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Spencer Wright Industries, Inc. Patents
Assignee:
Spencer Wright Industries, Inc.
Address:
Dalton, GA
No. of patents:
101
Patents:


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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
RE40194 Tufting machine yarn feed pattern control April 1, 2008
A tufting machine has a yarn feed pattern assembly including a housing having a mounting plate for mounting a multiplicity of yarn feed rollers from the exterior of said mounting plate and a multiplicity of servo motors connected to said mounting plate on the interior of said housing.
RE31859 Align boring machine April 2, 1985
An align boring machine for boring .Iadd.a plurality of generally aligned .Iaddend.bearing .[.housings.]. .Iadd.units .Iaddend.of an automotive engine .[.block.]. wherein a boring bar is rotatably suspended by and rotatably driven between two columns positioned upon machine ways, and the
D293323 Knife holder for tufting machines December 22, 1987
D287017 Crankshaft grinding machine December 2, 1986
D285084 Milling machine August 12, 1986
D280905 Brake lathe October 8, 1985
D280202 Grinding machine August 20, 1985
D257725 Gated hook for tufting machines December 30, 1980
D253473 Gated hook for tufting machines November 20, 1979
7296524 Tufting machine November 20, 2007
A tufting machine for producing pile fabric having a pile height of approximately at least 50 mm has divider plates between adjacent needles to prevent yarn loops and especially the legs of cut loops from becoming trapped between an adjacent needle and its associated yarn feed. The d
6832568 Tufting machine needle December 21, 2004
A tufting needle which has a transverse eye between the blade of the needle an the point and has a clearance above the eye in the blade on one side and has no yarn guide and protection groove on the opposite side. Also, disclosed is a conventional tufting needle which has the conventiona
6651571 Inline needle tufting machine with needle modules November 25, 2003
A tufting machine configured to provide needles co-linearly along a tufting plane from opposing needle holders provided in a needle module. The needle holders may be selectively latched with latch pins connected to limbs extending from a yoke connected to the push rod of the tufting mach
6637356 Needle module for a tufting machine October 28, 2003
A needle module contains a plurality of needles having a shank and an eye at a first end and a mounting portion at the second end mounted in a module body. A rod is mounted on and spaced apart from the module body transversely to the needles. Yarn stands pass over the rod and are dir
6446566 Yarn feed for assembly for a tufting machine September 10, 2002
A tufting machine has a yarn feed roller assembly with a plurality of rotatable driver rollers driven at different speeds and a plurality of actuators in the form of a pivotable arm having in one embodiment a pair of yarn feed reels one of which is arranged to selectively press yarn into
6339995 Needle for a tufting machine January 22, 2002
A needle, which may be one of a plurality of needles in a needle module, has a rod attached to the shank adjacent the yarn guide groove or to the blade in the guide groove and extending laterally or transverse to the axis of the needle committing yarn to be directed readily into the yarn
6283052 Tufting machine with needle bar motor September 4, 2001
A tufting machine has a reciprocating needle bar which may be shifted laterally by a drive which includes at least one linear motor. Each linear motor has two major elements which may be coupled together electromagnetically. One of the elements is connected to a fixed portion of the
6263811 Tufting machine for overtufting patterns July 24, 2001
A tufting machine with a pair of closely spaced apart needle bars which reciprocate together but the needles carried by one bar may be controlled selectively to be either in a position to form pile or be retracted to a position where they do not form pile when the needle bars are driven
6260493 Two pile height mending gun July 17, 2001
A hand-held mending gun for tufting stitches into a backing material has a hollow needle reciprocally driven axially to form stitches in a backing material. A drive mechanism couples a rotary motor to a needle carrier for reciprocation along the axis of the needle. A yarn feed roll conne
6213036 Tufting machine yarn feed pattern control April 10, 2001
A tufting machine has a yarn feed pattern assembly including a housing having a mounting plate for mounting a multiplicity of yarn feed rollers from the exterior of said mounting plate and a multiplicity of servo motors connected to said mounting plate on the interior of said housing.
