Patents by Inventor Yoshinori Shimasaki

Yoshinori Shimasaki 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: 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: 20180199668
    Abstract: Provided is a knitted fabric in which a first knitted fabric portion and a second knitted fabric portion that overlap each other in the thickness direction are joined to each other so as to be easily rotated about a joint position of the two knitted fabric portions, which serves as a rotation axis. The knitted fabric includes: a passage location (7) at which stitches (4a to 4d) of the n-th knitting course (4A) of the second knitted fabric portion (4) are passed through gaps between stitches in the first knitted fabric portion (2) from one surface side to the other surface side, so that the up and down positions in the thickness direction of the first knitted fabric portion (2) and the second knitted fabric portion (4) are reversed with respect to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: SHIMA SEIKI MFG., LTD.
    Inventors: Isao YUMIBA, Yoshinori SHIMASAKI
  • Publication number: 20180184755
    Abstract: Provided is a shoe upper for which a sewing operation is easy and that is superior in productivity. A shoe upper (1) includes a heel knitted fabric (10) that is formed in a shape such that it wraps around a portion ranging from the Achilles tendon to the heel of a wearer, and a body knitted fabric (11) that constitutes the portion of the shoe upper (1) other than the heel knitted fabric (10). The shoe upper (1) further includes a toe side joint portion (13) that retains a shape of a front end portion of the body knitted fabric (11) such that it wraps around the toes of the wearer. A first line (L1) obtained by bringing a left edge portion (11a) and a right edge portion (11b), in the knitting width direction, of the body knitted fabric (11) into butting contact with each other, and a second line (L2) obtained by folding a set up portion (10s) of the heel knitted fabric (10) into two portions so that the two portions butt against each other are in one straight line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Applicant: Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd.
    Inventors: Isao YUMIBA, Yoshinori SHIMASAKI
  • Publication number: 20180146736
    Abstract: Provided is footwear that can simplify joining operation and reduce the time of the operation when a knitted fabric is formed into a three-dimensional shape. There is presupposed footwear obtained by forming a knitted fabric knitted with a flat knitting machine into a three-dimensional shape by joining left and right extended ends of a shoe tongue part and both the left and right positions of a sole in a front end portion of a main part. The footwear includes insertion pieces extended outward in a left-right direction from the left and right extended ends of the shoe tongue part, and insertion holes that linearly extend from both the left and right positions of the sole in the front end portion of the main part toward a heel part side, receive the insertion pieces inserted thereinto, and temporarily retain the insertion pieces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Applicant: Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiharu KOYABU, Yoshinori SHIMASAKI
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20170156446
    Abstract: A shoe upper comprising a knitted fabric has tubular portions having axial directions parallel to a tongue of the shoe upper, being knitted tubularly, and having shoelace holes. The tubular portions are filled with a filler so that the knitted fabric of the tubular portions is reinforced. The knitted fabric around the shoelace holes may be easily reinforced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Applicant: SHIMA SEIKI MFG., LTD.
    Inventors: ISAO YUMIBA, YOSHINORI SHIMASAKI, MANABU YUI
  • 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
  • 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: 7716954
    Abstract: A needle engaging with a loop at least lastly formed on a fabric formed just before inversion of a carriage is pulled by a pull-down cam formed in a composite cam system of the carriage while feeding a yarn to an opposite needle. When a feeding direction of a yarn fed from a yarn feeder is inverted accompanied with the inversion of the carriage, the tension force applied to the yarn is intensified to prevent tightening of the stitch of the knitted fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideki Naka, Tomoyuki Taniguchi, Yoshinori Shimasaki
  • Publication number: 20090314037
    Abstract: A needle engaging with a loop at least lastly formed on a fabric formed just before inversion of a carriage is pulled by a pull-down cam formed in a composite cam system of the carriage while feeding a yarn to an opposite needle. When a feeding direction of a yarn fed from a yarn feeder is inverted accompanied with the inversion of the carriage, the tension force applied to the yarn is intensified to prevent tightening of the stitch of the knitted fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2006
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Inventors: Hideki Naka, Tomoyuki Taniguchi, Yoshinori Shimasaki
  • Patent number: 7316132
    Abstract: The present invention provides a knitting method that when a knitted fabric having a wide rib structure formed by the plating using a front knitting yarn and a back knitting yarn different in color from each other, in particular, using a flat knitting machine, can make less noticeable a blur of the knitted fabric at an end of the knitting width to thereby produce a good looking wide rib structure. Using a flat knitting machine, a front stitch of the rib structure of one knitted fabric at an end of a knitted width thereof on the side on which the crossing of the knitting yarns used for the plating occurs is formed as a front stitch on the edge, and a back stitch of the rib structure of the other knitted fabric on that side is formed as a back stitch on the edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2008
    Assignee: Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshinori Shimasaki
  • Publication number: 20070169517
    Abstract: The present invention provides a knitting method that when a knitted fabric having a wide rib structure formed by the plating using a front knitting yarn and a back knitting yarn different in color from each other, in particular, using a flat knitting machine, can make less noticeable a blur of the knitted fabric at an end of the knitting width to thereby produce a good looking wide rib structure. Using a flat knitting machine, a front stitch of the rib structure of one knitted fabric at an end of a knitted width thereof on the side on which the crossing of the knitting yarns used for the plating occurs is formed as a front stitch on the edge, and a back stitch of the rib structure of the other knitted fabric on that side is formed as a back stitch on the edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2005
    Publication date: July 26, 2007
    Applicant: Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshinori Shimasaki
  • 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: 20050241343
    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, so as to increase an effective width of a tip portion of the transfer jack with respect to a height of a hook portion of a knitting needle when the knitting needle enters into the stitch loop from a direction of the base portion of the transfer jack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2003
    Publication date: November 3, 2005
    Applicant: SHIMA SEIKI MFG., LTD.
    Inventors: Takekazu Shibuta, Yoshinori Shimasaki
  • Patent number: 6151922
    Abstract: A method of knitting an inlaid fabric including a base knitting fabric portion and an inlay yarn and an inlaid fabric knitted by the method. The method comprises the step that the base knitting fabric portion is knitted; the step that inlay yarn holding loops are formed by retaining loops of the base knitting fabric portion retained by the needles on the first needle bed to the needles on the opposed second needle bed through a split knit process, whereby the loops are retained to the needles on both of the first and second needle beds; the step that the inlay yarn is made to run across the loops retained to the needles on the first and second needle beds; the step that the inlay yarn holding loops retained by the needles on the second needle bed are transferred to the needles on the first needle bed to be overlapped with the loops of the base knitting fabric portion; and the step that a yarn is fed to the needles of the first needle bed to form loops of the next course.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2000
    Assignee: Shima Seiki Manufacturing Limited
    Inventor: Yoshinori Shimasaki
  • Patent number: 6138482
    Abstract: A knitting method that can permit the forming of a connecting part of the knitting fabric overlapped in front and back, such as a pleat or fly, even when the knitting fabric is knitted in a double jersey stitch structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2000
    Assignee: Shima Seiki Manufacturing Limited
    Inventors: Masahiro Shima, Keizo Akamatsu, Yoshinori Shimasaki