Special Stitch Patents (Class 66/40)
  • Patent number: 11136698
    Abstract: A weft knitting machine knitting structure with changeable yarn positions is provided. A facing yarn and a bottom yarn positioned below the facing yarn are fed during knitting, the weft knitting machine knitting structure comprises a plurality of sinkers and a plurality of needles, the plurality of needles are respectively arranged adjacent to one of the plurality of sinkers, and each of the plurality of sinkers is guided to perform a linear displacement movement. Each of the plurality of needles is provided with a hook and a latch for performing a closing action relative to the hook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: PAI LUNG MACHINERY MILL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hsin-Chung Lee
  • Patent number: 9702068
    Abstract: A command device (1) for a knitting machine, the device comprising a body (2) of the device configured for movably housing at least an actuator, at least a command organ (5) movably mounted and associated to the body (2) and destined to interact with one or more organs of a knitting machine, for example one or more needles of the knitting machine, and/or with one or more threads infeeding into the knitting machine, and at least an actuator, movably housed at least partially in the body (2) and destined to controlledly move the command organ (5). The device (1) further comprises a support frame (10), associated to the body (2) and configured so as to increase the structural solidity of the body (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: SANTONI S.P.A.
    Inventors: Tiberio Lonati, Ettore Lonati, Fausto Lonati
  • Patent number: 9689095
    Abstract: A mobile cam device (1) for commanding needles of a needle bed of a knitting machine, the device comprising a body (2) of the device provided with at least a first housing seating (4a) having a longitudinal development and configured to movably house at least a first actuator (5a) in the body. The device further comprises at least a first command cam (8a) movably mounted and associated to the body and destined to interact with at least a needle of a needle bed of a knitting machine, and at least a first actuator (5a), movably housed at least partially in the first housing seating (4a) in the body and destined to move in a controlled way the first command cam (8a). The first actuator comprises a first piston (15a) and a second piston (16a) distinct from one another and translatably housed in the first seating, the first and second piston being arranged in series along the longitudinal extension of the first seating and being translatable independently with respect to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: SANTONI S.P.A.
    Inventors: Tiberio Lonati, Ettore Lonati, Fausto Lonati
  • Patent number: 9689094
    Abstract: A mobile cam device (1) for commanding needles of a needle bed of a knitting machine, the device (1) comprising: at least a body (2) having at least an air inlet (3) destined to be connected to a source of compressed air, at least a first housing seating (4a) for movably housing at least a first actuator (5a) in the body (2), and having at least a first air pathway (6a) defined internally of the body (2) and connecting the at least an air inlet (3) with the first seating (4a) for moving the actuator by means of the compressed air, the device further comprises at least a first command cam (8a) movably mounted and associated to the body (2) and destined to interact with at least a needle of a needle bed of a knitting machine, and at least a first actuator (5a), movably housed at least partially in the first housing seating (4a) in the body (2) and destined to move in a controlled way the first command cam (8a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: SANTONI S.P.A.
    Inventors: Tiberio Lonati, Ettore Lonati, Fausto Lonati
  • Patent number: 8561434
    Abstract: A circular knitting machine and a method for knitting an article with such a circular knitting machine, wherein the article is at least partially knitting by a reciprocating rotational movement of a needle cylinder in a forward direction and a backward direction. Needle elements are either being moved in axial direction of the needle cylinder by a stationary cam means according to a predetermined path of a stationary cam means or being moved in axial direction of the needle cylinder by a movable cam according to an amended path or being disengaged from the cam means and movable cam. The movement of each needle element near each movable cam can be individually controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Steps Holding B.V.
    Inventor: Mauro Busi
  • Publication number: 20120285203
    Abstract: A circular knitting machine includes lower bricks, guiding elements attached to the lower bricks and formed with a guiding groove extending like the profile of a peak, needles, upper bricks, hooks movably connected to the upper bricks. Each of the needles includes a rear edge, a front edge, a body extending from a head to a tail, and a fin extending from the body and being movable in the guiding groove of a related one of the guiding elements so that the needle is movable up and down relative to the guiding elements as the needle is movable around the guiding element. The head of each of the needles includes a first inclined edge extending downward from the rear edge, a second inclined edge extending toward the rear edge while extending downward from the first inclined edge, and a recess defined between the second inclined edge and the front edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Inventor: CHUN-WEN LAY
  • Publication number: 20100126229
    Abstract: A method for knitting manufactured articles with circular knitting machines with high-fineness consisting in that at least one region of the manufacture is produced with a group of contiguous needles by reducing at least once the number of active needles of the group of needles by transferring the last loop of knitting formed by certain needles of the group of needles to contiguous needles of the group of needles and excluding from knitting the needles that have transferred the loop of knitting during the formation of at least one portion of a subsequent row of knitting by the needles that are kept active. The manufacture region is produced by providing in succession portions of rows of knitting obtained by actuating the needle cylinder with a two direction rotary motion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2006
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    Inventors: Ettore Lonati, Tiberio Lonati, Fausto Lonati
  • Patent number: 6308535
    Abstract: A method for the manufacture of designed knitwear on circular stocking knitting and knitting machines is provided using one or more feed stations, starting from a first base yarn (13) and from a second base yarn (14) for the manufacture of a basic knit fabric and from at least one dyed yarn (15) to create a design in the basic knit fabric. Some needles (11) are selected to pick up and knit the dyed yarn (15) and the first base yarn (13) without picking up the second base yarn, while the remaining needles pick up and knit the second and first base yarns (13, 14), excluding the dyed yarn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2001
    Assignee: Sangiacomo S.p.A.
