Patents by Inventor Porter R. Edling

Porter R. Edling 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: 3971328
    Abstract: A system for emergency release of a ship from its mooring cables is disclosed wherein pressurized actuating fluid stored in accumulators may be selectively released to actuate fluid powered cutters to sever the mooring cables. In its preferred form the system includes fire inerting apparatus adapted to operate in conjunction with the cable cutters to provide a fire inert atmosphere and thereby eliminate the possibility of fire or explosion resulting from sparks generated during the cutting operation. The system is remote controlled and operates on a power source independent from the ship's normal power. This abstract is neither intended to define the invention of the application, which of course is measured by the claims, nor is it intended to be limiting as to the scope of the invention in any way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1973
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1976
    Assignee: The Offshore Company
    Inventors: Porter R. Edling, Kenneth L. Yoast, Glenn D. Wickline, deceased
  • Patent number: 3957291
    Abstract: A multi-passage ball joint assembly for connecting a riser or similar pipe to a well pipe therebelow and adapted primarily for use in underwater installations. The ball member of the joint assembly has a main longitudinal bore or passage through which well operations may be conducted and additionally is formed with at least one other passage for conducting fluid therethrough. The housing of the joint assembly includes passageways which are in communication with the bore and passages extending through the ball member in all positions of said ball member relative to the housing whereby fluid may be conducted downwardly through the ball joint for actuating devices therebelow or for other purposes. This abstract is neither intended to define the invention of the application which, of course, is measured by the claims, nor is it intended to be limiting as to the scope of the invention in any way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 1975
    Date of Patent: May 18, 1976
    Assignee: The Offshore Company
    Inventors: Porter R. Edling, Robert K. Jefferies, Joseph T. Shelton