Patents by Inventor Daniel A. Mosher

Daniel A. Mosher 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: 10800637
    Abstract: A belt for suspending and/or driving an elevator car includes a plurality of tension elements extending along a length of the belt and a plurality of belt fibers transverse to the plurality of tension elements and interlaced therewith. The belt fibers define at least one traction surface of the belt. An edge fiber is located at a lateral end of the belt transverse to and secured to the plurality of belt fibers to secure the belt fibers in a selected position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Wenping Zhao, John P. Wesson, Daniel A. Mosher, Scott Alan Eastman
  • Publication number: 20200318286
    Abstract: An illustrative example assembly for making an elevator load bearing member includes a fabric having a plurality of fibers arranged with some of the fibers transverse to others of the fibers. A plurality of cords are configured to support a load associated with an elevator car. The cords are included in the fabric and have respective coatings. The coatings include a first coating material and a second coating material, or include different coating thicknesses such that some of the coatings have a different coating thickness than others of the coatings, or the coatings include the first coating material and the second coating material and some of the coatings have a different coating thickness than others of the coatings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Scott Alan Eastman, Michael Paul Humbert, Daniel A. Mosher, Wenping Zhao, Danielle L. Grolman, Brad Guilani
  • Publication number: 20200299103
    Abstract: A belt for suspending and/or driving an elevator car extending longitudinally along a length of the belt. An inner belt layer formed from a first material is bonded to the plurality of tension elements at a first side of the belt. The inner belt layer forms an inner belt surface interactive with a traction sheave of an elevator system. An outer belt layer formed from a second material is bonded to the plurality of tension elements at a second side of the belt. The plurality of tension elements are located between the first side and the second side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Wenping Zhao, John P. Wesson, Daniel A. Mosher, Scott Alan Eastman, Michael Paul Humbert, Mark Steven Thompson, Eric Jay Amis
  • Publication number: 20200238625
    Abstract: An example method includes forming a layer of build material on a build platform of a 3-D printer and correlating X-Y position data and stereoscopic Z-position data for particles of the build material in the layer of build material that are determined to exceed a threshold criteria based on a measure attribute.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: David A Champion, Daniel Mosher, Brian Bay
  • Patent number: 10710842
    Abstract: A belt for suspending and/or driving an elevator car extending longitudinally along a length of the belt. An inner belt layer formed from a first material is bonded to the plurality of tension elements at a first side of the belt. The inner belt layer forms an inner belt surface interactive with a traction sheave of an elevator system. An outer belt layer formed from a second material is bonded to the plurality of tension elements at a second side of the belt. The plurality of tension elements are located between the first side and the second side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Wenping Zhao, John P. Wesson, Daniel A. Mosher, Scott Alan Eastman, Michael Paul Humbert, Mark Steven Thompson, Eric Jay Amis
  • Publication number: 20200213576
    Abstract: Example methods, apparatus, systems, and articles of manufacturing for calibrating a stereo vision system are described herein. An example stereo vision calibration system includes an automated calibration target stand to support a calibration target. The example stereo vision calibration system further includes a calibrator to control the automated calibration target stand to move the calibration target to a plurality of positions according to a sequence of positions while the automated calibration target stand is disposed in an additive manufacturing (AM) machine, and control a stereo vision system of the AM machine to obtain images of the calibration target in the plurality of positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel Mosher, Brian Bay, David A. Champion
  • Publication number: 20200189200
    Abstract: Printers are disclosed. An example printer includes a build controller to access metrics of a layer on a work area and to select a dosing profile from a plurality of dosing profiles to fuse the layer based on the metrics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicants: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P., Oregon State University
    Inventors: Daniel MOSHER, Brian BAY, David A. CHAMPION
  • Patent number: 10669126
