Patents Assigned to Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd.
  • Patent number: 7222504
    Abstract: A knitted fabric joining method is provided wherein at least two tubular knitted fabrics are knitted and then those tubular knitted fabrics are overlapped with and joined to each other in such a manner that a joining region of a front knitted fabric part is different in number of wales from a joining region of a back knitted fabric part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Assignee: Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tomoaki Nakayama
  • Publication number: 20070113592
    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: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2004
    Publication date: May 24, 2007
    Applicant: Shima Seiki MFG., LTD
    Inventor: Masao Okuno
  • Patent number: 7207194
    Abstract: A stitch cam for setting the density of a knit by drawing in a knitting needle holding yarn fed from a yarn feeder is adjustably provided on a carriage. The stitch cam and the yarn guide member are connected by a linking device such that when the stitch cam moves to a knit-forming side, the movable yarn guide member moves in a direction to advance to a side of a gap portion between the mouth portions, and when the stitch cam moves to a stitch-cam-intermitting side, the movable yarn guide member moves in a direction to be retreated from the gap portion between the mouth portions to a needle bed side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2007
    Assignee: Shima Seiki, Mfg., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masaki Miyamoto
  • Publication number: 20070084252
    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: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2004
    Publication date: April 19, 2007
    Applicant: SHIMA SEIKI MFG., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuyoshi Okamoto
  • Publication number: 20070051137
    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: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2004
    Publication date: March 8, 2007
    Applicant: Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masao Okuno
  • Patent number: 7181932
    Abstract: The invention aims to knit knitwear in a substantially seamless manner, with the number of courses around the neck increased, so that when the knitwear is worn, a drape can be formed around the neck. In knitting zones extending from underarms to before shoulders, the front body and the back body split at both ends thereof are increased in knitting width so that a drape can be formed around the neck of the front body. The front body and the back body are knitted by a flechage knitting so that shoulder drops can be formed in their shoulder parts. Then, they are bound off at their front and back necklines and also joined together at their shoulder lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2007
    Assignee: Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tatsuya Kosui
  • Patent number: 7168271
    Abstract: Knitted loops of a neckline of a right breast portion or a left breast portion knitted by dividing a breast are transferred to a needle bed where a back is retained, and a front collar knitting portion is knitted on a neckline of the other breast portion. The front collar knitting portion is cast off from knitted loops at a center portion edge of a torso to a position where knitted loops of at least one neckline do not overlap with at least knitted loops of the other neckline. The knitted loops of the front collar knitting portion are transferred to a needle bed wherein knitted loops of the back are retained, the knitted loops of the one neckline are returned to an original needle bed, and a front collar knitting portion is knit on the one neckline. A predetermined number of stitches are cast off from knitted loops of a center portion edge of a breast of the front collar knitting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Assignee: Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd.
    Inventor: Manabu Yui
  • Publication number: 20070017256
    Abstract: The invention aims to knit knitwear in a substantially seamless manner, with the number of courses around the neck increased, so that when the knitwear is worn, a drape can be formed around the neck. In knitting zones extending from underarms to before shoulders, the front body and the back body split at both ends thereof are increased in knitting width so that a drape can be formed around the neck of the front body. The front body and the back body are knitted by a flechage knitting so that shoulder drops can be formed in their shoulder parts. Then, they are bound off at their front and back necklines and also joined together at their shoulder lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2004
    Publication date: January 25, 2007
    Applicant: SHIMA SEIKI MFG. LTD.
    Inventor: Tatsuya Kosui
  • Patent number: 7155941
    Abstract: There are provided a stitch cam including a first cam in which a stitch size determining cam surface for a large-sized stitch and a receiving cam surface are formed in the same phase, and a second cam which has a common retracting cam surface and in which a receiving cam surface is formed in the same phase as a stitch size determining cam surface for the small-sized stitch, and drive mechanism for the first cam and the second cam, wherein the second cam is supported on the first cam in such a manner that when the first cam is shifted in the front-and-back direction by the drive mechanism of the first cam, the second cam is shifted together in the front-and-back direction and also shifted relative thereto in the front-and-back direction by the drive mechanism of the second cam so that the stitch size determining cam surface provided in the second cam can be displaced with respect to the stitch size determining cam surface provided in the first cam, whereby a small-sized stitch and a large-sized stitch are form
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2007
    Assignee: Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd.
