Patents by Inventor Leandre Adifon

Leandre Adifon 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: 10087797
    Abstract: A compressor system is disclosed with a base structure configured to support a compressor. A removable oil reservoir is connectable with the base structure. An oil drain tube is configured to be in fluid communication with portions of the compressor system and the oil reservoir. The oil reservoir is configured to slidingly move relative to the base structure and engage with the oil drain tube in a fluid sealing arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Ingersoll-Rand Company
    Inventors: Ritesh Kumar Mistry, Dileep G. Patil, Leandre Adifon
  • Publication number: 20170240381
    Abstract: An elevator system includes one or more rails fixed in a hoistway and an elevator car configured to move through the hoistway along the one or more rails. The system includes one or more braking systems having one more braking surfaces secured to the elevator car and frictionally engageable with one or more rails of the elevator system. One or more actuators are operably connected to the one or more braking surfaces configured to urge engagement and/or disengagement of the one or more braking surfaces with the rail to stop and/or hold the elevator car during operation of the elevator system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventors: Harold Terry, Leandre Adifon, Richard N. Fargo, David J. Lanesey, Anthony Cooney, James M. Draper, Jamie A. Rivera, SR., Justin Billard, Zbigniew Piech
  • Patent number: 9677551
    Abstract: A compressor system is disclosed with a base structure configured to support a compressor. A removable oil reservoir is connectable with the base structure. An oil drain tube is configured to be in fluid communication with portions of the compressor system and the oil reservoir. The oil reservoir is configured to slidingly move relative to the base structure and engage with the oil drain tube in a fluid sealing arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Ingersoll-Rand Company
    Inventors: Ritesh Kumar Mistry, Dileep G. Patil, Leandre Adifon
  • Patent number: 9663327
    Abstract: An elevator system includes one or more rails fixed in a hoistway and an elevator car configured to move through the hoistway along the one or more rails. The system includes one or more braking systems having one more braking surfaces secured to the elevator car and frictionally engageable with one or more rails of the elevator system. One or more actuators are operably connected to the one or more braking surfaces configured to urge engagement and/or disengagement of the one or more braking surfaces with the rail to stop and/or hold the elevator car during operation of the elevator system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Harold Terry, Leandre Adifon, Richard N. Fargo, David J. Lanesey, Anthony Cooney, James M. Draper, Jamie A. Rivera, Justin Billard, Zbigniew Piech
  • Publication number: 20170051733
    Abstract: A compressor system is disclosed with a base structure configured to support a compressor. A removable oil reservoir is connectable with the base structure. An oil drain tube is configured to be in fluid communication with portions of the compressor system and the oil reservoir. The oil reservoir is configured to slidingly move relative to the base structure and engage with the oil drain tube in a fluid sealing arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventors: Ritesh Kumar Mistry, Dileep G. Patil, Leandre Adifon
  • Publication number: 20170051645
    Abstract: A compressor system is disclosed with a base structure configured to support a compressor. A removable oil reservoir is connectable with the base structure. An oil drain tube is configured to be in fluid communication with portions of the compressor system and the oil reservoir. The oil reservoir is configured to slidingly move relative to the base structure and engage with the oil drain tube in a fluid sealing arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventors: Ritesh Kumar Mistry, Dileep G. Patil, Leandre Adifon
  • Patent number: 9561936
    Abstract: An exemplary elevator door frame includes a sill member and a header member. A plurality of jamb members are generally perpendicular to the sill member and the header member. A plurality of guide rail brackets are supported on at least one of the sill member, the header member or one of the jamb members. The guide rail brackets are configured to receive a portion of a guide rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Otis Elevator Company
    Inventors: Robin Mihekun Miller, Leandre Adifon, Mark Steven Thompson, Harold Terry, Richard J. Ericson, Stephen R. Nichols, Daryl J. Marvin
  • Patent number: 9399562
    Abstract: An elevator associated within a hoistway and having a speed and position detection system. The elevator may include an elevator component associated within the hoistway, an optical sensor associated within the hoistway, an object associated within the hoistway in such a manner to be aligned in a path of the optical sensor, and a processor operatively coupled to the optical sensor. The optical sensor may be capable of emitting a signal and receiving a reflected signal of the emitted signal. The object may have surface features that may reflect the signal. The processor may be capable of processing the reflected signal to provide an output indicative of a speed and position of the elevator component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Harold Terry, Leandre Adifon
  • Patent number: 9321610
    Abstract: An exemplary device for use in an elevator system includes at least one friction member that is selectively moveable into a damping position in which the friction member is useful to damp movement of an elevator car associated with the device. A solenoid actuator has an armature that is situated for vertical movement. The armature moves upward when the solenoid is energized to move the friction member into the damping position. The armature mass urges the armature in a downward vertical direction causing the friction member to move out of the damping position when the solenoid is not energized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Richard N. Fargo, Daniel S. Young, Jason K. Romain, Harold Terry, Randall Keith Roberts, Leandre Adifon
  • Patent number: 8820483
    Abstract: An exemplary elevator system comprises a machine support (30) including a first portion (32) situated in a generally horizontal position at least partially within a hoistway (24). A second portion (34) is oriented generally perpendicular to the first portion. The second portion has one end supported by a support surface (52) adjacent the hoistway such that a portion of a load of the machine support is transferred to the support surface. One end of the first portion (32) is supported by the second portion (34) and another end of the first portion is supported by a structural member at least partially in the hoistway such that a remainder of the load of the machine support is transferred to the structural member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Otis Elevator Company
