Patents by Inventor Kai Rinklake

Kai Rinklake 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).

  • Publication number: 20170021556
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for manufacturing a fitting component for personal fall protection equipment including the steps of winding a fiber to form a plurality of windings, and covering the fiber with a plastic, in such a manner that the fitting component is obtained and, corresponding to the core of the windings, an opening in the fitting component is obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Applicant: Skylotec GMBH
    Inventor: Kai Rinklake
  • Patent number: 9046123
    Abstract: A securing lug having a bolt and a securing ring which is connected pivotably to the bolt, as a result of which the pivoting-angle range of the securing ring is limited to less than 180°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Skylotec GmbH
    Inventor: Kai Rinklake
  • Patent number: 8997317
    Abstract: In the case of a fall protection connector for connecting a strap to a load-fastening point for a person to be protected against falling, wherein the fall protection connector has a tubular band, at the ends of which respective connecting elements are arranged, wherein a length-variable element is arranged in the tubular band, the arrangement has been brought about in such a manner that the tubular band is formed from an elastic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Skylotec GmbH
    Inventor: Kai Rinklake
  • Patent number: 8813914
    Abstract: A centrifugal clutch having a rotor and a clutch component, with at least one centrifugal weight movable in the radial direction relative to the rotor. When the rotational speed of the rotor is below a predefined value, the centrifugal weight is arranged in a first position and at a distance from the clutch component so that the rotor can freely rotate relative to the clutch component and, when the rotational speed of the rotor is above the predefined value, the centrifugal weight executes a radial movement relative to the rotor under a centripetal force into a second position so that the centrifugal weight bears against a clutch wall of the clutch component and establishes a mechanical force fit between the rotor and the clutch component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Skylotec GmbH
    Inventor: Kai Rinklake
  • Publication number: 20140217255
    Abstract: A securing lug having a bolt and a securing ring which is connected pivotably to the bolt, as a result of which the pivoting-angle range of the securing ring is limited to less than 180°.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventor: Kai Rinklake
  • Patent number: 8684140
    Abstract: A centrifugal clutch having a rotor, a clutch component, and at least one centrifugal weight movable relative to the rotor. When the rotational speed of the rotor is below a predefined value, the centrifugal weight is in a first position and at a distance from the clutch component so that the rotor can rotate freely relative to the clutch component and, when the rotational speed of the rotor is above a predefined value, the centrifugal weight executes a movement relative to the rotor under a centrifugal force into a second position so that the centrifugal weight produces a mechanical force fit between the rotor and the clutch component. The centrifugal weight has first toothing and the clutch component a second toothing so that the first toothing, above the predefined rotational speed, engages into the second toothing, establishing a form-locking connection between the rotor and the clutch component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Skylotec GmbH
    Inventor: Kai Rinklake
  • Publication number: 20120067670
    Abstract: A centrifugal clutch having a rotor, a clutch component, and at least one centrifugal weight movable relative to the rotor. When the rotational speed of the rotor is below a predefined value, the centrifugal weight is in a first position and at a distance from the clutch component so that the rotor can rotate freely relative to the clutch component and, when the rotational speed of the rotor is above a predefined value, the centrifugal weight executes a movement relative to the rotor under a centripetal force into a second position so that the centrifugal weight produces a mechanical force fit between the rotor and the clutch component. The centrifugal weight has first toothing and the clutch component a second toothing so that the first toothing, above the predefined rotational speed, engages into the second toothing, establishing a form-locking connection between the rotor and the clutch component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Applicant: SKYLOTEC GMBH
    Inventor: Kai Rinklake
  • Publication number: 20120048651
    Abstract: A centrifugal clutch having a rotor and a clutch component, with at least one centrifugal weight movable in the radial direction relative to the rotor. When the rotational speed of the rotor is below a predefined value, the centrifugal weight is arranged in a first position and at a distance from the clutch component so that the rotor can freely rotate relative to the clutch component and, when the rotational speed of the rotor is above the predefined value, the centrifugal weight executes a radial movement relative to the rotor under a centripetal force into a second position so that the centrifugal weight bears against a clutch wall of the clutch component and establishes a mechanical force fit between the rotor and the clutch component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: SKYLOTEC GMBH
