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

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:
OSTI Identifier:
1373905
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation SNL-A
Patent Number(s):
9,719,349
Application Number:
14/032,341
Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Sep 20
Research Org:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

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