Setting And Threading Attachments Patents (Class 112/225)
  • Patent number: 10626534
    Abstract: A sewing machine includes at least one needle bar, a threading motor, a threading mechanism, a processor, and a memory. The threading mechanism is configured to pass an upper thread through an eye of a sewing needle. The memory is configured to store computer-readable instructions that, when executed by the processor, instruct the processor to perform processes. The processes include making one of a setting that prohibits operation of the threading mechanism and a setting that does not prohibit the operation of the threading mechanism. The processes include switching the operation of the threading mechanism by prohibiting the operation of the threading mechanism in a case where the setting that prohibits the operation of the threading mechanism is made, and permitting the operation of the threading mechanism in a case where the setting that does not prohibit the operation of the threading mechanism is made.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mika Matsushima, Tsuneo Okuyama, Aki Yokoyama
  • Patent number: 10472754
    Abstract: A sewing machine threading device includes: hermetic lips capable of making hermetic contact with a peripheral band-ring-shaped region of needles surrounding thread exits of needle eye, and which further includes a peripheral band-ring-shaped pad which surrounds suction port holes which draw in air from the thread exits of the needle eyes; a needle thread suction conduit pipe connected to the suction port holes; a position switching mechanism which moves the hermetic lips to a threading position such that the hermetic lips are in contact with the needle with the suction port holes being aligned with the thread exits, and, when forming a stitch, retracts the hermetic lips from the needle and moves said hermetic lips to a standby position; and a pump which takes in one end of the thread to be inserted into thread entrances of the needle eyes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: SUZUKI MANUFACTURING, LTD.
    Inventors: Tohru Sakuma, Mitsuharu Suzuki, Shigenori Kudo, Mitsuru Satou
  • Patent number: 10443169
    Abstract: A sewing machine includes a threading mechanism, a holding member, and a movement mechanism. The threading mechanism is configured to move a hook between a standby position and an operative position. The holding member includes a cutting blade and a clamping portion. The cutting blade is configured to cut an upper thread. The clamping portion is configured to clamp and hold a thread end of the cut upper thread. The movement mechanism is configured to move the holding member to a first position and a second position. The first direction is a direction from the standby position to the operative position. The second position is a position on a second direction side with respect to the first position. The second direction is a direction opposite to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Daisuke Ueda, Mitsuhiro Iida, Takahira Osamura
  • Patent number: 10344412
    Abstract: A threading device of a sewing machine includes: a needle bar which is supported on a sewing machine body so as to be slidable in an up-down direction and to a distal end of which a needle having a needle hole is attached; a threading shaft member which is movably supported on the sewing machine body in parallel to the needle bar; a guiding member provided at a lower end of the threading shaft member so as to guide a thread to the needle hole; and an air supplying member that supplies air to the guiding member. The guiding member includes: a guiding path portion of which the path width gradually narrows toward the needle hole such that the air supplied from the air supplying member is guided toward the needle hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: JANOME SEWING MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Ebata, Masashi Ninomiya
  • Patent number: 9879367
    Abstract: In a sewing machine equipped with a needle threading device, a thread holding tool includes: a thread holding surface part that guides and holds a thread; a thread pressing member that presses and sandwiches together with the thread holding surface part the thread; and a thread detachment preventing part that is provided to cross the thread which is sandwiched between the thread pressing member and the thread holding surface part. When passing the thread through the needle hole, a thread detachment preventing part regulates the thread so that the thread, which is sandwiched between the thread holding surface part and the thread pressing member of the thread holding tool, passes in a predetermined direction without deviating from a thread holding state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: JANOME SEWING MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Osanai, Masatoshi Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 9290872
    Abstract: A gas carrying threading device includes a clutch for transmitting power from a sewing machine motor to a drive shaft that drives a stitch forming device at the time of stitch formation or to a gas supply pump at the time of looper threading, a looper threading/stitch forming changeover mechanism for changing over the clutch so that transmission of power to the stitch forming device is interrupted and the power is transmitted to the gas supply pump at the time of the looper threading and the power is transmitted to the stitch forming device and the transmission of the power to the gas supply pump is interrupted at the time of stitch formation, and a changeover prohibition mechanism for prohibiting abnormal changeover to a stitch forming state of the looper threading/stitch forming changeover mechanism during the gas supply operation of the gas supply pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: SUZUKI MANUFACTURING, LTD.
