Patterns And Charts Patents (Class 33/12)
  • Patent number: 9990663
    Abstract: A measuring garment may be provided. The measuring garment may include at least one measurement marking for determining a measurement for a desired garment dimension. The measuring garment may be used to convey calculate and subsequently convey measurement info to a garment company for producing or providing fitted garments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Inventor: Ryan Devin Fenimore
  • Patent number: 9965841
    Abstract: A method of monitoring equipment data of a piece of equipment includes extracting data specifications from a first image, the first image including data specification information for the piece of equipment, and storing the data specifications. The method further includes extracting measurement data from at least one second image, the at least one second image including measurement information for the piece of equipment. The method further includes associating the measurement data with the piece of equipment and storing the measurement data. The method further includes generating a measurement data trend profile for the piece of equipment and comparing operational measurement data against the measurement data trend profile. The method further includes notifying one or more users when the operational measurement data associated with the piece of equipment deviates from the measurement data trend profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC USA, INC.
    Inventors: John C. Van Gorp, Jacques Roland van Campen
  • Patent number: 9936754
    Abstract: The technology disclosed relates to methods usable for determining measurements for custom clothing manufacture, including receiving a raw image of a clothing article and a scale reference, and applying perspective correction to adjust the raw image to produce an adjusted image. The method also includes determining a scale reference from the adjusted image, for use with a line measurement tool; and receiving user inputs that positions ends of the line measurement tool on measurement reference positions on the adjusted image of the clothing article. The method further includes generating multiple clothing article distances between the measurement reference positions on the adjusted image of the clothing article using the line measurement tool; and storing at least three clothing article distances for use in producing a custom clothing article with a fit based on the favorite clothing article in the raw image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Original Inc.
    Inventor: Chong-Jin Koh
  • Patent number: 9924757
    Abstract: An article of footwear includes a sole structure and an upper that is connected to the sole structure. The upper includes a flat knitted component formed of unitary knit construction. The flat knitted component includes a trim region that defines a trimmed outer edge of the flat knitted component. The trimmed outer edge is disposed proximate to the sole structure. The trimmed outer edge defines a first dimension of the flat knitted component that corresponds to a first foot size. The trim region further defines a trim line that is spaced from the trimmed outer edge in an inboard direction on the flat knitted component. The trim line defines a second dimension of the flat knitted component that corresponds to a second foot size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: John Droege, Daniel A. Podhajny
  • Patent number: 9797751
    Abstract: A readhead is provided for reading an absolute scale, optionally a passive magnetic scale, that encodes a series of data bits. The readhead includes a plurality of sensors, such as an array of Hall sensors, for producing a plurality of sensor signals. A plurality of signal combiners are also provided to receive at least two of the sensor signals and produce therefrom a combined sensor signal. A plurality of data bit extractors are arranged to receive at least two combined sensor signals and to determine the value of a data bit encoded in an associated absolute scale. The readhead also comprises an incremental signal generator for generating at least one incremental signal from the combined sensor signals produced by a plurality of the signal combiners. In this manner, both absolute and incremental position is measured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignees: RLS MERILNA TEHNIKA D.O.O., RENISHAW PLC
    Inventors: Gregor Dolsak, Aljaz Ogrin, Matjaz Janezic
  • Patent number: 9151593
    Abstract: In a system and a method for positioning a processing tool in relation to a workpiece, an object alignment mark and the workpiece are situated on a first object. In addition, a workpiece alignment mark is situated on the workpiece. The processing tool via which the object alignment mark is detectable is situated on a second object, which is disposed so as to be displaceable along at least one movement direction in relation to the first object. Furthermore, an alignment sensor is disposed thereon, with whose aid the object alignment mark and the workpiece alignment mark are detectable. In addition, a scannable measuring standard, which extends along the at least one movement direction, is disposed on the second object. At least two scanning units for scanning the measuring standard are situated on the first object in order to thereby determine the relative position between the first and the second object along the movement direction, the two scanning units having a defined offset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: DR. JOHANNES HEIDENHAIN GMBH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Holzapfel, Joerg Drescher, Markus Meissner, Ralph Joerger, Bernhard Musch, Thomas Kaelberer
  • Patent number: 8861975
    Abstract: The invention provides an interconnect for a data storage system, to enable optical communication between a data storage device and a backplane to which the data storage device is in use to be connected, wherein the interconnect includes an electrical power connection for providing power to a said data storage device; and, an optical engine for generating and receiving optical signals for transmission of data between the data storage device and the backplane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Xyratex Technology Limited
    Inventors: Richard Charles Alexander Pitwon, Kenneth McPherson Hopkins
  • Patent number: 8813381
