Global Patent Index - EP 1109960 A4

EP 1109960 A4 2001-12-19 - VERTICAL STITCHING MACHINE AND METHOD

Title (en)

VERTICAL STITCHING MACHINE AND METHOD

Title (de)

SENKRECHTE STEPPMASCHINE UND VERFAHREN

Title (fr)

MACHINE A PIQUER VERTICALE ET SON PROCEDE

Publication

EP 1109960 A4 (EN)

Application

EP 98920973 A

Priority

US 9809088 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: CA2331506A1] A stitching machine (10) and method orients cooperating needle (54) and hook (56) components in spaced horizontal alignment, suspends and tensions flexib le sheets (57) to be stitched in a generally vertical orientation between the components for stitching interior seams through the flexible sheets. Horizontal and vertical slides (22) support the cooperating sewing machine components along a horizontal and a vertical axis parallel to the sheets. Controlled drives shift the components in unison along these axes for formin g sewn patterns on the sheets. A conveyor (68) is provided with a substantiall y vertical run, of a height in excess of that of the sheets, to pass the sheet s to be stitched between the sewing components and hold the sheets in the vertical orientation.

[origin: CA2331506A1] A stitching machine (10) and method orients cooperating needle (54) and hook (56) components in spaced horizontal alignment, suspends and tensions flexible sheets (57) to be stitched in a generally vertical orientation between the components for stitching interior seams through the flexible sheets. Horizontal and vertical slides (22) support the cooperating sewing machine components along a horizontal and a vertical axis parallel to the sheets. Controlled drives shift the components in unison along these axes for forming sewn patterns on the sheets. A conveyor (68) is provided with a substantially vertical run, of a height in excess of that of the sheets, to pass the sheets to be stitched between the sewing components and hold the sheets in the vertical orientation.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

D05B 11/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

D05B 33/00 (2006.01); D05B 11/00 (2006.01); D05B 39/00 (2006.01); D05B 73/00 (2006.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

AU 7368598 A 19991129; CA 2331506 A1 19991118; EP 1109960 A1 20010627; EP 1109960 A4 20011219; JP 2002514487 A 20020521

INPADOC legal status


2004-10-20 [18D] APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20040415

2001-12-19 [A4] DESPATCH OF SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Effective date: 20011107

2001-12-19 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A4

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

2001-06-27 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20001204

2001-06-27 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE