Patents by Inventor Kosei Kamimura

Kosei Kamimura 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: 9352937
    Abstract: An escalator step includes a tread having a body section on which a plurality of convex sections are arranged in parallel, a riser connected to a rear end portion of the tread and having thereon a plurality of convex sections and a plurality of concave sections formed between the adjacent convex sections, and a shock absorbing cleat provided on a corner at which the riser and tread are connected to each other. The shock absorbing cleat includes a plurality of long convex sections which are arranged in parallel and a plurality of short convex sections which are arranged in parallel between the adjacent long convex sections. The shock absorbing cleat is formed of a polymeric material having a Young's modulus of 1000 MPa or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: TOSHIBA ELEVATOR KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shigeo Nakagaki, Kosei Kamimura, Yoshinobu Ishikawa, Hideo Takahashi, Takayuki Kikuchi, Satoshi Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 9309093
    Abstract: An escalator step includes: a tread that includes a body section wherein a plurality of convex sections, which are parallel in a travelling direction, are arranged in a width direction; a riser that is coupled at a rear end portion of the body section of the tread and on which a plurality of convex sections are arranged in a width direction, with troughs being formed between adjacent convex sections; and a shock absorbing cleat located in a notch formed in a corner portion where the riser and the tread are coupled together. On the shock absorbing cleat, a plurality of convex sections, arranged in a width direction and parallel to the travelling direction, rear end surfaces are flush with troughs of the riser, each of the convex sections of the shock absorbing cleat is shifted a half pitch from each of the convex sections of the riser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: TOSHIBA ELEVATOR KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shigeo Nakagaki, Kosei Kamimura, Yoshinobu Ishikawa, Takayuki Kikuchi, Hideo Takahashi, Satoshi Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20150251879
    Abstract: An escalator step includes: a tread that includes a body section wherein a plurality of convex sections, which are parallel in a travelling direction, are arranged in a width direction; a riser that is coupled at a rear end portion of the body section of the tread and on which a plurality of convex sections are arranged in a width direction, with troughs being formed between adjacent convex sections; and a shock absorbing cleat located in a notch formed in a corner portion where the riser and the tread are coupled together. On the shock absorbing cleat, a plurality of convex sections, arranged in a width direction and parallel to the travelling direction, rear end surfaces are flush with troughs of the riser, each of the convex sections of the shock absorbing cleat is shifted a half pitch from each of the convex sections of the riser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Applicant: TOSHIBA ELEVATOR KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shigeo NAKAGAKI, Kosei Kamimura, Yoshinobu Ishikawa, Takayuki Kikuchi, Hideo Takahashi, Satoshi Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20150136563
    Abstract: An escalator step includes a tread having a body section on which a plurality of convex sections are arranged in parallel, a riser connected to a rear end portion of the tread and having thereon a plurality of convex sections and a plurality of concave sections formed between the adjacent convex sections, and a shock absorbing cleat provided on a corner at which the riser and tread are connected to each other. The shock absorbing cleat includes a plurality of long convex sections which are arranged in parallel and a plurality of short convex sections which are arranged in parallel between the adjacent long convex sections. The shock absorbing cleat is formed of a polymeric material having a Young's modulus of 1000 MPa or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: TOSHIBA ELEVATOR KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shigeo NAKAGAKI, Kosei KAMIMURA, Yoshinobu ISHIKAWA, Hideo TAKAHASHI, Takayuki KIKUCHI, Satoshi YAMAGUCHI
  • Patent number: 6786305
    Abstract: A double-decker elevator includes a winch, an upper car, a lower car, a car support frame supporting the upper and lower car, a car space adjusting device capable of adjusting the space between the upper and lower car, and an emergency operation controller. When the car space adjusting device is unable to operate normally, the emergency operation controller operates the winch to move the car support frame such that the upper and lower car are located sequentially at positions corresponding to adjacent floors, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Assignee: Toshiba Elevator Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kosei Kamimura, Ikuo Asami
