Patents Assigned to Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd.
  • Patent number: 7739886
    Abstract: A method of knitting a knitwear having an open part with a desired shape in which overlapping state of the open part is freely designed; the method comprising the steps of (a) to (f): a) a body is knitted by return knitting up to a joining starting location with a open part as a turn back position, wherein a right and left bodies are abutted at an overlapping portion of the open part, and a boundary of the front and back knitted is positioned on the needle bed on which the back body is assigned; b) rotating the body so that one of the boundaries is positioned between the front and back needle beds; c) joining the body and one of the left and right sleeve tubular parts (sleeve) to form one tubular part at one of the boundaries of the body and a joining side boundary of the sleeve; d) rotating the tubular part formed in step c so that the other boundary of the body is positioned between the front and back needle beds; e) joining the body and the other sleeve to form one tubular part at the other boundary of
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Assignee: Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuyoshi Okamoto
  • Patent number: 7716954
    Abstract: A needle engaging with a loop at least lastly formed on a fabric formed just before inversion of a carriage is pulled by a pull-down cam formed in a composite cam system of the carriage while feeding a yarn to an opposite needle. When a feeding direction of a yarn fed from a yarn feeder is inverted accompanied with the inversion of the carriage, the tension force applied to the yarn is intensified to prevent tightening of the stitch of the knitted fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideki Naka, Tomoyuki Taniguchi, Yoshinori Shimasaki
  • Patent number: 7693599
    Abstract: A knitting method is provided to knit a knitted fabric to the desired shape with sufficient pull down force acting to the knitted fabric without being piled up, when performing the bind off process after flechage knitting. The knitting method is related to knitting a knitted fabric of performing a bind off process after flechage knitting by using a flat knitting having at least a pair of front and back needle beds extending in a transverse direction and disposed opposite to each other in a cross direction, at least either of which is capable of being racked in the transverse direction so that loops can be transferred between the front and back needle beds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignee: Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuyoshi Okamoto
  • Patent number: 7669278
    Abstract: The invention provides a brush mounting structure of an automatic cutting machine that can allow dismount of any desired brush from a brush mount, can allow sequential rotation of the movable brushes so that the brushes on the brush mounts can be rearranged in parallel, and can allow a clamping force for clamping engagement between the brush and the brush mount to be held against a load applied from a particular direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd.
    Inventor: Reiji Arikita
  • Patent number: 7577488
    Abstract: A knitting method for knitting a tubular knitting fabric having gores of front and back knitted fabric parts which are different in size in the manner that no twisting of loops can be provided at the stage of the completion of the joining of the gores so that the tubular knitted fabric can be knitted up continuously without any need of rotation operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Assignee: Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuyoshi Okamoto
  • Patent number: 7543462
    Abstract: A yarn feeder includes a switching mechanism which presets a swing direction of the yarn feeding port after completion of a yarn feeding operation, and, after having completed a yarn feeding operation, changes over the swing of the yarn feeding port from one yarn feeding position to another standby position interlocking with the released selective operation of an entraining device, in which the switching mechanism includes a feeder rod having a yarn feeding port at its lower end, which is composed of at least two members, both of the members being arranged to relatively slide each other in a vertical direction and provided with a push-up member to force upward respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2009
    Assignee: Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masaki Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 7539555
    Abstract: A knitting operation and a missing operation are alternately performed at the end portion of a knit fabric around a neck hole to reduce stitch density to less than that on the inside of the knit fabric, the stitch at the end part of the knit fabric is moved every three stitch courses to reduce a knitting width in increments of one stitch, and the stitch is formed at an empty needle resulting from the movement. Knitting conditions are also excellent since a neck hole or an armhole can be formed at a large slope such as two stitches in the horizontal direction every six stitch courses, and holing in the neck hole or an armhole can also be prevented, while, in addition, the wales are not laterally moved on the inside of the knit fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Assignee: Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuyoshi Okamoto
  • Patent number: 7536878
