Patents Assigned to Janome Sewing Machine Co., Ltd.
  • Patent number: 10883213
    Abstract: In order to prevent a replacement of the needle plate in the situation not suitable for replacing the needle plate, a needle plate detachable mechanism has a needle plate fixing unit for fixing a needle plate on a sewing machine body; a releasing unit for releasing a fixed state of the needle plate; and a fixing-release limiting unit for limiting a release of the fixed state of the needle plate when the needle is positioned below an upper surface of the needle plate or when the sewing machine motor is driven.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: JANOME SEWING MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Osamu Yanagisawa, Hideo Suzuki, Shinichi Kato, Jun Mafune
  • Patent number: 10883209
    Abstract: An embroidery sewing machine calculates the number of designs to be used for sewing for a length that is closest to a desired sewing length, based on the desired sewing length and information regarding the designs. The embroidery sewing machine calculates the sewing length based on the calculated number of designs and the information regarding the designs. Furthermore, the embroidery sewing machine adjusts the length of each design such that the calculated sewing length matches the desired sewing length, and converts the adjusted data of the designs into embroidery data. This enables sewing such that the sewing start and end points match each other or junction matching is secured, even in a case of sewing in the form of various kinds of combinations of curves and lines or the like. In addition, this provides an embroidery sewing machine that is capable of executing sewing with an improved appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: JANOME SEWING MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takeshi Kongo
  • Publication number: 20200407900
    Abstract: The present invention provides an embroidery frame that includes an inner frame formed like a hoop and an outer frame that has a separation section at which the outer frame is separated so as to form a first end portion and a second end portion that oppose each other. The outer frame is configured to nip an embroidery object, in collaboration with the inner frame, from outside the inner frame. The embroidery frame also includes an opening-closing mechanism configured to adjust a clearance of the separation section. In the embroidery frame, the opening-closing mechanism has a connection shaft that connects the first end portion and the second end portion to each other and also has a manipulation member that is rotatably mounted on the connection shaft with a center of rotation being positioned at the first end portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: JANOME SEWING MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shotaro Matsubara, Ushio Yokoyama
  • Patent number: 10876238
    Abstract: A sewing machine that sews an embroidery pattern on a sewing object includes an embroidery frame horizontally moving along a direction which a frame surface extends, a needle bar supporting a needle for inserting a thread, and reciprocally moving toward an internal space of the embroidery frame, a memory unit storing image data of the embroidery frame, and embroidery data of the embroidery pattern, and a display unit displaying an image of the embroidery frame, an image of the embroidery pattern within the image of the embroidery frame, and a feature point with a positional relation between the embroidery pattern, and the embroidery frame when actually sewn in accordance with the embroidery data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: JANOME SEWING MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takeshi Kongo
  • Patent number: 10858770
    Abstract: With a overlock sewing machine, when a switching mechanism is switched to a threading-enabled state, and a looper cover is closed, the looper cover is slid toward one side in the hinge shaft axial direction so as to operate a detection lever. In the non-operating state, the detection lever is set to an initial position where it does not press an operation protrusion of a switch. When a side cover is closed, and the detection lever is operated, the operation lever is set to an operation-enabled position where it presses the operation protrusion. When the operation lever is operated, and the side cover is opened, the detection lever is set by passing through the operation-enabled to the operation-disabled position where it does not press the operation protrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: JANOME SEWING MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Eiichi Shomura
  • Publication number: 20200318272
    Abstract: A presser foot vertical drive device includes an upper shaft configured to vertically drive a needle, a presser foot drive cam fixed to the upper shaft, a presser foot urged downward over a needle plate, a cam follower configured to be vertically driven in contact with the presser foot drive cam, and a link configured to transmit the vertical drive of the cam follower to the presser foot. The presser foot drive cam includes a plurality of drive cams having cam surfaces for different presser foot vertical drive patterns. The cam follower includes a switching unit for selection of one drive cam from the presser foot drive cam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: JANOME SEWING MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Oie, Mizuki Okada, Yukitaka Omata
  • Patent number: 10787758
