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Portable weighing system with alignment features

United States Patent

November 6, 2012
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A system for weighing a load is disclosed. The weighing system includes a pad having at least one transducer for weighing a load disposed on the pad. In some embodiments the pad has a plurality of foot members and the weighing system may include a plate that disposed underneath the pad for receiving the plurality of foot member and for aligning the foot members when the weighing system is installed. The weighing system may include a spacer disposed adjacent the pad and in some embodiments, a spacer anchor operatively secures the spacer to a support surface, such as a plate, a railway bed, or a roadway. In some embodiments the spacer anchor operatively secures both the spacer and the pad to a roadway.
Abercrombie; Robert Knox (Knoxville, TN), Richardson; Gregory David (Knoxville, TN), Scudiere; Matthew Bligh (Oak Ridge, TN), Sheldon; Frederick T. (Knoxville, TN)
Ut-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
12/ 732,599
March 26, 2010
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC05-00OR22725 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.