Title:
Sewing machine body
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A sewing machine body includes a base with an upright part connected to a top of an end of the base and an arm which is connected to a distal end of the upright part. Each of the base, the upright part and the arm includes a hollow interior which is defined by four sidewalls or three sidewalls. Four connection plates are respectively welded to the arm and the upright, and the upright part and the base. The welding seams of the connection plates and the arm and the base are parallel to the arm.



Inventors:
Chang, Tseng Hsien (Dali City, TW)
Application Number:
10/778231
Publication Date:
08/18/2005
Filing Date:
02/17/2004
Assignee:
CHANG TSENG H.
Primary Class:
International Classes:
D05B37/00; D05B73/00; D05B75/00; (IPC1-7): D05B75/00; D05B37/00
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Primary Examiner:
IZAGUIRRE, ISMAEL
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
ROSENBERG, KLEIN & LEE (ELLICOTT CITY, MD, US)
Claims:
1. A sewing machine body (10) comprising: a main frame (20) composed of a framework (200) which is composed of a plurality of sidewalls, a hollow interior (201) partially enclosed by an H-shaped sidewall which forms as a U-shaped cross section.

2. The sewing machine body as claimed in claim 1, wherein the hollow interior (201) is enclosed by four sidewalls which form as a rectangular cross section.

3. The sewing machine body as claimed in claim 1, wherein the hollow interior (201) is partially enclosed by three sidewalls which form as a U-shaped cross section.

4. (canceled)

5. The sewing machine body as claimed in claim 1, wherein the main frame (20) is composed of a first part (21), a second part (22) and a third part (23), the first part (21) being received in a base (11) of the sewing machine body (10).

6. The sewing machine body as claimed in claim 5, wherein the second part (22) is connected to between the first part (21) and the third part (23), the second part (22) being received in an upright part (12) of the sewing machine body (10).

7. The sewing machine body as claimed in claim 6, wherein the third part (23) is received in an arm (13) of the sewing machine body (10).

8. The sewing machine body as claimed in claim 5, wherein connection plates (30) are connected to respective sides of the first part (21), the second part (22) and the third part (23).

9. The sewing machine body as claimed in claim 8, wherein the connection plates (30) are integrally welded to the first part (21), the second part (22) and the third part (23).

10. The sewing machine body as claimed in claim 1, wherein the sidewalls of the framework (200) are made by boards.

Description:

FIELD OF THE INVENTION

The present invention relates to a sewing machine body composed of three parts and each part includes a stress-resistant space so as to obtain a light in weight and strong sewing machine body.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

A conventional sewing machine body is made by way of iron casting which is heavy. The body is bulky and has a rough surface condition which does not meet the required specification and configuration. Therefore, further processes of machining and surface treatment are required to the body and this takes a lot of labor and time. Aluminum casting is developed to manufacture the sewing machine body within the past thirty years and may obtain a light in weight body. Nevertheless, the cost of the material and the molds is so high that cuts the benefits of the manufacturers.

The latest method for making the sewing machine body is to made an integral body composed of the base, the upright part and the arm from a single plate. The parts of the transmission mechanism in the sewing machine body are supported by flanges in the integral body. The support to the parts is not strong enough to bear the severe vibration and the actions of the moving parts, especially to the transverse force applied to the flanges. The flanges will be bent or deformed by the frequent impact forces coming from the moving parts and the deformation of the flanges affects the position of the needle bar. This results in abnormal impact between the needle bar and the shuttle of the mechanism so that the result of the sewing cannot be satisfied. Besides, the bending and/or deformation of a large-area pressing to a metal plate are difficult to control. In order to obtain a better result, especially for the periphery of the plate and the depth of the base, the pressing actions have to be taken several times.

The present invention intends to provide a sewing machine body that is composed of three individual parts connected with each other by welding connection plates therebetween so as to have a light and strong sewing machine body.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The present invention relates to a sewing machine body which comprises a first part used as a base, a second part used as an upright part connected to an end of the first part, and a third part used as an arm which is connected to the distal end of the second part. Four connection plates are respectively welded between the third part and the second part, and between the first part and the second part. Each of the first part, the second part and the third part includes a hollow interior.

The present invention will become more obvious from the following description when taken in connection with the accompanying drawings which show, for purposes of illustration only, a preferred embodiment in accordance with the present invention.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is a perspectiv4e view to show the sewing machine body of the present invention;

FIG. 2 is an exploded view to show the sewing machine body of the present invention;

FIG. 3 is a side view to show the sewing machine body of the present invention;

FIG. 4 shows the welding seams are parallel to the arm;

FIG. 5 shows another embodiment of the parts of the sewing machine body of the present invention;

FIG. 6 shows yet another embodiment of the parts of the sewing machine body of the present invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT

Referring to FIGS. 1 to 3, the sewing machine body 10 of the present invention comprises a main frame 20 which is composed of a framework 200 composed of a first part 21, a second part 22 and a third part 23. Each of the three parts 21, 22 and 23 has a hollow interior 201 defined therein so as to reduce the total weight of the frame 20. A plurality of connection plates 30 are used to connect the first part 21 and the second part 22, and the second part 22 and the third part 23 as shown in FIG. 3. The hollow interior 201 can be defined by four sidewalls so that the hollow interior 201 is enclosed by the four sidewalls and forms as a rectangular cross section as shown in FIG. 2. The hollow interior 201 can be defined by three sidewalls and the hollow interior 201 is enclosed by the three sidewalls and forms as a U-shaped cross section as shown in FIG. 5. The hollow interior 201 can also be defined by an H-shaped sidewall and the hollow interior 201 is enclosed by the three sections of the H-shaped sidewall forms as a U-shaped cross section as shown in FIG. 6. The cross section of each of the parts 21, 22, 23 can also be arranged as an oval configuration or a circular configuration. The sidewalls of the framework 200 are made by boards.

The first part 21 which is the longest one of the three parts and is received in a base 11 of the sewing machine body 10. The second part 22 which is the shortest one of the three parts and is received in the upright part 12 which is connected to a top of an end of the first part 21. The third part 23 is then connected to a distal end of the second part 22 and received in the arm 13 of the sewing machine body 10. The three parts 21, 22 and 23 can be connected with each other by welding or bolts. In this embodiment, four connection plates 30 are welded to respective sides of each of the three parts 21, 22, and 23 as shown in FIG. 1. The welding seams 31 are located at the top edge and the bottom edge of each of the connection plates 30.

As shown in FIG. 4, a force “F” will be applied to the distal end of the third part 23 because the movement of the needle of the sewing machine. The welding seams 31 are arranged to be parallel to the third part 23 and perpendicular to the direction of the force “F”, so as to provide support to against the force “F” to prevent the third part 23 from being bent by the force “F”.

The main frame 20 is manufactured by the individual parts 21, 22 and 23 which are easily made in the factory and the interior space 201 in each of the parts 21, 22, 23 effectively reduces the weight of the parts 21, 22, 23. The cost for manufacturing the parts 21, 22, 23 is obviously much less than the conventional methods. Besides, the parts 21, 22, 23 do not need surface treatment and extra machining and they can be connected with each other within a short period of time. The three parts 21, 22, 23 has excellent structural strength which is strong enough to bear the force that applied to the main frame 20.

While we have shown and described the embodiment in accordance with the present invention, it should be clear to those skilled in the art that further embodiments may be made without departing from the scope of the present invention.