    Inventor: Masato Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 9212439
    Abstract: Provided is a threader for an overlock machine that allows the whole machine to be made compact and allows an operator to carry out threading reliably with one hand. The threader comprises: a threading shaft that moves vertically and is supported rotatably, with a shaft core being taken as a central axis; a threading hook that is fixed to the lower end of the threading shaft and that includes a hook part that can be inserted into the needle eye of a sewing needle and a first guide part that guides the hook part to the needle eye; and a thread guide member that guides a needle thread to the hook part in the vicinity of the descent limit point of the threading shaft. The threading hook is rotated by a predetermined angle so that the hook part is inserted into the needle eye of the sewing needle in the vicinity of the descent limit point of the threading shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Jaguar International Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshikazu Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9085841
    Abstract: A needle threading device is disclosed which comprises a first mechanism having a hole for receiving a needle and a slit for receiving a thread, a second mechanism having a threader pin and pivotally supported by the first mechanism so as to be pivotable between a first position and a second position different from the first position, the threader pin enabling the thread to pass through an eye of the needle when the second mechanism is pivoted to the second position from the first position, a first biasing member urging the second mechanism to the first position, an operating member causing the second mechanism to be pivoted to the second position against an action of the first biasing member, and a second biasing member urging the operating member and the second mechanism in a direction in which they are spaced away from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignees: KOTOBUKI & CO., LTD., WESTEK INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshio Noguchi, Tomoaki Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9032889
    Abstract: A sewing apparatus and method therefor includes a drive mechanism, a thread feed mechanism, and a needle engagement mechanism for engaging the thread feed mechanism. The drive mechanism comprises a drive motor configured to transmit power from the drive motor to the needle engagement mechanism such that it drives a needle within a cartridge without moving the entire cartridge. A method and sewing apparatus includes a plurality of thread feed mechanisms and a needle engagement mechanism for selecting and engaging each of the thread feed mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: BROTHER INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Thomas Andrew Payne
  • Publication number: 20150013582
    Abstract: A needle threader includes a needle bar supporter to which a needle bar holding a needle with a needle hole is attached, a threader shaft supported in a movable manner in a vertical direction and in a rotatable manner, a thread holding mechanism and a threader mechanism which is held by the threader shaft and which comprises a threader hook. The threader hook includes a capturing portion that captures the thread at a tip part of the capturing portion. The capturing portion includes a thread pathway and a thread capturing space. A width of a part where the thread pathway becomes the narrowest is formed so as to be narrower than a width of the thread capturing space. The thread enters or leaves the thread pathway in a tensioned condition, and the width of the part where the thread pathway becomes the narrowest is formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: JANOME SEWING MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro OSANAI, Yasuhiko KOMIYA
  • Publication number: 20140366787
    Abstract: A thread hooking device for a hemming device of a sewing machine is provided with a swing arm driven to move by a drive shaft. The first hook is formed with a guide portion on which being slidably mounted a thread hooking member 40 located at a second end of the guide portion. The thread hooking member is formed a thread hooking portion, the thread is inserted into the thread groove via the thread hooking portion and then extends out of the thread hole. The thread guiding member moves from the second end of the guide portion to the first end of the guide portion, when the thread hooking is aligned to the first end of the guide portion, the thread is inserted through the thread hole, moving the thread hooking member to the second end of the guide portion makes the thread insert in the thread groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventor: Hsien-Chang TSENG
  • Publication number: 20140290549
    Abstract: A sewing machine includes a needle bar, a presser bar, a threading device, a processor, and a memory. The needle bar is configured such that a sewing needle is attached thereto. The presser bar is configured such that an accessory device is mounted thereon. The threading device is configured to perform a threading operation in which an upper thread is passed through an eye of the sewing needle attached to the needle bar. The memory is configured to store computer-readable instructions. The computer-readable instructions cause the processor to perform processes that include determining whether a mounted device is a specific accessory device and causing the threading device to perform the threading operation in a case where it is determined that the mounted device is the specific accessory device and a specific condition is satisfied. The mounted device is an accessory device mounted on the presser bar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Harumi KATO, Midori MAGARA
  • Publication number: 20140190383
    Abstract: When performing the threading to the looper by one-touch operation, the abnormal changeover to the stitch forming state of the looper threading/stitch forming changeover mechanism during the gas supply operation of the gas supply pump is prohibited.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: SUZUKI MANUFACTURING, LTD.
