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Title: Support system, excavation arrangement, and process of supporting an object

Abstract

A support system, an excavation arrangement, and a process of supporting an object are disclosed. The support system includes a weight-bearing device and a camming mechanism positioned below the weight-bearing device. A downward force on the weight-bearing device at least partially secures the camming mechanism to opposing surfaces. The excavation arrangement includes a borehole, a support system positioned within and secured to the borehole, and an object positioned on and supported by the support system. The process includes positioning and securing the support system and positioning the object on the weight-bearing device.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1373905
Patent Number(s):
9719349
Application Number:
14/032,341
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B09 - DISPOSAL OF SOLID WASTE B09B - DISPOSAL OF SOLID WASTE
E - FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS E21 - EARTH DRILLING E21B - EARTH DRILLING, e.g. DEEP DRILLING
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Sep 20
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Arnold, Bill W. Support system, excavation arrangement, and process of supporting an object. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Arnold, Bill W. Support system, excavation arrangement, and process of supporting an object. United States.
Arnold, Bill W. Tue . "Support system, excavation arrangement, and process of supporting an object". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1373905.
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