Patents by Inventor Jukka LAITINEN

Jukka LAITINEN 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: 20240067504
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method of monitoring assembly of an elevator, comprising prefabricating a plurality of hoistway sections each hoistway section having a hoistway space, transporting the hoistway sections to a building site, and lifting the hoistway sections at the building site on top of each other. In order to facilitate fast and reliable assembly, a hoistway section is provided during prefabrication with a sensor device having a transmitter which is activating during prefabrication to transmit sensor data via to a data storage storing the transmitted sensor data in a memory. The sensor data is monitored, and transmission of a message to a predetermined recipient is triggered when the sensor data fulfills at least one predetermined criterion defined in an assembly plan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2023
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Aki HAIKONEN, Anssi VENHO, Mika IJAS, Jukka LAITINEN, Ville MYYRYLAINEN, Kai PRUSTI
  • 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
  • Patent number: 11713215
    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: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Assignee: 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: 20230183042
    Abstract: An elevator shaft element, an elevator arrangement and a method of a construction time use elevator. The elevator shaft element comprises a frame module arranged for receiving an elevator car therein. The frame module is constructed from a transport and/or storage unit, comprising side walls, a bottom wall and a roof wall. The unit is arrangeable vertically such that said side walls, bottom wall and upper wall of the unit define an inner space of the elevator shaft. The side wall, the bottom wall or the upper wall of the transport and/or storage unit is opened at a length more than a floor height of a building for providing an opening for one or more landing doors, the opening having a first side-edge and a second side-edge parallel to longitudinal direction of the transport and/or storage unit. The elevator shaft element further comprises at least one stiffening beam arranged to be fixed to the opening and extending from the first side-edge to the second side-edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2023
    Publication date: June 15, 2023
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Markku HAAPANIEMI, Jukka LAITINEN, Matti RASANEN
  • Publication number: 20230142195
    Abstract: An elevator shaft element, an elevator arrangement and a method. The elevator shaft element comprises a frame module arranged for receiving an elevator car therein. The frame module is constructed from a transport and/or storage unit, comprising side walls, a bottom wall and a roof wall. The unit is arranged to be positioned vertically such that said side walls, bottom wall and upper wall of the unit define an inner space of the elevator shaft. Elevator car guides for guiding movement of the elevator car in the elevator shaft element are attached to said bottom wall and/or roof wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2023
    Publication date: May 11, 2023
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Aki HAIKONEN, Anssi VENHO, Jukka LAITINEN, Markku HAAPANIEMI, Matti RASANEN, Tapani TALONEN, Ville MYYRYLAINEN
  • 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: 20220024723
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for constructing an elevator, comprising providing an elevator car; providing plurality of prefabricated hoistway modules to be piled on top of each other, each hoistway module bordering a hoistway space into which the whole elevator car or at least an upper or lower end thereof can be fitted to move; and piling said plurality of prefabricated modules on top of each other, such that the hoistway spaces of the prefabricated modules are vertically aligned forming a continuous vertically elongated hoistway where the elevator car can be fitted to move; and arranging the elevator car to be vertically movable in the hoistway. The invention also relates to an elevator obtained with the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2021
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Jukka LAITINEN, Anssi VENHO, Ville MYYRYLAINEN, Tarvo VIITA-AHO
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20210165542
    Abstract: The invention relates to a maintenance interface system for providing a visual output representing maintenance related information of a people transport system or access control system. The maintenance interface system comprises: a storage unit having maintenance related information of the people transport system or the access control system stored thereon, and a user device. The user device is arranged to: receive at least part of the stored maintenance related information from the storage unit in response to detecting an activation event, and provide a visual output representing the received maintenance related information. The invention relates also to a method for providing visual output representing maintenance related information of a people transport system or the access control system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Sanni SILTANEN, Jukka LAITINEN
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9868615
    Abstract: Stall condition in an elevator is potentially dangerous situation if it causes slack to the ropes of the elevator. In such situation a counterweight or elevator car does not move even if the hoisting machine is still operating. This situation may be prevented by stopping the elevator as early as possible after detecting such stall condition. The detection of the stall condition is based on monitoring the torque generated by the hoisting machine of the elevator. When rapid change in the torque is detected a stall condition is suspected. The elevator may be stopped or an alarm may be launched when the stall condition is suspected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Jari Helvilä, Sakari Korvenranta, Petter Martonen, Petteri Valjus, Jukka Laitinen, Lauri Stolt
  • Publication number: 20150114761
    Abstract: Stall condition in an elevator is potentially dangerous situation if it causes slack to the ropes of the elevator. In such situation a counterweight or elevator car does not move even if the hoisting machine is still operating. This situation may be prevented by stopping the elevator as early as possible after detecting such stall condition. The detection of the stall condition is based on monitoring the torque generated by the hoisting machine of the elevator. When rapid change in the torque is detected a stall condition is suspected. The elevator may be stopped or an alarm may be launched when the stall condition is suspected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Jari HELVILÄ, Sakari KORVENRANTA, Petter MARTONEN, Petteri VALJUS, Jukka LAITINEN, Lauri STOLT