Patents by Inventor Antti Kallioniemi

Antti Kallioniemi 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).

  • Publication number: 20210024329
    Abstract: The invention relates to a conveyor for passengers and/or goods, the conveyor comprising at least one linear electric motor formed by linear stator beams with stator poles being located in a fixed correlation to an environment, and at least one mover co-acting and moving along the stator beams, the stator beams comprising at least a first stator beam extending in a first movement path in a first direction of the passenger conveyor and at least a second stator beam extending in a second movement path in a second direction of the passenger conveyor, wherein the first direction and the second direction are different directions, selected from the group of horizontal, inclined and vertical direction, and which mover is adapted to face the respective stator poles of the stator beam, wherein the mover has at least one winding arranged to co-act with the stator poles; the linear motor being controlled by a motor drive, which is controlled by a drive control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: KONE Corporation
    Inventors: Henry Piitulainen, Tuukka Korhonen, Antti Kallioniemi
  • Publication number: 20200339381
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for operating an elevator system. The method comprises receiving a request to drive an elevator car to a destination and generating an elevator car motion profile to serve the received request. The elevator car motion profile comprises at least the following motion parameters of the elevator car: acceleration, maximum speed, and deceleration. At least one of the maximum speed of the elevator car and the deceleration of the elevator car in the generated elevator car motion profile is defined on the basis of the destination. The invention relates also to a processing unit and an elevator system configured to perform the method at least partly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Mikko VILJANEN, Henri WENLIN, Asmo TENHUNEN, Antti KALLIONIEMI, Mikko PARVIAINEN
  • Publication number: 20200140234
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for controlling movement of two or more elevator cars of a multicar elevator system. The method comprises: selecting manually via a user interface of an operational entity an elevator car from among a plurality of elevator cars to be moved and controlling movement of one or more other elevator cars from among the plurality of the elevator cars away from a driving area of the selected elevator car. The invention relates also to a multicar elevator system and an operational entity implementing at least portions of the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Antti KALLIONIEMI, Antti Saarelainen, Paul Karlstedt
  • Publication number: 20200140233
    Abstract: The invention relates to an operational entity for controlling movement of a plurality of elevator cars of a multicar elevator system. The operational entity has a user interface comprising a first input element and a second input element. The user interface is configured to: generate, on the basis of the first input element, an indication of selection of at least one elevator car from among a plurality of elevator cars to be moved; and generate, on the basis of the second input element, one or more control signals indicative of a request to control the movement of the selected at least one elevator car to a predefined direction. The invention relates also to a multicar elevator system comprising an operational entity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Antti KALLIONIEMI, Antti SAARELAINEN, Paul KARLSTEDT
  • Patent number: 10526165
    Abstract: A method for allocating an elevator in an elevator system constructs passenger batch size distributions for each pair of floors in a building based on passenger batch journeys, each passenger batch journey defining at least the origin and destination floor of the journey, the number of passengers relating to the journey and the time of the journey; receives a call for an elevator; estimates the number of passengers waiting behind the call based on the passenger batch size distributions; and allocates the call to an elevator being able to serve the estimated number of passengers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: KONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Juha-Matti Kuusinen, Marja-Liisa Siikonen, Antti Kallioniemi
  • Publication number: 20180265330
    Abstract: According to an aspect, there is provided an elevator system comprising an elevator control apparatus configured to operate elevator cars in two parallel vertical trajectories, wherein the elevator cars are configured to move in a closed loop up along a first vertical trajectory and down along a second vertical trajectory, The first vertical trajectory and the second vertical trajectory are at least partly shared by a first group of elevator cars and a second group of elevators cars, wherein the first group and the second group at least partly are configured to operate at different maximum speeds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Ilpo HAIPUS, Antti KALLIONIEMI
  • Patent number: 9950901
    Abstract: An elevator arrangement includes a plurality of elevators in a building, which plurality includes a plurality of zoned elevators moving in an elevator hoistway, which have different ranges of movement of the elevator car in the building to each other, and which zoned elevators each have a top limit and a bottom limit of the range of movement of the elevator car, to above the top limit and to below the bottom limit of which range of movement travel of the elevator car of the zoned elevator in question is prevented. The vertical location, in relation to the building, of the top limit and/or bottom limit of the range of movement of the elevator car of each aforementioned zoned elevator can be changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: KONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Osmo Björni, Ari Hänninen, Johannes De Jong, Pentti Alasentie, Matti Räsänen, Timo Mertanen, Santeri Suoranta, Antti Plathin, Antti Kallioniemi
