Patents Assigned to Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd.
  • Patent number: 9801429
    Abstract: There is provided an instep cover in which various designs can be provided on a side surface portion of the instep cover even when a shoelace holding section is provided, and a shoe upper including the instep cover. In a shoe upper (100) configuring a shoe, an instep cover (1) that covers a portion on an instep side of a wearer includes a slit (5S) extending from a foot insertion opening for the wearer to insert a foot toward a toe, and a shoelace holding section (4) that holds a shoelace for adjusting a spacing of the slit (5S). The shoelace holding section (4) includes a holding unit (4U) configured by a hole (4h) formed in a slit edge region (11) that shapes the slit (5S), and an annular strap (4s) being formed to an annular shape by connecting one end and the other end of a lace-like body to the slit edge region (11) and having a length that can be pulled out from the hole (4h) when an intermediate portion of the lace-like body is brought to a position of the hole (4h).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihisa Uchikawa, Masamitsu Ikenaka
  • Publication number: 20170283996
    Abstract: There is provided a method for knitting a knitted fabric capable of forming a decoration unit of a novel shape using a flat knitting machine. A decoration unit (2) is formed on a surface of a base knitted fabric portion (1), the decoration unit (2) being configured by a lower edge (2D) extending in a knitting width direction of the base knitted fabric portion (1), a left edge (2L) extending in a direction intersecting the knitting width direction from a left end of the lower edge (2D), and a right edge (2R) extending in a direction intersecting the knitting width direction from a right end of the lower edge (2D). The lower edge (2D) is configured by a cross-over yarn extending in the knitting width direction of the base knitted fabric portion (1). The left edge (2L) and the right edge (2R) are configured by stitches stretched in a direction intersecting the knitting width direction. The cross-over yarn and the stitches are knitted all at once.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: SHIMA SEIKI MFG., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenta TERAI, Yoshinori SHIMASAKI
  • Patent number: 9771673
    Abstract: There is provided a method for knitting a shoe upper that can allow the reinforcement degree of the shoe upper to be changed with a small number of yarn feeders. A method for knitting a shoe upper (1) including an instep cover section (3) that covers a portion on an instep side of a wearer and a sole cover section (2) that covers a sole of the wearer is provided. The instep cover section (3) and the sole cover section (2) are three-dimensionally knitted in a seamless manner; and in the knitting process, at least one base section (10) configuring a part of the shoe upper (1) is knitted using a base knitting yarn containing a non-thermal adhesive yarn and a thermal adhesive yarn, and a reinforcement knitting yarn containing a thermal adhesive yarn is interwoven in the base section (10) to reinforce the base section (10). In this case, the number of knitting with the reinforcement knitting yarn with respect to the base section (10) is changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masamitsu Ikenaka, Kenta Terai
  • Patent number: 9719198
    Abstract: There is provided a footwear having a three-dimensional shape that fits a foot of a wearer regardless of a stretchability of a knitted fabric. A seamless footwear (1) including an instep cover section (3) and a sole cover section (2) is provided. The sole cover section (2) is divided to a heel portion (20) and a sole main body portion (21). A setup portion (1S) or a knitting end portion is formed at a heel side end of the footwear (1), and such setup portion (1S) or the knitting end portion is extended in a height direction of the footwear (1) and also connected to the heel portion (20). The heel portion (20) is formed by a knitting of stacking a stitch row for plural tiers in a wale direction, and gradually differing the number of stitches in a knitting width direction of the stitch row when stacking tiers of the stitch row. The heel portion (20) is formed to a tongue shape in which a width gradually becomes narrower toward a heel side of the footwear (1) according to the change in the number of stitches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masamitsu Ikenaka
  • Patent number: 9675134
    Abstract: Provided is a footwear that excels in productivity and shape retaining property. Footwear is knitted seamlessly with a flat knitting machine having at least a pair of a front and a back needle bed and includes a base knit fabric portion having a mixed section knitted using a first knitting yarn and a second knitting yarn interwoven along the first knitting yarn. The first knitting yarn configuring the mixed section of the footwear is a knitting yarn that is not a heat-fusible yarn, and the second knitting yarn is a heat-fusible yarn having thermal adhesiveness and heat-shrinkable properties. The second knitting yarn preferably has a configuration including a core made from a material that contracts by heat, and a sheath made from a material having a lower fusing point than the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: SHIMA SEIKI MFG., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Kosui, Takashi Kino, Yohji Hamada
  • Publication number: 20170156446
    Abstract: A shoe upper comprising a knitted fabric has tubular portions having axial directions parallel to a tongue of the shoe upper, being knitted tubularly, and having shoelace holes. The tubular portions are filled with a filler so that the knitted fabric of the tubular portions is reinforced. The knitted fabric around the shoelace holes may be easily reinforced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Applicant: SHIMA SEIKI MFG., LTD.
