Patents by Inventor Tiberio Lonati

Tiberio Lonati 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).

  • Patent number: 10472749
    Abstract: A device (1) for feeding thread to the needles (N) of a knitting machine, the device comprising a body (2) destined to be associated to a needle-bearing organ of the knitting machine, and provided with at least a housing seating (3) configured such as to movably house the thread guide means (4) in the body. The device is provided with thread guide means (4), movably housed in the housing seating (3) and comprising a first lever (5), a thread guide (6) and a second lever (10). The first lever is rotatably mounted to the body (2) such as to be able to rotate about a first rotation axis (X); the thread guide is rotatably mounted to the first lever (5) so as to be able to rotate, with respect to the first lever, about a second rotation axis (Y).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: SANTONI S.P.A.
    Inventors: Tiberio Lonati, Fausto Lonati, Ettore Lonati
  • Patent number: 10240266
    Abstract: A circular knitting machine (1) for knitwear or hosiery, comprising a bearing structure, needle cylinder (C), a plurality of needles, and a dial group. The dial group comprises a support ring (4), a hook plate (5), and a thread feeding and cutting organ. The knitting machine comprises rotation transmission means (10) comprising: a drive pulley (11), a hook plate shaft (12), a flange (13) and an engaging mechanism (20) which operates between an engaged configuration, in which it constrains the pulley and the flange to one another, and a disengaged configuration, in which the flange is free from constraints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: SANTONI S.P.A.
    Inventors: Tiberio Lonati, Ettore Lonati, Fausto Lonati
  • Patent number: 10011928
    Abstract: A method for closing automatically an axial end of a tubular manufacture and for unloading it in inside-out configuration comprising a step of positioning the manufacture, in a right-way-out configuration, at a sewing or linking station, arranged so that its axis is substantially vertical and so that it hangs, by means of a first axial end to be closed by sewing or linking, from an annular handling device. Then a step is performed for inserting the manufacture, retained by the handling device, into an upper reversing tube that is or can be positioned, with its lower axial end, above the handling device. A step of closing the first axial end of the manufacture by sewing or linking is then performed. Then a step of disengaging the manufacture from the handling device and a step of removing the manufacture through the upper axial end of the upper reversing tube are performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: LONATI S.p.A.
    Inventors: Ettore Lonati, Fausto Lonati, Tiberio Lonati
  • Patent number: 9988747
    Abstract: A thread aspirating device (1) for circular knitting machines, comprising a body (2) of the thread aspirating device having a lower side (3), defining an inlet opening (4) enabling inlet of one or more threads in the thread aspirating device, and an up per side (5), provided with an engaging portion (6) delimiting a passage opening (7) in the upper side. The thread aspirating device comprises a mouthpiece (10) extending between an open lower end (11), defining a mounting portion (12) complementarily shaped to the engaging portion, and an upper end (13) provided with an aspirating opening (14). The mouthpiece is superiorly mounted on the body of the device so that the mounting portion corresponds to the engaging portion; the mouthpiece and the body internally define an aspirating space (20) of the threads between the inlet opening and the aspirating opening. The mouthpiece and the body overall form, in mounting condition, a thread aspirating device in a single body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: SANTONI S.P.A.
    Inventors: Tiberio Lonati, Ettore Lonati, Fausto Lonati
  • Patent number: 9702068
    Abstract: A command device (1) for a knitting machine, the device comprising a body (2) of the device configured for movably housing at least an actuator, at least a command organ (5) movably mounted and associated to the body (2) and destined to interact with one or more organs of a knitting machine, for example one or more needles of the knitting machine, and/or with one or more threads infeeding into the knitting machine, and at least an actuator, movably housed at least partially in the body (2) and destined to controlledly move the command organ (5). The device (1) further comprises a support frame (10), associated to the body (2) and configured so as to increase the structural solidity of the body (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: SANTONI S.P.A.
