Stitch Forming Patents (Class 112/475.17)
  • Patent number: 10252476
    Abstract: The embodiment relates to the production of reinforced materials, for example reinforced foam materials or reinforced textiles. A multi-needle machine is provided with a plurality of serially arranged repeating units, which are able to move sliders and pins toward and past each other along a circular path so as to create the semi-finished textile products. In this way, it is possible to reinforce components with curved surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignees: Airbus Defence and Space GmbH, AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventors: Gregor Christian Endres, Hans-Jürgen Weber
  • Publication number: 20150148893
    Abstract: A prosthetic heart valve includes a collapsible and expandable stent having a proximal end, a distal end, an annulus section adjacent the proximal end and an aortic section adjacent the distal end, the stent including a plurality of struts. A cuff may be coupled to the stent so that a flat, bottom edge of the cuff lies adjacent the proximal end of the stent. A pattern of stitches may be circumferentially disposed around the flat bottom edge of the cuff, the pattern of stitches alternating between stitches sewn to the cuff only and stitches sewn to both the cuff and the stent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: ST. JUDE MEDICAL, CARDIOLOGY DIVISION, INC.
    Inventors: Peter N. Braido, Andrea L. McCarthy, Kent J. Smith
  • Patent number: 9010230
    Abstract: An anti-ballistic shelter is provided. The antiballistic shelter includes a frame having two or more support members and one or more wall surfaces. The one or more wall surfaces include a flexible high strength layered anti-ballistic material attached to the frame. The flexible high strength layered anti-ballistic material is layered in at least two directions and is attached to the frame in an inverted T construction including a calculated stretch material portion, one or more breakaway stitches and one or more holding stitches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Shieldpro, LLC
    Inventor: Fred E. Peters
  • Publication number: 20150094638
    Abstract: The present invention provides for an advanced postoperative compression binder comprising at least two overlapping stretchable bands. The bands are connected by stitches located within an overlapping portion of the bands. The stitches are spaced from first and seconds ends of the bands to allow individual compression-adjustments of the binder to allow compression to be adapted to the type of surgery or trauma performed and to a level of comfort desired by the patient. The invention provides for wound inspection and care without the need to open the total compression binder, which will maintain a degree of support during wound inspection and care, decrease pain and increase comfort for the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Doris Hjorth Hansen
  • Patent number: 8985038
    Abstract: A feeder movement compensation algorithm for use within a processor controlled sewing machine. The sewing machine configured with a reciprocating needle and thread, and including a stitch plate upon which fabric to be sewn is positioned beneath the needle and thread. The machine also includes a feeder mechanism driving a feed dog thru a movement. The feed dog movement pushes the fabric along the stitch plate and the reciprocating needle and thread form stitches in the fabric. During the stitch cycle, the feed dog movement completes at least one feeder stroke. The feeder stroke includes a portion of the feed dog extending above the stitch plate and moving along the direction of feed. The feeder stroke thus pushes the fabric along the stitch plate. The compensation algorithm calculates a theoretical feeder stroke length based upon a desired stitch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: VSM Group AB
    Inventors: Anders Flygare, Jonas Bardh, Gunnar Johansson
  • Publication number: 20150064370
    Abstract: A decorative fabric simulating a natural flower, has a plurality of over-lapping fabric segments extending radially from a center area, similar to the petals of a flower, extending outward from the center of the flower. The fabric segments are each shaped to approximate the shape of a natural flower petal. And each of the fabric segments is secured to the center area of the blanket, so that the majority of each segment is left unsecured to any other segment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Mary-Frances Fox
  • Publication number: 20150041603
    Abstract: A towel device for spin biking made from towel material that is sewed with two tunnel-like regions that slip over the bike's handle bars. The left and right sides of the device descend downward from the left and right handle bars and include pockets for cellphones, ID cards and the like. The device is easily manufactured, easily put on the bike and removed, and totally washable just as a towel. Because it is typically towel material, it can also be used directly as a towel for wiping face and body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Genene Kinder
  • Publication number: 20150042117
