Patent Number: 6,293,211

Title: Method and apparatus for producing patterned tufted goods

Abstract: Apparatus for producing pattern tufted goods, such as pattern tufted carpet, produces cut and loop pattern carpet using independent yarn colored pattern and cutting pattern process controllers, colored pattern carpet having differential pile heights, and colored pattern carpet with tight or loose tufts. In addition, an apparatus for making color patterned tufted carpet has a yarn cutting system which more reliably cuts yarn when cut tufts are desired.

Inventors: Samilo; John S. (Ringgold, GA)

Assignee: Tapistron International, Inc.

International Classification: D05C 15/18 (20060101); D05C 15/32 (20060101); D05C 15/34 (20060101); D05C 15/24 (20060101); D05C 15/26 (20060101); D05C 15/36 (20060101); D05C 15/00 (20060101); D05C 015/10 (); D05C 015/28 (); D05C 015/36 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018