Patents Examined by Ismael Izaguirre
  • Patent number: 10808344
    Abstract: Turned edge fabric appliqués are produced using a first template whose perimeter corresponds to a desired shape of a finished appliqué of certain size, and a second template having a corresponding opening so that the perimeter of the first template fits in the opening with a determined gap between the templates. The perimeter of the second template corresponds to an appliqué of the desired shape but a size larger than said certain size, and the second template fits in a corresponding opening in a third template to obtain the appliqué of larger size. A fabric piece is placed by the first template into the opening in the second template, and an exposed edge of the piece projects through the gap above the first template to define a seam allowance which is ironed atop the first template. The template is then withdrawn from the opening and from the ironed seam allowance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: ELLEN'S QUILTS II, LLC
    Inventor: Ellen Rosenbach
  • Patent number: 10808352
    Abstract: A compact domestic article folding machine configured for autonomous article folding and has machine top and bottom portions and a front and rear portions which extend therebetween. The folding machine includes a hanger rack located at the front portion and configured for receiving articles from a user at a rack external portion and move them inside the folding machine. The folding machine further includes a folding device located between the front and rear portions, and a robot configured for moving each article from a rack internal portion onto the folding device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Foldimate Inc.
    Inventor: Gal Rozov
  • Patent number: 10801144
    Abstract: A hollow pipe joint structure for a sewing machine includes a first hollow pipe, a second hollow pipe and an elastic member. The elastic member is sleeved onto the first hollow pipe and the second hollow pipe, and elastically squeezes against the first outer surface and the second outer surface of the first and second hollow pipes, respectively, to pull the first and second hollow pipes against each other, which makes assembly of the hollow pipes easier, quicker and no frequent maintenance is required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Inventor: Hsien-Chang Tseng
  • Patent number: 10801159
    Abstract: A water tube is adapted for use in a steamer. The steamer has a steam chamber and a heating plate that is disposed under the steam chamber. The water tube includes a tubular main body, a dividing body, and a plurality of ribs. The main body defines a channel extending in a flowing direction. The channel has an inlet portion, and an outlet portion that is opposite to and disposed downstream of the inlet portion, and that is adapted to extend into the steam chamber. The dividing body is inserted into the outlet portion of the channel. The ribs extend from the dividing body to the main body, and cooperate with the dividing body to divide the outlet portion of the channel into a plurality of outlet holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Inventors: Chih-Jung Pan, Ruifeng Cai, Zhenxing Zheng
  • Patent number: 10799310
    Abstract: A glove donning system including glove assemblies is provided that maintains the cleanliness of a glove until the glove is utilized. In addition, the glove donning system assists a user during a donning process thereby preventing contamination of the glove during the donning process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: GLOVE FIRST, LLC
    Inventors: Lynne H. Gaines, Shelly H. Schaefer
  • Patent number: 10793979
    Abstract: A system and method of generating a coiled actuator fiber. The method includes twisting a fiber to generate a twisted fiber, wrapping the twisted fiber around a core to generate a coil in the twisted fiber; and removing at least a portion of the core to generate a coiled actuator fiber. In some aspects that fiber can be a yarn with one or more fibers or a fiber comprising a single elongated element. In some aspects, a portion of the core includes a removable sacrificial portion. The removable sacrificial portion can be dissolvable in a solvent or physically removable. In some aspects, the core further includes a non-dissolvable portion that is not dissolvable and generating a coiled actuator can include removing the sacrificial portion by treating a twisted fiber on the core to remove the sacrificial portion and leaving the non-dissolvable portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: OTHER LAB, LLC
    Inventors: Brent Ridley, Jean Chang, Shara Maikranz
  • Patent number: 10786102
    Abstract: A garment hanger with particular ease of use advantage when removing or hanging crew neck or turtleneck type shirts or blouses. The hanger provides an easily manipulated and intuitive mechanism for collapsing the garment support portions of the hanger, thus allowing for simple passage through the narrow neck hole of a garment. The hanger further provides an easily manipulated and intuitive mechanism for returning the folded garment support portions to their extended and supportive positions, which can be done with the hanger enveloped within a garment, thus providing an improved means for hanging some shirts or blouses without the need to feed a hanger up through the bottom opening of the garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Inventor: Kyle L. Baltz
