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Publication numberUS3887903 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication date3 Jun 1975
Filing date29 Aug 1973
Priority date29 Aug 1973
Publication numberUS 3887903 A, US 3887903A, US-A-3887903, US3887903 A, US3887903A
InventorsMartell Charles Ronald
Original AssigneeCamsco Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Interactive man-machine method and system for grading pattern pieces and for producing an apparel marker
US 3887903 A
Abstract
The specification discloses a technique for laying out an apparel pattern marker by efficiently arranging a plurality of apparel pattern pieces within a predetermined marker area. The system includes a digitizer for inputting digital coordinate data representative of a plurality of apparel pattern pieces. A central controller receives and stores the coordinate data and upon command, applies predetermined grading rules to the pattern pieces. The graded pattern pieces may be displayed upon a cathode ray tube display and checked by the operator. To produce a pattern marker, the operator faces the cathode ray tube display on which is displayed miniature representations of the marker area and the pieces comprising the desired style and sizes. The operator manually operates a stylus on a data tablet which is interconnected with the central controller and the cathode ray tube display. The operator further operates a multi-button function box in conjunction with movement of the stylus, in order to arrange the piece reproductions within the marker area on the cathode ray tube. When the desired miniature marker layout has been produced on the cathode ray tube display, the operator may cause the full sized apparel pattern marker to be automatically plotted. The pattern marker may then be utilized to cut cloth to enable the fabrication of a large number of garments of the desired style and sizes.
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United States Patent 1191 Martel! INTERACTIVE MAN-MACHINE METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR GRADING PATTERN PIECES AND FOR PRODUCING AN APPAREL MARKER [75] Inventor: Charles Ronald Martel], Dallas, Tex.

[73] Assignee: Camsco, Inc., Richardson, Tex.

[22] Filed: Aug. 29, 1973 [2|] App]. No.: 392,651

Primary ExaminerHarvey E. Springborn Attorney. Agent. or Firm-Richards, Harris & Medlock [57] ABSTRACT The specification discloses a technique for laying out 1 June 3, 1975 an apparel pattern marker by efficiently arranging a plurality of apparel pattern pieces within a predetermined marker area. The system includes a digitizer for inputting digital coordinate data representative of a plurality of apparel pattern pieces. A central controller receives and stores the coordinate data and upon command. applies predetermined grading rules to the pattern pieces. The graded pattern pieces may be displayed upon a cathode ray tube display and checked by the operator. To produce a pattern marker, the operator faces the cathode ray tube display on which is displayed miniature representations of the marker area and the pieces comprising the desired style and sizes. The operator manually operates a stylus on a data tablet which is interconnected with the central controller and the cathode ray tube display. The operator further operates a multi-button function box in conjunction with movement of the stylus, in order to arrange the piece reproductions within the marker area on the cathode ray tube. When the desired miniature marker layout has been produced on the cathode ray tube display. the operator may cause the full sized apparel pattern marker to be automatically plotted. The pattern marker may then be utilized to cut cloth to enable the fabrication of a large number of garments of the desired style and sizes.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification700/132
International ClassificationG06T3/00
Cooperative ClassificationG06T3/00
European ClassificationG06T3/00
Legal Events
DateCodeEventDescription
21 May 1987AS03Merger
Owner name: GERBER CAMSCO, INC., A DE. CORP.
Owner name: GERBER GARMENT TECHNOLOGY, INC.,
Effective date: 19870421
21 May 1987ASAssignment
Owner name: GERBER CAMSCO, INC., A DE. CORP.
Free format text: MERGER;ASSIGNOR:GERBER GARMENT TECHNOLOGY, INC.,;REEL/FRAME:004716/0384
Effective date: 19870421