Patents by Inventor Yukiyoshi Muto

Yukiyoshi Muto 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: 20110088606
    Abstract: A punch data generating device generating punch data for execution with an embroiderable sewing machine including a needle bar that is moved up and down and mounted with a punch needle for forming penetrations on a workpiece in dot-by-dot strokes, a transfer mechanism transferring the workpiece in two directions in coordination with the movement of the punch needle to form the penetrations. The punch data generating device includes a punch data generator generating punch data, the punch data including at least either of draw data being configured to instruct sequential formation of the penetrations to draw a predetermined pattern, and cut data being configured to instruct sequential formation of the penetrations along an outline of a predetermined pattern to allow cutting of the outline; and a data modifier modifying at least either of the draw data and the cut data to change how the penetrations are to be formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko KAWAGUCHI, Yukiyoshi MUTO
  • Publication number: 20110088605
    Abstract: A punch data generating device generating punch data for execution with an embroiderable sewing machine including a needle bar moved up and down and mounted with a punch needle for forming penetrations on a workpiece in dot-by-dot strokes, a transfer mechanism transferring the workpiece in two directions in coordination with the movement of the punch needle to form the penetrations. The punch data generating device includes a cut data generator generating cut data constituting the punch data, the cut data being used to form the penetrations along an outline of a predetermined pattern to allow cutting of the outline; and an auxiliary cut data generator generating auxiliary cut data constituting the punch data, the auxiliary cut data being used to form penetrations contacting the outline of the pattern to form a cut that facilitates detachment of the outline from the workpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko KAWAGUCHI, Yukiyoshi MUTO
  • Publication number: 20110056421
    Abstract: A punch data generating device is disclosed that generates punch data for execution with an embroiderable sewing machine including a needle bar allowing attachment of a punch needle for forming a plurality of small holes on a sheet of workpiece by piercing the workpiece in dot-by-dot strokes of the punch needle, a transfer mechanism that transfers the workpiece in two predetermined directions in coordination with an up and down movement of the punch needle to execute a holing operation for forming the small holes on the workpiece. The punch data generating device includes a cut data generator that generates cut data constituting the punch data, the cut data being configured to instruct consecutive formation of the small holes at least along an outline of a pattern section of the workpiece in which a predetermined pattern is drawn to allow cutting of the outline.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2010
    Publication date: March 10, 2011
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko KAWAGUCHI, Yukiyoshi MUTO
  • Patent number: 7715940
    Abstract: The disclosure presents an embroidery data processing device and a computer program product capable of creating a single unit of tree structure vector data by coupling plural pieces of independent tree structure vector data. A coupling node is added between nodes and of a tree structure vector data, and a vector data to for coupling nodes and, and a vector data to for coupling nodes and are created, and thereby a tree structure vector data is created. In a tree structure vector data, the node mutual direction is converted so that the node existing at the connecting position may be a root node, and a tree structure vector data is created, and this root node is coupled with the coupling node of the tree structure vector data, and a single tree structure vector data is created.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yukiyoshi Muto, Mikitoshi Suzuki, Masahiro Mizuno, Shoichi Taguchi, Akihiro Wakayama
  • Patent number: 7515985
    Abstract: The disclosure presents an embroidery data processing device and a computer program product capable of tearing off an elastic sheet easily after an item of embroidery has been sewn, thus enhancing working efficiency. A CPU extracts a contour line from needle drop points PN (N=1, 2, . . . , n) stored in embroidery data (S1 to S3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2009
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Mikitoshi Suzuki, Masahiro Mizuno, Shoichi Taguchi, Yukiyoshi Muto, Akihiro Wakayama
  • Patent number: 7493187
    Abstract: The disclosure presents a quilting data processing apparatus and a program capable of displaying changes of fabric caused by a sewing line, and or easily displaying a visual image of a finished state of quilting. The CPU receives the fabric pattern of quilting, the thickness of fabric, the thickness of elastic material, and the sewing line of quilting, and, when the preview button is pressed, creates a basic mesh pattern, calculates the total deformation degree, deforms the basic mesh pattern sequentially along the sewing line to a deformation degree commensurate with the total deformation degree, and deforms each mesh adjacent to deformed meshes commensurately with the deformation degree, thereby creating a deformation mesh pattern (S1 to S5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2009
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shoichi Taguchi, Yukiyoshi Muto, Mikitoshi Suzuki, Masahiro Mizuno, Akihiro Wakayama
  • Patent number: 7212880
    Abstract: The invention presents an embroidery data processing device and a computer program product capable of easily forming images of finished state of applique even if the fabric for applique is a pattern fabric. A selected fabric image of fabric for applique is displayed, and when the user manipulates the mouse, and moves the cursor to a desired position of the fabric image, and clicks by a specified number of times, the applique pattern preliminarily inputted through the image scanner is displayed at the position of the cursor (S101 to S103). When the user clicks the preview button by the mouse, only the fabric image within the applique pattern is extracted, and an applique image is displayed, and an applique sewing stitch image is overlaid and displayed on the applique image (S104 to S109).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2007