    Inventor: Masato Ishikawa
  • Publication number: 20130152837
    Abstract: A needle threading device is disclosed which comprises a first mechanism having a hole for receiving a needle and a slit for receiving a thread, a second mechanism having a threader pin and pivotally supported by the first mechanism so as to be pivotable between a first position and a second position different from the first position, the threader pin enabling the thread to pass through an eye of the needle when the second mechanism is pivoted to the second position from the first position, a first biasing member urging the second mechanism to the first position, an operating member causing the second mechanism to be pivoted to the second position against an action of the first biasing member, and a second biasing member urging the operating member and the second mechanism in a direction in which they are spaced away from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicants: WESTEK INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION, KOTOBUKI & CO., LTD.
    Inventors: KOTOBUKI & CO., LTD., WESTEK INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
  • Publication number: 20130068145
    Abstract: A sewing machine includes a thread holding device disposed downstream of a thread take-up lever and upstream of a needle bar in terms of a threading path of a needle thread, and including a fixed first disc and a movable second disc movable by an electromechanical unit between holding and releasing positions to be closer to and remote from the first disc, respectively. The first and second discs respectively have first and second holding surfaces cooperatively defining a thread holding clearance to permit passage of the needle thread therethrough. The needle thread can be clamped in the thread holding clearance so as to prevent the needle thread being pulled out of the needle during a thread cutting procedure. A required amount of the needle thread remaining on the needle can be secured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: ZENG HSING INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shui-Chun Tseng, Hsueh-Hua Liu, Rick Cho
  • Patent number: 8215249
    Abstract: A sewing machine having a threading path defined at a sewing machine head and being engaged with a needle thread to guide the needle thread in threading a sewing needle; a thread holder provided on the threading path and that includes a thread holding plate receiving the needle thread being introduced from outer to inner peripheral side of the thread holder to clamp the needle thread; a thread cutter provided on a faceplate covering the head and that cuts off a needle thread tip sequentially engaged with the threading path; a threader unit that passes the needle thread through a needle eye; and a passage resistance applier provided downstream relative to the thread holder and upstream relative to the thread cutter and that applies a predetermined amount of resistance on the needle thread passing therethrough to introduce the needle thread to the inner peripheral side of the needle holding plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shinya Fujihara
  • Patent number: 8201508
    Abstract: The present invention provides a needle thread feeding device for a multi-needle embroidery sewing machine which includes a drive roller having a length that extends across the plurality of needle threads, a needle thread guide mechanism that arranges the needle threads side by side in an axial direction of the drive roller and guides the needle threads, a pressure roller that presses the selected needle thread onto the drive roller, and a thread distributing mechanism that relatively moves the needle thread guide mechanism and the pressure roller in the axial direction of the drive roller in synchronization with movement of the sewing machine head. The thread distributing mechanism interposes the selected needle thread between the drive roller and the pressure roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushikikaisha Barudan
    Inventors: Masashi Asai, Eikichi Yanagiya, Shinichi Mizuno
  • Patent number: 8100068
    Abstract: The present invention provides a threader of a sewing machine in which the entire head portion can be made compact and the operator can perform threading work with one hand. The threader comprises: a threading shaft approaching a needle bar for moving a supporting sewing needle vertically; a threading hook for moving a hook portion in and out of a needle hole; a positioning member for regulating a lowermost position of the threading shaft to a position where the height of the hook portion matches that of the needle hole; a first rotary mechanism for rotating by a predetermined angle near the lowermost point of the threading shaft so that the hook portion is inserted into the needle hole of the sewing needle; and a thread-guiding member for guiding the top thread to the hook portion at a near lowermost point of the threading shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Jaguar International Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshikazu Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8087366
    Abstract: A needle threader for a sewing machine includes a threading mechanism including a threading hook mounted on a lower end of a threading shaft and a thread guide member. The threading hook and the thread guide member are movable among a thread guide preparation position where the threading hook and the thread guide member are located near a height position of a needle clamp, a threading operation position where a threading operation is carried out with the threading hook being level with an eye of a needle, and a retreat position which is located above the thread guide preparation position and to which the threading hook and the thread guide member are retreated. A vertical moving mechanism moves the threading shaft vertically so that the threading mechanism is moved among the thread guide preparation position, the threading operation position and the retreat position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shinya Fujihara