    Abstract: Templates that are used to create several connected overlapping scallops made from fabric, as well as methods for making and using such templates, are described. The templates described have a plurality of evenly spaced, alternating arcs formed or cut in opposite, parallel edges of a substrate, resulting in evenly spaced, alternating semicircular tabs located on the opposite, parallel edges of the substrate. In some embodiments, the template is a die that produces cut fabric in the shape of the template. The template may be used to cut or mark material into connected semicircular arcs that may be sewn and folded to make connected scallops that may be overlapping. The resulting scallops are of uniform size and spacing, and are connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Inventor: Janet R. Platt
  • Publication number: 20100229408
    Abstract: The present invention relates to sewing patterns for use in producing sewn articles, whereby in the preferred embodiment of the invention the sewing pattern is customized to the users needs and is produced on self-adhesive material. The format and shape of the preferred embodiment of the invention allows the process of creating sewn garments to be shortened in time and eliminates the current difficulties in creating sewn garments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2009
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Inventor: Ioulia Starodoumova
  • Patent number: 7650702
    Abstract: A device for locating and marking the optimum position of the center of a hole for receiving a stoma in a hernia support, said device being in the form of work piece provided with a pattern for identifying and recording the optimum position for placing of the center of the hole provides a simple device and method for an easy determination and marking of the site for a customized hole in standard hernia trousers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventor: Henrik Jessen Jensen
  • Patent number: 7559151
    Abstract: The present device is a guide for positioning a heat-applied item over a garment, such as a t-shirt, or a nonwearable, such as a towel. The guide comprises a substantially flat sheet including a center line indicator, a plurality of longitudinal rule lines, a plurality of lateral rule lines, at least one pair of collar alignment rule lines, two wing sections, and a plurality of sleeve alignment rule lines. The guide includes intersecting longitudinal and lateral slots whereby the heat-applied item may be placed under the guide and positioned relative to the guide and garment by manual manipulation thereof through the slots. Another feature of the guide includes a plurality of vertical offset spacers fixed to the bottom surface of the sheet, such that a gap is formed between the guide and the garment for facilitating movement of the heat-applied item there between.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2009
    Inventor: Mark Bagley
  • Patent number: 7255051
    Abstract: A template (1) in the form of a thin disc is provided with segmental (3) and circular (4) markings, a central aperture (2), and apertures (5) which coincide with intersecting points on the markings enables centre point based positions to be plotted using the template (1) to assist in the process of circular sewing and embroidery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Inventors: Kym Joanne Graham, Ann Margaret Duncan
  • Patent number: 6978549
    Abstract: The present invention provides a patterning system and method thereof for a specific Black human selected body physique type and gender when combining and correlatively assembling a body part location(s), height measurement, a weight and an a Black ethnicity solution(s) for the specific Black selected body type, to form a patterning system that is recorded on a patterning surface and to create standard sizing guide and system for the Black human body physique.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2005
    Inventor: Stacey L. Ellis
  • Patent number: 6935039
    Abstract: Quilt swag decoration template set (10) includes adjustable tracing pattern template (15) for creating a shape of predetermined length for marking and cutting out swag pieces (120) and adjustable placement template (45) for marking the location for placing each swag piece (120) to create a swag decoration (119) on border (115) of a quilt (110).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2005
    Inventor: Katherine Hess
  • Patent number: 6925350
    Abstract: A garment facility produces custom-made garments according to the body contour and the fit preferences of a customer. Marked pieces designed by a tailor are recorded, along with inspection marks, and sent to a cutting machine as digital design data. The inspection marks in the digital design data are used to ensure proper cutting of the custom-made garment pieces. The completed custom-made garment is also inspected using the inspection marks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2005
    Inventor: John S. Watanabe
  • Patent number: 6725559
    Abstract: The tool for locating a center mark for embroidery on articles such as garments includes a planar body having orthogonally-related legs with respective exterior and interior edges. Index markings are provided on the legs along the linear edges. The index markings include indicia identifying a plurality of corresponding preestablished garment sizes along the linear extending edges, respectively. By aligning common selected sizes along the edges with the vertical centerline of a folded garment and a shoulder portion of the garment, respectively, the location of the embroiderer's center mark on the garment is identified at the intersection of the linear edges. The interior edges of the tool may also used to form marking lines where conventional hoop grids are not available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2004
    Inventor: Robert S. Burt, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6516240
    Abstract: An apparatus and method is provided for creating custom-fitted garments wherein the customer provides critical information which is known to or easily ascertainable by the customer without assistance. Using this critical information, a controller applies rules contained in a model to estimate other critical dimensions necessary for the production of a selected garment, and which are not easily ascertainable directly by the customer without assistance. Using the actual and estimated critical dimensions, the controller determines the pattern data which is used to produce custom-made clothing which provides a superior fit to that which a customer would typically experience from the retail purchase of a similar mass-produced garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2003
    Assignee: Levi Strauss & Co.