    Abstract: A belt for an elevator system includes one or more tension members arranged along a belt width and extending longitudinally along a length of the belt, each tension member including a plurality of fibers extending along the belt length. A jacket material at least partially encapsulates the plurality of tension members. An elevator system includes a hoistway, an elevator car located in the hoistway and movable therein, and a belt operably connected to the elevator car to suspend and/or drive the elevator car along the hoistway. The belt includes one or more tension members arranged along a belt width and extending longitudinally along a length of the belt, each tension member including a plurality of fibers extending along the belt length. A jacket material at least partially encapsulates the plurality of tension members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Wenping Zhao, Daniel A. Mosher
  • Patent number: 10669127
    Abstract: A traction-driven belt for moving a load includes a plurality of tension elements extending longitudinally along a length of the belt, and a plurality of yarns interlaced with the plurality of tension elements forming a composite belt structure. A laminate material layer is affixed to at least one surface of the composite belt structure to improve one or more performance properties of the composite belt structure. A belt for suspending and/or driving an elevator car includes a plurality of tension elements extending longitudinally along a length of the belt, and a plurality of yarns interlaced with the plurality of tension elements forming a composite belt structure. A sheath encloses at least one tension element of the plurality of tension elements. The sheath is formed from a flowable material to bind the tension element to the plurality of yarns, and/or adjacent tension elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Scott Alan Eastman, Daniel A. Mosher, Michael Paul Humbert, Steven W. Gronda, Wenping Zhao
  • Publication number: 20200048046
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and a system of commissioning elevator, and an elevator system. The method includes obtaining at least one operation data of at least one elevator door, comparing the operation data with corresponding criterion operation data, and determining whether a deviation between the operation data and the criterion operation data exceeds a pre-set range, and if so, triggering a control over at least one control end relevant to the operation of the elevator door to make a deviation between the operation data re-obtained and the criterion operation data fall within the pre-set range. The invention will increase the efficiency in elevator commissioning and remove the adverse effects on elevator operation caused by factors such as “Stack Effect”, and thereby ensure good working condition and high security of elevators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Changle Li, Buyun Jing, Haitao Zhou, Yun Li, Keyu Li, Xing Cai, Daniel A. Mosher
  • Patent number: 10556775
    Abstract: A belt for suspending and/or driving an elevator car includes a plurality of tension elements extending longitudinally along a length of the belt, and a jacket at least partially encapsulating the plurality of tension elements. The jacket defines a traction surface of the belt configured to be interactive with a drive sheave and a back surface opposite the traction surface. The jacket is formed from a first material. One or more material strips are located at one or more of the traction surface or the back surface to improve one or more operational characteristics of the belt. The one or more material strips formed from a second material different from the first material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY
    Inventors: John P. Wesson, Daniel A. Mosher, Scott Alan Eastman
  • Publication number: 20200002123
    Abstract: A tension member for an elevator system includes one or more tension elements extending along a length of the tension member, and one or more a wave guide regions secured to at least one surface of the tension member or integral to the tension member and extending along the length of the tension member. The one or more wave guide regions are configured for transmission of a radio frequency (RF) data signal along the one or more wave guide regions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Ajit Rajagopalan, Joseph V. Mantese, Brian L. McCabe, Daniel A. Mosher, Brad Guilani
  • Publication number: 20200002132
    Abstract: A compensation and tie-down member for an elevator system includes one or more lightweight compensation tension elements having a first tensile strength/unit mass/unit length, and one or more heavier weight compensation tension elements having a second tensile strength/unit mass/unit length less than the first tensile strength/unit mass/unit length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel A. Mosher, Kyle B. Martin, Wenping Zhao
  • Publication number: 20190382242
    Abstract: An elevator system includes a hoistway, an elevator car movable along the hoistway, and one or more belts operably connected to the elevator car to propel the elevator car along the hoistway. A belt of the one or more belts includes one or more tension elements extending along a belt length, and a jacket at least partially encapsulating the one or more tension elements. The jacket includes a jacket base formed from a first material and one or more insert layers embedded in the jacket base material. The one or more insert layers have a corrugated shape along the belt length, and are formed from a second material different from the first material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel A. Mosher, Brad Guilani
