07634326 is referenced by 24 patents and cites 118 patents.

A tufting machine and a method of controlling the tufting machine to form a tufted article having varying pattern effects, such as forming cut and loop pile tufts of yarn in a graphics type pattern, defining a yarn feed effect pattern and a shifting needle bar effect pattern, and combining the two patterns. The yarn feed of the tufting machine is controlled to compensate for pattern shifts while a hook assembly having a series of hooks/loopers and a series of clips independently moveable between extended and retraced positions is selectively controlled to cause a transition from cut pile tufts to loop pile tufts and loop pile tufts to cut pile tufts according to the programmed pattern information.

Title
System and method for forming tufted patterns
Application Number
11/531029
Publication Number
7634326 (B2)
Application Date
September 12, 2006
Publication Date
December 15, 2009
Inventor
Wilton Hall
Ringgold
GA, US
William M Christman Jr
Hixson
TN, US
Agent
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice PLLC
Assignee
Card Monroe
TN, US
IPC
G06F 19/00
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