    Inventors: Philip J. Ramsey, Gerald S. Ruderman, Bethe M. Palmer
  • Patent number: 6353770
    Abstract: An apparatus and method is provided for creating custom-fitted garments wherein the customer provides critical information which is known to or easily ascertainable by the customer without assistance. Using this critical information, a controller applies rules contained in a model to estimate other critical dimensions necessary for the production of a selected garment, and which are not easily ascertainable directly by the customer without assistance. Using the actual and estimated critical dimensions, the controller determines the pattern data which is used to produce custom-made clothing which provides a superior fit to that which a customer would typically experience from the retail purchase of a similar mass-produced garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2002
    Assignee: Levi Strauss & Co.
    Inventors: Philip J. Ramsey, Gerald S. Ruderman, Bethe M. Palmer
  • Patent number: 6321458
    Abstract: A quilting template methods and apparatus are described. An exemplary quilting template apparatus includes a panel having a plurality of pattern pieces of a similar shape and size. Each pattern piece includes a first and a second plurality of slots disposed through the panel. Each slot is a guide for a marking device to apply a mark on a surface of a fabric along the respective slot. The panel has a fabric contacting surface and an opposite facing non-fabric contacting surface. A pictorial representation of a quilt design and a color scheme for the quilt design can be printed on the non-fabric contacting surface of the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2001
    Inventor: Katherine L. Hess
  • Patent number: 6108918
    Abstract: A method of outlining a swag body on fabric includes overlaying a first unadjustable template sheet formed of durable plastic over fabric and partially outlining top and bottom portions of the swag body on the fabric, removing the first template, and then overlaying a second unadjustable template sheet formed from durable plastic over the fabric and further outlining a side portion of the swag body. The first template includes top demarcation lines for outlining the top portion of traditional swag bodies and cut-out demarcation lines for outlining the top portion of cut-out swag bodies. The first template further includes corner demarcation lines for outlining an upper corner side portion of traditional swag bodies. Each demarcation line corresponds to a particular swag drop and demarcation lines include apertures corresponding to swag widths. The first template can thereby accommodate the formation of swag bodies having various swag dimensions of swag drop and swag width as well as various swag styles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2000
    Assignee: R. H. Rowley Company
    Inventor: Min Ye
  • Patent number: 5992027
    Abstract: A method of selecting a commercial clothing pattern size for a user includes the step of comparing a neck size of the user to a numerical table, wherein the numerical table has a range of neck sizes corresponding to a corresponding range of clothing pattern sizes. A clothing pattern size corresponding to the neck size is then selected from the numerical table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1999
    Inventor: Helen Mack
  • Patent number: 5966307
    Abstract: A laser marker control system includes a personal computer, a programmable logic control (PLC), a movable carrier table, an industrial man-machine interface and a laser device. The personal computer is linked to the PLC to control the laser device and is linked to the carrier table in a point-teaching operation. The PLC is provided for numeral calculation, signal input, status output and control of the carrier table, and provides signal, data and status exchange when linked to the man-machine interface. The carrier table is the carrier of the work piece, controlled by the PLC to change the position thereof. In the point-teaching operation, the carrier table is linked to the personal computer and the PLC. The man-machine interface is a touch-control monitor for status display and may indirectly control the carrier table when linked to the PLC. The laser device which generates and emits a laser beam for marking operation is connected to the PLC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1999
    Assignee: Behavior Tech Computer Corporation
    Inventor: Don Lin
  • Patent number: 5749149
