Patents by Inventor Markku HAIVALA

Markku HAIVALA 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: 11505427
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods and arrangements for creating a safe working space in the upper part of an elevator shaft. A position of an elevator car in the elevator shaft in relation to a plurality of safety levels in the elevator shaft may be monitored, where each safety level is associated with a separate clearance of the elevator car from a ceiling of the elevator shaft. The elevator may be controlled to create a safety space zone at the upper part of the elevator shaft. The controlling may include progressively activating separate braking systems in response to the elevator car progressively moving upwards through separate triggering limits of separate clearances, to progressively strengthen an arresting of upwards movement of the elevator car through the elevator shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Nithil Karimpanackal Natarajan, Markku Haivala, Ari Kattainen
  • Patent number: 11465877
    Abstract: The invention refers to an elevator system having a plurality of elevator cars, which elevator cars comprise several first cars and at least one second car, which second car differs from the first cars in its size and/or technical configuration, whereby the first cars and the second car run together within one and the same elevator shaft, which elevator system comprises an elevator control comprising a call allocation control having a first part connected to at least one call input device for allocating the first elevator cars and a second part connected to at least one call issuing means for the call allocation of the second car, whereby the first and second part of the call allocation control are configured to work independently of each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Ari Hanninen, Ilpo Haipus, Ari Koivisto, Jouni Ratia, Markku Haivala
  • 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
  • Patent number: 11155439
    Abstract: The invention relates to an elevator system comprising: an elevator car; at least one motor operable in two modes wherein in the first mode the at least one motor is consuming electrical energy and in the second mode the at least on motor is generating electrical energy; at least one rechargeable battery coupled to the at least one motor; wherein the at least one rechargeable battery is configured to be charged with an energy generated by the at least one motor when the motor is in the second mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Jouni Ratia, Markku Haivala, Seppo Suur-Askola
  • 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10597260
    Abstract: The elevator door panel is formed of a composite material based on reinforcement fibres embedded in a polymer matrix material, the reinforcement fibres being arranged in the polymer matrix material so that the elevator door panel is stiff in a vertical plane, but can be bent to a curve around a vertical corner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Ari Hanninen, Aki Haikonen, Jussi Lahteenmaki, Markku Haivala, Juha Helenius
  • Patent number: 10501289
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and arrangement for installing an elevator, which comprises an elevator car arranged to run in an elevator shaft along the guide rails, a balancing weight connected to the elevator car with suspension ropes and with a traction member, the elevator comprising further a hoisting machinery with a driving wheel in the lower part of the elevator shaft below the elevator car, the installing comprising one or more jumps to make the elevator serve higher floors. During the jump phase extensions needed for the suspension ropes are taken from first supply reels and extensions needed for the traction member are taken from second supply reels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Matti Rasanen, Markku Haivala, Markku Haapaniemi, Jouni Ratia, Janne Mikkonen, Esko Aulanko
  • Patent number: 10294073
    Abstract: The object of the invention is an elevator provided with a safety apparatus arrangement, which elevator comprises at least an elevator car traveling along guide rails and a safety brake device, such as a safety gear, for stopping undesired movement of the elevator car, as well as a transmission mechanism for activating the safety gear. The safety apparatus arrangement comprises a tuning apparatus disposed on the elevator car for detecting a presence on the roof of the elevator car, which tuning apparatus comprises means for pre-activating the transmission mechanism when a presence on the roof of the elevator car has been detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: KONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Markku Haapaniemi, Matti Rasanen, Markku Haivala, Ari Kattainen
  • Publication number: 20190135586
    Abstract: The invention relates to an elevator arrangement comprising an elevator with an elevator a 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 open outwards from the elevator car in order to form a natural safe space inside the elevator car at least during inspection and maintenance tasks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Markku HAAPANIEMI, Matti RASANEN, Janne MIKKONEN, Markku HAIVALA, Kimmo SELIN, Antti PIRINEN, Ari KATTAINEN, Jari KANTOLA, Esko AULANKO
  • Patent number: 10221042
