Cloth Or Leather Patents (Class 83/936)
  • Patent number: 8074548
    Abstract: A fabric cutter for making a fringe on an edge of a fabric having a base member, a lever member; and a row of blades for cutting a fringe in the edge of a fabric, the lever member being pivotally attached to said base member and having suspended there from the row of blades; the base member having rectangular cutting slots with sharp edges corresponding in position to a lower end of each blade of the row of blades, the cutting slots being adapted to permit penetration there through of the plurality of blades upon lowering the lever member toward the base member to cut a fringe in the edge of a fabric located between the row of blades and the rectangular cutting slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Inventor: Catherine Lynn Ice
  • Patent number: 7255031
    Abstract: A vertical curtain cutter includes at least a base and a mold cutting device fixed on the base, which consists of a clamper, a knife and a motor. The clamper has a stationary clamp block and a movable clamp block, and the stationary clamp block has a flat clamp surface at one side and a curved clamp surface at other side. As a result, the movable clamp block and the stationary clamp block can clamp between them the rolled curtain cloth or folded-up curtain cloth. The cloth is vertically inserted by reversing the flat surface and the curved surface of the stationary clamp block. The motor can drive the knife to shift towards the curtain cloth and cut it, so that the cutter is able to cut either rolled or folded-up curtain cloth into multiple curtain pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Assignee: Nien Made Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ming Nien, Wen-Yeu Lee, Kun-Ming Chuang
  • Publication number: 20040168558
    Abstract: A cutting machine for napped cloth prevents fray and dropout of fabric during cutting, and inhibits shortening of the life of a cutter. An interconnected body formed by a plurality of metallic body plates interconnected by a long light shielding ribbon with adhesive, formed by applying a sealing agent and an adhesive on a surface opposite a napped surface of a napped cloth having a single napped surface, is conveyed by a conveying means. The interconnected body is conveyed so that a void area between adjacent metallic body plates is positioned at a predetermined cutting position between lower and upper receiving surfaces. The light shielding ribbon with adhesive is sandwiched and fastened from both sides by a fastener part, and then this light shielding ribbon with adhesive is cut by advancing a cutter through a cutting part from the napped surface side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2003
    Publication date: September 2, 2004
    Applicant: FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Miyake, Terumi Mori, Hidetoshi Kawasaki, Kazunori Mizuno
  • Patent number: 6205370
    Abstract: For making a nest of cuts (N) for cutting blanks out of flat, irregular workpieces (W), the contour (U) and the flaws (F) of the spread workpieces (W) together with a workpiece characteristic are detected by means of a digitizing unit (3), and the corresponding data are read into a computer (5), which on the basis of these data and the data stored in the computer (5) concerning number, shape and quality requirements of the blanks calculates and stores a nest of cuts and utilizes the detected workpiece characteristics of the workpieces (W) as a workpiece code for allocating the nests of cuts (N) to the respective workpieces (W).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2001
    Assignee: GFM Beteiligungs-und Management GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Gottfried Blaimschein, Harald Dietachmayr
  • Patent number: 6138545
    Abstract: The cutting mechanism includes a cutter block mounting a knife blade arranged for movement along a slot in a cutting table. The cutter block is driven by a cable and a first drive pulley. The cable extends under and around the first drive pulley and a second pulley, with the first end of the cable fixed to a second end of the cutter block, and the second end of the cable fixed to a first end of the cutter block. The cable and the first and second pulleys are arranged such that when the cutter block lies between the first end of the slot in the table and a center of first drive pulley the first and second ends of the cable are drawn taut thereby stopping movement of the cutter block along the slot towards the first end, and such that when the cutter block lies between the second end of the slot in the table and a center of the second pulley the first and second ends of the cable are likewise drawn taut stopping movement of the cutter block along the slot towards the second end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2000
    Inventor: Raymond Dueck
  • Patent number: 6041988
    Abstract: A sheet material primarily fabric is cut by providing an anvil having an substantially cylindrical wire thereon defining a cutting line lying along the anvil and supported thereby, by draping the fabric over the anvil and by running along the wire of the anvil the peripheral surface of a roller so as to apply pressure between the roller surface and the wire. The fabric is thus compressed between the roller surface and the wire in a pinching action which causes the wire to engage into and effect cutting of the fabric along the cutting line. The roller is mounted on a carriage running along the anvil and is spring biased onto the wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2000
    Inventor: Donald A. Shapiro
  • Patent number: 5924345
    Abstract: A method for precisely perforating an opening in footwear by positioning the footwear on a foot form with the outsole facing upward, supporting the vamp area of the footwear by a V-shaped support, clamping the rear section of the footwear to stabilize the footwear and moving the footwear upwardly against the die under pressure so that an opening is perforated in the heel area of the footwear. The apparatus includes a shuttle member on which the foot form, the V-shaped support and the clamp are carried. The clamp is activated when the shuttle is moved to contact a limit switch. The footwear is caused to be moved upwardly against the die under pressure upon the operator activating a switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1999
    Assignee: Georgia Boot Inc.
