Patents by Inventor Janne Laine

Janne Laine 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: 11447370
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for constructing an elevator comprising constructing a movable machine room in the bottom end of a hoistway formed in a building under construction; and thereafter hoisting the movable machine room; and constructing an elevator car in the bottom end of the hoistway below the movable machine room; and providing a counterweight in the bottom end of the hoistway below the movable machine room; connecting the elevator car and the counterweight with a suspension roping; and thereafter hoisting the movable machine room to a first transport position; and thereafter mounting the movable machine room to the first transport position in the hoistway vertically supported on stationary structures; and thereafter using the elevator car for transporting passengers and/or goods below the movable machine room while the machine room is mounted in said first transport position and the elevator car and the counterweight hang suspended from the machine room by the hoisting roping; and thereafter
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Otto Lanz, Matti Rasanen, Anssi Venho, Markku Haapaniemi, Janne Mikkonen, Janne Laine, Tarvo Viita-Aho, Markku Haivala, Jukka Laitinen, Hans Valtonen, Aki Haikonen, Jorma Mustalahti, Jori Hagg, Jari Osterman, Petri Kere
  • Publication number: 20220259012
    Abstract: The invention relates to an elevator arrangement, comprising a hoistway one or more vertically oriented guide rail lines in the hoistway for guiding vertical movement of one or more movable elevator units, and one or more movable elevator units mounted in the hoistway vertically movably along one or more guide rail lines, including at least an elevator car, preferably also a counterweight, and a hoisting roping; a movable support structure mounted in the hoistway for supporting said one or more movable elevator units below it via said hoisting roping, and a hoisting machine on the movable support structure for moving the hoisting roping, for thereby moving said one or more movable elevator units. Said movable support structure comprises a body portion, and a shelf structure projecting laterally from the body portion, and the hoisting machine is mounted on the shelf structure. The invention also relates to a method for constructing an elevator implementing the arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2022
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Anssi VENHO, Janne MIKKONEN, Markku HAAPANIEMI, Matti RASANEN, Otto LANZ, Janne LAINE
  • Patent number: 11414303
    Abstract: A method for modernizing an elevator system, includes using a first and second car for transporting passengers and/or goods between vertically displaced floors of a building, and thereafter removing the first elevator car from use for transporting passengers and/or goods between vertically displaced floors, and thereafter installing a construction time elevator into the lower end of the first hoistway, the traveling zone of the car of the construction time elevator covering only partially the height of the first hoistway; and thereafter using the car of the construction time elevator and the second car simultaneously for transporting passengers and/or goods between vertically displaced floors of the building, during which using the method includes performing construction work in the first hoistway above the traveling zone of the car of the construction time elevator; and thereafter changing the traveling zone of the car of the construction time elevator to extend higher in the hoistway, and thereafter using t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: KONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Markku Haapaniemi, Matti Räsänen, Tarvo Viita-aho, Petri Kere, Janne Laine, Jari Österman, Jorma Mustalahti, Anssi Venho, Jori Hägg, Otto Lanz
  • Publication number: 20220219945
    Abstract: The self-climbing elevator machine room comprises two decks positioned upon each other. Each deck comprises guide means supporting the deck movably on guide rails and locking means locking and unlocking the deck to the guide rails and/or to guide rail fixing means. Lifting means move the two decks along the guide rails in relation to each other. At least one power source provides power to the lifting means. The elevator machine room climbs stepwise along the guide rails by alternatingly locking and unlocking the lower deck and the upper deck to the guide rails and/or to the guide rail fixing means and thereafter raising the unlocked deck.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2022
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Otto LANZ, Matti RASANEN, Anssi VENHO, Janne MIKKONEN, Janne LAINE, Markku HAAPANIEMI, Jari KANTOLA, Aki HAIKONEN, Jari OSTERMAN, Petri KERE, Jori HAGG, Jorma MUSTALAHTI, Tarvo VIITA-AHO
  • Publication number: 20220194744
    Abstract: The arrangement comprises a self-climbing installation platform comprising two consecutive decks, a machine room deck suspended from the installation platform and an elevator car suspended from the machine room deck. Each deck, the machine room deck and the car are supported movably with guide means on guide rails and locked and unlocked with locking means to the guide rails and/or to guide rail fixing means. Lifting means powered by a power source move the two decks in relation to each other. The installation platform climbs stepwise along the guide rails by alternatingly locking and unlocking the lower deck and the upper deck to the guide rails and/or to the guide rail fixing means and thereafter raising the unlocked deck.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2022
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Otto LANZ, Matti RASANEN, Markku HAAPANIEMI, Jukka TURPEINEN, Anssi VENHO, Janne LAINE, Janne MIKKONEN, Aki HAIKONEN, Jari OSTERMAN, Jori HAGG, Jorma MUSTALAHTI, Petri KERE