    Abstract: The object of the invention is an elevator provided with a safety device arrangement, which elevator comprises at least an elevator car traveling along guide rails and a safety brake device for stopping unintended movement of the elevator car. The safety device arrangement comprises a tuning apparatus disposed on the elevator car for detecting a presence on the roof of the elevator car.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: KONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Markku Haapaniemi, Matti Rasanen, Markku Haivala, Janne Mikkonen, Esko Aulanko, Ari Kattainen
  • Publication number: 20180370769
    Abstract: An elevator car includes a bottom, a roof and a cage with walls therebetween. The support structure in at least one wall is formed of a grid structure including at least one grid module. The grid module includes vertical support rods and horizontal support rods forming a grid and extending between respective frame elements in a frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: KONE Corporation
    Inventors: Markku HÄIVÄLÄ, Timo TIAINEN, Timo MANNER, Tero SALIN, Visa RAUTA, Pauli IMMONEN, Petri KOLI, Jussi SALMINEN, Mika HAUTAMÄKI
  • Publication number: 20180273342
    Abstract: The invention refers to an elevator system having a plurality of elevator cars, which elevator cars comprise several first cars and at least one second car, which second car differs from the first cars in its size and/or technical configuration, whereby the first cars and the second car run together within one and the same elevator shaft, which elevator system comprises an elevator control comprising a call allocation control having a first part connected to at least one call input device for allocating the first elevator cars and a second part connected to at least one call issuing means for the call allocation of the second car, whereby the first and second part of the call allocation control are configured to work independently of each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Ari Hanninen, llpo Haipus, Ari Koivisto, Jouni Ratia, Markku Haivala
  • Publication number: 20180251338
    Abstract: The invention relates to an elevator system comprising: an elevator car; at least one motor operable in two modes wherein in the first mode the at least one motor is consuming electrical energy and in the second mode the at least on motor is generating electrical energy; at least one rechargeable battery coupled to the at least one motor; wherein the at least one rechargeable battery is configured to be charged with an energy generated by the at least one motor when the motor is in the second mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Jouni RATIA, Markku Haivala, Seppo Suur-Askola
  • Publication number: 20180244493
    Abstract: Passenger allocation in elevator systems is a critical task if efficient use of elevator system is desired. It is advantageous to optimize the overall capacity of an elevator system by using optimizing systems. One key issue in optimization is to guide passengers to act according to optimization result. This can be provided by indicating a color to each passenger so that they can choose an elevator indicating the same color.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Ari Hanninen, Otto Miettinen, Hannu Nousu, Kirsi Nyrhinen, Markku Haivala, Reetta Ranne, Cristina Bianchi, Nithil Karimpanackal Natarajan
  • Publication number: 20180229966
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and arrangement for creating a safe working space in the upper part of an elevator shaft. The solution comprises a number of safety levels with pre-defined clearances and triggering limits for safety operations in order to create a safety space zone at the upper part of the elevator shaft by stopping the upwards movement of the elevator car, when the elevator is in the inspection or maintenance mode, with actions which are arranged to become more and more effective and definitive safety level by safety level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Nithil KARIMPANACKAL NATARAJAN, Markku Haivala, Ari Kattainen
  • Patent number: 10035682
    Abstract: An apparatus for fixing a hoisting machine in an elevator includes a machine station configured to arrange a traction sheave of the elevator, a motor and a plurality of diverting pulleys for one or more traction members into position relative to each other. A fixing arrangement for fixing a hoisting machine in an elevator includes a machine station and a plurality of brackets. The plurality of brackets fix the machine station into a final position, which is determined by a position of guide rails in the elevator hoistway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Janne Mikkonen, Matti Räsänen, Esa Suorsa, Markku Häivälä, Markku Haapaniemi, Esko Aulanko
  • Patent number: 9878880
    Abstract: The object of the invention is an elevator car intended for transporting people and freight, in an elevator wherein the elevator car is supported resting on suspension members and arranged movably in an elevator hoistway when moved by a hoisting machine. At least the floor and roof of the elevator car are composed of dimensionally precise modular elements fabricated by casting, extruding and/or pressing into their shapes and dimensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: KONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Markku Haapaniemi, Simo Mantynen, Mika Alvesalo, Matti Rasanen, Markku Haivala