Presser Bar Attached Patents (Class 112/151)
  • Patent number: 11098425
    Abstract: A sewing machine guiding tool includes a presser foot, a holder and a gauge. The presser foot includes a bottom wall and a rear support. The bottom wall is formed with a needle-passing hole and with a slit extending from the needle-passing hole to the front end of the bottom wall. The rear support is connected to the rear end of the bottom wall. The holder, attached to a presser bar of the sewing machine, holds the presser foot pivotally about a horizontal axis. The gauge, supported by the rear support to be slidable in parallel to the horizontal axis, includes a ruler plate and a guide portion. The ruler plate has a surface marked with a scale. The guide portion extends from the ruler plate. The ruler plate is disposed above the bottom wall with its surface inclined to become higher as proceeding rearward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: CLOVER MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nancy L. Zieman, Yuji Kawasaki, Chihiro Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 10851483
    Abstract: A sewing system serves for sewing seams which the multi-dimensionally in space. A needle-bar upper part of a sewing head is mounted so as to be pivotable in a driven manner about a needle-bar longitudinal axis. A gripper lower part is mounted so as to be pivotable in a driven manner, and in a manner synchronous with the needle-bar upper part, about the needle-bar longitudinal axis, in the sewing-head lower part. Motor components for driving the movement of a needle bar, for pivoting the needle-bar upper part, for driving a gripper in a manner synchronous with the needle bar and for pivoting the gripper lower part are disposed outside the needle-bar upper part and outside the gripper lower part. Parts to be sewn that are topographically non-uniform are also rendered accessible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: PFAFF Industriesysteme und Maschinen GmbH
    Inventors: Harald Kallenbach, Robert Keilmann
  • Patent number: 10259361
    Abstract: A method of forming a stitch in a motor vehicle seat cover piece, including a foam layer and a lining material defining the apparent surface of the cover, wherein a groove formed on molding of the cover piece defines the pattern of the stitch and is used as a guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: FAURECIA SIEGES D'AUTOMOBILE
    Inventors: Philippe Bourde, Didier Fouinat, Olivier Rigal, Fran├žois Mailliez
  • Patent number: 9834878
    Abstract: A needle bar case has a plurality of needle bars. As a main shaft is rotated by a main shaft motor (first drive source), the needle bars are driven in an up-down direction so that a sewing operation is carried out in a conventionally-known manner. Ascending/descending bars are supported on the needle bar case in corresponding relation to the needle bars, and each of the ascending/descending bars is driven in the up-down direction by a motor (second drive source). A cord guide member for guiding a cord material onto a workpiece is mounted to the lower end of any of the ascending/descending bars, in place of a conventional presser foot. Cord sewing or loop sewing of cord material can be performed selectively by changing an ascending/descending stroke of the ascending/descending bar. Thus, cord sewing and loop sewing of the chord material can be performed selectively with a simple construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: TOKAI KOGYO MISHIN KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinko Egami, Riquan Li, Makoto Ishizawa
  • Patent number: 9631306
    Abstract: A presser foot of a sewing machine includes: a presser main body that presses a cloth; a guide base provided to the presser main body so as to form a single unit, and configured to guide a ribbon to be sewn to the cloth; a right guide and a left guide configured as members that are provided such that they can be relatively moved with respect to the guide base, that guide a position of the ribbon in the width direction, and that are arranged symmetrically with a position at which a sewing needle moves in a vertical direction as a base position; and an adjustment screw, a right guide bush, and a left guide bush, configured as a linking portion that links the movements of the right guide and the left guide such that they are positioned symmetrically with respect to the base position at all times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Janome Sewing Machine Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Eiichi Shomura
  • Publication number: 20100212561
    Abstract: A sewing machine including a presser foot that presses a workpiece, a presser bar that has a lower end allowing detachable attachment of the presser foot; a presser bar vertically moving mechanism that moves the presser bar up and down; a presser bar driver that drives the presser bar vertically moving mechanism; a needle plate that has an upper surface for placing the workpiece; a projecting element that is detachably attached to the presser bar and that is driven up and down with the presser bar as the presser bar is driven up and down by the presser bar driver through the presser bar vertically moving mechanism to form embosses on the workpiece by downwardly pressing the workpiece; and a receiving section that is provided on the upper surface of the needle plate that opposes the projecting element to receive a tip of the projecting element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2010
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Akifumi Nakashima, Daisuke Ueda
  • Patent number: 6745711