    Inventors: Richard J. Ericson, Harold Terry, Leandre Adifon, Stephen R. Nichols, Robin Mihekun Miller, Daryl J. Marvin, John Ferrisi
  • Patent number: 8793939
    Abstract: An exemplary mounting arrangement for an elevator machine comprises a first portion (32) and a second portion (34). The first portion and the second portion are moveable relative to each other between a shipping position and a deployed position in which the first portion and the second portion are generally perpendicular to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Otis Elevator Company
    Inventors: Thomas E. Landry, Harold Terry, Richard J. Ericson, Leandre Adifon, Stephen R. Nichols
  • Patent number: 8746411
    Abstract: An exemplary method of controlling elevator car position includes determining that an elevator car requires re-leveling and determining whether a vibration damper is activated. A gain for controlling operation of a motor responsible for moving the elevator car for the re-leveling is adjusted if the vibration damper is activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Otis Elevator Company
    Inventors: Randall Keith Roberts, Leandre Adifon
  • Publication number: 20140008157
    Abstract: An elevator system includes one or more rails fixed in a hoistway and an elevator car configured to move through the hoistway along the one or more rails. The system includes one or more braking systems having one more braking surfaces secured to the elevator car and frictionally engageable with one or more rails of the elevator system. One or more actuators are operably connected to the one or more braking surfaces configured to urge engagement and/or disengagement of the one or more braking surfaces with the rail to stop and/or hold the elevator car during operation of the elevator system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Harold Terry, Leandre Adifon, Richard N. Fargo, David J. Lanesey, Anthony Cooney, James M. Draper, Jamie A. Rivera, Justin Billard, Zbigniew Piech
  • Publication number: 20130277152
    Abstract: An exemplary device for use in an elevator system includes at least one friction member that is selectively moveable into a damping position in which the friction member is useful to damp movement of an elevator car associated with the device. A solenoid actuator has an armature that is situated for vertical movement. The armature moves upward when the solenoid is energized to move the friction member into the damping position. The armature mass urges the armature in a downward vertical direction causing the friction member to move out of the damping position when the solenoid is not energized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Richard N. Fargo, Daniel S. Young, Jason K. Romain, Harold Terry, Randall Keith Roberts, Leandre Adifon
  • Publication number: 20130228400
    Abstract: An elevator associated within a hoistway and having a speed and position detection system is disclosed. The elevator may include an elevator component associated within the hoistway, an optical sensor associated within the hoistway, an object associated within the hoistway in such a manner to be aligned in a path of the optical sensor, and a processor operatively coupled to the optical sensor. The optical sensor may be capable of emitting a signal and receiving a reflected signal of the emitted signal. The object may have surface features that may reflect the signal. The processor may be capable of processing the reflected signal to provide an output indicative of a speed and position of the elevator component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2010
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: Otis Elevator Company
    Inventors: Harold Terry, Leandre Adifon
  • Patent number: 8302740
    Abstract: A single support device (30) is adapted to support and secure a machine (34) at least one sheave (38) and a plurality of termination members (44, 46). The single support device (30) is conveniently installed within a hoistway (26) or within a machine room (90). The machine (34) and sheave (38) may be premounted to the support device (30) and the entire assembly can be lowered into position by crane (300).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Otis Elevator Company
    Inventors: Bruce P. Swaybill, Bruce St. Pierre, Leandre Adifon, Barry Graham Blackaby
  • Publication number: 20120006626
    Abstract: An elevator system includes first and second elevator cars and counterweights within a hoistway. A first load bearing assembly supports the first elevator car and counterweight and follows a path between a first end supported in a fixed position, at least partially around a first car sheave, at least partially around another sheave separate from the first elevator car and counterweight, at least partially around a first counterweight sheave, and to a second end supported in a fixed position. A second load bearing assembly supports the second elevator car and counterweight and follows a path between a first end supported in a fixed position, at least partially around two second car sheaves, at least partially around another sheave separate from the second elevator car and counterweight, at least partially around a second counterweight sheave to a second end supported in a fixed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2009
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Applicant: OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY
    Inventor: Leandre Adifon
  • Publication number: 20110297488
    Abstract: An exemplary elevator door frame includes a sill member and a header member. A plurality of jamb members are generally perpendicular to the sill member and the header member. A plurality of guide rail brackets are supported on at least one of the sill member, the header member or one of the jamb members. The guide rail brackets are configured to receive a portion of a guide rail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2009
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Inventors: Robin Mihekun Miller, Leandre Adifon, Mark Steven Thompson, Harold Terry, Richard J. Ericson, Stephen R. Nichols, Daryl J. Marvin
  • Publication number: 20110240828
    Abstract: An exemplary mounting arrangement for an elevator machine comprises a first portion (32) and a second portion (34). The first portion and the second portion are moveable relative to each other between a shipping position and a deployed position in which the first portion and the second portion are generally perpendicular to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2008
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Inventors: Thomas E. Landry, Harold Terry, Richard J. Ericson, Leandre Adifon, Stephen R. Nichols
  • Publication number: 20110233004
    Abstract: An exemplary method of controlling elevator car position includes determining that an elevator car requires re-leveling and determining whether a vibration damper is activated. A gain for controlling operation of a motor responsible for moving the elevator car for the re-leveling is adjusted if the vibration damper is activated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2008
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Inventors: Randall Keith Roberts, Leandre Adifon