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of knitting a double tubular knitted fabric in which an outer tubular section can be formed independent from an inner tubular section while knitting the inner and outer tubular sections simultaneously by a flat knitting machine. Each of the front knitted fabric parts of the inner and outer tubular sections is assigned to one of the front and back needle beds, and each of the back knitted fabric parts of the inner and outer tubular sections is assigned to the other needle beds. The knitting method uses at least two yarn feeders, where the inner tubular section is formed using a yarn from one yarn feeder and the outer tubular section is formed using a yarn from the other yarn feeder. In knitting the outer tubular section, return knitting is performed where a loop is formed subsequent to the loop formed in a going course in a returning course. The outer tubular section is formed in the tubular form by connecting the loops at the boundary of the returning part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Assignee: Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tatsuya Kosui
  • Patent number: 7529596
    Abstract: A knitting method of knit pants knitted using a flat knitting machine, wherein the knitting starts at a side part on either right side or left side including a side part of a vertical rise part and a side part of a leg part and ends at a side part on the other leg side including a side part of a vertical rise part and a side part of a leg part. A front knitted fabric part and a back knitted fabric part are knitted in the following steps so that a length of the front knitted fabric part from the side to the crotch can be made shorter than a length of the back knitted fabric part from the side to the crotch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Assignee: Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuyoshi Okamoto
  • Patent number: 7460926
    Abstract: A knitting method provides an easy-to-wear knitted tubular knitted fabric which gives little stretching feeling and exhibits high fitness upon wearing by joining at least three tubular parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Assignee: Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd
    Inventor: Kazuyoshi Okamoto
  • Patent number: 7437895
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide a seamless glove of high support performance knitted by flat knitting. The seamless glove has a base knitted fabric set up knitting from a tip of finger toward a mouth or from the mouth toward the tip of finger and knitted in such a manner that respective fingers, a four-finger body, a five-finger body are knitted on a rib knit structure basis using a stretch elastic yarn, and an elastic yarn in a tensed state is inlaid in the base knitted fabric. The base knitted fabric is knitted on a rib jacquard structure basis, and the inlay yarn is knotted at a location at which the knitting of the finger starts and at a finger crotch part, to prevent cast-off of the inlay yarn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2008
    Assignee: Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd
    Inventor: Masao Okuno
  • Publication number: 20080229787
    Abstract: A knitting method of knit pants knitted using a flat knitting machine, wherein the knitting starts at a side part on either right side or left side including a side part of a vertical rise part and a side part of a leg part and ends at a side part on the other leg side including a side part of a vertical rise part and a side part of a leg part. A front knitted fabric part and a back knitted fabric part are knitted in the following steps so that a length of the front knitted fabric part from the side to the crotch can be made shorter than a length of the back knitted fabric part from the side to the crotch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2005
    Publication date: September 25, 2008
    Applicant: Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuyoshi Okamoto
  • Publication number: 20080169041
    Abstract: In a tubular knitted fabric with a stripe pattern knitted by a flat knitting machine, to cause cross-over yarns to appear inside the tubular knitted fabric so as to eliminate cutting operation of the cross-over yarns. For each knitting of a plurality of courses, a first knitted fabric portion and a second knitted fabric portion are continuously knitted by switching a first knitting yarn and a second knitting yarn. The first knitted fabric portion and the second knitted fabric portion are knitted by continuously performing a first knitting process for knitting the first knitted fabric and a second knitting process for knitting the second knitted fabric alternately.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2004
    Publication date: July 17, 2008
    Applicant: Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tomoaki Nakayama
  • Patent number: 7353668
    Abstract: [PROBLEMS] To provide a yarn feeder in the yarn feeding device of a weft knitting machine in which a fabric having uniform stitches can be produced with high productivity without increasing the size of the yarn feeder. [MEANS FOR SOLVING PROBLEMS] In a switching mechanism arranged to switch a yarn feeder from feeding position to standby position while interlocking with selection release operation of a hauling means after feeding the yarn by setting the oscillating direction to the standby position of the yarn feeder after feeding the yarn, a neutral position holding means operated to be interlocked with the hauling means to hold the neutral position of the yarn feeder in a vertical altitude raised above the yarn feeding position is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2008
    Assignee: Shima Seiki Mfg. Ltd.
