Patents Examined by Grace Huang
  • Patent number: 11441250
    Abstract: A knitting method for a warp knitted jacquard three-color figured fabric comprising: (1) defining the basic traverse information of a jacquard bar in non-offset state; (2) A-color pattern area is composed of jacquard pattern texture and jacquard pattern needle supplement texture; (3) B-color pattern area is composed of jacquard pattern texture and jacquard pattern needle supplement texture; (4) a mesh structure of C-color ground net area is composed of jacquard mesh texture and ground bar texture; (5) a pattern contour area is formed by using two jacquard bars to bar the outer contour of the A-color pattern area or the outer contour of the B-color pattern area; (6) the elastic area is composed of a ground bar texture, and a ground bar is used to knit the elastic area texture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: JIANGNAN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Gaoming Jiang, Honglian Cong, Zhijia Dong, Haisang Liu, Bo Liu
  • Patent number: 11439201
    Abstract: A pair of shoes may be asymmetric between one another in various respects. For example, the left shoe may include a left-shoe wrapping panel non-releasably coupled to a left-shoe medial side and extending towards a left-shoe lateral side while the right shoe may include a wrapping panel non-releasably coupled to a right-shoe lateral side and extending towards a right-shoe medial side. The left-shoe wrapping panel may releasably couple to the left-shoe lateral side and the right-shoe wrapping panel may releasably couple to the right-shoe medial side. The left shoe and the right shoe may respectively include a left-shoe heel strap and a right-shoe heel strap. The left-shoe heel strap and a right-shoe heel strap each respectively wrap around, at least in part, a heel region of the left shoe and the right shoe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Tobie D. Hatfield
  • Patent number: 11434589
    Abstract: A latch needle for a loop-forming textile machine includes a needle shank and a needle latch with a back. The needle shank has a slot for receiving the needle latch and a first contact portion adapted to the back. The needle latch is pivotably mounted on the needle shank about a pivot axis between an open position and a closed position. In the open position, the back bears against the first contact portion. The latch needle has a damping spring adapted to the back and/or to the first contact portion in order to damp a contact of the back of the needle latch when in the open position, against the first contact portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Groz-Beckert KG
    Inventors: Roland Simmendinger, Jürgen Veeser
  • Patent number: 11421355
    Abstract: Computer based systems and methods for designing and manufacturing consumer products, including knit footwear uppers, and the like. The system provides digital controls for the customization of knitted components, including complex multi-structured knitted components. The system simulates deformations of knit structures and allows the user to control and visualize compensations in the structure(s) of the knitted component to better match between an intended knit design and the actual physical knitted component outcome. They system may manufacture/fabricate a knitted component based on the predicted/estimated deformation behavior of the knit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Ayelet Karmon, Shoval Nir, Tom Shaked, Eyal Sheffer, Yoav Sterman
  • Patent number: 11408101
    Abstract: A method and system for forming a hexagonal woven fabric provide a hexagonal pattern loom including loom pins arranged in a hexagonal pattern to form a structure for engaging a continuous yarn strand. The loom pins form a top angled side of the hexagonal pattern and a bottom angled side of the hexagonal pattern. A set of the loom pins form two opposite straight sides of the hexagonal pattern forming the hexagonal pattern loom. A bias weaving process uses the continuous yarn strand for forming a top woven triangle fabric section, a bottom woven triangle fabric section, and a middle section of parallel yarn strand portions of the single continuous yarn strand. Traditional back-and-forth weaving uses the continuous yarn strand as weft strands in the middle section of parallel yarn strand portions for forming a rectangular woven fabric section. A hexagonal woven fabric uses the continuous yarn strand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Inventor: Gabriele Van Tassell
  • Patent number: 11400766
    Abstract: Disclosed are a cable bead and a tire. The cable bead includes a core wire located at the middle position of the bead and at least one layer of outer winding wires wound around the core wire, each layer of outer winding wires being evenly wounded along the circumferential direction of the core wire, where the cross section of the outer winding wires is a flat surface having a major axis and a minor axis; the major axis is perpendicular to the radial direction of the cross section of the bead, and the minor axis is parallel to the radial direction of the cross section of the bead; the outer winding wires are in surface contact with the core wire; and when there are at least two layers of outer winding wires, a line contact is formed between the layers of outer winding wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Inventors: Xiang Liu, Weigang Miao, Haidong Yao
  • Patent number: 11401638
    Abstract: System and method of manufacturing a unitary construction of a weft knit article with one or more warp insert in an integrated knitting process by using a weft knit machine. The unitary construction comprises one or more yarn materials which are incorporated into one or more weft and warp stitch structures. The knitting machine is equipped with a warp feeder assembly, including a weft knit warp feeder, a warp knitting guide needle block operable to hold a plurality of warp strands, a strand guide bar configured to guide the plurality of warp strands to the weft knit warp feeder, and a cam box. The cam box includes at least a weft stitch cam, a weft guard cam, a warp stitch cam, and a warp guard cam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: FABDESIGNS, INC.