  • Publication number: 20220185631
    Abstract: The self-climbing installation platform comprises two decks positioned upon each other. Each deck comprises guide means supporting the deck movably on guide rails and locking means locking and unlocking the deck to the guide rails and/or to guide rail fixing means. Lifting means move the two decks along the guide rails in relation to each other. At least one power source provides power to the lifting means. The installation platform climbs stepwise along the guide rails by alternatingly locking and unlocking the lower and the upper deck to the guide rails and/or to the guide rail fixing means and thereafter raising the unlocked deck.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2022
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Otto LANZ, Janne LAINE, Matti RASANEN, Anssi VENHO, Markku HAAPANIEMI, Janne MIKKONEN, Aki HAIKONEN, Jari OSTERMAN, Jori HAGG, Jorma MUSTALAHTI, Petri KERE
  • Publication number: 20220002115
    Abstract: A safety gear arrangement for an elevator system, comprising a safety gear mechanism comprising at least one wedge portion of the safety gear arrangement, wherein, in a normal position, the at least one wedge portion is retracted and, in an operated position, extended by a first spring element for acting on a guide rail of the elevator system, and a triggering device comprising an electromagnet, a second spring element, an actuating member, and an excitation power input, wherein the electromagnet is arranged, while being supplied with excitation power, to maintain the actuating member in an untriggered position against the second spring element, and the actuating member is arranged to operate the safety gear mechanism in response to moving of the member from the untriggered to a triggered position due to the second spring element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2021
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Janne LAINE, Veijo MANNINEN, Tuukka KORHONEN, Matti RASANEN, Jorma MUSTALAHTI, Ville MYYRYLAINEN, Tarvo VIITA-AHO, Henri WENLIN
  • Publication number: 20210331898
    Abstract: A method for modernizing an elevator system, includes using a first and second car for transporting passengers and/or goods between vertically displaced floors of a building, and thereafter removing the first elevator car from use for transporting passengers and/or goods between vertically displaced floors, and thereafter installing a construction time elevator into the lower end of the first hoistway, the traveling zone of the car of the construction time elevator covering only partially the height of the first hoistway; and thereafter using the car of the construction time elevator and the second car simultaneously for transporting passengers and/or goods between vertically displaced floors of the building, during which using the method includes performing construction work in the first hoistway above the traveling zone of the car of the construction time elevator; and thereafter changing the traveling zone of the car of the construction time elevator to extend higher in the hoistway, and thereafter using t
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2021
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Applicant: KONE Corporation
    Inventors: Markku Haapaniemi, Matti Räsänen, Tarvo Viita-aho, Petri Kere, Janne Laine, Jari Österman, Jorma Mustalahti, Anssi Venho, Jori Hägg, Otto Lanz
  • Publication number: 20210245998
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for constructing an elevator comprising constructing a movable machine room in the bottom end of a hoistway formed in a building under construction; and thereafter hoisting the movable machine room; and constructing an elevator car in the bottom end of the hoistway below the movable machine room; and providing a counterweight in the bottom end of the hoistway below the movable machine room; connecting the elevator car and the counterweight with a suspension roping; and thereafter hoisting the movable machine room to a first transport position; and thereafter mounting the movable machine room to the first transport position in the hoistway vertically supported on stationary structures; and thereafter using the elevator car for transporting passengers and/or goods below the movable machine room while the machine room is mounted in said first transport position and the elevator car and the counterweight hang suspended from the machine room by the hoisting roping; and thereafter
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Otto LANZ, Matti RASANEN, Anssi VENHO, Markku HAAPANIEMI, Janne MIKKONEN, Janne LAINE, Tarvo VIITA-AHO, Markku HAIVALA, Jukka LAITINEN, Hans VALTONEN, Aki HAIKONEN, Jorma MUSTALAHTI, Jori HAGG, Jari OSTERMAN, Petri KERE
  • Publication number: 20210245997
    Abstract: The invention relates to a movable machine room comprising a support platform of a hoisting machine, the support platform comprising one or more releasable mounting mechanisms for releasably mounting the moveable machine room in a hoistway, and a hoisting machine mounted on the support platform; a working platform on top of the support platform, preferably forming a roof of the moveable machine room and/or comprising handrails; and at least one support structure supported by which the working platform rests on the support platform; and wherein each said support structure is selectively actuatable to expand in vertical direction for hoisting the working platform higher above the support platform taking reaction force from the support platform, or to contract in vertical direction for lowering the working platform back towards the support platform. The invention relates to an arrangement and a method implementing the movable machine room.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2021
