Patents by Inventor Jouni RATIA

Jouni RATIA 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: 20210047146
    Abstract: The invention refers to an electric linear motor comprising at least one linear stator designed to be located in a fixed correlation to an environment, particularly building, and at least one mover designed for connection with an element to be moved and co-acting with the stator, which motor comprises a stator beam supporting said at least one stator, which stator beam has at least one side face carrying ferromagnetic poles of said stator spaced apart by a pitch, and which mover comprises at least one counter-face facing said side face(s) of the stator beam, in which counter-face electro-magnetic components of the mover are located.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Applicant: KONE Corporation
    Inventors: Ilya PETROV, Tero PUROSTO, Tero HAKALA, Jouni RATIA
  • Patent number: 10858219
    Abstract: The invention refers to an electric linear motor comprising at least one linear stator designed to be located in a fixed correlation to an environment, particularly building, and at least one mover designed for connection with an element to be moved and co-acting with the stator, which motor comprises a stator beam supporting said at least one stator, which stator beam has at least one side face carrying ferromagnetic poles of said stator spaced apart by a pitch, and which mover comprises at least one counter-face facing said side face(s) of the stator beam, in which counter-face electro-magnetic components of the mover are located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: KONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ilya Petrov, Tero Purosto, Tero Hakala, Jouni Ratia
  • Publication number: 20200361747
    Abstract: An inclined elevator and a method for manufacturing thereof are presented. The elevator comprises a support structure defining an inclined channel with landing entrances. The elevator comprises a longitudinal stator beam attached to the inclined channel to define an inclined movement path. The elevator comprises a car comprising a battery and a drive unit and configured to be moved between the landing entrances. The elevator also comprises a mover coupled to the car. The mover comprises a winding and is arranged to face at least on side face to generate a travelling magnetic field along the side face(s) for moving the mover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Jouni RATIA, Lauri NASI
  • Publication number: 20200239273
    Abstract: The invention relates to an elevator system having a multichannel mobile communication functionality. The elevator system comprises: an elevator shaft, and a mobile communication base station arranged the elevator shaft to a close vicinity of top of a building. The base station is at least configured to receive and transmit signals with an external mobile communication system and to receive and transmit the signals inside the elevator shaft. The signals comprise multiple channels and at least one of the multiple channels is configured to provide a first high-speed functionality for the at least one elevator related unit of the elevator system. The invention relates also to a method for providing a multichannel mobile communication functionality for an elevator system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Ari HANNINEN, Jouni RATIA, Mikko PURANEN, Tommi HUOTARI, Jani HAUTUKORPI, Jukka SALMIKUUKKA
  • Publication number: 20200239272
    Abstract: The invention relates to an elevator system having a mobile communication network. The elevator system comprises: an elevator shaft, and a mobile communication base station arranged to the elevator shaft to a close vicinity of top of a building. The base station is configured to receive and transmit signals with an external mobile communication system and to receive and transmit the signals inside the elevator shaft. The invention relates also to a method for providing a mobile communication network for an elevator system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Ari HANNINEN, Jouni RATIA, Mikko PURANEN, Tommi HUOTARI
  • Publication number: 20200176183
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a magnetic core of an electric machine is presented. The method comprises defining at least one characteristic of magnetic flux for each of at least two portions of the magnetic core, determining types for each of the at least two portions of the magnetic core based on the defined at least one characteristic representing the corresponding portion of the magnetic core, and obtaining or producing the magnetic core comprising the at least two portions having the determined types.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: KONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tuukka KORHONEN, Tero HAKALA, Tero PUROSTO, Jouni RATIA
  • Patent number: 10625982
    Abstract: The invention relates to an elevator arrangement with multiple elevator cars in the same elevator shaft, the arrangement at least an uppermost elevator with its operating system, hoisting machinery and elevator car, and a lowermost elevator with its operating system, hoisting machinery and elevator car, which elevator cars are arranged to run in the same elevator shaft along the same guide rails. The types of the two elevators in the same elevator shaft are mutually different from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Markku Haapaniemi, Matti Rasanen, Markku Haivala, Jouni Ratia
  • Publication number: 20200062541
    Abstract: According to an aspect, there is provided an elevator signalization apparatus. The elevator signalization apparatus comprises first receiving means for receiving floor information representing floor occupancy information associated with a building; output means for indicating floor occupancy to a user; second receiving means for receiving user associated information; and transmitting means for transmitting a control signal to an elevator controller based on the received user associated information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Jere Vuorenala, Niko Elomaa, Jouni Ratia, Sampo Mäkilaurila, Timo Mertanen, Harri Länsiö
  • 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: 20190352128
    Abstract: A levitating guide shoe arrangement and a method for guiding an elevator car along a stator beam of an electric linear motor during an emergency condition are presented. A levitating guide shoe arrangement for guiding an elevator car along a stator beam of an electric linear motor during an emergency condition includes a levitating guide shoe and a guide surface. The guide surface is included in the stator beam. The levitating guide shoe is configured for arranging in an operating position with respect to the guide surface and includes a magnetic field generator configured to generate a magnetic field that extends to the guide surface. The arrangement is configured to establish an air gap between the levitating guide shoe and the guide surface by the magnetic field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: KONE Corporation
    Inventors: Tuukka Korhonen, Jouni Ratia, Tero Hakala, Tero Purosto
  • Patent number: 10464784