    Inventors: Bruce Huffa, Concetta Maria Huffa
  • Patent number: 11401635
    Abstract: A warp breakage/end sensing system and device are configured to detect an end of a warp yarn on a circular weaving machine. A mechanism causes a notification signal to be sent to the loom operator in the situation where a yarn breakage is detected. A drop wire loses its elevation and falls from its normal operative position. The drop causes a first element to rotate and come in contact (physical or non-physical) with a second element, thereby completing an electric circuit and sending a yarn breakage signal to the operator. Upon restoration of the yarn, the first element restores to its normal working position. In the case of a non-physical contact, the first sensing element enters the triggering region of the second sensing element thus causing a signal to be sent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Inventor: Siddharth Lohia
  • Patent number: 11390970
    Abstract: Articles are prepared from paper containing different types of fibers. In a granulation step, bagasse is pulverized to produce a sugar cane pulp powder of granules. In a pulping process, pulp is produced from Manila hemp. In a mixing step, sugar cane pulp powder, and the pulp produced in preceding steps, are mixed. In the papermaking process, Japanese washi paper is produced by using a mixture of pulp powder and pulp. In a slitting process, the produced Japanese washi paper is slit. In a twisting process, the slit Japanese washi paper yarn is twisted to produce a paper yarn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Inventor: Naoto Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 11388937
    Abstract: An activewear garment having facial opening formed on an anterior side of an upper head portion of the garment. An elastic securing band is attached to an interior rim of the facial opening, said elastic securing band being attached around the entire circumference of said facial opening. An adhering layer composed of one or more types of adhesive substances, including pressure sensitive adhesives, are applied to an interior side of the elastic securing band, such adhering layer being configured to releasably adhere to a user's facial skin, thereby preventing the full or partial dislodgement of such activewear garment during high contact athletic activities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Inventor: Zana Nachawati
  • Patent number: 11375774
    Abstract: A knitted component may include an adjustable tensioning cable, may form at least a portion of an exterior surface of an upper, and may include at least one knit anchor having a channel for receiving the tensioning cable, where the tensioning cable extends through the channel, and where the channel of the at least one anchor extends along an arc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Dalton T. Durrell, Chaokun Huangfu
  • Patent number: 11330867
    Abstract: A shoe lace replacement overlay system, including a shoe, wherein the shoe includes a shoe base, a shoe lace region, a notch area such that the notch area includes an elastic member, and first shoe replacement overlay attachments; and a shoe lace replacement overlay having a top side and a bottom side, wherein the top side of the shoe lace replacement overlay includes a shoe lace replacement overlay base having a first edge and a second edge, a plurality of eyelet strips, a plurality of eyelets, an elastic member located substantially between the plurality of eyelet strips, and wherein the bottom side of the shoe lace replacement overlay includes second shoe replacement overlay attachments such that the first shoe replacement overlay attachments and the second shoe replacement overlay attachments interact with each other in order to retain the shoe lace replacement overlay on the shoe lace region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Inventor: William I. Craven, Sr.
