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Jerry F Mallard: Automated distributed control system for a weaving mill. Burlington, Nixon & Vanderhye, May 30, 1989: US04835699 (55 worldwide citation)

An interactive real-time, distributed control system for textile weaving machines including real time, interactive bi-directional communications centrally manages the whole range of activities of a weaving room. Microcontrollers at each weaving machine control most of the routine weaving functions a ...


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James M Pierce Jr, Jerry F Mallard: Method and apparatus for grading fabrics. Burlington, Cushman Darby & Cushman, January 24, 1989: US04800503 (2 worldwide citation)

A fabric grading method and system includes a computer and speech command system for converting oral commands spoken by an operator to signals for driving an inspection frame and a defect labeling device. The operator's spoken defect descriptions are automatically recorded and discriminated so that ...