Patents by Inventor Juha Panula

Juha Panula 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: 20210214188
    Abstract: A rope pulley of an elevator system is a free rotating pulley around which a hoisting rope of the elevator system can be guided. The free pulley is to be mounted to a car sling of an elevator car. The pulley includes an encoder for measuring the rotation movement of the pulley. The movement data are transmitted to a controller that converts the movement data into position data of the car in the hoistway, while further position data are gathered from identification markers that are installed in the hoistway. At least, the movement data of the rope pulley(s) are calibrated based on the position data from the identification markers. Thereby, the position of the car in the hoistway can be determined accurately and costly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2020
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Applicant: KONE Corporation
    Inventors: Henri Wenlin, Juha Panula, Oskari Perälä, Niko Forsström, Sami Janhunen, Juha-Matti Aitamurto, Tarvo Viita-aho
  • Publication number: 20210053767
    Abstract: A conveyor component, a reader device, a conveyor system and a method of commissioning a conveyor system, wherein the conveyor component comprises an optically readable code, data of the optically readable code configured to comprise one or more parameters of the conveyor component and/or a link, such as a URL, to the one or more parameters of the conveyor component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: KONE Corporation
    Inventors: Juha PANULA, Mikko RUUSKANEN
  • 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: 9771241
    Abstract: The elevator system includes an elevator hoistway bounded by a surrounding structure, two or more entrances to the elevator hoistway, guide rails, which are fitted into the elevator hoistway and also an elevator car with door(s), which elevator car is configured to be movable in the elevator hoistway between the aforementioned entrances to the elevator hoistway along a vertical trajectory determined by the guide rails. Each entrance to the elevator hoistway may be bounded by a door frame, onto which a hoistway door is fitted. The door opening of the elevator car may be bounded by a door frame, onto which the car door is fitted. The elevator system includes for each entrance to the elevator hoistway a marking piece fixed immovably to the frame of the hoistway door, wherein the marking piece indicates the location in the elevator hoistway of the entrance to the elevator hoistway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: KONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ari Varelius, Juha Panula
  • Publication number: 20160039634
    Abstract: An elevator control panel and an elevator including the elevator control panel are provided. The elevator control panel has an input, via which the main circuit of the elevator is brought to the control panel, and an output, via which the main circuit of the elevator is taken onwards out of the control panel. The control panel includes a main switch, which is connected to the main circuit of the elevator for disconnecting/energizing the main circuit leaving from the control panel. The control panel also includes a bent busbar, which is connected to the main circuit of the elevator, in series with the aforementioned main switch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Applicant: KONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ari VARELIUS, Jari KANTOLA, Juha PANULA
  • Publication number: 20150314987
    Abstract: The invention relates to an elevator system and also to a method for installing an elevator. The elevator system comprises an elevator hoistway bounded by a surrounding structure, two or more entrances to the elevator hoistway, guide rails, which are fitted into the elevator hoistway and also an elevator car with door(s), which elevator car is configured to be movable in the elevator hoistway between the aforementioned entrances to the elevator hoistway along a vertical trajectory determined by the guide rails. Each aforementioned entrance to the elevator hoistway is bounded by a door frame, onto which a hoistway door is fitted. The door opening of the elevator car is bounded by a door frame, onto which the car door is fitted. The elevator system comprises for each aforementioned entrance to the elevator hoistway a marking piece fixed immovably to the frame of the hoistway door, said marking piece indicating the location in the elevator hoistway of the entrance to the elevator hoistway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Applicant: KONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ari VARELIUS, Juha PANULA
  • Patent number: 8261885
    Abstract: A safety arrangement of an elevator includes a mechanical safety device (3, 4, 11) that ensures the safety of the elevator hoistway (2) and that can be moved into a use position (2), and which safety arrangement of an elevator includes a detector (5) of intrusion into the elevator hoistway, which detector is fitted to receive measuring data (6) from the sensors (7) that determine the status of the entrances (9, 10) of the elevator hoistway, and also to determine intrusion into the elevator hoistway (2) from the measuring data received, and after verifying an intrusion to switch into an operating mode (8) in which driving with the elevator is prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Seppo Ketoviita, Juha Panula
  • Publication number: 20120031707
    Abstract: The invention relates to a safety arrangement of an elevator, which safety arrangement comprises a mechanical safety device (3, 4, 11) that ensures the safety of the elevator hoistway (2) and that can be moved into a use position (2), and which safety arrangement of an elevator comprises a detector (5) of intrusion into the elevator hoistway, which detector is fitted to receive measuring data (6) from the sensors (7) that determine the status of the entrances (9, 10) of the elevator hoistway, and also to determine intrusion into the elevator hoistway (2) from the measuring data received, and after verifying an intrusion to switch into an operating mode (8) in which driving with the elevator is prevented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Seppo Ketoviita, Juha Panula