Patents Assigned to Janome Sewing Machine Co., Ltd.
  • Patent number: 11504933
    Abstract: A pressing apparatus 1 includes a storage 27 that stores a plurality of actual data which are load data which was actually measured and which are configured of a first information and a second information, and a plurality of reference data which is a reference for the load data, an adjustor 23 that expands and contracts the first information of at least one of an actual data pattern which is based on the plurality of the actual data stored in the storage 27 and an reference data pattern based on the plurality of the reference data stored in the storage 27 to correspond with each other, and a determiner 24 that determines appropriateness of a load applied to the ram 9 in a pressing operation based on a similarity of the actual data pattern adjusted by the adjustor 23 and the reference data pattern adjusted by the adjustor 23.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: JANOME SEWING MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yosuke Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 11414800
    Abstract: In a sewing machine, an elevating unit is configured to be integrally raised and lowered with a threading lever of a threading apparatus. Furthermore, an operating lever is coupled to a lever interlocking mechanism that interlocks with the rotational operation of the operating lever. Upon pressing threading lever downward from an initial position when operating lever is at an operating position, an elevating unit engages with lever interlocking mechanism. Operating force applied to threading lever is transmitted to operating lever via lever interlocking mechanism, thereby turning operating lever from operating position to non-operating position. Accordingly, even when a presser is at a raised position, by pressing threading lever downward, operating lever is turnable from operating position to non-operating position, thereby allowing presser to return to pressing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: JANOME SEWING MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Muneyuki Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 11384461
    Abstract: In a sewing machine, a plurality of needle plate holes are formed in a needle plate. The needle plate holes are arranged at positions respectively corresponding to a plurality of blade-side rotation positions of a cutwork blade. In this manner, the needle plate hole is formed in a shape corresponding to a shape of a blade portion, and a direction of the needle plate hole can match a direction of the blade portion that is arranged above to face the needle plate hole. Specifically, a linear hole-side cutting surface corresponding to a blade-side cutting surface of the blade portion is formed in the needle plate hole, and the blade-side cutting surface and the hole-side cutting surface can be arranged to face each other in a direction orthogonal to both the surfaces in a plan view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: JANOME SEWING MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yumiko Kambara, Yoshitaka Bamba, Jun Mafune
  • Patent number: 11377767
    Abstract: In feed dog mounting/unmounting mechanism, lever is slidably provided to feed base in the front-rear direction, and is forced backward by a lever force-applying spring. Upon sliding lever rearward, fixing target portion of feed dog 22 is fixedly held by base-side fixing portion of feed base and lever-side fixing portion of lever arranged in the front-rear direction. Stopper is provided to feed base so as to be movable in the upper-lower direction, and holds lever. When feed dog is mounted, stopper is pressed downward by feed dog, which moves stopper so as to allow lever to slide. With this, lever is slid due to force applied by the lever force-applying spring, thereby allowing fixing target portion to be held, interposed between base-side fixing portion and lever-side fixing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: JANOME SEWING MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Muneyuki Ishikawa, Norihiro Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11305504
    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: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: JANOME SEWING MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tadahiro Noguchi, Jun Nishizawa, Tadashi Matsushita, Kenichiro Hiruma
  • Publication number: 20220112640
    Abstract: A sewing machine includes: a pattern data acquisition unit that acquires pattern data in which information on an object corresponding to a unit from a sewing start point to a ravel preventing point or a thread trimming point and information related to a required bobbin thread amount required for sewing the object are associated with each other and registered; a bobbin thread remaining amount acquisition unit that acquires a bobbin thread remaining amount; a determination unit that determines whether or not the object is sewable, based on a difference between a required bobbin thread amount of the object according to the pattern data and the bobbin thread remaining amount; and a decision unit that, based on a determination result of the determination unit, decides whether or not the object is set as a sewing target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2021
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Applicant: JANOME SEWING MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kiri MORIMOTO
  • Patent number: 11274386
    Abstract: In a sewing machine, a switching mechanism is coupled to a slide arm of a transmission mechanism included in an upper feed mechanism. When the switching mechanism is operated, the slide arm is switched between a transmission state in which the driving force of a driving cam is transmitted to a feed link mechanism and a non-transmission state in which the driving force of the driving cam is not transmitted to the link mechanism 61. This allows the switching mechanism to switch the slide arm 60A to the non-transmission state. This allows the operation of the feed link mechanism to be suspended, and allows the upper-lower movement of an upper feed dog to be suspended. Accordingly, this contributes to a reduction in vibration and noise in the sewing machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: JANOME SEWING MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tatsuo Takei
