Mesh handling system for an underground mining machine and related methods

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8137033
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12534426

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A system for handling a roll of mesh for application to one or more faces of an underground mine passage includes a dispenser for supporting the roll of mesh for application to at least one face of the mine passage, as well as at least one arm for supporting the mesh adjacent to the face upon being dispensed from the dispenser. The arm is capable of flexing in providing this support to provide tension to the mesh during the application from the roll to the at least one face of the mine passage. The dispenser may include a cradle for dispensing the mesh from the roll. The cradle may include a base for supporting the roll of mesh and at least one laterally extendable support for supporting a first lateral side of the roll of mesh. Related methods are also disclosed.

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J.H. Fletcher & Co.HUNTINGTON, WV23

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Burgess, Timothy D South Point, US 5 9
Duncan, Jonathan R Milton, US 1 4
Hinshaw, Gregory E Proctorville, US 19 102
Kendall,, Jr William G Spanish Fork, US 1 4
Wilson, Henry E Ironton, US 30 172

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
ELECTRA, INC. (1)
* 5199825 Grid composite for longwall shield recovery in underground coal and trona mines 14 1991
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
4379660 Method of and apparatus for applying mat to the roof of a mine working 5 1980
4358159 Apparatus for supporting the roof of an underground mine working 4 1980
 
MACLEAN ENGINEERING AND MARKETING COMPANY LIMITED (1)
6863476 Mobile system for manufacturing and installing reinforcing members 4 2003
 
THE TENSAR CORPORATION (2)
* 5277520 Grid composite for backfill barriers and waste applications 27 1992
5816750 Automatic grid layout system 11 1996
* Cited By Examiner

Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Caterpillar Global Mining America LLC (1)
* 9296436 Multi-purpose machine chassis 0 2013
 
1311854 ONTARIO LIMITED (1)
* 9187873 Screen-handling system and method of installing screening on a rock face 0 2013
 
J.H. Fletcher & Co. (1)
9194231 Mesh handling apparatus and related methods 0 2013
 
JOY MM DELAWARE, INC. (2)
* 8936415 Roof support sheet handling for underground mines 0 2012
* 2012/0213,598 ROOF SUPPORT SHEET HANDLING FOR UNDERGROUND MINES 2 2012
* Cited By Examiner

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