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8997818 Device for fabricating a composite structure  
A device for fabricating a composite structure comprises a multi-axis positioner and an attached end effector comprising an integrated head and creel. The head has a clamp, cut and restart...
8951382 Sealing liquid for safety closures  
The invention relates to a sealing liquid for sealing mailpieces containing water and a penetration agent, to the uses thereof and to letter-closing devices and franking machines containing such a...
8911579 Fluid medium non-contact consolidation  
A pressure head for use in a fiber placement system for thermoplastic composite materials is disclosed. Plies of thermoplastic composite tape are placed onto a mandrel to form a shaped object. The...
8910690 Method and apparatus for manufacturing continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic resin pellet  
An apparatus for manufacturing a continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic resin pellet includes a roving package constituted by a cylindrical package of a reinforcing fiber bundle, a reinforcing...
8906178 Optical fiber installation at customer premises  
An optical fiber is permanently routed easily, quickly, and unobtrusively at a customer premises using an inventive hand tool, without staples or other fasteners. The fiber has an adhesive outer...
8893758 Pressure application roller unit for the laying down of pre-impregnated fibre strips on a surface, and also a laying down device  
The invention concerns a pressure application roller unit 2 for the laying down of fiber strips 80 on a surface 82, with a pressure application roller 7 mounted in a mounting unit 35 such that it...
8795578 Apparatus and method for forming fibre reinforced composite structures  
A method and apparatus for forming a fiber reinforced composite structure comprising at least two components, a hard base tool presenting a first tool face, a second tooling element presenting a...
8758538 Robotic based fiber placement cell with stationary dispensing head and creel  
A system for applying composite fiber to a lay-up tool has a fixed creel for supplying fiber to the fiber placement dispensing head and a fixed arm having a first end attached to the creel and...
8741084 Method of composite tape lamination over convex radii  
A tape laminating machine having a compaction roller lays up composite tape over a substrate having a convex radius. The compaction roller folds the tape as it moves over the convex radius, while...
8733417 Fiber application machine  
A fiber application machine including a fiber application head with an application roller for the production of parts made of composite materials. The fiber application head further includes a...
8667999 Fiber application machine provided with flexible fiber conveying tubes arranged within a cold sheath  
A fiber application machine for the production of composite material parts, comprising a system for displacing a fiber application head, a fiber storage, and a fiber conveyor for conveying the...
8667923 Water feed device for an inclined moistener in a mail handling machine  
A water feed device for feeding water to a moistener for moistening envelope flaps that is incorporated into a mail handling machine, the water feed device comprising a reserve stock of water from...
8613302 Reversing fiber placement head  
A reversing fiber placement head that is capable of bidirectional fiber placement on an application surface includes a feed mechanism for delivering fiber along two feed paths that are in a...
8607727 Assembly for applying a fluid behaviour substance, in particular for envelopes of letters provided with a closure strip  
An assembly (10) for applying a fluid behavior substance on a shaped closure strip (13, 13′, 13″) of an envelope (12, 12′, 12″) for letters comprising a supplying device (14) of the fluid behavior...
8597016 System for producing pultruded components  
A system for producing a pultruded component includes a fixture for providing fibrous reinforcements, a system for providing a polymeric resin, and an impregnation die for coating the fibrous...
8580060 Apparatus for preparing a pre-form  
An apparatus and a method for preparing a pre-form including at least one layer of fiber tows being at least partly fixed by a resin. The apparatus includes a work surface, a fiber tow...
8534338 Fiber delivery apparatus and system having a creel and fiber placement head with polar axis of rotation  
A fiber placement system including positioner and a fiber delivery apparatus having a creel assembly and a fiber placement head is provided. The positioner moves the entire fiber delivery...
8528615 Nonwoven fabric and method and apparatus for manufacturing same  
An apparatus for fabricating a nonwoven fabric having the appearance of a woven fabric includes a supply station for parallel warp yarns, a support structure for orienting the parallel warp yarns...
8522849 System and method for the automated delivery and layup of resin infused fibers  
An automated in-line feed-through system integrating the delivery, application and infusion of a resin to one or more fiber tows and layup of the one or more infused fiber tows to form a composite...
8474503 Systems and methods for sealing the trailing edge of a printed article  
A kicker wheel for folding and sealing the trailing edge of a folded article with sealing tabs. The kicker wheel can include a thin product support rail to support the article during activation of...
8397782 Mailing machine fluid level indicator  
An illustrative mailing machine is provided including a moistening fluid level indicator. The mailing machine includes a mail piece transport including a mail piece flap opening and moistening...
8394223 Pressing apparatus and pressing and depositing system for depositing a sliver on a double-curved surface, and use and method  
A pressing apparatus is provided for depositing a sliver on a surface with a first segment and at least one second segment that can respectively roll along the surface. The pressing apparatus...
8316906 Impregnation of a filament roving  
The invention relates to a device and a method for impregnating filaments, wherein the filaments form a roving. The device comprises a barrel (10) having at least one groove (12) formed in...
8282757 Automated composite annular structure forming  
Method and apparatus for forming an annular composite structure is provided. In one embodiment an apparatus for forming annular composite structures is provided. The apparatus includes an annular...
8256484 End effector for constructing composite members  
An end effector constructing composite members, in which a compaction roller and redirect rollers translate synchronously along the compaction axis. Additionally, the end effector includes an...