6192814 Cut pile tufting machine cutting elements February 27, 2001
The hooks of a cut pile tufting machine have a cam or chamfer surface in the form of an inclined ramp in the shank of the hook adjacent the throat extending to the cutting edge, the hooks being positioned in a hook module with a dual or compound angle relatively to the body of the module
6155187 Tufting of level cut pile and loop pile in the same row of stitching December 5, 2000
A multi-cylinder module has a common block within which the cylinders are formed and having a piston disposed within each cylinder and an output rod connected to each piston. Pressurized air acts on the piston against the bias of a corresponding spring to drive the respective rod outward
6152055 Tufting machine needle November 28, 2000
A tufting needle construction in which the mounting shank is offset from the axis of the blade and the yarn guide groove which extends to the eye and point portion of the needle. The yarn guide groove extends from a yarn entry mouth spaced from the shank so that yarn entering the groove
5974991 Controlled needle tofting machine November 2, 1999
An individually controlled needle tufting machine has a reciprocable latch bar for latching and unlatching selective needle holders, each needle holder being guided between a pair of guide plates and carrying a respective needle so that each needle selectively may be driven by the la
5662054 Yarn fault detection for tufting machines September 2, 1997
A controlled needle tufting machine has a cyclically reciprocating latch bar to which the needles may be selectively latched in accordance with a pattern to reciprocate and insert loops of yarn into a backing material or to not be latched and remain stationary above the backing material
5653184 Water cooled tufting machine August 5, 1997
An individual controlled needle tufting machine has a reciprocating latch bar for latching and unlatching to selective needle carriers, each needle carrier being guided in a respective guide formed in a guide block and carrying a respective needle so that each needle selectively may be d
5566629 Tufting machine patterning apparatus October 22, 1996
A tufting machine includes a pattern attachment mounted between a yarn feeding device and the needles, the yarn feeding device feeding yarn to the needles at a constant rate in an amount sufficient to accommodate the yarn requirements of the needle and looper system. The pattern attachme
5555826 Shifting needle carpet mender September 17, 1996
A hand-held mending gun for tufting stitches into a backing material has a hollow needle reciprocably driven axially and oscillated laterally so as to form stitches in a backing material laterally offset from other stitches. Zig-zag backstitches may thus be formed as may other laterally
5509364 Cut/loop module for tufting machines April 23, 1996
A cut/loop hook and clip module for use in a tufting machine has a molded body member including a plurality of tufting machine hooks cast therein in side-by-side relationship. The hooks have a beak at one end, a blade extending from the beak to a shank and a mounting portion of the shank
5495815 Tufting machine hook drive March 5, 1996
A tufting machine has a hook bar for mounting a plurality of hooks and is secured to a plurality of drive links driven by oscillating rocker arms from a rock shaft, and includes a plurality of resilient leaf springs secured at spaced apart locations to the hook bar and to a fixed member
5467724 Yarn jerker and threader guide for tufting machines November 21, 1995
A tufting machine including a reciprocating needle bar carrying needles has a yarn jerker including a stationary adjustable yarn guide and a combination yarn jerker and threader carried by the needle bar. The jerker-threader has a substantially U-shape configuration with little mass
5396852 Tufting machine modular gauge parts March 14, 1995
A tufting machine having spaced apart needle modules removably mounted on a needle bar in the tufting machine, the modules having notches at opposite side edges remote from the needles. Each side edge is of a generally half U-shape configuration so that when two modules are mounted side-
5193472 Dual sliding needle bar tufting apparatus March 16, 1993
A tufting machine has two slidable needle bars in back-to-back relationship, each needle bar being reciprocated toward and away from a backing material in unison. Each needle bar carries a plurality of transversely spaced apart needles mounted in needle modules, the needles in one ba
5189966 Tufting apparatus and method for forming loop pile March 2, 1993
A tufting machine has a plurality of needles, each needle having a pair of eyes and cooperating with a pair of loop pile loopers seizing loops of yarn from a respective eye. The needle has an elongated yarn receiving groove extending along the surface of the needle facing the direction i
5182997 Tufting machine yarn feed roller assembly February 2, 1993
A yarn feed roller assembly for a tufting machine for selectively controlling the speed at which yarn is fed to each needle of the tufting machine so that different pile heights may be produced by each needle. The assembly has a pivotable control arm corresponding to each needle and
5090341 Hand-held tufting mending gun February 25, 1992
