Patents by Inventor Janne MIKKONEN

Janne MIKKONEN 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
  • 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: 20220127107
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for managing flow of people and goods within a building under construction, comprising providing one or more elevator control systems for automatically controlling movement of elevator cars; providing a first passenger elevator, the first passenger elevator comprising a first passenger elevator car for transporting people, the first passenger elevator car being vertically movable in an elevator hoistway formed inside the building under construction, vertical movement of the car being automatically controlled by an elevator control system, the first passenger elevator car comprising an interior delimited by floor, walls, ceiling and at least one automatic door; and providing a goods elevator, the goods elevator comprising a goods elevator car for transporting goods, the goods elevator car being vertically movable beside the first passenger elevator car in an elevator hoistway formed inside the building under construction, vertical movement of the goods elevator car being autom
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2022
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Markku HAAPANIEMI, Matti RASANEN, Sami SAARELA, Anssi VENHO, Janne MIKKONEN, Otto LANZ, Tarvo VIITA-AHO, Petri KERE
  • Publication number: 20220127110
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for transporting construction material and/or equipment inside a building under construction, wherein the building under construction comprises plurality of vertically displaced floors, the method comprising providing an elevator for transporting transport containers in the building under construction, said elevator comprising at least a load receiving unit vertically movable along one or more guide rail lines in an elevator shaft formed in the building under construction; and providing plurality of transport containers each comprising a container body, and an identification provided on the container body for identifying the container and/or its destination in the building, most preferably the destination floor in the building under construction; providing one or more detectors within the building under construction for detecting identifications of containers when they are within the detection ranges of the one or more detectors; moving a first transport container belonging t
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2022
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Markku HAAPANIEMI, Matti RASANEN, Sami SAARELA, Anssi VENHO, Janne MIKKONEN, Otto LANZ, Tarvo VIITA-AHO, Emil HAGSTROM, Simo MAKIMATTILA, Kristian VIINIKKALA, Peter EAGLING, Timo RINNE, Petri KERE
  • Publication number: 20220127113
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for transporting construction material and/or equipment into and inside a building under construction, wherein the building under construction comprises plurality of vertically displaced floors, the method comprising providing a control system configured to automatically operate one or more transporting devices, including at least an elevator; providing a storage at the construction site of the building; and transporting into the storage at the construction site of the building under construction plurality of transport containers containing construction material and/or equipment; storing said transport containers in the storage; and delivering transport containers belonging to said plurality of transport containers from said storage to different destination floors, the delivering comprising obtaining an order to deliver a transport container, the order identifying the transport container to be delivered; and retrieving the transport container identified in the order from the
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2022
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Markku HAAPANIEMI, Matti RASANEN, Sami SAARELA, Anssi VENHO, Janne MIKKONEN, Otto LANZ, Tarvo VIITA-AHO, Petri KERE
  • Patent number: 11192754
    Abstract: An elevator arrangement including an elevator with an elevator control system, a safety system and an inspection or maintenance mode, which elevator having an elevator car arranged to run up and down in an elevator shaft along guide rails, and which elevator car is equipped with a roof. The roof of the elevator car is arranged to uncover upper part of the elevator car in order to form a natural safe working space inside the elevator car, and that the arrangement includes a control mechanism in order to control the position of the roof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Markku Haapaniemi, Ari Kattainen, Janne Mikkonen, Matti Rasanen, Esko Aulanko
  • 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: 10800636
    Abstract: The elevator comprises guide rails extending along a height of a shaft, a car and/or a counterweight moving upwards and downwards in the shaft and being glidingly supported on the guide rails. A stop block is attached to at least one guide rail in order to prevent movement of the car and/or the counterweight beyond the level of the stop block. The stop block comprises a buffer attached to a bottom plate. The buffer comprises a slot receiving a guide portion of the guide rail. The bottom plate supports the buffer on the guide rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Janne Mikkonen, Jorma Mustalahti, Veijo Manninen
  • Publication number: 20200283259
