07347151 is referenced by 18 patents and cites 72 patents.

A tufting machine and a method of controlling a tufting machine for forming cut and loop pile tufts of yarns in a backing material that includes a hook assembly having a series of hooks/loopers and a series of clips independently moveable between extended and retracted positions. The movement of the clips between their extended and retracted positions is selectively activated to cause transitions from cut pile tufts to loop pile tufts and loop pile tufts to cut pile tufts according to programmed pattern information.

Title
Control assembly for tufting machine
Application Number
11/215056
Publication Number
7347151 (B1)
Application Date
August 30, 2005
Publication Date
March 25, 2008
Inventor
William M Christman Jr
Hixson
TN, US
Kendall Johnston
Dalton
GA, US
Agent
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice PLLC
Assignee
Card Monroe
TN, US
IPC
D05C 15/00
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