  • Patent number: 9873591
    Abstract: A brake controller, an elevator system and a method for performing an emergency stop are provided. The brake controller includes an input for connecting the brake controller to the DC intermediate circuit of the frequency converter driving the hoisting machine of the elevator, an output for connecting the brake controller to the electromagnet of the brake, a switch for supplying electric power from the DC intermediate circuit of the frequency converter driving the hoisting machine of the elevator via the output to the electromagnet of a brake, and also a processor with which the operation of the brake controller is controlled by producing control pulses in the control pole of the switch of the brake controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: KONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ari Kattainen, Pasi Raassina, Tapio Saarikoski, Lauri Stolt, Arto Nakari, Antti Kallioniemi
  • Patent number: 9802790
    Abstract: A drive device of an elevator includes a DC bus, a motor bridge connected to the DC bus for the electricity supply of the elevator motor, a control circuit with which control circuit the operation of the motor bridge is controlled by producing control pulses in control poles of high-side and low-side switches of the motor bridge, a brake controller, which comprises a switch for supplying electric power to an electromagnetic brake, a brake control circuit, with which the operation of the brake controller is controlled, an input circuit for the safety signal to be disconnected/connected from outside the drive device, drive prevention logic and brake drop-out logic connected to the input circuit and configured to prevent the passage of control pulses to the control poles of the high-side and/or low-side switches when the safety signal is disconnected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: KONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ari Kattainen, Pasi Raassina, Tapio Saarikoski, Lauri Stolt, Arto Nakari, Antti Kallioniemi
  • Patent number: 9776829
    Abstract: The invention relates to a safety arrangement of an elevator, which includes sensors configured to indicate functions that are critical to the safety of the elevator, and also a safety circuit, with which the data formed by the sensors indicating the safety of the elevator is read. The safety arrangement includes a drive device including a control circuit of a motor bridge, an input circuit for a safety signal that can be disconnected/connected from outside the drive device, and also drive prevention logic, to prevent the passage of control pulses to the control poles of high-side and/or low-side switches of the motor bridge when the safety signal is disconnected. The safety circuit brings the elevator into a state preventing a run by disconnecting the safety signal and removes the state preventing a run by connecting the safety signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: KONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ari Kattainen, Pasi Raassina, Tapio Saarikoski, Lauri Stolt, Arto Nakari, Antti Kallioniemi
  • Publication number: 20170158459
    Abstract: According to an example embodiment there is provided a method for allocating an elevator in an elevator system. The method comprises constructing passenger batch size distributions for each pair of floors in a building based on passenger batch journeys, each passenger batch journey defining at least the origin and destination floor of the journey, the number of passengers relating to the journey and the time of the journey; receiving a call for an elevator; estimating the number of passengers waiting behind the call based on the passenger batch size distributions; and allocating the call to an elevator being able to serve the estimated number of passengers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Applicant: KONE Corporation
    Inventors: Juha-Matti KUUSINEN, Marja-Liisa SIIKONEN, Antti KALLIONIEMI
  • Patent number: 9604818
    Abstract: An elevator system and a method for monitoring the operating condition of an elevator system are provided. In the method, samples are taken of the control signal of the drive device of the elevator, from the series of samples taken a frequency component is determined that is characteristic to the part of the elevator assembly driven with the drive device, and also the operating condition of the part of the elevator assembly is monitored on the basis of the determined frequency component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: KONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Antti Kallioniemi, Tuukka Kauppinen
  • Publication number: 20150075917
    Abstract: A drive device of an elevator includes a DC bus, a motor bridge connected to the DC bus for the electricity supply of the elevator motor, which motor bridge includes high-side and low-side switches for supplying electric power from the DC bus to the elevator motor when driving with the elevator motor, and also from the elevator motor to the DC bus when braking with the elevator motor, a control circuit of the motor bridge, with which control circuit the operation of the motor bridge is controlled by producing control pulses in the control poles of the high-side and low-side switches of the motor bridge, a brake controller, which comprises a switch for supplying electric power to the control coil of an electromagnetic brake, a brake control circuit, with which the operation of the brake controller is controlled by producing control pulses in the control pole of the switch of the brake controller, an input circuit for the safety signal to be disconnected/connected from outside the drive device, drive prevention
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: KONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ari KATTAINEN, Pasi RAASSINA, Tapio SAARIKOSKI, Lauri STOLT, Arto NAKARI, Antti KALLIONIEMI
  • Publication number: 20150053508