  • Patent number: 10781544
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, and computer program products for quilting webs. A quilting machine includes a cutting edge, a looper from which thread is provided to form stitches, and an adjuster assembly. The adjuster assembly extends an adjuster toward the thread between the looper and the retainer. When the adjuster is moved, a predetermined amount of thread is pulled away from the looper by the adjuster to provide a controlled length of thread between the looper and the cutting edge. The looper assembly may also include an air nozzle that urges the thread away from the adjuster after the thread has been cut. The thread passes through a thread tension monitor that monitors tension in the thread. The tension monitor includes a lift arm that selectively disables the tension monitor so that a loss of tension in the sewing head does not shut down the quilting machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Michael A. James, Terrance L. Myers, Matthew C. Smallwood
  • Patent number: 10780806
    Abstract: A method for assembling an upholstery for a seat or for stuffed furniture including the steps of: providing a first upholstery element and a second upholstery element to be sewn together, wherein the first upholstery element and the second element have a visible upper surface and a non-visible lower surface; placing a first edge of the first element alongside a first edge of the second element until they are in abutting contact, that is head against head, in a coplanar way; sewing the first edge of the first element to the first edge of the second element with a stitch chosen from classes 300, 400 or 600.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventor: Giovanni Battista Trentadue
  • Patent number: 10780984
    Abstract: A de-icing assembly for a surface of an aircraft includes a carcass, seams, inflation passages, a manifold, and a reinforcement stitchline. The carcass includes a first layer, a second layer, and a carcass centerline. The seams are sewn into the carcass and join the first and second layers of the carcass together. The inflation passages are formed by the seams and are disposed between the first and second layers of the carcass. The manifold includes a width and a manifold centerline oriented approximately perpendicular to the carcass centerline and is fluidly connected to and is disposed beneath the carcass. The first reinforcement stitchline is sewn into the carcass adjacent to one of the plurality of seams and is disposed at a location on the carcass overlapping with the manifold. The first reinforcement stitchline is disposed approximately perpendicular to the manifold centerline and extends across the width of the manifold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Goodrich Corporation
    Inventors: Alan J. Fahrner, Andrew Taylor, James Putt
  • Patent number: 10774452
    Abstract: There is provided a sewing assembly that comprises a plurality of pins for receiving spools of thread, a plurality of thread cutters and retainers adjacent an extremity of the container, a plurality of slots located therebetween, and a needle threader. Thread unwound from a thread spool and received within a respective slot is cut by pressing the unwound thread at a desired length within a respective thread cutter so as to cut the unwound thread and simultaneously retain uncut thread within a respective thread retainer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventor: Christian Tremblay
  • Patent number: 10774464
    Abstract: A laundry appliance and ironing assembly are provided herein. The laundry appliance may include a cabinet and an ironing assembly. The cabinet may extend along a vertical direction between a top portion and a bottom portion. The cabinet may define a laundry chamber for the receipt of articles therein. The ironing assembly may include a casing received on a laundry appliance and an insulated mat selectively received within the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Hans Bensel, Rafael Baldo Sanz
  • Patent number: 10767292
    Abstract: A sewing machine of the present embodiment comprises a movement amount detector which detects a movement amount of fabric, a sewing machine motor serving as a rotary drive source of an upper shaft which applies vertical movement to a needle bar, a shaft angle detector which detects a shaft angle of an output shaft of the upper shaft or the sewing machine motor, and a controller which controls the sewing machine motor based on the detection of the movement amount detector and performs controls of maintaining a constant stitch length. The controller performs controls of maintaining the constant stitch length, by a movement amount of the fabric detected by the movement amount detector in a shaft angle section where a sewing needle is not stuck into a cloth, based on the detection by the shaft angle detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Inventors: Takashi Imano, Makoto Yokota
  • Patent number: 10767285
