Patents Assigned to Sandvik Mining & Construction OY
  • Patent number: 10563376
    Abstract: A method for controlling loading material to a bucket of a work machine from a stack of material is disclosed. The method includes the steps: of selecting a control profile to be used as a basic control profile including indications for positions of at least one of the bucket and the boom of the work machine as a function of a distance traveled by the work machine with reference to a reference location; obtaining information of a distance traveled by the work machine while loading material to the bucket; examining at least one condition regarding the work machine during loading; and determining, on the basis of the examined condition, whether another position than indicated by the selected control profile is to be used for at least one of the bucket and the boom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: SANDVIK MINING AND CONSTRUCTION OY
    Inventors: Antti Lehtinen, Hannu Makela
  • Patent number: 10529224
    Abstract: A method for providing a mining work machine at a work site with production control information, the method including: assigning, on the basis of overall production management information of the work site, the mining work machine with production control information, defining tasks to be performed by the work machine; downloading the control information to a mobile terminal from one or more downloading points associated with a production management system, the mobile terminal and the one or more downloading points including an application for mutually synchronizing desired control information; providing the mobile terminal in a vicinity of the mining work machine, the mining work machine further having an application for mutually synchronizing desired control information; performing an authentication between the mobile terminal and the mining work machine; selecting the control information to be downloaded to the mining work machine; and downloading the selected control information to the mining work machine w
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: SANDVIK MINING AND CONSTRUCTION OY
    Inventor: Ilkka Lahdelma
  • Patent number: 10429853
    Abstract: A system for zone passage control for a zone of an autonomously operating mobile object includes at least a set of detection units to detect at least one mobile object entering and/or exiting the zone, a set of identification units arranged to identify the mobile object entering and/or exiting the zone, and a central controller being arranged in operational connection with the set of the detection units and with the set of the identification units. An admissibility level for a mobile object to enter the zone is determined and a control signal to stop at least one autonomously operating mobile object existing in the zone is provided in response to the determined admissibility level being negative for the mobile object entered the zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Sandvik Mining and Construction OY
    Inventors: Jarkko Ruokojarvi, Antti Lehtinen, Janne Kallio
  • Patent number: 10415621
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a blind nut, a fastening arrangement and further to a method of fastening. The blind nut includes a cylindrical outer surface portion provided with one or more sealing elements. The sealing elements of the blind nut may seal against a cylindrical inner surface of a nut space inside which the blind nut is configured to penetrate when being tightened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Sandvik Mining and Construction OY
    Inventors: Timo Muuttonen, Timo Kela, Teemu Hietakari, Jari Kiili
  • Patent number: 10392863
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for assigning drill holes. The apparatus is arranged to determine a forthcoming position of a bottom of a new drill hole before it is drilled. The forthcoming position of the drill hole bottom is determined on the basis of the current location and direction of a tool and a planned length of the drill hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: SANDVIK MINING AND CONSTRUCTION OY
    Inventor: Juoko Muona
  • Patent number: 10294738
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a changing device, rock drilling unit and a method of changing drill rods in rock drilling. The changing device includes a first drill rod station for receiving a second drill rod and a second drill rod station for receiving a third drill rod. The second drill rod station may be moved to the first drill rod station and the first drill rod station may be moved to drilling axis by moving the whole changing device in a transverse direction relative to a feed beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Sandvik Mining and Construction OY
    Inventors: Jouni Koskinen, Antti Pajunen, Ilmo Pyorny, Risto Haataja, Timo Seppala
  • Patent number: 10294724
    Abstract: A rock drill includes a frame, a percussion member, an axial shank, and an axial sleeve provided within the frame and including a first pressure surface provided in a first pressure space and a second pressure surface provided in a second pressure space. A first channel is provided in the axial sleeve for providing a connection between the first pressure space and the second pressure space in at least one position of the axial sleeve in the frame. A second pressure channel connected to the second pressure space is connectable to external pressure. A pressure accumulator is connected to the first pressure space and the flow of the pressure medium outwards from the first pressure space is throttled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Sandvik Mining and Construction OY
    Inventors: Esa Rantala, Timo Muuttonen, Ari Kotala, Pekka Saukko
  • Patent number: 10260343
    Abstract: A mine control system for monitoring mine operations includes a plurality of mine vehicles provided with on-board monitoring means. Monitoring data is transmitted from the mine vehicle to the mine control system, which is provided with a mine plan. The mine control unit is configured to compare the received monitoring data with the mine plan and to determine the current state of the mine relative to the mine plan on the basis of the monitoring data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: SANDVIK MINING AND CONSTRUCTION OY
    Inventors: Jussi Puura, Tomi Von Essen
  • Patent number: 10259333
    Abstract: A mining machine and a charging station have batteries that may be cooled down by different refrigerant circuits and include a battery for storing electrical energy, a refrigerant circuit for circulating a refrigerant via the battery, and a connection for connecting the refrigerant circuit to a refrigerant circuit of a charging station via a fluid-fluid heat exchanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: SANDVIK MINING AND CONSTRUCTION OY
    Inventors: Kari Lindholm, Ville Vare, Mikko Kouvo
  • Patent number: 10253566
    Abstract: A rock drilling rig and method for rock drilling, the rock drilling rig having a first boom unit including a first rock drilling machine provided with a tool and drill bit at the distal end of the tool, and a second boom unit including at least one rack for accommodating at least one drill bit. The first boom unit and the first rock drilling machine therein are configured to collect a drill bit from the at least one rack in the second boom unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Sandvik Mining and Construction Oy
