Patents by Inventor Aki HAIKONEN

Aki HAIKONEN 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: 11447370
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for constructing an elevator comprising constructing a movable machine room in the bottom end of a hoistway formed in a building under construction; and thereafter hoisting the movable machine room; and constructing an elevator car in the bottom end of the hoistway below the movable machine room; and providing a counterweight in the bottom end of the hoistway below the movable machine room; connecting the elevator car and the counterweight with a suspension roping; and thereafter hoisting the movable machine room to a first transport position; and thereafter mounting the movable machine room to the first transport position in the hoistway vertically supported on stationary structures; and thereafter using the elevator car for transporting passengers and/or goods below the movable machine room while the machine room is mounted in said first transport position and the elevator car and the counterweight hang suspended from the machine room by the hoisting roping; and thereafter
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Otto Lanz, Matti Rasanen, Anssi Venho, Markku Haapaniemi, Janne Mikkonen, Janne Laine, Tarvo Viita-Aho, Markku Haivala, Jukka Laitinen, Hans Valtonen, Aki Haikonen, Jorma Mustalahti, Jori Hagg, Jari Osterman, Petri Kere
  • Publication number: 20220219945
    Abstract: The self-climbing elevator machine room comprises two decks positioned upon each other. Each deck comprises guide means supporting the deck movably on guide rails and locking means locking and unlocking the deck to the guide rails and/or to guide rail fixing means. Lifting means move the two decks along the guide rails in relation to each other. At least one power source provides power to the lifting means. The elevator machine room climbs stepwise along the guide rails by alternatingly locking and unlocking the lower deck and the upper deck to the guide rails and/or to the guide rail fixing means and thereafter raising the unlocked deck.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2022
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Otto LANZ, Matti RASANEN, Anssi VENHO, Janne MIKKONEN, Janne LAINE, Markku HAAPANIEMI, Jari KANTOLA, Aki HAIKONEN, Jari OSTERMAN, Petri KERE, Jori HAGG, Jorma MUSTALAHTI, Tarvo VIITA-AHO
  • Publication number: 20220194744
    Abstract: The arrangement comprises a self-climbing installation platform comprising two consecutive decks, a machine room deck suspended from the installation platform and an elevator car suspended from the machine room deck. Each deck, the machine room deck and the car are supported movably with guide means on guide rails and locked and unlocked with locking means to the guide rails and/or to guide rail fixing means. Lifting means powered by a power source move the two decks in relation to each other. The installation platform climbs stepwise along the guide rails by alternatingly locking and unlocking the lower deck and the upper deck to the guide rails and/or to the guide rail fixing means and thereafter raising the unlocked deck.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2022
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Otto LANZ, Matti RASANEN, Markku HAAPANIEMI, Jukka TURPEINEN, Anssi VENHO, Janne LAINE, Janne MIKKONEN, Aki HAIKONEN, Jari OSTERMAN, Jori HAGG, Jorma MUSTALAHTI, Petri KERE
  • Publication number: 20220185631
    Abstract: The self-climbing installation platform comprises two decks positioned upon each other. Each deck comprises guide means supporting the deck movably on guide rails and locking means locking and unlocking the deck to the guide rails and/or to guide rail fixing means. Lifting means move the two decks along the guide rails in relation to each other. At least one power source provides power to the lifting means. The installation platform climbs stepwise along the guide rails by alternatingly locking and unlocking the lower and the upper deck to the guide rails and/or to the guide rail fixing means and thereafter raising the unlocked deck.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2022
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Otto LANZ, Janne LAINE, Matti RASANEN, Anssi VENHO, Markku HAAPANIEMI, Janne MIKKONEN, Aki HAIKONEN, Jari OSTERMAN, Jori HAGG, Jorma MUSTALAHTI, Petri KERE
  • Publication number: 20220017333
    Abstract: An arrangement for controlling a lock of an upmost landing door of an elevator, an elevator and a method. The arrangement comprises an actuator arranged to be activated in consequence of activation of a service limit device of the elevator, the actuator being connected to the lock of the upmost landing door, and said activation of the actuator arranged to open said lock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2021
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Aki HAIKONEN, Tapio SIIRONEN, Seppo VALLIOVUO, Ville MYYRYLAINEN, Lasse NYMAN
  • Patent number: 11167955
    Abstract: A method for generating maintenance data of an elevator door system includes detecting a first event during closing or opening of a door of the elevator door system and defining a time stamp of the first event, wherein the first event is opening or closing of a safety circuit; detecting at least one second event during said closing or opening of the door of the elevator door system and defining time stamp of the at least one second event; defining a difference value by comparing the time stamp of the first event and the time stamp of the at least one second event; comparing the difference value to previously stored one or more difference values; and generating maintenance data of the elevator door system. A system is provided to perform at least partly the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: KONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sami Saarela, Aki Haikonen
