Patents by Inventor Harri MAKINEN

Harri MAKINEN 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: 20210016997
    Abstract: The method comprises installing a lowermost first section of guide rail elements, moving a guide rail element upwards along a row of already installed guide rail elements with a transport apparatus, connecting the guide rail element to an upper end of the row of already installed guide rail elements and attaching the guide rail element to a wall of the shaft from a transport platform, moving the transport apparatus downwards along the row of already installed guide rails in order to fetch a new guide rail element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Mikael HAAG, Harri MAKINEN
  • Publication number: 20210016996
    Abstract: The method comprises measuring the shaft with measuring equipment from a movable transport platform, whereby the form of the shaft and the position of the fastening points for the guide rails is determined based on the information received in the measurement phase, attaching fastening brackets to the guide rail elements and adjusting the fastening brackets based on the measurement results before the installation of the guide rails takes place so that the guide rail elements provided with the fastening brackets can be lifted in the shaft and attached to the fastening points without further adjustment of the fastening brackets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Harri MAKINEN, Mikael HAAG
  • Publication number: 20210016994
    Abstract: The elevator guide rail element comprises a guide rail element having a first jointing clamp attached to a lower end of the guide rail element and a second jointing clamp attached to an upper end of the guide rail element. The first and the second jointing clamp forms a plug-in joint between the first and the second jointing clamp and thereby between two consecutive guide rail elements when the first and the second jointing clamp are connected to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Mikael HAAG, Harri MAKINEN
  • Publication number: 20210016998
    Abstract: The method comprises installing a lowermost first section of guide rail elements, arranging a movable transport apparatus and a movable transport platform in the shaft, connecting a guide rail element provided with a jointing clamp at each end of the guide rail element to the transport apparatus, moving the transport apparatus with the guide rail element upwards, connecting the guide rail element to an upper end of a row of already installed guide rail elements with a plug-in joint provided by jointing clamps, attaching the guide rail element to a wall of the shaft from the transport platform, moving the transport apparatus downwards in order to fetch a new guide rail element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Mikael HAAG, Harri MÄKINEN
  • Patent number: 9714156
    Abstract: The apparatus includes a positioning unit and an alignment unit. The positioning unit extends across the elevator shaft in a second direction and comprises at each end a first attachment mechanism movable in the second direction for supporting the positioning unit on opposite wall structures in the elevator shaft. The alignment unit extends across the elevator shaft in the second direction and is supported with support parts on each end portion of the positioning unit. Each end portion of the alignment unit is individually movable in relation to the positioning unit in a third direction perpendicular to the second direction. The alignment unit includes further at each end a second attachment mechanism movable in the second direction for supporting the alignment unit on opposite guide rails in the shaft. The second attachment mechanism includes a gripper for gripping on the guide rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: KONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Peetu Valkama, Harri Mäkinen, Mikael Haag, Antti Mertala
  • Patent number: 9598266
    Abstract: Example embodiments relate to an apparatus including a stationary first part, a movable second part, and a link arm mechanism connecting the first part and the second part. The first and the second link arm may be interconnected with a fifth articulated joint. First ends of the link arms may be connected with articulated joints movably on the first part. Second ends of the link arms may be connected with articulated joints on the second part. The second part may be moved with a first actuator in a first direction, with a second actuator in a third direction and with a third actuator in a fourth angular direction around the fourth articulated joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: KONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Peetu Valkama, Harri Mäkinen, Osmo Björni
  • Publication number: 20160068369
    Abstract: The apparatus includes a positioning unit and an alignment unit. The positioning unit extends across the elevator shaft in a second direction and comprises at each end a first attachment mechanism movable in the second direction for supporting the positioning unit on opposite wall structures in the elevator shaft. The alignment unit extends across the elevator shaft in the second direction and is supported with support parts on each end portion of the positioning unit. Each end portion of the alignment unit is individually movable in relation to the positioning unit in a third direction perpendicular to the second direction. The alignment unit includes further at each end a second attachment mechanism movable in the second direction for supporting the alignment unit on opposite guide rails in the shaft. The second attachment mechanism includes a gripper for gripping on the guide rail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Applicant: KONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Peetu VALKAMA, Harri MÄKINEN, Mikael HAAG, Antti MERTALA
  • Publication number: 20150128403
    Abstract: The apparatus comprises a stationary first part, a movable second part, and a link arm mechanism connecting the first part and the second part. The first and the second link arm are interconnected with a fifth articulated joint. First ends of the link arms are connected with articulated joints movably on the first part. Second ends of the link arms are connected with articulated joints on the second part. The second part is moved with a first actuator in a first direction, with a second actuator in a third direction and with a third actuator in a fourth angular direction around the fourth articulated joint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: KONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Peetu VALKAMA, Harri MÄKINEN, Osmo BJÖRNI