Patents by Inventor Jorma Mustalahti

Jorma Mustalahti 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: 20230416055
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of constructing an elevator comprising providing an elevator car in a hoistway, said elevator car comprising a cabin frame, and a temporary pulley beam detachably mounted on the cabin frame; mounting a hoisting machine in a first position which first position is at a first vertical level in the hoistway; suspending (first suspending) the elevator car with a hoisting roping from the hoisting machine via said temporary pulley beam; moving the elevator car in the hoistway with the hoisting machine while it is in said first position and suspended by the roping via said temporary pulley beam; mounting a hoisting machine in a second position which second position is at a second higher vertical level inside a machine room located above the hoistway; removing the temporary pulley beam from the elevator car, comprising detaching the temporary pulley beam from the cabin frame; suspending the car with a hoisting roping from the hoisting machine mounted in said second position via said c
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2023
    Publication date: December 28, 2023
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Matti RASANEN, Markku HAAPANIEMI, Otto LANZ, Janne LAINE, Aki HAIKONEN, Jorma MUSTALAHTI, Sakari KORVENRANTA
  • Patent number: 11834298
    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: August 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    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: 20230322522
    Abstract: The invention relates to a construction arrangement of an elevator, comprising a hoistway formed in a building, the hoistway comprising at least one hoistway opening leading in horizontal direction out from the hoistway, the opening being delimited by a lower edge structure and an upper edge structure; and a load in the hoistway lower than said opening; and a hoisting arrangement for hoisting said load, wherein said hoisting arrangement comprises a support structure mounted higher than said load; and a hoisting device; and at least one flexible tension member connected or at least connectable to said load; wherein the at least one flexible tension member is movable with said hoisting device in particular for thereby transmitting a hoisting force to said load to be hoisted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2023
    Publication date: October 12, 2023
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Markku HAAPANIEMI, Matti RASANEN, Jari RYHANEN, Jaakko KAHILA, Jorma MUSTALAHTI, Otto LANZ, Janne LAINE, Aki HAIKONEN, Anssi VENHO, Mikko KUKKOLA, Wen Sheng LUO, XueSong PAN, Kai GUO
  • Publication number: 20230312307
    Abstract: The invention relates to a construction arrangement of an elevator comprising a hoistway; a protection deck mounted inside the hoistway for protecting the portion of the hoistway below it from falling objects; wherein the protection deck comprises a cover extending across the hoistway covering the hoistway such that it blocks objects from falling into the hoistway below it; and a frame mounted on stationary structures of the hoistway; and a hoisting apparatus for hoisting construction material below the protective deck. The hoisting apparatus is supported by the protective deck, the hoisting apparatus comprising a hoisting machine mounted on protection deck, and a flexible tension member movable with the hoisting machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2023
    Publication date: October 5, 2023
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Otto LANZ, Matti Rasanen, Markku Haapaniemi, Anssi Venho, Janne Laine, Aki Haikonen, Sakari Korvenranta, Kai Guo, XueSong Pan, Jari Ryhanen, Jaakko Kahila, Jorma Mustalahti, Mikko Kukkola, Wen Sheng Luo
  • Publication number: 20230303362
    Abstract: The invention relates to a rope anchor for anchoring one or more ropes of an elevator, comprising at least a wedge housing comprising a tapering nest shaped to have a narrow end which is open towards a first direction, and a wide end which is open towards a second direction; and one or more wedge members mounted in the tapering nest for being wedged against a rope passing through the tapering nest; and one or more spring members for urging and/or arranged to urge the one or more wedge member towards the narrow end of the tapering nest; and a releasing mechanism actuatable to move the one or more wedge members (2,3) towards the wide end of the tapering nest. The invention also relates to an elevator arrangement comprising said anchor, as well as to a method implementing the arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2023
    Publication date: September 28, 2023
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Juha HELENIUS, Jorma MUSTALAHTI, Matti RASANEN, Otto LANZ, Janne LAINE, Anssi VENHO, Markku HAAPANIEMI, Aki HAIKONEN
  • Patent number: 11731857
    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: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: 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
  • Publication number: 20230242379
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for constructing an elevator comprising installing comprising installing an elevator car, a counterweight, one or more vertically oriented guide rail lines, a hoisting machine in a first position, and a first hoisting roping for being moved by the hoisting machine, said installing further comprising connecting the first hoisting roping to the elevator car and counterweight; and thereafter transporting passengers and/or goods with the elevator car vertically in the hoistway while the hoisting machine is in said first position; and thereafter stopping said transporting; and thereafter removing said hoisting machine from said first position and the first roping from the hoistway, said removing comprising disconnecting the first hoisting roping from the elevator car and counterweight; wherein the method further comprises installing a hoisting machine in a second position which is higher than the first position, and a second roping for being moved by the hoisting machine, said ins
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2023
    Publication date: August 3, 2023
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Markku HAAPANIEMI, Matti RASANEN, Jari RYHANEN, Jaakko KAHILA, Aki HAIKONEN, Jorma MUSTALAHTI, Anssi VENHO, Otto LANZ, Janne LAINE
  • Patent number: 11708245
    Abstract: A self-climbing installation platform includes two decks including an upper deck and a lower deck. Each deck includes a guide element configured to support the deck movably on guide rails. Each deck includes a locking element configured to lock and unlock the deck to the guide rails and/or to guide rail fixing elements. The installation platform includes a lifting element configured to move the two decks along the guide rails in relation to each other, and at least one power source configured to provide power to the lifting element. The installation platform is configured to climb stepwise along the guide rails based on alternatingly locking and unlocking the lower deck and the upper deck to the guide rails and/or to the guide rail fixing elements with separate, respective locking elements and raising an unlocked deck with the lifting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: 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: 20230192447
    Abstract: The installation platform comprises two decks and a support frame comprising horizontal support beams supporting a respective deck and vertical support beams. The installation platform has a width in a first horizontal direction between the guide rails, a depth in a second horizontal direction perpendicular to the first horizontal direction. The installation platform is guided movably via guide means on the guide rails. At least one of the width and the depth of the installation is adjustable in order to adjust the horizontal dimensions of the installation platform according to the horizontal dimensions of the shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2023
    Publication date: June 22, 2023
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Janne LAINE, Matti RASANEN, Markku HAAPANIEMI, Aki HAIKONEN, Otto LANZ, Sakari KORVENRANTA, Anssi VENHO, Jorma MUSTALAHTI, Jaakko KAHILA, Jari RYHANEN, Mika IJAS, Mikko KUKKOLA
  • Patent number: 11679958
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Janne Laine, Veijo Manninen, Tuukka Korhonen, Matti Rasanen, Jorma Mustalahti, Ville Myyrylainen, Tarvo Viita-Aho, Henri Wenlin
  • Publication number: 20220388814
    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: August 15, 2022
    Publication date: December 8, 2022
    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
  • 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
  • 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