    Abstract: The present invention provides a winding and twisting device of a ring spinning or ring twisting machine with at least one stator, which comprises at least one superconducting material and a stator cooling system, at least one rotor that creates a magnetic field, and a rotatable spindle, wherein the rotor and the stator are arranged co-axially to the spindle; and wherein the rotor and the stator are formed in a way that a ring-shaped air gap, which is arranged co-axially to the spindle and in which the thread to be wound up can circulate, is formed between the rotor and the stator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Inventors: Oliver De Haas, Lars Kühn
  • Patent number: 10767305
    Abstract: The present application relates to a steam iron (10) for ironing garments. The steam iron (10) comprises a steam generator (11), an ironing plate (13) and a thermal bridge arrangement (14). The steam generator (11) comprises a main body (11A) and a heating element (12) to heat the main body (11 A). The thermal bridge arrangement (14) extends between the main body (11A) and a thermal coupling area (15) of the ironing plate (13) to heat the ironing plate (13) by conduction of heat from the main body (11A). The thermal bridge arrangement (14) comprises a first portion (16) extending in a first direction (A) away from the thermal coupling area (15) and a second portion (17) extending in a second direction (B) towards the thermal coupling area (15). This invention allows promoting steam generation operating in a high temperature for a better steam capability, while keeping a lower temperature of the ironing plate which prevents damaging garments during ironing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Inventors: William Wai Lik Wong, Ruben Arnold Herman Reekers
  • Patent number: 10767294
    Abstract: The invention relates to a control system for a tufting machine configured for forming tufted carpet. The tufting machine can have a system controller in communication with the tufting machine and with a plurality of yarn feed controllers for controlling operation of yarn feed motors that are configured to supply yarn from a source of yarn to the tufting machine. The system controller is programmable to enable input of a plurality of predetermined yarn feed profiles for selected stitches of a programmed pattern to be tufted such that, although at least two of the predetermined yarn feed profiles can be different, substantially the same feed length of yarn is used from each of the plurality of yarns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Inventors: Neil Vaughan, Mark Honeycutt
  • Patent number: 10767295
    Abstract: A method of preparing a tufting process comprises the steps of: a) providing a pattern representation representative of a fabric to be tufted, b) providing at least one group of tufting aspect instruction layers, each group of tufting aspect instruction layers comprising at least one tufting aspect instruction layer, each tufting aspect instruction layer being associated with a tufting aspect instruction, each tufting aspect instruction referring to a tufting aspect, c) assigning at least one tufting aspect instruction to at least one tufting aspect instruction layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: VANDEWIELE NV
    Inventor: Frank Marijsse
  • Patent number: 10760187
    Abstract: A hybrid fiber which includes: a metal wire having a roughened surface; and a fiber is provided. In the hybrid fiber, the metal wire and the fiber are combined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Terada, Kazushige Sugita, Tomohiro Kanazawa, Daichi Ikeuchi
  • Patent number: 10760204
    Abstract: The flatwork ironer comprises a heating cylinder (1), a plurality of conveying bands (2), defining said conveying bands (2) a plurality of zones in an introduction area of articles to be ironed, and a plurality of temperature sensors (3) of said heating cylinder (1), indication means for indicating at least one zone (5) of the conveying bands where the articles to be ironed must be placed according to the temperature detected by said plurality of sensors (3), wherein said indicating means are placed in said are for introducing the articles to be ironed. It permits to place correctly the articles to be ironed in the correct position not looking away from the introduction area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: GIRBAU, S.A.
    Inventors: Carles Solè Pizarro, Joaquim Riera Peidro
  • Patent number: 10753025
    Abstract: An embroidery frame transport device includes a carriage, an engagement mechanism, and a release member. The carriage is configured to detachably mount with a coupling portion of an embroidery frame. The engagement mechanism is configured to engage with the coupling portion by moving the embroidery frame in a mounting direction in a case where the coupling portion is mounted on the carriage, to restrict the embroidery frame from moving in a removing direction. The removing direction is in a direction opposite of the mounting direction. The engagement mechanism is provided on the carriage. The release member is configured to release engagement between the engagement mechanism and the coupling portion. The release member is provided on the carriage. The release member is configured to press the embroidery frame in the removing direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventor: Shinya Fujihara