  • Patent number: 11268226
    Abstract: A terminal has: a sewing information file preparation unit for preparing a sewing information file which includes a sewing information related to a particular sewing data selected from a plurality of sewing data stored in a predetermined folder of a storage unit; and a storage processing unit for storing the prepared sewing information file in another folder of the storage unit. A sewing machine includes: a reading folder determination unit for determining a folder to which the sewing information file to be sewn is read from the storage unit based on the current operation mode; and a sewing data acquisition unit for referring to the sewing information included in the sewing information file from the determined folder and acquiring the particular sewing data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: JANOME SEWING MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takeshi Kongo
  • Publication number: 20210388551
    Abstract: An embroidery apparatus includes a main unit to be detachably mounted on a bed section of a sewing machine, a first translation mechanism that moves an embroidery frame holder with an embroidery frame mounted thereon in a first direction, a second translation mechanism that moves the first translation mechanism along an upper surface of the main unit in a second direction that orthogonally intersects the first direction, and an elevator mechanism that is supported by the second translation mechanism at opposite sides of the main unit and that raises and lowers the first translation mechanism. The embroidery apparatus is applicable to a sewing machine switchable between embroidery stitching and standard stitching. During standard stitching, the upper surface of the first translation mechanism is flush with the upper surface of the main unit, which enables both upper surfaces to be used as an auxiliary table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2021
    Publication date: December 16, 2021
    Applicant: JANOME SEWING MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroki Shiratsuchi
  • Patent number: 11162199
    Abstract: A needle plate attaching/detaching mechanism includes: a needle plate fixing portion rotatably provided below a needle plate mounted on a sewing machine main body, and movable between a fixed position fixing the needle plate to the sewing machine main body and a non-fixed position where the fixing is released; a driving gear jointly rotatably coupled to the needle plate fixing portion; a transmission mechanism switchable between a transmission state transmitting driving force from a motor to the driving gear and a disconnection state disconnecting the transmission; and an operating member including a manual gear transmitting manual operating force to the driving gear. When the operating member is non-operating, the transmission mechanism is set to the transmission state, and the manual gear is disconnected from the driving gear. In the operating state, the operating member switches the transmission mechanism from transmission to disconnection, and the manual and driving gears are coupled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: JANOME SEWING MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Saki Yasumoto, Shuichi Sato, Yoshihiro Sakai
  • Patent number: 11149368
    Abstract: A sewing machine includes a feed amount setting part and a feed amount adjustment part. In the feed amount setting part, a forward feed amount for one stitch of forward stitching is set. In the feed amount adjustment part, the forward feed amount which is set by the feed amount setting part is compared with the maximum backward feed amount for one stitch of reverse stitching which is determined by a feed mechanism. Then, in the feed amount adjustment part, when the forward feed amount is larger than the maximum backward feed amount, the total amount of backward feed amounts for plural stitches of backward stitching is adjusted so as to coincide with the total amount of the forward feed amounts for one stitch or more of forward stitching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: JANOME SEWING MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Haruka Nakamura, Kentaro Akahane, Hideo Suzuki, Ayako Harada
  • Patent number: 11118291
    Abstract: An operation state ascertaining unit of a sewing machine ascertains an operation state of a sewing machine main body. A content information selection unit selects particular content information that corresponds to the operation state ascertained by the operation state ascertaining unit from among multiple content information stored in an operation-associated content information storage unit that stores multiple content information corresponding to the operation state. An instruction information appending unit appends additional information with respect to instruction content for the main body to the content information selected by the content information selection unit. A coding unit codes the selected content information to which the additional information has been appended by the instruction information appending unit. A display unit displays the content information coded by the coding unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: JANOME SEWING MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Kongo, Hiromi Oda
  • Patent number: 11098424
    Abstract: A sewing machine includes: a presser spring depressing a presser bar; a presser main body fixed thereto, including a presser; a lower feed dog protruding further upward than a needle plate, to feed a sewing target rearward; an upper feed mechanism above the lower feed dog, that includes an upper feed dog behind a needle location and feeds the sewing target rearward via the upper and lower feed dogs; and a spring presser release mechanism relatively movably mounted on the presser bar, including a transmission member transmitting presser spring force to the presser bar, and operating when the lower contacts the upper feed dog, lifting the transmission member relative to the presser bar, to release the force applied thereto. The movement of the transmission member with respect to the presser bar during spring presser release mechanism operation matches a movement of the lower feed dog protruding from the needle plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: JANOME SEWING MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Toyohiro Azuma
