Patents by Inventor Jouko KINNARI

Jouko KINNARI 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: 11161713
    Abstract: There are provided measures for performing a configuration control in relation to an elevator, an escalator and automatic doors in a remote manner. Such measures exemplarily comprise determining a status of a component of said control apparatus, detecting whether a change with respect to said component has occurred based on said status, defining configuration parameters for said component, if it is detected that said change has occurred, and initiating transmission of said configuration parameters to said control apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: KONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matti Mustonen, Jouko Kinnari, Jani Hautakorpi
  • Publication number: 20210279981
    Abstract: A method for diagnosis and/or maintenance of a transportation system that has a transportation device and a remote monitoring unit, the transportation device having a control board for controlling and/or monitoring a function of said transportation device, and a local control unit for controlling said and/or monitoring said control board, may include detecting raw data associated with the function at the control board and/or the local control unit; generating condition information and/or performance information based on the raw data and calculating statistics information based on the generated information at the local control unit; buffering the generated information and/or statistics information at the local control unit; transmitting the buffered information to the remote monitoring unit; processing the transmitted information to determine a service need condition; and selectively transmitting maintenance information associated with the service need condition to the local control unit and/or a mobile servic
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Matti MUSTONEN, Jouko KINNARI
  • Patent number: 11043048
    Abstract: A method for diagnosis and/or maintenance of a transportation system that has a transportation device and a remote monitoring unit, the transportation device having a control board for controlling and/or monitoring a function of said transportation device, and a local control unit for controlling said and/or monitoring said control board, may include detecting raw data associated with the function at the control board and/or the local control unit; generating condition information and/or performance information based on the raw data and calculating statistics information based on the generated information at the local control unit; buffering the generated information and/or statistics information at the local control unit; transmitting the buffered information to the remote monitoring unit; processing the transmitted information to determine a service need condition; and selectively transmitting maintenance information associated with the service need condition to the local control unit and/or a mobile servic
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Matti Mustonen, Jouko Kinnari
  • Publication number: 20210155453
    Abstract: A system for detecting an out-of-operation state of an elevator system includes a monitoring unit and a sensor unit. The sensor unit is configured to: detect at least one event indicating a generation of an elevator call and provide a message indicating the generation of an elevator call to the monitoring unit. The monitoring unit is configured to: initiate a time measuring function in response to receiving the message from the sensor unit, monitor a response of the elevator system to the generated elevator call. A method for detecting an out-of-operation state of an elevator system is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2020
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: KONE Corporation
    Inventor: Jouko Kinnari
  • Publication number: 20210155454
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system for detecting an out-of-operation state of an elevator system. The system comprising: a signalization sensor unit, at least one actuation sensor device, and a monitoring unit. The signalization sensor unit is configured to obtain signalization traffic data of at least one control system bus of the elevator system. The at least one actuation sensor device is configured to obtain actuation output data of at least one actuator entity of the elevator system followed by the obtained signalization traffic data. The monitoring unit configured to: generate reference actuation output data followed by the obtained signalization traffic data by applying a machine learning module, and generate a signal indicating an out-of-operation state of the elevator system to an external computing entity, in response to a detection of a deviation between the obtained output data and the generated reference output data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2020
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: KONE Corporation
    Inventors: Jouko Kinnari, Olli Mali, Matti Laakso
  • Publication number: 20200223660
    Abstract: The invention relates to a remote monitoring system for an elevator system. The remote monitoring system comprises at least one remotely operable intermediate device and a monitoring unit for remotely controlling operation of the at least one intermediate device at least partly. The monitoring unit is configured to: control at least one intermediate device to generate a remote com-mand for controlling at least one operation of the elevator system, and monitor a response of the elevator system to the remote command. The invention relates also to a method for remotely monitoring an elevator system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Jouko KINNARI, Matti Laakso, Olli Mali
  • Publication number: 20200153812
    Abstract: A method for deploying a device to a local network hosted by a host device includes receiving a message causing the host device to request a piece of information from the device; requesting a determination if the received piece of information comprises data corresponding to an expected data pattern; if the received piece of information comprises data corresponding to the expected data pattern initiating a pairing with the device; and in response to the pairing generating an indication that the device is paired with the host device. A host device, a system and to a computer program product are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: KONE Corporation