8236127 Method and apparatus for manufacturing continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic resin pellet  
A method and apparatus for manufacturing a continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic resin pellet are provided which can smoothly carry out a continuous drawing-out operation for a reinforcing...
8202385 Head for application of carbon-fibre strips and application method  
The invention relates to a head for application of carbon-fibre strips that has at least two spools (1) conveying respective carbon-fibre strips for the selective feed of said strips and in order...
8191596 Fiber application machine comprising a flexible compacting roller with a thermal regulation system  
A fiber application machine for the production of parts made of composite materials comprising a compacting roller for applying on an application surface a band formed of at least a resin...
8163115 Method, system and article for producing a mailpiece envelope having improved seal integrity  
A method, system and article for producing an envelope having improved seal integrity. The method comprises the steps of disposing at least one material at the interface of the adhesive seal...
8151853 Rotary laying arm comprising an on-board thread feed means  
Device for manufacturing a reinforcement from a thread laid directly in its final place by casting lengths of the said thread onto a receiving surface, the said device comprising a feed means...
8151854 Fiber placement machine platform system having interchangeable head and creel assemblies  
A modular fiber placement machine head assembly and refrigerated creel assembly affixed to a cradle for an interchangeable platform system adapted for composite fiber manufacturing through an...
8147635 Manufacturing apparatus of fiber-reinforced resin strand  
A manufacturing apparatus of a fiber-reinforced resin strand including spreaders that spread a reinforcing fiber bundle and are provided inside a crosshead to which a molten resin material is...
8127818 Method and apparatus of jointing cord fabric and jointing holder in calender line  
A method of jointing a cord fabric when the cord fabric for topping is alternately drawn from two supply positions for continuous supply. During drawing to supply of the cord fabric on one side, a...
8123515 System and method for producing composite materials with variable shapes  
This invention provides single-step pultrusion processes for producing fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) articles that may have variable cross sections and/or non-linear shapes. This unique...
8109063 Movable sealer  
An envelope sealing apparatus for sealing an envelope having a main body and a sealable flap foldable about a hinge between the flap and main body, and sealable thereto. The apparatus comprises a...
8074692 Process and tooling for lining molds of curved pieces  
The invention relates to a process and tooling for the lining of molds for curved pieces, the process comprising the application of a lining (15) of width A2 on the mold (3) in several successive...
8066922 Method and device for the production of a plastic profile  
In the production of elongate plastic profiles (10), which usually takes place by the pultrusion process, the cured plastic profile (10) emerging from a die (14) is pulled through the stationary...
8062448 Machine for producing multiaxial fibrous webs  
A plurality of unidirectional sheets (30a, 30b, 30c) are superposed in different directions and they are bonded together. At least one of the unidirectional sheets is made by spreading a tow so as...
8052819 Method and machine for applying a band of fibers on convex surfaces and/or with edges  
Embodiments of the invention relate to a fiber application method and a fiber application machine for producing parts in composite material, such as for the application of a band of fibers on...
8006635 Adjustable water feed device for feeding water to a moistener in a mail handling machine  
A water feed device for feeding water to a moistener for moistening envelope flaps that is incorporated into a mail handling machine, the water feed device comprising a reserve stock of water from...
7980546 Mail paper sealing apparatus  
A mail paper sealing apparatus is provided. The apparatus includes an input part, a compression roller part, a driving unit, and a convey accelerator. The input part supplies a mail paper. The...
7971616 Apparatus for producing non-woven fabric  
An apparatus for applying weft yarns in a cross direction to warp yarns having an adhesive scrim thereon includes the warp yarns on a beam which are fed downstream of the apparatus by first laying...
7951250 Integrated folding/tabbing apparatus for creating mailpieces  
A method is provided for configuring a mailpiece creation system to minimize system set-up, mitigate errors and reduce the skill level required to perform tabbing operations. The method includes...
7931770 Process and equipment for continuous decoration of structural shapes by sublimation  
Continuous decoration process with a film of inked plastic material enclosing a structural shape and consisting of the following steps: perform continuous wrapping of the structural shape with...
7905975 Process for manufacturing preform and apparatus therefor  
A process for manufacturing a preform, and apparatus therefor, wherein a preform with a branched portion in its cross-section profile is continuously manufactured by delivering a raw form of...
7849902 Apparatus for making a spunbond web  
An apparatus for making a spunbond web has a foraminous deposition belt, a system for depositing fibers on the belt such that some of the fibers engage through the belt, and an output roller over...
7833373 Guide for guiding reinforcement threads sprayed onto a surface during manufacture of a tire  
Device for manufacturing a reinforcement from a thread laid directly in its final position by spraying lengths of the thread onto a receiving surface. The thread lengths are delivered from a...
7832442 Apparatus and method for manufacture and use of composite fiber components  
A fiber lay-up apparatus and method includes one or more fiber sources from at least one fiber supply wherein a fiber may be fed under tension to provide a pre-stress to the fiber. The fiber...
7824513 Apparatus and method for making pile articles and improved pile articles made therewith  
Filamentary materials, such as yarn (18), is wound a frame (28), provided by pairs of movable filaments or wires (35, 38), about which the end of the spindle (22) rotates provides the turns (26)...
7819160 Device for using fibers with flexible fiber-routing tubes  
A fiber application machine, for making components out of composite materials, that includes a system for displacing a fiber application head, fiber storage means, and fiber conveying means for...