    Abstract: A pressure foot for minimizing puckering or bunching of biasing fabric and a cloth item, garment or quilt when being sewn or finished. The pressure foot includes a laterally displaced inner foot displaced from the inner feed dog of the sewing machine and a bias guide between the inner and outer feet. The pressure foot is adapted to be used alone or in combination with a bias binder sewing aid that automatically folds the biasing fabric. The pressure foot and bias binder sewing aid form a kit for sewing biasing fabric to an unfinished edge of a cloth item, garment, quilt or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2004
    Inventor: John D. Martelli
  • Patent number: 5370071
    Abstract: A device for sewing together two plies of cloth with a lap seam. The device comprises a cloth guide that is disposed between a plurality of reciprocating needles and the front of a cutting knife. The guiding portion of the cloth guide extends substantially between the needles and the front edge of the cutting knife. A cloth guide for assuring a full lap of material when sewing a lap seam where the left ply is to be laid on top of the right ply is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 6, 1994
    Assignee: Union Special Corporation
    Inventor: Manfred Ackermann
  • Patent number: 5222450
    Abstract: A device for sewing together two plies of cloth with a lap seam. The device comprises a cloth guide that is disposed between a plurality of reciprocating needles and the front of a cutting knife. The guiding portion of the cloth guide extends substantially between the needles and the front edge of the cutting knife. A cloth guide for assuring a full lap of material when sewing a lap seam where the left ply is to be laid on top of the right ply is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1993
    Assignee: Union Special Corporation
    Inventor: Manfred Ackermann
  • Patent number: 5090344
    Abstract: A presser of a sewing machine including a body movable downward for pressing a cloth which includes one side edge, a rod laterally extended from the body, a bolt rotatably supported on the rod, and a guide including a back extended downward from one side of the guide for guiding the side edge of the cloth and a frame having a screw hole for threaded engagement with the bolt, so that the guide can be caused to move along a longitudinal direction of the rod and so that the back can be adjusted relative to the body by rotation of the bolt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 1991
    Date of Patent: February 25, 1992
    Inventor: Shui-Nu Wang
  • Patent number: 4928610
    Abstract: An apparatus for eliminating curls at the cut ends of fabric workpieces provides air tubes directed toward the curls so that air flow flattens the curls. The apparatus includes a device for generating air flow; a first tube connected to the device for generating air flow and having one end fixed to the presser foot of a sewing machine; a second tube connected to the device for generating air flow and having one end situated under the throat plate of a sewing machine; and a valve positioned between the device for generating air flow and the tubes. The first tube includes an opening facing the curls and a contact portion extending horizontally and overlapping the curled edge of the workpiece for contacting the curled edge when the presser foot is moved downwardly. The second tube includes an opening facing the curls. The pattern of air flow is switchable to one or both of the tubes depending on the configuration of the curls; that is, whether the fabric is outwardly curled or inwardly curled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 29, 1990
    Assignee: Juki Corporation
    Inventor: Hiromi Akutsu
  • Patent number: 4899677
    Abstract: The upper side of the sole plate in a sewing machine presser foot is formed with a transversely extending channel for the median portion of a guide which steers the needle during making of a row of stitches adjacent the edge of a marginal portion of a piece of fabric. To this end, the guide has two end portions which extend laterally beyond the respective sides of the sole plate and have downwardly bent tips one of which slides along the edge of a piece of fabric when the sewing machine is in use. The guide can be moved longitudinally to place its end portions at selected distances from the respective sides of the sole plate. A male detent member on the sole plate normally engages a selected graduation of a notched scale on the central portion of the guide to maintain the guide in a selected position. The tips of end portions of the guide are located at a level slightly above that of the underside of the sole plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 13, 1990
    Assignee: Fritz Gegauf Aktiengesellschaft Bernina-Nahmaschinenfabrik
    Inventors: Emmy Frey, Ernst Dreier
  • Patent number: 4829921
    Abstract: A presser foot for a sewing machine comprises a base section (1) through which are formed a needle hole (2) and a trimming knife slot (3) spaced away from the needle hole. A support (4) projects upwardly from the base section, and can be attached to a sewing machine. The lower surface of the base section is formed with a groove (7) extending from a leading edge of the base section between the needle hole and the trimming knife slot and parallel to that slot. A fulling rod (16) lies at least partially within the groove and extends along the groove from the leading section thereof to a point beyond the location of the trimming knife, the fulling rod being secured to the base section in such a way that unobstructed free space is left between the fulling rod and the wall of the groove. The arrangement allows automatic formation of a stepped-back edge between two stitched-together garment sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 16, 1989
