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

United States Patent

9,719,349
August 1, 2017
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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.
Arnold; Bill W. (Portland, OR)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
14/ 032,341
September 20, 2013
STATEMENT CONCERNING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH This invention was developed under Contract DE-AC04-94AL85000 between Sandia Corporation and the United States Department of Energy.