    Inventors: Ilpo Nieminen, Johannes Valivaara
  • Patent number: 10233753
    Abstract: A method for initiating a remote operation mode of a work machine, the method including providing the work machine with a work machine-specific safety key; receiving, at a remote control station, a notification from the work machine in response to initiating the remote operation mode of the work machine by said safety key; acknowledging the work machine as being included in a safety system of the remote control station; and configuring the remote control station to start the remote operation mode of the work machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: SANDVIK MINING AND CONSTRUCTION OY
    Inventors: Sami Hanski, Petri Nurminen, Jarkko Uotila, Lauso Cumini, Petri Mannonen, Arto Siren
  • Patent number: 10208595
    Abstract: An arrangement and method of utilizing rock drilling information in a mine whereby drill holes are drilled in a surrounding rock material by a first mining vehicle. During drilling measuring data is produced and is inputted to a monitoring device for analyzing procedures. The monitoring device produces rock condition data of the rock material being drilled. The produced rock condition data is then implemented in a second mining vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: SANDVIK MINING AND CONSTRUCTION OY
    Inventors: Anssi Kouhia, Jussi Puura
  • Patent number: 10174614
    Abstract: A method and mine vehicle includes at least one scanning device for scanning surroundings of the mine vehicle and producing operational point cloud data. The mine vehicle has a control unit provided with reference point cloud data of the mine. The control unit is configured to match the operational point cloud data to the reference point cloud data in order to determine position of the mine vehicle. The control unit further includes a mine work plan, which is connected to the detected position of the mine vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: SANDVIK MINING AND CONSTRUCTION OY
    Inventors: Jussi Puura, Tomi Von Essen
  • Patent number: 10151191
    Abstract: An apparatus, rock drilling rig and method for rock drilling includes a turning device for moving a drilling tool around longitudinal axis of the tool. The turning movement is controlled by an alternating turning system so that direction of turning movement is continuously reversed to first and second turning directions. The turning angle of the tool is restricted and a safety system (is configured to monitor the operation and to ensure that a predetermined turning angle is not exceeded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Sandvik Mining and Construction Oy
    Inventors: Jarno Viitaniemi, Ilkka Lahdelma, Tommi Kiviniemi, Martti Leskinen, Miika Huikkola
  • Patent number: 10086707
    Abstract: A mining vehicle and a method for an energy supply of the mining vehicle is disclosed. The mining vehicle includes at least one mining work device, at least one AC electric motor for powering the at least one mining work device, and an auxiliary energy source. The mining vehicle further includes a power electronics device that is used for supplying reactive current and for charging or discharging the auxiliary energy source. The amount of the reactive current supplied by the power electronics device and the amount of the effective charging current for charging or discharging the auxiliary energy source are controlled such that the maximum value for the current of the supply cable and the maximum value for the current of the power electronics device are not exceeded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: SANDVIK MINING AND CONSTRUCTION OY
    Inventors: Mikko Kouvo, Samuli Kouhia, Samuli Verho, Harri Vatanen
  • Publication number: 20180216459
    Abstract: An apparatus, method and computer program product is provided for determining positional conditions of a satellite positioned mobile mine work machine at a work site. The apparatus determines satellite coverage condition data on a basis of received data of satellite signal availability. Further the apparatus modifies work tasks of the mobile mine work machines of the basis of the determined satellite coverage condition data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Applicant: SANDVIK MINING AND CONSTRUCTION OY
    Inventors: Tommi HEIKKILA, Ari KOPPEROINEN, Sami HANSKI
  • Patent number: 10012024
    Abstract: A control valve for controlling flow of a pressure fluid in a breaking device includes a sleeve-like control valve having at least one opening enabling flow of the pressure fluid through the opening. The at least one opening includes at least one wall, at least a part of which is not arranged in a direction parallel to a radial direction of the control valve extending through the middle point of the cross section of the opening on the outer circumference of the control valve, such that the pressure fluid flowing through the opening may be arranged to rotate the control valve about the longitudinal axis of the control valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: SANDVIK MINING AND CONSTRUCTION OY
    Inventors: Timo Leino, Timo Muuttonen, Antti Koskimaki, Ari Kotala
  • Patent number: 10012027
    Abstract: A hose release device allowing a length change of a pressure medium hose caused by expansion under high pressure is provided. A method of managing hoses and executing a deflection to the hose so that extra length is reserved in the system incorporates such a hose release device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: SANDVIK MINING AND CONSTRUCTION OY
    Inventor: Jouni Kinnunen
  • Patent number: 9981370
    Abstract: A breaking device includes a frame, an impact device having a pressure chamber with a rear pressure chamber and a front pressure chamber. The breaking device further includes a first low pressure port at the rear pressure chamber, a first low pressure channel and a first low pressure accumulator connected to the first low pressure channel. The breaking device further includes a second low pressure port at the rear pressure chamber substantially opposite to the first low pressure port, second low pressure channel and a second low pressure accumulator connected to the second low pressure channel. The first low pressure accumulator and the second low pressure accumulator are arranged at the outer circumference of the frame of the breaking device at different positions in the axial direction of the breaking device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: SANDVIK MINING and CONSTRUCTION OY
    Inventors: Timo Kela, Timo Muuttonen, Antti Koskimaki
  • Patent number: 9951616
    Abstract: A method for controlling an automated drilling process on a work machine includes the steps of obtaining, from at least one input, data determining operations of the work machine; generating reference data based on the data determining previous operations of the work machine in substantially the same area; detecting a region of interest in the reference data; and controlling, in response to the work machine or its drilling process approaching a point corresponding to the region of interest in the reference data, the work machine to provide an operator with an option to manually assist the operations of the work machine at the point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: SANDVIK MINING AND CONSTRUCTION OY
    Inventors: Jarkko Uotila, Petri Nurminen, Jari Talasniemi