    Inventors: Howard A. Hoffman, Ronald E. Pottorff, Lavert F. Sneed, William G. Thomas
  • Patent number: 5878645
    Abstract: A method for forming a ready-to-hang lace curtain and a lace curtain comprising stiffen vertical panel of woven fabric. Each panel being joined to an adjacent panel by an integrally woven vertical zone of open mesh. The open mesh zones formed from a plurality of threads twisted into a single vertical strand. The strand being joined to adjacent vertical panels at evenly spaced intervals by a single loop of thread draw from the vertical strand and extending generally horizontally. The loops being interwoven at spaced locations into the edge of the adjacent vertical panel. Forming an accordion-folding of the plurality of the vertical panels along the mesh zones into aligned and compact stacked assembly and simultaneously die-cutting an opening through the assembled panels while they are in the stacked aligned configuration. The opening configured to receive means for hanging the curtain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1999
    Inventor: Carl Streit
  • Patent number: 5838569
    Abstract: Sheet materials in the form of remnants of non-repetitive shapes and that might be flawed, e.g. hides (10), are cut up using a method that includes the following operations: digitizing the geometrical shape of each remnant; defining a layout for pieces to be cut out from the remnant; and cutting out the pieces from the remnant in compliance with the resulting layout. The surface of the remnant (10) is provided with marks characteristic at least of the disposition and of the orientation of the remnant during digitization. The marks are detected so as to generate and record position information representative of the positions of the first marks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1998
    Assignee: Letra Systemes
    Inventor: Pierre Gane
  • Patent number: 5790402
    Abstract: A row of light emitting diodes approximately one inch apart are mounted along the edge of a spreading table. A small computer reads a cut file which specifies (among other items) the splice zone locations. The computer then controls the lighting of appropriate LEDs to define the beginning and ending of these splice zones. Locations between the LEDs may be identified by lighting LEDs on either side of the appropriate location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1998
    Assignee: e-Z Max Apparel Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Gabriel Liebermann, T. Clifton Penn, Vernon R. Porter, Don Crockett
  • Patent number: 5557853
    Abstract: A cloth cutting machine having a base mounted on at one end of an upright standard, and a motor mounted on the other end of that standard. A cloth cutting knife is connected to the standard, and is driven by the motor. A handle connected to the machine is manually gripped by the machine's operator to guide it during use. An air handler device connected to the machine is structured, in preferred form, to direct cooling air against the machine operator's hand which manually grips the handle. Also in preferred form, the cooling device includes a cooling air distribution manifold defined in the standard, that manifold having a hand air port at one end oriented to direct cooling air toward the handle, and a base air port at the other end which exhausts cooling air substantially rearwardly from the standard relative to the cutting direction of the machine so as to cool the standard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 24, 1996
    Assignee: The Wolf Machine Company
    Inventors: L. George Andre, Scott E. Andre
  • Patent number: 5499564
    Abstract: An apparatus for forming a spread of generally thin, pliable material from a roll thereof onto a table includes a cradle for holding the roll of the material which is selectively operable to rotate the roll of material for feeding a web of material generally forwardly from the roll. An endless conveyor including a series of flights spaced at intervals therealong with openings between the flights is driven for forward travel, and the web from the roll of the material is received on and carried forward by a flight in the upper reach of the conveyor. A knife is operable to cut the web to separate a first sheet of material from the roll of material. The first sheet of material is thereafter held from forward movement with the supporting flight by grippers selectively operable for gripping the first sheet of material on the supporting flight in the upper reach of the conveyor. Thus, the supporting flight slides out from under the first sheet of material with the first sheet falling onto the table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 19, 1996
    Assignee: Ark, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles H. Sanborn, III, Joel D. Clanton
  • Patent number: 5333111
    Abstract: A garment cutting system adapted for use with fabrics having a stripe or plaid design is characterized by computer assisted design matching that allows for either manual or automatic matching both between a garment marker to the fabric layup and between sequenced garment segment patterns. The present system employs data reduction techniques to reduce processing time and includes apparatus for optimizing image stability, focus and illumination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 26, 1994
    Assignee: Gerber Garment Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig L. Chaiken, John A. Fecteau
  • Patent number: 5174183
    Abstract: A post-cutting arrangement for sewing loops formed by a band portion has a mandrel provided for opening and spreading a loop, and having a gap for receiving free band ends, and at least one cutter arranged in the gap and movable relative to the band ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 29, 1992
    Assignee: Weda Roland Werner GmbH
    Inventor: Roland Werner
  • Patent number: 4972745
    Abstract: A method for cutting blanks from webs of material, in which the blanks which are longer than the cutting table are only partially cut out at a cutting station. Then, after advance of the following segment or partial segments of the web to the cutting station, the blanks are then separated completely from the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1988
    Date of Patent: November 27, 1990
    Assignee: Durkopp System Technik GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Bruder, Klaus Biervert, Jurgen Meybrink
  • Patent number: 4941183
    Abstract: Three embodiments of methods and apparatus according to the invention are each capable of optimizing the cutting of material in accordance with a plurality of templates or predetermined shapes. The method steps required to be carried out manually are greatly simplified. The degree of utilization of the material for a given intended pattern of cutting is determined objectively before cutting to minimize waste, and the degree of utilization is weighed against the subjective feeling of the operator as to the suitability of the specific portions of the workpiece material proposed to be cut. In cutting patterned materials, it is assured that the respective patterning on each piece to be cut out is selected, in a simple manner, to provide for predetermined uniform transitions between the different individual pieces in the finished product, for instance an article of clothing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 10, 1990
    Assignee: Durkopp System Technik GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Bruder, Klaus Biervert
  • Patent number: 4882961
    Abstract: A cutting portal for an ultra-high-pressure fluid jet cutting system separates the longitudinal and transverse motion of the cutting head support. The portal includes two parallel plates with lightweight, honeycomb composite material between them. The cutting portal is moved transversely of its length longitudinally of the cutting table. A guide rail for the cutting head support is supported in the honeycomb material and extends along the length of the cutting portal, transversely to the motion of the cutting portal. Spaced apart bearing shafts are supported by bearing shells in the honeycomb material. A driven belt passes around the shafts and moves the cutting head support along the guide rail, which provides motion of the cutting jet in the transverse direction of the cutting table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 28, 1989
    Assignee: Durkopp Systemtechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Siegfried Zabinski, Klaus Biervert, Gerd Kupper