    Abstract: This invention relates to a quilt graphing system that enables a quilter to custom design quilts and appliques. The quilt designing system includes at least one transparent quilt graphing grid and a template. The grid has a plurality of uniform squares with dimensional markings (dots and dashes) on all four sides of each square in the grid. The dimensional markings divide each side of the square into thirds and quarters. So marked, the quilt graphing grid enables the quilt maker to graph in straight lines, extending between the dimensional markings, artwork beneath the transparent grit or artwork graphed directly on the grid. The template is specially designed for use by the quilt maker in marking each square of fabric to correspond with the shape of a specific portion of the selected design, and for cutting the squares of fabric with seams for piecing together the fabric squares to form the selected design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1998
    Inventor: Nancy A. Claytor
  • Patent number: 5722174
    Abstract: A fabric covered cushioned board includes a collar pattern on the one side. The opposite side includes a plurality of special design patterns. A set of Bishop-collar patterns are formed on the one side. The neck patterns are formed with the front neck section having a slightly flat shape and connected by side sections, which may be round, to a back section. The back section includes a central opening and is formed by tangential essentially straight lines extending from the side sections. A plurality of parallel special collar patterns are provided for different sizes. Angled lines are identified to indicate the front, center and back as well as various other locating seams. A cartesian grid pattern is on both sides. The patterns on the opposite side each includes a plurality of different sizes in a set selection of a desired size. The designs include a heart-shape, a diamond-shape, a tear drop shape, a loop shape and a scallop shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1998
    Assignee: June Tailor, Inc.
    Inventor: Jill A. Repp
  • Patent number: 5573891
    Abstract: An apparatus for fine processing includes a support for supporting a material to be processed, an active layer forming device for forming an active layer on the surface of the material by irradiating the material with light in a reaction gas, a latent image forming device for selectively irradiating the active layer with energy in the reaction gas to form a latent image, a shield mask forming device for removing either the latent image layer or the active layer to form a shield mask and an etching device for etching the portion other than the mask portion using the portion left unetched as the shield mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 12, 1996
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yasue Sato, Toshiyuki Komatsu, Shinichi Kawate
  • Patent number: 5570533
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an industrial pattern grading template and a method for using such a template for the upgrading or downgrading of all types and parts of a garment concurrently in all the internationally standardized sizes. Both the template and the method for using it are appropriate for vocational technical training and professional use in the mass production of garments. With the present invention, starting from a single initial size, the concurrent construction of all the required size variations of the different parts of a garment is achieved, with simplicity, certainty and absolute precision, in minimal time without geometry and complex calculations. The template has two sides and a plurality of elongate apertures of variable length and direction. These apertures are adjusted to the basic points of a garment pattern block, and they have appropriate subdivisions and scales of proportionate grading for the grading of every part of a garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 5, 1996
    Inventor: Anastasia Vouyouka
  • Patent number: 5555629
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system and method for the preparation of sets of patterns from which material is cut and garments produced from the cut material. Each of the patterns has formed thereon stitchlines and a number of the stitchlines are to be joined together to form a seam. The invention lies in the provision of an ease factor in the stitchlines to allow for stretch and irregularity in the material, wherein the ease factor is calculated as a percentage of a designated dominant stitchline and included in the lengths of the subservient stitchlines which are to be joined to the dominant stitchline to form the seam. The sets of patterns can be input to a computer, graded for different size of garments and the ease factors checked by computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 17, 1996
    Assignee: Bracken Enterprises Limited
    Inventor: Douglas C. Leighton
  • Patent number: 5282317
    Abstract: A general-purpose device of different sizes so as to accommodate use by a person, primarily, in the altering of, and the making of, all or part of a tissue paper pattern. The device is comprised of a sheet made of tissue paper material (1) on which one side of the sheet comprises a series of straight lines ruled equal distance apart vertically (2) and horizontally (3). Some of the vertical (4) and horizontal (5) lines may, at certain intervals, be more heavily marked than the rest of the lines and so stand out from the rest of the lines thereby facilitating measuring. These heavier marked lines may be numbered consecutively vertically (6) and horizontally (7) when there is a need or demand, or both, by the public for such numbering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 1, 1994