  • Patent number: 6543584
    Abstract: An elevator including a cage configured to ascend and descend in an elevator shaft, and at least one railing member disposed along at top edge of the cage and configured to be adjustable in height so that during performance of maintenance by a maintenance person, the railing is adjusted to be in an upright position, and is otherwise maintained in a position lower than a highest protruding object existing on the top of the cage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2003
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kazuaki Miyakoshi, Kosei Kamimura
  • Patent number: 6491136
    Abstract: An elevator apparatus is provided with an elevator path having a restricted height. Under a roping ratio of 1:1, a thin driving unit having a traction sheave 1 and a driving mechanism 2 is positioned between an inner wall 3a of the elevator path 3 and a space occupied by an elevator car 4 rising and falling in the elevator path 3. One end of a suspension rope 7 is fixed to the elevator car 4 in a position below a ceiling 4c of the elevator car 4. With the arrangement, the car 4 can move close to the ceiling 4c of the elevator car 4 effectively. Further, it is possible to reduce respective heights of the elevator path 3 and a building equipped with the elevator apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2002
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Tadashi Munakata, Kosei Kamimura, Yasuyuki Wagatsuma, Hisao Yamamoto, Koji Yajima
  • Patent number: 6488124
    Abstract: In an elevator, a driving unit is installed at the top of an elevator shaft above a counterweight. Traction sheaves engage with ropes and are rotated by the driving device. These traction sheaves are positioned close to wall surfaces of the elevator shaft, that are adjacent to its wall surface facing the counterweight. The traction sheaves are also positioned outside the horizontally projected plane of a car.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2002
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kunio Yasuda, Yoshiaki Fujita, Kosei Kamimura, Ikuo Asami, Yasuyuki Wagatsuma, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Tadashi Munakata, Shin Murakami, Yoshinobu Ishikawa, Takeshi Miyata, Mitsuo Hayase
  • Publication number: 20020134623
    Abstract: A double-deck elevator includes a winch (6), an upper car (2), a lower car (3), a car support frame 1 supporting the upper and the lower car (2, 3), a car space adjusting device (4) capable of adjusting the space between the upper and the lower car (2, 3), and an emergency operation controller (12). When the car space adjusting device (4) is unable to operate normally, the emergency operation controller (12) operates the winch (6) to move the car support frame (1) such that the upper and the lower car (2, 3) are located sequentially at positions corresponding to adjacent floors, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2002
    Publication date: September 26, 2002
    Inventors: Kosei Kamimura, Ikuo Asami
  • Patent number: 6390243
    Abstract: An elevator apparatus is provided with an elevator path having a restricted height. Under a roping ratio of 1:1, a thin driving unit having a traction sheave 1 and a driving mechanism 2 is positioned between an inner wall 3a of the elevator path 3 and a space occupied by an elevator car 4 rising and falling in the elevator path 3. One end of a suspension rope 7 is fixed to the elevator car 4 in a position below a ceiling 4c of the elevator car 4. With the arrangement, the car 4 can move close to the ceiling 4c of the elevator car 4 effectively. Further, it is possible to reduce respective heights of the elevator path 3 and a building equipped with the elevator apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2002
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Tadashi Munakata, Kosei Kamimura, Yasuyuki Wagatsuma, Hisao Yamamoto, Koji Yajima
  • Patent number: 6382360
    Abstract: An elevator apparatus is provided with an elevator path having a restricted height. Under a roping ratio of 1:1, a thin driving unit having a traction sheave 1 and a driving mechanism 2 is positioned between an inner wall 3a of the elevator path 3 and a space occupied by an elevator car 4 rising and falling in the elevator path 3. One end of a suspension rope 7 is fixed to the elevator car 4 in a position below a ceiling 4c of the elevator car 4. With the arrangement, the car 4 can move close to the ceiling 4c of the elevator car 4 effectively. Further, it is possible to reduce respective heights of the elevator path 3 and a building equipped with the elevator apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2002
