Patent Number: 6,170,409

Title: Tables for machine units

Abstract: A table is disclosed for use in connection with a machine unit such as a multi-head embroidery machine. The table surface is slidably mounted to a slide unit mounted on a sub frame that is vertically movable between an upper position where the table can support a flat work piece to be sewn at the head of the machine, and a lower position where tubular pieces can be freely hand sewn freely from the machine head. The table is moved between the upper and lower positions by hydraulic cylinders that raise and lower the sub frame unit. The table can also be retracted into the main frame of the machine unit by means of a slide unit attached between the table and the sub frame.

Inventors: Smith; Howard Jameson (Manchester, GB)

Assignee: Brother Industries, Ltd.

International Classification: D05B 75/00 (20060101); D05C 3/00 (20060101); D05C 3/02 (20060101); A47B 011/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/09/2018