Patent Number: 6,332,417

Title: Sewing machine needle having a slender eye

Abstract: A sewing machine needle includes a central longitudinal axis; a blade extending at least partially coaxially with the axis and terminating in a point; and an eye passing though the blade transversely to the axis and having an opening direction. The eye has opposite openings on opposite sides of the blade. Two mutually spaced walls forming part of the blade have respective inner faces bounding the eye. An indentation is provided in the blade in a region of at least one of the eye openings. The indentation reduces the height of at least one part of the eye walls as measured from the axis.

Inventors: Vornholt; Harry (Bitz, DE)

Assignee: Groz-Beckert KG

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

Expiration Date: 12/25/2018