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Apparatus and method for cutting soft materials, especially meat

United States Patent

October 18, 2005
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An apparatus and method for cutting soft materials such as meat. Two or more spirally mounted helical blades are situated between two supports, and the supports are mounted to a shank. The shank is rotated to impart rotary action to the spiral shear blades, and the entire device may be used to perform various cutting operations. The distal or bottom one of the supports may also be a cutting blade, and a number of versions of bottom cutting blades are useable in the practice of the invention.
Spletzer; Barry L. (Albuquerque, NM), Callow; Diane S. (Albuquerque, NM), Jones; James F. (Albuquerque, NM), Kuehl; Michael A. (Albuquerque, NM), Shaw; Dick L. (Albuquerque, NM), Scalia; Barbara J. (Sioux City, IA)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
10/ 108,950
March 27, 2002
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS The Government has rights to this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC04-94AL85000 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy, and also certain rights pursuant to Cooperative Research and Development Agreement No. SC96/01455, Sandia National Laboratories.