Patents by Inventor Hanspeter Bloch

Hanspeter Bloch 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: 9540214
    Abstract: A drain system, in an elevator system having at least one elevator car with an upper edge running approximately parallel to a horizontal plane, includes a deflector plate arranged on the upper edge of the elevator car at at least one angle of inclination to the horizontal plane and inclined against a shaft wall in which shaft doors are arranged, so that extinguishing water, which falls onto the elevator car is directed at least partially from the deflector plate against the upper edge and against the shaft wall in which the shaft doors are arranged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Inventio AG
    Inventor: Hanspeter Bloch
  • Patent number: 9221653
    Abstract: A fire service elevator includes an elevator cage with a cage roof, wherein the elevator cage is at least partly supported and driven by at least one support device, wherein the elevator cage is looped under by the at least one support device, wherein the elevator cage has a protective element, which is arranged at least partly around the at least one support means and disposed substantially on the cage roof. The protective element screens the at least one support device relative to a central region of the cage roof so that extinguishing water falling onto the cage roof in the case of fire is substantially prevented from wetting the at least one support device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Inventio AG
    Inventors: Hanspeter Bloch, Roman Lenk, Reto Hugentobler
  • Patent number: 9174825
    Abstract: A car for an elevator, which is movable in an elevator shaft, has a car roof projecting at least partly beyond a drive unit. Arranged on the car roof in the region of the side facing the drive unit is a balustrade which has a handrail interrupted centrally in a drive receiving region. The balustrade has in the drive receiving region a bar which is arranged to be offset downwardly and inwardly relative to the handrail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Inventio AG
    Inventor: Hanspeter Bloch
  • Patent number: 9096412
    Abstract: A fire service elevator has an elevator cage, which includes a cage roof, wherein the cage roof has a seal in which at least one drain is arranged. The drain is so arranged in the seal that extinguishing water collecting on the cage roof in the case of a fire flows away from the cage roof substantially only via the drain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Inventio AG
    Inventors: Hanspeter Bloch, Lukas Zeder
  • Patent number: 9051154
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for performing a load test in an elevator installation having an elevator car and a counterweight, which are connected to one another by a supporting device, and a drive brake for halting the elevator car during a downwards journey. The apparatus has a connecting element for fastening to the counterweight, an element with spring properties and a tensioning device for installation in the elevator installation. One point of the tensioning means is fixed to a stationary point of the elevator installation via the element with spring properties. Another point of the tensioning means is connected to the counterweight via the connecting element, wherein the tensioning device includes an actuating device with which to tension the element with spring properties in order to thereby exert a downwardly directed tensile stress on the counterweight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Inventio AG
    Inventors: Daniel Fischer, Hanspeter Bloch, Roger Martinelli
  • Patent number: 9027715
    Abstract: A fire service elevator with an elevator cage includes a cage roof, wherein the elevator cage is at least partly supported and driven by at least one support means. The elevator cage has on the cage roof a region vulnerable to spray water, and this region vulnerable to spray water is covered by an element having a surface structure of such a kind that extinguishing water falling on the element in the event of fire is substantially prevented from spraying in the direction of the at least one support means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Inventio AG
    Inventors: Hanspeter Bloch, Georg Stenvers
  • Patent number: 8807289
    Abstract: An elevator installation includes a car within a shaft, a buffer mounted in a pit of the shaft and a barrier located in the pit surrounding or within an area wherein a vertical clearance between the pit floor and the car or equipment mounted thereon is less than a regulatory threshold value when the car fully compresses the buffer. The barrier acts to physically deter personnel within the pit from inadvertent presence in the area of reduced vertical clearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Inventio AG
    Inventor: Hanspeter Bloch
  • Patent number: 8800226
    Abstract: A drain system, in an elevator system, is an open system wherein extinguishing water penetrating through a shaft door sill having bores meets a catch plate arranged underneath the shaft door sill and can be substantially discharged along at least one shaft wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Inventio AG
    Inventor: Hanspeter Bloch
  • Publication number: 20130037354
    Abstract: A fire service elevator has an elevator cage, which includes a cage roof, wherein the cage roof has a seal in which at least one drain is arranged. The drain is so arranged in the seal that extinguishing water collecting on the cage roof in the case of a fire flows away from the cage roof substantially only via the drain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventors: Hanspeter Bloch, Lukas Zeder
  • Publication number: 20120325582
    Abstract: A fire service elevator includes an elevator cage with a cage roof, a first side wall and a second side wall. The elevator cage is at least partly supported and driven by at least one support. The elevator cage is looped under by at least one support so that the at least one support runs along the two opposite side walls. The fire service elevator is designed so that the elevator cage in an operating state reaches speeds of more than 1 meter per second. The elevator cage includes at least one protective element which is arranged substantially above a side wall so that extinguishing water falling onto the cage roof in the case of fire is substantially prevented from wetting the at least one support means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventor: Hanspeter Bloch
