Patent Number: 7,761,964

Title: Structuring needle for treating fiber webs

Abstract: A structuring needle for treating a fiber web by repeatedly penetrating thereinto, includes a shank, a working-part tip constituting an end of the shank and a multi-branch recess formed in the working-part tip. The multi-branch recess is composed of a plurality of generally groove-shaped branches. At least some of the branches are oriented to one another at an angle other than 180.degree..

Inventors: Foster; Perk (Manitowoc, WI)

Assignee: Groz-Beckert KG

International Classification: D04H 18/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 7/27/12018