Patents by Inventor Hannu Nousu

Hannu Nousu 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: 20210155446
    Abstract: A method for operating, such as commissioning, an elevator, and an elevator are presented herein. The elevator comprises an electric linear motor for moving movable units. The method comprises moving a first movable unit along a linear stator of the electric linear motor in the elevator shaft, and determining at least one characteristic, such as a floor position or an air gap width of the electric linear motor, at a plurality of elevator shaft positions by the first movable unit, such as by a winding, a coil, or a sensor, during the moving. The method further comprises storing the determined at least one characteristic, and controlling moving of at least a second movable unit, such as comprising another of the elevator cars or a second motor unit, by utilizing the stored at least one characteristic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: KONE Corporation
    Inventors: Pasi Raassina, Tuukka Korhonen, Ari Hänninen, Ari Koivisto, Hannu Nousu, Mikko Puranen, Tapio Tyni, Tommi Huotari
  • Patent number: 10955247
    Abstract: Elevators and other facilities in buildings and other constructed environments can be controlled remotely. In an advanced controlling method at least one person is guided through constructed environment along a predetermined route. When the route is known facilities, such as elevators, may be called or activated in advance so that the person guided along the route does not need to do it when arriving at the area of influence of the facility. When there are more than one person travelling the routes may be combined such that the central system controlling allocations of facilities may call or activate resources more than one person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: KONE Corporation
    Inventors: Jukka Salmikuukka, Jere Vuorenala, Kim Bergman, Mika Belov, Hannu Nousu
  • Publication number: 20210078832
    Abstract: A device for an elevator, an elevator, and a method for moving an elevator car are presented. The device includes a linear mover including a winding. The linear mover is adapted to establish an electromagnetic engagement by the winding with a linear stator of a first stator beam. The device further includes an electrical energy storage unit, such as at least one battery, and an electrical converter unit arranged to supply electrical current from the electrical energy storage unit to the winding for moving the device along the first stator beam. The at least one linear mover, the electrical energy storage, and the electrical converter unit are integrated into a body of the device, and the device is adapted for attaching removably to an elevator car of the elevator and, optionally, to a further device of the elevator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: KONE Corporation
    Inventors: Tommi Huotari, Ari Koivisto, Ari Hänninen, Mikko Puranen, Hannu Nousu, Tapio Tyni
  • Publication number: 20210061612
    Abstract: An elevator system includes: an elevator control; a plurality of individually movable elevator cars driving in an elevator runway system including at least one elevator runway, preferably at least two elevator runways, whereby the number of elevator cars is higher than the number of elevator runways in the runway system. The elevator cars are movable in the elevator runway system via at least one drive system. Each of the elevator cars is provided with an identifier. The elevator system includes at least one reader device for the identifier and a car handling module in the elevator control processing the information on the elevator cars and their identifiers in connection with their position in the elevator system. The elevator system includes elevator cars differing in at least one parameter (differing parameter).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: KONE Corporation
    Inventors: Ari Koivisto, Ari Hänninen, Tommi Huotari, Mikko Puranen, Hannu Nousu, Tapio Tyni
  • Patent number: 10427910
    Abstract: Public displays are used for various purposes. They are used for displaying any kind of information and even for controlling devices such as elevators. In order to provide best possible benefit the public display should be displaying information in a language that the viewer understands and in a manner that the user can read the text on the display. The user preferences may be selected and applied by requesting a user preference indication from a mobile device. If the room includes more than one person the user preference indication is received from a plurality of persons and the decision of user preferences to be used is done then based on the received indications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Jukka Salmikuukka, Jere Vuorenala, Kim Bergman, Mika Belov, Hannu Nousu
  • Publication number: 20190023530
    Abstract: A method and a system for the evacuation of buildings providing an elevator system includes at least one elevator car and an elevator shaft. The system includes a device to detect an incident or a device to receive an emergency signal in this regard, a device for determining the floor of this incident, and at least one sealing element (positioned in the elevator shaft and constructed to seal the elevator shaft, so that the elevator shaft is divided in at least two sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: KONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ari Hänninen, Reetta Ranne, Kirsi Nyrhinen, Nithil Karimpanackal Natarajan, Hannu Nousu, Liina Poropudas, Cristina Bianchi, Jukka Turpeinen, Jarmo Parkkinen
  • Publication number: 20180244493
    Abstract: Passenger allocation in elevator systems is a critical task if efficient use of elevator system is desired. It is advantageous to optimize the overall capacity of an elevator system by using optimizing systems. One key issue in optimization is to guide passengers to act according to optimization result. This can be provided by indicating a color to each passenger so that they can choose an elevator indicating the same color.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Ari Hanninen, Otto Miettinen, Hannu Nousu, Kirsi Nyrhinen, Markku Haivala, Reetta Ranne, Cristina Bianchi, Nithil Karimpanackal Natarajan
  • Publication number: 20170166417
    Abstract: Public displays are used for various purposes. They are used for displaying any kind of information and even for controlling devices such as elevators. In order to provide best possible benefit the public display should be displaying information in a language that the viewer understands and in a manner that the user can read the text on the display. The user preferences may be selected and applied by requesting a user preference indication from a mobile device. If the room includes more than one person the user preference indication is received from a plurality of persons and the decision of user preferences to be used is done then based on the received indications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Jukka Salmikuukka, Jere VUORENALA, Kim BERGMAN, Mika BELOV, Hannu NOUSU
  • Publication number: 20170115122
    Abstract: Elevators and other facilities in buildings and other constructed environments can be controlled remotely. In an advanced controlling method at least one person is guided through constructed environment along a predetermined route. When the route is known facilities, such as elevators, may be called or activated in advance so that the person guided along the route does not need to do it when arriving at the area of influence of the facility. When there are more than one person travelling the routes may be combined such that the central system controlling allocations of facilities may call or activate resources more than one person.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Applicant: KONE Corporation
    Inventors: Jukka Salmikuukka, Jere Vuorenala, Kim Bergman, Mika Belov, Hannu Nousu