    Abstract: A safety arrangement of an elevator, which includes sensors configured to indicate functions that are critical from the viewpoint of the safety of the elevator, and also a safety circuit, with which the data formed by the sensors indicating the safety of the elevator is read. The safety arrangement includes a drive device for driving the hoisting machine of the elevator. The drive device includes a DC bus, and also a motor bridge connected to the DC bus for the electricity supply of the elevator motor. The motor bridge includes high-side and low-side switches for supplying electric power from the DC bus to the elevator motor when driving with the elevator motor, and also from the elevator motor to the DC bus when braking with the elevator motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: KONE Corporation
    Inventors: Ari Kattainen, Pasi Raassina, Tapio Saarikoski, Lauri Stolt, Arto Nakari, Antti Kallioniemi
  • Publication number: 20150053507
    Abstract: A brake controller, an elevator system and a method for performing an emergency stop are provided. The brake controller includes an input for connecting the brake controller to the DC intermediate circuit of the frequency converter driving the hoisting machine of the elevator, an output for connecting the brake controller to the electromagnet of the brake, a switch for supplying electric power from the DC intermediate circuit of the frequency converter driving the hoisting machine of the elevator via the output to the electromagnet of a brake, and also a processor with which the operation of the brake controller is controlled by producing control pulses in the control pole of the switch of the brake controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: KONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ari Kattainen, Pasi Raassina, Tapio Saarikoski, Lauri Stolt, Arto Nakari, Antti Kallioniemi
  • Patent number: 8890448
    Abstract: The invention relates to a braking apparatus, an electric drive and an elevator system. The braking apparatus comprises an apparatus for dynamic braking, for braking an electric machine with dynamic braking, an input for the control signal of the braking apparatus, and also a controller, for controlling the apparatus for dynamic braking as a response to the aforementioned control signal of the braking apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Esa Putkinen, Antti Kallioniemi, Juha-Matti Nikander, Paavo Merilinna, Risto Komulainen
  • Publication number: 20140291074
    Abstract: An elevator arrangement includes a plurality of elevators in a building, which plurality includes a plurality of zoned elevators moving in an elevator hoistway, which have different ranges of movement of the elevator car in the building to each other, and which zoned elevators each have a top limit and a bottom limit of the range of movement of the elevator car, to above the top limit and to below the bottom limit of which range of movement travel of the elevator car of the zoned elevator in question is prevented. The vertical location, in relation to the building, of the top limit and/or bottom limit of the range of movement of the elevator car of each aforementioned zoned elevator can be changed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Osmo BJÖRNI, Ari HÄNNINEN, Johannes DE JONG, Pentti ALASENTIE, Matti RÄSÄNEN, Timo MERTANEN, Santeri SUORANTA, Antti PLATHIN, Antti KALLIONIEMI
  • Publication number: 20140231180
    Abstract: An elevator system includes an elongated suspension member, a load-receiving part suspended on the suspension member, a counterweight suspended on the suspension member for supporting the load-receiving part, an elongated traction member for exerting a pulling force on the load-receiving part and on the counterweight, a drive unit, with which the load-receiving part is driven by pulling the traction member and also one or more guide rails, along the path of movement determined by which the load-receiving part is moved. The drive unit is disposed to the side of the path of movement of the load-receiving part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: KONE Corporation
    Inventors: Antti Kallioniemi, Antti Plathin
  • Patent number: 8763760
    Abstract: An adjustment device for controlling the electric drive of an elevator in connection with a voltage reduction of the supplying network is disclosed. The electric drive of an elevator includes an electric motor and a power supply apparatus of for adjusting the supply voltage of the electric motor. The adjustment device includes a device configured to control the power supply apparatus and also a speed regulator for adjusting the speed of the electric motor. The adjustment device is arranged to determine the output voltage of the power supply apparatus of the electric motor in relation to the permitted maximum value of the output voltage, and the adjustment device is arranged to interrupt the operation of the speed regulator but to continue the operation of the power supply apparatus of the electric motor when the output voltage of the power supply apparatus of the electric motor reaches the permitted maximum value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Lauri Stolt, Antti Kallioniemi, Tuukka Kauppinen
  • Patent number: 8714313
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electrical power system for operating elevators. The electrical power system includes: an electricity distribution network of a building, which includes an interface to a public electricity network; a plurality of hoisting machines of an elevator, each of which hoisting machines of an elevator is equipped to move an elevator car in an elevator hoistway; and also a power supply system, which includes an interface to the aforementioned hoisting machines of the elevator, and which power supply system includes an interface to the electricity distribution network of the building, for supplying power between the hoisting machines of the elevator and the electricity distribution network of the building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Ari Harkonen, Antti Kallioniemi