Shoemakers' Benches Patents (Class 12/122)
  • Patent number: 5264069
    Abstract: The device has a support plate (119) provided with drive means (112, 117) for at least one lower part, as well as a plurality of holding plates (85) arranged in one row with an upper receiving surface and a lower receiving surface (93, 94), respectively, for a plurality of upper parts. The holding plates (85) can be rotated through 180.degree. by means of a pivoting device (86, 87, 108) around a symmetrical horizontal axis (L3). After the upper parts have been placed on the holding plates (85), adhesive is applied to the edges of the upper parts, after which the holding plates (85) are pivoted through 180.degree.. The support plate (119) subsequently gathers the upper parts, which are now hanging down, while at the same time the next upper parts can be placed over the receiving surfaces of the holding plates (85), which [receiving surfaces] are now facing upward. The support plate (119) and the holding plates (85) are designed as suction plates that can be turned on and off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1993
    Assignee: G. M. Pfaff Aktiengesellshcaft
    Inventors: Herbert Dietrich, Gunther Mall
  • Patent number: 5210897
    Abstract: For accurately positioning a shoe upper on its last preliminarily to a pulling over and toe lasting operation, the machine comprises an optical scanning system (20) by which, in cooperation with a central processor unit (22), coordinate axis values can be determined for selected portions of the topline region of the shoe upper (the "actual" values) and be compared with a set of taught data relevant to the shoe style, such taught data representing the positions in which the selected portions of the topline region of the shoe upper are to be located (the "should be" values), the central processor unit (22) comparing the actual and "should be" values and supplying correction signals to motors (16) associated one with each of the pincers (10, 12) whereby the shoe upper is selectively tensioned in order to achieve the desired location of the topline region of the shoe upper on its last.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 18, 1993
    Assignee: DVSG Engineering und Patentverwaltungs GmbH
    Inventors: David C. Reedman, Frank C. Price
  • Patent number: 5098508
    Abstract: A workbench is constructed, with which the individual parts of a two-dimensional compound workpiece, for example, a shoe upper, can be assembled accurately without any need for subsequent adjustment operations. The workbench comprises a central, e.g. stationary, bench plate and at least one folding plate hinged onto it, which can be folded over onto the bench plate. At least the folding plate contains holding devices, e.g., in the form of a suction device, with which the individual part located on it can be held in position before and during folding over. The individual parts are adjusted preferably with templates in a mutually adjusted manner before the folding plate is folded over. The workbench can be used in cooperation with an adhesive applying machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1992
    Assignee: G.M. Pfaff Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Klaus Mattil
  • Patent number: 4688288
    Abstract: In a pulling over and lasting machine in addition to a toe pincer there are provided two sets of side pincers, each set being mounted on a support pivotal about an axis extending heightwise of the shoe bottom and passing through or adjacent the toe pincer. Each pincer is adjustably mounted on its support but in addition each set is movable bodily, through its support, about its axis. The supports are movable equidistantly in opposite directions, i.e. towards and away from one another, into a selected one of a plurality of pre-set positions thus to accommodate to shoes of different widths. For moving the supports a plurality of cylinders are arranged in tandem and operable according to the selected pre-set position of the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1986
    Date of Patent: August 25, 1987
    Assignee: USM Corporation
    Inventors: Gerhard Giebel, Manfred Broning, Rudi Fichtner
  • Patent number: 4653133
    Abstract: In a lasting machine shoes are supported with one end aligned with end lasting instrumentalities arranged to operate at that one end, and with the other end thus offset to the longitudinal center line of the instrumentalities (and thus of the machine). The support for the other end of the shoe includes a sensing arrangement mounted to slide transversely of the shoe. The sliding movement serves to distinguish left and right shoes and also to sense the amount of the offset. In addition the length of the shoe is measured from its initial lengthwise clamping. The various measurements are made electronically, e.g. using linear potentiometers. The signals are supplied to a control device (microprocessor) by which control signals are supplied to motors, e.g. stepping motors, for controlling tools, e.g. adhesive applying nozzles, to guide the latter along the sides of the shoe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1986
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1987
    Assignee: USM Corporation
    Inventor: Gerhard Giebel
  • Patent number: 4530124
    Abstract: A device for toe and ball lasting a shoe unit consisting of a last with a shoe upper superimposed thereon and an insole arranged on the last bottom comprises main wipers seated above the shoe support for linear movement and pivotal movement about a fulcrum point and carrying, on their side opposite the fulcrum point, ball wipers arranged for longitudinal displacement.In order to achieve perfect wiping results in the ball area, irrespective of the length, i.e., size of the shoe unit being processed, without the need to perform troublesome adjusting or setting work on the wipers, the device is provided with a sensing element for scanning the length of the shoe unit placed upon the shoe support, and for emitting a signal indicative of the length of the said shoe unit, the said sensing element coacting with adjusting means which are controlled by the said signal and which serve to automatically adjust the initial position of the ball wipers on the main wipers to the respective length of the shoe unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1983
    Date of Patent: July 23, 1985
    Assignee: International Shoe Machine Corporation
    Inventor: Gerald Sommer