  • Patent number: 8028634
    Abstract: A threading device of a sewing machine is provided. The threading device includes a threading hook which moves forward to penetrate through an eye of a needle to capture a thread and which moves backward to insert the thread into the eye, a threading shaft which holds the threading hook at a lower end thereof, a threading movement input mechanism from which an operation for causing the threading hook to carry out a threading movement is input, an up-and-down member which moves, in accordance with the operation to the threading movement input mechanism, in up and down directions to rotate the threading shaft, a thread holding mechanism which holds the thread to be inserted into the needle, and a thread releasing mechanism which releases the thread that is held by the thread holding mechanism. The thread releasing mechanism releases the thread when the threading hook is moving backward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Juki Corporation
    Inventor: Takanao Miyoshi
  • Patent number: 7918171
    Abstract: A threading device of a sewing machine is provided. The threading device includes a threading hook which moves forward to enter an eye of a needle to catch a needle thread, and moves rearward with the needle thread being caught to insert the needle thread through the eye, a threading shaft which holds the threading hook, an operating member which is operated to move the threading shaft, a threading operation mechanism which transmits the movement of the threading shaft to the threading hook to move the threading hook back and forth, and a restricting device which makes the threading operation mechanism inoperable when the spreader mechanism is attached to the sewing machine main body, and makes the threading operation mechanism operable when the spreader mechanism is detached from the sewing machine main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: Juki Corporation
    Inventor: Takanao Miyoshi
  • Patent number: 7905188
    Abstract: A threading device of a sewing machine having a plurality of needles is provided. The threading device is configured to insert a thread through an eye of any one of the needles. The threading device includes a threading hook which moves forward to enter the eye of one of the needles and moves backward to catch and insert the thread through the eye, a threading mechanism which moves the threading hook to insert the thread, a selecting portion operable to select, among the plurality of needles, a needle through which the thread is to be inserted, a positioning mechanism which moves the threading hook to a position corresponding to the needle selected by operating the selecting portion, and a selected needle indicating device which distinguishably indicates the needle with respect to which the threading hook has been positioned by operating the selecting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: Juki Corporation
    Inventor: Takanao Miyoshi
  • Publication number: 20100319598
    Abstract: A sewing machine includes upper and lower beams. A thread hooking mechanism is mounted in the lower beam. A needle plate base is mounted to an end of the lower beam. A transmission shaft rotatably extends in the lower beam and has an end extending into the needle plate base. The transmission shaft can be driven by a power source. A driving device is mounted to the end of the lower beam and includes a transmission shaft rotatably received in the needle base plate, a transmission gear fixed on the end of the transmission shaft, a driven shaft rotatably received in the needle base plate and having an end coupled to the thread hooking mechanism, and a driven gear fixed on the driven shaft and connected to the transmission gear, with the driven shaft and the thread hooking mechanism rotating at a speed higher than the transmission shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Inventor: Hsien-Chin Chang
  • Publication number: 20100206206
    Abstract: The present invention provides a detachable threader, which permits an upper holder block to be connected separately with a brake and a base; and the brake is linked with a propeller; a threading sheet is fixed on the propeller; with the orientation pin and restoring spring on the base, the upper holder block can be controlled in a manner to make the threading sheet move freely in the threading groove of the needle stand; additionally, a V-shaped groove is arranged at the bottom of the adapting hole; after the needle is inserted into the adapting hole, it can align automatically the needle hole with the threading groove; moreover, the base is linked with the detachable pedestal, wherein the inner space with an oblique surface is used to accommodate the needle and stitch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2009
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Inventor: Pi-Chao Chang
  • Publication number: 20100126397
    Abstract: A sewing machine having a threading path defined at a sewing machine head and being engaged with a needle thread to guide the needle thread in threading a sewing needle; a thread holder provided on the threading path and that includes a thread holding plate receiving the needle thread being introduced from outer to inner peripheral side of the thread holder to clamp the needle thread; a thread cutter provided on a faceplate covering the head and that cuts off a needle thread tip sequentially engaged with the threading path; a threader unit that passes the needle thread through a needle eye; and a passage resistance applier provided downstream relative to the thread holder and upstream relative to the thread cutter and that applies a predetermined amount of resistance on the needle thread passing therethrough to introduce the needle thread to the inner peripheral side of the needle holding plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shinya Fujihara