    Abstract: A method of applying stitching to an interior component is provided herein. The interior component having only a single layer of a substrate layer. The method including the steps of: a) penetrating substrate layer with an awl to form a piercing therethrough; b) retracting the awl from the substrate layer; c) inserting a needle of a robotic sewing head through the piercing through the substrate layer to grasp a thread positioned on a show surface of the outer skin layer; d) pulling the thread through the substrate layer; e) looping the thread with a previous stitch passed through the substrate layer; f) advancing the robotic sewing head to another position with respect to the interior component, wherein a backside of the substrate layer is free of obstructions; and g) repeating steps a-f until a predetermined amount of stitches are applied to the interior component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Edward J. Wenzel, Ramez M. Habhab, Patrick Eckhout
  • Publication number: 20150033996
    Abstract: An apparatus for stitching a component is provided. The apparatus includes an awl bar assembly coupled to a first drive device. The awl bar assembly is moved from a first position to a second position along the stitch path with an external drive device. A second drive device is coupled to the first drive device. A needle bar assembly is provided having a needle. The needle moves between an inserted and a withdrawn position, the needle bar assembly being pivotally coupled to the second drive device, the needle bar assembly moves from the first position to the second position with the same external drive device driving the awl bar assembly. A biasing member is coupled to the needle bar assembly, the biasing member being arranged to pivot and align the needle bar assembly in the second position in response to the needle bar being moved to the withdrawn position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Edward J. Wenzel, Ramez M. Habhab
  • Patent number: 8943985
    Abstract: A thread hook and a looper thread holder are arranged on a rear side of a needle drop position of a sewing machine. When usual sewing is completed, the thread hook and the looper thread holder swing and move close to a looper. A hook part provided at a tip end of the thread hook holds a needle thread loop caught by the looper and positions it on an advance end side of the looper away from the needle drop position, and a thread receiving part provided at a tip end of the looper thread holder holds a looper thread extending from the looper to cloths and positions it on the front side away from the needle drop position. The sewing machine performs sewing for at least one stitch while maintaining positions of the needle thread loop and the looper thread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Yamato Mishin Seizo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Seiji Hashimoto, Koichi Hikichi
  • Patent number: 8939099
    Abstract: A composite material includes a composite body having a composite surface, and a reinforcing element extending through the composite body in a first plurality of stitches and a second plurality of stitches. The first plurality of stitches are aligned relative to the composite surface substantially similarly to each other. The second plurality of stitches are aligned relative to the composite surface substantially dissimilarly to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Dong-Jin Shim, Ian Francis Prentice, Julian O'Flynn, Ross Spoonire, Wendy Wen-Ling Lin
  • Publication number: 20150000576
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an airbag cushion and an airbag system including the same, and particularly to an airbag cushion, including: at least one fabric; and seam parts connecting the fabric, wherein deviation of upper seam thread length per a unit length of the fabric between the first seam part sewed in forward direction and the second seam part sewed in reverse direction in the seam parts is 15% or less, a method of preparing the same, and an airbag system including the same. The airbag cushion of the present invention is superior in working stability and unfolding performance because of the optimized properties of the seam parts, provides superior shape stability and air-tight effect at the same time, and can protect a passenger by minimizing the shock given to the passenger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Dong-Jin KWAK, Ki-Jeong Kim, Jae-Hyung Kim, Hee-Jun Kim, Jung-Hoon Youn, Sang-Mok Lee
  • Publication number: 20140366299
    Abstract: A hanging towel is disclosed. The hanging towel comprises a towel with four generally perpendicular edges formed of a water-absorbing fabric. In one embodiment, two hanging slits are located on the towel allowing the towel to be hung on a peg, or similar shaped object. The two hanging slits are located on the hanging towel on opposing edges of the hanging towel, each at a location in a middle portion of the hanging towel and near the opposing edges. A slit reinforcing stitching area surrounds the two hanging slits. The slit reinforcing area consists of a frame stitch area, an outside stitch area, a fill stitch area and an inside stitch area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Ronald Lewis Blake, II, Susan Raye Blake
  • Publication number: 20140339843
    Abstract: A method of applying stitching to an interior component is provided herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Edward J. Wenzel, Joseph A. Massetti
  • Publication number: 20140306476