    Inventor: Kai Rinklake
  • Publication number: 20110072621
    Abstract: In the case of a fall protection connector for connecting a strap to a load-fastening point for a person to be protected against falling, wherein the fall protection connector has a tubular band, at the ends of which respective connecting elements are arranged, wherein a length-variable element is arranged in the tubular band, the arrangement has been brought about in such a manner that the tubular band is formed from an elastic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2009
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Applicant: SKYLOTEC GMBH
    Inventor: Kai Rinklake
  • Publication number: 20100306973
    Abstract: The invention relates to a plug-in lock for the detachable connection of two belt ends for a climbing harness having a lock part and an insertion part, wherein the lock part has an end on the insertion side for inserting the insertion part, and an end on the belt side for fastening a belt, wherein the insertion part has a snap-in pin, which engages into a first latch mechanism in the lock part upon inserting the insertion part into the lock part such that the insertion part is secured against being pulled out of the lock part (in the direction opposite of the insertion direction in the lock part. The first latch mechanism is configured manually non-detachable, and a second manually detachable latch mechanism is arranged and configured such that the insertion part can be detached from the lock part by sliding out the same in the insertion direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2007
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Applicant: SKYLOTEC GMBH
    Inventor: Kai Rinklake
  • Publication number: 20100300803
    Abstract: The invention relates to a harness for personal safety, particularly a safety harness, climbing harness, or seat harness, particularly for a carabiner, wherein the belay device is disposed on a belt of the harness and the belt is enclosed by a first enclosing band that forms the load-bearing portion of the belt. The arrangement is made such that the belay device is formed by at least one enclosing band, which is connected to the belt by a predetermined section so as to enclose the belt, and which is released from the belt via another predetermined section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2008
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Applicant: SKYLOTEC GMBH
    Inventor: Kai Rinklake
  • Publication number: 20100032239
    Abstract: Safety appliance, in particular climb-safe runner, which runs in accompaniment with a person to be secured, on a movable or fixed guide, in particular securing rail, safety ladder or securing rope, which serves as a securing device, with a housing (10) and with a first wheel (12) which is mounted rotatably about a first axis (20) on the housing (10) and which is arranged in such a way that it rolls on the securing device, the first wheel (12) having a clutch, in particular a centrifugal (12) he clutch, being designed and arranged in such a way that it connects the first wheel (12) to a second wheel (14) in a force-transmitting manner when a predetermined rotational speed and/or linear acceleration and/or angular acceleration and/or linear speed of the first wheel (12) is overshot, the second wheel (14) being arranged and designed in such a way that it corotates with the first wheel (12) during force-transmitting connection to the first wheel (12) via the centrifugal clutch and actuates a catch (16) in such a
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2008
    Publication date: February 11, 2010
    Applicant: Skylotec GmbH
    Inventors: Kai Rinklake, Martin Osterberg
  • Publication number: 20090314577
    Abstract: The invention relates to a harness for personal safety, in particular a safety harness, with two shoulder pieces (10) and two leg pieces (12), wherein the shoulder pieces (10) are connected to each other to form a cross shaped piece (14) at one end, and the other ends are respectively connected to the leg pieces (12), and the leg pieces (12) are further connected to the cross-shaped piece (14). In this way, the shoulder pieces (10), leg pieces (12), and cross-shaped piece (14) are each bound with at least one binding (18), and the bindings (18) of the shoulder pieces (10), leg pieces (12), and the cross-shaped piece (14) are connected to each other in such a way that the bindings (18) form the load-bearing elements of the harness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2007
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Applicant: SKYLOTEC GmbH
    Inventor: Kai Rinklake
  • Publication number: 20090057631
    Abstract: The invention relates to an abseiling device comprising a cable feeding point and a cable output point (26) for a safety cable (16) comprising a disk (10) for the cable and a brake device (12) for the disk (10). The brake device (12) is arranged on the same shaft (14) as the cable disk (10). At least one friction brake (20) is also arranged on the abseiling device in such a way that it directly interacts with the safety cable (16), braking the same by means of frictional engagement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2007
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Applicant: SKYLOTEC GMBH
    Inventor: Kai Rinklake
  • Patent number: D802849
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Inventor: Kai Rinklake