07717051 is referenced by 17 patents and cites 166 patents.

A method of controlling the feeding of the backing material moving through a tufting machine in order to produce tufted articles such as carpets having a woven look or appearance. The backing material is indexed forwardly along its path of travel through the tufting machine by at least the stitch length for each stitch in a stitch cycle of the programmed pattern. At a desired point in the stitch cycle, the backing material can be indexed forwardly by a greater distance approximately equal to the program stitch length and a calculated jump distance to achieve a desired pattern effect.

Title
System and method for control of the backing feed for a tufting machine
Application Number
11/209053
Publication Number
7717051 (B1)
Application Date
August 22, 2005
Publication Date
May 18, 2010
Inventor
William M Christman Jr
Hixon
TN, US
Wilton Hall
Oglethorpe
GA, US
Agent
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLPC
Assignee
Card Monroe
TN, US
IPC
D05B 1/00
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