    Abstract: A method of applying stitching to an interior component is provided herein. The method including the steps of: a) penetrating the outer skin layer, the substrate layer and the intermediary layer with an awl to form a piercing therethrough; b) retracting the awl from the outer skin layer, the substrate layer and the intermediary layer; c) inserting a needle through the piercing through the substrate layer, the intermediary layer and the outer skin layer to grasp a thread positioned on the outer skin layer; d) pulling the thread through the outer skin layer, the intermediary layer and the substrate layer; e) looping the thread with a previous stitch passed through the outer skin layer, the intermediary layer and the substrate layer; f) advancing the interior component to another position, wherein a backside of the substrate layer is free of obstructions; and g) repeating steps a-f until a predetermined amount of stitches are applied to the interior component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: Edward J. Wenzel, Joseph A. Massetti
  • Publication number: 20140261125
    Abstract: A needle drive assembly for a sewing machine includes a drive shaft rotatable about a drive shaft axis and a needle drive cam operably connected to the drive shaft and rotatable therewith. A needle drive race is slidably connected to the needle drive cam via a cam pin secured to the needle drive cam and at least partially extending through the needle drive race. A needle is assembly affixed to the needle drive race and includes a needle bar and a needle secured to the needle bar. Rotary motion of the drive shaft and needle drive cam about the drive shaft axis is translated into a needle path via the needle drive race, the needle path including a substantially vertical downstroke from a stroke peak to a stroke depth, a horizontal carry portion from the stroke depth and a curvilinear or linear upstroke from the horizontal carry portion to peak.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Windham Sewing Machines LLC
    Inventor: Anthony Luberto
  • Publication number: 20140236280
    Abstract: The invention relates to stent-grafts having a continuous anchoring machine stitching and methods of attachment of a stent to the graft material. The continuous anchoring machine stitching includes a series of loop points used to attach the stent to the graft material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventor: William John Havel
  • Publication number: 20140225354
    Abstract: An airbag can include a panel that defines at least a portion of an inflatable chamber. The airbag can also include a slit vent that is at least partially defined by the panel. One or more seams can encompass the slit vent and can permit the slit vent to naturally be in a closed orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: AUTOLIV ASP, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Williams, Kent Potter
  • Publication number: 20140224159
    Abstract: A method for preventing seam ravel of multi-thread chain stitches is provided. After normal sewing is terminated with a looper set in a forward movement state, a state in which a needle thread loop caught by the looper is subjected to position-holding at a position closer to a forward movement end of the looper than a descent position of a needle is maintained until the needle descends through the needle thread loop caught by the looper. Thereafter, the position-holding of the needle thread loop is released to permit a sewing action for at least one stitch, thereby allowing the needle thread loop to be self-looped with a needle thread held by the needle. This surely strongly prevents the seam ravel of multi-thread chain stitches formed by the single needle, irrespective of the dimension of tension applied to the needle thread and the looper thread.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Yamato Sewing Machine Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Seiji Hashimoto
  • Publication number: 20140189952
    Abstract: A bed covering product, system and a process of manufacturing such product is disclosed to form a one-piece, multi-panel upper and lower sheet assembly. The lower sheet fits on a mattress in a removable manner and the upper sheet is connected to the lower sheet through expandable flaps of material made from elastic, stretchable material. An expansion flap zipper runs between the sides of the upper and lower sheets so as to close the assembly when it is zipped, whereby the upper sheet is pulled tightly against the lower sheet but when it is opened by unzipping the upper sheet is allowed to move away from the lower sheet to the extent of the expandable flaps of material. Another release zipper is disposed adjacent the expansion flap zipper and interior for allowing laundering the upper and lower sheets separately.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: KaDe Enterprises LLC
    Inventor: Kathleen Crispino
  • Publication number: 20140174284
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to methods of manufacturing Anti-ballistic Shelters such as tents and other frame structures, doors, room dividers, furniture, cots, pads and umbrellas using soft armor fabric or hard armor materials. Soft armor consists of flexible high-strength layered anti-ballistic material attached to a frame and layered in at least two directions. Soft armor requires an area of flexibility/expansion to work effectively when struck by a projectile along with a very secure attachment. Attachment means for attaching the anti-ballistic material to the frame members include: (1) a wrapping and clamping method; (2) an inverted “T” construction and stitching method, using an optional calculated stretch material, breakaway stitch and holding stitch; and (3) an envelope method, also using a breakaway stitch and a holding stitch. This and further reinforcement as necessary allows the flexibility/expansion required for maximum anti-ballistic protection within the shelter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventor: Fred E. Peters
