Braiders And Corders Patents (Class 112/139)
  • Patent number: 10526747
    Abstract: A cutting guide having a seam allowance recess and methods of cutting a piece of material with such cutting guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: USAUS Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Janna Lee Thomas, Paul Roger Thomas
  • Patent number: 10023983
    Abstract: A sewing machine presser foot includes: a presser foot body including an attachment portion attached to a presser bar of a sewing machine, a supporting portion extending downward from the attachment portion , and a pressing portion in which, at a lower end of the supporting portion, a needle guiding hole having a string guiding groove for guiding a string is formed; and a cover member including a groove covering portion that crosses and covers the string guiding groove of the pressing portion, a supporting plate portion formed along the supporting portion continuously from the groove covering portion, and an attachment portion formed at an end of the supporting plate portion so as to be attached to the presser foot body. A right-side portion of the supporting plate portion of the cover member is fixed to the presser foot body A by the attachment portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: JANOME SEWING MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Mizuki Okada
  • Patent number: 9863074
    Abstract: A cord guide device that is attached to a guide attachment rod of a sewing machine body, the cord guide device including a disc-shaped cord guide in which a needle hole through which a sewing needle passes is provided in a center and in which a guide hole through which a piece of cord or the like passes is provided, the guide hole being positioned eccentrically with respect to the needle hole; a guide support board that supports an underside of the cord guide; a pressing holder that, by being connected to the guide support board, restricts an upper surface of the cord guide and holds the cord guide such that the cord guide is rotatable about the needle hole; and a rotation mechanism that rotates the cord guide according to a movement of a piece of cloth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: JANOME SEWING MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Makoto Nakajima
  • Patent number: 8919271
    Abstract: The invention relates to a guiding device for guiding an oblong intermediate element while joining at least two decorative elements by means of this intermediate element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Faurecia Innenraum Systeme GmbH
    Inventor: Thomas Penisch
  • Publication number: 20090235854
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus on an embroidering/stitching machine or sewing machine for applying at least one additional band-like material which can be fed to a needle by means of a feeding device, wherein a cutting device is arranged on the feeding device (4), wherein the feeding device (4) can be rotated together with the cutting device around the axis of the needle (6) by means of a drive and the cutting device is driven or can be driven by means of the drive of the presser (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2007
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Applicant: ZSK Stickmaschinen GmbH
    Inventors: Hans-J├╝rgen Heinrich, Rene Spandler, Thomas Wolters, Bjorn Martin, Walter Biegelbauer
  • Patent number: 7278363
    Abstract: A seam for use in joining material. The seam having a joint sew line connecting a first and second material. The seam having a cord arranged adjacent to the joint sew line. A stitch line is located adjacent to the cord, wherein the cord forms a predetermined shaped hump on an outer surface of the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2007
    Assignee: Irvin Automotive Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph P. Wieczorek, William Collier
  • Patent number: 7134399
    Abstract: A device is taught for holding a sew cord or corded piping while it is cut and for manufacturing sew cord with a desired seam allowance. The device incorporates an adjustable seam allowance by providing notches cut for holding the sew cord after or during stitching and during the cutting of the seam allowance. Various methods of adjusting the length of the seam and automating the process include having variable distance cuts, having a reduced side for tracking a cutting blade incorporating the device into a presser and incorporating a cutting blade in the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2006
    Inventor: Alma J. Gulsby
  • Patent number: 6973886
    Abstract: A bedding foundation is manufactured with a cover having a welt cord extending upwardly to create a seal when a mattress is placed on the foundation. The cover is made using a two stage process. During the first stage a sewing machine is used to join a welt cord to a web of border material. In the second stage a second sewing machine sews a piece of non-skid decking to the border assembly. Fullness may be incorporated into the border material to enable the cover to fit around the corners of the bedding foundation with the welt cord being spaced inwardly from the perimeter of the foundation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2005
    Inventor: Steven Marcangelo
  • Patent number: 6165046
    Abstract: The use of a left and right-turning folding tool in the sewing of underwires providing support for a brassiere left and right cup, in which the starting end of the underwires are alternately sewn starting in the middle of the brassiere, i.e. at the location of the user's cleavage, so that by visual observation, the underwire starting ends are sewn at the same height to contribute to a neat appearance in this critical observed location of the brassiere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2000
    Inventor: Ronald Boser
  • Patent number: 5540167
