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Title: Weigh-in-motion scale with foot alignment features

Abstract

A pad is disclosed for use in a weighing system for weighing a load. The pad includes a weighing platform, load cells, and foot members. Improvements to the pad reduce or substantially eliminate rotation of one or more of the corner foot members. A flexible foot strap disposed between the corner foot members reduces rotation of the respective foot members about vertical axes through the corner foot members and couples the corner foot members such that rotation of one corner foot member results in substantially the same amount of rotation of the other corner foot member. In a strapless variant one or more fasteners prevents substantially all rotation of a foot member. In a diagonal variant, a foot strap extends between a corner foot member and the weighing platform to reduce rotation of the foot member about a vertical axis through the corner foot member.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
ORO (Oak Ridge Office, Oak Ridge, TN (United States))
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1083456
Patent Number(s):
8,389,878
Application Number:
12/732,594
Assignee:
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Abercrombie, Robert Knox, Richardson, Gregory David, and Scudiere, Matthew Bligh. Weigh-in-motion scale with foot alignment features. United States: N. p., 2013. Web.
Abercrombie, Robert Knox, Richardson, Gregory David, & Scudiere, Matthew Bligh. Weigh-in-motion scale with foot alignment features. United States.
Abercrombie, Robert Knox, Richardson, Gregory David, and Scudiere, Matthew Bligh. Tue . "Weigh-in-motion scale with foot alignment features". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1083456.
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title = {Weigh-in-motion scale with foot alignment features},
author = {Abercrombie, Robert Knox and Richardson, Gregory David and Scudiere, Matthew Bligh},
abstractNote = {A pad is disclosed for use in a weighing system for weighing a load. The pad includes a weighing platform, load cells, and foot members. Improvements to the pad reduce or substantially eliminate rotation of one or more of the corner foot members. A flexible foot strap disposed between the corner foot members reduces rotation of the respective foot members about vertical axes through the corner foot members and couples the corner foot members such that rotation of one corner foot member results in substantially the same amount of rotation of the other corner foot member. In a strapless variant one or more fasteners prevents substantially all rotation of a foot member. In a diagonal variant, a foot strap extends between a corner foot member and the weighing platform to reduce rotation of the foot member about a vertical axis through the corner foot member.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2013},
month = {3}
}

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