Patents by Inventor Markku HAAPANIEMI

Markku HAAPANIEMI 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: 20220297978
    Abstract: A method for constructing an elevator includes providing a hoisting machine unit, a guide rail line, an elevator car, a counterweight, and a hoisting roping; using the elevator car for transporting passengers and/or goods while the hoisting machine unit is in a first position; installing one or more guide rail sections into the guide rail line above a guide rail section of the hoisting machine unit; removing the hoisting machine unit from the first position; installing a guide rail section into the guide rail line in place from where the guide rail section of the hoisting machine unit was removed; hoisting the hoisting machine unit; mounting the hoisting machine unit to a second position which is higher than the first position; and using the elevator car for transporting passengers and/or goods while the hoisting machine unit is in the second position. An elevator arrangement is described for implementing the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2022
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Applicant: KONE Corporation
    Inventors: Matti RÄSÄNEN, Markku HAAPANIEMI, Anssi VENHO
  • 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: 20220259012
    Abstract: The invention relates to an elevator arrangement, comprising a hoistway one or more vertically oriented guide rail lines in the hoistway for guiding vertical movement of one or more movable elevator units, and one or more movable elevator units mounted in the hoistway vertically movably along one or more guide rail lines, including at least an elevator car, preferably also a counterweight, and a hoisting roping; a movable support structure mounted in the hoistway for supporting said one or more movable elevator units below it via said hoisting roping, and a hoisting machine on the movable support structure for moving the hoisting roping, for thereby moving said one or more movable elevator units. Said movable support structure comprises a body portion, and a shelf structure projecting laterally from the body portion, and the hoisting machine is mounted on the shelf structure. The invention also relates to a method for constructing an elevator implementing the arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2022
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Anssi VENHO, Janne MIKKONEN, Markku HAAPANIEMI, Matti RASANEN, Otto LANZ, Janne LAINE
  • Patent number: 11414303
    Abstract: A method for modernizing an elevator system, includes using a first and second car for transporting passengers and/or goods between vertically displaced floors of a building, and thereafter removing the first elevator car from use for transporting passengers and/or goods between vertically displaced floors, and thereafter installing a construction time elevator into the lower end of the first hoistway, the traveling zone of the car of the construction time elevator covering only partially the height of the first hoistway; and thereafter using the car of the construction time elevator and the second car simultaneously for transporting passengers and/or goods between vertically displaced floors of the building, during which using the method includes performing construction work in the first hoistway above the traveling zone of the car of the construction time elevator; and thereafter changing the traveling zone of the car of the construction time elevator to extend higher in the hoistway, and thereafter using t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: KONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Markku Haapaniemi, Matti Räsänen, Tarvo Viita-aho, Petri Kere, Janne Laine, Jari Österman, Jorma Mustalahti, Anssi Venho, Jori Hägg, Otto Lanz
  • Patent number: 11414299
    Abstract: Arrangement in an elevator for stopping uncontrolled movement of an elevator car, which elevator comprises at least an elevator car (1) arranged to move reciprocally in the elevator hoistway along guide rails (1a), and means for stopping uncontrolled movement of the elevator car (1). The arrangement according to the invention comprises an arrester (4, 5) separate from the guide rails (1a) of the elevator car (1) and independent of the suspension of the elevator car (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Ari Kattainen, Matti Rasanen, Markku Haapaniemi
  • Publication number: 20220219945
    Abstract: The self-climbing elevator machine room comprises two decks positioned upon each other. Each deck comprises guide means supporting the deck movably on guide rails and locking means locking and unlocking the deck to the guide rails and/or to guide rail fixing means. Lifting means move the two decks along the guide rails in relation to each other. At least one power source provides power to the lifting means. The elevator machine room climbs stepwise along the guide rails by alternatingly locking and unlocking the lower deck and the upper deck to the guide rails and/or to the guide rail fixing means and thereafter raising the unlocked deck.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2022