  • Publication number: 20100071603
    Abstract: A threading device of a sewing machine is provided. The threading device includes a threading hook which moves forward to penetrate through an eye of a needle to capture a thread and which moves backward to insert the thread into the eye, a threading shaft which holds the threading hook at a lower end thereof, a threading movement input mechanism from which an operation for causing the threading hook to carry out a threading movement is input, an up-and-down member which moves, in accordance with the operation to the threading movement input mechanism, in up and down directions to rotate the threading shaft, a thread holding mechanism which holds the thread to be inserted into the needle, and a thread releasing mechanism which releases the thread that is held by the thread holding mechanism. The thread releasing mechanism releases the thread when the threading hook is moving backward.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2009
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Applicant: JUKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takanao Miyoshi
  • Publication number: 20100043686
    Abstract: The present invention provides a threader of a sewing machine in which the entire head portion can be made compact and the operator can perform threading work with one hand. The threader comprises: a threading shaft approaching a needle bar for moving a supporting sewing needle vertically; a threading hook for moving a hook portion in and out of a needle hole; a positioning member for regulating a lowermost position of the threading shaft to a position where the height of the hook portion matches that of the needle hole; a first rotary mechanism for rotating by a predetermined angle near the lowermost point of the threading shaft so that the hook portion is inserted into the needle hole of the sewing needle; and a thread-guiding member for guiding the top thread to the hook portion at a near lowermost point of the threading shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2007
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Inventor: Yoshikazu Suzuki
  • Patent number: 7654210
    Abstract: A threading device of a sewing machine includes a thread inserting base formed with a thread path hole having a thread inserting port opened toward an outer side of a sewing machine frame, and further formed with an air path hole which joins the thread path hole in the vicinity of the thread inserting port, an air supply device coupled to the air path hole to supply compressed air, and illuminating means provided on the sewing machine frame to irradiate a joining portion of the thread path hole and the air path hole. The thread inserting base includes a transparent member through which at least the joining portion of the thread path hole and the air path hole can be visually recognized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: Juki Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuya Sadasue
  • Publication number: 20090301368
    Abstract: The present invention provides a needle thread feeding device for a multi-needle embroidery sewing machine which includes a drive roller having a length that extends across the plurality of needle threads, a needle thread guide mechanism that arranges the needle threads side by side in an axial direction of the drive roller and guides the needle threads, a pressure roller that presses the selected needle thread onto the drive roller, and a thread distributing mechanism that relatively moves the needle thread guide mechanism and the pressure roller in the axial direction of the drive roller in synchronization with movement of the sewing machine head. The thread distributing mechanism interposes the selected needle thread between the drive roller and the pressure roller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2009
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Applicant: KABUSHIKIKAISHA BARUDAN
    Inventors: Masashi Asai, Eikichi Yanagiya, Shinichi Mizuno
  • Patent number: 7568440
    Abstract: A threading device includes a threading shaft holding a threading hook, a threading operation inputting mechanism from which a back-and-forth movement is given to the threading hook, a first supporting mechanism movably supporting the threading shaft in an X-axis direction, a second supporting mechanism movably supporting the threading shaft in a Y-axis direction, and a positioning mechanism which, when a movement operating portion is operated, moves the threading shaft along a path corresponding to an arrangement of each of the needles. The positioning mechanism includes a first cam mechanism which moves the threading shaft in the X-axis direction, and a second cam mechanism which moves the threading shaft in the second direction. The threading shaft is sequentially moved to positions corresponding to the arrangement of each of the needles in the horizontal directions in accordance with the operation of the movement operating portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Assignee: Juki Corporation
    Inventor: Takanao Miyoshi
  • Publication number: 20090183663
    Abstract: A needle threader for a sewing machine includes a threading mechanism including a threading hook mounted on a lower end of a threading shaft and a thread guide member. The threading hook and the thread guide member are movable among a thread guide preparation position where the threading hook and the thread guide member are located near a height position of a needle clamp, a threading operation position where a threading operation is carried out with the threading hook being level with an eye of a needle, and a retreat position which is located above the thread guide preparation position and to which the threading hook and the thread guide member are retreated. A vertical moving mechanism moves the threading shaft vertically so that the threading mechanism is moved between the thread guide preparation position and the threading operation position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2009