  • Patent number: 8739714
    Abstract: A method for operating a chain stitch sewing machine and a chain stitch sewing machine, the chain stitch sewing machine having a pair of sewing members comprising a needle which pierces a sewing material and a gripper disposed below a sewing material rest, which can be moved along a movement path, where an upper thread is guided with the needle through the sewing material resting on the sewing material rest, which is linked to a lower thread. The lower thread is fed to a retaining element and is held in said element that is moved with regard to its direction of movement and/or speed of movement to the sewing material rest according to a movement path of a pivoting movement of the gripper in particular along a circular-arc-segment-shaped movement path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Nahmaschinenfabrik Emil Stutznacker GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Harmut Klapp
  • Patent number: 8689712
    Abstract: A method including: providing a portion of double cloth including a first layer joined to a second layer, the layers being joined by a two-dimensional distribution of joining threads obtained by weaving; detaching the first layer from the second layer along an edge zone of the double cloth, to define on the first layer a band in which the first layer is separated from the second layer; cutting the band of the first layer, so that the second layer exhibits a projecting strip which projects with respect to a free edge of the first layer; arranging a further portion of fabric in contact with the second layer; joining the further portion of fabric to the second layer by a joining line arranged along the projecting strip; after the step of joining, turning the further portion of fabric, to move the further portion of fabric away from the second layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Max Mara S.R.L. Societa' Unipersonale
    Inventor: Lulgi Maramotti
  • Publication number: 20140076222
    Abstract: A thread hook and a looper thread holder are arranged on a rear side of a needle drop position of a sewing machine. When usual sewing is completed, the thread hook and the looper thread holder swing and move close to a looper. A hook part provided at a tip end of the thread hook holds a needle thread loop caught by the looper and positions it on an advance end side of the looper away from the needle drop position, and a thread receiving part provided at a tip end of the looper thread holder holds a looper thread extending from the looper to cloths and positions it on the front side away from the needle drop position. The sewing machine performs sewing for at least one stitch while maintaining positions of the needle thread loop and the looper thread.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: YAMATO MISHIN SEIZO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Seiji Hashimoto, Koichi Hikichi
  • Patent number: 8661997
    Abstract: A thread can be captured surely by the thread capturing open eye of a needle and a stitch can be formed in the space within a machine bed. A handstitch on the front surface of a fabric workpiece and a locked stitch on the back surface are formed as a skip-stitch set by cooperation of a open eye needle (13), a rotary hook (200) comprising a rocking bobbin casing (205) loaded in a rotative outer rotary hook (202), and a thread draw out actuator (401). In the first stroke of the open eye needle (13), a stitch length feed of the fabric workpiece for handstitch is performed by a feed dog (601). In the second stroke of the open eye needle (13), an inter-stitch pitch feed of fabric workpiece for inter-handstitch is performed by a feed dog (601).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Suzuki Manufacturing, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kouichi Sakuma, Tohru Sakuma
  • Publication number: 20140054085
    Abstract: A cable assembly is provided that includes a plurality of conductor strands and a flexible support having a textile material into which the plurality of conductor strands are integrated and secured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: TYCO ELECTRONICS NEDERLAND BV
    Inventors: Wilfred Vermeulen, Jan Van Tilburg
  • Publication number: 20140048003
    Abstract: A stitching machine may include a needle apparatus, a sewing thread spool receiving device, and a bobbin thread spool receiving device. The stitching machine may further include a bobbin thread tensioner configured to receive bobbin thread from the bobbin thread spool receiving device. The bobbin thread tensioner may be further configured to supply the bobbin thread to the needle apparatus. The bobbin thread spool receiving device is configured to receive a bobbin spool holding approximately 700 meters or more of bobbin thread. The bobbin thread spool receiving device may be located above a stitching location of the stitching machine. The stitching machine may provide improved access to a bobbin spool, enhanced manufacturing efficiency, and enhanced manufacturing flexibility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: NIKE, INC.