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a sealable cloth pouch having an opening on one side and consisting of two cloth parts to be sewn together uses several piping segments corresponding in number and length essentially to the edges of the cloth pouch which is to be stitched. The seams of the cloth pouch runs substantially linearly along the edges of the pouch into the corners thereof but not around the corners. The piping segments overlap each other in the corner areas to create substantially rounded edges. The apparatus for manufacturing the cloth pouch includes a device to feed the cloth parts together, a device to insert the various piping segments, a device to stitch the piping segments and a device to create an incision to facilitate overlapping the piping segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 30, 1996
    Assignee: TEXPA-ARBTER Maschinenbaugesellschaft mbH
    Inventors: Karl Mussig, Martin Schnaus
  • Patent number: 5400729
    Abstract: A sewing apparatus combines an elastic band with a non-elastic draw cord to form a composite band. The apparatus includes a sewing machine for sewing the draw cord to one surface of the elastic band. The sewing machine forms a plurality of stitches that collectively define a longitudinally extending channel encasing the draw cord. The elastic band is fed through the sewing machine by a set of feed rollers disposed upstream from the sewing machine and a set of draw rollers disposed downstream of the sewing machine. The draw rollers are operated at a higher feed rate than the feed rollers to stretch a segment of the elastic band as it passes through the sewing machine. The draw cord is fed through the sewing machine in side-by-side relationship with the elastic band and is secured to the band while the band is in a stretched condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 28, 1995
    Inventor: Don E. Bryant
  • Patent number: 5226379
    Abstract: A process for edging a fabric which includes the steps of rolling the edge of the fabric loosely and then sewing the rolled edge with a tight zig-zag stitch which overlaps the outer fold of the rolled edge. In one arrangement, the zig-zag stitch is wider than the rolled portion and completely crosses over the rolled edge. A stiffener is added in one arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 13, 1993
    Inventor: Sharon L. Everett
  • Patent number: 5080029
    Abstract: This invention relates to decorative ribbons, and to methods and machines for making them. More specifically, the invention relates to fabric ribbons that are edged with wire and trimmed with an overlay of decorative thread.According to the invention, a run of fabric ribbon is simultaneously edged with wire and tightly bound with a binding filament (such as monofilament) and a trim filament (such as decorative thread). This is done in a single operation. The result is a unique ribbon construction, which has many desirable properties. The new ribbons are flexible, but will retain their shape when bent, twisted or tied into a desired configuration. They are elegantly simple in design and provide a novel streamlined finished product with components that are firmly bound together. The ribbons provide an improved edge and trimming where the wire meets the fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 14, 1992
    Inventors: Kurt D. Salomon, Jiro Salazar, Lillian P. Sturm
  • Patent number: 4903622
    Abstract: Apparatus for guiding and braking elastic or nonelastic bands during sewing to pieces of fabric has an elongated flat housing of rectangular cross-sectional outline with a transversely extending channel for a band. The housing is separably affixed to the table of a household sewing machine and contains a reciprocable slide which can alter the effective width of the channel. The slide is installed at one side of the channel, and the housing supports an adjustable fabric guide at the other side of the channel. A plate-like biasing member is installed in the channel at a level above the band, and the biasing member can be moved up or down by a screw having a knurled head so as to select the force with which the underside of the biasing member bears against the upper side of the band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 27, 1990
    Assignee: Fritz Gegauf Aktiengesellschaft Bernina-Nahmaschinenfabrik
    Inventors: Emmy Frey, Ernst Dreier
  • Patent number: 4703705
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed for feeding and securing a fabric tape enclosing a wire to a sheet of fabric, such as a mattress pad, along a predetermined circuitous path. The pad is supported in a generally planar configuration and is movable through a plane under the needle of a sewing head so that the needle traverses the circuitous path on the pad. The tape and enclosed wire are supplied to a guide rotatably mounted on the sewing head for guiding the tape and enclosed wire onto the pad towards the needle from locations circumferentially disposed about a vertical axis of the needle. Provision is made for moving the guide about the sewing head as the pad moves in the circuitous path under the needle so that the tape and enclosed wire move towards the needle generally along the circuitous path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1986
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1987
    Assignee: Tex-nology Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert T. Wiley
  • Patent number: 4372230
    Abstract: A sewing machine presser foot having a labyrinth like passageway for freely guiding a cord to the sewing area of the machine in a manner preventing the self unthreading of the cord.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 1981
    Date of Patent: February 8, 1983
    Assignee: Union Special G.m.b.H.
    Inventor: Heinrich K. Ciecior
  • Patent number: 4155317
    Abstract: A method for sewing together fabric pieces which comprises the steps of sewing elastic cord-like core material such as polyethylene cord along the edge portions of two or more fabric pieces, automatically engaging the edge portions of the fabric pieces with each other by guiding the sewn core material, and sewing together the engaged edge portions to render an assembly of fabric pieces adapted for use as a cover; and a machine for sewing together fabric pieces which is provided with a core material-guiding mechanism for clamping core materials previously sewn to the edge portions of two or more fabric pieces being sewn together, thereby engaging the edge portions with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 1977
    Date of Patent: May 22, 1979
    Assignee: France Bed Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Fumitake Enomoto