    Inventors: Tiberio Lonati, Ettore Lonati, Fausto Lonati
  • Patent number: 9689095
    Abstract: A mobile cam device (1) for commanding needles of a needle bed of a knitting machine, the device comprising a body (2) of the device provided with at least a first housing seating (4a) having a longitudinal development and configured to movably house at least a first actuator (5a) in the body. The device further comprises at least a first command cam (8a) movably mounted and associated to the body and destined to interact with at least a needle of a needle bed of a knitting machine, and at least a first actuator (5a), movably housed at least partially in the first housing seating (4a) in the body and destined to move in a controlled way the first command cam (8a). The first actuator comprises a first piston (15a) and a second piston (16a) distinct from one another and translatably housed in the first seating, the first and second piston being arranged in series along the longitudinal extension of the first seating and being translatable independently with respect to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: SANTONI S.P.A.
    Inventors: Tiberio Lonati, Ettore Lonati, Fausto Lonati
  • Patent number: 9689094
    Abstract: A mobile cam device (1) for commanding needles of a needle bed of a knitting machine, the device (1) comprising: at least a body (2) having at least an air inlet (3) destined to be connected to a source of compressed air, at least a first housing seating (4a) for movably housing at least a first actuator (5a) in the body (2), and having at least a first air pathway (6a) defined internally of the body (2) and connecting the at least an air inlet (3) with the first seating (4a) for moving the actuator by means of the compressed air, the device further comprises at least a first command cam (8a) movably mounted and associated to the body (2) and destined to interact with at least a needle of a needle bed of a knitting machine, and at least a first actuator (5a), movably housed at least partially in the first housing seating (4a) in the body (2) and destined to move in a controlled way the first command cam (8a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: SANTONI S.P.A.
    Inventors: Tiberio Lonati, Ettore Lonati, Fausto Lonati
  • Patent number: 9683321
    Abstract: A circular knitting machine (1) for knitwear or hosiery, comprising a bearing structure (2), a needle cylinder (C), a plurality of needles and a plurality of thread feeding points, or feeders (3), positioned circumferentially about the needle cylinder, in which the thread is supplied to the needles. Each feeder is provided with at least a thread guide group (4), comprising a body (5), a pneumatic supply inlet (6), a plurality of feeders, a plurality of pneumatic actuators able to move the feeders, and a plurality of solenoid valves (8) mounted and connected directly to the body (5), wherein each solenoid valve activate or deactivates the pneumatic supply to a respective pneumatic actuator of the thread guide group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: SANTONI S.P.A.
    Inventors: Tiberio Lonati, Fausto Lonati, Ettore Lonati
  • Patent number: 9617672
    Abstract: A method for performing the automated closure of an axial end of a tubular manufacture and for unloading it inside out, comprising a step of positioning the manufacture right way out at a sewing or linking station, arranged so that its axis is substantially vertical and so that it hangs, by means of a first axial end to be closed by sewing or linking, from an annular handling device; then a step of turning the manufacture inside out is performed; a step of closing the first axial end of the manufacture by sewing or linking is then performed; then a step of disengaging the manufacture from the handling device is performed and then a step of moving the manufacture away is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: LONATI S.P.A.
    Inventors: Ettore Lonati, Fausto Lonati, Tiberio Lonati
  • Patent number: 9598800
    Abstract: A knitting machine, particularly with high gauge, with improved needle actuation cams, comprising a needle holder which supports a plurality of side-by-side needles, each one of the needles is provided with at least one heel that protrudes from one face of the needle holder, each one of the needles has at least one elastic flexing along its extension which determines an offset of its at least one heel with respect to the head of the needle along a direction that is substantially parallel to the actuation trajectory of the needle holder and the at least one path is offset in a substantially corresponding manner, with respect to a theoretical path of actuation of an ideal rectilinear needle with its head in alignment with its at least one heel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: SANTONI S.P.A.