    Inventor: Bryan N. Farris
  • Publication number: 20140041266
    Abstract: A textile cover includes a first face made of fabric and a second face made of fabric. The first and second faces are coupled together to form a cover, which is structured and arranged to cover an advertising board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Inventor: Joe Dudak
  • Patent number: 8640639
    Abstract: A method for cutting the lower and at least one upper thread for lead-in embroidering or lead-in sewing is performed with a device including thread catchers (19a-19c) connected with each other in a fixed manner and layered over top of each other, formed of sheet metal, as well as spring and thread tightening plates (31 and 41) arranged above and below the thread catchers, which move back and forth against a blade (29), and a thread wiper unit. The device is exclusively operated by a drive moving back and forth and driving the thread cutting and lead-in stitching unit (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: BERNINA International AG
    Inventors: Severin Brunner, Hans Flückiger, André Stucki
  • Publication number: 20130334801
    Abstract: An inflatable airbag assembly can include an airbag cushion and a vent tube having an aperture. Portions of one or more straps can be attached to opposite sides of the vent tube, and a release mechanism can selectively retain the one or more straps. Upon deployment of the airbag cushion while the release mechanism retains the one or more straps, the one or more straps can urge the opposite sides of the vent tube toward each other to assist in closing the aperture of the vent tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: AUTOLIV ASP, INC.
    Inventor: Jeffrey D. Williams
  • Publication number: 20130327262
    Abstract: A composite material includes a composite body having a composite surface, and a reinforcing element extending through the composite body in a first plurality of stitches and a second plurality of stitches. The first plurality of stitches are aligned relative to the composite surface substantially similarly to each other. The second plurality of stitches are aligned relative to the composite surface substantially dissimilarly to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventors: Dong-Jin Shim, Ian Francis Prentice, Julian O'Flynn, Ross Spoonire, Wendy Wen-Ling Lin
  • Patent number: 8522704
    Abstract: A method of producing a stitched perforated sheet material including providing a sheet material (3) with a perforated region 4 and an unperforated region (5). The sheet material is then stitched in the unperforated region, but adjacent to the perforated region. This gives an overall perforated appearance whilst avoiding the problems associated with stitching through a perforated material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Bentley Motors Limited
    Inventor: Sichel Graham
  • Publication number: 20130187369
    Abstract: Tether attachment arrangements for a vehicle airbag cushion and methods for attaching tethers to inflatable cushions are provided. One inflatable cushion assembly includes an inflatable cushion having an interior and a tether disposed within the interior of the inflatable cushion. The tether has at least one portion attached to the interior of the inflatable cushion. The inflatable cushion assembly also includes a circuitous stitching at the portion attaching the tether to the interior of the inflatable cushion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2012
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: Autoliv ASP, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Hock, Martha Vazquez
  • Patent number: 8474388
    Abstract: Reinforcement of sandwich structures with aid of a reinforcing device. The outer layers of the sandwich structure may primarily include a fiber-plastic composite and the core material may include a rigid polymer foam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Evonik Roehm GmbH
    Inventor: Alexander Roth
  • Publication number: 20130147228
    Abstract: A vehicle interior component including decorative stitching along a stitch path includes a seam spacer located between a component substrate and an overlying decorative covering. At least a portion of the seam spacer lies along the stitch path and supports the decorative covering therealong, where the covering may include a reduced thickness portion due to the decorative stitching. The seam spacer can have any number of configurations to prevent visual defects along the stitch path and/or to cause the appearance of simulated seams to be more realistic. The seam spacer may be attached to the covering at the same time the decorative stitching is sewn through the covering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: FAURECIA INTERIOR SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: William Filipp
  • Patent number: 8443745
    Abstract: To provide a seam of attractive appearance in which tightening force is increased and raveling are prevented drastically. A seam (1) is formed by two needles (11, 12) juxtaposed in the direction at substantially right angles to the sewing direction (T), and consists of a chain seam (10) formed by a needle thread (12) passed through one needle (11), and a lock seam (20) formed by a needle thread (22) passed through the other needle (21). The loop (13) of a needle thread forming the chain seam (10) is passed through the loop (23) of a needle thread forming the lock seam (20) before tightening of stitch is performed, and a loop of the needle thread forming the chain seam located on a downstream side in the sewing direction is passed through the loop of the needle thread forming the upstream chain seam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Hougi Corporation
    Inventors: Hideo Asao, Nobuhiro Nishi
  • Publication number: 20130094784
    Abstract: An ammunition holster and a method for manufacturing an ammunition holster is provided. The ammunition holster can comprise a clip shaped rigid frame and a pocket assembly affixed to the frame. The pocket assembly can comprise a plurality of fabric pockets, each defining a cavity with an opening of at least a one and one-eighth inch diameter to accommodate an ammunition magazine placed within the cavity. The method for manufacturing an ammunition holster can include stitching a pocket to a fabric substrate and affixing the substrate to a clip shaped rigid frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Inventor: Michael Musto, JR.
