to form relatively large open squares, and the sharp edged projections are centered on the ribs to form pocket like regions at the rib intersections, all to particularly well hold an object such as a fish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1993
    Inventor: Robert Simon
  • Patent number: 5116279
    Abstract: A fish cleaning apparatus includes an elongated table having a clamp generally centered along the length thereof for engaging the tail of a fish so that the clamped fish may be supported on either side of the table for cleaning one side of the fish and then flipped onto the other side of the table for cleaning the other side of the fish. A securement strap disengageably connected to the jaw of the fish secures the fish on the table during the cleaning operation at either end of the table and facilitates removal and disposal of the fish carcass without any direct handling of it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1992
    Assignee: Advanced Innovations Inc.
    Inventor: James G. Perry
  • Patent number: 5098338
    Abstract: A compact, easy to store, portable fish cleaner device capable of removably attaching to the outside surface of the gunwale of a boat. The device includes a v-shaped trough member capable of holding a fish for cutting over the water along the outside surface of the boat. The trough member comprises two angled surfaces pivotally attached along one edge. The ends of the trough member are open and a drain gap is created between the angled surfaces so that fish entails and other waste material may be easily washed into the water. A plurality of support members are attached to the gunwale and support the trough member in place over the water. Support member attachment means are used to removably attach each support member to the outside surface of the gunwale. Hook and loop connectors are provided between the trough member and the support members to adjustably attach them together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1992
    Inventor: John A. Jensen
  • Patent number: 5045023
    Abstract: An apparatus for beheading fish comprises a supporting plate 10, a cover plate 12, and a fluid bag 13 with a fluid inlet 14. The apparatus is open at both ends, and the fish is placed with the head free. Fluid under pressure is thereafter introduced through the inlet 14 into the fluid bag 13 which is thereby inflated to the shape as shown. As the bag is resilient, but is confined between the fish and the supporting plate 10 and the cover plate 12, respectively, the fish will thereby be seized between the bag and the supporting plate. An extremely effective and firm mechanical seizure of the fish is thereby achieved, even under moist, slimy or slippery conditions likely to prevail where fish are being processed. When the fish is seized by an appropriate pressure in the fluid bag 13, it is held so firmly that the head can be torn off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1991
    Assignee: Cabinplant International A/S
    Inventor: Henrik M. Nielsen