    Publication date: July 23, 2009
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shinya Fujihara
  • Publication number: 20090064914
    Abstract: A threading device of a sewing machine is provided. The threading device includes a threading hook which moves forward to enter an eye of a needle to catch a needle thread, and moves rearward with the needle thread being caught to insert the needle thread through the eye, a threading shaft which holds the threading hook, an operating member which is operated to move the threading shaft, a threading operation mechanism which transmits the movement of the threading shaft to the threading hook to move the threading hook back and forth, and a restricting device which makes the threading operation mechanism inoperable when the spreader mechanism is attached to the sewing machine main body, and makes the threading operation mechanism operable when the spreader mechanism is detached from the sewing machine main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2008
    Publication date: March 12, 2009
    Applicant: JUKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takanao MIYOSHI
  • Patent number: 7478606
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sewing machine comprising a needle bar mounted with a needle reciprocating within a predetermined sewing work section, and a needle bar driver to drive the needle bar to reciprocate, the sewing machine further comprising a lifting unit to lift up and down the needle bar to make the needle get out of the sewing work section and reach a predetermined auxiliary work position; and a lifting driver driving the lifting unit to be lifted up and down. Thus, the present invention provides a sewing machine capable of decreasing work inconvenience and enhancing work efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2009
    Assignee: Inbro Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ham-Kyu Park, Il-Gyu Park
  • Publication number: 20090013912
    Abstract: A threading device of a sewing machine having a plurality of needles is provided. The threading device is configured to insert a thread through an eye of any one of the needles. The threading device includes a threading hook which moves forward to enter the eye of one of the needles and moves backward to catch and insert the thread through the eye, a threading mechanism which moves the threading hook to insert the thread, a selecting portion operable to select, among the plurality of needles, a needle through which the thread is to be inserted, a positioning mechanism which moves the threading hook to a position corresponding to the needle selected by operating the selecting portion, and a selected needle indicating device which distinguishably indicates the needle with respect to which the threading hook has been positioned by operating the selecting portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2008
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Applicant: JUKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takanao MIYOSHI
  • Publication number: 20080308027
    Abstract: A lower end of a thread guide lever, which is rockably attached to a lower looper and supports a thread pipe, and an air ejecting unit, which faces a thread inserting hole of the thread pipe and ejects air toward the thread inserting hole, are coupled via a coupling member so that they are interlocked with each other. The coupling member is moved such that a discharging port of an air nozzle is positioned at an ejecting position close to the thread inserting hole when a thread discharging hole is positioned at a threading position which is coincident with a thread hole of a lower looper, and such that the air nozzle is moved to a standby position when the thread discharging hole is moved to a retreating position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2007
    Publication date: December 18, 2008
    Inventor: Kazuya Sadasue
  • Publication number: 20080282952
    Abstract: A threading device includes a threading shaft holding a threading hook, a threading operation inputting mechanism from which a back-and-forth movement is given to the threading hook, a first supporting mechanism movably supporting the threading shaft in an X-axis direction, a second supporting mechanism movably supporting the threading shaft in a Y-axis direction, and a positioning mechanism which, when a movement operating portion is operated, moves the threading shaft along a path corresponding to an arrangement of each of the needles. The positioning mechanism includes a first cam mechanism which moves the threading shaft in the X-axis direction, and a second cam mechanism which moves the threading shaft in the second direction. The threading shaft is sequentially moved to positions corresponding to the arrangement of each of the needles in the horizontal directions in accordance with the operation of the movement operating portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Applicant: JUKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takanao Miyoshi
  • Patent number: 7448336
    Abstract: A drive arrangement for the drive elements for the threading of the upper thread into the eye of a sewing machine needle is provided. Instead of individual drives for lowering the threading device and rotating it as well as threading the thread regulator to deflect the upper thread around the thread brake, drives not used at that time for the needle rod, the presser foot pressure, and the thread brake are utilized. In this way, two to three additional electric drives can be omitted and thus the controlling expense can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2008
