Patents by Inventor Brian Sinclair White

Brian Sinclair White has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10131525
    Abstract: A load-bearing assembly including a clamping-force sensor in a pivoting support assembly that is adjustable to vary a radial spacing between a pivot pin and a clamp pad supported on the support assembly. A plurality of clamping-force sensors may be included in a plurality of pivoting clamp pad support assemblies to support a clamp pad and may be arranged to sense the magnitude of a clamping force exerted by a particular adjustable pivoting clamp pad support assembly and send signals indicative of the magnitude of the force to a controller. Force values sensed and transmitted to the controller may be used to evaluate and adjust the clamp arm assembly to grasp a load with a desired clamping force or distribution of clamping forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Cascade Corporation
    Inventor: Brian Sinclair White
  • Publication number: 20180312384
    Abstract: A load-bearing assembly including a clamping-force sensor in a pivoting support assembly that is adjustable to vary a radial spacing between a pivot pin and a clamp pad mounted on the support assembly. A plurality of clamping-force sensors may be included in a plurality of pivoting clamp pad support assemblies to support a clamp pad and may be arranged to sense the magnitude of a clamping force exerted by a particular adjustable pivoting clamp pad support assembly and send signals indicative of the magnitude of the force to a controller. A load sensor may be located between a pivot pin and a bearing block, or strain gauges may be mounted in the pivoting bearing block so as to measure forces carried through the bearing block. Force values sensed and transmitted to the controller may be used to evaluate and adjust the clamp arm assembly to grasp a load with a desired clamping force or distribution of clamping forces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Applicant: Cascade Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Sinclair WHITE, Davide RONCARI
  • Patent number: 10011468
    Abstract: A load-bearing assembly including a clamping-force sensor in a pivoting support assembly that is adjustable to vary a radial spacing between a pivot pin and a clamp pad mounted on the support assembly. A plurality of clamping-force sensors may be included in a plurality of pivoting clamp pad support assemblies to support a clamp pad and may be arranged to sense the magnitude of a clamping force exerted by a particular adjustable pivoting clamp pad support assembly and send signals indicative of the magnitude of the force to a controller. A load sensor may be located between a pivot pin and a bearing block, or strain gauges may be mounted in the pivoting bearing block so as to measure forces carried through the bearing block. Force values sensed and transmitted to the controller may be used to evaluate and adjust the clamp arm assembly to grasp a load with a desired clamping force or distribution of clamping forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Cascade Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Sinclair White, Davide Roncari
  • Publication number: 20160122166
    Abstract: A load-bearing assembly including a clamping-force sensor in a pivoting support assembly that is adjustable to vary a radial spacing between a pivot pin and a clamp pad supported on the support assembly. A plurality of clamping-force sensors may be included in a plurality of pivoting clamp pad support assemblies to support a clamp pad and may be arranged to sense the magnitude of a clamping force exerted by a particular adjustable pivoting clamp pad support assembly and send signals indicative of the magnitude of the force to a controller. Force values sensed and transmitted to the controller may be used to evaluate and adjust the clamp arm assembly to grasp a load with a desired clamping force or distribution of clamping forces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Applicant: CASCADE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Brian Sinclair White
  • Publication number: 20160122167
    Abstract: A load-bearing assembly including a clamping-force sensor in a pivoting support assembly that is adjustable to vary a radial spacing between a pivot pin and a clamp pad mounted on the support assembly. A plurality of clamping-force sensors may be included in a plurality of pivoting clamp pad support assemblies to support a clamp pad and may be arranged to sense the magnitude of a clamping force exerted by a particular adjustable pivoting clamp pad support assembly and send signals indicative of the magnitude of the force to a controller. A load sensor may be located between a pivot pin and a bearing block, or strain gauges may be mounted in the pivoting bearing block so as to measure forces carried through the bearing block. Force values sensed and transmitted to the controller may be used to evaluate and adjust the clamp arm assembly to grasp a load with a desired clamping force or distribution of clamping forces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Applicant: CASCADE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian Sinclair White, Davide Roncari
  • Patent number: 9316528
    Abstract: An exceptionally thin load-weighing fork assembly, having its weight sensors mounted on a fork base, overcomes fork-insertion limitations with respect to commonly used standard pallets without sacrificing load-handling capacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Cascade Corporation
    Inventors: Lawrence E. Richards, Brian D. Campbell, Brian Sinclair White
  • Publication number: 20160047688