A hand-held tufting mending gun has a housing to which a pneumatic cylinder is fixedly mounted, the piston rod of the cylinder being connected to a needle drive member. The needle drive member is a gear rack and has its teeth in mesh with a pinion gear, the pinion gear in turn meshes wit
4970974 Tufting machine broken yarn detector November 20, 1990
A tufting machine having a broken yarn detector including a multiplicity of yarn engaging fingers mounted in a support block secured to the frame of the tufting machine. Each finger has an eyelet at one end for receiving a strand of yarn and is pivotably mounted on a rod externally of th
4895087 Controlled starting and stopping of tufting machines January 23, 1990
A tufting machine having a mainshaft rotatably driven by one or more A.C. motors reciprocably drives a needle bar carrying a multiplicity of needles. Two brakes are associated with the shaft, the first brake being actuated when the motors are deenergized, and the second brake is actuated
4870915 Yarn feed system for tufting machines October 3, 1989
A tufting machine having laterally shifting needles has a controlled amount of yarn fed to the needles, the amount of yarn being appropriate for the insertion of a diagonal back stitch such as arises during lateral shift of the needles relative to a backing material during the tufting op
4860674 Tufting machine and method for producing level cut and loop pile August 29, 1989
A tufting machine for forming loop pile and cut pile selectively in the same row of stitching has a controllably actuated latch carried by a reciprocating bar member for selectively coupling to and driving a needle carrier to a first position into cooperation with a loop seizing member
4834005 Tufting machine adjustable stroke mechanism May 30, 1989
A tufting machine has an adjustable needle stroke mechanism including an adjustable variable eccentric drive. The output of the drive is applied to a transversely extending oscillatable mainshaft by means of a fixed length rocker arm adjustably clamped to the mainshaft. The mainshaft is
4815402 Dual needle controlled needle tufting machine March 28, 1989
A tufting machine having a pair of rows of spaced apart needles which are independently selectively reciprocated in a path toward and away from a base material fed in a direction longitudinally from one row to the other through the machine. The machine includes drive mechanism including
4815401 Tufting machine indexing drive apparatus March 28, 1989
An indexing mechanism for a tufting machine for indexing a needle bar or a backing material feed roller has three oscillating input gear sectors, a drive transmission corresponding to each gear sector, an output member and a programmable selector mechanism for each drive transmission for
4794874 Method of forming tufted pile fabric January 3, 1989
An individually controlled needle tufting machine having loopers with beaks pointing in the same direction as the backing material being fed through the machine so as to form loop pile has means for laterally shifting the backing material continuously first in one direction and then in t
4790252 Selective needle tufting machines December 13, 1988
A tufting machine has a needle mounting construction including a multiplicity of needle support carriages, each carriage being slidably mounted in guides for controlled movement in a direction normal to the path of reciprocation of the tufting machine push rods. Pneumatic cylinders a
4754551 Centering gauge tool July 5, 1988
A centering gauge tool for determining if an axial bore is disposed concentrically relative to a desired center. The tool preferably has four sensing fingers equally spaced about a conical core, the finger being resiliently biased away from the surface of the core and depressible aga
4739717 Tufting machine gauge parts module April 26, 1988
A hook module for use in a tufting machine has a molded body member including a plurality of tufting machine hooks cast therein in side-by-side relationship. The hooks have a bill at one end, a blade extending from the bill to a shank and a mounting portion of the shank extending rem
4726306 Tufting machine for overtufting February 23, 1988
A controlled needle tufting machine for overtufting a secondary yarn into a base material having primary yarn therein includes feed rollers and take-off rollers for feeding the base material. The feed rollers and the take-off rollers each include a picker roll which engages the back-stit
4693190 Tufting machine for overtufting September 15, 1987
A needle plate for a controlled needle tufting machine utilized for overtufting secondary yarn into a backing material having a primary pile previously formed therein. The needle plate has needle plate fingers disposed with the upper support surfaces above the needle plate support su
4669403 Drive for a tufting machine June 2, 1987
A tufting machine has a needle bar drive mechanism including a first shaft on which drive eccentrics are mounted for driving connecting rod means which reciprocate the needle bar push rods and thus the needle bar. A second shaft is mounted adjacent the first shaft and gears mounted on th
4662291 Tufting machine sliding needle bar support May 5, 1987
A tufting machine has a needle bar for carrying a plurality of needles for reciprocating into and out of a base material. A sliding needle bar mechanism may shift the needle bar laterally according to a pattern. The needle bar is mounted for reciprocation and for lateral movement relativ
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