  • Publication number: 20210269284
    Abstract: A system for controlling service access associated with an elevator car includes a divider configured to divide an elevator shaft into a plurality of service access zones; and a controller configured to control a locking state of at least one service access from inside the elevator car to the elevator shaft based on a service access zone of the plurality of service access zones at which the elevator car is located.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicant: KONE Corporation
    Inventors: Tapani Talonen, Pekka Halonen, Aki Haikonen, Jari Kantola, Matti Räsänen, Tapio Siironen, Ville Myyryläinen
  • Publication number: 20210245998
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for constructing an elevator comprising constructing a movable machine room in the bottom end of a hoistway formed in a building under construction; and thereafter hoisting the movable machine room; and constructing an elevator car in the bottom end of the hoistway below the movable machine room; and providing a counterweight in the bottom end of the hoistway below the movable machine room; connecting the elevator car and the counterweight with a suspension roping; and thereafter hoisting the movable machine room to a first transport position; and thereafter mounting the movable machine room to the first transport position in the hoistway vertically supported on stationary structures; and thereafter using the elevator car for transporting passengers and/or goods below the movable machine room while the machine room is mounted in said first transport position and the elevator car and the counterweight hang suspended from the machine room by the hoisting roping; and thereafter
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Otto LANZ, Matti RASANEN, Anssi VENHO, Markku HAAPANIEMI, Janne MIKKONEN, Janne LAINE, Tarvo VIITA-AHO, Markku HAIVALA, Jukka LAITINEN, Hans VALTONEN, Aki HAIKONEN, Jorma MUSTALAHTI, Jori HAGG, Jari OSTERMAN, Petri KERE
  • Publication number: 20210245997
    Abstract: The invention relates to a movable machine room comprising a support platform of a hoisting machine, the support platform comprising one or more releasable mounting mechanisms for releasably mounting the moveable machine room in a hoistway, and a hoisting machine mounted on the support platform; a working platform on top of the support platform, preferably forming a roof of the moveable machine room and/or comprising handrails; and at least one support structure supported by which the working platform rests on the support platform; and wherein each said support structure is selectively actuatable to expand in vertical direction for hoisting the working platform higher above the support platform taking reaction force from the support platform, or to contract in vertical direction for lowering the working platform back towards the support platform. The invention relates to an arrangement and a method implementing the movable machine room.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2021
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Matti RASANEN, Tarvo VIITA-AHO, Markku HAIVALA, Jukka LAITINEN, Markku HAAPANIEMI, Hans VALTONEN, Anssi VENHO, Janne MIKKONEN, Aki HAIKONEN, Otto LANZ, Janne LAINE, Jorma MUSTALAHTI, Jori HAGG, Jari OSTERMAN, Petri KERE
  • Publication number: 20210147180
    Abstract: According to an aspect, there is provided an elevator signalization device. The elevator signalization device comprises a a panel configured to provide information associated with an elevator system to a user, and a processing unit configured to receive at least one trigger signal, and adapt contrast in at least one section of the panel based on the received at least one trigger signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2021
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Sami SAARELA, Aki HAIKONEN, Sakke AHONIEMI, Klaus MAKELA
  • Patent number: 10773928
    Abstract: The invention refers to an elevator door leaf comprising a door panel and a support structure having at least one profile. The door leaf comprises a vertically extending expansion member which is fixed to the door leaf only at one vertical level, whereby the expansion member consists of a material having a larger thermal expansion coefficient than the material of the door panel and/or of said profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Aki Haikonen, Mikko Kuronen
  • Patent number: 10611605
    Abstract: The invention relates to an elevator car comprising a support frame, a floor structure and a ceiling structure, as well as at least one car door, and side walls extending between the floor structure and the ceiling structure, wherein the side walls are formed from several wall elements, which are aligned end-to-end or end-to side in corners, wherein the wall elements are composite panels consisting of at least one support material and at least one noise insulating material, that the elevator car comprises at least one flatbar, extending over the surface of both adjacent wall elements, and covering the joint between them, which flatbar comprises or is connectable with fixing elements to at least one of both adjacent wall elements. Via this means the joint between two noise insulating wall elements does prevent any essential noise leakage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Pekka Halonen, Aki Haikonen
  • Patent number: 10597260