  • Publication number: 20120325592
    Abstract: An elevator includes a compensating device having the purpose of providing compensation for changing weight of a support on the cage side or on the counterweight side. Depending on the respective position of an elevator cage and a counterweight in the elevator shaft there are more meters of the support on the cage side or on the counterweight side. In the case of a small support length on the cage side, a large compensating device length on the cage side results and conversely. The compensating device suspended at the elevator cage and at the counterweight forms a loop in a shaft pit and can be set in oscillation. Provided as a remedy are, for example, rods which guide and stabilize the compensating device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventors: Hanspeter Bloch, Alessandro D'Apice
  • Publication number: 20120266968
    Abstract: A drain system, in an elevator system, is an open system wherein extinguishing water penetrating through a shaft door sill having bores meets a catch plate arranged underneath the shaft door sill and can be substantially discharged along at least one shaft wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Inventor: Hanspeter Bloch
  • Publication number: 20120255814
    Abstract: A fire service elevator includes an elevator cage with a cage roof, wherein the elevator cage is at least partly supported and driven by at least one support device, wherein the elevator cage is looped under by the at least one support device, wherein the elevator cage has a protective element, which is arranged at least partly around the at least one support means and disposed substantially on the cage roof. The protective element screens the at least one support device relative to a central region of the cage roof so that extinguishing water falling onto the cage roof in the case of fire is substantially prevented from wetting the at least one support device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2012
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Inventors: Hanspeter Bloch, Roman Lenk, Reto Hugentobler
  • Publication number: 20120255816
    Abstract: A drain system, in an elevator system having at least one elevator car with an upper edge running approximately parallel to a horizontal plane, includes a deflector plate arranged on the upper edge of the elevator car at at least one angle of inclination to the horizontal plane and inclined against a shaft wall in which shaft doors are arranged, so that extinguishing water, which falls onto the elevator car is directed at least partially from the deflector plate against the upper edge and against the shaft wall in which the shaft doors are arranged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Inventor: Hanspeter Bloch
  • Publication number: 20120031712
    Abstract: A fire service elevator with an elevator cage includes a cage roof, wherein the elevator cage is at least partly supported and driven by at least one support means. The elevator cage has on the cage roof a region vulnerable to spray water, and this region vulnerable to spray water is covered by an element having a surface structure of such a kind that extinguishing water falling on the element in the event of fire is substantially prevented from spraying in the direction of the at least one support means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Inventors: Hanspeter Bloch, Georg Stenvers
  • Patent number: 8109850
    Abstract: A drive pulley for elevators, with at least two sectors, wherein at least one sector is hardened and at least one sector is not hardened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Inventio AG
    Inventors: Urs Ammon, Hanspeter Bloch
  • Publication number: 20110283814
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for performing a load test in an elevator installation having an elevator car and a counterweight, which are connected to one another by a supporting device, and a drive brake for halting the elevator car during a downwards journey. The apparatus has a connecting element for fastening to the counterweight, an element with spring properties and a tensioning device for installation in the elevator installation. One point of the tensioning means is fixed to a stationary point of the elevator installation via the element with spring properties. Another point of the tensioning means is connected to the counterweight via the connecting element, wherein the tensioning device includes an actuating device with which to tension the element with spring properties in order to thereby exert a downwardly directed tensile stress on the counterweight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Inventors: Daniel Fischer, Hanspeter Bloch, Roger Martinelli
  • Publication number: 20100051392
    Abstract: An elevator installation includes a car within a shaft, a buffer mounted in a pit of the shaft and a barrier located in the pit surrounding or within an area wherein a vertical clearance between the pit floor and the car or equipment mounted thereon is less than a regulatory threshold value when the car fully compresses the buffer. The barrier acts to physically deter personnel within the pit from inadvertent presence in the area of reduced vertical clearance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2009
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Inventor: Hanspeter Bloch
  • Publication number: 20080083587
    Abstract: An elevator installation includes a car within a shaft, a buffer mounted in a pit of the shaft and a barrier located in the pit surrounding or within an area wherein a vertical clearance between the pit floor and the car or equipment mounted thereon is less than a regulatory threshold value when the car fully compresses the buffer. The barrier acts to physically deter personnel within the pit from inadvertent presence in the area of reduced vertical clearance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2007
    Publication date: April 10, 2008
    Inventor: HANSPETER BLOCH
  • Patent number: 7204348
    Abstract: An assembly arrangement for a lift construction supports the lift drive at the upper end of both a support column and lift cage and counterweight guide rails, allowing the lift drive load to be transferred to the floor of the lift by each of the supporting members. The support of the lift drive upon the rails may be accomplished through setting screws that allow the load applied to the rails to be adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2007
    Assignee: Inventio AG
    Inventors: Hanspeter Bloch, Mario Heggli, Roland Delvento