    Inventor: Stephen A. Smith
  • Patent number: 4784073
    Abstract: In a sewing machine which stores stitch control signals in an electronic memory composed with a microcomputer, incorporated therein are a stitch selecting device, a blindstitching depth setting device and a blindstitching width setting device which are both independently set by operation of said stitch selecting device. When a blindstitching pattern is selected, said depth setting device and width setting device are made operative, and needle dropping left positions are set by said depth setting device, and right dropping positions or whole amplitudes are set by said width setting device, and they are input to the memory for forming the blindstitching patterns by the stitching control signal of the blindstitching pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 1986
    Date of Patent: November 15, 1988
    Assignee: Janome Sewing Machine Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Susumu Hanyu, Akio Koide
  • Patent number: 4669406
    Abstract: The present invention provides an apparatus for manufacturing an embroidered carpet. This apparatus is such that pile yarn is dipped into a substrate cloth with a hook device to form a surface of the carpet which comprises means for driving said hook device along a memorized pattern so as to efficiently manufacture an embroidered carpet with a varigated design which has heretofore been manufactured only manually.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1986
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1987
    Assignee: Sun Carpet Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Takashi Muroya
  • Patent number: 4625663
    Abstract: A work cutting attachment for use with a zigzag sewing machine having a reciprocatory needle bar, a presser bar and a feed dog. The attachment includes a base plate, a mounting mechanism for removably securing the base plate to the presser bar, an interlocking mechanism pivotally supported on the base plate and engageable with the needle bar for vertical swinging movement therewith, a movable and a fixed knife disposed generally behind the needle bar relative to the direction of work advancement, a guide member for guiding the fabric chip cut by the knives in a direction moving away from the work fabric to be sewn, and a presser foot disposed generally below the needle bar and cooperating with the feed dog to hold and feed the work fabric to be sewn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1986
    Date of Patent: December 2, 1986
    Inventor: Mikio Mori
  • Patent number: 4548145
    Abstract: A holder for detachably mounting a presser foot in a sewing machine. The holder consists of a holder body and a ruler rod mount. The holder has a longitudinal channel on its rear side for accommodating the ruler rod mount. This configuration is effective in allowing workers to assemble these parts easily and quickly with their fingers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 1984
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1985
    Assignee: Kohshin Seimitsu Kikai Kabushiki Gaisha
    Inventor: Tomonao Hirose
  • Patent number: 4532874
    Abstract: A hand stitching presser foot, for a zigzag sewing machine having a fabric feed direction and a presser foot holder, for forming a hem on a fabric, the presser foot consisting of a fabric presser member pivotally mounted to the presser foot holder and having one end, an elastic fabric presser portion and a cutout having an open edge extending in the fabric feed direction, the cutout forming a needle drop hole on an edge of the cutout opposite from the open edge, a fabric guide member disposed a distance from the presser foot holder, fixed to the fabric presser member at one end and adjacent to the open edge, the fabric guide member forming a fabric guide portion having a vertical face disposed substantially along the fabric feed direction for guiding the fabric in the fabric feed direction, and a thread guide member having a thread guide portion fixed to the fabric guide member and arranged so as to extend across the cutout in the region of the open edge, the elastic fabric presser portion being located betwe
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 1984
    Date of Patent: August 6, 1985
    Assignee: Janome Sewing Machine Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasukata Eguchi, Mikio Inamori
  • Patent number: 4526113
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing pantyhose by means of sewing machine using hose shaped leg parts comprises arranging the leg parts in a flattened side by side longitudinal relationship, cutting each leg part along an edge from the waist rim of its panty area up to a crotch leaving a remaining leg portion of each leg uncut so as to form upper and lower plies of each leg cut along their inner opposite edges, sewing the cut edges of the laterally adjacent plies together from the waist rim to the crotch to form a seam, deflecting the outer plies outwardly to overlie the remaining leg portions and continuing to sew the seam by sewing in the same direction the edge portions of the upper plies together. A sewing machine carrying out the invention includes a presser foot having a sole with a toe shaped front part which engages into each leg portion of the pantyhose to be formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1984
    Date of Patent: July 2, 1985
    Assignee: Pfaff Industriemaschinen GmbH
    Inventor: Werner Angele
  • Patent number: 4473019
