Patent Number: 6,332,416

Title: Sewing machine needle having means for improved loop formation

Abstract: A needle for introducing a thread into or through a fabric includes an elongated needle blade having a longitudinal axis; a needle point; and an eye traversing the needle blade at an acute angle to the longitudinal axis. The needle eye has an inlet and an outlet situated on opposite sides of the needle blade. The needle further has a protuberance formed on the needle blade. The protuberance adjoins the eye outlet and projects laterally away from the needle blade.

Inventors: Wohnhas; Hans-Kurt (Albstadt, DE), Hillenbrand; Bernd (Albstadt-Truchtelfingen, DE), Horn; Gerd (Albstadt, DE)

Assignee: Groz-Beckert KG

International Classification: D05B 85/00 (20060101); D05B 085/00 ()

Expiration Date: 12/25/2018