    Inventors: Doris Carter, Georgia Brewer
  • Patent number: 5210952
    Abstract: An apparatus for use in the design of a package including a portion having therein a recessed area adapted to house an article, the apparatus comprising: a model of the package portion, a model of the article, the article model being locatable on the package model, and structure for identifying, in two dimensions, the position and orientation of the article model on the package model when the article model is located on the package model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 18, 1993
    Assignee: Bemis Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Harry W. Hoffman
  • Patent number: 5031326
    Abstract: A basic formula of active layout drawing in pants tailoring to make use of all the data obtained from measure around the waistline, measure around the hip between waistline and hip, measure around the hip, front measure from waistline to gore bottom, back measure from waistline to gore bottom, measure of full gore line, measure around the upper thigh, measure around the middle thigh, measure around the knee, measure around the calf, and the determination of the position of the middle thigh for making an active layout drawing to fit all kinds of figures of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 16, 1991
    Inventor: Ding S. Huang
  • Patent number: 4995514
    Abstract: A garment kit and method of assembly thereof for sale to a consumer-wearer, for the self assembly of a garment by the consumer-wearer, said kit including a partially prefabricated garment comprising a precut fabric dimensioned to cover a plurality of sizes; said precut fabric being provided with attachment markings thereon corresponding to said plurality of sizes; and said precut fabric already being provided with at least one substantially finished detail. Additionally, a measurement system for the production of both garment kits and fully fabricated garments, wherein a range of sizes, each of which is determined by a plurality of measurements, is divided into subranges, with one of the measurements being maintained substantially constant over the sizes of a subrange. Preferably the subranges overlap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 26, 1991
    Inventor: Horst Forschner
  • Patent number: 4963218
    Abstract: A method of preserving or otherwise reinforcing the thin, pre-existing tissue-like paper patterns used in dressmaking, crafts, and the like, in which a sturdy backing paper is bonded to the thin, pre-existing tissue-like paper pattern pieces allowing the pattern pieces to be reused many times without deterioration, which method may be practiced without extensive commercial equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 16, 1990
    Inventor: Tina N. Rainey
  • Patent number: 4951396
    Abstract: A method of drawing a pattern for custom-tailored skirts in terms of taking into account a person's bodily dimensions, including measures around the waistline, around the largest part of the abdomen, another part of the abdomen thereabove, around the lower and lowermost hip, around the upper hip, various lateral distances between selected of the foregoing measures, the selected length of the skirt, and deviations from a standard body figure in terms of lateral deviations of portions of the wearer's body from a straight vertical line making contact with a laterally most protruding part of the wearer's body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 28, 1990
    Inventor: Ding S. Huang
  • Patent number: 4945642
    Abstract: A template for guiding a cutting tool for cutting cloth, paper, or the like is provided having a transparent body, a marked seam allowance, and a handle for accurate repetitive cutting of simple or complex pattern shapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 7, 1990
    Inventor: Susan Saulietis
  • Patent number: 4939844
    Abstract: A master pattern for upper garments comprising three parts, a front part, a rear part and a lateral part integrated with a sleeve bottom, wherein sewing lines for sewing the lateral part to the front and rear parts are substantially parallel and straight, and a sewing line for sewing the front and rear parts to the lateral part and a sleeve attaching line bulge toward the lateral part to describe an L-shape with the sleeve root of the sleeve attaching line forming the apex, the sleeve bottom of the sleeve attaching line being located at the bottom of the cross-section of the arm root of the human body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 10, 1990
    Assignee: Shikibo Ltd.