    Abstract: The method includes loading and/or unloading the car, determining whether the car doors are fully closed or not fully open, measuring a total actual axial mass F?act hanging from the traction sheave, determining a stalling limit total minimum axial mass F?min, checking reopening of the car doors, whereby if the car doors are reopened, then return to beginning, else, continue, permitting starting of elevator, comparing the total actual axial mass with the stalling limit total minimum axial mass, whereby if the total actual axial mass is equal to or greater than the stalling limit total minimum axial mass, then permit normal run of the elevator car to the next landing, else, stop the elevator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: KONE Corporation
    Inventors: Tarvo Viita-aho, Tapani Talonen, Janne Mikkonen, Tapio Siironen, Ville Myyryläinen, Alessio Calcagno, Markku Jokinen
  • Publication number: 20200255262
    Abstract: An elevator arrangement having an elevator includes an elevator car having a floor and a roof. The elevator car is provided with one or more extension spaces which are arranged to extend the height of the elevator car during construction time use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: KONE Corporation
    Inventors: Markku Haapaniemi, Matti Räsänen, Markku Häivälä, Tarvo Viita-aho, Jukka Laitinen, Janne Mikkonen, Anssi Venho, Pekka Perunka, Hans Valtonen, Emil Hagström, Simo Mäkimattila
  • Publication number: 20200239279
    Abstract: An elevator provided with an arrangement for making an opening through the roof of an elevator car. The arrangement includes a marking on the roof for marking a portion, which is arranged to be cut off from the roof to form an opening to the roof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: KONE Corporation
    Inventors: Markku HAAPANIEMI, Matti RÄSÄNEN, Janne MIKKONEN, Ari KATTAINEN, Esko AULANKO
  • Patent number: 10654688
    Abstract: A counterweight module, a locking element, a counterweight and a method for assembling a counterweight are disclosed. The counterweight module includes a first part and a second part, between which a straight joint is arranged at right angle in relation to the longitudinal direction of the counterweight module. The counterweight locking element can be used to secure the counterweight modules into a counterweight frame. In the method, the counterweight is filled with balancing modules starting from the bottom of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: KONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Janne Mikkonen, Matti Räsänen, Esko Aulanko, Jorma Mustalahti, Veijo Manninen, Jari Heikkinen, Jarmo Kela, Sakari Korvenranta, HÅkan Bärneman
  • Patent number: 10501289
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and arrangement for installing an elevator, which comprises an elevator car arranged to run in an elevator shaft along the guide rails, a balancing weight connected to the elevator car with suspension ropes and with a traction member, the elevator comprising further a hoisting machinery with a driving wheel in the lower part of the elevator shaft below the elevator car, the installing comprising one or more jumps to make the elevator serve higher floors. During the jump phase extensions needed for the suspension ropes are taken from first supply reels and extensions needed for the traction member are taken from second supply reels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Matti Rasanen, Markku Haivala, Markku Haapaniemi, Jouni Ratia, Janne Mikkonen, Esko Aulanko
  • Publication number: 20190256322
    Abstract: The invention relates to an elevator safety arrangement comprising a hoistway; an elevator car mounted in the hoistway; a working platform on top of the elevator car; at least one movable balustrade, which is movable between a substantially upright position and a substantially horizontal position; and a sensing arrangement for sensing position of the movable balustrade, said sensing arrangement for sensing position of the movable balustrade comprising at least one sensor for sensing position of the balustrade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Ari KATTAINEN, Juha-Matti AITAMURTO, Antti HOVI, Juha PANULA, Jari KANTOLA, Matti RASANEN, Janne MIKKONEN, Nithil KARIMPANACKAL NATARAJAN, Jari PURSIAINEN, Markku HAAPANIEMI
  • Publication number: 20190241399
    Abstract: The invention relates to an elevator safety arrangement comprising a hoistway; an elevator car mounted in the hoistway; a working platform mounted on top of the roof the elevator car; at least one sensing arrangement for sensing load of the working platform and at least one balustrade. Said balustrade is mounted on the working platform such that its weight is carried by the working platform, and in that it is movable between a substantially upright position and a substantially horizontal position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Ari KATTAINEN, Juha-Matti AITAMURTO, Antti HOVI, Juha PANULA, Jari KANTOLA, Matti RASANEN, Janne MIKKONEN, Nithil KARIMPANACKAL NATARAJAN, Jari PURSIAINEN, Markku HAAPANIEMI
  • Patent number: 10322908
    Abstract: The object of the invention is an arrangement for adjusting the tautness of a traction member of an elevator, which arrangement comprises an elevator car and a compensating weight, which are for their part connected to support the elevator car by the aid of a suspension member, such as a rope or belt, and also a hoisting machine provided with a traction sheave, and one traction member, such as a belt, which is adapted to transmit the rotational movement of the traction sheave into movement of the elevator car and of the compensating weight, and also a tension control means, which is arranged to adjust the magnitude of the tension forces exerted on the suspension member and on the traction member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Markku Haapaniemi, Matti Rasanen, Janne Mikkonen, Esko Aulanko