Patents by Inventor Helmut Wetzel

Helmut Wetzel has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 4047579
    Abstract: A sea drilling jig comprises a tool carrier ship having a hull with a drill tower mounted on the hull over a hull opening which extends downwardly into the sea below the tower. A riser head is engageble in the hull opening and it may be coupled to the hull. The riser head includes a float portion with a ballast tank and it has a vertically extending riser tube opening therethrough for accommodating a riser tube and for holding it in position relative to the tower. The riser head is detachable from the carrier ship and may be ballasted to float at a level below the ship out of the turbulence area of foul weather whenever foul weather occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 1976
    Date of Patent: September 13, 1977
    Assignee: Rheinstahl AG
    Inventors: Hellmut Wilckens, Helmut Wetzel