    Assignee: Fritz Gegauf AG
    Inventors: Niklaus Wacker, Livio Selm
  • Patent number: 7444949
    Abstract: Disclosed is a needle threading machine of putting a thread through an eye of a needle provided in a sewing machine, the needle treading machine comprising a thread supplying unit supplying the thread along a predetermined thread guiding path; a thread catcher comprising a hook to hook the thread, and a hook supporter extended from the hook and supporting the hook; a thread catcher driver driving the thread catcher to reciprocate allowing the hook to be inserted in and return from the eye of the needle; and a thread guiding unit hooking the thread supplied from the thread supplying unit on the hook passed through the eye of the needle. Thus, the present invention provides a needle threading machine, in which a thread is stably hooked on a hook, thereby reducing a defective needle threading work and enhancing productivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2008
    Assignee: Inbro Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ham-Kyu Park, Il-Gyu Park
  • Publication number: 20080257241
    Abstract: A threading device of a sewing machine includes a thread inserting base formed with a thread path hole having a thread inserting port opened toward an outer side of a sewing machine frame, and further formed with an air path hole which joins the thread path hole in the vicinity of the thread inserting port, an air supply device coupled to the air path hole to supply compressed air, and illuminating means provided on the sewing machine frame to irradiate a joining portion of the thread path hole and the air path hole. The thread inserting base includes a transparent member through which at least the joining portion of the thread path hole and the air path hole can be visually recognized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2007
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Inventor: Kazuya Sadasue
  • Publication number: 20080134950
    Abstract: A sewing machine includes a looper formed with a thread hole, a looper shaft holding the looper, and a thread pipe fixed to the looper shaft. The thread pipe includes a thread inserting port at one end and a thread discharging port at the other end. The sewing machine further includes a nozzle from which air is sprayed toward the thread inserting port, a switching mechanism operable to disconnect the looper from the looper shaft when the looper is at a front position, and a moving member which moves the looper to a rear position when the looper is disconnected from the looper shaft by the switching mechanism. When the looper is disconnected from the looper shaft and is moved to the rear position, the thread discharging port matches the thread hole, and the thread inserting port becomes close to the nozzle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2007
    Publication date: June 12, 2008
    Inventor: Kazuya Sadasue
  • Patent number: 7337734
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a needle threading machine of putting a thread through an eye of a needle provided in a sewing machine, the needle threading machine comprising a thread catcher comprising a hook to hook the thread, and a hook supporter extended from the hook and supporting the hook; a thread catcher driver driving the thread catcher to reciprocate allowing the hook to be inserted in and return from the eye of the needle; and a thread transporting unit transporting the thread caught in the hook away from the hook after the hook is returned from the eye of the needle. Thus, the present invention provides a needle threading machine capable of not only reducing damage on a thread but also increasing the durability of a thread catcher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Assignee: Inbro Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ham-Kyu Park, Il-Gyu Park
  • Patent number: 7322305
    Abstract: A needle bar thread guide for a sewing machine includes a thread guide part located in a thread hooking part of a thread hooking member to guide the needle thread into the thread hooking part, and a thread cast-off preventing member having a thread cast-off preventing part closing the thread guide part. The thread cast-off preventing member is elastically deformable. The thread cast-off preventing part has a distal end which is in contact with an upper surface of the thread hooking part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2008
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shinya Fujihara
  • Patent number: 7314013
    Abstract: A sewing machine including an automatic threading device that automatically threads at least one of a plurality of threading portions including the thread take-up with a needle thread drawn from a thread source, the sewing machine comprising a first thread guide path for a first threading route that enables threading of the needle thread by the automatic threading device; a second thread guide path for a second threading route that enables manual threading of the needle thread; a movable member that forms a movable thread guide path switchable between a first position enabling threading of the thread take-up and a second position disabling threading of the thread take-up, and a switch mechanism that switches the movable member so as to switch the movable thread guide path between the first and the second positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2008
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shinya Fujihara
  • Patent number: 7293513