    Inventor: Kenji Ikoma
  • Patent number: 7334348
    Abstract: A dryer apparatus for use with a woven and knitted fabric is constructed such that a first drying rack is disposed at an upper portion of the frame, and at least one second drying rack is disposed at a lower. Each of the drying racks is formed of a ventilated drying surface. A first drying device is disposed above the first drying rack, and a second drying device is disposed above the second rack. Each of the drying devices is formed of a drying irradiation surface for irradiating a heat ray and/or heated air, and is constructed to be movable for reciprocation along the drying surface of the drying rack by means of a driving device. The second drying device is arranged so as to be pivotable between a position in which the drying irradiation surface of the second drying device opposes an upper surface of the at least one second drying rack, and a position in which the drying irradiation surface of the second drying device opposes a lower surface of the first drying rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2008
    Assignee: Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd.
    Inventor: Toshiaki Morita
  • Publication number: 20080022727
    Abstract: A yarn feeder comprises a switching mechanism which presets a swing direction of the yarn feeding port after completion of a yarn feeding operation, and, after having completed yarn feeding operation, changes over the swing of the yarn feeding port from one yarn feeding position to another standby position interlocking with the released selective operation of the entraining means, wherein the switching mechanism includes a neutral position holding mechanism operated in association with the entraining means so as to hold the yarn feeding port in a neutral position ascended higher than the yarn feeding position in upright state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2005
    Publication date: January 31, 2008
    Applicant: SHIMA SEIKI MFG. LTD.
    Inventor: Kenji Ikoma
  • Patent number: 7316132
    Abstract: The present invention provides a knitting method that when a knitted fabric having a wide rib structure formed by the plating using a front knitting yarn and a back knitting yarn different in color from each other, in particular, using a flat knitting machine, can make less noticeable a blur of the knitted fabric at an end of the knitting width to thereby produce a good looking wide rib structure. Using a flat knitting machine, a front stitch of the rib structure of one knitted fabric at an end of a knitted width thereof on the side on which the crossing of the knitting yarns used for the plating occurs is formed as a front stitch on the edge, and a back stitch of the rib structure of the other knitted fabric on that side is formed as a back stitch on the edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2008
    Assignee: Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshinori Shimasaki
  • Patent number: 7263860
    Abstract: The present invention provides a knitting method of a tubular knitted fabric with a projection part having stretch and a supporting performance and formed in an arbitrary shape and at an arbitrary location by using a flat knitting machine. The method comprises the step 1 of knitting a knitted fabric in a tubular form joined at both ends of a knitting width by a rib knitting, while inserting an elastic yarn in the tubular body by an inlay, and the step 2 of knitting only a part for the projection part to be formed on at least either of a front side of the tubular knitted fabric and a back side of the same by a flechage knitting, the step 1 and the step 2 being repeatedly carried out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2007
    Assignee: Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masao Okuno
  • Publication number: 20070169517
    Abstract: The present invention provides a knitting method that when a knitted fabric having a wide rib structure formed by the plating using a front knitting yarn and a back knitting yarn different in color from each other, in particular, using a flat knitting machine, can make less noticeable a blur of the knitted fabric at an end of the knitting width to thereby produce a good looking wide rib structure. Using a flat knitting machine, a front stitch of the rib structure of one knitted fabric at an end of a knitted width thereof on the side on which the crossing of the knitting yarns used for the plating occurs is formed as a front stitch on the edge, and a back stitch of the rib structure of the other knitted fabric on that side is formed as a back stitch on the edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2005
    Publication date: July 26, 2007
    Applicant: Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshinori Shimasaki
  • Patent number: 7225646
    Abstract: The present invention provides a knitting method for knitting knitwear having raglan sleeves and knitwear thus formed, wherein a beautiful silhouette is gained when being put on, which knitwear is knitted in a seamless manner by using a flat knitting machine. It is a method of knitting knitwear with raglan sleeves formed by using a flat knitting machine, wherein the length of the back body is formed to be longer than the length of the front body. The sleeves and the front body are joined and then the sleeves and the back body are joined, while the bodies and the sleeves are knitted. After the sleeves and the front body are joined, the step 1 and step 2 are repeated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2007
    Assignee: Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuyoshi Okamoto