  • Publication number: 20130081563
    Abstract: Disclosed is a two-needle sewing machine that improves strength in a convex curve part by bringing a pair of stitches close together when sewing an item. A two-needle sewing machine includes a bed part; a column part; an arm part; a needle shaft that is disposed on the leading part of the arm part; two sewing needles that are attached to the needle shaft; two horizontal hooks that catch the respective needle thread loops of the two sewing needles; and a conveyor member that conveys a material to be sewn in a direction approximately orthogonal to the bed part. On the two-needle sewing machine, the sewing needle, which is positioned in a location distant from the column part, is disposed closer to the conveyance side of the material to be sewn than the sewing needle that is positioned in a location closer to the column part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2010
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicants: Midori Anzen Hougi Co., Ltd., Midori Anzen Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideo Asao, Nobuhiro Nishi
  • Publication number: 20130042797
    Abstract: A automatic appliqué system and method including a user input element configured to receive a selection of an alignment stitch pattern, an attachment stitch pattern and a border stitch pattern, a processor executing a set of instructions and a sewing element being controlled by the processor based on the set of instructions to sew the alignment stitch pattern into a base material, sew the attachment stitch pattern aligned over the alignment pattern of the top material thereby attaching the top material to the base material, wherein after sewing the attachment stitch pattern a portion of the top material extends beyond an area bounded by the attachment stitch pattern such that the portion of the top material is to be trimmed to form edges of the top material in the area of the attachment stitch pattern and sew the border stitch pattern around the edges of the top material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2011
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Inventors: Karl Christian Mattias BONDESSON, Lars Goran ROOS, Karin Maria JOHANNESON
  • Publication number: 20130009416
    Abstract: A method of applying stitching to an interior component is provided herein. The method including the steps of: a) penetrating an outer skin layer, a substrate layer and an intermediary layer of the interior component with an awl to form a piercing therethrough; b) retracting the awl from the outer skin layer, the substrate layer and the intermediary layer; c) inserting a needle through the piercing through the substrate layer, the intermediary layer and the outer skin layer to grasp a thread positioned on the outer skin layer; d) pulling the thread through the outer skin layer, the intermediary layer and the substrate layer; e) looping the thread with a previous stitch passed through the outer skin layer, the intermediary layer and the substrate layer; f) advancing the interior component to another position; and g) repeating steps a-f until a predetermined amount of stitches are applied to the interior component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Inventors: Edward J. Wenzel, Joseph Anthony Massetti
  • Patent number: 8342113
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention relates to a system for thread handling (e.g., separating) and/or cutting. Another embodiment of the present invention relates to a method for thread handling (e.g., separating) and/or cutting. In one example, the present invention may be used in connection with sewing machines, embroidery machines, quilting machines and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Alberto Landoni
  • Publication number: 20120323197
    Abstract: A stitch-bonded fabric construction in which broadly spaced parallel linear stitch lines are applied through a very low weight fibrous substrate to stabilize the substrate in the machine direction. Texture is imparted by applying significant overfeed conditions to the stitching substrate thereby causing a substantial bunching of the substrate at the stitching position. The resulting product has an arrangement of alternating ridges and valleys running predominantly in the cross-machine direction. The stabilizing linear stitch lines lock in the puckered texture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Inventors: Martin Wildeman, Lori Shannon Sears
  • Publication number: 20120312213
    Abstract: A device controls the speed of needle movement in a sewing machine and thus the stitch length based upon the movement of a motion detection device relative to a reference surface. The formation of stitches by the sewing machine is controlled by detected changes in position of the detection device relative to the reference surface in connection with a predetermined stitch length setting and starting speed, set on either the detection device, an adapter or as part of the sewing machine control. The detection device may move together with the article being sewn while the sewing machine and reference surface remain stationary, or the detection device may move with the sewing machine while the article that is being sewn and reference surface remain stationary.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: Handi Quilter, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary J. Konzak, Richard K. Eich, Bryan K. Ruggles
  • Publication number: 20120280480