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masahiro Mizuno, Shoichi Taguchi, Yukiyoshi Muto, Mikitoshi Suzuki, Akihiro Wakayama
  • Publication number: 20070088452
    Abstract: The disclosure presents an embroidery data processing device and a computer program product capable of tearing off an elastic sheet easily after an item of embroidery has been sewn, thus enhancing working efficiency. A CPU extracts a contour line from needle drop points PN (N=1, 2, . . . , n) stored in embroidery data (S1 to S3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2006
    Publication date: April 19, 2007
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mikitoshi Suzuki, Masahiro Mizuno, Shoichi Taguchi, Yukiyoshi Muto, Akihiro Wakayama
  • Publication number: 20070032899
    Abstract: The invention presents an embroidery data processing device and a computer program product capable of easily forming images of finished state of applique even if the fabric for applique is a pattern fabric. A selected fabric image of fabric for applique is displayed, and when the user manipulates the mouse, and moves the cursor to a desired position of the fabric image, and clicks by a specified number of times, the applique pattern preliminarily inputted through the image scanner is displayed at the position of the cursor (S101 to S103). When the user clicks the preview button by the mouse, only the fabric image within the applique pattern is extracted, and an applique image is displayed, and an applique sewing stitch image is overlaid and displayed on the applique image (S104 to S109).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2006
    Publication date: February 8, 2007
    Applicant: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masahiro Mizuno, Shoichi Taguchi, Yukiyoshi Muto, Mikitoshi Suzuki, Akihiro Wakayama
  • Publication number: 20070032892
    Abstract: The disclosure presents a quilting data processing apparatus and a program capable of displaying changes of fabric caused by a sewing line, and or easily displaying a visual image of a finished state of quilting. The CPU receives the fabric pattern of quilting, the thickness of fabric, the thickness of elastic material, and the sewing line of quilting, and, when the preview button is pressed, creates a basic mesh pattern, calculates the total deformation degree, deforms the basic mesh pattern sequentially along the sewing line to a deformation degree commensurate with the total deformation degree, and deforms each mesh adjacent to deformed meshes commensurately with the deformation degree, thereby creating a deformation mesh pattern (S1 to S5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2006
    Publication date: February 8, 2007
    Applicant: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shoichi Taguchi, Yukiyoshi Muto, Mikitoshi Suzuki, Masahiro Mizuno, Akihiro Wakayama
  • Publication number: 20070014436
    Abstract: The disclosure presents an embroidery data processing device and a computer program product capable of creating a single unit of tree structure vector data by coupling plural pieces of independent tree structure vector data. A coupling node N22 is added between nodes N2 and N5 of a tree structure vector data (TV1), and a vector data N2 to N22 for coupling nodes N2 and N22, and a vector data N22 to N5 for coupling nodes N22 and N4 are created, and thereby a tree structure vector data (TVa) is created (S1 to S3). In a tree structure vector data (TV2), the node mutual direction is converted so that the node N22 existing at the connecting position may be a root node, and a tree structure vector data (TVb) is created, and this root node N22 is coupled with the coupling node N22 of the tree structure vector data (TVa), and a single tree structure vector data is created (S4 to S6).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2006
    Publication date: January 18, 2007
    Applicant: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yukiyoshi Muto, Mikitoshi Suzuki, Masahiro Mizuno, Shoichi Taguchi, Akihiro Wakayama
  • Patent number: 7155302
    Abstract: An embroidery data producing device is disclosed producing embroidery data on which an embroidery sewing machine forms an embroidery pattern along another pattern previously formed on cloth held by a cloth holding frame. The embroidery data producing device includes image data producing means for scanning the cloth held by the cloth holding frame to produce pattern image data corresponding to the pattern, and embroidery data producing means for producing embroidery data for forming an embroidery pattern on at least a part of the pattern on the basis of the pattern image data, the embroidery pattern having a size equal to that of the pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2006
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yukiyoshi Muto, Masahiro Mizuno, Shoichi Taguchi, Mikitoshi Suzuki, Akihiro Wakayama
  • Patent number: 7079917
    Abstract: An embroidery data producing device includes an area information input unit for inputting area information indicating first and second areas to be embroidered, at least a part of the second area being overlapped inside the first area, a first setting unit for setting a first stitch type for one of the first and second areas, a second setting unit for setting a second stitch type different from the first stitch type for the other area than the area set by the first setting unit, and an embroidery data producing unit for producing first and second embroidery data based on the stitch types set by the first and second setting unit, respectively, the first embroidery data being used to embroider the first area except for its part on which the second area is overlapped, the second embroidery data being produced to embroider the second area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2006
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shoichi Taguchi, Mikitoshi Suzuki, Masahiro Mizuno, Yukiyoshi Muto, Akihiro Wakayama
  • Patent number: 6983193
    Abstract: The disclosed apparatus and program stored on a computer readable medium for processing embroidery data make stitch data subdivisions into which the stitch data was divided, according to the size of partitions, and add partition position information corresponding to the position of stitch data subdivision in the stitch data to the stitch data subdivisions. If the size of an embroidery pattern which is embroidered by the embroidery data is greater than a predetermined workable area of sewing within the embroidery frame, the embroidery data is divided into subdivisions and where the embroidery data subdivisions is positioned in the whole embroidery design can be identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2006
