Patent Number: 8,869,722

Title: Bead feeder

Abstract: A single bead-shaped piece fed from a storage pipe storing therein a large number of bead-shaped pieces is carried not on a bearing plate but on a support member provided independently from the bearing plate. The support member is arranged movable on the bearing plate in conjunction with forward and backward movement of a feeding member, and also arranged to be moved relative to the feeding member at the time of the forward or backward movement thereof. The support member is provided with a clamping section for clamping the bead-shaped piece, which is adapted to clamp the bead-shaped piece in conjunction with the relative movement of the feeding member and the support member. This permits the bead-shaped piece to be delivered properly from the storage pipe to the sewing position in a stable manner, and hence a sewing machine can reliably sew the bead-shaped piece on a sewing material.

Inventors: Kojima; Terutada (Nagoya, JP), Fukushima; Taichi (Kasugai, JP)

Assignee: Tokai Kogyo Mishin Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: D05B 3/00 (20060101); D05B 3/22 (20060101); D05B 3/12 (20060101); D05B 3/18 (20060101); D05C 7/08 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-28 0:00:00