    Inventor: Minoru Sonomura
  • Patent number: 7143613
    Abstract: Seamless knitwear of mixed set-in and raglan sleeves, and a method of knitting the same seamless knitwear. The knitwear of the present invention comprises a body and sleeves. A front body of the body has armhole parts and shoulder-line parts extending along one's shoulder line formed when wearing the knitwear, and a back body of the body has slant-line parts extending obliquely from neckline to side parts of the body. The front and back bodies are knitted in tubular form in a seamless manner, and the sleeves are knitted in tubular form in a seamless manner. The sleeves are joined to the armhole parts, the shoulder-line parts, and the slant-line parts of the front and back bodies in a seamless manner, and a neckline is formed by a part of the sleeves. The number of courses of the front and back bodies knitted in the course of joining of the sleeves to the armhole parts of the bodies is set so that the number of course of the back body knitted is decreased below the number of courses of the front body knitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2006
    Assignee: Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masaki Takimoto
  • Publication number: 20060236725
    Abstract: The present invention provides a knitting method for knitting a knitted fabric having gores that can allow smooth and comfortable movement of one's body and further provide an eye-pleasing appearance. The present invention is directed to a knitted fabric joining method wherein at least two tubular knitted fabrics are knitted and then those tubular knitted fabrics are overlapped with and joined to each other in such a manner that a joining region of a front knitted fabric part is different in number of wales from a joining region of a back knitted fabric part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2004
    Publication date: October 26, 2006
    Applicant: Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tomoaki Nakayama
  • Patent number: 7111922
    Abstract: A printing apparatus which includes a printer body having a setting surface on which a printing surface of a printing medium is set horizontally, a carriage beam 23 which is attached to the printer body and extends in the direction along the setting surface, and a carriage 5 provided so as to be movable in the beam lengthwise direction with respect to the carriage beam 23, and further includes an ink head 6 equipped with a nozzle for discharging ink provided in the carriage, comprises: a carriage supporting means 7 which supports the carriage 5 onto the carriage beam 23 in a manner enabling it to move up and down, an ink receiving part 8 which receives ink that is discharged from the ink head 6, and a receiving part supporting means 9 which supports the ink receiving part 8 on the carriage 5 in a manner enabling it to move to an ink receiving part below the ink head and a withdrawing position separated from the ink head 6.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2006
    Assignee: Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd.
    Inventor: Toshiaki Morita
  • Patent number: 7096694
    Abstract: A yarn feeder includes a switching mechanism for switching the position of a yarn feeding port, the switching mechanism further including a push-in operation member switchingly operating the height position of the yarn feeding port in association with entraining means, and the push-in operation member includes a pressing operation panel setting a yarn feeding position where the yarn feeding port mostly nears the knitting needle and an intermediate position where the yarn feeding port is positioned above the yarn feeding position and nearest the movable knitting member, so that a withdrawal position where the yarn feeding port is not operated by the push-in operation member, the intermediate position, and the yarn feeding position are formed in that order from the top, and the lift of the yarn feeding port is drivingly connected with the forward and backward movements of the movable knitting member so that the movable knitting member is retracted to open the mouth, the yarn feeding port lowers to the yarn feed
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2006
    Assignee: Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd.