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masahiro Mizuno, Yukiyoshi Muto, Mikitoshi Suzuki, Shoichi Taguchi, Akihiro Wakayama
  • Patent number: 6963790
    Abstract: An embroidery data producing device includes an offset line producing device for producing data of an offset line obtained by offsetting an outline defining an embroidery area inside an embroidery area by a previously set offset width, based on data of the outline defining the embroidery area, a self-intersection or mutual intersection detecting device for detecting a self-intersection of the offset line produced by the offset line producing device or a mutual intersection of the offset line and the outline, and an offset line changing device for changing the offset line data produced by the offset line producing device upon detection of a self-intersection or mutual intersection by the self-intersection or mutual intersection detecting device so that the self-intersection or the mutual intersection is dissolved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2005
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masahiro Mizuno, Mikitoshi Suzuki, Shoichi Taguchi, Yukiyoshi Muto, Akihiro Wakayama
  • Publication number: 20050234585
    Abstract: An embroidery data producing device is disclosed producing embroidery data on which an embroidery sewing machine forms an embroidery pattern along another pattern previously formed on cloth held by a cloth holding frame. The embroidery data producing device includes image data producing means for scanning the cloth held by the cloth holding frame to produce pattern image data corresponding to the pattern, and embroidery data producing means for producing embroidery data for forming an embroidery pattern on at least a part of the pattern on the basis of the pattern image data, the embroidery pattern having a size equal to that of the pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2005
    Publication date: October 20, 2005
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yukiyoshi Muto, Masahiro Mizuno, Shoichi Taguchi, Mikitoshi Suzuki, Akihiro Wakayama
  • Publication number: 20050234584
    Abstract: The disclosed apparatus and program stored on a computer readable medium for processing embroidery data make stitch data subdivisions into which the stitch data was divided, according to the size of partitions, and add partition position information corresponding to the position of stitch data subdivision in the stitch data to the stitch data subdivisions. If the size of an embroidery pattern which is embroidered by the embroidery data is greater than a predetermined workable area of sewing within the embroidery frame, the embroidery data is divided into subdivisions and where the embroidery data subdivisions is positioned in the whole embroidery design can be identified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2005
    Publication date: October 20, 2005
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masahiro Mizuno, Yukiyoshi Muto, Mikitoshi Suzuki, Shoichi Taguchi, Akihiro Wakayama
  • Publication number: 20050228532
    Abstract: An embroidery data producing device includes an area information input unit for inputting area information indicating first and second areas to be embroidered, at least a part of the second area being overlapped inside the first area, a first setting unit for setting a first stitch type for one of the first and second areas, a second setting unit for setting a second stitch type different from the first stitch type for the other area than the area set by the first setting unit, and an embroidery data producing unit for producing first and second embroidery data based on the stitch types set by the first and second setting unit, respectively, the first embroidery data being used to embroider the first area except for its part on which the second area is overlapped, the second embroidery data being produced to embroider the second area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2005
    Publication date: October 13, 2005
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shoichi Taguchi, Mikitoshi Suzuki, Masahiro Mizuno, Yukiyoshi Muto, Akihiro Wakayama
  • Publication number: 20050222704
    Abstract: An embroidery data producing device for use with an embroidery sewing machine sewing an embroidery pattern on work cloth using a needle thread and a bobbin thread is disclosed. The embroidery data producing device produces sewing data necessary for an embroidery sewing operation of the embroidery sewing machine. The embroidery data producing device includes an image data obtaining unit that obtains image data of an original image of an embroidery pattern, a dot pattern data producing unit that produces dot pattern data representative of the embroidery pattern by a dot pattern, based on the image data, and a sewing data producing unit that produces sewing data for obtaining needle drop points forming the embroidery pattern by a pattern of the needle thread appearing in the form of dot on a back of the work cloth by an embroidery sewing operation of the embroidery sewing machine, based on the dot pattern data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2005
    Publication date: October 6, 2005
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shoichi Taguchi, Mikitoshi Suzuki, Masahiro Mizuno, Yukiyoshi Muto, Akihiro Wakayama
  • Patent number: 6952626
    Abstract: An embroidery data producing device for use with an embroidery sewing machine sewing an embroidery pattern on work cloth using a needle thread and a bobbin thread is disclosed. The embroidery data producing device produces sewing data necessary for an embroidery sewing operation of the embroidery sewing machine. The embroidery data producing device includes an image data obtaining unit that obtains image data of an original image of an embroidery pattern, a dot pattern data producing unit that produces dot pattern data representative of the embroidery pattern by a dot pattern, based on the image data, and a sewing data producing unit that produces sewing data for obtaining needle drop points forming the embroidery pattern by a pattern of the needle thread appearing in the form of dot on a back of the work cloth by an embroidery sewing operation of the embroidery sewing machine, based on the dot pattern data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2005
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shoichi Taguchi, Mikitoshi Suzuki, Masahiro Mizuno, Yukiyoshi Muto, Akihiro Wakayama