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Tadashi Munakata, Kosei Kamimura, Yasuyuki Wagatsuma, Hisao Yamamoto, Koji Yajima
  • Patent number: 6305503
    Abstract: A load detector for an elevator having a cage moving up and down in a shaft for transporting passengers and a cable hanging the cage, including a relative position detector configured to detect a relative position of the cage against the shaft; and a calculator configured to calculate a change of the relative position between the position of the cage just after landing at a floor and the position of the cage just before leaving the floor, and a load of the cage on the basis of the change of the relative position caused by an expansion and contraction of the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2001
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Satoshi Suzuki, Kosei Kamimura, Kenji Mizutani
  • Publication number: 20010009211
    Abstract: An elevator apparatus is provided with an elevator path having a restricted height. Under a roping ratio of 1:1, a thin driving unit having a traction sheave 1 and a driving mechanism 2 is positioned between an inner wall 3a of the elevator path 3 and a space occupied by an elevator car 4 rising and falling in the elevator path 3. One end of a suspension rope 7 is fixed to the elevator car 4 in a position below a ceiling 4c of the elevator car 4. With the arrangement, the car 4 can move close to the ceiling 4c of the elevator car 4 effectively. Further, it is possible to reduce respective heights of the elevator path 3 and a building equipped with the elevator apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2001
    Publication date: July 26, 2001
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Tadashi Munakata, Kosei Kamimura, Yasuyuki Wagatsuma, Hisao Yamamoto, Koji Yajima
  • Publication number: 20010009210
    Abstract: An elevator apparatus is provided with an elevator path having a restricted height. Under a roping ratio of 1:1, a thin driving unit having a traction sheave 1 and a driving mechanism 2 is positioned between an inner wall 3a of the elevator path 3 and a space occupied by an elevator car 4 rising and falling in the elevator path 3. One end of a suspension rope 7 is fixed to the elevator car 4 in a position below a ceiling 4c of the elevator car 4. With the arrangement, the car 4 can move close to the ceiling 4c of the elevator car 4 effectively. Further, it is possible to reduce respective heights of the elevator path 3 and a building equipped with the elevator apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2001
    Publication date: July 26, 2001
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Tadashi Munakata, Kosei Kamimura, Yasuyuki Wagatsuma, Hisao Yamamoto, Koji Yajima
  • Publication number: 20010009209
    Abstract: An elevator apparatus is provided with an elevator path having a restricted height. Under a roping ratio of 1:1, a thin driving unit having a traction sheave 1 and a driving mechanism 2 is positioned between an inner wall 3a of the elevator path 3 and a space occupied by an elevator car 4 rising and falling in the elevator path 3. One end of a suspension rope 7 is fixed to the elevator car 4 in a position below a ceiling 4c of the elevator car 4. With the arrangement, the car 4 can move close to the ceiling 4c of the elevator car 4 effectively. Further, it is possible to reduce respective heights of the elevator path 3 and a building equipped with the elevator apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2001
    Publication date: July 26, 2001
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Tadashi Munakata, Kosei Kamimura, Yasuyuki Wagatsuma, Hisao Yamamoto, Koji Yajima
  • Patent number: 6247557
    Abstract: An elevator apparatus including an elevator path having a restricted height. Under a roping ratio of 1:1, a thin driving unit having a traction sheave and a driving mechanism is positioned between an inner wall of the elevator path and a space occupied by an elevator car rising and falling in the elevator path. One end of a suspension rope is fixed to the elevator car in a position below a ceiling of the elevator car. With the arrangement, the car can move close to the ceiling of the elevator car effectively. Further, it is possible to reduce respective heights of the elevator path and a building equipped with the elevator apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2001
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Tadashi Munakata, Kosei Kamimura, Yasuyuki Wagatsuma, Hisao Yamamoto, Koji Yajima