Patents by Inventor Gorby C. Mason

Gorby C. Mason 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: 4405161
    Abstract: Wellhead distribution valving (known in the trade as a Xmas tree) are protected from potential thieves by security apparatus that prevents access to the mounting flange bolts of the wellhead valving. This security apparatus comprises a housing having two similar half sections. Each half section includes an outer wall, a semi-annular top and a semi-annular bottom. A plurality of locking members are integrally attached to the outer wall at each half to mate with a locking receptacle attached to the inner surface of the outer wall of the mating half section. An inner core of a metallic material is incorporated into the outer wall, the top and the bottom to increase the difficulty of penetration through the surface housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1981
    Date of Patent: September 20, 1983
    Assignee: A. Steven Young
    Inventors: A. Steven Young, Gorby C. Mason