ApplicationNo. 06/297011 filed on 08/27/1981
US Classes:405/302.1, Subterranean roof plate411/531WASHER STRUCTURE
ExaminersPrimary: Taylor, Dennis L.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassE21D 21/00 (20060101)
AbstractA bearing plate for supporting a portion of a mine roof or similar surface. The bearing plate includes a substantially planar, roof-bearing portion having a roof-bearing surface. Also included is a substantially planar bolt-head bearing surface. The bolt-head bearing surface includes a concentrically located aperture adapted to receive a roof bolt having a bolt head. The bolt-head bearing surface is spaced from the planar roof-bearing portion and is substantially parallel to the roof-bearing surface. A wall extends at an angle from the bolt-head bearing surface about its outer periphery. A reinforcing wall extends radially outward from the distal end of the angled wall and merges with the roof-bearing portion. The reinforcing wall defines a frusto-conical portion, the base of which is conterminous with the roof-bearing portion, and a cylindrical portion, the base of which merges with the distal end of the frusto-conical portion. The diameter of the base of the cylindrical portion is less than the diameter of the distal end of the frusto-conical portion. The roof bearing surface of the bearing plate, when in use, supports a portion of the mine roof in response to a bearing force applied to the bolt-head bearing surface by the roof bolt.