  • Patent number: 10472210
    Abstract: A belt for an elevator system is provided. The belt includes a plurality of tension members arranged along a belt width. A jacket material at least partially encapsulates the plurality of tension members. The jacket material includes a traction surface and a back surface opposite the traction surface together defining a belt thickness therebetween. The jacket material also includes two end surfaces extending between the traction surface and the back surface and defining the belt width therebetween. A metalized polymer coating layer is disposed over at least one of the two end surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Georgios S. Zafiris, Paul Papas, Daniel A. Mosher, Scott A. Eastman, Zhongfen Ding, Brad Guilani
  • Publication number: 20190218061
    Abstract: A belt includes one or more tension members extending along a length of the belt, and a jacket at least partially enclosing the plurality of tension members. The jacket includes an elastomeric material and a plurality of reinforcing elements located in the elastomeric material to improve fatigue cracking performance of the belt. An elevator system includes a hoistway, an elevator car located in the hoistway, and an elevator belt operably connected to the elevator car to suspend and/or drive the elevator car along the hoistway. The elevator belt includes one or more tension members extending along a length of the belt and a jacket at least partially enclosing the plurality of tension members. The jacket includes an elastomeric material and a plurality of reinforcing elements located in the elastomeric material to improve fatigue cracking performance of the belt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Scott Alan Eastman, Peter J. Walsh, Brad Guilani, Daniel A. Mosher
  • Patent number: 10336579
    Abstract: A belt for an elevator system includes a plurality of tension members arranged along a belt width and a jacket material at least partially encapsulating the plurality of tension members defining a traction surface, a back surface opposite the traction surface together with the traction surface defining a belt thickness, and two end surfaces extending between the traction surface and the back surface defining the belt width. A metallic coating layer is applied via deposition of solid particles over at least one end surface of the two end surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Zhongfen Ding, Paul Papas, Aaron T. Nardi, Daniel A. Mosher, Brad Guilani
  • Patent number: 10280044
    Abstract: A servicing device for a belt of an elevator system is provided including a housing and a guide member coupled to the housing. The guide member and the housing are disposed on opposite sides of the belt. At least one reservoir is disposed within the housing. The at least one reservoir contains one or more restoring materials. An applicator is configured to apply the one or more restoring materials to an adjacent surface of the belt. Application of the one or more restoring materials is configured to modify the geometry of the belt such that the modified geometry is substantially identical to the original geometry of the belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Scott Alan Eastman, John P. Wesson, Daniel A. Mosher, Wenping Zhao, William Eaton Holden, III, Michael Paul Humbert, Brad Guilani, Gopal R. Krishnan
  • Patent number: 10259684
    Abstract: A belt for suspending and/or driving an elevator car of an elevator system includes a plurality of tension members arranged in a lengthwise direction and a jacket substantially retaining the plurality of tension members. The jacket includes a traction portion, a back portion, and an inner portion between the traction portion and the back portion. The traction portion is formed from a first material and the inner portion is formed from a second material having an increased fire resistance compared to the first material. A method of forming an elevator system belt includes arranging a plurality of tension members in a lengthwise direction and securing the plurality of tension members in a jacket by at least partially enclosing the plurality of tension members in the jacket. The jacket includes a traction portion, a back portion, and an inner portion having a greater fire resistance than the traction portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Paul Papas, Michael R. Carey, Daniel A. Mosher
  • Publication number: 20190084803
    Abstract: A belt (30) for suspending and/or driving an elevator car (14) includes a plurality of tension elements (32) extending longitudinally along a length of the belt, at least one tension element of the plurality of tension elements having one or more tension element coating layers (46) applied thereto. A plurality of fibers are interlaced with the plurality of tension elements forming a composite belt structure. A belt coating (44) at least partially encapsulates the composite belt structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Scott Alan Eastman, Daniel A. Mosher, Wenping Zhao, John P. Wesson, Brad Guilani