Apparel Collar Making Patents (Class 83/901)
  • Patent number: 5596939
    Abstract: An apparatus for converting a length of large diameter knitted tubular fabric into a plurality of fabric bands for use in the manufacture of apparel collars, cuffs and bands. The apparatus includes a slitter adapted to cut the large diameter knitted tubular fabric into longitudinal fabric strips with opposed edges. The slitter includes a plurality of spaced fabric cutters to cut the fabric into a plurality of longitudinal fabric strips and a fabric conveyor adapted to longitudinally convey the fabric into contact with the cutters. The apparatus also includes a seamer adapted to longitudinally fold the fabric strips and seam the edges together to form a plurality of smaller diameter tubes having the same diameter as the finished collar or cuff. Finally, the apparatus includes a cutter adapted to transversely cut each of the tubes into bands having a predetermined width for use as collars or cuffs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 28, 1997
    Assignee: Sara Lee Corporation
    Inventors: Edward R. LaVelle, Robert E. Butler
  • Patent number: 5355598
    Abstract: A continuous ironing and automatic cutting apparatus, is provided. The apparatus mainly makes use of a cloth roll stand, a marking device, a few sets of buffering devices, and an automatic cutting device, in cooperation a conventional pressing device and a corking device, to accomplish a continuous ironing and automatic cutting operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 18, 1994
    Assignee: China Textile T&R Institute
    Inventor: Shin-Chau Yao
  • Patent number: 5230764
    Abstract: A process is described for producing garments or individual parts thereof from at least one top fabric, from which the cuts belonging to a garment are cut out in a cutting device and are fed to further processing, wherein, if desired, cuts of a predetermined type are provided with coated lining parts and are attached thereto, wherein during the cutting of the cuts, at least those cuts which will subsequently be provided with lining parts are provided mechanically with marks, and during the attachment of cuts to lining parts, at least one of the parts to be attached is provided with a mark immediately before, during or after the attachment. Separate marking in an operation intended especially for this purpose is thus avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1993
    Inventor: Philipp Moll
  • Patent number: 4833953
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for automatically providing notching indicia on the edge of a garment subassembly to provide a dimensional reference to be utilized in subsequent fabrication of the goods. A conveyor transports the garment subassembly to a notching station at which the pre-assembled parts are secured in accurate registration to the path of a notching device that is movable on a carriage toward and away from the notching station. The notching device includes a vertically extending notching blade having a recessed cutting edge which, when positioned at the notching station, overlies an edge of the garment part subassembly. On displacing the blade downward, the notch indicia is cut into the garment piece after which the notching unit is withdrawn to a home position while the notched part is transported by the conveyor to a subsequent fabrication step. In a preferred embodiment two notching devices supported in a common path on opposite sides of the notching station are utilized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 30, 1989
    Assignee: Levi Strauss & Co.
    Inventor: Ted M. Ray
  • Patent number: 4324004
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for constructing a garment collar which includes upper and lower facing strips of a predetermined shape each having a finished and unfinished surface and a lining of the same predetermined shape which has one fusible surface. The facing strips and lining are stacked in alignment so that the lower facing strip is on the bottom with its finished surface facing upward, the upper facing strip is in the middle with its finished surface facing downward, and the fusible lining is on top with its fusible surface facing upward. Next, this stack is stitched around three peripheral edges and is turned inside out so that the lining is disposed between the two facing strips with the finished surfaces of the facing strips directed outward and the fusible surface of the lining facing the unfinished (inner) surface of the lower facing strip. The reversed collar is then again sewn about its periphery and is compressed in a press which provides heat to at least the lower facing strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1980
    Date of Patent: April 13, 1982
    Assignee: Union Underwear Company
    Inventors: Juan A. Smith, Catherine L. Adams, Wayne M. Adams
  • Patent number: 4244999
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a flat cut textile piece possessing variable stiffness over its surface, which comprises fabricating cut textile pieces from a dimensionally stable web-like flat structure. There is applied to the cut textile pieces, in accordance with a predetermined pattern and in a predetermined quantity, a preparation containing at least one substance forming a film at the prevailing processing temperature. This film possesses a Shore hardness A of at least 50 at a temperature of about C. and at a temperature of about C. possesses at most 80 percent of the hardness value measured at C. This film does not melt at a temperature below about C. Then the cut pieces are dried. The flat cut textile pieces produced according to the invention are preferably used as inserts for various clothes or garments, such as collars and cuffs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 1977
    Date of Patent: January 13, 1981
    Assignee: Stotz & Co.
    Inventor: Zdenek Koula
  • Patent number: 4213547
    Abstract: Method of and apparatus for processing run-stitched collars, in which the points of the collars are trimmed, and the collars are everted and pressed. In the pressing operation, the collars are given a wiping action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1978
    Date of Patent: July 22, 1980
    Assignee: Stahl-Urban Company
    Inventor: William R. Conner, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4175681
    Abstract: An apparatus for use in producing men's shirts or blouses provided with attached collars, which have a bottom fabric layer with a joining edge and a top fabric layer. The apparatus is provided with a marking device for indicating the collars at several points before sewing on the shirts or blouses and with a cutting device for trimming the joining edge of the bottom fabric layer of a collar after indicating. The marking device is provided with means for adjusting to variable collar sizes and changing over to different collar contours and the cutting device containing means for feeding the collars during trimming and for guiding the collars along the cutting means arranged side by side on a base plate. By this it is possible to perform two working operations by only one operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1977
    Date of Patent: November 27, 1979
    Assignee: Koch Adler AG
    Inventors: Hans Scholl, Helmut Tiemann