Global Patent Index - EP 0978582 A2

EP 0978582 A2 2000-02-09 - Method of and apparatus for controlling a knitting machine

Title (en)

Method of and apparatus for controlling a knitting machine

Title (de)

Verfahren und Vorrichtung zum Steuern einer Strickmaschine

Title (fr)

Procédé et dispositif de commande d'un métier à tricoter

Publication

EP 0978582 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 99306226 A

Priority

JP 22146898 A

Abstract (en)

An apparatus for controlling a knitting machine (10) includes an plurality of needle selecting devices (20) for selectively actuating knitting needles of a circular machine. Each of the needle selecting devices (20) is provided with a drive circuit (25) for driving a pattern finger and a shift register (26). Knitting data a is sequentially supplied from a controller (30) to the shift register (26) in one of the needle selecting devices and then serially from this shift register to the remaining needle selecting devices (20). At the time the transfer of the knitting data completes, the knitting data is latched and retained in each of the shift registers (26) and the drive circuit (25) is activated based on the retained knitting data. <IMAGE>

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

D04B 15/66

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

D04B 15/82 (2006.01); D04B 15/66 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

D04B 15/78 (2013.01); D04B 15/66 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE GB IT

EPO simple patent family

EP 0978582 A2 20000209; EP 0978582 A3 20011017; EP 0978582 B1 20041027; DE 69921402 D1 20041202; DE 69921402 T2 20060309; JP 2000054246 A 20000222

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- Inventor name: MIYAGAKI, MITSUO

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