    Abstract: A device (1) with a wire holder (13) for securing the upper thread loop (25) after the threading of the upper thread (23) through the eye (5) of a sewing machine needle (3) is provided. The wire holder deflects a progression of the two thread legs of the thread loop (25) upwards and thus securely holds the upper thread (23) in a hook chamfer at the hook (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2007
    Assignee: Fritz Gegauf Aktiengesellschaft BERNINA-Nahmaschinenfabrik
    Inventors: Hans Fluckiger, Livio Selm, Niklaus Wacker
  • Patent number: 7281479
    Abstract: A needle threading device of a sewing machine comprising a needle threading shaft mounted rotatably and vertically movably; a needle threading hook fixed to a lower end of the needle threading shaft; and a rotating mechanism that rotates the needle threading shaft such that the needle threading hook passes through a needle eye of the sewing needle. In a such a needle threading device, a first thread guide member is fixed to a lower end of the needle threading shaft and arranged opposed to the needle threading book with respect to the needle threading shaft; a second thread guide member is pivotally mounted on the lower end of the needle threading shaft and linked to the first thread guide member via a link mechanism. The second thread guide member is mounted with a thread retaining unit that retains the upper thread upon needle hooking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2007
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Watanabe, Akira Terao, Kazutoshi Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20070204776
    Abstract: A drive arrangement for the drive elements for the threading of the upper thread into the eye of a sewing machine needle is provided. Instead of individual drives for lowering the threading device and rotating it as well as threading the thread regulator to deflect the upper thread around the thread brake, drives not used at that time for the needle rod, the presser foot pressure, and the thread brake are utilized. In this way, two to three additional electric drives can be omitted and thus the controlling expense can be reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2007
    Publication date: September 6, 2007
    Applicant: FRITZ GEGAUF AG
    Inventors: Niklaus Wacker, Livio Selm
  • Patent number: 7216597
    Abstract: A threading device for a sewing machine includes a needle bar provided with a guide member having a stopper portion, a threading shaft having a threading member, operation means having a guide groove formed in a spiral shape with respect to a rotating axis of the threading shaft, and a pin, which is fixed to the threading shaft, having both ends protruded outward in a radial direction with respect to the threading shaft. One end of the pin penetrates the guide groove while the other end of the pin engages with the stopper portion. The threading device further includes erroneous rotation preventing means which prevents the threading shaft from rotating in when the threading shaft moves downward, and permits the threading shaft to rotate when the second end of the pin engages with the stopper portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2007
    Assignee: Juki Corporation
    Inventor: Atsushi Shiraishi
  • Patent number: 7197995
    Abstract: A needle bar thread guide for a sewing machine includes a thread guide body mounted on a needle bar and having a threading portion for threading the sewing machine, an introducing portion formed on the thread guide body for introducing a needle thread to the threading portion, and a fall-off preventing member disposed at a position near to spaces over and below the thread guide body. The fall-off preventing member allows the needle thread to be introduced via the introducing portion to the threading portion and prevents the needle thread introduced to the threading portion from falling off from the introducing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2007
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazutoshi Hayashi, Noboru Mizuno, Masayuki Hori
  • Patent number: 7191719
    Abstract: A threader for a sewing machine includes a thread tension regulator, a thread take-up spring, a thread take-up lever, a thread transferer setting a needle thread drawn from a thread supply onto the thread tension regulator, the thread take-up spring and the thread take-up lever so that the thread tension regulator, the thread take-up spring and the thread take-up lever are threaded, a path forming member forming a guide path guiding the thread transferee so that the thread transferer is moved, a driving unit driving the thread transferer, and a drive transmitting member transmitting drive of the driving unit to the thread transferer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazutoshi Hayashi, Noboru Mizuno, Masayuki Hori
  • Patent number: 7178473
    Abstract: A sewing machine includes a needle bar reciprocally movable up and down, a thread take-up lever reciprocally swingable up and down, a thread supply which supplies a needle thread to the needle bar carrying the sewing needle, a plurality of thread guides including the thread take-up lever, an automatic threading apparatus automatically carrying the needle thread extending from the thread supply and passing the needle thread through the thread guides including the thread take-up lever, a first preparatory path formed for threading so that the needle thread extending from the thread supply can be passed through the thread guides by the automatic threading apparatus, and a second preparatory path formed for threading so that the needle thread extending from the thread supply can manually be passed through the thread guides, The thread take-up lever is displaced within a range of reciprocal swing so that threading is possible for at least one of the first and second preparatory paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2007
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Noboru Mizuno, Shinya Fujihara, Hiroshi Yamasaki, Yoshiyuki Uyama