    Abstract: In order to prevent a replacement of the needle plate in the situation not suitable for replacing the needle plate, a needle plate detachable mechanism has a needle plate fixing unit capable of being switched between a fixed state where a needle plate is fixed to a sewing machine body and an unfixed state where the fixed state is released; and a switching mechanism which is connected with the needle plate fixing unit for switching the needle plate fixing unit between the fixed state and the unfixed state, wherein the needle plate fixing unit is prevented from being switched when the needle is positioned below an upper surface of the needle plate or when the sewing machine motor is driven.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: JANOME SEWING MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Saki Ishikawa, Koji Maeda
  • Patent number: 10787759
    Abstract: In order to improve detachability of a needle plate, a needle plate detachable mechanism has a needle plate which is provided on a bed part of the sewing machine and made of a magnetic body; a magnet which is provided below the needle plate for fixing the needle plate by magnetic force; and a magnetic force changing mechanism which is connected with the magnet for changing the magnetic force acting on the needle plate by relatively moving the magnet with respect to the needle plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: JANOME SEWING MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Saki Ishikawa, Koji Maeda
  • Patent number: 10787760
    Abstract: A thread color comparison unit compares and judges whether or not a comparison target is the same as a comparison reference with a given thread color of a given design stored in a thread color storage unit as the comparison target and with a given thread color of another given design that differs from the given design as the comparison reference. A thread color grouping unit performs grouping for the comparison target and the comparison reference included in different designs when the comparison target and the comparison reference are the same color. When the thread color comparison unit has judged that the comparison target is the same as the comparison reference, the thread color storage unit stores information such that the comparison target is to be sewn together with the comparison reference that has been judged to be the same, and the sewing data for the comparison target is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: JANOME SEWING MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yumi Minegishi, Yumiko Kambara
  • Patent number: 10719213
    Abstract: The present invention provides a sewing machine that enables to switch frequently used functions during the sewing work with good usability, validate only the indicator related to the work among a plurality of indicators, and enables GUI operations by a screen display unit. Thus, high operability can be achieved. The sewing machine includes: a setting unit for setting operation buttons related to desired sewing work; an operation display unit for displaying the operation buttons set by the setting unit, the operation display being arranged at an arm part; and a screen display unit arranged at a position different from the operation display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: JANOME SEWING MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuhiko Kobayashi, Takeshi Kongo
  • Patent number: 10718077
    Abstract: Provided is a sewing machine that enables a user to grasp the position of an interested point that is present inside and outside a stitchwork pattern without relying upon the user's imagination. This sewing machine includes an operation screen that displays, in a screen region, a frame image and a stitchwork image, and receives a user input of an interested point within a stitchwork frame displayed in the screen region. Moreover, the stitchwork frame is horizontally moved until a needle points out a point within the stitchwork frame and corresponding to the interested point input using the operation screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: JANOME SEWING MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takeshi Kongo
  • Patent number: 10618169
    Abstract: A robot repeats successive works for each process point. A controller stores, in a storage, control data that arrays therein structural point blocks each bundling the successive works for each process point. The structural point block arrays therein point statements 8 indicating details of the successive works. A debugger executes step-over which sequentially executes the control data in a unit of structural point block, and which aborts the execution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: JANOME SEWING MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kenichiro Hiruma
  • Patent number: 10577736
    Abstract: An embroidery data generating apparatus includes: a coordinate position registration unit that registers coordinate positions of multiple track points detected at predetermined intervals from a track of a continuous line input via a screen, with them associated with a track point input order; a reference distance registration unit that registers a stitching pitch length as a reference distance; and an embroidery data generating unit configured to generate a desired track point on the continuous line as a needle location start point, to select particular track points that are subsequently input from among the multiple track points as reference track points, to convert the coordinate positions of the reference track points to arrange them in input order from the needle location start point at intervals of the reference distance, to generate the converted points as needle location points, and to generate data of the generated needle location points as embroidery data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: JANOME SEWING MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Hara, Takeshi Shinomiya
