Patents by Inventor Ben H. van Bilderbeek

Ben H. van Bilderbeek 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: 4130076
    Abstract: A single point mooring apparatus for loading a tanker from a sub-sea source including surface and submerged flotation chambers connected by a hollow mooring line which has its lower end releasably connected to a permanent pile anchor in the ocean bottom. Flexible flowlines are connected to the surface buoy for transferring fluids to the ship and a ship mooring hawser is connected from below the surface for securing the ship to the mooring apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 1977
    Date of Patent: December 19, 1978
    Assignee: Vetco, Inc.
    Inventor: Ben H. van Bilderbeek