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Otto LANZ, Matti RASANEN, Anssi VENHO, Janne MIKKONEN, Janne LAINE, Markku HAAPANIEMI, Jari KANTOLA, Aki HAIKONEN, Jari OSTERMAN, Petri KERE, Jori HAGG, Jorma MUSTALAHTI, Tarvo VIITA-AHO
  • Publication number: 20220194744
    Abstract: The arrangement comprises a self-climbing installation platform comprising two consecutive decks, a machine room deck suspended from the installation platform and an elevator car suspended from the machine room deck. Each deck, the machine room deck and the car are supported movably with guide means on guide rails and locked and unlocked with locking means to the guide rails and/or to guide rail fixing means. Lifting means powered by a power source move the two decks in relation to each other. The installation platform climbs stepwise along the guide rails by alternatingly locking and unlocking the lower deck and the upper deck to the guide rails and/or to the guide rail fixing means and thereafter raising the unlocked deck.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2022
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Otto LANZ, Matti RASANEN, Markku HAAPANIEMI, Jukka TURPEINEN, Anssi VENHO, Janne LAINE, Janne MIKKONEN, Aki HAIKONEN, Jari OSTERMAN, Jori HAGG, Jorma MUSTALAHTI, Petri KERE
  • Publication number: 20220185631
    Abstract: The self-climbing installation platform comprises two decks positioned upon each other. Each deck comprises guide means supporting the deck movably on guide rails and locking means locking and unlocking the deck to the guide rails and/or to guide rail fixing means. Lifting means move the two decks along the guide rails in relation to each other. At least one power source provides power to the lifting means. The installation platform climbs stepwise along the guide rails by alternatingly locking and unlocking the lower and the upper deck to the guide rails and/or to the guide rail fixing means and thereafter raising the unlocked deck.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2022
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Otto LANZ, Janne LAINE, Matti RASANEN, Anssi VENHO, Markku HAAPANIEMI, Janne MIKKONEN, Aki HAIKONEN, Jari OSTERMAN, Jori HAGG, Jorma MUSTALAHTI, Petri KERE
  • Publication number: 20220127107
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for managing flow of people and goods within a building under construction, comprising providing one or more elevator control systems for automatically controlling movement of elevator cars; providing a first passenger elevator, the first passenger elevator comprising a first passenger elevator car for transporting people, the first passenger elevator car being vertically movable in an elevator hoistway formed inside the building under construction, vertical movement of the car being automatically controlled by an elevator control system, the first passenger elevator car comprising an interior delimited by floor, walls, ceiling and at least one automatic door; and providing a goods elevator, the goods elevator comprising a goods elevator car for transporting goods, the goods elevator car being vertically movable beside the first passenger elevator car in an elevator hoistway formed inside the building under construction, vertical movement of the goods elevator car being autom
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2022
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Markku HAAPANIEMI, Matti RASANEN, Sami SAARELA, Anssi VENHO, Janne MIKKONEN, Otto LANZ, Tarvo VIITA-AHO, Petri KERE
  • Publication number: 20220127110
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for transporting construction material and/or equipment inside a building under construction, wherein the building under construction comprises plurality of vertically displaced floors, the method comprising providing an elevator for transporting transport containers in the building under construction, said elevator comprising at least a load receiving unit vertically movable along one or more guide rail lines in an elevator shaft formed in the building under construction; and providing plurality of transport containers each comprising a container body, and an identification provided on the container body for identifying the container and/or its destination in the building, most preferably the destination floor in the building under construction; providing one or more detectors within the building under construction for detecting identifications of containers when they are within the detection ranges of the one or more detectors; moving a first transport container belonging t
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2022
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Markku HAAPANIEMI, Matti RASANEN, Sami SAARELA, Anssi VENHO, Janne MIKKONEN, Otto LANZ, Tarvo VIITA-AHO, Emil HAGSTROM, Simo MAKIMATTILA, Kristian VIINIKKALA, Peter EAGLING, Timo RINNE, Petri KERE
  • Publication number: 20220127113