    Abstract: An elevator car arrangement includes an elevator car body and an elevator car sling. The elevator car arrangement further includes a hanging damper arranged to connect the elevator car body and the elevator car sling together for dampening vibrations coming from guide rails through the elevator car sling to the elevator car body. The hanging damper includes a first part connected to a bottom part of the elevator car body; a second part connected to the elevator car sling; and a damping element arranged to dampen vibrations coming from the second part to the first part. A method for dampening vibrations coming from guide rails through the elevator car sling to the elevator car body is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: KONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Johannes De Jong, Gabriela Roivainen, Jussi Perälä, Jouni Ratia
  • Patent number: 10252890
    Abstract: The object of the invention is a method for installing an elevator in the construction phase of a building. The elevator comprises an elevator car adapted to move reciprocally in an elevator hoistway in the construction phase and a compensating weight, which is connected via a suspension beam to support the elevator car by means of at least one suspension member and also by means of diverting pulleys. The elevator has a temporary hoisting machine provided with a traction sheave, the hoisting machine being kept in its position for the whole duration of the construction phase of the building, and a traction member, such as a belt, rope or chain, which is adapted to transmit the rotational movement of the traction sheave into movement of the elevator car and of the compensating weight. During the construction time, the supporting and the moving of the elevator car are separated from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Jouni Ratia, Antti Mertala
  • Publication number: 20180273342
    Abstract: The invention refers to an elevator system having a plurality of elevator cars, which elevator cars comprise several first cars and at least one second car, which second car differs from the first cars in its size and/or technical configuration, whereby the first cars and the second car run together within one and the same elevator shaft, which elevator system comprises an elevator control comprising a call allocation control having a first part connected to at least one call input device for allocating the first elevator cars and a second part connected to at least one call issuing means for the call allocation of the second car, whereby the first and second part of the call allocation control are configured to work independently of each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Ari Hanninen, llpo Haipus, Ari Koivisto, Jouni Ratia, Markku Haivala
  • Publication number: 20180251338
    Abstract: The invention relates to an elevator system comprising: an elevator car; at least one motor operable in two modes wherein in the first mode the at least one motor is consuming electrical energy and in the second mode the at least on motor is generating electrical energy; at least one rechargeable battery coupled to the at least one motor; wherein the at least one rechargeable battery is configured to be charged with an energy generated by the at least one motor when the motor is in the second mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Jouni RATIA, Markku Haivala, Seppo Suur-Askola
  • Patent number: 10065834
    Abstract: The invention relates to an elevator arrangement, which comprises one or more elevator units to be moved in an elevator hoistway, said unit(s) including at least an elevator car, and possibly also a counterweight, roping connected to an elevator unit, which roping comprises a plurality of ropes, and a moveable supporting structure in the elevator hoistway for supporting the aforementioned one or more elevator units below it via the aforementioned roping, and a rope pulley or rope pulley stack of the supporting structure in connection with the supporting structure, around which rope pulley or rope pulley stack the aforementioned roping travels, and from which the roping travels down to an elevator unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Jouni Ratia, Jussi Perälä
  • Publication number: 20180186607
    Abstract: The object of the invention is a method for installing an elevator in the construction phase of a building. The elevator comprises an elevator car adapted to move reciprocally in an elevator hoistway in the construction phase and a compensating weight, which is connected via a suspension beam to support the elevator car by means of at least one suspension member and also by means of diverting pulleys. The elevator has a temporary hoisting machine provided with a traction sheave, the hoisting machine being kept in its position for the whole duration of the construction phase of the building, and a traction member, such as a belt, rope or chain, which is adapted to transmit the rotational movement of the traction sheave into movement of the elevator car and of the compensating weight. During the construction time, the supporting and the moving of the elevator car are separated from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Jouni Ratia, Antti Mertala
  • Publication number: 20180111798
    Abstract: The invention refers to an electric linear motor comprising at least one linear stator designed to be located in a fixed correlation to an environment, particularly building, and at least one mover designed for connection with an element to be moved and co-acting with the stator, which motor comprises a stator beam supporting said at least one stator, which stator beam has at least one side face carrying ferromagnetic poles of said stator spaced apart by a pitch, and which mover comprises at least one counter-face facing said side face(s) of the stator beam, in which counter-face electro-magnetic components of the mover are located.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Applicant: KONE Corporation
    Inventors: Ilya PETROV, Tero PUROSTO, Tero HAKALA, Jouni RATIA
  • Publication number: 20180105396
    Abstract: An elevator includes at least one elevator shaft and at least one elevator car traveling in the elevator shaft. The elevator has at least one elevator motor including at least one linear stator located vertically along the elevator shaft and at least one mover located in connection with the elevator car and co-acting with the stator. The elevator includes a vertical stator beam supporting at least one stator, which stator beam has at least one side face carrying ferromagnetic poles of said stator spaced apart by a pitch. The mover includes at least one counter-face facing the side face(s) of the stator beam, in which electro-magnetic components of the mover are located.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: KONE Corporation
    Inventors: Tero Purosto, Tero Hakala, Jouni Ratia, Ilya Petrov
  • Publication number: 20170267490
    Abstract: The invention relates to an elevator arrangement with multiple elevator cars in the same elevator shaft, the arrangement at least an uppermost elevator with its operating system, hoisting machinery and elevator car, and a lowermost elevator with its operating system, hoisting machinery and elevator car, which elevator cars are arranged to run in the same elevator shaft along the same guide rails. The types of the two elevators in the same elevator shaft are mutually different from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Markku HAAPANIEMI, Matti Rasanen, Markku Haivala, Jouni Ratia
  • Publication number: 20170166419
    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: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: MATTI RASANEN, Markku Haivala, Markku Haapaniemi, Jouni Ratia, Janne Mikkonen, Esko Aulanko