    Abstract: An exceptionally thin load-weighing fork assembly, having its weight sensors mounted on a fork base, overcomes fork-insertion limitations with respect to commonly used standard pallets without sacrificing load-handling capacity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Inventors: Lawrence E. RICHARDS, Brian D. CAMPBELL, Brian Sinclair WHITE
  • Patent number: 8752846
    Abstract: A roller load support, for mounting on a load carrying vehicle such as a lift truck, has an elongate frame with a forwardly tapering vertical thickness and an upper surface for insertion beneath the underside of a load. Different longitudinally spaced pluralities of transverse upper rollers are movable upwardly to protrude through the frame's upper surface to engage the underside of the load during the insertion process. During the insertion process, the upper rollers are pushed upward by corresponding different pluralities of transverse lower rollers which rotatably engage the floor or other surface beneath the frame and frictionally counter-rotate the upper rollers. The lower rollers are spaced nonuniformly relative to each other along the length of the frame, with such spacings increasing progressively in size, within each plurality of lower rollers, in a forward direction toward the front end of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Cascade Corporation
    Inventor: Brian Sinclair White
  • Publication number: 20140159329
    Abstract: A roller load support, for mounting on a load carrying vehicle such as a lift truck, has an elongate frame with a forwardly tapering vertical thickness and an upper surface for insertion beneath the underside of a load. Different longitudinally spaced pluralities of transverse upper rollers are movable upwardly to protrude through the frame's upper surface to engage the underside of the load during the insertion process. During the insertion process, the upper rollers are pushed upward by corresponding different pluralities of transverse lower rollers which rotatably engage the floor or other surface beneath the frame and frictionally counter-rotate the upper rollers. The lower rollers are spaced nonuniformly relative to each other along the length of the frame, with such spacings increasing progressively in size, within each plurality of lower rollers, in a forward direction toward the front end of the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: CASCADE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Brian Sinclair White
  • Patent number: 8714610
    Abstract: A lift truck clamp arm assembly for engaging large cartons, which may contain large household appliances. Pivoting clamp pad support assemblies are adjustable to vary a radial spacing between a pivot pin and a clamp pad supported on the clamp arm assembly by attachment to the adjustable clamp pad support assembly, to provide desired pressure concentrations at selected parts of a carton to be gripped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Cascade Corporation
    Inventors: Andrea Dal Dosso, Brian Sinclair White
  • Publication number: 20130341943
    Abstract: A lift truck clamp arm assembly for engaging large cartons, which may contain large household appliances. Pivoting clamp pad support assemblies are adjustable to vary a radial spacing between a pivot pin and a clamp pad supported on the clamp arm assembly by attachment to the adjustable clamp pad support assembly, to provide desired pressure concentrations at selected parts of a carton to be gripped.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: Cascade Corporation
    Inventors: Andrea Dal Dosso, Brian Sinclair White
  • Patent number: 8517440
    Abstract: A lift truck clamp arm assembly for engaging large cartons, which may contain large household appliances. Pivoting clamp pad support assemblies are adjustable to vary a radial spacing between a pivot pin and a clamp pad supported on the clamp arm assembly by attachment to the adjustable clamp pad support assembly, to provide desired pressure concentrations at selected parts of a carton to be gripped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Cascade Corporation
    Inventors: Andrea Dal Dosso, Brian Sinclair White
  • Publication number: 20090116945
    Abstract: Improved bolted joint designs are used for a joint between a bolt-on load-lifting member such as a fork or clamp arm and a carriage or carrier associated with a material handling device. In various embodiments, an elongate rear vertical shank of one or the other of the load-lifting member or the carrier may have a plurality of mounting bolt holes spaced longitudinally along its length, each mounting bolt hole extending from a respective recessed area formed in one or both of the joined surfaces. Each bolt hole has a respective bolt-hole width dimension transverse to the elongate member, and each recessed area has a recess width dimension parallel to and greater than the bolt-hole width dimension.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2007
    Publication date: May 7, 2009
    Applicant: Cascade Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Sinclair White, Dean Clark Jordan, Anthony Paul Keagbine
  • Patent number: D702412
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Cascade Corporation
    Inventors: Andrea Dal Dosso, Brian Sinclair White
  • Patent number: RE46172
    Abstract: A lift truck clamp arm assembly for engaging large cartons, which may contain large household appliances. Pivoting clamp pad support assemblies are adjustable to vary a radial spacing between a pivot pin and a clamp pad supported on the clamp arm assembly by attachment to the adjustable clamp pad support assembly, to provide desired pressure concentrations at selected parts of a carton to be gripped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Cascade Corporation
    Inventors: Andrea Dal Dosso, Brian Sinclair White