    Abstract: The elevator door panel is formed of a composite material based on reinforcement fibres embedded in a polymer matrix material, the reinforcement fibres being arranged in the polymer matrix material so that the elevator door panel is stiff in a vertical plane, but can be bent to a curve around a vertical corner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Ari Hanninen, Aki Haikonen, Jussi Lahteenmaki, Markku Haivala, Juha Helenius
  • Publication number: 20190330013
    Abstract: According to an aspect, there is provided a method for controlling an elevator system. The method comprises causing transmission of radio frequency signals with at least one radio frequency sensor attached to at least one element movable in an elevator shaft of an elevator system, receiving, from the at least one radio frequency sensor measurement data representing radio frequency signals reflected from at least one object and captured with the at least one radio frequency sensor, causing identification, based on the measurement data, of at least one object; and controlling operation of the elevator system in response to identifying the at least one object based on the measurement data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: KONE Corporation
    Inventors: Sami SAARELA, Aki HAIKONEN, Klaus MÄKELÄ, Sakke AHONIEMI
  • Publication number: 20190062105
    Abstract: A method and a system for enhancing elevator positioning includes a camera system designed to record pictures and a computer system designed to determine an absolute distance or a distance between two elements of the recorded pictures. The device is designed to determine the relative distance between the floor of an elevator car and the floor of a landing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: KONE Corporation
    Inventors: Sami SAARELA, Aki HAIKONEN, Klaus MÄKELÄ, Sakke AHONIEMI
  • Publication number: 20180334363
    Abstract: A method for generating maintenance data of an elevator door system includes detecting a first event during closing or opening of a door of the elevator door system and defining a time stamp of the first event, wherein the first event is opening or dosing of a safety circuit; detecting at least one second event during said closing or opening of the door of the elevator door system and defining time stamp of the at least one second event; defining a difference value by comparing the time stamp of the first event and the time stamp of the at least one second event; comparing the difference value to previously stored one or more difference values; and generating maintenance data of the elevator door system. A system is provided to perform at least partly the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Applicant: KONE Corporation
    Inventors: Sami SAARELA, Aki HAIKONEN
  • Publication number: 20180037441
    Abstract: The invention refers to an elevator door leaf comprising a door panel and a support structure having at least one profile. The door leaf comprises a vertically extending expansion member which is fixed to the door leaf only at one vertical level, whereby the expansion member consists of a material having a larger thermal expansion coefficient than the material of the door panel and/or of said profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Aki HAIKONEN, Mikko KURONEN
  • Publication number: 20170334682
    Abstract: The elevator door panel is formed of a composite material based on reinforcement fibres embedded in a polymer matrix material, the reinforcement fibres being arranged in the polymer matrix material so that the elevator door panel is stiff in a vertical plane, but can be bent to a curve around a vertical corner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Applicant: KONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: ARI HANNINEN, AKI HAIKONEN, JUSSI LAHTEENMAKI, MARKKU HAIVALA
  • Patent number: 9776831
    Abstract: A platform assembly includes a first platform module having an elongated front face, a second platform module having an elongated front face, and a locking member for locking the front faces of the first and second platform modules to each other. The locking member is movably mounted on the first platform module in a longitudinal direction of the front face thereof, and at least one of the locking member and the second platform includes a locking protrusion, and the other of the locking member and the second platform includes a locking slot, wherein the locking protrusion is received by the locking slot and protrudes from the front face of the first platform module. An edge of the locking protrusion is behind an edge of the locking slot when the locking member is moved in said longitudinal direction of the front face, thereby locking the platform modules to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: KONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Timo Manner, Nithil Karimpanackal Natarajan, Jouni Lappalainen, Petri Koli, Sami Saarela, Aki Haikonen, Vesa Tiainen, Pekka Halonen, Anssi Venho, Seppo Kolehmainen
  • Publication number: 20170121153
    Abstract: The invention relates to an elevator car comprising a support frame, a floor structure and a ceiling structure, as well as at least one car door, and side walls extending between the floor structure and the ceiling structure, wherein the side walls are formed from several wall elements, which are aligned end-to-end or end-to side in corners, wherein the wall elements are composite panels consisting of at least one support material and at least one noise insulating material, that the elevator car comprises at least one flatbar, extending over the surface of both adjacent wall elements, and covering the joint between them, which flatbar comprises or is connectable with fixing elements to at least one of both adjacent wall elements. Via this means the joint between two noise insulating wall elements does prevent any essential noise leakage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Pekka HALONEN, Aki HAIKONEN