Patent Number: 6,167,730

Title: Sinker and selector arrangement for a circular knitting machine

Abstract: A sinker (1) for a circular knitting machine contains a shaft (2) with a recess (11) in which a selection element (12) provided with a controllable raising butt (20) is mounted swivellably and can be swivelled to and fro between a position in which the raising butt (20) is retracted into the recess (11) and a position in which the raising butt (20) projects upwards over the upper side of the shaft (2). A spring (21), which can be attached to the selection element (12) or the shaft (2), serves to pre-tension the selection element (12) into one of these two positions (FIG. 1). In addition, a selection device is provided for selecting the sinker (1) in accordance with a pattern.

Inventors: Willmer; Rolf (Albstadt, DE)

Assignee: SIPRA Patententwicklungs- u. Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH

International Classification: D04B 15/06 (20060101); D04B 15/68 (20060101); D04B 15/00 (20060101); D04B 15/34 (20060101); D04B 15/66 (20060101); G06F 9/445 (20060101); D04B 015/06 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018