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Matti RASANEN, Tarvo VIITA-AHO, Markku HAIVALA, Jukka LAITINEN, Markku HAAPANIEMI, Hans VALTONEN, Anssi VENHO, Janne MIKKONEN, Aki HAIKONEN, Otto LANZ, Janne LAINE, Jorma MUSTALAHTI, Jori HAGG, Jari OSTERMAN, Petri KERE
  • Patent number: 11034552
    Abstract: The invention relates to a passenger conveyor, such as an escalator or autowalk, comprising a band of conveying elements; a diverting wheel for diverting the passage of the band of conveying elements and/or a traction member thereof and a brake for braking rotation of the diverting wheel. The brake comprises a screw member having a conical threaded external rim; a nut member having a conical threaded internal rim, the screw member and nut member being screwed together, one of said screw member and nut member being connected with the diverting wheel for being driven by the diverting wheel. The brake further comprises a stopping device for stopping rotation of the other of said screw member and nut member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Tarvo Viita-Aho, Jorma Mustalahti, Raimo Pelto-Huikko, Janne Laine
  • Publication number: 20200198935
    Abstract: The invention relates to a passenger conveyor, such as an escalator or autowalk, comprising a band of conveying elements; a diverting wheel for diverting the passage of the band of conveying elements and/or a traction member thereof and a brake for braking rotation of the diverting wheel. The brake comprises a screw member having a conical threaded external rim; a nut member having a conical threaded internal rim, the screw member and nut member being screwed together, one of said screw member and nut member being connected with the diverting wheel for being driven by the diverting wheel. The brake further comprises a stopping device for stopping rotation of the other of said screw member and nut member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Tarvo VIITA-AHO, Jorma MUSTALAHTI, Raimo PELTO-HUIKKO, Janne LAINE
  • Patent number: 9725849
    Abstract: The invention relates to pretreating of native cellulose pulp in the manufacture of nanofibrillated cellulose, and to a nanofibrillated cellulose product obtainable by the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: UPM-Kymmene Corporation
    Inventors: Markus Nuopponen, Monika Osterberg, Janne Laine, Jaakko Pere
  • Patent number: 9506198
    Abstract: A method for preparing aqueous furnish to be used in paper or paper board manufacturing. Filler and/or fibers are treated with cationic polyelectrolyte and nanofibrillated cellulose. The strength of the paper and the retention of the fillers in paper can be improved. A furnish prepared by a method, and a paper or a paper board manufactured from the furnish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: UPM-KYMMENE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Janne Laine, Monika Österberg, Delphine Miquel, Leila Pohjola, Irmeli Sinisalo, Harri Kosonen
  • Patent number: 9506197
    Abstract: A method for preparing aqueous furnish to be used in paper or paper board manufacturing. Filler and/or fibers are treated with cationic polyelectrolyte and nanofibrillated cellulose. The strength of the paper and the retention of the fillers in paper can be improved. A furnish prepared by a method, and a paper or a paper board manufactured from the furnish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: UPM-KYMMENE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Janne Laine, Monika Österberg, Delphine Miquel, Leila Pohjola, Irmeli Sinisalo, Harri Kosonen
  • Patent number: 9458571
    Abstract: A method for preparing aqueous furnish to be used in paper or paper board manufacturing. Filler and/or fibers are treated with cationic polyelectrolyte and nanofibrillated cellulose. The strength of the paper and the retention of the fillers in paper can be improved. A furnish prepared by a method, and a paper or a paper board manufactured from the furnish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: UPM-KYMMENE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Janne Laine, Monika Österberg, Delphine Miquel, Leila Pohjola, Irmeli Sinisalo, Harri Kosonen
  • Publication number: 20160273165
    Abstract: A method for improving strength and retention in the manufacture of paper includes providing a composition containing microfibrillated cellulose in a fiber suspension, and from 0.1 to 10 w-% of microfibrillated cellulose by mass of the fiber suspension is added to improve the strength and retention of the product to be formed. A corresponding paper product is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventors: Janne LAINE, Markus KORHONEN, Juha MERTA
  • Patent number: 9399838
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for improving strength and retention in the manufacture of paper. According to the invention, a composition containing microfibrillated cellulose is provided in a fiber suspension, and from 0.1 to 10 w-% of microfibrillated cellulose by mass of the fiber suspension is added to improve the strength and retention of the product to be formed. In addition, the invention relates to a corresponding paper product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: UPM-Kymmene Corporation
    Inventors: Janne Laine, Markus Korhonen, Juha Merta
  • Publication number: 20160186376
    Abstract: The invention relates to pretreating of native cellulose pulp in the manufacture of nanofibrillated cellulose, and to a nanofibrillated cellulose product obtainable by the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: Markus Nuopponen, Monika Osterberg, Janne Laine, Jaakko Pere
  • Patent number: 9315942
    Abstract: A Method of pretreating native cellulose pulp in the manufacture of nanofibrillated cellulose, and a nanofibrillated cellulose product obtainable by the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: UPM-KYMMENE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Markus Nuopponen, Monika Osterberg, Janne Laine, Jaakko Pere