    Inventors: ISAO YUMIBA, YOSHINORI SHIMASAKI, MANABU YUI
  • Publication number: 20170135435
    Abstract: There is provided a shoe upper excelling in productivity, and a method for knitting the same. A shoe upper (1) includes a left side intermediate knitted fabric portion (5L) connecting a left side edge portion of a tongue (4) and an instep cover section (3), and a right side intermediate knitted fabric portion (5R) connecting a right side edge portion of the tongue (4) and the instep cover section (3). In such shoe upper (1), a width of an end of the tongue (4) is formed wider on a foot insertion opening (7) side than on a toe side, both side edge portions of the tongue (4) are overlapped with the instep cover section (3) in a thickness direction thereof, and the instep cover section (3), the tongue (4), and both the intermediate knitted fabric portions (5L, 5R) are all integrally knitted in a seamless manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Applicant: SHIMA SEIKI MFG., LTD.
    Inventors: Masamitsu IKENAKA, Kenta TERAI
  • Patent number: 9644292
    Abstract: There is provided a method for knitting a knitted fabric, different from a conventional method, of forming a suppressing section for suppressing a stretch in the knitting width direction of the knitted fabric in the knitting process of the knitted fabric. One side in a longitudinal direction of needle beds (FB, BB) is assumed as a moving direction (DR). A suppressing section (4) is formed by repeating performing of a bind-off process, in which a first stitch (11) held on one needle bed (FB) is overlapped with a second stitch (12) that is proximate in the moving direction (DR) and a retaining stitch (15) is knitted following in a wale direction of a double stitch (13) of the first stitch (11) and the second stitch (12), and forming of a new base stitch (14) branched from at least one of the first stitch (11) and the second stitch (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: SHIMA SEIKI MFG., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Kino, Masamitsu Ikenaka
  • Patent number: 9637847
    Abstract: There is provided a shoe upper that is less likely to stretch, and a method for knitting the shoe upper. A shoe upper (1) includes a linear anti-stretch section (4), knitted integrally to an instep cover section (3), for suppressing stretching of the instep cover section (3). The anti-stretch section (4) includes a pipe-form knitted fabric portion (40) configured with a knitting yarn including a heat fusible yarn, and an inserting knitting yarn (41) inserted inside the pipe-form knitted fabric portion (40) and fixed by tuck to stitches configuring the pipe-form knitted fabric portion (40).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenta Terai, Yoshinori Shimasaki
  • Patent number: 9611571
    Abstract: A shoe upper that suppresses a partial stretch of an upper main body with a means different from an inlay knitting yarn is provided. A shoe upper (100) including an upper main body (1) configured by a sole cover (2) and an instep cover (3) is provided, the shoe upper including a right side additional knitted fabric (4R) connected to a part of an edge portion (5e) of the shoe opening (5) in the instep cover (3) by knitting, which part is on a right side of a center line dividing the shoe opening (5) to right and left, and a left side additional knitted fabric (4L) connected to a part of the edge portion (5e) on a left side of the center line by knitting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masamitsu Ikenaka, Kenta Terai
  • Publication number: 20170065025
    Abstract: There is provided a shoe upper that is less likely to stretch, and a method for knitting the shoe upper. A shoe upper (1) includes a linear anti-stretch section (4), knitted integrally to an instep cover section (3), for suppressing stretching of the instep cover section (3). The anti-stretch section (4) includes a pipe-form knitted fabric portion (40) configured with a knitting yarn including a heat fusible yarn, and an inserting knitting yarn (41) inserted inside the pipe-form knitted fabric portion (40) and fixed by tuck to stitches configuring the pipe-form knitted fabric portion (40).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Applicant: Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenta TERAI, Yoshinori SHIMASAKI
  • Patent number: 9549591
