Patents by Inventor Gene Duff

Gene Duff has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20060048690
    Abstract: A fabric is provided having discrete surface portions of a primary backing and tufted yarns exposed on the technical face of the fabric. To form the fabric, the yarn feed controlled by servomotors is adjusted in increments to rob back yarn sufficient to pull out the previously tufted loops in selected portions of the fabric, leaving the primary backing portion of the pulled-out loops exposed on the technical face. By the selection process, random or patterned tufted portions and exposed primary backing surface portions are provided on the technical face of the fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2005
    Publication date: March 9, 2006
    Applicant: Burlington Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Whitten, Gene Duff, Robert Hutchison