    Inventors: Ettore Lonati, Fausto Lonati, Tiberio Lonati, Andrea Lonati
  • Patent number: 9481952
    Abstract: A double-cylinder circular machine for producing tubular knitted manufactures, particularly for making hosiery items or the like, which comprises a supporting structure which is provided with a footing for resting on the ground which supports, so that it can rotate about its own vertically-oriented axis, a lower needle cylinder. The supporting structure comprises at least one column which is extended substantially vertically, protrudes upward from the footing and supports, so that it can rotate about its own axis, an upper needle cylinder, the upper needle cylinder is supported, so that it can rotate about its own axis, by an arm, which in turn is supported by the column, elements being provided for the rotation of the arm about the axis of the main shaft with respect to the column to provide the transition of the upper needle cylinder from an active position to an inactive position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: LONATI S.P.A.
    Inventors: Ettore Lonati, Fausto Lonati, Tiberio Lonati, Francesco Lonati
  • Publication number: 20160265149
    Abstract: A command device (1) for a knitting machine, the device comprising a body (2) of the device configured for movably housing at least an actuator, at least a command organ (5) movably mounted and associated to the body (2) and destined to interact with one or more organs of a knitting machine, for example one or more needles of the knitting machine, and/or with one or more threads infeeding into the knitting machine, and at least an actuator, movably housed at least partially in the body (2) and destined to controlledly move the command organ (5). The device (1) further comprises a support frame (10), associated to the body (2) and configured so as to increase the structural solidity of the body (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventors: Tiberio LONATI, Ettore LONATI, Fausto LONATI
  • Publication number: 20160258087
    Abstract: A circular knitting machine (1) for knitwear or hosiery, comprising a bearing structure, needle cylinder (C), a plurality of needles, and a dial group. The dial group comprises a support ring (4), a hook plate (5), and a thread feeding and cutting organ. The knitting machine comprises rotation transmission means (10) comprising: a drive pulley (11), a hook plate shaft (12), a flange (13) and an engaging mechanism (20) which operates between an engaged configuration, in which it constrains the pulley and the flange to one another, and a disengaged configuration, in which the flange is free from constraints.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Applicant: SANTONI S.P.A.
    Inventors: TIBERIO LONATI, ETTORE LONATI, FAUSTO LONATI
  • Publication number: 20160251784
    Abstract: A thread aspirating device (1) for circular knitting machines, comprising a body (2) of the thread aspirating device having a lower side (3), defining an inlet opening (4) enabling inlet of one or more threads in the thread aspirating device, and an up per side (5), provided with an engaging portion (6) delimiting a passage opening (7) in the upper side. The thread aspirating device comprises a mouthpiece (10) extending between an open lower end (11), defining a mounting portion (12) complementarily shaped to the engaging portion, and an upper end (13) provided with an aspirating opening (14). The mouthpiece is superiorly mounted on the body of the device so that the mounting portion corresponds to the engaging portion; the mouthpiece and the body internally define an aspirating space (20) of the threads between the inlet opening and the aspirating opening. The mouthpiece and the body overall form, in mounting condition, a thread aspirating device in a single body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Inventors: TIBERIO LONATI, ETTORE LONATI, FAUSTO LONATI
  • Publication number: 20160215419
    Abstract: A circular knitting machine (1) for knitwear or hosiery, comprising a bearing structure (2), a needle cylinder (C), a plurality of needles and a plurality of thread feeding points, or feeders (3), positioned circumferentially about the needle cylinder, in which the thread is supplied to the needles. Each feeder is provided with at least a thread guide group (4), comprising a body (5), a pneumatic supply inlet (6), a plurality of feeders, a plurality of pneumatic actuators able to move the feeders, and a plurality of solenoid valves (8) mounted and connected directly to the body (5), wherein each solenoid valve activate or deactivates the pneumatic supply to a respective pneumatic actuator of the thread guide group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Inventors: TIBERIO LONATI, FAUSTO LONATI, ETTORE LONATI
  • Patent number: 9365961
    Abstract: A double-cylinder circular hosiery knitting machine with device for tensioning the manufacture during its production, comprising a supporting structure which is provided with a footing and supports, so as to allow rotation about its own vertically oriented axis, a lower needle cylinder and an upper needle cylinder, a device for tensioning the manufacture during its production is accommodated inside the needle cylinders and comprises elements for retaining the manufacture, the retention elements comprising a suction tube, which is accommodated internally and coaxially to the lower needle cylinder, and an element for locking the manufacture, which faces the upper end of the suction tube and is supported by the upper needle cylinder, the locking element being movable on command along the axis of the upper needle cylinder to engage or disengage the upper end of the suction tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: LONATI S.P.A.