    Abstract: An instep cover knitted there-dimensionally in advance, and a method for knitting the same are provided. An instep cover 1, out of a shoe upper configuring a shoe, which is a seamless knitted fabric knitted using a flat knitting machine including at least a pair of a front and a back needle bed, the instep cover 1 covering a portion on an instep side of a wearer is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihisa Uchikawa, Masamitsu Ikenaka
  • Patent number: 9551096
    Abstract: It is an objective of the present invention to provide a method for knitting a novel knitted fabric in which a stitch direction on an instep side is orthogonal to a stitch direction on a sole side using a flat knitting machine. In a sole section (4), a pickup stitch (8) in which a cover section (3) continues to a left side and a right side of the sole section (4) is formed while moving a stitch row of a BB, which becomes a part of a toe section (2), toward one side (right) in a knitting width direction. In the cover section (3), a three-dimensional cover section (3) is formed by carrying out a narrowing knitting while forming a new stitch following a stitch row of an FB of the toe section (2), a stitch row of an BB of the toe section (2) in which the pickup stitch (8) is formed on a left side (12) and a right side (13) of the sole section (4) while being moved toward the right, and a stitch row of the pickup stitch (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazumi Nishino, Takashi Kino
  • Patent number: 9498022
    Abstract: There is provided a shoe upper with high productivity in which a reinforcing section can be easily formed at the position of the heel or the toe, and a method for producing the same. A shoe upper (1) in which an instep cover section (3) and a sole cover section (2) are integrally knitted in a seamless manner is provided. The shoe upper (1) includes a pocket section (4) formed extending over a left side portion and a right side portion of the shoe upper (1) at least at a position of a heel or a toe of the shoe upper (1). The pocket section (4) is configured by an outer side knitted fabric portion (40) configured with a part of the instep cover section (3), and an inner side knitted fabric portion (49) directly connected to the sole cover section (2) and entered to the inner side of the outer side knitted fabric portion (40). A pocket opening (4i), which is an opening of the pocket section (4), opens at the side of the sole cover section (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: SHIMA SEIKI MFG., LTD.
    Inventors: Masamitsu Ikenaka, Kenta Terai
  • Patent number: 9439475
    Abstract: There is provided a method for producing a shoe upper capable of producing a shoe upper having a double structure with high productivity. A tubular inner side knitted fabric portion (19) to become an inner side portion of the shoe upper and a tubular outer side knitted fabric portion (11) to become an outer side portion of the shoe upper are knitted with the inner side knitted fabric portion (19) and the outer side knitted fabric portion (11) lined on left and right on the needle beds and with foot insertion opening corresponding portions (110, 190) of the knitted fabric portions (11, 19) connected (process ?). In this case, at least one of the inner side knitted fabric portion (19) and the outer side knitted fabric portion (11) is knitted using a fusible knitting yarn including a heat fusible yarn. The inner side knitted fabric portion (19) is tucked in an interior of the outer side knitted fabric portion (11) to form a shoe upper having a double structure (process ?).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masamitsu Ikenaka
  • Patent number: 9441315
    Abstract: There is provided a knitted fabric in which a spacing of an open portion can be adjusted as necessary, and a method for knitting the same. An inlay knitting of interweaving a first line (Y1) supplied from a far side line feeder (F1) into a first knitted fabric portion (11) is carried out (process ?). An inlay knitting of interweaving a second line (Y2) supplied from a near side line feeder (F2) into a second knitted fabric portion (12) is carried out, and the second line (Y2) is made intersect the first line (Y1) on the open portion (50) side (process ?). An inlay knitting of interweaving the first line (Y1) into the first knitted fabric portion (11) is carried out, and a state in which the first line (Y1) is entwined around the second line (Y2) and turned back is obtained (process ?). An inlay knitting of interweaving the second line (Y2) into the second knitted fabric portion (12) is carried out, and a turn-back end of the first line (Y1) and a turn-back end of the second line (Y2) are entwined (process ?).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Shima Seiki MFG., LTD.
