Patents by Inventor Kenta TERAI

Kenta TERAI has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20190116913
    Abstract: A first fabric of footwear comprising a closed lower end forming a toe and an open upper end and a second fabric that is open on a side opposite the first fabric is knitted on on front and back needle beds of a flat knitting machine. Double stitches formed between stitches at the upper end of the first fabric and between stitches at the upper end of the second fabric are taken from the needle beds. Remaining stitches at the first fabric upper end are held on one needle bed, and remaining stiches at the second fabric upper end are held on the other needle bed. Fabrics that follow the remaining stitches at the first fabric upper end and the remaining stitches at the second fabric upper end are knitted toward the heel of the footwear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: SHIMA SEIKI MFG., LTD.
    Inventor: Kenta TERAI
  • Patent number: 10184196
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenta Terai, Yoshinori Shimasaki
  • Patent number: 10145041
    Abstract: A method for knitting a shoe upper capable of forming a new stretch preventing section different from a conventional stretch preventing section, and a shoe upper obtained through such knitting method are provided. The shoe upper including a base knitted fabric portion (1F) that covers a foot of a wearer is knitted. In the knitting, a stretch preventing section (20) configured by a knitted fabric of a plain structure is knitted, where one end in a wale direction is connected to the base knitted fabric portion (1F) and another end in the wale direction is not connected to the base knitted fabric portion (1F). The stretch preventing section (20) in which one end is fixed and the other end is not fixed is curled to a tubular shape. The curled stretch preventing section (20) is thicker than the other portions, thus suppressing the stretch of the shoe upper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenta Terai, Yoshinori Shimasaki
  • Publication number: 20180235318
    Abstract: Footwear includes an inner knitted fabric (5) and an outer knitted fabric (4) that are connected by a stitch row at a top line (6). In the footwear, wale directions of the inner knitted fabric and the outer knitted fabric are different, and/or, the outer knitted fabric is provided with a portion made of a knitted structure (50) with holes, and the inner knitted fabric arranged on the inner side of that portion is made of a knitted structure (60) whose stretchability is lower than that of another portion of the inner knitted fabric. A difference in stretchability between the vertical and horizontal directions of the footwear provided with a double layer knitted fabric is reduced, or a difference in stretchability depending on the position in the footwear is reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Applicant: SHIMA SEIKI MFG., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenta TERAI, Masamitsu IKENAKA
  • Patent number: 10028545
    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: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masamitsu Ikenaka, Kenta Terai
  • Publication number: 20180160774
    Abstract: The shoe upper is tubular and has a toe, a body between the toe and the heel and including a tongue, heel, and a top line. The body includes the tongue covering the central part of instep, the right portion at the right side of the tongue covering the right side of instep and the right half of the sole, and the left portion at the left side of the tongue covering the left side of instep and the left half of the sole. The tongue and the right portion are connected by the right plating area 14 having a knitting width of two or more stitches knitted by plating-knitting where knitting yarns for the tongue and the right portion are overlapped with a constant relation of the front and the rear and made into stitches. The tongue and the left portion are connected by the left plating area 15 having a knitting width of two or more stitches knitted by plating-knitting where knitting yarns for the tongue and the left portion are overlapped with a constant relation of the front and the rear and made into stitches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Applicant: SHIMA SEIKI MFG., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenta TERAI, Masamitsu IKENAKA
  • Patent number: 9976236
    Abstract: There is provided a method for producing a shoe upper with which a shoe upper can be produced with high productivity, and a shoe upper obtained with the method for producing the shoe upper. An instep cover section (3) and a sole cover section (2) are integrally knitted in a seamless manner by carrying out process ? and then carrying out process ? or by carrying out process ? and then carrying out process ? with a flat knitting machine including at least a pair of a front and a back needle bed. [Process ?] Knitting a main body left portion (3L), which is a left side portion of the instep cover section (3), with one needle bed of the flat knitting machine and knitting a main body right portion (3R), which is a right side portion of the instep cover section (3), with the other needle bed of the flat knitting machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: SHIMA SEIKI MFG., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenta Terai, Takashi Kino, Masamitsu Ikenaka
  • Publication number: 20180077999
    Abstract: A method for knitting a shoe upper capable of forming a new stretch preventing section different from a conventional stretch preventing section, and a shoe upper obtained through such knitting method are provided. The shoe upper including a base knitted fabric portion (1F) that covers a foot of a wearer is knitted. In the knitting, a stretch preventing section (20) configured by a knitted fabric of a plain structure is knitted, where one end in a wale direction is connected to the base knitted fabric portion (1F) and another end in the wale direction is not connected to the base knitted fabric portion (1F). The stretch preventing section (20) in which one end is fixed and the other end is not fixed is curled to a tubular shape. The curled stretch preventing section (20) is thicker than the other portions, thus suppressing the stretch of the shoe upper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Applicant: SHIMA SEIKI MANUFACTURING, LTD.
    Inventors: KENTA TERAI, YOSHINORI SHIMASAKI
  • 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
  • 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: 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: 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
  • 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: 20160128428
    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: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Applicant: Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masamitsu IKENAKA, Kenta TERAI
  • Publication number: 20160066651
    Abstract: There is provided a method for producing a shoe upper with which a shoe upper can be produced with high productivity, and a shoe upper obtained with the method for producing the shoe upper. An instep cover section (3) and a sole cover section (2) are integrally knitted in a seamless manner by carrying out process ? and then carrying out process ? or by carrying out process ? and then carrying out process ? with a flat knitting machine including at least a pair of a front and a back needle bed. [Process ?] Knitting a main body left portion (3L), which is a left side portion of the instep cover section (3), with one needle bed of the flat knitting machine and knitting a main body right portion (3R), which is a right side portion of the instep cover section (3), with the other needle bed of the flat knitting machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Applicant: SHIMA SEIKI MFG., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenta TERAI, Takashi KINO, Masamitsu IKENAKA
  • Publication number: 20150374062
    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: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Applicant: SHIMA SEIKI MFG., LTD.
    Inventors: Masamitsu IKENAKA, Kenta TERAI
  • Patent number: 8657950
    Abstract: An inorganic material board, which is a cured mat formed by dehydrating a slurry including 30 to 53 wt % of blast furnace slag, 2 to 5 wt % of gypsum having an average particle size of 200 to 2000 ?m, 5 to 11 wt % of alkaline material, 5 to 15 wt % of reinforcing fibers, and 31 to 50 wt % of inorganic admixture with respect to a total solid content, and in which a weight ratio of the blast furnace slag to the gypsum to the alkaline material is 1:0.05 to 0.15:0.15 to 0.35. It is desirable that the blast furnace slag has a specific surface area of 3000 to 5000.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Nichiha Corporation
    Inventors: Kenta Terai, Hiromi Fujiwara