    Inventors: Shoji Fujimura, Toru Kawai
  • Patent number: 4899448
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of preparing a pattern drawing in upper body tailoring by making use of the data obtained from the measure of shoulder depth, arm girth at armpit, shoulder width, back width, neck base girth, back waist length, front waist length, bust point length, chest girth, breast depth, bust breadth, and abdomen depth. The pattern drawing fits all kinds of body figures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 13, 1990
    Inventor: Ding S. Huang
  • Patent number: 4894918
    Abstract: In a process of preparing a sketch to be used as a pattern for custom-tailoring at least a portion of a garment from selected material to fit a human figure of predetermined dimensions, the sketch is derived from a basic configuration for the desired portion of the garment, but in which selected dimensions are chosen in accordance with a set of predetermined measurements of the torso of the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 23, 1990
    Inventor: Ding S. Huang
  • Patent number: 4860900
    Abstract: A garment kit and method of assembly thereof for sale to a consumer-wearer, for the self assembly of a garment by the consumer-wearer, said kit including a partially prefabricated garment comprising a precut fabric dimensioned to cover a plurality of sizes; said precut fabric being provided with attachment markings thereon corresponding to said plurality of sizes; and said precut fabric already being provided with at least one substantially finished detail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 29, 1989
    Inventor: Horst Forschner
  • Patent number: 4802282
    Abstract: A master pattern for upper garments comprising three parts, a front part, a rear part and a lateral part integrated with a sleeve bottom, wherein sewing lines for sewing the lateral part to the front and rear parts are substantially parallel and straight, and a sewing line for sewing the front and rear parts to the lateral part and a sleeve attaching line bulge toward the lateral part to describe an L-shape with the sleeve root of the sleeve attaching line forming the apex, the sleeve bottom of the sleeve attaching line being located at the bottom of the cross-section of the arm root of the human body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1987
    Date of Patent: February 7, 1989
    Assignee: Shikibo Ltd.
    Inventors: Shoji Fujimura, Toru Kawai
  • Patent number: 4780960
    Abstract: When a pattern having a contour suitable for producing cutting templates is selected from existing patterns, these patterns (10, 30) are laid on top of one another, specifically in such a way that the reference zones (21, 51) and the reference points (20, 50) are located on top of one another. The position of selection mark (70) is then selected in relation to the contours of the said patterns. For example, that pattern having a contour nearest to the selection mark (70) can be conceded as usable.In this way, existing patterns for producing new cutting templates relating to a specific part of a garment can be located and then also used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 1988
    Date of Patent: November 1, 1988
    Inventor: Wolf Merz
  • Patent number: 4659409
    Abstract: A template of translucent material is employed to simulate on a reduced scale the over-lay material to be applied to a floor area as it is illustrated by a drawing on the same scale as the template. The template is supplied in roll form or sheet material and is of a width proportionate on the aforesaid scale, to the width of the over-lay material to be applied to the floor. In order to realize all of the advantages of the invention, this template also carries indicia indicative of the subdivisions of the scale to which it is made and orientation indicia which may conveniently be so spaced as to serve as scaling indicia as well. The under side of the template carries an adhesive of the type known as a repositioning adhesive by means of which the template may be removably adhered to the drawing of the floor area and repositioned thereon at will.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1987
    Inventor: Hafiz Arafat
  • Patent number: 4565006
    Abstract: A template for marking out a pattern for the manufacture of garments. The template is a flat plate with a series of apertures having contours conforming in shape to a desired pattern and a series of scales marked on some of the contours representing different sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1984
    Date of Patent: January 21, 1986
    Inventor: Anastasia Vouyouka
  • Patent number: 4542586
    Abstract: This is a method of cutting out a front part of clothing and the like. A human body is drawn as a flat stereoscopic projection without breasts, then a basic original pattern piece (1) used as a body form is divided into a plurality of segments a.sub.1, a.sub.2, a.sub.3, a.sub.4 along a plurality of cutting lines (13, 14, 15, 16) toward the periphery from a bust point BP as the center, the segments a.sub.1, a.sub.2, a.sub.3, a.sub.4 are moved in response to measured personal dimensions and are placed so as to conform to the clothing of the design required. The profile of the figure is then used to obtain pattern pieces X.sub.1, X.sub.2, X.sub.3 for the front, and the cloth is cut out using the pattern pieces. When clothing of a design having darts is fabricated, triangular notches (18, 21, 23) are formed in the pattern pieces X.sub.1, X.sub.2, X.sub.3 to obtain darts (19, 20, 22) at the desired cutting positions indicated by the cutting lines (13, 14, 15, 16) and these are cut out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 1984
    Date of Patent: September 24, 1985