    Inventor: Toshinori Nakamori
  • Patent number: 7096693
    Abstract: A knitting method for knitting a knitted fabric having a half cardigan knitting structure of well-balanced loops without getting out of loop shape. The half cardigan knitting structure comprises first wale in which knitted loops and tuck loops are formed and second wale in which only the knitted loops are formed are formed alternately with alternate needles. The knitted loops of the first wale are supplied to a front needle bed (FB), and the knitted loops of the second wale are supplied to a back needle bed (BB). The knitted loops of the first wale are transferred to confronting empty needles of the back needle bed (BB). Then, the loops of the second wale are formed on the back needle bed (BB), while the tuck loops are formed on the needles of the front needle bed (FB) which confront the needles of the back needle bed (BB) hooking the knitted loops of the first wale and also the knitting yarn is temporarily held on adjoining needles to that needle. Then, the temporarily-held knitting yarn is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2006
    Assignee: Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd.
    Inventor: Manabu Yui
  • Publication number: 20060137405
    Abstract: A knitting method for knitting a knitted fabric having a half cardigan knitting structure of well-balanced loops without getting out of loop shape. The half cardigan knitting structure comprises first wale in which knitted loops and tuck loops are formed and second wale in which only the knitted loops are formed are formed alternately with alternate needles. The knitted loops of the first wale are supplied to a front needle bed (FB), and the knitted loops of the second wale are supplied to a back needle bed (BB). The knitted loops of the first wale are transferred to confronting empty needles of the back needle bed (BB). Then, the loops of the second wale are formed on the back needle bed (BB), while the tuck loops are formed on the needles of the front needle bed (FB) which confront the needles of the back needle bed (BB) hooking the knitted loops of the first wale and also the knitting yarn is temporarily held on adjoining needles to that needle. Then, the temporarily-held knitting yarn is released.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2004
    Publication date: June 29, 2006
    Applicant: Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd.
    Inventor: Manabu Yui
  • Patent number: 7059157
    Abstract: A stitch presser in a weft knitting machine installed on a carriage that slides in a reciprocating fashion on a needle bed and configured such that a presser bar fitted through a presser bar supporting arm joined to a rotation shaft of a motor is advanced into a mouth portion of the weft knitting machine with an electric power supplied to the motor driving the predetermined presser bar in conjunction with the directional switching of the reciprocating motion of the carriage, including a rotation energizing mechanism for rotating the rotating shaft of the motor to a side retracting the presser bar of the weft knitting machine when the electric power is not supplied to the motor for driving the presser bar advanced into the mouth portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Assignee: Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiaki Morita, Toshinori Nakamori
  • Patent number: 7051555
    Abstract: A method for seamlessly knitting knitwear having a broad neckline with a flat knitting machine includes forming a neckline by a first step in which a breast is knitted by branching off into right and left breasts from its front neckline forming portion. All knitted loops, excluding those of either the right or left breast to be knitted and including those of a front neckline, are transferred to the other empty needles, and knitting for forming increases of the front neckline at the other empty needles is performed while racking the needle bed. In a second step, one of the ends of a back and the end (close to an armhole) of either the right or left breast knitted by the first step are facing each other, and these ends are joined together by shoulder casting off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Assignee: Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuyoshi Okamoto
  • Patent number: 7047768
    Abstract: A knitting method of a tubular knit fabric uses a flat-knitting machine comprising at least one pair of facing needle beds that extend in the sideways direction and face each other front to back. At least one of the facing needle beds is capable of racking in the sideways direction, and the flat-knitting machine is capable of transferring stitches between facing needle beds. The tubular portion with directionality toward (oriented with respect to) another tubular portion is turned by a predetermined amount by transferring of stitches of the tubular portion with directionality and by racking of the needle bed. Knitting is performed so as to link the tubular portion with directionality to the other tubular portion in a state wherein the state of being turned is sustained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignee: Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takuya Miyai
  • Patent number: 7036341
    Abstract: A position to form a stitch loop hooking portion is biased toward a base portion of a transfer jack from a center of a gap between needle beds. Therefore, the effective width of a tip portion of the transfer jack with respect to a height of a hook portion of a knitting needle is increased when the knitting needle enters into the stitch loop from a direction of the base portion of the transfer jack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Assignee: Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takekazu Shibuta, Yoshinori Shimasaki
  • Publication number: 20060053991
    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: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2003
    Publication date: March 16, 2006
    Applicant: Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd.
    Inventor: Reiji Arikita