  • Patent number: 11047081
    Abstract: An overlock sewing machine includes: a looper cover detection member movable from non-switching to switching positions with looper cover open to closed state transition, with switching member operation switching the threading mechanism state to sewing-enabled after looper cover detection member movement to switching position; a side cover detection member movable from non-detection to detection positions with side cover open to closed state transition; and a lever coupled to the looper cover detection member and side cover detection member, switchable between states of pressing and not pressing the operating protrusion, following looper cover detection member and side cover detection member operating states. The lever is set to the pressing state upon movement of the looper cover detection member to switching position and of the side cover detection member to detection position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: JANOME SEWING MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takuya Sawada, Ushio Yokoyama, Eiichi Shomura
  • Patent number: 11047080
    Abstract: An embroidery data generator generates embroidery data of a whole pattern of joined pattern-configuration-elements. The embroidery data generator includes a pattern-configuration-element generation section configured to generate the pattern-configuration-elements from array patterns configured from unit patterns and having tapered profiles imparted to end portions of the array patterns, and to place the pattern-configuration-elements so that adjacent of the pattern-configuration-elements are joined to each other at tapered portions having the tapered profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: JANOME SEWING MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takeshi Kongo
  • Patent number: 10995437
    Abstract: A coordinate data generator includes a coordinate data storage to store coordinate data, and a post-addition coordinate data generation section to respectively add independent values to the X coordinate value or the Y coordinate value of the coordinate data for each item of the coordinate data stored in the coordinate data storage, so as to generate new coordinate data in which a pattern has been distorted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: JANOME SEWING MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takeshi Kongo
  • Patent number: 10988878
    Abstract: An overlock sewing machine includes an operating shaft that is slidable between first and second positions, and configured such that interlock switching and position switching mechanisms are operated when it is turned. The interlock switching mechanism includes a rotor that is rotatable together with the operating shaft as a single unit, an interlock switching member, and a first engagement target portion formed in the rotor. In the interlock state, setting the operating shaft to the first position engages an engagement portion of the interlock switching member with the first engagement target portion, which restricts operating shaft rotation. Sliding the operating shaft to the second position releases the engagement state between the engagement and first engagement target portions, enabling rotation of the operating shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: JANOME SEWING MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ushio Yokoyama
  • Patent number: 10988877
    Abstract: With an overlock sewing machine set to an interlock state and the upper blade in an interlock position, upon turning the operating shaft toward one side around its axis, an interlock switching mechanism displaces the other end portion of a rod and sets an interlock release state. A pressing portion presses a first switching portion to swing a swing member toward the forward swing side, which displaces the upper blade to retraction position. With the state set to interlock release with the upper blade in retraction position, upon turning the operating shaft toward one side around its axis, the pressing portion presses a second switching portion to swing the swing member toward the reverse swing side, which displaces the upper blade to interlock position. The interlock mechanism displaces the other end portion of the rod to set the state to interlock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: JANOME SEWING MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ushio Yokoyama
  • Patent number: 10921776
    Abstract: A log collecting device enabling a grasp of an actuation status based on event logs without a restriction regarding a memory, and an industrial robot and an electric-powered press including the same are provided. A log collecting device 1 is provided on, for example, an industrial robot and an electric-powered press, stores an event log 11 indicating details of an event occurred at an apparatus in a volatile memory 3, creates the collection data 12 that is a collection of the event logs 11, stores this collection data 12 in the volatile memory 3, and deletes the event logs 11 collected as the collection data 12 from the volatile memory 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: JANOME SEWING MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kenichiro Hiruma
  • Patent number: 10920353
    Abstract: A needle bar 4 is supported by a needle bar supporter in a manner freely movable up and down relative to a frame. A crank 2 is fixed to an upper shaft 1, rotates with the upper shaft 1, and an output end thereof moves circularly. A crank rod 3 is connected to the crank 2 in a freely rotatable manner. A connection rod 8 is connected to an intermediate portion of the crank rod 3 in a freely rotatable manner, and is connected to the needle bar 4 in a freely rotatable manner. A length of the needle bar 4 and a length from a connecting position of the connection rod 8 and the crank rod 3 to a slider 7 differ. When the crank 2 circularly moves, the connecting position of the connection rod 8 and the crank rod 3 draws a trajectory of an ellipse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: JANOME SEWING MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shuzo Morimoto, Jun Mafune