03964407 is referenced by 12 patents and cites 2 patents.

A tufting machine having a needle plate supported for lateral movement relative to the needles. The needle plate may be shifted laterally in accordance with a pattern. The support for the needle plate includes a pair of laterally extending rods movable in bearing members secured to the tufting machine. Picker rolls on the leading edge of the needle plate provide a positive gripping action between the backing fabric and the needle plate during the shifting movements.

Title
Shiftable needle plate
Application Number
5/648602
Publication Number
3964407
Application Date
January 12, 1976
Publication Date
June 22, 1976
Inventor
Randel P Smith
Chattanooga
TN, US
Jimmie D Scott
Harrison
TN, US
Gary L Ingram
Ooltewah
TN, US
Agent
Alan Ruderman
Robert E Smith
Edward L Bell
Assignee
The Singer Company
NY, US
IPC
D05C 15/30
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