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an airbag cushion and an airbag system including the same, and particularly to an airbag cushion, including: at least one fabric; and seam parts connecting the fabric, wherein deviation of upper seam thread length per a unit length of the fabric between the first seam part sewed in forward direction and the second seam part sewed in reverse direction in the seam parts is 15% or less, a method of preparing the same, and an airbag system including the same. The airbag cushion of the present invention is superior in working stability and unfolding performance because of the optimized properties of the seam parts, provides superior shape stability and air-tight effect at the same time, and can protect a passenger by minimizing the shock given to the passenger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: Kolon Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Dong-Jin Kwak, Ki-Jeong Kim, Jae-Hyung Kim, Hee-Jun Kim, Jung-Hoon Youn, Sang-Mok Lee
  • Publication number: 20120227181
    Abstract: An eco-friendly exercise mat cover for an exercise mat comprises a rectangular envelop made from a material with specific characteristics which renders the cover-mat combination useable in various environmental conditions. The cover comprises an opening flap for easy placement and removal of the mat. In an alternative embodiment, the exercise mat cover includes a carrying bag which may be used to conveniently transport the cover-mat combination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Inventors: Ashley Cintas, Alysha Rabb
  • Publication number: 20120222600
    Abstract: A sewing device includes a material wrapped around a spool (the spool rotating around an axis), and a needle with a hole through which the material passes. A material feeding mechanism moves the needle and feeds the material in a feeding direction, thereby unraveling the material from the spool and stitching the material into a workpiece. A controller controls the material feeding mechanism to move the needle to a first rest position above a top surface of the workpiece. The first rest position is determined by the following formula: PR1=PW1+AT; wherein PR1 is the first rest position; PW1 is a first position of the top surface of the workpiece; and AT is an amount of material to be used in forming a second stitch in the workpiece after forming a first stitch in the workpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Inventor: Mark A. Corio
  • Patent number: 8234990
    Abstract: Methods for making a self-conforming non-crimp fabric involving tailoring at least a first parameter to anchor the fabric and at least a second parameter to provide conformability of the fabric, the first and second parameters selected from stitch type, stitch spacing, stitch density, stitch material, stitch weight, stitch tension, and combinations of the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Ming Xie, Brian Stephens, Johnny Ray Gentry, Elliott Schulte
  • Publication number: 20120102646
    Abstract: A furniture cover is configured to encase furniture to prevent the egress of insects through the furniture cover. The furniture cover includes an aperture through which furniture may pass into the furniture cover. The aperture has a closure mechanism disposed along the edges and can be sealed by an operating mechanism operating on the closure mechanism. An operating mechanism cover seals an end of the closure mechanism by way of two fastening surfaces and a compressible insert.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: STANDARD FIBER, LLC
    Inventors: Dellon Dai Chen, Hua Jin
  • Publication number: 20120097083
    Abstract: A multi-needle quilting machine is provided with a common drive that drives the needles and loopers. It may also drive the presser foot assembly. In the illustrated embodiment, a drive motor drives a rotating drive shaft. The drive shaft has an off-center drive assembly connected to it that rocks a needle rocker shaft as well as looper rocker shafts, and also a presser foot shaft. The off-center drive includes a pair of eccentrics on the drive shaft at each side of the machine. Each eccentric oscillates a linkage plate that is fixed to a shaft such as the needle rocker shaft and is also linked to the looper rocker shafts and the presser foot shaft. The eccentric thereby reciprocates the needles and oscillates the loopers, as well as reciprocates the presser foot plate, in permanent synchronization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: L&P PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY
    Inventors: Michael A. James, Jeff A. Kaetterhenry
  • Patent number: 8141507
    Abstract: An apparatus to facilitate the instruction of quilting techniques includes a background pattern and a stitching pattern printed on a fabric panel. The fabric panel may be a length of fabric configured to receive inks which define the background pattern and the stitching pattern. The background pattern may be a plurality of geometric shape arranged to simulate one or more quilted fabric designs such as those designs found on a typical quilted fabric. The stitching pattern includes at least one quilting stitching design which defines a guideline for stitching the stitching pattern. The apparatus also includes at least one instructional mark printed on the fabric panel. The instructional mark defines a quilting instruction which guides a user in stitching the stitching pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Inventor: Renae Gilbert Allen