    Inventors: Olli Parviainen, Jouko Kinnari
  • Patent number: 10477387
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for triggering a transmission of sensor data from a wireless device comprising at least one accelerometer. The wireless device is arranged to an automatic door. The method comprises: receiving from the wireless device data processed from the sensor data; analyzing the received data processed from the sensor data; and generating a control signal to the wireless device in response to a detection of a predefined event, wherein the control signal comprises at least a request to the wireless device to trigger the transmission of sensor data. The invention also relates to a network node and a system performing at least partly the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Olli Parviainen, Jouko Kinnari
  • Publication number: 20190210833
    Abstract: The invention relates to an elevator system for observing a misoperation. The elevator system comprises an observation unit and a processing unit. The observation unit is configured to obtain data representing movement of an elevator car during a predetermined time interval and transmit the obtained data to the processing unit. The processing unit is configured to receive and store the data representing the movement of the elevator car, generate at least one statistical parameter from the received data, compare the at least one generated statistical parameter to at least one previously stored statistical parameter of the corresponding time interval, and generate a signal indicating a misoperation in response to a detection that the at least one generated statistical parameter deviates from the corresponding previously stored statistical parameter over a predetermined limit. The invention also relates to a method for observing a misoperation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Matti Laakso, Jouko KINNARI
  • Publication number: 20190206155
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for diagnosis and/or maintenance of a transportation system, said transportation system having at least one transportation device and a remote monitoring unit being remote from said transportation device, said transportation device having a control board for controlling and/or monitoring a function of said transportation device, and a local control unit for controlling said and/or monitoring said control board, said method comprising: detecting raw data connected to said at least one function at said control board and/or said local control unit; generating condition information and/or performance information based on said raw data at said control board and/or said local control unit; calculating statistics information based on said condition information and/or performance information at said local control unit; buffering said condition information and/or performance information and/or statistics information at said local control unit; transmitting said condition informatio
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Matti MUSTONEN, Jouko Kinnari
  • Patent number: 10341441
    Abstract: A device for generating information representing a condition of an automatic door includes an accelerometer including at least one internal buffer and a control unit including at least one processor and at least one memory. The accelerometer is configured to obtain and buffer at least one acceleration value representing acceleration of the automatic door. The at least one processor is configured to cause the control unit at least to read and store the obtained at least one acceleration value from the internal buffer of the accelerometer, and generate at least one piece of information representing the condition of the automatic door for communicating the generated at least one piece of information to an external server. A system and a method for generating information representing a condition of an automatic door are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: KONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jouko Kinnari, Olli Parviainen, Matti Laakso
  • Patent number: 10315885
    Abstract: The invention concerns a method and a software program for determining the position of an elevator car moved in an elevator shaft, wherein an acceleration is measured and combined with measured open/closed states of the car door. The open-states of the door are used to identify floor-levels and a moving run sequence, wherein the car position estimate is then compared with allocated floor-levels from which the destination floor-level is calculated to extract the exact position of the car within the elevator shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: KONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jouko Kinnari, Matti Laakso
  • Publication number: 20180319625
    Abstract: A method for deploying a controller to an elevator system includes generating a request to at least one other controller for obtaining at least one parameter relating to a deployment of the controller to the elevator system, receiving a response, and in response to detection that the at least one parameter in the response comprises a set of operational parameters, initiating a configuration procedure, and in response to detection that the at least one parameter in the response does not comprise the set of operational parameters, deriving an identifier of the elevator system included as the at least one parameter in the response and generating a request including the identifier of the elevator system for obtaining the set of operational parameters. An elevator system is configured to perform the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Applicant: KONE Corporation
    Inventors: Matti MUSTONEN, Jouko KINNARI, Jani HAUTAKORPI
  • Patent number: 10099897