  • Patent number: 11293124
    Abstract: Systems and methods for manufacturing a garment, include: (a) receiving garment design input data for a garment design including data representing a first textile structural unit at a first location in the garment design and data representing a second textile structural unit at a second location in the garment design; (b) generating a textile production machine instruction data set based on the garment design input data; (c) forming a first garment using a first textile production machine to include the first textile structural unit at a first location in the first garment and the second textile structural unit at a second location in the first garment; (d) creating revised garment design input data for the garment design based on the first garment created in the forming step; (e) generating revised textile production machine instruction data set based on the revised garment design input data; and (f) forming a second garment using a textile production machine and the revised garment design input data includi
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Morgan, Merav Gazit, Carrie McKnelly, Brad N. Clarkson, Travis Davidson, Vasilios Fasois, Orion Granatir, Michael T. Horne, Jack Wilson
  • Patent number: 11286595
    Abstract: The disclosure discloses a control method of pattern loading for a high speed double needle bar warp knitting machine. Through disposing two or more than two high speed FIFO pattern data cache regions on a shog controller, a data read-write conversion function of each cache region continuously and automatically is respectively realized. Needle collision caused by guide bar shogging during pattern loading is avoided. Pattern loading steps of the double needle bar warp knitting machine are simplified; the work intensity is reduced; and the work reliability is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Jiangnan University
    Inventors: Fenglin Xia, Gaoming Jiang, Qi Zhang, Aijun Zhang, Baoping Zheng, Ailan Wan
  • 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
  • Patent number: 11261548
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and apparatus for knitting a fabric using a knitting machine. The knitting machine is arranged to knit with a plurality of yarns using a corresponding plurality of knitting needles, each knitting needle being arranged during knitting of a stitch to connect with and knit with one of the plurality of yarns. The method controllably varies the stitch length for each stitch in dependence on the pattern to be knitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Inventors: Benjamin Alun-Jones, Benjamin Vosper, Kirsty Emery, Hal Watts
  • Patent number: 11255031
    Abstract: A crochet jig has a first planar frame secured within a second upright frame. The first frame is capable of full rotation along a horizontal axis. The top surface of the first frame is configured to retain a length of crocheted product on a first end and spooled yam on a second end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Inventor: Kim Y. Chapman
  • Patent number: 11248315
    Abstract: A method for operating a spinning machine that has a plurality of adjacently arranged workstations and at least one trash conveying unit that transports trash accumulating at the workstations to at least one receiving unit includes discontinuously driving the trash conveying unit during operation of the spinning machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Maschinenfabrik Rieter AG
    Inventors: Adalbert Stephan, Martin Zipperer
  • Patent number: 11241609
    Abstract: A leg pad (e.g., a hockey leg pad) for protecting a leg of a user, in which the leg pad is designed to enhance protection and freedom of movement (e.g., during skating strides), such as by providing flexibility of the leg pad proximate to a knee and optionally an ankle of the user (e.g., for extension and optional retraction of one or more parts of the leg pad) to better follow natural movements of the user's leg (e.g., bending of the knee and optional flexion of the ankle of the user).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: BAUER HOCKEY LLC
    Inventors: Anthony Gauvin, Thomas Lemelin, Marco Beauregard, Jean-François Laperrière
  • Patent number: 11236445
    Abstract: A textile machine and related method of operation include a plurality of adjacently arranged workstations divided into a plurality of sections, each workstation having a plurality of communication-capable units, and each section comprising at least two section busses and a section control system. The communication-capable units of the workstations in the section are in communication with the section control system via one of the section busses. A first portion of the communication-capable units of the workstations in each section are configured in communication with a first one of the section busses and a second portion of the communication-capable units of the workstations in the same section are configured in communication with a second one of the section busses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Maschinenfabrik Rietet AG
    Inventors: Mario Maleck, Robin Wein