Patents by Inventor Reinhard G. E. Smetz

Reinhard G. E. Smetz 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: 5601326
    Abstract: In order to insure quick and reliable load acceptance and lifting allocation of a specific class when assembling load-lifting devices or lashing devices, all the parts belonging to a corresponding device are provided with a coating which is assigned in each case to a specific class and which contains an indicator color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 11, 1997
    Assignee: RUD-Kettenfabrik Rieger & Dietz GmbH. u. Co.
    Inventor: Reinhard G. E. Smetz
  • Patent number: 4977649
    Abstract: In a connecting device for belts, chain links and/or other components, particularly in order to facilitate manipulation, a basic unit (1) and a closing element (2) are mutually connected at a first connection point by the use of a pivot closure which consists of a pivot anchor (19) and of a bearing cavity (26) provided with a guide slot for the pivot anchor (19). The position in the bearing cavity (26) of the pivot anchor (19) which is connectable to the bearing cavity (26) is effected by a second connection point which exhibits a retaining bolt (16) and a projection (9) and also a fork which encloses the projection (9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1988
    Date of Patent: December 18, 1990
    Assignee: RUD-Kettenfabrik Rieger & Dietz GmbH u. Co.
    Inventor: Reinhard G. E. Smetz
  • Patent number: 4149369
    Abstract: An improved shortening hook for chains with closed elongated links is described. It comprises a slot for receiving a chain link one limb of which is supported by a transverse yoke at the base of the slot. To prevent the chain link from escaping inadvertently from the slot, a locking device fixed to the prong of the hook projects into the mouth part of the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1977
    Date of Patent: April 17, 1979
    Inventor: Reinhard G. E. Smetz