    Abstract: An elevator has a safety controller to which several safety switch arrangements are connected. The safety controller is configured to cause the stop of the elevator motor and the activation of the motor brakes. A comparator is provided in the safety controller for the determination of the status of the safety chain. The comparator is connected with a memory for storing at least one resistor reference value, which comparator is configured to output a safety chain status signal in dependence of comparison of a measured resistance value with the resistor reference value. Each of said safety switch arrangements includes at least one first resistor and a safety switch which are connected in series. The value of the first resistor is different in at least some safety switch arrangements, preferably in all safety switch arrangements. Each safety switch arrangement includes at least a second resistor connected in parallel with the safety switch, which second resistor has a higher value than the first resistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: KONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Antti Mertala, Ari Kattainen, Claudio Donghi, Jouko Kinnari, Samu Salmelin
  • Publication number: 20180248955
    Abstract: A device for generating information representing a condition of an automatic door includes an accelerometer including at least one internal buffer and a control unit including at least one processor and at least one memory. The accelerometer is configured to obtain and buffer at least one acceleration value representing acceleration of the automatic door. The at least one processor is configured to cause the control unit at least to read and store the obtained at least one acceleration value from the internal buffer of the accelerometer, and generate at least one piece of information representing the condition of the automatic door for communicating the generated at least one piece of information to an external server. A system and a method for generating information representing a condition of an automatic door are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: KONE Corporation
    Inventors: Jouko KINNARI, Olli PARVIAINEN, Matti LAAKSO
  • Publication number: 20180249324
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for triggering a transmission of sensor data from a wireless device comprising at least one accelerometer. The wireless device is arranged to an automatic door. The method comprises: receiving from the wireless device data processed from the sensor data; analyzing the received data processed from the sensor data; and generating a control signal to the wireless device in response to a detection of a predefined event, wherein the control signal comprises at least a request to the wireless device to trigger the transmission of sensor data. The invention also relates to a network node and a system performing at least partly the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Olli Parviainen, Jouko Kinnari
  • Patent number: 10040670
    Abstract: In an elevator, the status information of the receivers, and possibly also of the transmitters, of a light curtain of the elevator is transmitted from the control unit of the light curtain as a response to a query or as messages. The control system of the elevator car is configured to receive the responses or status information and to analyze i) the status information contained therein of at least one receiver the status information contained therein of at least one receiver and of at least one transmitter relating to it, for changing or adjusting the operating mode of the elevator or for giving a control command to the operating system of the elevator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: KONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ari Kattainen, Tapio Tyni, Jouko Kinnari
  • Publication number: 20180162685
    Abstract: There are provided measures for performing a configuration control in relation to an elevator, an escalator and automatic doors in a remote manner. Such measures exemplarily comprise determining a status of a component of said control apparatus, detecting whether a change with respect to said component has occurred based on said status, defining configuration parameters for said component, if it is detected that said change has occurred, and initiating transmission of said configuration parameters to said control apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Applicant: KONE Corporation
    Inventors: Matti MUSTONEN, Jouko KINNARI, Jani HAUTAKORPI
  • Patent number: 9586790
    Abstract: An arrangement and a method for monitoring the operational condition of an automatic door in an elevator, particularly a passenger and/or goods elevator, or in a building, the arrangement includes an automatic door which includes one or more door leaves, which slide horizontally in their location, a door operator, which includes a door motor and a door mechanism for moving the door leaf horizontally in its location, a closing device for closing the automatic door, a control system for the door operator for controlling the door motor, a device configured to define the operational condition of the closing device and the door mechanism of the automatic door, the device configured to define the operational condition of the closing device and the door mechanism of the automatic door includes a mechanism configured to determine the mechanical energy of the shaft in the door motor of the automatic door during an operating cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: KONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tapio Tyni, Pekka Perälä, Jouko Kinnari
  • Publication number: 20160304313
    Abstract: The invention concerns a method and a software program for determining the position of an elevator car moved in an elevator shaft, wherein an acceleration is measured and combined with measured open/closed states of the car door. The open-states of the door are used to identify floor-levels and a moving run sequence, wherein the car position estimate is then compared with allocated floor-levels from which the destination floor-level is calculated to extract the exact position of the car within the elevator shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Applicant: KONE Corporation
    Inventors: Jouko KINNARI, Matti LAAKSO