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for transporting construction material and/or equipment into and inside a building under construction, wherein the building under construction comprises plurality of vertically displaced floors, the method comprising providing a control system configured to automatically operate one or more transporting devices, including at least an elevator; providing a storage at the construction site of the building; and transporting into the storage at the construction site of the building under construction plurality of transport containers containing construction material and/or equipment; storing said transport containers in the storage; and delivering transport containers belonging to said plurality of transport containers from said storage to different destination floors, the delivering comprising obtaining an order to deliver a transport container, the order identifying the transport container to be delivered; and retrieving the transport container identified in the order from the
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2022
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Markku HAAPANIEMI, Matti RASANEN, Sami SAARELA, Anssi VENHO, Janne MIKKONEN, Otto LANZ, Tarvo VIITA-AHO, Petri KERE
  • Patent number: 11192754
    Abstract: An elevator arrangement including an elevator with an elevator control system, a safety system and an inspection or maintenance mode, which elevator having an elevator car arranged to run up and down in an elevator shaft along guide rails, and which elevator car is equipped with a roof. The roof of the elevator car is arranged to uncover upper part of the elevator car in order to form a natural safe working space inside the elevator car, and that the arrangement includes a control mechanism in order to control the position of the roof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Markku Haapaniemi, Ari Kattainen, Janne Mikkonen, Matti Rasanen, Esko Aulanko
  • Publication number: 20210354955
    Abstract: An elevator car includes a roof deck; a plurality of walls; a floor; one or more doors; and a transport space bordered by the roof deck, the plurality of walls, the floor, and at least one openable and closable door for allowing access to said transport space. The roof deck is vertically movable from a first normal use position upwards to a second cargo use position for increasing the height of the transport space, and from the second position downwards back to the first position for reducing the height of the transport space. An elevator and a method implementing the elevator car are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Applicant: KONE Corporation
    Inventors: Markku Haapaniemi, Matti Räsänen, Anssi Venho, Sakari Korvenranta
  • Publication number: 20210331898
    Abstract: A method for modernizing an elevator system, includes using a first and second car for transporting passengers and/or goods between vertically displaced floors of a building, and thereafter removing the first elevator car from use for transporting passengers and/or goods between vertically displaced floors, and thereafter installing a construction time elevator into the lower end of the first hoistway, the traveling zone of the car of the construction time elevator covering only partially the height of the first hoistway; and thereafter using the car of the construction time elevator and the second car simultaneously for transporting passengers and/or goods between vertically displaced floors of the building, during which using the method includes performing construction work in the first hoistway above the traveling zone of the car of the construction time elevator; and thereafter changing the traveling zone of the car of the construction time elevator to extend higher in the hoistway, and thereafter using t
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2021
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Applicant: KONE Corporation
    Inventors: Markku Haapaniemi, Matti Räsänen, Tarvo Viita-aho, Petri Kere, Janne Laine, Jari Österman, Jorma Mustalahti, Anssi Venho, Jori Hägg, Otto Lanz
  • 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: 20200346898
    Abstract: The invention relates to an elevator landing door assembly and a method for installing an elevator landing door. The landing door assembly comprises at least a landing door unit to be assembled to a landing door base opening having an upper edge, two side edges and a lower edge, which landing door unit comprises at least a top track and one or more door panels suspended by the top track through one or more supporting elements, and a door sill. The assembly comprises fixing elements in the landing door base opening equipped with receiving parts for fastening the landing door unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Markku HAAPANIEMI, Matti RASANEN, Tarvo VIITA-AHO, Anssi VENHO
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20200239279
    Abstract: An elevator provided with an arrangement for making an opening through the roof of an elevator car. The arrangement includes a marking on the roof for marking a portion, which is arranged to be cut off from the roof to form an opening to the roof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: KONE Corporation
    Inventors: Markku HAAPANIEMI, Matti RÄSÄNEN, Janne MIKKONEN, Ari KATTAINEN, Esko AULANKO
  • 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