    Inventor: Fulvio Sangiacomo
  • Patent number: 6212912
    Abstract: A method and circular stocking knitting and knitting machine are disclosed. The method includes providing a first base yarn and a second base yarn for the manufacture of a basic knit fabric and a dyed yarn of a design, providing only one control for selecting the needles of the design at each feeding station of the machine and selecting the needles which must form the design such that each of the selected needles picks up and knits the dyed yarn of the design and the second base yarn dropping or discarding the first base yarn, while the remaining unselected needles pick up and knit the base yarns, discarding the dyed yarn of the design. The circular stocking knitting and knitting machine includes a selecting and controlling device for controlling selected needles of the design in order to raise these selected needles to a level higher than the remaining needles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2001
    Assignee: Sangiacomo S.p.A.
    Inventor: Fulvio Sangiacomo
  • Patent number: 5018369
    Abstract: The device has a box-like supporting structure which slidably accommodates at least one slider arranged laterally facing the needle cylinder of the machine and is movable, by virtue of the action of a linear motor, along a direction which is radial to the needle cylinder. The slider is rigidly associated, with its end which protrudes out of the box-like structure, with a knitting cam which is selectively engageable with needle actuation elements by moving the slider. The slider is constituted by a shaft which is slidably supported, along its axis, by the box-like structure by means of a first bearing which is arranged inside the box-like structure and has balls partially accommodated in longitudinal seats defined on the outer surface of the shaft and in seats correspondingly defined on the inner surface of a bush which extends around the shaft and is prevented from rotating about its axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 28, 1991
    Assignee: Lonati S.p.A.
    Inventor: Francesco Lonati
  • Patent number: 4856298
    Abstract: A device for selectively lifting a multiplicity of needles which are mounted to an upstanding, rotatable cylinder for up and down sliding motion. Each needle has a shank with two butts formed in vertically spaced positions thereon, so that there are formed tow rows of such butts extending circumferentially of the cylinder. The upper one, for example, of the two rows of butts includes a group of butts that are longer than the other butts of the same row. Slidably supported adjacent the cylinder are a pair of cams which are independently moved, as by solenoids, toward and away from the cylinder and which have sloping cam surfaces for relatively sliding engagement with the respective rows of butts when the cams are thrusted toward the cylinder in rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 15, 1989
    Assignee: Nagata Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kakuji Maruyama, Takeshi Kondo, Yoshimitsu Okubo
  • Patent number: 4708002
    Abstract: The device includes a slide movable in a substantially perpendicular direction to the axis of the needle cylinder and being rigidly associated with a knitting cam selectively engageable with the needle butts, and a step motor actuated by an electronic machine control. The step motor is connected to a drive cam which engages with a cam follower carried on the cited slide to produce a preset displacement of the knitting cam with respect to the needle cylinder on account of the knitting cam engaging selectively the needle butts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1985
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1987
    Assignee: Lonati S.p.A.
    Inventor: Francesco Lonati
  • Patent number: 4589266
    Abstract: An athletic sock having a knit-in, cushioned shin area. Preferably the sock also includes a knit-in, cushioned sole and ribbed support rear leg area. The cushioned shin area of the athletic sock may be formed on a single feed, single drum knitting machine by needle manipulation rather than by sinker manipulation. A selectively operable, special cam operates in conjunction with a radially shiftable lifting cam, and with long and short butt needles. The special cam lifts the short butt needles to an intermediate level where they grasp the body yarn but not the terry yarn. The long butt needles meanwhile are initially lifted by the special cam to the same level as the short butt needles. However, the lifting cam, which is retracted to clear the short butt needles as they pass by, further elevates the long butt needles to the uppermost level where they grasp both the terry yarn and the body yarn as they are lowered by the center cam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1984
    Date of Patent: May 20, 1986
    Assignee: Stancil Textile Co., Inc.
    Inventors: C. Mitchell Oakley, Jr., William L. Chatman
  • Patent number: 4120177
    Abstract: Means for selectively positioning needles in a circular knitting machine wherein a radially movable needle positioning cam is insertable from an inoperative position out of the path of control butts of needles or jacks into fully inserted or partially inserted positions to selectively engage all the butts or only long butts. A needle raising cam is mounted in advance of the needle positioning cam with its advance end pivoted for positioning of the raising cam down out of the path of control butts, in a fully raised position engaging the control butts to raise them clear of the positioning cam during insertion of the positioning cam, or in an intermediate inclined position to raise the control butts for engagement with the positioning cam at an inclination that permits high speed operation. The raising cam is mounted on a shaft that is operated by a mechanism that is driven from a pattern drum mounted on the machine coaxial and underlying the needle cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 1977
    Date of Patent: October 17, 1978
    Assignee: Brematex S.p.A.
    Inventor: Fabrizio Micheletti
  • Patent number: 4007608
    Abstract: A cam system for a circular knitting machine includes a cam retainer having an aperture for receiving a cam carrier, so that the cam carrier may be held in the retainer in a fixed position. The cam carrier may be fixed in the cam retainer at a number of predetermined positions, and the cam carrier has affixed thereto at least two cam surfaces which may be selectively positioned in opposite relationship in the knitting machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1975
    Date of Patent: February 15, 1977
    Assignee: VEB Wirkmaschinenbau Karl-Marx-Stadt
    Inventors: Harald Kurth, Dieter Laube, Erich Berthold