    Inventors: Ettore Lonati, Fausto Lonati, Tiberio Lonati
  • Patent number: 9365962
    Abstract: A method for preparing a tubular manufacture such as a hosiery item or the like for automated pick-up at the end of its formation on a double-cylinder circular machine including at least the following steps: —a first step, which consists in transferring or retaining all the needles in the lower needle cylinder; —a second step, which consists in moving all the needles to the tuck-stitch position; —a third step, which consists in pushing upward the portion of the manufacture engaged with the needles; —a fourth step, which consists in disengaging the sinkers from the manufacture; —a fifth step, which consists in lifting the needles into the dropped-stitch position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: LONATI S.P.A.
    Inventors: Ettore Lonati, Fausto Lonati, Tiberio Lonati
  • Publication number: 20160130735
    Abstract: A device (1) for feeding thread to the needles (N) of a knitting machine, the device comprising a body (2) destined to be associated to a needle-bearing organ of the knitting machine, and provided with at least a housing seating (3) configured such as to movably house the thread guide means (4) in the body. The device is provided with thread guide means (4), movably housed in the housing seating (3) and comprising a first lever (5), a thread guide (6) and a second lever (10). The first lever is rotatably mounted to the body (2) such as to be able to rotate about a first rotation axis (X); the thread guide is rotatably mounted to the first lever (5) so as to be able to rotate, with respect to the first lever, about a second rotation axis (Y).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Inventors: TIBERIO LONATI, FAUSTO LONATI, ETTORE LONATI
  • Publication number: 20160122914
    Abstract: A thread dispensing element (60) for a thread guide (6) for knitting machines, comprising a body (62) having a mounting portion (63), destined to be removably mounted to a front end (8) of a thread guide (6), and an operating portion (64), destined to be facing towards the needles (N) of a needle-bearing organ of a knitting machine. The mounting portion (63) enables mounting the dispensing element to the thread guide according to a determined discrete number of configurations with respect to the thread guide (6), to which corresponds a same discrete number of positions assumed by the operating portion (64) of the dispensing element with respect to the needles (N) of the needle-bearing organ. The dispensing organ (60) is configured so as to be selectively mountable to the thread guide (6) exclusively in a configuration selected from among the determined discrete number of configurations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventors: TIBERIO LONATI, FAUSTO LONATI, ETTORE LONATI
  • Patent number: 9328439
    Abstract: An electromagnetic actuator, particularly for needle selection devices in machines for knitting, hosiery or the like, with high gauge. The electromagnetic actuator comprises a main magnet which has at least two polar regions which are side-by-side and separated by a gap and two selection electromagnets, each provided with at least one polar region which is aligned with the gap and spaced laterally from said gap. The at least one polar region of a selection electromagnet is arranged laterally on the side opposite to the at least one polar region of the other selection electromagnet with respect to the gap. The selection electromagnets can be activated individually to generate or cancel or reduce an attractive magnetic force at the corresponding polar region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: SANTONI S.P.A.
    Inventors: Ettore Lonati, Fausto Lonati, Tiberio Lonati