    Inventor: Yuka Hori
  • Patent number: 4425712
    Abstract: A woman's outer garment made from a single piece of fabric material. The garment has both the bodice and the lower garment portion integrally formed from a single piece of material. The bodice has a neck opening formed therein and a back panel with ties to be positioned around the wearer in various arrangements. The lower portion of the garment can be configured to provide either pants or a skirt.A pattern is also disclosed for a woman's outer garment to be made from one continuous piece of fabric which utilizes a sheet of pattern material of a generally rectangular shape having front and backside edges and upper and lower end edges. The pattern has a first cut line for defining a pair of ties for the bodice portion which are to be wrapped around the wearer and tied. A second cut line indicated on the sheet sets the length of the neckline. A third, irregular cut line defines the arm opening portions of the garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1979
    Date of Patent: January 17, 1984
    Inventor: Willa D. L. Ratliff
  • Patent number: 4393875
    Abstract: There are disclosed brassieres designed to provide better fit for smaller (e.g. less than average) busted women and a method of grading such brassieres. The cups of the brassieres for smaller busted woman include longer upper and lower perimeter sections than heretofore employed and shorter body encircling members.There is also disclosed a method of grading these brassieres from a fitted prototype brassiere of average bust capacity. It includes the steps of reducing the depth of the breast receiving components without decreasing the length of the arc along the lower sections thereof; and maintaining substantially the same length of the body encircling means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1980
    Date of Patent: July 19, 1983
    Assignee: International Playtex, Inc.
    Inventors: Dolores O'Boyle, Phyllis Shonk
  • Patent number: 4224740
    Abstract: A pants suit pattern that is made to fit an individual having measurements not of the standard or average size and one that is made from a master pattern. A pants suit pattern per se is, of course, the foundation from which fitted slacks, jeans, culottes and shorts may be produced. Thus, it is desirable for the woman who does not fit into standard size, ready-made clothes to choose a pants suit pattern which may be fitted to her individual measurements and provide her with a pair of neatly tailored pants or other carefully made pieces for her wardrobe.The individualized pattern of this invention does just that. It is made from tissue paper and marked over a master pattern. The master pattern has graded measurements on its peripheral sides in outward, upward and downward directions but not on its center front. A pattern is made by cutting and marking these graded measurements to an individual's measurements with the use of a straight edged and curved tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 1978
    Date of Patent: September 30, 1980
    Inventor: Donald A. Gibson
  • Patent number: 4205446
    Abstract: A dress pattern adapted from a master pattern that is of variable size and has a bodice section and a skirt section which are separate but adjacent one another. The pattern is based on the concept of graded measurements at the periphery of the pattern. With the exception of the center front section, the pattern is characterized by having a center front section, a front neckline, a shoulder seam, a front armhole, an underarm seam and a bust dart. The skirt section itself is characterized by the addition of graded measurements on each section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 1978
    Date of Patent: June 3, 1980
    Inventor: Donald A. Gibson
  • Patent number: 4144647
    Abstract: The assembly of articles of wearing apparel, particularly from fabric bearing a design, is facilitated by establishing reference markings along at least two adjacent sides of a length of material. Patterns, which include intersecting perpendicular guide lines, are positioned on the length of material employing a positioning plan which establishes a relationship between the guide lines and reference markings commensurate with the desired appearance of the garment being produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1977
    Date of Patent: March 20, 1979
    Inventors: Nicolas Mosky, Jean Gay, Paul Vigneau
  • Patent number: 4137634
    Abstract: A universal size woman's garment pattern and the method of customizing and shaping the pattern to the individual figure dimensions of a woman is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1977
    Date of Patent: February 6, 1979
    Inventor: John Klamar
  • Patent number: 4060436
    Abstract: This invention relates to a garment pattern and more particularly to the markings thereon. It is a common practice to use pins or tailor tacks to place markings on the material underlying a garment pattern corresponding with specified markings on the pattern such as the matching points of the pattern and to indicate darts, pleats, button hole locations and the like. Pins damage the pattern and are time consuming to make. The improvement herein consists of using small self-adhesive marking members of different configurations to indicate markings on the pattern and to be positioned onto the material through appropriate apertures or openings formed in the pattern. These marking members are readily applied and removed and vary in configuration so that corresponding marking members are readily matched up in assembling the material to form a garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 1976
    Date of Patent: November 29, 1977
    Inventor: Eunice A. Carlin