Operation of an industrial vehicle, such as one that lifts and transports loads, is controlled based on the weight of a removable battery. A control method involves reading a battery weight value from an electronic memory attached to a battery. That battery weight value is compared to a specified battery weight value for the industrial …

Legal parties

Inventors (applicants): Stephen Page, Paul P. McCabe, Augustus Baldini, John Bryant Kirk
Assignees (initial): The Raymond Corporation (Greene, US)
Agents: George E. Haas (attorney), Quarles & Brady LLP (attorney)

The application was examined by Ryan Zeender (USPTO dept. 3627), Hunter Wilder


  • 1. A method for controlling an industrial vehicle that has normal operating characteristics, said method …
  • 2. The method as recited in claim 1 wherein limiting operation of the industrial vehicle …
  • 3. The method as recited in claim 1 wherein limiting operation of the industrial vehicle …

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Brief Description of the Drawings

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of an industrial vehicle that utilizes a battery sensor module according to the present invention; FIG. 2 is a block diagram of a control …


Background of the Invention

1. Field of the Invention The present invention relates to battery powered industrial vehicles, such as lift trucks; and more particularly to monitoring the performance of the battery. 2. Description …

Detailed Description of the Preferred Embodiment

The present invention relates to the operation of an industrial vehicle. Although the invention is being described in the context of a stand-up, counterbalanced lift truck used at a warehouse …

More details about Controlling Operation of an Industrial Vehicle Based on Battery Weight

Miscellaneous patent data

The patent was extended by 379 days, particularly claims a method for controlling an industrial vehicle that has normal operating…, the examination was conducted by Hunter Wilder, the assistant, Ryan Zeender, the main examiner (3627 USPTO department), the application publication date is Apr. 22, 2010, the agent's name is George E. Haas, invented by Augustus Baldini et al., categorized under Having safety cutoff control as a primary classification, numbered 12/765,466 (application), the protection scope is defined by 15 claims, includes the following drawings: exemplary vehicle fleet management system, Controlling Operation of an Industrial, Block diagram of a control, Perspective view of an industrial, illustrated by 4 drawings, the invention details are shown in 10 figures, the claim 1 is exemplary as chosen by the examiner, the grant number is 08443943 (publication number), the applicant's first name is Augustus, and his last name is Baldini, the applicant's state - NY, city - Binghamton, similar categories include hydraulically or pneumatically operated, Devices for lifting or lowering bulky or heavy goods for loading or unloading purposes, from cable, Having Computer Control of Elevator, hydraulically or pneumatically operated, Includes motor or motor driven linkage for shifting barrier, Including fluid ram, Actuated by load support contacting trip in shaft, self-contained electric driving motors, telescopic, the assignee company is The Raymond Corporation located in Greene (US), the patent was granted on May. 21, 2013, the inventor's first name is Augustus, and his last name is Baldini, the inventor's state is NY, city - Binghamton, the invention is named Controlling Operation of an Industrial Vehicle Based on Battery Weight, the assignee is categorized as a United States company.

Invention classification information

The invention is classified under Means for actuating or controlling masts, platforms, or forks, With state-of-charge detection, Safety devices, e.g. for limiting or indicating lifting force, Having control for load support drive-means, Detectable device on protected article, Having safety cutoff control. The designated search classifications include Which includes current and voltage electrodes, With state-of-charge detection, Electric vehicle, Having safety cutoff control.

Patent details
Publication number 08443943
Publication date May. 21, 2013
Kind code B2
Application number 12/765,466
Application date Apr. 22, 2010
Application type U
Application series code 12
Extension term 379
National classification 187/223
Total number of claims 15
Exemplary claims 1
Number of drawings 4
Number of figures 10
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