  • Patent number: 10538048
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are an electric press and a method for calibrating the electric press, which can implement a rapid calibration operation. An electric press (10) includes a ram location information storage unit (63) and a load control unit (64). The ram location information storage unit (63) stores ram location information, corresponding to actual load values and representing locations to which a ram is moved, in advance. The load control unit (64) applies an actual load, corresponding to at least one location which belongs to the locations represented by the ram location information and to which the ram is moved, to a compression target by moving the ram to the location. Accordingly, the load value output by the detection unit is calibrated based on the actual load value applied to the compression target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: JANOME SEWING MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tadahiro Noguchi, Jun Nishizawa, Tadashi Matsushita, Kenichiro Hiruma
  • Patent number: 10538867
    Abstract: A sewing machine includes a embroidery frame that moves horizontally while stretching and supporting a sewing object, a needle bar that supports a needle that penetrates a needle thread in the sewing object, and that reciprocally moves relative to the sewing object stretched by the embroidery frame, and a control device that controls the horizontal movement of the embroidery frame and the reciprocal motion of the needle bar. This control device includes a line input unit that accepts selection of the motif and input of a line which the motifs are arranged on in sequence. In addition, the control device horizontally moves the embroidery frame a way that the motifs selected using the line input unit are arranged in sequence on the sewing object along the line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: JANOME SEWING MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takeshi Kongo
  • Patent number: 10513811
    Abstract: The present invention provides a sewing machine enabling to sew a high-quality pattern without using an embroidery frame. In a sewing machine 1, a pattern is sewn while a fabric 100 is fed in a sewing direction by a feed dog 2a. The sewing machine 1 has a fabric guide 14. The fabric guide 14 has a guide portion 16 which extends straight in a sewing direction to serve as a basis of a cloth feed in an amplitude direction of the needle. The carriage 10 makes the fabric guide 14 slide in the amplitude direction of the needle by a predetermined distance. Thus, the guide portion 16 serves as an index of the position of the fabric 100 to be located for sewing the next pattern line. Since the fabric 100 can be accurately located for sewing the next pattern line, high-quality pattern can be sewn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: JANOME SEWING MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ryosuke Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10472755
    Abstract: A sewing machine includes an embroidery data memory unit, a suspension timing selecting unit, and a suspension control unit. The embroidery data memory unit stores embroidery data, and accepts a planned suspension timing, a sewing suspending instruction, and a sewing resuming instruction. The suspension timing selecting unit selects a discontinuous operation that breaks the continuity of seams within the predetermined range before and after the planned suspension timing from the embroidery data. The suspension control unit maintains the deactivation of a sewing-machine motor until the suspending instruction or the resuming instruction is input when the selected discontinuous operation by the suspension timing selecting unit comes during the sewing of embroidery pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: JANOME SEWING MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takeshi Kongo
  • Patent number: 10391729
    Abstract: There is provided a servo press capable of performing press working with high accuracy without an increased cost, for example, without any additional special component such as a linear encoder or the like even in a system in which deviation occurs due to disturbances, as well as a control method and a program disturbance. A sensing element is disposed at a stop position of a slide. A servomotor control unit performs: semi-closed loop control based on information detected by a first slide position detection unit disposed at a servomotor, before a signal detection unit detects a signal from the sensing element, and full-closed loop control based on information detected by a second slide position detection unit, after the signal detection unit detects the signal from the sensing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Janome Sewing Machine Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shinji Suzuki
  • Patent number: D867406
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: JANOME SEWING MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koichi Honda, Koji Maeda
  • Patent number: D891486
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: JANOME SEWING MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hideki Muto