    Inventors: Masamitsu Ikenaka, Chiharu Kiyohara
  • Publication number: 20160255913
    Abstract: There is provided an instep cover in which various designs can be provided on a side surface portion of the instep cover even when a shoelace holding section is provided, and a shoe upper including the instep cover. In a shoe upper (100) configuring a shoe, an instep cover (1) that covers a portion on an instep side of a wearer includes a slit (5S) extending from a foot insertion opening for the wearer to insert a foot toward a toe, and a shoelace holding section (4) that holds a shoelace for adjusting a spacing of the slit (5S). The shoelace holding section (4) includes a holding unit (4U) configured by a hole (4h) formed in a slit edge region (11) that shapes the slit (5S), and an annular strap (4s) being formed to an annular shape by connecting one end and the other end of a lace-like body to the slit edge region (11) and having a length that can be pulled out from the hole (4h) when an intermediate portion of the lace-like body is brought to a position of the hole (4h).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Applicant: SHIMA SEIKI MFG., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihisa UCHIKAWA, Masamitsu IKENAKA
  • Publication number: 20160213097
    Abstract: An instep cover knitted there-dimensionally in advance, and a method for knitting the same are provided. An instep cover 1, out of a shoe upper configuring a shoe, which is a seamless knitted fabric knitted using a flat knitting machine including at least a pair of a front and a back needle bed, the instep cover 1 covering a portion on an instep side of a wearer is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Applicant: SHIMA SEIKI MFG., LTD
    Inventors: Yoshihisa UCHIKAWA, Masamitsu IKENAKA
  • Publication number: 20160198798
    Abstract: A shoe upper that suppresses a partial stretch of an upper main body with a means different from an inlay knitting yarn is provided. A shoe upper (100) including an upper main body (1) configured by a sole cover (2) and an instep cover (3) is provided, the shoe upper including a right side additional knitted fabric (4R) connected to a part of an edge portion (5e) of the shoe opening (5) in the instep cover (3) by knitting, which part is on a right side of a centerline dividing the shoe opening (5) to right and left, and a left side additional knitted fabric (4L) connected to a part of the edge portion (5e) on a left side of the center line by knitting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Applicant: SHIMA SEIKI MFG., LTD.
    Inventors: Masamitsu IKENAKA, Kenta TERAI
  • Publication number: 20160198797
    Abstract: There is provided a footwear having a three-dimensional shape that fits a foot of a wearer regardless of a stretchability of a knitted fabric. A seamless footwear (1) including an instep cover section (3) and a sole cover section (2) is provided. The sole cover section (2) is divided to a heel portion (20) and a sole main body portion (21). A setup portion (1S) or a knitting end portion is formed at a heel side end of the footwear (1), and such setup portion (1S) or the knitting end portion is extended in a height direction of the footwear (1) and also connected to the heel portion (20). The heel portion (20) is formed by a knitting of stacking a stitch row for plural tiers in a wale direction, and gradually differing the number of stitches in a knitting width direction of the stitch row when stacking tiers of the stitch row. The heel portion (20) is formed to a tongue shape in which a width gradually becomes narrower toward a heel side of the footwear (1) according to the change in the number of stitches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Applicant: Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masamitsu IKENAKA