    Abstract: For a hem stitching operation with a sewing machine having a needle vertically reciprocating and also laterally swingable, a hem stitching presser foot is detachably mounted to a lower end of a presser bar of the sewing machine. The presser foot includes a brush like element which confronts a needle dropping hole formed in a sole of the presser foot, a frictional contact between the needle and the brush like element is produced when the needle passes the outside of the fabric edge, without penetrating the fabric, to stitch a portion of hem stitches on the outside of the fabric edge. The brush like element may be secured to the sole of the presser foot, or alternatively to a fabric guide member for engaging and guiding the fabric edge. The brush may be projected in the fabric feeding direction or across the fabric feeding direction. A pin may be located just beneath the brush like element for constant placement thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 1982
    Date of Patent: September 25, 1984
    Assignee: Janome Sewing Machine Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Susumu Hanyu, Kazumasa Hara, Akio Koide, Mikio Koike
  • 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: 4321880
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a presser foot attachment adapted for use with a sewing machine for stitching an upper material to a base material and simultaneously trimming the edge of the base material along a line closely adjacent the row of stitches. The presser foot attachment includes a main section and an auxiliary section. The main section of the foot terminates just forward of the sewing machine needle so as to allow the juxtaposed edges of the upper and lower materials to be placed in close proximity to the needle at the onset of the sewing operation. The auxiliary section is movable between two positions and aids in guiding and separating the upper material over the base material and to the sewing station of the machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 1980
    Date of Patent: March 30, 1982
    Assignee: Union Special Corporation
    Inventor: Ronald J. Boser
  • Patent number: 4230056
    Abstract: A sewing machine with a thread cutting device, a pneumatic/automatic presser foot lifter and an air hose attached to the exhaust of the presser foot lift cylinder or its solenoid valve, the air hose directing the air flow to an air jet tube attached to the presser foot shaft behind the needle by a special holder with a single screw simultaneously holding the presser foot to the presser bar lifter. The presser foot lift cylinder and a solenoid valve connected thereto are mounted as a compact unit on a plate, with a piston of the lifting cylinder operatively disposed adjacent to a lifting angle bracket, the latter being connected to the lifting linkage inside the sewing machine. When the solenoid and lifting cylinder are released to lower the presser foot, the exhaust air from the cylinder is forced through the air jet tube up to its open end held by the holder for blowing the thread end above the presser foot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 1978
    Date of Patent: October 28, 1980
    Assignee: Glen Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Irving H. Steinbach
  • Patent number: 4159001
    Abstract: A presser foot for a concealed slide fastener has a sole plate slidably supported on a stem, the sole plate having in its sole a pair of guide grooves extending along the length thereof. A first needle hole in the sole plate is located between the guide grooves and a second needle hole therein is located at one side of the sole plate. The sole is divided by the guide grooves into two portions, one of which is wider than the other, the second needle hole being provided in the wider sole portion. A throat plate of a sewing machine has a third needle hole and a pair of spaced slots one on each side of the third needle hole, the slots receiving a pair of feed dogs, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 1977
    Date of Patent: June 26, 1979
    Assignee: Yoshida Kogyo K K
    Inventor: Hisashi Doori
  • Patent number: 4120253
    Abstract: A tubular loop forming tool for sewing machines replaces the normal presser foot attached to the sewing machine presser bar, thereby providing the function of the presser foot and also serving as a gauge to control the size of a tubular loop being sewn from fabric material, the gauge preferably being adjustable so various size tubular loops may be formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1977
    Date of Patent: October 17, 1978
    Inventor: Thomas O. Blair
  • Patent number: 3949689
    Abstract: In a preferred embodiment there is provided a plate having paired side by side parallel grooves therein for mounting vertically on a rearward face of a sewing machine structure above and behind the fork-carrying foot, the grooves extending vertically, with a laterally extending horizontal track structure carrying a track structure axial shaft axially adjustable within the track and there being an upwardly and downwardly pivotable arm mounted pivotably on the laterally extending axial shaft and having on a lower distal end of the pivotable arm a revolvable flat faced wheel rotatable in a horizontal flange closely adjacent to a side lateral face of the forks of the foot and extending slightly below the bottom face of the forks such that as fabric is fed along the platen plate beneath the forks the flat face of the revolvable wheel serves to guide the edge of the fabric assuring a consistent predetermined spacing of the stitching from the edge of the fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 1974
    Date of Patent: April 13, 1976
    Inventors: William Galya, Jack E. Shuffield