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1. (WO1992001385) BONING METHOD AND APPARATUS

Pub. No.:    WO/1992/001385    International Application No.:    PCT/AU1991/000172
Publication Date: 06-feb-1992 International Filing Date: 29-abr-1991
IPC: A22C 17/00
Applicants: WITHAM, William, John
COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC & INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION
MEAT RESEARCH CORPORATION
RANKIN, Russel, James
BOYCE, Phillip, Rodney
LEINER, Andrew, Michael
HEIDKE, Darryl, Jon
FINNEY, Andrew, Leslie
GIBBONS, Richard, John
MILLS, Edward, Graham
GREEN, Paul, Anthony
AQUALINI, Matthew
BUHOT, John, William
Inventors: WITHAM, William, John
RANKIN, Russel, James
BOYCE, Phillip, Rodney
LEINER, Andrew, Michael
HEIDKE, Darryl, Jon
FINNEY, Andrew, Leslie
GIBBONS, Richard, John
MILLS, Edward, Graham
GREEN, Paul, Anthony
AQUALINI, Matthew
BUHOT, John, William
Title: BONING METHOD AND APPARATUS
Abstract:
A boning process and apparatus for separating meat and bone, particularly ribs, in an animal carcass. The spine (12) is restrained relative to the ribs (16) and which are moved in an arc (A) so as to dislocate the joints (17) and to sever connective tissue. This exposes the ribs (16) at the dislocated joints (17) and the exposed ends (16a) are moved along a line (B or C) to progressively extend the exposed portions (16a) so as to separate a major part of each rib (16) from tissues (20) remaining attached to the spine (12). Cuts (21, 22) are formed in the tissues adjacent to the spine (12) and adjacent to the joint (17) to assist in exposing the ribs (16). The apparatus includes a support structure (50) including a base (51) and a spine support (52) for supporting the thoracic portion (10) and being movable towards and away from the base (51), the restraining means (30) for the spine (12) being mounted to the spine support (52) so as to be movable together with the spine support (52) and the thoracic portion (10) supported thereby. Rib moving means (55) are mounted to the base (51) to initally move the ribs (16). Movement of the spine support (52) away from and towards the base (51) effects further rib movements.