Patents by Inventor Hobart D. Ferguson

Hobart D. Ferguson 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: 3952684
    Abstract: Buoyant bodies such as those used for drilling oil and gas wells in water-covered areas are moored to the floor of the body of water with lines in the catenary configuration. Rotational motions induced by such configurations are reduced by providing for vertical adjustment in the point of attachment of the lines on the buoyant body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 1974
    Date of Patent: April 27, 1976
    Assignee: Sun Oil Company (Delaware)
    Inventors: Hobart D. Ferguson, George W. Morgan